Ben Terris, The Washington Post Published 9:25 am PST, Monday, November 19, 2018 Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., will chair the House Oversight Committee come January. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., will chair the House Oversight Committee come January. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Salwan Georges Photo: Washington Post Photo By Salwan Georges Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., will chair the House Oversight Committee come January. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., will chair the House Oversight Committee come January. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Salwan Georges Elijah Cummings endured two painful years, but soon he'll be more powerful than ever 1 / 5 Back to … [Read more...] about Elijah Cummings endured two painful years, but soon he’ll be more powerful than ever
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On the evening of March 13, 2018, the Democrats on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence emerged, grim-faced, from the committee's secure spaces in the basement of the U.S. Capitol for what was expected to be a uniquely somber press gaggle. Seven of them spoke about the damage they believed the Republican majority had done to the reputation of the committee, the Congress and the country in prematurely shutting down the Russia investigation. It had barreled on, at times spectacularly, for more than a year. Before a lone microphone stand and a group of reporters whose faces had become familiar, a visibly beleaguered Rep. Adam Schiff, California Democrat and the committee's ranking member, called the majority's decision a "terrible disservice to the country and the American people." The committee's unissued or unenforced subpoenas, and the overbroad privileges some witnesses managed to claim, added Rep. Jim Himes, D-Connecticut, had "forever compromised" Congress' power to … [Read more...] about House Intel: Post-midterms, how much can the committee change?
Judicial Watch was in federal court this week at a hearing regarding our request for testimony under oath from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Cheryl Mills, and several other State Department officials about Clinton email searches. We requested these searches in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit about the Benghazi terrorist attack. U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth set the hearing.In his October 4, 2018, order setting the hearing date, Judge Lamberth said: Two and a half years ago, the Court granted plaintiff’s request for limited discovery, mindful of parallel proceeding before Judge Sullivan and the ongoing inquiries by the State Department’s Inspector General, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Since those proceeding have concluded, it is time to set a plan for further proceedings in this case. The development comes in Judicial Watch’s July 2014 … [Read more...] about Judicial Watch Goes to Court for Hillary Clinton Testimony
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE Hillary Clinton on Tuesday criticized Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's behavior before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week as "out of bounds" and questioned his judicial temperament. "The performance, the behavior was quite out of bounds. I don't ever remember anything like that," Clinton said during a conversation with Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor-in-chief of The Atlantic, before a crowd at the Atlantic Festival in Washington. She added that she spoke as someone "who has testified under difficult circumstances," a reference to her 11-hour testimony before the House Select Committee on Benghazi in October 2015. "You were never so emotional," Goldberg said. "For 11 hours, you couldn't have been," Clinton replied. “There is such a thing that you seek in judges of a judicious temperament, people who are able to discipline … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton: Kavanaugh’s behavior ‘out of bounds’
ISLAMABAD, Sept 5 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met new Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday, saying he was hopeful of "a reset of relations" long strained over the war in Afghanistan.Pompeo's visit, along with the U.S. chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, was the first high-level U.S. mission to the new government. It aimed to smooth over tensions after President Donald Trump took a tough new line towards Pakistan over longstanding accusations it is not doing enough to root out Afghan Taliban fighters on its territory.Pompeo met with Khan as well as Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and the country's powerful army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa."We talked about their new government, the opportunity to reset the relationship between our two countries across a broad spectrum," including business ties and ending the war in Afghanistan, Pompeo told reporters before leaving for India.RELATED: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo 16 PHOTOS … [Read more...] about Pompeo upbeat on ‘reset’ with Pakistan after meeting new PM Khan