House Judiciary Committee

Entertainer and activist Jon Stewart lends his support to firefighters, first responders and survivors of the September 11 terror attacks at a hearing by the House Judiciary Committee as it considers permanent authorization of the Victim Compensation Fund
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June 11, 2019 - 5:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Comedian Jon Stewart scolded Congress Tuesday for failing to ensure that a victims' compensation fund set up after the 9/11 attacks never runs out of money. Stewart, a longtime advocate for 9/11 responders, angrily called out lawmakers for failing to attend a hearing on a bill to...
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The witness chair in the House Judiciary Committee
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May 21, 2019 - 9:14 am
UPDATED: 5:45 a.m. __ By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro WASHINGTON (AP?KYWNewsradio) — House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler gaveled open a Trump-Russia hearing Tuesday with an empty witness chair and a stern warning that former White House Counsel Don McGahn will be held in contempt for...
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House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., moves ahead with a vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress after last-minute negotiations stalled with the Justice Department.
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May 08, 2019 - 4:55 pm
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Lisa Mascaro and Jonathan Lemire WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee voted Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the Democrats' extraordinary legal battle with the Trump administration over access to special counsel...
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In this May 1, 2019, file photo, Attorney General William Barr is sworn in to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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May 08, 2019 - 10:21 am
UPDATED: 10:45 a.m. By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is invoking executive privilege, reserving the right to block the full release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on the Russia probe, escalating President Donald Trump's battle...
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House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler
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May 06, 2019 - 12:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler has scheduled a Wednesday vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress, escalating the battle between the Democrat-led House and President Donald Trump over special counsel Robert Mueller's report. Nadler is...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., speaks to the media at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 2, 2019.
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May 02, 2019 - 8:14 am
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr skipped a House hearing Thursday on special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia report, escalating an already acrimonious battle between Democrats and President Donald Trump's Justice Department. House...
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Attorney General William Barr speaks about the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller's report during a news conference, Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Department of Justice in Washington.
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April 28, 2019 - 1:45 pm
By Mary Clare Jalonick WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has informed the House Judiciary Committee that Attorney General William Barr may not attend a Thursday hearing to review special counsel Robert Mueller's report due to objections over the panel's format, according to a Democratic...
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House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., joined at right by Ranking Member Doug Collins, R-Ga., prepares for the start of a hearing on The Equality Act, a comprehensive nondiscrimination bill for LGBT rights, Washington, D.C.
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April 03, 2019 - 10:47 am
By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee approved subpoenas Wednesday for special counsel Robert Mueller's full Russia report as Democrats pressure the Justice Department to release the document without redactions. The committee voted 24-17 to give...
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Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., questions Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker as he appears before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, in Washington.
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March 04, 2019 - 10:25 am
UPDATED: 12 p.m. By Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is launching a sweeping new probe of President Donald Trump, his White House, his campaign and his businesses, sending document requests to 81 people linked to the president and his associates...
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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker speaks after telling Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., that his time has expired during questioning before the House Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019, in Washington.
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February 08, 2019 - 10:29 am
UPDATED 4:48 p.m. By Eric Tucker and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said on Friday that he has "not interfered in any way" in the special counsel's Russia investigation as he faced a contentious and partisan congressional hearing in...
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