In a bad sign for trade talks, Trump deploys a new label for China’s Xi – ‘enemy’

Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Even as trade tensions continued to heat up, President Donald Trump would make sure to refer to China’s president, Xi Jinping, as his “friend.” On Friday, though, Trump unveiled a new label for his Chinese counterpart: “enemy.” “My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powell or Chairman Xi?” Trump also said Friday that he had “hereby ord


Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017. Even as trade tensions continued to heat up, President Donald Trump would make sure to refer to China’s president, Xi Jinping, as his “friend.” On Friday, though, Trump unveiled a new label for his Chinese counterpart: “enemy.” “My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powell or Chairman Xi?” Trump also said Friday that he had “hereby ord
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In a bad sign for trade talks, Trump deploys a new label for China's Xi – 'enemy'

Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a welcome ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on November 9, 2017.

Even as trade tensions continued to heat up, President Donald Trump would make sure to refer to China’s president, Xi Jinping, as his “friend.” On Friday, though, Trump unveiled a new label for his Chinese counterpart: “enemy.”

In one of a series of tweets that rattled markets, the president posed a question to his more than 60 million followers comparing Xi to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.

“My only question is, who is our bigger enemy, Jay Powell or Chairman Xi?” Trump wrote.

The tweet came shortly after China announced that it will impose 5%-10% tariffs on $75 billion worth of U.S. goods and reinstate duties on American autos. The tariffs will come in two batches, on Sept. 1 and Dec. 15, which are the same days that Trump’s newest round of tariffs on Chinese goods will go into effect.

The S&P 500 index of large publicly traded companies was down about 1.8% Friday morning after briefly going positive. Trump also said Friday that he had “hereby ordered” U.S. firms to seek an “alternative ” to China.

At first blush, Trump’s comment was striking not for its slam on the communist leader, but for the critique of the American central bank chairman whom Trump himself appointed.

But it also suggests that the president’s personal relationship with Xi, which Trump has touted as the best route to completing a major trade deal uniting the world’s two largest economies, is at a low point.


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A voter who could be key to Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 hopes? Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s political origin story is inextricably tied to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a regulatory agency the presidential contender envisioned while an influential professor at Harvard Law School. But Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who until October was a federal appeals court judge in Washington, made his views clear before his confirmation. Read more: Supreme Court could cripple consumer finance watchdog if agency critic Brett Kavanaugh is confirmedIn his first term on th


Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s political origin story is inextricably tied to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a regulatory agency the presidential contender envisioned while an influential professor at Harvard Law School. But Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who until October was a federal appeals court judge in Washington, made his views clear before his confirmation. Read more: Supreme Court could cripple consumer finance watchdog if agency critic Brett Kavanaugh is confirmedIn his first term on th
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A voter who could be key to Elizabeth Warren's 2020 hopes? Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s political origin story is inextricably tied to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, a regulatory agency the presidential contender envisioned while an influential professor at Harvard Law School.

In the brief biography included on her campaign’s Twitter account, Warren boasts that she is the “mom” of the agency. In Iowa, a staffer recently got the CFPB’s initials tattooed on her bottom lip.

But the fate of the Obama-era regulatory agency is now in the hands of a skeptical Supreme Court, which is weighing whether to take up a case that would allow it to rule on the constitutionality of the agency’s structure. The court is being asked to declare the CFPB — and all of its actions to date — unlawful.

The top court has not yet considered the matter. But Justice Brett Kavanaugh, who until October was a federal appeals court judge in Washington, made his views clear before his confirmation.

“The CFPB’s departure from historical practice, threat to individual liberty, and diminution of Presidential authority combine to make this an overwhelming case of unconstitutionality,” Kavanaugh wrote in a dissent in 2018. A little more than a year before, Kavanaugh authored an opinion, later overruled, striking down the agency.

Read more: Supreme Court could cripple consumer finance watchdog if agency critic Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed

In his first term on the bench, Kavanaugh has proven to be near the court’s ideological center.

If he and the court’s four other Republican-appointed justices put Warren’s signature accomplishment in the dust bin, the decision could dent the Massachusetts Democrat’s argument that she is the best presidential candidate to accomplish “big, structural change” while in office.

And it could focus attention on questions about the constitutionality of another Warren pledge, a federal wealth tax on the ultra-rich, which Warren says will raise the funds to pay for other key parts of her agenda. Those who advised Warren on the wealth tax plan have said they are uncertain about whether the top court will approve it.

