His "duties to the American people now must prevail" over the president-elect's "personal ties to the Trump Organization businesses," say pro-democracy groups.
Nine legislators, their staff and 200 activists packed the hearing room of the US House Judiciary Committee to standing room only recently to demand an end to mass voter suppression and the manipulation of U elections.
Embattled Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli apparently did not show up for his hearing Thursday before the House Oversight Committee with a mind to shift public opinion in his favor or convince attendant legislators that he held anything resembling respect for the proceedings.
In the aftermath of that famously discredited New York Times story about a "criminal referral" regarding Hillary Clinton's emails, a few important questions stand out among many that remain unanswered.
A look at the day's political happenings, including Sen. John McCain's hypocrisy on "secret emails" and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's revelation about the scary way a GOP-controlled Senate would act.
Back in 2008, when Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner was just the lowly president of the New York Federal Reserve, he was involved in some interactions with embattled insurance giant AIG that apparently resulted in AIG withholding important information from the public. Now Geithner's under pressure from at least one concerned member of Congress to testify about this matter.
It's clear from this monologue by Rep. Elijah Cummings that, when he wonders aloud if Neel Kashkari is a "chump" for enabling companies like AIG to hand out huge executive bonuses while seeking federal bailout money, Cummings already knows the answer.