On Nov. 15, the House Chairman of the Homeland Security Committee and acting Chairwoman of the Oversight and Reform Committee sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office. The letter requests a review of whether the Federal Vacancies and Reform Act was violated in the recently updated process of succession at the Department of Homeland Security. The document is available here and below.
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The White House released a rough transcript of a phone call between President Trump and President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine from April 21, 2019. Trump made this call to congratulate Zelensky on his election victory. The transcript of the July 25 call can be read here. The newly released April transcript can be found here and below.
On Nov. 15, the House Intelligence Committee held the second public hearing of the impeachment inquiry with testimony from Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. The opening statements of Chairman Adam Schiff, Rep.
On Nov. 15, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will hold the second public hearing of the impeachment inquiry with testimony from Marie Yovanovitch, the former ambassador to Ukraine. The livestream is available here and below.
On Nov. 14 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, Eric Meiggs and Declan Harrington were charged with wire fraud, computer fraud and aggravated identity theft, among other charges. The indictment alleges an extensive nationwide scheme to steal victims' social media accounts and cryptocurrency. The full indictment is available here and below.
On Nov. 12, Russian national Aleksei Yurievich Burkov made an initial court appearance in Alexandria, Virginia. The appearance followed his extradition from Israel that had faced strong opposition from Russian officials. The indictment from 2016 alleges that Burkov ran a website called Cardplanet that contributed to more than $20 million in credit card fraud.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has denied President Trump's petition for a rehearing en banc in Donald J. Trump v. Mazars, LLP et al. The order was issued per curiam with Judges Karen Henderson, Gregory Katsas and Neomi Rao dissenting. The court also denied a motion for a panel rehearing. Both orders can be view below.
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The U.S. District Court in the District of Massachusetts held that searches of electronic devices at ports of entry require reasonable suspicion. The document is available here and below.
On Nov. 13, the House Intelligence Committee held the first public hearing of the impeachment inquiry. The opening statement of Chairman Adam Schiff, the opening statement of George Kent and the opening statement of William B. Taylor are available below.
On Nov. 13, the House Armed Services Subcommittees on Readiness and Tactical Air and Land Forces will hold a joint hearing on the F-35 program. The hearing will feature testimony from Ellen Lord, the undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment; Robert Behler, the director of operational test and evaluation in the office of the secretary of defense; Lt. Gen.