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Trump’s all-out war against House probes

President Trump speaks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a joint news conference at the White House last month. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and his allies are working to block more than 20 separate investigations by Democrats into his actions as president, his personal finances and his administration’s policies, according to a Washington Post analysis, amounting to what ...

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Trump says it would be ‘appropriate’ for him to talk to Barr about launching an investigation into Biden

Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a news conference at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on Thursday in New York City. During the event, Biden, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and actress Mariska Hargitay announced almost $80 million in grants to help eliminate a vast nationwide backlog of rape kits. AP Images

President Donald Trump said Friday he thinks it would be “appropriate” for him to talk to Attorney General William Barr about opening an investigation into Joe Biden, the current front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination. In an interview with Politico, ...

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Trump lawyers call Congress’ demands for his tax returns, financial statements ‘unconstitutional’

If you have a straightforward return where you only have to file a 1040 and are claiming the standard deduction, you may be able to file your federal taxes free. (Bloomberg photo by Michael Nagle)

WASHINGTON – Lawyers for President Donald Trump called Congress’ demands for his tax returns unconstitutional Wednesday, urging a federal judge to block a House Oversight Committee subpoena for years of his financial statements. In a 24-page filing, Trump’s legal team ...

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Trump, Democrats are locked in a constitutional showdown over Mueller’s report

Gray clouds fill the sky over the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 1. While the tax package that Congress passed New Year’s Day will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase, most of them will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013. AP Images

WASHINGTON – The constitutional conflict between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump accelerated sharply Wednesday, as the White House blocked access to potentially damaging information in special counsel Robert Mueller III’s work and lawmakers declared the standoff had become a ...

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New York Senate OKs giving US House Trump state tax return

The New York State Senate floor is pictured in this file photo. In only 12 hours after last week’s Court of Appeals decision, the state Legislature had new, identical bills dealing with child pornography introduced in the Senate and Assembly. AP Images

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s Democrat-controlled Senate approved a bill easily Wednesday that would allow three congressional committees to get access to President Donald Trump’s state tax returns, giving Democrats a potential end-run around the administration’s refusal to disclose ...

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Trump’s lawyers ask for a preliminary injunction to block subpoenas of Deutsche Bank, Capital One

President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a rally Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Lawyers for President Donald Trump, his family and the Trump Organization filed for a preliminary injunction on Friday, the latest attempt to prevent one of their banks and one of their lenders from complying with congressional subpoenas. The motion is ...

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Democrats’ emoluments lawsuit targeting Trump’s private business can proceed, judge says

President Trump speaks with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro during a joint news conference at the White House last month. MUST CREDIT: Washington Post photo by Jabin Botsford

WASHINGTON – Democrats in Congress can move ahead with their lawsuit against President Donald Trump alleging that his private business violates the Constitution’s ban on gifts or payments from foreign governments, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. The decision in Washington ...

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Giuliani says there’s nothing wrong with getting dirt from Russians. The law says there can be.

President Donald Trump arrives for a bill signing ceremony in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, May 30, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, rebuked President Donald Trump last week following the release of the redacted report summarizing the work of special counsel Robert Mueller. Among other things, Romney said he was “appalled” that members of Trump’s campaign would have ...

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‘The President himself may be guilty’: Why pardons were hotly debated by the Founding Fathers

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Just before they left Philadelphia, the Constitution’s framers tackled a question that special counsel Robert Mueller III’s report has revived, 232 years later: Could the president abuse his pardon power to obstruct justice? On Sept. 15, 1787 – with the ...

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Five things to know about impeachment

President Donald Trump pauses while speaking during a rally Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Charleston, W.Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Democrats in the House – and on the 2020 campaign trail – are divided about whether to start impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, following a report from special counsel Robert Mueller III that detailed Trump’s efforts to hinder Mueller’s ...

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