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Fox PoliticsJun 15, 2019
Lindsey Graham says impeachment talks will only get Trump elected
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., believes a push for President Trump's impeachment by Congressional Democrats will only lead to his re-election. 

Reuters PoliticsJun 15, 2019
House Democrat says current Congress may not see Trump taxes
A senior Democrat on a congressional panel seeking President Donald Trump's tax returns warned on Saturday that the current Congress may not see the long-sought tax documents without launching an impeachment inquiry.

Washington Post PoliticsJun 15, 2019
Pro-impeachment Amash insists he hasn't changed but Republican Party has
The Michigan congressman is heading into a lonely reelection battle as Trump and his family are signaling their support for a primary challenger.

Reuters PoliticsJun 15, 2019
Trump administration owes D.C. government $7 million for inauguration: Washington Post
The Trump administration and Congress still owe the District of Columbia government $7 million for expenses related to the 2017 presidential inauguration, the Washington Post reported on Friday, raising questions about who will foot the bill for the president's planned July 4 speech at the Lincoln Memorial.

The Daily BeastJun 14, 2019
Justice Department: Treasury Was Right to Withhold Trump's Tax Returns
Mark Wilson/GettyTee up the next big political fight for Congressional oversight of President Donald Trump: The Justice Department has announced that the IRS does not have to give his tax returns to Congress.

The announcement came in the form of an opinion from the DOJ's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) late on Friday afternoon. The opinion, signed by Assistant Attorney General Steve Engel-a Trump appointee-concluded that Congress does not have a legitimate lawmaking purpose for demanding the president's tax returns, and assessed that lawmakers only wanted the documents so they could make them public. At issue is a long-overlooked provision in federal law that gives the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee wide latitude to ask for individuals' tax returns. But according to the OLC opinion, Congress never had the right to give itself the power to demand confidential executive branch material for reasons other than lawmaking.

"Congress could not constitutionally confer upon the Committee the right to compel the Executive Branch to disclose confidential information without a legitimate legislative purpose," the opinion reads.

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Yahoo PoliticsJun 04, 2019
Impeachment fever will test Pelosi's grip as Congress returns this week
The Washington Post's Paul Kane talks about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's tough balancing act: getting Democrats to support her cautious approach to considering impeachment of President Trump.


Department of Homeland Security NewsFeb 05, 2019
Acting Attorney General and Secretary of Homeland Security Submit Joint Report on Impact of Foreign Interference on Election and Political/Campaign Infrastructure in 2018 Elections
Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker and Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen submitted a joint report to President Donald J. Trump on February 4, 2019 evaluating the impact of any foreign interference on election infrastructure or the infrastructure of political organizations, including campaigns and candidates in the 2018-midterm elections.

The classified report was prepared pursuant to section 1(b) of Executive Order 13848, Imposing Certain Sanctions in the Event of Foreign Influence in a United States Election, which the President issued on September 12, 2018. 

Throughout the 2018 midterm election cycle, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security worked closely with federal, state, local, and private sector partners, including all 50 states and more than 1400 local jurisdictions, to support efforts to secure election infrastructure and limit risk posed by foreign interference.  Efforts to safeguard the 2020 elections are already underway. 

Although the specific conclusions within the joint report must remain classified, the Departments have concluded there is no evidence to date that any identified activities of a foreign government or foreign agent had a material impact on the integrity or security of election infrastructure or political/campaign infrastructure used in the 2018 midterm elections for the United States Congress. This finding was informed by a report prepared by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) pursuant to the same Executive Order and is consistent with what was indicated by the U.S. government after the 2018 elections.   

While the report remains classified, its findings will help drive future efforts to protect election and political/campaign infrastructure from foreign interference.

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