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Keeping up with legislation, congressional investigations, member actions and the general goings-on in the halls of Congress.

Lindsey Graham Releases FISA Witness Wish List

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham on Friday identified 17 FBI and Justice Department employees he wants to interview regarding the FBI’s surveillance abuses against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. In a letter to Attorney General William Barr, Graham identified several FBI agents who helped put together applications for surveillance warrants submitted to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) ...

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House Intel Republicans Boycott Hearing, Citing Schiff’s Failure To Hold Hearing On FISA Abuse

In a rare move, the Republican members of the House Intelligence Committee will boycott a hearing scheduled for Wednesday morning, saying that Chairman Adam Schiff has “strayed” from conducting business relevant to the panel, including by failing to hold a hearing over the Justice Department inspector general’s report on FBI abuses of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). “Under your ...

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Pelosi Omits Christians As She Lists Religious Persecutions Around The World

Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi omitted mentioning Christians as she listed those persecuted for their religious beliefs around the world Thursday. The House speaker specifically prayed for people of Muslim, Jewish and Buddhists faiths. Her omission comes as Christians endure severe persecutions around the world, facing near “genocide” levels. Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi failed to mention Christians as she ...

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GOP Senators Waste No Time Investigating Hunter Biden After Impeachment Acquittal

The Republican chairmen of two Senate committees wasted no time after President Donald Trump’s impeachment acquittal Wednesday before opening up a new area of inquiry related to Hunter Biden’s foreign business activities. Minutes after the Senate voted to acquit Trump, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson of Wisconsin released a ...

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Ilhan Omar Continues To Dump Big Bucks Into Alleged Boyfriend’s Firm

Over half of Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar’s campaign expenditures in the last quarter of 2019 went to her alleged boyfriend’s consulting firm, according to Federal Election Commission filings released Friday. Omar’s campaign paid $217,000 to E Street Group LLC between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 for research services, digital advertising, fundraising consulting, travel and more, filings show. The firm ...

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Senators’ Letter Stirs Mystery Over 4 Classified Footnotes In FISA Report

The Republican chairmen of two Senate committees asked Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz on Tuesday to declassify information in four footnotes in the report on the FBI’s investigation of the Trump campaign. The senators said the redacted information is “essential” for the public to fully understand what went wrong in the probe. “The American people have a right to ...

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Watch Live: Senate Impeachment Trial – Day 2

The U.S. Senate continues its impeachment trial based on Democrats’ articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Wednesday’s events are expected to center around the House Manager’s opening arguments. (Related: See Day 1 of the proceedings here) Coverage begins at 1:00 p.m. EST. Fox News CBS News Content created by Conservative Daily News and some content syndicated through CDN is available ...

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Watch: Senate Impeachment Trial – Day 1

The Senate begins laying the groundwork to address the Democrats’ articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump and hold a trial. Coverage starts at 1 p.m. EST. RSBN Fox News Content created by Conservative Daily News and some content syndicated through CDN is available for re-publication without charge under the Creative Commons license. Visit our syndication page for details and requirements.

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Ilhan Omar Says ‘We Must Stop Detaining’ Illegal Immigrants

Democratic Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar on Thursday called for the U.S. government to cease detaining illegal immigrants. Omar tweeted an ABC News story about a tiny Georgia town having more detained illegal immigrants than residents. Her takeaway: America shouldn’t be detaining those who cross the border illegally. “This should never be the case,” she wrote. “The cruelty of our immigration ...

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