House Oversight Committee

White House Braces For First Arrest In Mueller Probe

After more than 14 months, the first arrest(s) in the FBI’s long-running probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia – launched in July 2016 by then-FBI Director James Comey before being handed off to Special Counsel Robert Mueller in May – could happen as early as this morning.

"The Bombs Are Still Falling" - MSNBC Urges Government Censorship Of Social Media "To Protect Democracy"

"This isn't new, this is the Kremlin playbook. They have been exacerbating racial tensions in the US [for years]... There is nothing more important than the regulation of these American companies... that are making a lot of money, dominating our lives, hiding behind a lot of intellectual arguments... American democracy is under siege and they are hiding behind intellectual arguments."

Defining Hypocrisy: Democrats Warn Steve Bannon Against Publishing Classified Info On Breitbart

"Steve Bannon has an ongoing obligation to safeguard our nation’s secrets, and he does not gain some kind of extra Constitutional protection just because he is now returning to a position in the media.  If he or anyone else in a similar position fails to meet this obligation and provides classified information to someone who is not entitled to have it, he could and should be brought to justice."

FBI Refuses To Hand Over "Comey Memos" To Congress

House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz said today that the FBI had decided to withhold documents requested by his committee in regards to the ongoing Russia probe. This was revealed in a letter sent by Chaffetz to the FBI responding to the agency’s decision to withhold documents requested by the Committee on May 16, 2017.

Global Markets Rebound To End Volatile Week, As Trump Rout Fades

Two days after the biggest rout in US stocks in 8 months, and one day after Brazil's stock market was halted due to a circuit breaker, wiping out out 8.8% of its market cap, traders are eager to put it all in the rearview mirror and in a quiet session on the last day of the week, S&P futures are set for a green open, up 0.2%, in line with Asian and European markets, all looking to close the week on a positive note.

Former FBI Director Mueller Appointed Special Counsel Of Russia Probe

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein"In my capacity as acting Attorney General, I determined that it is in the public interest for me to exercise my authority and appoint a Special Counsel to assume responsibility for this matter.  Special Counsel Mueller will have all appropriate resources to conduct a thorough and complete investigation, and I am confident that he will follow the facts, apply the law and reach a just result."

Previewing The Main Event: Senate Intel Committee Asks Comey To Testify

After House Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz unleashed the power of his "subpoena pen" last night, sending a letter to the FBI's Acting Director Andrew McCabe demanding all Comey-Trump related memos, the Senate Intelligence Committee is now demanding their seat at the table. 

Trumpquake: Futures Wipe Out Month's Gains In One Session, VIX Spikes

Growing concerns over the turmoil engulfing President Donald Trump’s administration weighed on risk appetite, sending global stocks and US futures lower, pressuring the dollar while boosting yen, gold and VIX. The sharp drop has seen the gains over the past month wiped out in one session.