McGahn to skip hearing as Democrats debate next steps

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are facing yet another brazen attempt by President Donald Trump to stonewall their investigations , this time with former White House counsel Donald McGahn defying a subpoena for his testimony on orders from the White House.A lawyer for McGahn said he would follow the president’s directive and skip Tuesday’s House…

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Pelosi clashing with Democratic leadership over impeachment: Sources

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is facing mounting pressure to initiate impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, resulting in a clash behind closed doors with members of her own party on Monday evening in a House Democratic leadership meeting, according to sources familiar with what transpired. Pelosi, Rep. Jim Clyburn and Rep. Steny Hoyer pushed back…

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Los Angeles Times: Border Agencies Return Pregnant Migrants to Mexico

Border officers are returning pregnant migrants to Mexico, according to the Los Angeles Times. Under the headline, “Pregnant women, other vulnerable asylum seekers are returned to Mexico to await hearings,” the Los Angeles Times described how President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy is reducing the ability of adventurous migrants to give birth in the…

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Dual hearings on Capitol Hill focus on Trump’s Iran policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — As questions mount over President Donald Trump’s tough talk on Iran, top national security officials are heading to Capitol Hill to brief Congress. But skeptical Democrats have asked for a second opinion.The competing closed-door sessions Tuesday, unusual and potentially polarizing, come after weeks of escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf that have…

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Nancy Pelosi ‘isn’t going to be able to hold off’ impeachment push from inside her party, senior House Dem …

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi could soon be left with no choice but to embrace calls from some within her party to impeach President Trump, one senior Democrat told Fox News.The Senior House Democrat — speaking on the condition of anonymity — said, despite Pelosi’s repeated attempt to quell talk of impeaching the president, “isn’t going…

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Donald Trump to Pennsylvania: ‘Joe Biden Deserted You!’

President Donald Trump ripped Joe Biden on Monday, reminding Pennsylvania voters that the former vice president abandoned them. “Don’t forget, Biden deserted you, he’s not from Pennsylvania, I guess he was born here, but he left you, folks, he left you for another state,” Trump said, referring to Biden’s decades as the elected U.S. Senator…

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In Pennsylvania, Trump touts 2020 chances, swipes at Biden

MONTOURSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump voiced confidence Monday in his ability to win Pennsylvania in 2020 and took a new swipe at one of his leading Democratic rivals, telling rallygoers in the state that native son Joe Biden had abandoned them by representing Delaware in the Senate.The president’s visit to Pennsylvania, intended to…

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Donald Trump Directs Former Counsel Don McGahn to Ignore Subpoena

President Donald Trump ordered his former White House counsel Don McGahn Monday to ignore a subpoena from the House Judiciary Committee. “The Department of Justice has provided a legal opinion stating that, based on long-standing, bipartisan, and Constitutional precedent, the former Counsel to the President cannot be forced to give such testimony, and Mr. McGahn…

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Pollak: Democrats Can’t Figure Out an Answer to Trump’s Foreign Policy

Democratic presidential candidates have struggled in recent days to define what, exactly, they dislike about President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. Some have accused Trump of abandoning America’s allies. Others accuse Trump of a “retreat” from America’s leadership role, or values. And others accuse him of acting like a “schoolyard bully.” These criticisms contradict each other, because…

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AP Explains: US sanctions on Huawei bite, but who gets hurt?

Trump administration sanctions against Huawei have begun to bite even before their dimensions are fully understood. U.S. companies that supply the Chinese tech powerhouse with computer chips saw their stock prices slump Monday, and Huawei faces decimated smartphone sales with the anticipated loss of Google’s popular software and services.The U.S. move escalates trade-war tensions with…

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Trump blocks former counsel McGahn from testifying to Congress

President Donald Trump has directed former White House counsel Donald McGahn not to testify on Tuesday before Congress about events relating to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, the White House said on Monday. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP, FILE President Donald Trump walks from the Oval Office as he leaves White House, Thursday, May 16, 2019. Interested…

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Donald Trump: Fox News ‘Wasting Airtime’ on Buttigieg Town Hall

President Donald Trump ripped the Fox News Channel on Sunday, stating it was “wasting airtime” by broadcasting a town hall event with 2020 Democrat White House hopeful Pete Buttigieg. “Hard to believe that @FoxNews is wasting airtime on Mayor Pete, as Chris Wallace likes to call him,” the president tweeted. “Fox is moving more and…

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Trump’s EPA shifts more environmental enforcement to states

BOKOSHE, Okla. (AP) — Susan Holmes’ home, corner store and roadside beef jerky stand are right off Oklahoma Highway 31, putting them in the path of trucks hauling ash and waste from a power plant that burns the high-sulfur coal mined near this small town.For years, when Bokoshe residents were outside, the powdery ash blowing…

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Trump lashes out at Fox News over Buttigieg town hall

President Donald Trump blasted Fox News on Sunday for airing a town hall with Democratic candidate Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Interested in Donald Trump? Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Donald Trump Add Interest…

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Trump warns Iran not to threaten US or it will face ‘end’

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Iran early on Monday not to threaten the United States again or it’ll face its “official end,” shortly after a rocket landed near the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad overnight.Iran’s foreign minister quickly responded in kind on Twitter with his own message: #NeverThreatenAnIranian.Trump’s tweet comes after…

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