U.S. lawmakers grill bank CEOs for the first time since financial crisis

(Reuters) – Chief executives of some of the largest U.S. banks appeared before Congress on Wednesday, giving lawmakers their first opportunity to grill the lenders since the 2007-2009 financial crisis. Democratic lawmakers focused many of their questions on who the banks were doing business with, probing for answers about their Russian accounts and financing of gun manufacturers. The tone, questions […]

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White House rips Omar for calling Stephen Miller a ‘white nationalist,’ highlights her 'history of anti-Semitic comments’

Crenshaw calls out Omar for describing 9/11 attacks as ‘some people did something’ The White House on Wednesday slammed Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., for calling White House adviser Stephen Miller a white nationalist, describing her remarks as “completely ignorant” and accusing her of “wildly” attacking a Jewish member of the administration. “Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has a well-documented history of anti-Semitic […]

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Michael Cohen asks House Democrats to help keep him out of prison

Paper trail: Newly released documents show Michael Cohen investigation history With a little less than a month to go until he is slated to report to prison, former Trump fixer Michael Cohen is asking House Democrats to help keep him out of the big house. In a letter sent to lawmakers Thursday, Cohen's legal team said he was still sorting through documents […]

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House Democrats ask IRS to provide Trump's tax returns

In this April 2, 2019, photo, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., arrives for a Democratic Caucus meeting at the Capitol in Washington. Neal, whose committee has jurisdiction over all tax issues, has formally requested President Donald Trump’s tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) A House committee chairman formally asked the IRS […]

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House Dems fail to override Trump veto in fight over border emergency declaration

Pentagon will have to reshuffle funds after $1B is approved for border wall Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan finds himself in the crosshairs of Democrats over his authorization to divert money to the southern border; Lucas Tomlinson reports. House Democrats on Tuesday failed to override President Trump’s first veto as part of their battle over border security, representing a victory for the administration […]

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House panel interviews Sater, holds hearing in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The House of Representatives intelligence committee said on Thursday it will hold an open hearing and an interview with Felix Sater, a Russian-American involved in negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, next week as part of its Russia investigation. The intelligence panel’s open hearing next Thursday will focus on the Kremlin’s use of money, oligarchs […]

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