Jeff Duncan

Trump Formally Clears Release of Nunes Memo
President ignores FBI director’s objections as Democrats howl

House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., makes his way from the panel's office to a news conference at the Capitol in March. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Ignoring warnings from his hand-picked FBI director, President Donald Trump on Friday cleared the release of a classified memo compiled by House Intelligence Committee Republicans alleging the bureau overstepped its authorities early in the Russia election meddling probe.

President Donald Trump confirmed he cleared the Nunes memo for release, telling reporters on Friday that its contents amount to a “disgrace.”

Justice, FBI Brass Have Anti-Republican Bias, Trump Says
Democrats warn that president and GOP are trying to undermine special counsel Russia probe

President Donald Trump delivers his State of the Union address on Tuesday night. By Friday, he was back to attacking his own Justice Department and FBI. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Senior Justice Department and FBI officials have a collective anti-Republican bias and have “politicized the sacred investigative process,” President Donald Trump tweeted Friday.

The broadside came just hours before he is expected to clear House Republicans to release a controversial memo charging the bureau with overstepping its authority.

White House Will Release Nunes Memo ‘Quick,’ Kelly Says
Without reviewing it, Trump said he would ‘100 percent’ make it public

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly says President Donald Trump “wants everything out so the American people can make up their own minds.” (Win McNamee/Getty Images file photo)

The White House plans to release soon a classified memo crafted by House Republicans that casts doubt on the Justice Department’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged ties to Russia and that country’s meddling in the 2016 election, Chief of Staff John Kelly said Wednesday.

“It will be released here pretty quick, I think, and the whole world can see it,” Kelly told Fox News Radio.

Trump Appears Ready to Release GOP Memo Without Seeing It
President makes commitment but spokeswoman admits he hasn’t reviewed it yet

President Donald Trump was urged to release a classified memo crafted by House Republicans after Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

President Donald Trump appears poised to release a classified memo crafted by House Republicans that casts doubt on the Justice Department’s investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties with Russia and that country’s election meddling without first reviewing it.

As Trump exited the House chamber Tuesday night after delivering his first State of the Union address, South Carolina GOP Rep. Jeff Duncan shouted: “Mr. President, let’s release the memo.”

Congress’ Gun Massacre Caucus
Dealing with mass shootings is becoming all too familiar for many members

South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, center left, with Rep. Mark Sanford to his right and then-Gov. Nikki Haley, second from right, attend a memorial service commemorating the anniversary of the 2015 mass shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. (Sean Rayford/Getty Images file photo)

On Dec. 14, 2012, Elizabeth Esty was attending a social media workshop for new members of Congress at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She had been elected to represent Connecticut’s 5th District a month earlier.

“I raised my hand and I said, ‘Here’s an example right now — I’m getting texts and alerts that there’s been a shooting and we don’t know what happened,’” she said.

Las Vegas Shooting Reignites Gun Debate on Capitol Hill
Members offer prayers and condolences to victims and families, tributes to police and first responders

People scramble for shelter at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival after a gunman opened fire, leaving at least 50 people dead and more than 2oo wounded. (David Becker/Getty Images)

Democratic lawmakers on Monday morning renewed their pleas for legislative action to restrict access to firearms after a gunman unleashed a storm of bullets on concertgoers on the Las Vegas Strip late Sunday night.

At least 58 people were killed, officials said. Multiple media outlets have reported that more than 500 people were taken to local hospitals for treatment in what is the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.

Word on the Hill: Labor Day
Himes for children in Harvey, local artists and save the date for bottomless rosé

(National Symphony Orchestra)

Happy Labor Day weekend and last day of August recess.

The Capitol is holding the annual Labor Day Concert on Sunday, featuring the National Symphony Orchestra. The gates open at 3 p.m., dress rehearsal is at 3:30 p.m., and the concert is at 8 p.m.. All events are free and open to the public, and no tickets are required.

Members Describe Shooting: Baseball Field Became ‘Killing Field’
Players describe terror, confusion as gunman opens fire on Republican team practice

Tennessee Rep. Chuck Fleischmann tells reporters about the scene at the Republicans’ baseball practice on Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, where a gunman wounded five people, including Majority Whip Steve Scalise. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)


Republican congressmen described frantic efforts to find cover as they felt like “sitting ducks” when a gunman opened fire on them during their practice Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, for the Congressional Baseball Game.

TV Ads Tell Conservatives to Vote With Trump on Health Care
American Action Network targets Freedom Caucus members in their districts

From left, Republican Reps. Dave Brat of Virginia, Mo Brooks of Alabama, and Mark Meadows of North Carolina are among the targets of the new GOP ad campaign. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A Republican issue advocacy group with close ties to House leadership is running half a million dollars in TV ads to pressure Freedom Caucus members to vote with President Donald Trump on the Republicans’ health care plan. 

American Action Network is running spots in 30 districts on Fox News beginning Thursday for two weeks. It’s the first time an outside group is invoking the president’s support for the health care plan in its paid advertising for the bill. 

Sewell and Duncan Bet on NCAA Championship
South Carolina and Alabama lawmakers had bet on last year’s game, too

Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., posed with Rep. Jeff Duncan, R-S.C., who had to wear a Bear Bryant-style hat to settle their bet after Alabama beat Clemson in the NCAA football championship game. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Clemson University is back for a rematch against Alabama University in the NCAA football championship and Rep. Jeff Duncan is as well.

Duncan played football at Clemson in the mid-1980s and last year bet on the game against Rep. Terri A. Sewell, D-Ala.