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UPDATE 2-U.S. House panel to vote on holding White House ex-official in contempt

UPDATE 2-U.S. House panel to vote on holding White House ex-official in contemptA U.S. House committee will vote on holding a former White House security director in contempt for failing to appear for questioning on allegations the Trump administration inappropriately granted clearances to some of the president’s advisers, the panel’s chairman said on Tuesday. “We will hold a vote of our committee shortly to hold him in contempt and then we will check with House counsel … to see where we go from there,” House of Representatives Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said in an interview with MSNBC. Carl Kline, who served as the White House personnel security chief for the first two years of Republican Donald Trump’s presidency and now works for the Department of Defense, had been called to appear before the committee at 9 a.m. (1300 GMT).



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U.S. House panel chair subpoenas ex-White House counsel McGahn on Mueller inquiry

U.S. House panel chair subpoenas ex-White House counsel McGahn on Mueller inquiryU.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Monday subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before the panel in its investigation of possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. In a statement, Nadler, a Democrat, said the committee had asked for documents from McGahn by May 7 and for him to testify on May 21. A report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller publicly released on Thursday by the Justice Department said Trump asked McGahn to fire Mueller as he was investigating suspected Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Trump campaign members and Moscow officials.



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House panel subpoenas McGahn on Mueller inquiry

House panel subpoenas McGahn on Mueller inquiryFormer White House counsel Don McGahn is called to testify as the House probes possible obstruction of justice by President Trump.



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House panel chair subpoenas ex-White House counsel McGahn on Mueller inquiry

House panel chair subpoenas ex-White House counsel McGahn on Mueller inquiryU.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Monday subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before the panel in its investigation of possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. In a statement, Nadler, a Democrat, said the committee had asked for documents from McGahn by May 7 and for him to testify on May 21. A report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller publicly released on Thursday by the Justice Department said Trump asked McGahn to fire Mueller as he was investigating suspected Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Trump campaign members and Moscow officials.



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Ivanka Trump could be on next target list from House Democrats: panel chairman

Ivanka Trump could be on next target list from House Democrats: panel chairmanThe list of people from whom Democrats sought documents for a corruption investigation of the president covered a who’s who of Trump family members and associates. Also absent from the list were former senior White House officials, including Chief of Staff John Kelly and economic adviser Gary Cohn. Both spent more than a year in Trump’s inner circle and have featured prominently in books and other published accounts of conditions in the Trump White House.



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House panel demands Kushner clearance details from White House

House panel demands Kushner clearance details from White HouseAfter weeks of White House stonewalling, House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, in a letter to the White House, said “I am now writing a final time to request your voluntary cooperation.” Cummings panel has subpoena power. Cummings highlighted in his letter a New York Times story that said Trump ordered his former chief of staff John Kelly to provide Kushner with clearance over objections from Kelly and Donald McGahn, then White House counsel. The Times said Kelly and McGahn both wrote memos about the incident and that McGahn outlined concerns raised about Kushner by career security officials, including CIA officers.



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Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify before House oversight panel next week

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen to testify before House oversight panel next weekPresident Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen will testify in a public hearing before a U.S. congressional committee on Feb. 27 and the panel’s chairman said Trump’s business practices would be a focus of the testimony. Cohen had originally been scheduled to testify on Feb. 7 but his adviser Lanny Davis said he canceled because of threats against his family from Trump. “I am pleased to announce that Michael Cohen’s public testimony before the Oversight Committee is back on, despite efforts by some to intimidate his family members and prevent him from appearing,” House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings said in a statement.



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Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probe

Trump declares emergency for border wall, House panel launches probeThe Republican president’s move to circumvent Congress represented an escalation in his efforts to make good on a 2016 presidential campaign pledge to build a wall to halt the flow into the country of illegal immigrants, who Trump says bring crime and drugs. Hours after Trump’s announcement, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee said it had launched an investigation into the emergency declaration. In a letter to Trump, committee Democrats asked him to make available for a hearing White House and Justice Department officials involved in the action.



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The Latest: Whitaker now confirmed to attend panel hearing

The Latest: Whitaker now confirmed to attend panel hearingWASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker (all times local):



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House panel plans action on gun background check bill next week

House panel plans action on gun background check bill next weekThe panel will mark up the bill, known as the Bipartisan Background Checks Act, on Feb. 13 and send it to the House floor for a vote, committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler told a news conference. “It’s finally time for action in Congress,” Nadler said. “This bill will close the loopholes that have allowed felons, domestic violence abusers and other prohibited persons to purchase guns through private sales.” The bill would require background checks for all firearm sales and most firearm transfers.



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