March 2017

Jeff Sessions Needs To Go: His dissembling news conference raised more questions than it answered

On Thursday afternoon, Attorney General Jeff Sessions held a press conference to announce that he was recusing himself from any possible investigations into connections between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. It was a dissembling performance that demonstrated why his recusal is not enough.

MEDIA ADVISORY: CONGRESSMAN LIEU TO HOST CONSTITUENT UPDATE EVENT ON FACEBOOK LIVE

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MEDIA ADVISORY: CONGRESSMAN LIEU TO HOST CONSTITUENT UPDATE EVENT ON FACEBOOK LIVE

WASHINGTON, DC – On Tuesday, March 7, 2017, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) will host a Facebook Live video stream to update constituents of California’s 33rd congressional district and answer questions on the current state of our country.

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Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA-33)

REP. TED LIEU: ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS MUST RESIGN IMMEDIATELY

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REP. TED LIEU: ATTORNEY GENERAL SESSIONS MUST RESIGN IMMEDIATELY
Mr. Lieu also calls for two special prosecutors to investigate Sessions and Trump Administration ties to Russia

WashingtonToday, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement regarding reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions made false statements about interactions with Russian officials during his confirmation hearings:

House Judiciary signals reauthorization of NSA surveillance powers with privacy tweeks

The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday generally agreed that a controversial surveillance measure was both necessary for renewal and in need of some reform. 

Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Section 702 allows the NSA to monitor the communications of foreign citizens outside of the United States.

While the intelligence community touts it as a vital component of its surveillance apparatus, critics note that United States citizens communicating with foreigners can also have data captured. 

Trump plays empathizer-in-chief with Yemen raid widow

President Donald Trump, facing questions about a controversial military operation, made the first U.S. combat death on his watch a moment of riveting drama during his Tuesday address to Congress.

In a scene of powerful emotion that brought the audience in the House chamber to its feet, Trump introduced and applauded Carryn Owens, the widow of Ryan Owens, a Navy SEAL killed during a late January raid in Yemen that went badly wrong.

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