Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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In Washington this week, it’s all about Mueller

Politics | The Russia investigation makes it hard for Republicans to focus on anything else
by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/29/18, 03:44 pm

WASHINGTON—The triple punch of a new filing, a news report, and a guilty plea has thrust special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation back into the spotlight, raising questions about whether the probe is accelerating toward the finish line.

Since May 2017, Mueller has led an investigation into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election and whether the president obstructed the probe. The inquiry has led to charges against 33 people, most notably 26 Russians.

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Democrats tap Pelosi for speaker

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/29/18, 12:06 pm

WASHINGTON—In a closed caucus session Wednesday, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., won her party’s nomination for speaker of the House of Representatives for the next congressional session. Democrats voted 203-32 for Pelosi, who ran unopposed. She called her selection “a vote of confidence,” but the 78-year-old will probably have to flip 15 votes to secure the seat on Jan. 3 since the entire House will vote on her nomination. Pelosi previously served as speaker from 2007 to 2011.

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Ivanka Trump explains personal email use

by Harvest Prude
Posted 11/28/18, 11:59 am

WASHINGTON—Ivanka Trump defended her use of a personal email account for White House business in an interview with ABC News on Tuesday.

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