Greg Gianforte, the GOP candidate in a special House election in Montana, was charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly assaulting a journalist who was asking him about the recent Congressional Budget Office estimate of the American Health Care Act. Gianforte faces Democrat Rob Quist in today’s election to fill the seat left vacant by Ryan Zinke, who now serves as head of the Interior Department.
The Senate Intelligence Committee issued two subpoenas to the businesses of former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, who invoked his Fifth Amendment rights in response to a previous subpoena issued by the panel. President Donald Trump retained lawyer Marc Kasowitz to help him handle investigations into potential ties between Russia and his presidential campaign.
President Donald Trump’s budget for fiscal year 2018 calls for $3.6 trillion in spending cuts over the next decade, taking aim at farm programs, student assistance, Obamacare and Medicaid. The proposal is likely to be changed by lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said he plans to speak with former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey today. Lawmakers are hoping to hear directly from Comey about his firing earlier this month.
Former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller was named special counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to oversee the FBI’s investigation into Russian connections to President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
President Donald Trump said former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman is the top contender to be nominated as the next director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. An announcement could come as soon as today.
Robert Mueller, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, was named special counsel by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to oversee the FBI’s investigation into Russian connections to President Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Trump responded on Twitter by saying the naming of a special counsel is “the single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history!”
A memo written in February by now-former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey says President Donald Trump urged him to abandon an FBI investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) demanded that the FBI turn over all documents related to meetings between Trump and Comey.
President Donald Trump revealed classified information to Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador during a White House meeting last week, jeopardizing a source of intelligence on the Islamic State and drawing criticism from Republicans such as Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker. Trump later said on Twitter that he has an “absolute right” to share “facts” with Russia.
The Trump administration is moving quickly to name a new director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who would require Senate confirmation. At least eight candidates have been interviewed for the position, including Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas), and President Donald Trump said he said he might make a decision by Friday.