House Democrats are kicking off the first wave of hearings this week, looking into all aspects of the president’s financial, political and administrative life. President Trump is claiming these investigations into him are “ridiculous” and part of a witch hunt. Stephanie Ruhle is joined by PBS Newshour White House Correspondent Yamiche Alcindor, Bloomberg Opinion Executive Editor, Tim O’Brien, New York Times Opinion Columnist Bret Stephens, and MSNBC Legal Analyst Maya Wiley to discuss what these investigations mean for the president.
President Donald Trump appeared before a divided Congress for the first time to appeal to lawmakers' sense of unity at a moment of deepening partisan spite. His calls for conciliation were met with mostly stone-faced silence from Democrats, who bitterly oppose his agenda and accuse him of hastening the decline in cross-party cooperation.
It was his first time addressing the Democratic-majority House, and his political nemesis, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, offered applause only sparingly. "We must reject the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution," Trump told Congress near the beginning of his State of the Union address, claiming in his speech that he is putting forward "the agenda of the United States."
Yet it didn't take long for Trump's irritation at Democrats to rise to the surface. "An economic miracle is taking place in the United States -- and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics or ridiculous partisan investigations," the President said to only a smattering of applause. "If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. It just doesn't work that way!" Democrats have promised they will use new investigative powers to probe everything from Trump's tax returns to his policy decisions to members of his Cabinet.
The special counsel Robert Mueller is also continuing his look into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
After the longest shutdown in US history, a deal between congressional leaders has been reached between Democrats and Republicans at least until February 15.
The deal means that, for the next three weeks at least, closed government departments will open, and some 800-thousand people will go back to work.
"I am very proud to announce today that we have reached a deal to end the government shut down" says Donald Trump. He made the announcement at a news conference outside the White House.
President Donald Trump signaled that a large down payment for a border wall could lead to the end of the partial government shutdown hours after the Senate voted down a GOP and a Democratic proposal to end the stalemate.
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Growing criticism surrounds President Trump over what is now the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. This comes as a recent poll finds 53 percent of respondents find Trump and the GOP responsible for the fallout. NBC's Kristen Welker reports on the latest.
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President Trump unleashed in a news conference Wednesday, touting Republican gains in the Senate after the midterms and also mocking several House Republicans who he says lost because they were insufficiently loyal to him. The president got into a heated exchange with CNN correspondent Jim Acosta, whose press access was later suspended from the White House. NBC White House correspondent Peter Alexander reports for TODAY.
President Trump is holding a rare open-ended press conference in New York after the United Nations General Assembly. This comes as his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, faces increased scrutiny ahead of a Thursday hearing with one of his accusers.