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Theresa May quits: UK set for new PM by end of July – BBC News

Theresa May has said she will quit as Conservative leader on 7 June, paving the way for a contest to decide a new prime minister.In an emotional statement, she said she had done her best to deliver Brexit and it was a matter of “deep regret” that she had been unable to do so.Mrs May said she would continue to serve as PM while a Conservative leadership contest takes place.The party said it hoped a new leader could be in place by the end of July.

Source: Theresa May quits: UK set for new PM by end of July – BBC News

Trump Asserts Executive Privilege over Mueller Report

Here we go. The Trump administration has just asserted executive privilege over the Mueller report.

Your move, Congress. Specifically, Jerry Nadler.

From the article:

The Justice Department has informed House Judiciary chairman Jerry Nadler this morning that the “President has asserted executive privilege over the entirety of the subpoenaed materials.”

Trump DAG asserts in letter to Congress executive privilege over Mueller report

Source: https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/barr-contempt-mueller-report/h_f677b79348a74773806928740abb438f

Mnuchin Tells House in Letter He Will Not Turn Over Trump Tax Returns

From the article:

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday told House Democrats he would not furnish President Trump’s tax returns despite their legal request, the latest move by Trump administration officials to shield the president from congressional investigations.

” Mnuchin added that requests from Congress “must serve a legitimate legislative purpose” and that the request from Democrats does not. “

The legal battle will begin.


Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/mnuchin-rejects-democrats-demand-to-hand-over-trumps-tax-returns-all-but-ensuring-legal-battle/2019/05/06/5483f8ac-7022-11e9-9eb4-0828f5389013_story.html