Democratic Representative Eric Swalwell of the House Intelligence Committee issued a stern warning Wednesday to President Donald Trump concerning Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation of Russian meddling in the elections: “Fire Mueller and we fire you.”
Swalwell told Newsweek by phone Wednesday that his warning was with regard to impeachment should the president interfere in Mueller's investigation.Read more
Andrew Janz has raised millions of dollars for his campaign as a Democrat running for Congress in the Central Valley. But the 34-year-old is used to big numbers: After working his way through undergraduate, graduate and law school, he owes about $300,000 in student debt — more than his mortgage.
Janz is part of a groundswell of younger politicians who are on the front lines of America’s student debt crisis. Seven congressional candidates running in California this year owe at least $10,000, according to a Bay Area News Group analysis of financial disclosures filed with the House ethics office. In addition, seven members of the state’s congressional delegation, all of whom were elected within the last six years, are still paying off thousands of dollars in student loans. Three others reported being in debt for their kids’ education.
That means roughly one out of every six Californians on the ballot for Congress in November owe student debt — together, they’re more than $1.1 million in the red.Read more
Our White House is not for sale, and it’s about time that Congress takes a meaningful stand to ensure that. No U.S. president should be enriched by foreign sources—presidents should hold themselves to a higher standard, and if they won’t, it’s our job to do it for them.
That’s why this week I introduced the Prevent Corrupting Foreign Influence Act, which would make it a criminal offense for the President, the Vice President, their families, or companies in which they have at least half-ownership to accept or receive anything of value from a foreign power or from any company that is more than 50 percent controlled by a foreign power.Read more
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The indictments brought against Russian military intelligence officials who interfered in our election on President Donald Trump’s behalf are proof positive of why Congress must urgently defend Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and protect our democracy.Read more
Supreme Court inaction means Congress must fix the nation’s dirty maps and dirty money
The U.S. Supreme Court has left American democracy struggling under the weight of dirty maps and dirty money, so it’s up to Congress and a loud, loud public to fix it.Read more
Earlier this month, the Trump Administration proposed new regulations for the Federal Title X family planning program that could significantly impact the network of providers currently available to low-income women and restrict what participating providers can discuss with women as part of their family planning care.Read more
DHS secretary says ‘we do not have a policy of separating families at the border’
Democrats in Congress accused Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen of lying amid intensifying outrage over a Trump administration policy requiring border agents to separate migrant children from their parents.
Several members of Congress called Nielsen out after she tweeted Sunday evening “we do not have a policy of separating families at the border.”
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York called Nielsen a “stone cold liar.” Reps. Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas and Katherine Clark of Massachusetts also called Nielsen’s statement a “lie.” California Rep. Eric Swalwell responded, “She knows we can check this, right?”Read more
Over the past year, I’ve spent hours listening to witnesses talk about the events of the 2016 campaign. The House Intelligence Committee, on which I sit, has been investigating Russian interference in the election. Multiple members of Donald Trump’s campaign, businesses, and family, I’ve learned, were contacted by individuals linked to the Russian government—but none of them, so far as we know, reported these contacts to law-enforcement agencies.Read more
U.S. Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Dublin, expected severe blowback from the gun lobby when he began to talk openly about banning possession of assault weapons. But who could have imagined that it would extend to a Facebook post celebrating his son’s first birthday?
“Look at this,” Swalwell said, pulling out his cell phone to scroll through the 230 comments on the post from earlier this month. Among the heart emoji and exclamations of “adorable!” and “congratulations!” were caustic calls for Swalwell to leave the country — or others that were more explicit and vile.
It’s a good thing Nelson is too young to read.
“They have focused their fire on every post I make,” Swalwell said. “They just light you up.”Read more