Published: Fri, June 21, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

IL lawmakers join calls for Trump impeachment

IL lawmakers join calls for Trump impeachment

Hicks said that she didn't find that request "concerning", but she did believe it was "odd".

The lawmakers' announcements came after former White House aide Hope Hicks refused to answer House Judiciary Committee questions on Wednesday about Trump during his presidency.

"I think that's very freaky to have a bunch of old, pervy congressmen asking somebody who has no new information about her love life", said Nunes.

"If you're going to go, you ought to go".

"Nobody quite understood why she was back in the U.S. Capitol yesterday doing essentially another deposition", Nunes said.

Trump administration bargainers offered a one-year budget freeze and said Democratic spending demands remained too high as talks with congressional leaders aimed at averting deep cuts in defense and domestic programs seemed no closer to resolution Wednesday.

As the debate continues, he added, it would be wise for House Democrats to tread carefully.

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Currently, Republicans maintain thin majorities in both chambers-51 to 49 in the House of Delegates and 21 to 19 in the Senate. After the state legislature did not adopt a remedial plan, the district court appointed a special master to draft one.

Democratic lawmakers said White House lawyers did not claim executive privilege but argued that Hicks was immune from having to testify, which they called a "bogus" position that does not exist in law.

The interview frustrated Democrats who hoped to get more information about several episodes that special counsel Robert Mueller reviewed for obstruction of justice. "I've said that he had a conflict when he didn't". During a line of questioning from Rep. David Cicilline, D-Rhode Island, Hicks was asked whether the campaign was "happy to receive information damaging to Hillary Clinton".

The top Judiciary Committee Republican, Representative Doug Collins of Georgia, again ridiculed Democrats following the transcript's release, saying Hicks' testimony brought nothing new to light and suggested Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler should subpoena Mueller to secure his testimony. While she worked at the White House, Hicks was reportedly romantically involved with Rob Porter, who served as White House staff secretary until February 7, 2018.

"The president has every intention of keeping the government open and keeping the soundness of the full faith and credit of the government", Mnuchin told reporters.

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"We don't know all of it yet and the more new facts come out the better-informed decision the American people and then the Congress can make on this issue", Schumer said at a press conference on Tuesday.

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