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House committee votes to hold Barr in contempt

The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the looming constitutional collision over the Mueller report between congressional Democrats and the Trump administration.

Trump sues banks to keep financial records secret

President Donald Trump, three of his children -- Donald Jr., Eric and Ivanka -- and his business are suing two banks to block them from turning over financial records to congressional committees that have issued subpoenas for the information.

Trump digs in against Democrats but there may yet be consequences

It had been more than two years since Michael Caputo, the onetime campaign communications adviser to Donald Trump, had spoken to the man he helped elect president. It was a span that encompassed special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, a probe with which Caputo had cooperated.

House Oversight opens probe into EPA administrator's ethics

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has opened an investigation into Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler's compliance with an ethics law that requires officials to disclose all sources of money earned in an amount greater than $5,000 two years prior to holding an appointed position, according to a letter House Oversight chairman Elijah Cummings sent Wheeler.

House Intelligence panel requests Mueller briefing

The leaders of the House Intelligence Committee last month made a rare bipartisan request for special counsel Robert Mueller to brief the committee on his investigation and for the Justice Department to provide the panel with the counterintelligence material gathered during the probe.

House Democratic freshmen celebrate first 100 days

Friday marks the Democrats' first 100 days in control of the House of Representatives and the first 100 days of the dynamic freshman class that has captured national attention, tested leadership, commandeered the conversation and, at times, the Democratic legislative agenda.

Schiff rejects Cohen bid for help delaying prison term

House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff is signaling he has no intention of helping Michael Cohen's quest to delay his upcoming three-year prison sentence after attorneys for President Donald Trump's former fixer informed lawmakers he had just gained access to troves of new records and could provide even more information to investigators.

Obama cites struggle of ACA in pitch to House freshmen Democrats

Former President Barack Obama met with House Democratic freshmen in Washington at an event Monday night hosted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Obama had some advice for the new class of lawmakers who've been making headlines since before they were sworn in.

Dems warn of subpoena if Mueller report not turned over

House Democrats, anxious about how President Donald Trump's Justice Department will handle the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's findings, are demanding the full report and underlying evidence be publicly released and are warning they may use their subpoena power to get the information.