Tag Archives: House Judiciary Committee

House Judiciary Committee Hires Outside Lawyers To Consult On Mueller Investigation And Impeachment

NBC News reports: The House Judiciary Committee is building out its legal team with an eye toward an aggressive oversight agenda, tasking new outside attorneys with a review of issues that could be at the heart of an impeachment case against President Trump. The Democratic-led panel on Tuesday received approval to hire two “special oversight counsels” — Norm Eisen [photo], …

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Acting AG Matt Whitaker To Refuse To Testify Unless House Judiciary Panel Drops Just-Approved Subpoena

The Associated Press reports: The Justice Department told the House Judiciary Committee Thursday afternoon that acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker will not appear at Friday’s closely-watched oversight hearing unless he receives a written assurance by 6 p.m. ET Thursday that he will not be served with the subpoena the committee pre-emptively authorized to use if he avoids questions. The House …

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GOP Reps Already Jockeying To Block Impeachment

Politico reports: The audition to become President Donald Trump’s most visible defender in Congress — and lead the fight against any impeachment proceedings — is in full swing. One of Trump’s fiercest allies, Rep. Jim Jordan, on Friday began flirting openly with a bid to serve as the top Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, the panel where a flood …

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Top House Judiciary Dem Calls For Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg To Testify On Cambridge Analytica Scandal

The Hill reports: Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.) is calling for Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on reports that a political research firm connected to President Trump’s 2016 campaign improperly accessed data for 50 million Facebook users. Cicilline, the top Democrat on the Judiciary antitrust subcommittee, sent a letter to Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) asking that he …

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