The case is another instance in which the Supreme Court, with a newly reliable conservative majority, could hamper Democratic political goals. In the wake of Kavanaugh’s confirmation last year, liberal activists have pressured Democrats to reform the court, which they have argued has grown politicized.

Warren herself has indicated that she is open to expanding the size of the nine-member panel, drawing a contrast between herself and fellow progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who has ruled out the idea.

Read more: The Supreme Court could stop Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax dead in its tracks

In a sign of the rising political profile of the top court, a number of Democratic senators, including presidential contender Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, filed an unusual brief with the justices this week telling them to “heal” or face the prospect of getting “restructured.”

The Warren campaign did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Warren has previously defended the constitutionality of the CFPB, and said that other government agencies, such as the Comptroller of the Currency, have similar structures.

The CFPB said in 2017 it had returned $12 billion in financial relief to consumers since it was created seven years earlier in the wake of the financial crisis. The Trump administration has severely curtailed its enforcement actions.


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Roger Stone and the DOJ are fighting in court over a clip from ‘The Godfather Part II’

Longtime Republican strategist and former Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone wants a clip from “The Godfather Part II” to sleep with the fishes — at least during his upcoming trial. “I kept saying Michael Corleone did this, Michael Corleone did that, so I said, yeah, sure,” Pentangeli says, downplaying his earlier comments, in which he accused Corleone of crimes. Stone, who was indicted in January on charges including witness tampering, says the clip will make him out to be a “murderous mafioso.


Longtime Republican strategist and former Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone wants a clip from “The Godfather Part II” to sleep with the fishes — at least during his upcoming trial. “I kept saying Michael Corleone did this, Michael Corleone did that, so I said, yeah, sure,” Pentangeli says, downplaying his earlier comments, in which he accused Corleone of crimes. Stone, who was indicted in January on charges including witness tampering, says the clip will make him out to be a “murderous mafioso.
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Roger Stone and the DOJ are fighting in court over a clip from 'The Godfather Part II'

Longtime Republican strategist and former Trump campaign advisor Roger Stone wants a clip from “The Godfather Part II” to sleep with the fishes — at least during his upcoming trial.

The conservative provocateur and the Department of Justice have been sparring for a month over whether jurors can be shown a 4-minute-and-20-second clip from the film.

The video shows Corleone family mob leader Frank Pentangeli lying to Congress — and abandoning his plans to incriminate Michael Corleone — during a dramatic hearing in which Corleone makes an appearance in the audience.

“I don’t know nothing about that,” Pentangeli says in response to a question about Corleone’s connections to organized crime. “Oh — I was in the olive oil business with his father but that was a long time ago.”

“I kept saying Michael Corleone did this, Michael Corleone did that, so I said, yeah, sure,” Pentangeli says, downplaying his earlier comments, in which he accused Corleone of crimes.

Stone, who was indicted in January on charges including witness tampering, says the clip will make him out to be a “murderous mafioso.” The Justice Department calls the video “directly relevant to the charge.”

The Justice Department charged Stone in January with obstruction, false statements and witness tampering in a 24-page indictment that cites the 1974 crime drama.


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Elizabeth Warren calls for investigation into FTC for ‘misleading’ Equifax data breach victims over compensation

The settlement required the company to provide free credit monitoring to every individual affected by the breach, or compensation of “up to” $125 each for those who opted out. According to the FTC, millions of people visited the settlement website in just the first week. In one statement, published the day the settlement was announced, the FTC claimed that Equifax victims could claim “free credit monitoring OR $125 if you decide not to enroll.” “As of today, the infographic on the FTC website no


The settlement required the company to provide free credit monitoring to every individual affected by the breach, or compensation of “up to” $125 each for those who opted out. According to the FTC, millions of people visited the settlement website in just the first week. In one statement, published the day the settlement was announced, the FTC claimed that Equifax victims could claim “free credit monitoring OR $125 if you decide not to enroll.” “As of today, the infographic on the FTC website no
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Elizabeth Warren calls for investigation into FTC for 'misleading' Equifax data breach victims over compensation

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) takes the stage during the first night of the Democratic presidential debate on June 26, 2019 in Miami, Florida.

“Unfortunately, it appears as though the agency itself may have misled the American public about the terms of the Equifax settlement and their ability to obtain the full reimbursement to which they are entitled,” she wrote.

