Mark Hosenball

Trump 'dossier' author grilled by U.S. Justice Department watchdogs - sources

09 Jul 2019

Federal lawyers probing the origins of the investigation of ties between Russia and President Donald Trump's campaign have interviewed the author of a "dossier" that alleged misconduct between Trump and Moscow, prompting the lawyers to extend their inquiry.

Census citizenship question fight rages in U.S. Congress, courts

26 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Tuesday moved to hold two members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet in contempt of Congress for defying subpoenas in an inquiry into whether the administration's plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census was intended to discriminate against racial minorities.

Top secret: Trump's revamp of U.S. security clearances stumbling - officials, report

19 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON At a time when the United States says China is aggressively spying on its government, a push by President Donald Trump to fix the system that determines who can and cannot be trusted with secrets is behind schedule and disorganized, according to U.S. officials and an internal agency report.

U.S. House panel backs contempt citations for two Trump Cabinet members over census

13 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON A U.S. House committee voted on Wednesday in favour of holding two of President Donald Trump's closest advisers in contempt of Congress for defying congressional subpoenas related to an effort to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. | Video

Trump threatens to withhold census documents from U.S. Congress

12 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is threatening to invoke presidential powers to withhold documents on its efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census, unless House Democrats drop threats to hold two top Trump advisers in contempt of Congress.

U.S. Senate intelligence panel to interview Donald Trump Jr. on Wednesday - source

12 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON Donald Trump Jr., the eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump, will be interviewed on Wednesday by the Senate Intelligence Committee, a congressional source said on Tuesday.

U.S. formally asks UK to extradite WikiLeaks' Assange

11 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department has formally asked Britain to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States to face charges that he conspired to hack U.S. government computers and violated an espionage law, the U.K has confirmed.

U.S. senators launch bill to broaden shell companies' disclosures

10 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Monday announced they were introducing a bill to toughen U.S. laws requiring shell companies to disclose their true owners' identity.

U.S. House panel weighs holding Trump Cabinet members in contempt over census

08 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The U.S. House Oversight Committee plans to vote next week on holding Attorney General William Barr and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in contempt of Congress for stonewalling a probe into an alleged scheme to politicize the 2020 U.S. Census.

Still no briefing for U.S. Senate intel panel on Mueller report - sources

06 Jun 2019

WASHINGTON The only committee of the U.S. Congress running a genuinely bipartisan probe of Russian meddling in U.S. politics has still had no word from the Trump administration on briefing the panel about the Mueller report's counterintelligence findings, congressional sources said on Wednesday.

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