May 2019

Democrats preparing to take the long, slow road to confront Trump

House Democratic leaders are settling in for what they say could be a long, hot summer of legal battles to obtain the full unredacted Mueller report and President Trump’s tax returns.

And they are hoping that a slow but deliberate approach — which could last until the 2020 election — will appease both the progressive activists eager for impeachment and moderates leery of trying to remove Trump from office.

Mnuchin: Committee’s Request for Trump's Tax Returns 'Lacks a Legitimate Legislative Purpose'

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has rejected a congressional request for six years of President Donald Trump’s confidential tax returns.

In a May 6 letter to Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, Mnuchin wrote: “As you have recognized, the Committee’s request is unprecedented, and it presents serious constitutional questions, the resolution of which may have lasting consequences for all taxpayers.”

REPS LIEU AND RICE CALL FOR BAR INVESTIGATION INTO CONDUCT OF ATTORNEY GENERAL WILLIAM BARR

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY) urged the bar associations for Virginia and Washington, D.C. to investigate the conduct of William Barr, Attorney General of the United States. In the letter, Reps. Lieu and Rice, both former prosecutors, call for an ethics investigation into AG Barr following multiple instances where he misled Congress and the public.  

In the letter, the Members write:

Dear Mr. Bodie and Mr. Fox:

Rep. Ted Lieu: William Barr Should Apply for White House Press Secretary Job 'Where He Can Lie All He Wants'

U.S. Representative Ted Lieu of California accused Attorney General William Barr of misleading the public Tuesday, following the news that special counsel Robert Mueller had criticized Barr's summary of the Russia investigation report.

Lieu, a Democrat, accused Barr of misleading Americans with his summary, his April 9 appearance before Congress and his news conference ahead of the release of redacted Mueller report.

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