Politico: Pelosi told Dems she wants Trump ‘in prison’

Washington (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats pushing for an impeachment effort that rather than wanting to see President Donald Trump impeached, she wanted to see him “in prison,” Politico reported. Pelosi has previously accused Trump of engaging in a “cover-up” over special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, but her reported remarks are an escalation from her public rhetoric. Last month, she said, “we believe that no one is above the law, including the president of the United States.” She has repeatedly rebuffed Democrats’ desires to begin an impeachment inquiry, saying the issue is “divisive” and instead calling for Democrats to continue investigating Trump. On Wednesday, she said she was “not feeling any pressure” …

House not expected to take up contempt resolutions against Barr, McGahn next week

Washington (CNN)The House is not expected to take up contempt citations on the floor next week for Attorney General William Barr or former White House Counsel Don McGahn, according to two Democratic aides, amid fights over testimony and access to the full Mueller report. The House Judiciary Committee has voted to hold Barr in contempt for not providing the full Mueller report and underlying evidence, and Chairman Jerry Nadler has threatened to hold McGahn in contempt after he failed to testify under subpoena earlier this month. The New York Democrat told WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show” on Friday that he hoped the House would vote on the contempt citations “as soon as possible,” so the House could then go to …

The feds now own a condo in Trump Tower, thanks to Paul Manafort

Washington (CNN)The federal government now owns condo 43G in Trump Tower because of the Mueller investigation, a judge certified Thursday. Manafort bought the 1,500-square foot, 2-bed, 2.5-bath Fifth Avenue condo more than a decade ago for $3.675 million through a shell company that hid his riches from US authorities. He used it as a home base for years when he traveled to New York and when he led the Trump campaign. His residence there was even part of Manafort’s pitch to Trump to hire him in 2016, according to The New York Times. In 2015, Manafort and his wife mortgaged it for $3 million, when his long-successful Ukrainian lobbying business dried up. He had paid off none of the mortgage, …

May averts Tory mutiny by agreeing to set her exit date after Brexit bill vote

1922 Committee agrees to let PM wait until after vote on withdrawal agreement bill in early June Theresa May has agreed to set a timetable for her departure as prime minister in the first week of June, leading MPs to believe she will trigger a leadership contest before the summer. Sir Graham Brady, the chair of the 1922 Committee of backbenchers, said she would agree a timetable for the election of a new leader after her Brexit legislation returned to parliament saying he would of course go for it when there is a vacancy but there is a wide field of up to 20 candidates. May met the 1922 committees executive on Thursday, which represents Tory backbenchers, after mutinous MPs …

Romney disagrees with GOP congressman’s conclusion on Trump’s ‘impeachable conduct’

Washington (CNN)Sen. Mitt Romney said Sunday that he disagrees with Rep. Justin Amash on the Michigan Republican’s recent comments that President Donald Trump’s conduct has met the “threshold for impeachment.” “I just don’t think that there is the full element that you need to prove an obstruction of justice case,” Romney said. “I don’t think impeachment is the right way to go.” On Saturday, Amash, a frequent Trump critic, said his thorough review of the Mueller report led him to conclude the President engaged in “impeachable conduct.” He was the first Republican to express support for impeachment. In a series of tweets, Amash also argued Attorney General Bill Barr initially misrepresented Mueller’s findings, echoing a top complaint from congressional Democrats. …

Trump tweets that he favors exceptions to abortion bans

(CNN)President Donald Trump favors exceptions in abortion bans, he tweeted Saturday night. In signing the measure into law, Gov. Kay Ivey said it might be unenforceable, but it is aimed at overturning Roe v. Wade. That’s the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion nationwide. Other states have passed anti-abortion bills in recent weeks. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp this month signed into law the so-called “fetal heartbeat” bill. It generally would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. That can happen as early as six weeks, before many women know they are pregnant. Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Trump warns presidency is being stolen amid Mueller angst

(CNN)Donald Trump — warning that his presidency is being stolen — sure seems threatened by Robert Mueller — especially considering his declaration that the special counsel handed him “complete and total exoneration.” The President spent months shaping the aftermath of the Russia investigation, so clearly he has no desire to see his narrative contradicted by Mueller breaking his public silence. That’s especially the case since it emerged last week that Mueller wrote to William Barr to register concern about the attorney general’s public presentation of his work — that clearly favored Trump — in a letter to Congress in March. “Despite the tremendous success that I have had as President, including perhaps the greatest ECONOMY and most successful first two …

Federal judge writes that new abortion rule ‘recklessly disregards’ women’s health

Washington (CNN)A federal judge in Oregon issued a written opinion Monday saying the Trump administration’s abortion clinic-referral restriction “recklessly disregards the health outcomes of women, families, and communities.” McShane said last week that he would issue a preliminary injunction against the federal restrictions, according to The Oregonian, and then later in the week the federal judge inWashington state did just that. “At the heart of this rule is the arrogant assumption that government is better suited to direct the health care of women than their medical providers,” McShane writes. “At a time in our history where government is assessing how we can improve and lower the costs of medical care to all Americans, the Final Rule would create a class …