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Congress investigates security clearances: Oversight committee gives ultimatum to White House – CNNPolitics

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The chairman of the House Oversight Committee issued a stark warning Friday to White House counsel Pat Cipollone, demanding that the White House turn over documents and comply with interviews related to how the White House handled security clearances of some of the President’s closest advisers.

Source: Congress investigates security clearances: Oversight committee gives ultimatum to White House – CNNPolitics

Republicans: Cohen lawyer says key topics off-limits for congressional hearing – CNNPolitics

Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony next month will exclude any topic that’s “under investigation,” Republicans say they were told by Cohen’s lawyer, which could mean Cohen won’t discuss lying to Congress about the Trump Tower Moscow project or the payments made to women during the 2016 campaign for their silence.

Source: Republicans: Cohen lawyer says key topics off-limits for congressional hearing – CNNPolitics

A beefed-up White House legal team prepares aggressive defense of Trump’s executive privilege as investigations loom large – The Washington Post

The strategy could lock the administration and Congress in protracted legal standoffs over the special counsel report and House investigations that may ultimately go to the Supreme Court.

Source: A beefed-up White House legal team prepares aggressive defense of Trump’s executive privilege as investigations loom large – The Washington Post