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White House rejects Congress’ demands, says investigations amount to ‘unauthorized do-over’ of Mueller probe (NBC News)
The White House told the House Judiciary Committee in a letter Wednesday that it will not comply with a broad range of the panel’s requests and called on it to “discontinue” its inquiry into President Donald Trump.
“Congressional investigations are intended to obtain information to aid in evaluating potential legislation, not to harass political opponents or to pursue an unauthorized ‘do-over’ of exhaustive law enforcement investigations conducted by the Department of Justice,” White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote, citing special counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report on his probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump sought to obstruct the investigation. [Read More]
President Trump said he stands with law enforcement during the Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service on Capitol Hill, an event to honor law enforcement officers who have died on the line of duty.
“Today we renew our solemn oath that we will never forget,” Mr. Trump said before sharing a handful of stories of law enforcement officers. [Read More]
With the $7500 tax credit for electric car buyers already in the phase out period for the two biggest manufacturers – Tesla and GM – it’s no surprise that many Democrats in Congress are clamoring to lift the cap and keep the subsidies flowing. Unfortunately, several Republicans are joining the effort, creating unfortunate bipartisan support for a piecemeal version of the crackpot Green New Deal they have been rightly mocking and ridiculing.
The so-called Drive America Forward Act would triple the existing cap on subsidies of 200,000 per manufacturer – massively expanding a program that was always supposed to be temporary and was originally premised on the national security rationale that it would lessen dependence on foreign oil – a now comically anachronistic concern when the United States has become a leading oil exporter. [Read More]
A potential rift is emerging between James Comey and John Brennan over who pushed to include information from the unverified Steele dossier in an intelligence community assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Comey, a former FBI director, sent an email to subordinates in late 2016 indicating Brennan, a former CIA director, wanted to include materials from the dossier in the intelligence community assessment, known as the ICA, Fox News reported. [Read More]
A group of high school students in Kensington, Maryland, are working to create a yearbook to memorialize high school shooting victims from across the country.
The five students from Temple Emanuel’s upper school in Montgomery County say the effort is intended to remember students who were killed by gun violence and urge federal legislators to pass gun violence prevention legislation
“I feel angry because I think that every person every student, deserves to feel safe,” Eden Shane, one of the students leading the creative effort, said. “Because its not right. Because there are solutions to this problem.” [Read More]