“The FTC has the authority to investigate and protect the public from unfair or deceptive acts or practices, including deceptive advertising,” Warren wrote to Andrew Katsaros, the agency watchdog, in a letter dated Tuesday.

Presidential contender Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants the Federal Trade Commission’s inspector general to open an investigation into the agency after it announced that victims of the Equifax data breach will get “nowhere near” the $125 compensation package originally advertised.

The FTC announced last month that Equifax agreed to pay up to $700 million to settle a range of government claims against it for the 2017 breach that exposed the personal information of nearly 1 in 2 Americans.

The settlement required the company to provide free credit monitoring to every individual affected by the breach, or compensation of “up to” $125 each for those who opted out. To fund the compensation package, the settlement created a $31 million fund.

Warren notes that fund “would pay exactly 248,000 individuals” the full $125, “less than 1% of the 145 million individuals affected by the breach.”

According to the FTC, millions of people visited the settlement website in just the first week.

Under the terms of the settlement, if more than 248,000 people sought compensation, the amount paid to each individual would be reduced.

“There’s apparently a run on settlements so there’s anxiety people are going to get 16 cent checks,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., wrote in a July 26 post on Twitter, warning her followers to select the free credit monitoring. The New York congresswoman had originally advised her followers to “go get your check from Equifax! $125 is a nice chunk of change.”

Warren wrote that the FTC seemed to mislead customers about the possibility that payments could be less than $125. On at least two occasions, she wrote, the FTC “appeared to misinform consumers by failing to tell them about these potential reductions until after they had signed up for payments.”

In one statement, published the day the settlement was announced, the FTC claimed that Equifax victims could claim “free credit monitoring OR $125 if you decide not to enroll.” In an infographic that was on the FTC website until at least Aug. 6, the FTC said consumers could ”sign up for free credit monitoring for up to 10 years OR get a cash payment of $125 for credit monitoring you already have.”

“These pages did not inform consumers that the cash payment was subject to — and in fact, was very likely to be — severely reduced,” Warren wrote. “As of today, the infographic on the FTC website now does not even mention the possibility of consumers receiving the $125 payment.”

Warren’s letter asks for the inspector general to investigate whether any “individuals or offices” at the FTC violated a federal law that prohibits “unfair or deceptive acts.” The FTC is the agency responsible for overseeing the law.

The Massachusetts senator is also asking for an investigation into whether the FTC had “any estimate” of how many people would choose the cash payment option, and how the agency arrived at that estimate.

Equifax and the FTC did not respond to requests for comment. On its website, the FTC notes that it will be possible for those who have claimed the cash option to switch to free credit monitoring instead. Those who have submitted a claim for cash payment will receive an email from the settlement administrator with more details, the website says.

The letter comes months before the filing deadline to submit claims under the settlement, which is Jan. 22, 2020. Benefits will be delivered “Jan. 23, 2020, at the earliest,” according to the FTC.

— CNBC’s Jordan McDonald contributed to this report.


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Withdrawal of US troops in Syria strengthened ISIS resurgence, DOD watchdog says

“We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency,” he wrote in a post on Twitter announcing the decision. The report says that ISIS retains between 14,000 and 18,000 members in Iraq and Syria, including about 3,000 foreign fighters. In both countries, ISIS fighters carried out targeted assassinations, ambushes, suicide bombings in public places, and set fire to fields of crops, the report said. “Despite losing its territorial ‘caliphate,’ the Islamic St


“We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency,” he wrote in a post on Twitter announcing the decision. The report says that ISIS retains between 14,000 and 18,000 members in Iraq and Syria, including about 3,000 foreign fighters. In both countries, ISIS fighters carried out targeted assassinations, ambushes, suicide bombings in public places, and set fire to fields of crops, the report said. “Despite losing its territorial ‘caliphate,’ the Islamic St
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Withdrawal of US troops in Syria strengthened ISIS resurgence, DOD watchdog says

A convoy of US forces armoured vehicles drives near the village of Yalanli, on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Manbij, on March 5, 2017.

Syrian forces backed by the United States are struggling to contain ISIS following President Donald Trump’s partial withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country, a Defense Department watchdog warned in a report released this week.

The report, produced by the department’s office of inspector general, found that between April and June the so-called Islamic State consolidated its power in Iraq and mounted a resurgence in Syria.

Trump announced in December that the U.S. would soon reduce its fighting force in Syria, surprising allies and prompting the departure of then-Defense Secretary James Mattis.

“We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency,” he wrote in a post on Twitter announcing the decision.

