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Former FBI director Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel to oversee the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian meddling. Democrats and Republicans were happy about the appointment, but President Trump called it the “single greatest witch hunt” of a president in American history. Congress could form an independent commission, but Republicans oppose the move.
President Donald Trump is now contradicting his own letter to James Comey, and saying that he would have fired Comey regardless of the recommendation from his deputy attorney general. Also, how has all this news been affecting agents within the FBI?
House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican party leadership corralled just enough votes to pass the health care bill -- 217 to 213. All the House Democrats and 20 Republicans voted against the bill. Some of California’s Republican delegation had been undecided until today, but in the end, all of them voted “yes.” The bill allows states to scrap many of the protections provided under Obamacare.
Congressman Elijah Cummings has released documents showing that President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn was warned not to accept foreign government payments in 2014. Flynn still took a $45,000 speaking fee in 2015 from the Kremlin-backed news network RT.
Senator Dianne Feinstein faced an angry crowd at her town hall in Los Angeles Thursday. The anger came from her would-be supporters -- people on the left. Also, a new bill wants to make it illegal for local police to cooperate with the feds who are targeting marijuana growers.
With the crackdown on illegal immigration, jail space is becoming harder to find. So the Trump administration is cutting back some of the regulations on immigrant detention centers. Also, when it comes to healthcare, Alaska’s insurance marketplace was on the brink of implosion until the state came up with a plan to save Obamacare.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has recused himself from leading the Russia investigation. We look at his replacement -- a Texas Republican who was a Trump supporter during the campaign.
Two White House officials have been identified as sharing confidential intelligence with California Congressman Devin Nunes, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee. The committee’s investigation into how Russia meddled in the 2016 election is on hold for now. California’s Adam Schiff is the top Democrat on the committee, and he explains what’s next for the investigation.
Two California congressmen are at the center of the investigation into possible ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russia. Republican Devin Nunes, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, is a Central Valley dairy farmer. His Democratic counterpart is Adam Schiff, a Los Angeles former prosecutor.
We look at President Trump’s new potential business interests in China, and whether they violate the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. Also, a Washington DC wine bar has sued the president, saying the Trump Hotel has an unfair advantage because of its tie to the president.
The Arizona state senate has passed a bill that would criminalize certain forms of protest. This comes as angry voters confront Congress members at town hall meetings nationwide. Also, California could become the first state in the union to offer universal single-payer health care. A new bill has been introduced that begins the conversation.
House Speaker Paul Ryan says Republicans are ready to introduce their plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. There’s also been an uptick in how many liberals are falling for conspiracy theories in order to explain the Trump administration’s actions.
What’s next for the more than a million undocumented estimated to live in LA and Orange Counties? President Trump’s unscripted phone calls with world leaders are making State Department veterans nervous.
A meeting between Mexico’s president and Donald Trump is cancelled over disagreements on who will pay for Trump’s border wall. But there may be more similarities than differences between the two leaders.
White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon is behind many of Donald Trump’s policies, including the recent travel ban on people from seven Muslim-majority countries. Protests over Milo Yiannopoulos are stirring up conversations around free speech v. hate speech. And Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen shares his new short story collection “The Refugees.”
Ben Carson has no experience running a government agency, but it looks like he will soon head the $47 billion Department of Housing and Urban Development. Also today, Donald Trump’s nominee for CIA director was questioned on his views on torture.
Californians are concerned about health care as a Republican Congress and new president vow to repeal Obamacare. What are Republicans’ plans beyond that, and would Democrats support them? We also hear from the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe about what’s next for the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Donald Trump picks a climate change denier and opponent of federal environmental rules to head the Environmental Protection Agency. What will California do to protect its air and water from what will likely be a loosening of federal rules?
California Governor Jerry Brown has picked Congressman Xavier Becerra for the state’s open attorney general seat. The position may gain national attention as state lawmakers pledge to fight the incoming Trump administration on several fronts.