And keeping hold of the Senate is especially important for Trump since it will give the White House the chance to press on with one of his major legacy-building initiatives, restocking the federal judiciary with conservatives.
Though a separate case involving similar allegations filed by the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia is further along, the D.C. case is the only one that has congressional Democrats as the plaintiffs.
"I believe I've seen evidence of obstruction of justice", U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, told CNN. White House staff decide whether journalists are eligible, though the Secret Service determines whether their applications are approved.
McConnell eschewed further attempts to get him to respond to heated presidential rhetoric, refusing to call the migrant caravan - still hundreds of miles from the southern US border - a "crisis", as Trump did in high profile campaign rallies created to turn out the GOP base.
Many first-time candidates this year were inspired to run for office, at least in part, by the 2016 presidential election - both the fact that the first female major-party nominee ever lost, and that Donald Trump, who is very unpopular among women (particularly Democratic women), won. When they asked how the Trump Organization arrived at the $151,470 in profits it paid back to the Treasury for foreign stays at his hotels, they got silence.
"You are a rude, bad person".
Emanuel, who as a member of Congress oversaw his party's takeover of the House in 2006, said he has no doubt that what took place yesterday in House races was a rejection of the President, especially given the strength of the economy and the degree to which congressional district lines favour the Republicans.
"Think of how his position with Republicans improves", Asman said about Trump. Women were 21 points more likely to vote for Democrats than Republicans in House races - 60 percent voted for Democrats, to 38 percent who voted for Republicans.
The Democrats took back the House with a surge of fresh new candidates and an outpouring of voter enthusiasm Tuesday, breaking the GOP's monopoly on power in Washington and setting the stage for a multitude of investigations of President Donald Trump that could engulf his administration over the next two years.
Democrats, whose very relevance in the Trump era depended on winning at least one chamber of Congress, were laser-focused on health care as they predicted victories that would break up the GOP's monopoly in Washington and state governments.
But his news conference, which stretched close to 90 minutes, quickly turned raucous.
Noting that his Republican Party retained control of the Senate on Tuesday, he said that if Democrats in the House come after him, "we've got" a thing called the U.S. Senate.
"When people are anxious and worried about the future, demagogues not just in the United States but all over the world play to those fears", Sanders said.
The answer to that question depends largely on the House Democrats.
But he expressed frustration that 43 House Republicans retired rather than seek re-election, saying that hurt his party.
"If the Democrats think they are going to waste Taxpayer Money investigating us at the House level, then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of Classified Information, and much else, at the Senate level", Trump wrote.
The results, Trump argued, were proof of his ability to turn out voters.
He singled out Peter Roskam of Illinois, Erik Paulsen of Minnesota, John Faso of NY, and New Jersey Senate candidate Bob Hugin. But the president warned that he will respond in kind and the government will suffer. He said that Rep. Mia Love, R-Utah, "gave me no love, and she lost".
"And Barbara Comstock was another one".
"Now you don't have to worry if you're going to call me congressman or congresswoman or congress lady", Blackburn said in her victory speech.
"Tremendous success tonight. Thank you to all!" he tweeted. Among those expected: Vice-President Mike Pence and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, an informal adviser to the president.
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