“I defeated 100% [of the] caliphate,” Trump said during an interview with C-SPAN last month. “That doesn’t mean ISIS doesn’t go running around bombing a store and doing what they do, because they’re stone cold crazy, but we’ve done a great job.”

But the report, which largely summarizes the views of the U.S.-led military task force overseeing operations against ISIS, says that the group remains a threat in Iraq and Syria despite the loss of its final stronghold in Syria earlier this year.

The report says that ISIS retains between 14,000 and 18,000 members in Iraq and Syria, including about 3,000 foreign fighters. It also retains an extensive, global social media operation to recruit fighters.

In both countries, ISIS fighters carried out targeted assassinations, ambushes, suicide bombings in public places, and set fire to fields of crops, the report said.

The White House did not respond to a request for comment.

The insurgency did not carry out conventional attacks or attempt to take back territory, the report said, instead it sought to wreak havoc and decrease support for government institutions.

In Syria, it also began to reestablish “illicit fundraising capabilities” which the report likened to “taxes” on residents and businesses where it operates, the inspector general found. In Iraq, it was able to establish logistics nodes for coordinating attacks, bolstered by fighters who arrived from Syria following their final territorial defeat in March.

The group is strongest in Syria in the Dayr az Zawr province, parts of Raqqah province, and Homs province near Palmyra, the report said.

The report says the U.S. drawdown, completed in the spring, left American-backed Syrian forces ill-prepared to develop trust with local communities and develop human-based intelligence “necessary to confront ISIS resurgent cells and insurgent capabilities in Syria.”

“Despite losing its territorial ‘caliphate,’ the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) solidified its insurgent capabilities in Iraq and was resurging in Syria this quarter,” the report says.

In one massive camp in Syria, Al Hol, the absence of U.S. troops has left Syrian partners without the ability to provide more than minimal security, leading to the “uncontested conditions to spread of ISIS ideology.”

“ISIS is likely exploiting the lack of security to enlist new members and re-engage members who have left the battlefield,” the report says.

The withdrawal also limited the U.S. capacity to track the humanitarian situation at the camp, which is home to 70,000 people, two-thirds of which the International Committee of the Red Cross estimates are children.

The United Nations estimates that 11,000 residents of the camp are relatives of ISIS fighters, and the U.S. military estimates that as many as 45,000 are ISIS supporters.

In the coming months, the U.N. estimates that upward of 30,000 Iraqi residents at al Hol, primarily women and children, will return to Iraq.

Neither the Department of Defense nor the Department of State responded to a request for comment.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Wednesday that he had not read the report, The Wall Street Journal reported, but noted that the administration “is incredibly mindful of the success we’ve had versus ISIS, and the challenge that it continues to present to the world.”


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Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sues Justice Department over firing

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice on Thursday over his 2018 firing, which came just over 24 hours before he planned to retire, alleging the punishment was “politically motivated and retaliatory.” The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Washington. It names Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray, as well as the DOJ and FBI, as defendants. It comes the same week that another longtime FBI official who was fir


Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice on Thursday over his 2018 firing, which came just over 24 hours before he planned to retire, alleging the punishment was “politically motivated and retaliatory.” The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Washington. It names Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray, as well as the DOJ and FBI, as defendants. It comes the same week that another longtime FBI official who was fir
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Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sues Justice Department over firing

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice on Thursday over his 2018 firing, which came just over 24 hours before he planned to retire, alleging the punishment was “politically motivated and retaliatory.”

The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court in Washington. It names Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray, as well as the DOJ and FBI, as defendants. It comes the same week that another longtime FBI official who was fired from the bureau, Peter Strzok, brought suit alleging unlawful termination.

McCabe, who served in the FBI for more than two decades, alleged that President Donald Trump schemed to “discredit and remove DOJ and FBI employees who were deemed to be his partisan opponents because they were not politically loyal to him.”

McCabe’s public firing by then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions on March 16, 2018 was a “critical element” of the scheme, according to the suit. It says that the reason given for his firing — that he violated the law and FBI media rules by disclosing information related to an investigation into Hillary Clinton — was a pretext.


