Newly empowered Democrats are trying to force the administration’s hand on Manafort-linked Oleg Deripaska.
Andrew Desiderio is a former congressional reporter for The Daily Beast, based on Capitol Hill. His political reporting has been published in RealClearPolitics and BBC News.
Why upset the White House on their way out of power?
Lawmakers could not come to an agreement on the president’s demand for $5 billion in border wall funding.
The Foreign Relations chairman said the U.S. was weeks away from launching a ‘major clearing operation’ in the Euphrates River Valley when Trump decided to withdraw from Syria.
‘You can’t make this stuff up!’ retiring Sen. Bob Corker joked on Thursday amid a chaotic D.C. scramble to avert a government shutdown.
The White House has said it will take a position on the funding bill only after it passes. Lawmakers are confused.
‘In the face of fear of Fox News, fear of their base, fear of mean tweets, stand up for the values of this country and not slink away into retirement,’ the ex-FBI director said.
During the tense exchanges, Vice President Mike Pence sat stoically next to Trump and remained silent.