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privilege

Trump Junior’s Privilege Claim Recalls Failed Effort To Shield Marcos

Long before Donald Trump, Jr. claimed “attorney-client privilege” to avoid answering questions before the House Intelligence Committee, that claim was tested and wisely rejected by Congress. Appropriately enough, that prior case also featured a real estate executive who was summoned to testify about suspected connections with a foreign dictator — and tried to avoid questions […]

December 10, 2017
Trump Junior

#EndorseThis: Dark Russian Comedy With Donald Trump Junior

Evenhanded in his political scorn, Seth Meyers cracks wise about Al Franken, whose forced resignation from the Senate in the wake of sexual harassment allegations clearly disappointed his old friend. But then Meyers moves on briskly to a target who must inspire far less ambivalent feelings: Donald Trump Jr. During eight hours of closed testimony […]

December 8, 2017
Devin Nunes

Under Ethical Cloud, Nunes Recuses From House Russian Probe

The House Ethics Committee issued a rare statement saying it would investigate allegations that House Intelligence Committe chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA0 may have made unauthorized disclosures of classified information “in violation of House Rules, law, regulations, or other standards of conduct.”

April 6, 2017
Devin Nunes

Under Ethical Cloud, Nunes Recuses From House Russian Probe

The House Ethics Committee issued a rare statement saying it would investigate allegations that House Intelligence Committe chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA0 may have made unauthorized disclosures of classified information “in violation of House Rules, law, regulations, or other standards of conduct.”

April 6, 2017
Flynn

Lawyer: Flynn Negotiating With Congress Over Testimony In Russia Probes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, has offered to testify before congressional committees probing potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia but wants protection against “unfair prosecution,” his lawyer said on Thursday. “General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should […]

March 30, 2017
Kushner Seth Meyers

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Takes A Closer Look At Nunes, Kushner, And The Kremlin

With presidential aide and son-in-law Jared Kushner suddenly scheduled to testify about his meetings with various Russians — including a banker who looks suspiciously like an intelligent agent — Seth Meyers has noticed a pattern: At this point, it would be easier to list the Trump administration staffers who don’t have shady connections with the […]

March 29, 2017
Nunes

Trump’s Fool On The Hill: Nunes Makes Mockery Of Russia Investigation

If Rep. Nunes wasn’t making up the whole story, he made an unauthorized disclosure of FISA-derived classified information in violation of the Espionage Act—exactly what he criticized others for doing.

March 28, 2017
Devin Nunes

Amid Calls For His Resignation, Nunes Admits Meeting Intel ‘Source’ At White House

The disclosure by House Intelligence Committee chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) aroused further suspicions about coordination between him and the Trump White House, while he is supposedly overseeing an impartial investigation of its Kremlin connections.

March 27, 2017
Seth Meyers on chaos

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Surveys Trump Chaos, From Capitol Hill To Mar A Lago

Taking “a closer look” at the House Intelligence Committee hearing, Meyers is bemused by the behavior of the House Republicans, who were keen to discuss anything but the bombshell FBI director Comey laid before them.

So committee chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) asked whether the Russians had somehow changed vote tallies in specific states — Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Florida, North Carolina, or Ohio — an allegation that nobody has ever made.

March 22, 2017
Comey testifies on Trump investigation

Comey Confirms Trump Investigation During Intelligence Committee Hearing

After reciting some of the troubling facts in the Trump investigation, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the committee’s ranking Democrat, observed that the likelihood of all these connections being merely coincidental is extremely small. Former White House counsel John Dean, whose 1973 testimony helped to break Nixon’s Watergate defense, went further, saying he sees the Trump White House in a familiar “cover-up mode.”

March 21, 2017
James Comey destroyed Trump's credibility today

#EndorseThis: FBI Director James Comey Destroys President’s Credibility In Public Testimony

Still wondering whether Donald Trump lied about that “tapp” supposedly installed on his phone by order of President Obama? FBI Director James Comey settled that question today in testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.

March 20, 2017
McCain demands Trump justify wiretapping charge

McCain: Trump Must Retract or Justify Wiretapping Claim Now

“I think the president has one of two choices, either to retract [the wiretapping charge against Obama] or to provide the information that the American people deserve,” said the Arizona Republican on CNN.

March 13, 2017
Obama

House Intel Committee Will Probe Trump’s Wiretap Accusation

Rep. Devin Nunes, a California Republican, said the claim would be part of the committee’s first open hearing on Russian meddling in the U.S. election, which is now set for March 20.

March 8, 2017
Devin Nunes

The Growing Clout Of House Intelligence Chairman

Spies brief him. Multibillion dollar black budgets await him. Television producers invite him to assess the terrorism threat as he did Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “I think we’re even worse today,” Rep. Devin Nunes said, comparing the situation to last year. “I think the threat level is even higher.”

September 11, 2016

Report: No ‘Deliberate Wrongdoing’ By Obama Administration In Benghazi Attack

Republicans who won’t stop trying to turn the 2012 Benghazi attack into the second coming of Watergate now have even less credibility. The House Intelligence Committee is preparing to release a report that states that the Benghazi scandal is — surprise! — not a scandal at all. “The House Intelligence Committee, led by Republicans, has concluded that there was no deliberate wrongdoing […]

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