District Judge Marsha Pechman ruled people who are detained after entering the US to seek protection are entitled to bond hearings. Attorney General William Barr's policy for indefinite detention was due to take effect on July 15.
A US House committee voted to recommend that two cabinet secretaries be held in contempt of Congress. This comes after President Trump initiated executive privilege over documents regarding adding a citizenship question to the 2020 US census.
The US House of Representatives passed a resolution along party lines enforcing subpoenas which could have an impact on officials in the Trump administration.
Democrats who control the House approved the measure authorising House committees to file lawsuits in federal court seeking orders from judges to compel officials to cooperate with congressional inquiries.
Attorney General William Barr and former White House counsel Don McGahn failed to comply with subpoenas related to the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller denies his probe of Russian election meddling exonerated President Donald Trump of obstruction of justice but says Justice Department policy prevented him from charging the US president.
The memorandum comes as the White House spars with congressional Democrats over the work of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Mueller led a two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election.
US Senate Intelligence Committee strikes deal with Donald Trump Jr to appear for a closed-door testimony next month, as part of panel's Russia investigation.
The vote escalates the Democrats' extraordinary legal battle with the Trump administration over access to special counsel Robert Mueller's Trump-Russia report.
Executive privilege is a right claimed by US presidents to withhold information about internal executive branch deliberations from other branches of government. Democrats have condemned the move.
Democrats will try to hold the US Attorney General William Barr in contempt over special counsel Robert Mueller's report. He is being accused of spinning the results of the investigation to President Donald Trump's benefit.
Testifying for the first time since releasing Mueller's report, William Barr faced sharp questioning from Senate Democrats who accused him of making misleading comments.
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