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Reporting from Washington —
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.
Donald Trump’s disdain for the law is no secret. Since becoming president, Trump has expended a large amount of energy trying to discredit the FBI, the special counsel, our nation’s intelligence agencies, state attorneys general and other law enforcement officials I’m probably missing.
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.”
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:
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.
WASHINGTON – A broad coalition of House Democrats is laying out an infrastructure plan road map that calls on the federal government to provide the majority of funding and warns against repealing environmental regulations.
WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Committee on Oversight and Reform passed by voice vote his bipartisan bill with Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) called “The Inspector General Protection Act”. The Inspector General Protection Act would require Federal agencies and departments to notify Congress before enacting a personnel change, such as putting their Inspector General (IG) on paid or unpaid non-duty status.
A president slow to nominate candidates to fill inspector general vacancies would be required to explain why in a report to Congress under a bill approved on Tuesday morning by the House Oversight and Reform Committee.
LOS ANGELES – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Department of Justice Attorney General William Barr notified Congress that the Special Counsel Robert Mueller had concluded his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.