Executive branch

In this April 18, 2018, photo, the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump is threatening to broadly assert executive privilege to block a series of current and former aides from testifying before Congress, including some who already cooperated with the special counsel’s Russia probe. It’s a strategy that could yield a messy, drawn-out legal fight.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
April 27, 2019 - 4:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Since George Washington's time, presidents have used executive privilege to resist congressional inquiries in the name of protecting the confidentiality of their decision-making. President Donald Trump threatened this past week to broadly assert executive privilege to block a...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 24, 2009 file photo, Candidate Sven Giegold speaks at the party conference of Alliance 90/The Greens in Dortmund, Germany. A lawmaker with Germany's left-leaning Greens says Thursday, April 25, 2019 his party won't back any candidate for president of the European Union's executive branch who relies on support from the far right. The comment by Sven Giegold, a veteran German lawmaker in the European Parliament, was directed toward the center-right European People's Party and its leading candidate for the European Commission, Manfred Weber. EU elections are being held in the 28 member countries May 23-26. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)
April 25, 2019 - 2:24 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A leading candidate for Germany's left-leaning Greens said Thursday that his party won't back any candidate for president of the European Union's executive branch who relies on support from the far right. Populist and far-right parties critical of the EU are expected to make gains in...
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President Donald Trump waves after talking to reporters as he leaves the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 24, 2019, for a trip to Atlanta with first lady Melania Trump to participate an opioids summit. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
April 24, 2019 - 6:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just say no. As House Democrats ramp up their post-Mueller investigations into President Donald Trump, his strategy for responding is simple: Resist on every legal front. The administration is straining to hold off congressional investigators, including their efforts to obtain the...
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Special counsel Robert Mueller's report, with redactions, as released on Thursday, April 18, 2019, is photographed in Washington. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
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April 18, 2019 - 7:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller's report suggests that the chairman of the Senate intelligence committee may have shared information with the White House after a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, W. Samuel Patten leaves the federal court in Washington, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Washington political consultant initially entangled in the Russia investigation was sentenced to three years of probation for illegal lobbying and skirting the ban on foreign donations to President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 12, 2019 - 11:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington political consultant initially entangled in the Russia investigation was sentenced Friday to three years of probation for illegal lobbying and skirting the ban on foreign donations to President Donald Trump's inaugural committee. W. Samuel Patten and prosecutors had...
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President Donald Trump holds up his fist as he finishes his speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition's annual leadership meeting, Saturday April 6, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 08, 2019 - 5:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump looks to reshape the executive branch, he's avoiding the words "you're hired." Trump's choice of Kevin McAleenan as acting replacement for Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen spotlights the president's increasing reliance on a once-obscure...
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April 03, 2019 - 9:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The House Intelligence Committee wants to interview — and has requested records from — a key planner of President Donald Trump's inauguration, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday, adding to a growing list of inquiries into the funding of the celebratory events. The...
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A pro-Brexit leave the European Union supporter takes part in a protest outside the House of Parliament in London, Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The European Parliament's chief Brexit official says he wants to limit any Brexit deadline extension to a few months at best, fearing it will take over the whole European election campaign. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
March 14, 2019 - 2:30 am
STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 9:10 p.m. The European Commission is warning Britain's Parliament that voting against Brexit happening without a withdrawal deal in place isn't enough and lawmakers must approve the deal, too. An official from the EU's executive...
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March 13, 2019 - 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government watchdog says former Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke didn't engage in illegal political activity when he went to Pennsylvania about a year ago to announce federal grants shortly before a special House election. The Office of Special Counsel released its finding this...
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FILE- In this Jan. 20, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington. State authorities in New Jersey have subpoenaed a host of financial records from the committee that organized President Donald Trump's inauguration, Friday, Feb. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
February 27, 2019 - 9:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's inaugural committee has received a subpoena from the attorney general for the District of Columbia, the third request it has received from prosecutors for financial records over the past month. The subpoena, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated...
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