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.
Rod Rosenstein's departure had been expected since the confirmation of William Barr as attorney general. The White House nominated a replacement for the department's No. 2 slot weeks ago.
US President Donald Trump sought to have special counsel Robert Mueller removed nearly two years ago from the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the long-awaited Mueller report revealed.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference in 2016 US presidential election will be released next month, Attorney General Bill Barr says, adding he was currently redacting sensitive material from the report.
With his name officially cleared over accusations of collusion with Russia during the 2016 elections, the US president can use his exoneration for political advantage, but he still has hurdles to clear.
Although some Republicans backed the vote to overturn the president's veto, the Democrat-controlled House was 38 votes short of the number needed for the required two-thirds majority.
Russia is reacting with an "I told you so" in state media after the conclusion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Moscow's involvement in the US presidential election didn't find evidence of collusion.
The much-anticipated report on the investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 US presidential election has been submitted with opposition lawmakers pushing for its details to be made public.
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