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Democrats Disgusted, Enraged by Trump’s Omarosa Comments
President called former White House aide a ‘dog’ in tweet

President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched another round of derisive comments against former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Democrats in Congress condemned President Donald Trump’s latest batch of derisive comments toward Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former White House aide.

After a Tuesday morning tweet in which Trump called Manigault a “crazed, crying lowlife” and a “dog,” several House Democrats took consternation from insults they said were tinged with racial and misogynistic connotations.

Trump’s Business Tangles Rankle Democrats, Watchdog Groups
Critic questions whether the Oval Office will become ’another revenue center’

Then-GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump in March gave a tour at the construction site for the Trump International Hotel, at the Old Post Office Pavilion in downtown Washington. (Al Drago/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The potential ethics pitfalls stemming from Donald Trump’s private enterprises will test congressional Democrats and government watchdog groups, as they try to pressure the incoming president to fully separate himself from his global business deals.

It is likely to be a long fight, spanning well into Trump’s presidency.

Republicans Press to Keep Clinton Investigation Going
Clinton camp says efforts "will only backfire"

Utah Republican Rep. Jason Chaffetz, left, and South Carolina Republican Trey Gowdy,  (standing) before a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, are looking at ways to further investigate Hillary Clinton. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Updated: 7/1/ 7:30 p.m. The Justice Department’s decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton over her handling of classified information while secretary of state ended one investigation. But Republicans are pressing for more scrutiny — beginning this week.  

House and Senate Republicans will pursue Clinton on two fronts over the email scandal that has amplified their criticism of her as untrustworthy just as she prepares to accept her party’s nomination for president the week after next in Philadelphia.   

Republicans Grill Comey On Clinton’s Classified Emails
 

The House Oversight and Government Reform committee held a hearing Thursday grilling FBI Director James B. Comey on his announcement that the FBI would not be recommending charges against Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server.

Comey defended the impartiality of his decision, saying “the recommendation was made the way you would want it to be, by people who don’t give a hoot about politics.”