Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-MD) wrote in a Friday letter that the committee had obtained documents showing that lawyers for President Trump lied to the Office of Government Ethics about Trump’s reimbursements to Michael Cohen for the hush money payments made to two women.
Just a few hours after President Trump declared a national emergency at the southern border, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) announced Friday that it will file a lawsuit next week challenging the declaration.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) said Tuesday that he will bring the Green New Deal up for a vote in the Senate in an apparent attempt to force Democrats to go on the record about the proposal drafted by some of the party’s most liberal members.
At the end of the House Judiciary Committee’s hearing with acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker on Friday, Chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said that he was not satisfied with Whitaker’s responses to certain questions and that he will use a subpoena to obtain those answers if necessary.
Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker revealed on Friday that the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of California, Greg Scott, sat in on a briefing Whitaker received on special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.