The House of Representatives has applied for a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration's use of funds to construct a border wall under 10 U.S.C. § 284 and 10 U.S.C. § 2808(a). The document is available here and below.
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President Trump and the Trump Organization have filed a lawsuit against Rep. Elijah Cummings, the chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, and the accounting firm Mazars USA LLP. The complaint addresses the committee's subpoena for and negotiation over the release of Trump's financial information.
The options for checking a president who abuses his power to the degree that Trump has are functionally impeachment proceedings or nothing.
President Trump’s veto likely means that the Yemen resolution will never become law. But it also sheds light on the next stage in the fight over U.S. involvement in Yemen.
Congress has managed twice to obtain federal grand jury information in prior special counsel investigations, but the legal and factual landscape surrounding those situations is distinct from the landscape surrounding the Mueller report.
Attorney General Bill Barr will testify on Wednesday morning before the Senate Appropriations Committee on the Department of Justice fiscal 2020 budget request. The livestream is available here and below.
Livestream: Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on Nomination of Jeffrey Rosen to be Deputy Attorney General
The Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. to consider the nomination of Jeffrey A. Rosen to be the next deputy attorney general. The livestream is available here. Rosen's prepared testimony is available here and below.
On Apr. 4, prosecutors in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York charged Pat Carlineo of New York with threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Mn.) in phone calls to her office. The complaint and supporting affidavit are available in full here and below.
Attorney General Bill Bar will testify before the House Committee on Appropriations on the Department of Justice FY2020 budget request. The livestream is available here and below.