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Republicans join push to lift secrecy around misconduct in Congress

Republicans join push to lift secrecy around misconduct in Congress

Published 15/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: The Presidential motorcade awaits the departure of U.S. President Donald Trump from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, U.S. on November 28, 2017. [more…]

Republican Representative Farenthold will not seek re-election

Republican Representative Farenthold will not seek re-election

Published 14/12/2017

Rep. Blake Farenthold arrives before Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein testifies to the House Judiciary Committee hearing on oversight of the Justice Department on [more…]

Franken and Franks resign as misconduct charges batter Congress

Franken and Franks resign as misconduct charges batter Congress

Published 08/12/2017

U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) departs the U.S. Capitol with his wife Franni after announcing his resignation over allegations of sexual misconduct on Capitol Hill [more…]

Rep. Franks to resign after staff members’ complaints of harassment

Rep. Franks to resign after staff members’ complaints of harassment

Published 08/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: House Freedom Caucus member Rep. Trent Franks (R-VA) talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstWASHINGTON (Reuters) [more…]

House ethics panel probing Rep. Farenthold over harassment allegations

House ethics panel probing Rep. Farenthold over harassment allegations

Published 08/12/2017

FILE PHOTO: Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-TX) arrives for a closed Republican conference meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. BernsteinWASHINGTON [more…]

Conyers defiant as Democratic leaders call on him to resign

Conyers defiant as Democratic leaders call on him to resign

Published 01/12/2017

U.S. Representative John Conyers (D-MI) participates in a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. July 12, 2016. Picture taken July 12, [more…]

‘Ashamed’ Franken says he won’t quit Senate over groping accusations

‘Ashamed’ Franken says he won’t quit Senate over groping accusations

Published 27/11/2017

U.S. Senator Al Franken, trying to salvage his political career amid accusations of groping or inappropriately touching women, said on Sunday he does not plan to resign but called himself "embarrassed and ashamed." [more…]

Democrats to question Sessions on Russia meetings

Democrats to question Sessions on Russia meetings

Published 14/11/2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will face a barrage of questions from Democrats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday over whether he lied about communications between President Donald Trump's election campaign and Russian representatives. [more…]

Trump`s `covfefe` tweet leaves Internet guessing

Trump`s `covfefe` tweet leaves Internet guessing

Published 31/05/2017

A late night Tweet is seen from the personal Twitter account of U.S. President Donald Trump, May 31, 2017. The Tweet reads, 'Despite the constant negative press covfefe'. Donald Trump/Twitter/Handout via REUTERS

A midnight tweet by Donald Trump unleashed a wave of sometimes mocking speculation by Internet users wondering what the U.S. president meant by writing "covfefe" in an apparently unfinished Twitter post that lingered online for hours.

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Under fire, Trump`s attorney general removes himself from campaign probes

Under fire, Trump`s attorney general removes himself from campaign probes

Published 03/03/2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks at a news conference at the Justice Department in Washington, U.S., March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday he would stay out of any probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election but maintained he did nothing wrong by failing to disclose he met last year with Russia's ambassador.

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