Mail.com: Elijah Cummings https://www.mail.com/people/36332-elijah-cummings.html Mail.com - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mail.com: Elijah Cummings https://s.uicdn.com/mailint/8.812.0/assets/mailcom_logo_rss.png https://www.mail.com/people/36332-elijah-cummings.html Special prosecutor abruptly named to probe Trump-Russia ties https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5199402-special-prosecutor-abruptly-named-to-probe-trump-r.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump's campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the White House. Mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers. ... Thu, 18 May 2017 07:30:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5199402-special-prosecutor-abruptly-named-to-probe-trump-r.html 2017-05-18T07:30:00Z The Latest: Trump says Russia probe will find no collusion https://www.mail.com/news/world/5201882-latest-trump-russia-probe-will-find-collusion.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to oversee a federal investigation into potential coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election (all times EDT): 9:25 p.m. President Donald Trump says a thorough investigation will confirm what he says is already known: ... Thu, 18 May 2017 01:51:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5201882-latest-trump-russia-probe-will-find-collusion.html 2017-05-18T01:51:00Z Fractious House panel at center of latest Trump probes https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5201634-fractious-house-panel-center-latest-trump-probes.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The oversight committee chosen by House Speaker Paul Ryan to investigate whether President Donald Trump obstructed an FBI probe has been the most publicly aggressive group involved in the cautious, GOP-led investigations. But the fate of its investigation hinges on Ryan's lukewarm support and the sometimes fractious working relationship ... Wed, 17 May 2017 23:17:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5201634-fractious-house-panel-center-latest-trump-probes.html 2017-05-17T23:17:00Z Independent Panel Sought in Trump Russia Probe https://www.mail.com/news/world/5200764-independent-panel-sought-trump-russia-probe.html The top Democrat on a key House oversight panel says Speaker Paul Ryan "has shown he has zero appetite for any investigation of President Trump." (May 17) Wed, 17 May 2017 16:34:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5200764-independent-panel-sought-trump-russia-probe.html 2017-05-17T16:34:00Z Besieged White House denies, defends as new bombshells hit https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5198736-besieged-white-house-denies-defends-bombshells-hit.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump personally appealed to FBI Director James Comey to abandon the bureau's investigation into National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to notes disclosed late Tuesday that Comey wrote after the meeting. The White House issued a furious denial near the end of a tumultuous day spent beating back potentially disastrous news report... Wed, 17 May 2017 02:18:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5198736-besieged-white-house-denies-defends-bombshells-hit.html 2017-05-17T02:18:00Z Survey: Internal watchdogs worried about Trump hiring freeze https://www.mail.com/news/world/5185428-survey-internal-watchdogs-worried-trump-hiring-fre.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Internal watchdogs at federal agencies worry that a hiring freeze imposed by the Trump administration could put their oversight mission at risk, threatening their ability to detect and prevent waste, fraud and abuse, a new survey says. The survey of two dozen inspectors general found that nearly all reported that the hiring freeze negati... Thu, 11 May 2017 18:10:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5185428-survey-internal-watchdogs-worried-trump-hiring-fre.html 2017-05-11T18:10:00Z Democrats once blamed Comey; now they're defending him https://www.mail.com/news/world/5180222-democrats-blamed-comey-theyre-defending.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting with Hillary Clinton herself, Democrats have blamed James Comey for her loss to President Donald Trump. And yet when Trump fired the FBI director, those same Democrats rushed to defend him. "Twilight zone," Clinton's campaign manager Robby Mook wrote on Twitter. "I was as disappointed and frustrated as anyone at how the email in... Wed, 10 May 2017 08:43:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5180222-democrats-blamed-comey-theyre-defending.html 2017-05-10T08:43:00Z The Latest: Trump assails Sen. Schumer for remarks on Comey https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5180026-latest-trump-assails-sen-schumer-remarks-comey.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the firing of FBI Director James Comey (all times local): 12:50 a.m. President Donald Trump is criticizing Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer for comments the New York Democrat made in response to the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Schumer said Tuesday evening that he told Trump ... Wed, 10 May 2017 08:01:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5180026-latest-trump-assails-sen-schumer-remarks-comey.html 2017-05-10T08:01:00Z Trump blames Flynn's vetting on Obama administration https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5152664-trump-blames-flynns-vetting-obama-administration.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Even though he named Michael Flynn to be his top national security aide, President Donald Trump on Friday laid the blame for any flaws in Flynn's vetting at the feet of his predecessor. In an interview airing Friday evening on Fox News Channel's "The First 100 Days," Trump tried to deflect recent criticism of his decision to appoint Flyn... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 22:16:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5152664-trump-blames-flynns-vetting-obama-administration.html 2017-04-28T22:16:00Z The Latest: No House vote on health care this week https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5148598-latest-house-vote-health-care-this-week.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on efforts in Congress to repeal the health care law and agree on a spending bill to keep the government open (all times local): 10:25 p.m. A top House Republican says the chamber will not vote on GOP legislation replacing President Barack Obama's health care law until at least next week. ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 02:31:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5148598-latest-house-vote-health-care-this-week.html 2017-04-28T02:31:00Z Political mainstay heads home to Utah, questions in his wake https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5149436-political-mainstay-heads-to-utah-questions-wake.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Since arriving in Washington in 2009, Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz has been a political mainstay, doggedly investigating Democrats, frequently appearing on cable TV and regularly updating his legions of social media followers with photos of himself, his family and even his dog, Ruby. His Twitter handle reminds people that of the 435 me... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:55:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5149436-political-mainstay-heads-to-utah-questions-wake.html 2017-04-28T01:55:00Z Pentagon joins intensifying probe of former Trump aide Flynn https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5148390-pentagon-joins-intensifying-probe-trump-aide-flynn.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigations intensified into President Donald Trump's ousted national security adviser, Michael Flynn, on Thursday as the Pentagon watchdog joined lawmakers in probing payments he accepted from foreign sources including a Russian state-sponsored TV network. At the same time, documents released by the top Democrat on a House oversight ... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:07:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5148390-pentagon-joins-intensifying-probe-trump-aide-flynn.html 2017-04-28T00:07:00Z The Latest: Trump keeps mum about ousted adviser Flynn https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5149124-latest-trump-mum-ousted-adviser-flynn.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn (all times local): 2:50 p.m. President Donald Trump won't answer new questions about ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Trump ignored questions throughout the day Thursday on news that the Pentagon's acting inspector general ha... Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:59:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5149124-latest-trump-mum-ousted-adviser-flynn.html 2017-04-27T18:59:00Z Lawmakers seek details from Trump group on foreign payments https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5134134-lawmakers-seek-details-trump-group-foreign-payment.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of a House investigations panel asked the Trump Organization on Friday for specifics on how it will donate its profits from foreign government payments to the U.S. Treasury. Before taking office, President Donald Trump promised to donate profits from foreign governments paying for services at his hotels, including one near the White House. A lawyer ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 19:44:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5134134-lawmakers-seek-details-trump-group-foreign-payment.html 2017-04-21T19:44:00Z Government office investigating Trump's transition process https://www.mail.com/news/world/5111136-government-office-investigating-trumps-transition.html WASHINGTON (AP) — A government office is investigating whether President Donald Trump's transition team followed ethical guidelines, including a review if communications with foreign leaders and use of public money. The Government Accountability Office agreed this month to probe the matter at the request of several Democratic lawmakers. The office told th... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:46:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5111136-government-office-investigating-trumps-transition.html 2017-04-12T15:46:00Z Lawmakers want details on Flynn's foreign contacts, payments https://www.mail.com/news/world/5056698-lawmakers-want-details-flynns-foreign-contacts-pay.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans joined Democrats on Wednesday in pressuring the Trump administration to surrender records of former national security adviser Michael Flynn's payments and contacts with foreign officials during the past three years. In a sign of deepening interest among congressional investigators, leaders of the House Oversight and Governmen... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:04:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5056698-lawmakers-want-details-flynns-foreign-contacts-pay.html 2017-03-22T22:04:00Z 10 Things to Know for Friday https://www.mail.com/news/world/5043134-10-things-to-friday.html Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. HOW TRUMP'S BUDGET TARGETS BOTH GOP AND DEMOCRATIC FAVORITES While it targets Democratic priorities like housing, community development and the environment, it also would slash GOP sacred cows like aid to rural schools and subsidi... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:59:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5043134-10-things-to-friday.html 2017-03-17T00:59:00Z Abrupt dismissals leave US attorneys scrambling https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5031690-abrupt-dismissals-leave-us-attorneys-scrambling.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days before Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered dozens of the country's top federal prosecutors to clean out their desks, he gave those political appointees a pep talk during a conference call. The seemingly abrupt about-face Friday left the affected U.S. attorneys scrambling to brief the people left behind and say goodbye to coll... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:45:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5031690-abrupt-dismissals-leave-us-attorneys-scrambling.html 2017-03-13T11:45:00Z Abrupt dismissals spark turmoil among federal prosecutors https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5030274-abrupt-dismissals-spark-turmoil-federal-prosecutor.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Two days before Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered dozens of the country's top federal prosecutors to clean out their desks, he gave those political appointees a pep talk during a conference call. The seemingly abrupt about-face Friday left the affected U.S. attorneys scrambling to brief the people left behind and say goodbye to coll... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:06:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5030274-abrupt-dismissals-spark-turmoil-federal-prosecutor.html 2017-03-13T00:06:00Z Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5028546-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — White House budget director Mick Mulvaney; Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.; Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md. NBC's "Meet the Press" — Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio. ... