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House Democrats reject Trump's proposed 31% EPA budget cut

House Democrats reject Trump's proposed 31% EPA budget cut

The 400-plus page letter says the Mueller report - summarizing the results of a 22-month investigation - found evidence of obstruction of justice against Trump so compelling that any other person than a sitting president would now be facing "multiple felony charges for obstruction of justice".

House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., on Friday subpoenaed the Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service for six years' of Trump's tax returns, after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin rejected his request under an obscure provision of the tax code. The House funding bill released on Tuesday calls for EPA to be funded at a level of $9.52 billion for fiscal year 2020, an increase over both the current level and the President's budget request.

In a separate investigation into potential lapses in the White House's issuance of security clearances, Cummings has accused the Trump administration of retaliating against a whistleblower, Tricia Newbold, from the White House Personnel Security Office.

Rep. Adam Schiff on Sunday predicted special counsel Robert Mueller will testify before Congress about his Russian Federation investigation as Democrats and the White House square off over subpoenas.

Are we in the midst of a "constitutional crisis"?

Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said it's Congress' "first priority" to have Mueller appear now that a copy of his redacted report has been made public.

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US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Aaron Bessant Amphitheater on May 9, 2019 in Panama City Beach, Florida. While China's overall economic growth has remained steady so far this year, the outlook for exporters has been challenging.

"I was NOT going to fire Bob Mueller, and did not fire Bob Mueller". As long as President Trump is President, his opposition will use every tool, and misuse every tool available, to make his life miserable.' @TomFitton @JudicialWatch @LouDobbs' Trump continued in quoting the president of Judicial Watch.

While they endorsed defending Congress' oversight prerogatives in the struggle with the executive branch, moderate Democrats saw a distinction between their increasingly aggressive posture, and weighing impeachment.

"Look, I think if you fine someone $25,000 a day until they comply, it gets their attention", Mr Schiff said.

Paul was asked to reconcile past comments calling Obama "a king" for asserting executive privilege with his support of Trump's move. The attorney general, William Barr, has said on multiple occasions he is willing to allow Mueller to testify.

Democrats argue they do not want Barr to break the law and release grand jury information, merely to join their effort to ask the courts to unseal material for the grand jury for committee use.