Scott Wartman Cincinnati Enquirer Published 8:16 AM EST Nov 16, 2018 Rep. Steve Chabot, fresh off a tough re-election campaign, now has a new battle. At stake is the top Republican spot on the powerful House Judiciary Committee, a key committee where any investigations or impeachment of President Donald Trump would begin. The competition could put him at odds with his fellow Ohio Republican colleague and congressman, Jim Jordan, R-Urbana, who Politico reported is Trump's preference for the post. If the Democrats launch investigations into Trump's administration when they take over in January, Chabot wants to be in the middle of the fray for the Republicans. He opposes impeachment, saying there's no evidence Trump has done anything illegal. "We know the Democratic base is going to be urging and pushing the Democrats in the judiciary committee to move forward on impeachment on everybody from cabinet officials to the … [Read more...] about Trump impeachment: Who will lead House Judiciary Committee GOP?
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President Trump has been pushing to put a loyal GOP lawmaker in charge of the House Judiciary Committee, which is expected to revive its Russia probe and launch new ones into the administration when Democrats take control in January. Trump has urged House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California to cut a deal with Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, founder of the conservative Freedom Caucus, who unsuccessfully challenged McCarthy for the minority leader’s post next Congress, Politico reported. It wasn’t clear what the deal would entail, but word of their talks sparked speculation among lawmakers that Trump may try to push Jordan to become the top Republican lawmaker on the Judiciary Committee so that he could mount a strong defense of the president, according to the website. “Jim Jordan will be the ranking member of the Judiciary Committee,” top Trump ally Corey Lewandowski told MSNBC on Tuesday. But McCarthy does not have authority to appoint a lawmaker to any … [Read more...] about Trump angles to put loyalist in charge of House Judiciary Committee
POLITICS 09/28/2018 10:57 am ET Updated 1 hour ago If the Senate Judiciary Committee won't do it, they will. By Amanda Terkel At least five Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are willing to investigate Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Reps. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) told HuffPost they are now joining the colleagues in pushing for a probe. “Someone committed perjury under oath in the Senate Judiciary Committee and I think it was Judge Kavanaugh and therefore he should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law and should not serve as a judge on any court,” said Gutiérrez in a comment to HuffPost Friday. Gutiérrez is retiring at the end of his term so will not be present for the next Congress. They join Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) and Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.), who is the ranking member of the committee. Any credible investigation of the accusations against Kavanaugh must … [Read more...] about House Judiciary Committee Democrats Ready To Investigate Brett Kavanaugh
U.S. Donald Trump One of the former FBI officials whom President Donald Trump has labeled “FBI lovers” and blasted as an example of a campaign within the Justice Department against his administration and campaign is reportedly refusing to answer a subpoena handed down by the House Judiciary Committee. Lisa Page, an ex-FBI lawyer who was romantically involved with former lead Trump-Russia investigator Peter Strzok, will not yet appear before the committee as she has not been told what topics will be discussed and the FBI has not given her documents to review, her attorney Amy Jeffress told Politico. "As a result, Lisa is not going to appear for an interview at this time," Jeffress in a statement. Members of the committee, especially Republicans and Trump defenders, had hoped to have Page’s testimony before Strzok appears publicly on Thursday. Strzok appeared before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees behind closed doors last month for more than 11 … [Read more...] about Trump Target, Ex-FBI Lawyer Lisa Page Refuses to Comply With Subpoena by House Judiciary Committee
Karoun Demirjian, The Washington Post Published 1:07 pm, Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Aaron P. Bernstein Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 The House Judiciary Committee took a key political step Tuesday toward formally censuring Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for the Justice Department's failure to furnish certain documents to lawmakers. The House Judiciary Committee took a key political step Tuesday toward formally censuring Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein for the Justice Department's failure to furnish certain documents to lawmakers. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Aaron P. Bernstein House Judiciary Committee recommends anti-Rosenstein resolution for floor vote 1 / 1 Back to Gallery WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee took a key political step Tuesday toward formally … [Read more...] about House Judiciary Committee recommends anti-Rosenstein resolution for floor vote