March 2017

House Judiciary Dems to ask WH counsel for details of communications with FBI, Justice

Several Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee plan to send a letter Monday to White House Counsel Don McGahn, asking him to detail communications between his office and the FBI and Justice Department. 

“We write to express our concern regarding reports of improper contacts between your office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, concerning the FBI’s ongoing review of efforts by the Russian government to unlawfully influence the U.S> presidential election in favor of Mr. Trump,” the letter begins.

Trump accuses Obama of having ties to Russia

President Trump launched new attacks on his predecessor and Democrats on Sunday, suggesting Barack Obama also has shady Russian ties.

At 6:40 a.m., Trump insinuated that Obama acted improperly in March 2012 when the then-president told Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that the US would have more “more flexibility” in talks about a missile defense treaty after November elections.

The “more flexibility” remark was picked up on a hot mic that Obama and Medvedev apparently did not know was on.

US Congressman offers withering response to Donald Trump's wiretap claims

A US congressman has given a withering response to Donald Trump’s claims that Barack Obama had his offices in New York “wiretapped”. 

Ted Lieu, the member of the House of Representatives from California’s 33rd district, called the President “paranoid like Nixon”. 

The Democrat also suggested that he was “in trouble” and that danger was posed by Mr Trump. 

Top Dem slams Trump's 'outlandish and destructive claims'

Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, slammed President Trump on Saturday over his allegation that former President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower before the election.

"If there is something bad or sick going on, it is the willingness of the nation's chief executive to make the most outlandish and destructive claims without providing a scintilla of evidence to support them,” Schiff said in a statement on Saturday.

Trump ratchets up Obama attack with wiretapping allegation

President Trump ratcheted up his attacks on his predecessor Saturday, with his allegation that Barack Obama ordered surveillance of the real estate mogul before the November election sparking confusion and backlash.

Democrats slammed Trump for making the accusations without offering evidence, characterizing his early morning rant as an effort to distract from renewed scrutiny of his aides and allies' alleged ties to Russia.

Democrats respond to Trump's wiretapping claim

Democrats are pushing back on President Trump’s Saturday morning claims that President Obama wiretapped Trump Tower offices before the election.

While at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida for the weekend, Mr. Trump fired off a series of early morning tweets accusing President Obama, without citing evidence, of wiretapping Trump Tower. He described this as “Nixon/Watergate,” calling Mr. Obama a “bad (or sick) guy.”