Trump asserts executive privilege over 2020 census documents sought by Democrats – live | US news

The committee is interested in hearing again from Trump Jr. because of discrepancies between his testimony in 2017 and what other witnesses have told both the committee and the special counsel’s office. Trump Jr. appeared before the Senate Intelligence, Senate Judiciary and House Intelligence Committees in 2017, and the release of the Mueller report prompted […]

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Trump lashes out at Pelosi for saying she wants to see him ‘in prison’ – live | US news

7.16pm BST19:16 Media Matters identifies a possible trigger for Donald Trump’s seemingly out of nowhere tweet about the moon. Fox Business Network host Neil Cavuto had discussed NASA’s plans for a 2024 moon trip shortly beforehand. Matthew Gertz (@MattGertz) When Trump starts tweeting about a weird thing for no apparent reason… Left, Fox Business, 12:26 […]

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‘You don’t run for second place’: could Stacey Abrams shake up 2020 field? | US news

You can tell a lot about a person by the way they don’t run for president. With some two dozen Democrats officially in the race for 2020, Stacey Abrams is the only one by the starting line unsure if she’ll compete. Indecision is a label most politicians will go to great lengths to avoid. George […]

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Trump ramps up campaign to distort Mueller report findings | US news

Donald Trump renewed his attack on Robert Mueller, a day after the former special counsel said at a press conference that investigators could not conclude that the president had not committed a crime. Mueller broke his two-year public silence on Wednesday, denying that his inquiry had concluded that Trump is innocent, saying: “If we had […]

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Robert Mueller breaks silence to insist he did not exonerate Trump | US news

Robert Mueller, the special counsel, on Wednesday reignited demands for Donald Trump’s impeachment by breaking his two-year silence to deny that the US president is innocent of a crime. In a sudden and dramatic turn, Mueller, whose report on Russian election interference and Trump campaign links to Moscow was published last month, delivered a sombre […]

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Federal judge blocks strict abortion law in Mississippi – live updates | US news

10.16pm BST22:16 Afternoon summary For a Friday before the Memorial Day weekend and with Congress in recess it’s been a surprisingly lively political scene in the US today. And no sign of things calming down, as Trump is tweeting from Air Force One on his way to Japan and the 2020 Democratic candidates are fanning […]

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New York state passes bill to allow Congress to access Trump’s tax returns – live | US news

An investigation has failed to determine whether Virginia Governor Ralph Northam is in a 1984 yearbook photo of a man in blackface next to someone in a Ku Klux Klan hood. Investigators with a law firm hired by Eastern Virginia Medical School said Wednesday they couldn’t “conclusively determine” the identities of either person in the […]

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Hope Hicks: House committee subpoenas Trump's ex-communications chief – live

Chief of staff to Don McGahn Annie Donaldson also subpoenaed Abortion rights supporters protest outside US supreme court Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 11.19pm BST Reuters is reporting that the State Department sees signs that the Syrian government may be using chemical weapons, including an alleged chlorine attack on […]

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Don McGahn defies subpoena as Trump clash with Congress intensifies | US news

Democrats are facing another brazen attempt by Donald Trump to stonewall their investigations, this time with former White House counsel Donald McGahn defying a subpoena to appear before Congress on Tuesday, on orders from the White House. Trump blocked McGahn from testifying before Congress about the special counsel report on Russian election interference, prompting sharp […]

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Missouri House passes extreme eight-week abortion ban – live | US news

The anti-abortion lobby is ramping up its coordinated effort to challenge women’s access to abortion, and Missouri is the latest target,” said Michelle Kuppersmith, Director of Equity Forward. “If Missouri legislators want to pass laws that control what should be a private decision between a woman and her doctor, we demand transparency around the creation […]

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