Sessions Has Asked A Federal Prosecutor To Oversee Document Production From The Clinton Email Investigation After Trump's Criticism
US Attorney John Lausch will be overseeing the production of documents to a House committee relating to the Justice Department's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private server. Over the weekend, President Trump accused the department of stalling.
Kirsten Gillibrand Pledges To Stop Accepting Donations From Corporate PACs
The New York senator — a national fundraising powerhouse — joins Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and Maria Cantwell in pledging to reject corporate PAC money. [Update: Following Gillibrand's announcement, Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey the same pledge on Wednesday night.]
All You Need To Know About This Weekend's Vote To Change The Democratic 2020 Primary Process
A year and a half ago, Sanders and Clinton forces formed a commission to make the Democratic primary more fair. This weekend, members of the commission voted on recommendations to reduce the number of superdelegates, change the caucus process, and set new rules at the DNC. But that doesn't mean the changes will be adopted.
Jeff Sessions Just Said He Now Remembers Knowing About A Trump Campaign Aide Who Communicated With Russia
The Attorney General has recused himself from the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 election and previously denied knowledge of contact between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Many Democrats Are Now Donating Harvey Weinstein's Campaign Contributions To Charity
Weinstein — who was fired from The Weinstein Company on Sunday in the wake of multiple sexual harassment allegations — has been a prolific donor to Democratic candidates and causes. As many Democratic U.S. senators and two governors said they'd give contributions from Weinstein to charity, the Democratic National Committee said they would redirect $30,000 in his most recent donations to other political groups.
The House Was Expected To Vote To Deregulate Gun Silencers, But Now Its Future is Unclear
Legislation to make it easier to buy gun silencers — already delayed once after the congressional baseball shooting in June — seemed close to getting a vote in the House. But after a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas, the bill’s future is uncertain.
Hillary Clinton Will Raise Money For A Clinton Foundation Still In Transition
Last year, in advance of a potential Clinton presidency, the Clinton Foundation announced massive changes to its size and scope. In the aftermath of her loss, the foundation is still figuring out its direction and facing some tough realities — as Clinton returns to help raise money.