Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s secretary of state pick, faced tough questioning from U.S. senators during his confirmation hearing Wednesday, declining to pledge that the incoming administration would uphold sanctions against Russia.
Senior Obama administration officials in their final days in office are seeking to cover-up from Congress key details of the Iran nuclear deal, according to documents and sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon about continued efforts by the White House to block formal investigations into secret diplomacy with Tehran that resulted in a $1.7 billion cash payment by the United States.
Florida Democrat Patrick Erin Murphy was defeated handily by incumbent Republican Sen. Marco Rubio on Tuesday, giving Republicans a boost in its effort to maintain control over the Senate.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio (R.) has widened his lead over Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy to a six-point margin, according to the latest Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday.
Florida Rep. Patrick Murphy (D.) claimed PolitiFact had debunked every attack thrown against him during his senatorial debate Wednesday with Sen. Marco Rubio (R.), but the same fact-checking website penned an article the following day rejecting that notion.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch is declining to comply with an investigation by leading members of Congress about the Obama administration’s secret efforts to send Iran $1.7 billion in cash earlier this year, prompting accusations that Lynch has “pleaded the Fifth” Amendment to avoid incriminating herself over these payments, according to lawmakers and communications exclusively obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.