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 07:56:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5028546-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html 2017-03-11T07:56:00Z Trump transition knew Flynn might register as foreign agent https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5027078-trump-transition-knew-flynn-register-foreign-agent.html WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's transition team learned before the inauguration that incoming National Security Adviser Michael Flynn might register with the government as a foreign agent, White House officials acknowledged Friday. The disclosure suggests that Trump transition lawyers did not view Flynn's lobbying work for a Turkish businessman... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 00:04:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5027078-trump-transition-knew-flynn-register-foreign-agent.html 2017-03-11T00:04:00Z Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5027028-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — White House budget director Mick Mulvaney; Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.; Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md. NBC's "Meet the Press" — Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio. ... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 22:17:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5027028-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html 2017-03-10T22:17:00Z Congress probes Islamic State counterpropaganda operations https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5027552-congress-probes-islamic-counterpropaganda-operatio.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators are demanding documents and contacting witnesses in a wide-ranging probe of the Defense Department's troubled anti-propaganda efforts against the Islamic State group. The investigation by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform follows reporting by The Associated Press in January that uncovered ... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 21:43:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5027552-congress-probes-islamic-counterpropaganda-operatio.html 2017-03-10T21:43:00Z Congress probes Islamic State counter-propaganda operations https://www.mail.com/news/world/5024598-congress-probes-islamic-counter-propaganda-operati.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators are demanding documents and contacting witnesses in a wide-ranging probe of the Defense Department's troubled anti-propaganda efforts against the Islamic State. The investigation by the House Oversight and Government Affairs Committee follows reporting by The Associated Press in January that uncovered critical... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:30:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/world/5024598-congress-probes-islamic-counter-propaganda-operati.html 2017-03-10T13:30:00Z The Latest: Trump picks Huntsman for Russia ambassador https://www.mail.com/scitech/health/5021360-latest-trump-picks-huntsman-russia-ambassador.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 7 p.m. A White House official says former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. is President Donald Trump's choice to be the next U.S. ambassador to Russia. Huntsman will be nominated for the diplomatic post as senior members of Trump's administration face q... Thu, 09 Mar 2017 00:05:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/health/5021360-latest-trump-picks-huntsman-russia-ambassador.html 2017-03-09T00:05:00Z The Latest: Kasich warns against Medicaid phase-out https://www.mail.com/scitech/health/5015836-latest-kasich-warns-medicaid-phase-out.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on new Republican legislation to replace the health care law (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) says phasing out Medicaid coverage without a viable alternative is "counterproductive" and potentially risky. The Republican governor's tweet Tuesday comes in response... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 22:15:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/scitech/health/5015836-latest-kasich-warns-medicaid-phase-out.html 2017-03-07T22:15:00Z The Latest: Trump invites Panama, Trinidad-Tobago leaders https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4980262-latest-trump-invites-panama-trinidad-tobago-leader.html WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times EST): 10:50 p.m. President Donald Trump discussed what the White House calls "shared priorities" in phone calls to the leaders of Panama and the twin-island nation of Trinidad and Tobago. In statements late Sunday, the White House says Trump spoke to Pr... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 04:01:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/4980262-latest-trump-invites-panama-trinidad-tobago-leader.html 2017-02-20T04:01:00Z Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/4977700-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif; retired Vice Adm. Robert Harward. NBC's "Meet the Press" — White House chief of staff Reince Priebus; Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. CBS' "Face the Natio... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:03:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/4977700-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html 2017-02-18T20:03:00Z Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/4977362-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Vice Admiral Robert Harward. NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.; Reps. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Elijah Cummings, D-Md. ... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:34:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/4977362-guest-lineups-sunday-news.html 2017-02-17T23:34:00Z Black lawmakers dismayed by Trump's invite to black reporter https://www.mail.com/entertainment/lifestyle/4974532-black-lawmakers-dismayed-trumps-invite-to-black-re.html WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Congressional Black Caucus expressed bafflement and dismay Thursday after President Donald Trump asked a black reporter to set up a meeting with them. Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina said there is "an element of disrespect" in Trump's comment to journalist April Ryan, asking her whether she was friends with CBC members and could convene a ... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:42:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/lifestyle/4974532-black-lawmakers-dismayed-trumps-invite-to-black-re.html 2017-02-17T00:42:00Z