House panel authorizes subpeonas in migrant separation policy probe

House panel authorizes subpeonas in migrant separation policy probe

House panel authorizes subpeonas in migrant separation policy probe

Nadler now has the power to subpoena Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner, former national-security adviser Michael Flynn, former deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, former attorney general Jeff Sessions, former Trump adviser Corey Lewandowski, and former secretary of homeland security and White House chief of staff John Kelly, among other officials.

Also included was David Pecker, the head of American Media, publisher of the National Enquirer, indicating the committee may want to focus on hush-money payments made during the 2016 campaign to women campaign alleging affairs with Trump. Cohen is now serving a three year prison sentence in part for the hush-money payments, which prosecutors said amounts to a campaign finance violation.

Rep. Doug Collins of Georgia, the Judiciary Committee's top Republican, criticized the action, saying the committee was being run by press release and claiming it was not how congressional investigations are supposed to work.

"Today's subpoena binge is an effort to change the narrative", said Mr Collins.

As president, Biden said he would pull most USA troops out of Afghanistan, end U.S support for Saudi Arabia's military intervention in Yemen and reaffirm the nation's commitment to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.

Both cooperated with Mueller, providing vivid accounts about episodes at the heart of the special counsel's probe into whether President Donald Trump sought to obstruct justice.

But not indicting Trump was not equivalent to clearing him, Mueller said, suggesting it was up to Congress to pursue the case further.

All in all, lawmakers who can grill Mueller will have just a few minutes to do so.

He also accused the president of damaging America's reputation and ability to lead on the world stage.

On Monday, Barr fielded questions from reporters after touring a prison in SC, including one about Mueller's scheduled appearances next week before two House committees.

Nadler wouldn't comment on the format after being repeatedly asked about it by Republicans.

The Democratic 2020 frontrunner was speaking at the City University of NY when he outlined his foreign policy vision for the United States, seemingly in a bid to distance himself from President Donald Trump's "America First" policies.

New York Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, a member of the panel, said before the meeting that he expects to discuss "what the team strategy is going to be as we begin an intensive phase of preparation". There was renewed outrage in recent weeks after squalid conditions were reported at border facilities where scores of children are detained well beyond the 72-hour limit by which they are to be transferred to more suitable facilities. Shortly after McAleenan took over, Trump told him he'd pardon him if he were to find himself in trouble for blocking people legally seeking asylum, people familiar with the conversation told AP.

Barr spoke to the AP Monday in SC, where he visited a prison to discuss the criminal justice reform Trump signed into law past year. Trump has been trying to stop a surge in migration at the southern border. Mueller said there wasn't enough evidence to establish a conspiracy between Russia and the Trump campaign but detailed several contacts between the two as well as the Trump campaign's willingness to accept Russian help.

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