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Trump Aide Kellyanne Conway Skips House Hearing Despite Subpoena

Trump Aide Kellyanne Conway Skips House Hearing Despite Subpoena(Bloomberg) — White House counselor Kellyanne Conway won’t appear at a House hearing Monday on whether she violated a law prohibiting administration officials from engaging in political work while on the public payroll.President Donald Trump directed her to skip the hearing “in order to protect the prerogatives of the Office of the President,” White House Counsel Pat Cipollone said in a letter to House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Elijah Cummings.The Department of Justice, he wrote, “has advised me that Ms. Conway is absolutely immune from compelled congressional testimony with respect to matters related to her service as a senior adviser to the president,” Cipollone wrote.Cummings said at the hearing, which proceeded without Conway, that he would hold a vote on July 25 to hold her in contempt of Congress.She was the only witness listed for a scheduled hearing of Cummings’ panel titled “Violations of the Hatch Act Under the Trump Administration.” The Democratic-controlled committee voted last month to subpoena her after she previously refused to testify.The government’s independent Office of Special Counsel said in June that Conway had repeatedly violated the law and should be fired. Conway and the White House have criticized the OSC for its finding, calling it a violation of Conway’s First Amendment rights, and Trump has said he won’t dismiss her.The OSC has said she broke the law by “engaging in both official and political activity on her Twitter account, @kellyannePolls” and by attacking Democratic presidential candidates in media interviews.Conway has “ignored OSC’s requests” to come into compliance with the Hatch Act and has declined to respond to the office’s reports, it said.“If Ms. Conway were any other federal employee, her multiple violations of the law would almost certainly result in removal from her federal position,” the office said in a June 13 letter to Trump.The oversight panel’s top Republican, Jim Jordan of Ohio, called the allegations “ridiculous.” He said that federal employees can’t come to work and hand out election fliers or raise money for campaigns, “but a senior adviser to the president of the United States can sure as heck go on cable news shows and answer questions.”\–With assistance from Jennifer Jacobs.To contact the reporters on this story: Billy House in Washington at bhouse5@bloomberg.net;Josh Wingrove in Washington at jwingrove4@bloomberg.net;Jarrell Dillard in Washington at jdillard11@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Alex Wayne at awayne3@bloomberg.net, Joe SobczykFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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Donald Trump aide Kellyanne Conway becomes latest to defy congressional subpoena

Donald Trump aide Kellyanne Conway becomes latest to defy congressional subpoenaWhite House counselor Kellyanne Conway will ignore a subpoena demanding she answer questions about whether she broke the law, Trump aides said Monday.



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Former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka screamed in a journalist's face in the Rose Garden as supporters cheered

Former Trump aide Sebastian Gorka screamed in a journalist's face in the Rose Garden as supporters cheeredAn onlooker told the reporter that Gorka could "kick your punk a–" as some looked on in shock and others cheered in support of the former Trump aide.



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Trump news – live: Angry president lashes out amid pressure on aide over Epstein sex ring case, as Moscow Tower associate testifies

Trump news – live: Angry president lashes out amid pressure on aide over Epstein sex ring case, as Moscow Tower associate testifiesDonald Trump’s Russian-born business associate Felix Sater is to testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday as the president resumes his row with UK ambassador to the US Sir Kim Darroch, lashing out at the “mess” Theresa May has made of Brexit. In his latest angry Twitter diatribe, the president called Sir Kim “wacky”, “a very stupid guy” and “a pompous fool” before laying into Ms May for going “her own foolish way” and ignoring his advice on Britain’s departure from the EU. “A disaster!” he concluded.Mr Trump talked up his environmental credentials at the White House on Monday night, during which he was brutally fact-checked by Fox News, before sitting down to dinner with New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who was caught up in a prostitution scandal earlier this year, just days after his former friend Jeffrey Epstein was arrested and accused of sex crimes involving underage girls.Please allow a moment for our liveblog to load



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O'Rourke brings back a key aide, hoping to recapture magic with black voters

O'Rourke brings back a key aide, hoping to recapture magic with black votersPresidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has brought onboard one of the architects of his Senate race to his campaign team in efforts to reach black voters.



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White House to assert ‘immunity’ claims over ex-McGahn aide

White House to assert ‘immunity’ claims over ex-McGahn aideThe House Judiciary Committee wants to hear from Annie Donaldson.



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California Teacher's Aide and Experienced Climber Dies in Yosemite Fall

California Teacher's Aide and Experienced Climber Dies in Yosemite FallA teacher's aide in Modesto, California let her passion of climbing take her all over the world before she died recently at Yosemite National Park.



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White House to Congress: top Trump immigration aide won't testify

White House to Congress: top Trump immigration aide won't testifyIn a letter on Wednesday to the House of Representatives Oversight Committee, the White House said Stephen Miller would not testify before the committee about Trump immigration initiatives, including the policy of separating migrant children from their parents and his threat to send illegal immigrants to so-called sanctuary cities. “In accordance with longstanding precedent, we respectfully decline the invitation to make Mr. Miller available for testimony before the committee,” the White House counsel said in the letter, which was provided to Reuters on Thursday. The refusal is part of a wider pushback by the Republican president against legal requests from the Democratic-led House, which is conducting several investigations of his administration, including his tax returns, White House security clearances and possible obstruction of justice by Trump.



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The Latest: Ex-Obama WH aide denies guilt in lobbying case

The Latest: Ex-Obama WH aide denies guilt in lobbying caseWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on court appearances of two political consultants in foreign lobbying cases that grew out of the Russia probe (all times local):



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