Classified collusion briefing features top lawmakers, FBI … and Trump’s lawyer

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Meetings follow Trump claim of ‘spy’ in his election campaign Adam Schiff: ‘Emmet Flood’s presence … was entirely improper’ Two much anticipated congressional briefings on the FBI’s use of an informant in the investigation into potential Russian collusion with the Trump campaign in 2016 Läs mer…

Senate approves bill to overhaul system for reporting sexual harassment

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Bill eliminates mandatory ‘cooling off’ periods for handling claims and requires lawmakers to repay the treasury for settlements The Senate gave swift approval on Thursday to a bill that revamps the system for handling sexual harassment complaints on Capitol Hill. The bill eliminates mandatory Läs mer…

Democrat calls for inquiry over Greg Gianforte’s body slam of Guardian reporter

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Head of the Montana Democratic Party said Gianforte has never owned up to lying to the police or the public about the assault The head of the Montana Democratic Party on Thursday asked for a congressional ethics investigation into whether Republican representative Greg Gianforte Läs mer…

Donald Trump ramps up attacks on ‘scandal’ of Russia inquiry

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; President tries to rebrand Mueller investigation as ‘Spygate’ Top DoJ officials to meet Republican congressional leaders Donald Trump said the investigation into Russian collusion during the 2016 election “could be one of the biggest political scandals in history” as he dubbed the investigation into Läs mer…

US Congress passes partial Dodd-Frank rollback in move to deregulate banking

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Bill partially lifts restrictions enacted after 2008 financial crash as Republicans tell banking sector ‘help is on the way’ The US Congress on Tuesday passed a partial rollback of banking rules put in place to prevent a repeat of the 2008 financial crisis, sending Läs mer…

Republicans to view classified information on claims FBI snooped on Trump campaign

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; House of Representatives No Democrats invited to Thursday meeting expected to include key House members and intelligence leaders Devin Nunes, chairman of the House intelligence committee, is one of two Republican lawmakers due to attend the meeting. Photograph: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images Two Republican lawmakers Läs mer…

Net neutrality advocates gain symbolic win as Senate votes to save Obama rules

Detta inlägg post publicerades ursprungligen på denna sida this site ; Net neutrality But resolution requires passage in House and Trump’s signature – an unlikely outcome before FCC’s repeal goes into effect in June House minority leader Nancy Pelosi, pictured with her Senate counterpart Chuck Schumer, said the FCC repeal was a ‘brazen giveaway at Läs mer…