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A top Democrat is pushing his Republican counterpart to subpoena the White House for Flynn and Kushner documents

Michael Flynn.Jonathan Ernst/ReutersDemocratic Rep. Elijah Cummings is pressing Republican Rep. Trey Gowdy to subpoena the White House for documents related to fired national security adviser Michael Flynn's and senior adviser Jared Kushner's security clearances.Gowdy and Cummings are chairman and r

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Jared Kushner needs lawyers and money ... guns optional

After multiple instances in which Jared Kusher's family attempted to trade on his role in the Trump White House to sell United State visas and a failed multibillion-dollar deal to bring a Chinese company in to save Kushner's 666 Fifth Avenue disaster comes word Kushner was warned that one of his fri


US officials briefed Jared Kushner on concerns about Wendi Deng Murdoch

Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's son-in-law, was reportedly warned about his friendship with Wendi Deng Murdoch, amid fears she was using the connection to promote China's business interests. Early in 2017 US officials urged Kushner, who is a senior adviser to the US president, to exercise caution arou


Bannon to appear before Congress committee for Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon will be interviewed next week by a U.S. House of Representatives committee investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, a person familiar with the matter said on Thursday. The interview beh


Swiss mountain town Davos relishing in Trump spotlight

DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - The Swiss Alpine town of Davos is used to celebrities and high-rollers, but even it is relishing new attention being heaped on it with U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to attend the World Economic Forum this month Trump's visit to Davos for the annual meet-up of


Kushner's effort to sway Trump on prison reform is smart

(CNN)Conventional wisdom told us that we should have lost all hope for any federal criminal justice reform after President Donald Trump was elected. His law and order rhetoric as a candidate and his nomination, as President, of Jeff Sessions to be Attorney General were alarming. However, as of Thu


Trump, Kushner meet with advocates on prison reform

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for 'serious case of amnesia' after testimonySkier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at OlympicsPoll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with RussiaMORE and Jared KushnerJared Corey K


Bannon retains counsel, expected on the Hill next week

Lawyer William Burck is representing Steve Bannon at a meeting with House investigators A House committee is slated to talk to Bannon behind closed doors next week


Trump tackles prison reform: 'We can help break this vicious cycle'

WASHINGTON - President Trump invited governors, faith leaders and conservative activists to the White House Thursday to discuss a law-and-order issue with a fiscally conservative twist: Prison reform. The focus is on programs to help prisoners re-enter the workforce and reduce the rate of recidivism


Steve Bannon Lawyers Up... as Russia Investigators Get Ready to Pounce

Trump's former chief strategist has largely avoided the spotlight of the Russia probe-until now. Steve Bannon is lawyering up as he gets ready to face investigators looking into the Trump-Russia nexus. The Daily Beast has learned that the former top White House strategist has retained Bill Burck, o


President Trump Jeopardizes NSA Mass Surveillance With a Tweet

The table was set to reauthorize American eavesdroppers' vast surveillance powers. Then came a 'Fox & Friends' segment-and the almost inevitable tweet. It was a delicate and belated legislative minuet, in pursuit of a goal that aligned Donald Trump, his House GOP allies, some Democratic adversaries,


Kellyanne Conway: 'Nobody here talks about Hillary Clinton'

(CNN)Kellyanne Conway claimed Wednesday evening that while many cannot get over the 2016 presidential election, the White House does not talk about Hillary Clinton. "We don't care about her. Nobody here talks about her," the White House counselor told CNN's Chris Cuomo on "Cuomo Prime Time." "Nobo


White House to host prison reform meeting Thursday

Prison reform has been a popular conversation topic for the White House: It was discussed at Camp David this past weekend and a roundtable discussion was held on the subject in September. (AP Photo/David Goldman) President Trump on Thursday will host a "listening session" at the White House on priso


Trump lender, other convicted banks get reprieves from feds

NEW YORK - Five banks, including a big lender to President Donald Trump, have received temporary reprieves from the administration to run businesses that they otherwise would have had to shut down after criminal convictions. The Labor Department granted Deutsche Bank a waiver from punishment allowin


'Washington almost always gives people a second chance': Everyone's wondering what Steve Bannon will do next after his stunning downfall

Steve Bannon.Joe Raedle/Getty ImagesFormer White House chief strategist Steve Bannon on Tuesday completed a stunning downfall - from President Donald Trump's most trusted confidant to unemployed.After his ouster from Breitbart News, people are wondering what's next - and if there is a "next."Most be


Michael Wolff Says That Washington Will Bury Trump

While I was eating breakfast at the Four Seasons in Georgetown on Tuesday morning, a veteran Washington journalist stopped by my table to say hello. "Nice to see you," Michael Duffy, a former editor at Time, deadpanned, with a grin on his face, before introducing himself as "Mark Berman, Washington


Chuck Grassley: Dianne Feinstein's leak could make people 'more reserved' about testifying

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley said Wednesday that Sen. Dianne Feinstein's decision to unilaterally release Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson's summer 2017 testimony could make it harder for the committee to get testimony from other witnesses as it continues to investigate Russ


Democrats Ask Mnuchin to Weigh In on the Trump Family's Finances

Steven Mnuchin, U.S. Treasury secretary.Photographer: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Bloomberg Steve Bannon's newly published jab at fellow presidential adviser Jared Kushner's "greasy" finances is fueling a fresh round of questions by House Democrats about potential financial crimes by members of Donald Trump's


Grassley Sounds Off Again on Feinstein Releasing Fusion GPS Transcript

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) was irate that his fellow Senate Judiciary Committee member Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) decided to release the transcript of their closed door meeting with Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson, conducted last year. Grassley's press secretary Taylor Foy released a statement critici


Some of the times Trump has called Russia probe a 'witch hunt'

Trump's tweet was the latest time he's used the phrase to rail against the probe The special counsel's investigation has led to several people being charged