A Top Democrat Investigating Russia Has Been Absent From Congress For Nearly Two Months After Surgery
Rep. Elijah Cummings had "minimally invasive" heart surgery in late May and was expected to leave the hospital within a "few days," but hasn't voted since. Staff say Cummings has been in touch regularly while at home doing physical therapy, but would not say when he will return.
Congressional Investigators Want Documents On Mike Flynn's Ties To Russia And Other Foreign Countries
The top Republican and Democrat on the House Oversight Committee asked the FBI, the White House, the Defense department and the Director of National Intelligence Wednesday for documents showing any contact or payments between Flynn and Russian, Turkish and other foreign sources.
Trump Must Give Up Hotel Before Inauguration, Agency Tells Lawmakers
Major development in dispute over Donald Trump's conflicts of interest: The government agency that leases a taxpayer-owned landmark for Trump's Washington, DC, hotel has told lawmakers that the president-elect will be in breach of the contract unless he relinquishes his ownership interest. Updated: This story was updated to include a statement by a GSA spokesperson.
AIG CEO Apologizes Again For Comparing Criticism Of Bonuses To Lynching
After a meeting with Maryland Congressman Elijah Cummings, Robert Benmosche said that he had "unintentionally trivialized a horrible legacy of our country. That was the opposite of my intent." But his new remarks are consistent with what he's been saying about the AIG bonuses since he took over in 2009.