The Trump administration released its fiscal year 2018 budget proposal, which calls for $3.6 trillion in spending cuts over the next decade. The plan takes aim at popular farm programs and student aid, and relies on clearing two major legislative hurdles – savings from the repeal of the 2010 Affordable Care Act and projected economic growth from overhauling the U.S. tax code for the first time in more than 30 years.
A day after he was charged with assaulting a journalist, Greg Gianforte (R) won Montana’s special election — 50 percent to Democrat Rob Quist’s 44 percent — to fill the House seat previously held by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. In his victory speech, Gianforte apologized for the incident involving the reporter.
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.