With new law, Trump’s state tax returns could go to Congress

President Donald Trump’s New York state tax returns could be given to Congress under a new law in his home state that the Democratic governor signed Monday. The measure signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo directs state tax officials to share state returns of certain elected and appointed officials upon written request from the chairpersons of […]

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House Democrats sue Trump administration over president’s tax returns

House Democrats filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court seeking access to President Trump’s tax returns, accusing the Trump administration of an “extraordinary attack” on Congress in preventing the disclosure of the president’s personal financial records. Rep. Richard E. Neal (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, filed the lawsuit against the Internal […]

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Donald Trump team threatens to lay off employees if Congress doesn’t eliminate agency

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s administration is threatening to furlough or lay off up to 150 employees at the Office of Personnel Management if Congress does not agree to eliminate the federal agency or find a new way to pay for the positions. Members of Congress who oppose the administration’s plan to kill off OPM and move […]

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Mueller, in First Comments on Russia Inquiry, Declines to Clear Trump

WASHINGTON — Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, on Wednesday declined to clear President Trump of obstruction of justice in his first public characterization of his two-year-long investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. “If we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said […]

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Flynn told Mueller people tied to Trump and Congress tried to obstruct probe

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn told investigators that people linked to the Trump administration and Congress reached out to him in an effort to interfere in the Russia probe, according to newly-unredacted court papers filed Thursday. The communications could have “affected both his willingness to cooperate and the completeness of that cooperation,” special counsel […]

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Mueller report lays out obstruction evidence against the president

The long-awaited report from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III details abundant evidence against President Trump, finding 10 episodes of potential obstruction but ultimately concluding it was not Mueller’s role to determine whether the commander in chief broke the law. “The evidence we obtained about the President’s actions and intent presents difficult issues that would […]

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The Latest: Trump’s reaction to Senate vote? ‘VETO!’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Congress and President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall (all times local): 3:25 p.m. President Donald Trump has one thing to say after the Republican-led Senate voted to block his national emergency declaration for border wall funding: “VETO!” Trump tweeted the one-word response Thursday after the Senate voted 59-41 in favor […]

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