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Former Defense Secretary James Mattis returns to General Dynamics’ board of directors

Defense Secretary James Mattis waits outside of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., April 23, 2018. Former Defense Secretary James Mattis was elected to the board of directors of the defense contracting giant General Dynamics on Wednesday, the company said. “We are honored to have him on our board.” Mattis previously served on the General Dynamics board of directors before joining the Trump administration in 2017 to become the 26th secretary of defense. Mattis, a Marine veteran, left the Trump adm


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Former Defense Secretary James Mattis returns to General Dynamics' board of directors

Defense Secretary James Mattis waits outside of the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., April 23, 2018.

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis was elected to the board of directors of the defense contracting giant General Dynamics on Wednesday, the company said.

“Jim is a thoughtful, deliberate and principled leader with a proven track record of selfless service to our nation,” said Phebe Novakovic, the company’s CEO, in a statement. “We are honored to have him on our board.”

Mattis previously served on the General Dynamics board of directors before joining the Trump administration in 2017 to become the 26th secretary of defense.

Mattis, a Marine veteran, left the Trump administration in a shock resignation in December one day after President Donald Trump ordered the withdrawal of 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria.


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Elizabeth Warren unveils $85 billion proposal to guarantee high-speed internet access

Senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren in the first round of the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by CNN at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on July 30, 2019. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren unveiled a proposal to guarantee universal high-speed internet access on Wednesday as part of a new plan to invest in rural communities. “That means publicly-owned and operated networks — and no giant [internet service providers] runni


Senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren in the first round of the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by CNN at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on July 30, 2019. Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren unveiled a proposal to guarantee universal high-speed internet access on Wednesday as part of a new plan to invest in rural communities. “That means publicly-owned and operated networks — and no giant [internet service providers] runni
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Elizabeth Warren unveils $85 billion proposal to guarantee high-speed internet access

Senator from Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren in the first round of the second Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season hosted by CNN at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan on July 30, 2019.

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren unveiled a proposal to guarantee universal high-speed internet access on Wednesday as part of a new plan to invest in rural communities.

“I will make sure every home in America has a fiber broadband connection at a price families can afford,” the senator from Massachusetts wrote in a post on the blogging platform Medium. “That means publicly-owned and operated networks — and no giant [internet service providers] running away with taxpayer dollars.”

Warren said she would create a federal Office of Broadband Access to manage an $85 billion grant program. The grants would be awarded to electricity and telephone cooperatives, nonprofits, tribes and municipalities that pledge to bring high-speed internet to underserved areas.


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White House to host discussion on violent online extremism – but Trump isn’t expected to attend

Kraft Heinz is cratering: Stock hits all-time low after finally…Kraft Heinz new CEO Miguel Patricio said, “The level of decline we experienced in the first half of this year is nothing we should find acceptable moving forward. We have…Food & Beverageread more


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House Democrats ask National Archives for Brett Kavanaugh’s White House records

US Judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks after being nominated by US President Donald Trump (L) to the Supreme Court in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. Two Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee requested records from the National Archives on Tuesday related to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s time in the White House under President George W. Bush. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., who chairs


US Judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks after being nominated by US President Donald Trump (L) to the Supreme Court in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. Two Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee requested records from the National Archives on Tuesday related to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s time in the White House under President George W. Bush. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., who chairs
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House Democrats ask National Archives for Brett Kavanaugh's White House records

US Judge Brett Kavanaugh speaks after being nominated by US President Donald Trump (L) to the Supreme Court in the East Room of the White House on July 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.

Two Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee requested records from the National Archives on Tuesday related to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s time in the White House under President George W. Bush.

The request renews the records fight that dominated Kavanaugh’s nomination hearings before the controversy was subsumed by sexual-misconduct accusations against the then-federal appeals court judge.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., who chairs the subcommittee on the courts, issued a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration seeking records related to Kavanaugh’s time as staff secretary and in the White House counsel’s office. Kavanaugh served in the White House from 2001 to 2006.

In particular, Nadler and Johnson are asking for all emails Kavanaugh sent or received as well as the “textual records contained in [his] office files.”

“In the coming year, the Supreme Court will again address important matters regarding civil rights, criminal justice, and immigration,” the two lawmakers wrote. “The Court may also review certain high-profile cases related to reproductive rights, the separation of powers, and the limits of executive authority — all topics within the jurisdiction of the House Judiciary Committee.”

Nadler and Johnson wrote that they are seeking the records under the Presidential Records Act. The law provides congressional committees access to records that “contain information that is needed for the conduct of [their] business and that is not otherwise available.”


Company: cnbc, Activity: cnbc, Date: 2019-08-06  Authors: tucker higgins
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