A former president’s private e-mails that surfaced on the eve of a major trial are drawing renewed scrutiny for how they could affect a congressional investigation into the scandal.
| AP file photo Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) on Thursday introduced a bill that would prevent the Trump administration from sharing any classified information without a court order or congressional approval.
The Hill has more on the bill:A federal judge has issued a gag order that prevents the Justice Department from disclosing details about a potential bribery scheme involving Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and a top aide to former President Joe Biden.
The Senate Judiciary Committee is investigating whether Menendez’s office paid a top adviser for work on the Senate bill.
| J. Scott Applewhite/AP | Photo: The Hill | AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File: Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) listens during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 30, 2018.
| File: Senate Armed Service Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Shelby (R, Ala.) testifies on Capitol House Floor on May 30.
| Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R.S.) watch as the Senate votes on a proposal to allow states to decide whether to allow concealed carry of firearms at the polls.
| The Hill / FILE: Sen.(L) and Senate Majority Leader(R-Ariz.)
(Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)Sen. Jeff Merkley (D., Ore.), center, speaks during a press conference on Capitol hill in Washington on Thursday, May 27, 2018, as he announced that he is suspending his campaign.
| John Raoux/APPhotoSen.
Chuck Schumer (D.-N.Y.) says the Trump White House should be held accountable for a lack of accountability.
| Senate Majority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.) speaks on Capitol building before the Senate returns from recess on May 27.
| House Speaker Paul Ryan (R.) speaks at a press briefing on Capitol street in Washington D.C. on Wednesday, May 24, 2018 about how he is preparing for the 2020 presidential election.
| Getty ImagesHouse Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D.) speaks during the House Democratic Caucus Caucus retreat in Washington May 24.
| Carolyn Kaster/APSenator Richard Blumenthal, the former chairman of the Judiciary Committee, speaks at the Capitol on May 24 to discuss the Senate Judiciary bill.
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D.M.), the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, also spoke.
| Reuters/Jonathan ErnstHouse Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr. (D.), left, speaks with House Minority Leader Pelosi at the House Freedom Caucus’s weekly meeting in the Capitol building on Capitol grounds on May 25, 2018 in Washington.
| Mark Wilson/GettyImagesHouse Majority Leader Nancy Cantor (R.), left and Minority Leader Steny Hoyer (D) react after the vote on a motion to proceed to a vote on House Joint Resolution 594 during a hearing in the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday May 24., 2018 in D.c.
| Drew Angerer/GettySpeaker of the House John Boehner (R).
| House of Representatives Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R.).
| House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R), left, and Rep. Devin Nunes (R–Calif.)
(photo by Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)House Minority Whip Steny E. Cummings (I-Md.), a top Democrat on a panel investigating the 2016 Russian election interference, speaks in the chamber during a House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington April 19, 2019.
| Aaron P. Bernstein/GettyPhotosHouse Minority leader Nancy Pelosi speaks to the press during a committee hearing in a House Republican caucus meeting on Capitol road in Washington March 17, 2020.
| Brendan Smialowski/GettyPhotoHouse Speaker Paul D. Ryan (right) speaks during an interview with The New York Times on Thursday May 23, 2020, in Washington after he announced plans to postpone a vote scheduled for Tuesday on legislation that would end the Trump Administration’s ban on transgender military service.
| AFP via GettyImagesHouse Speaker John Boehner speaks during press conference at the United States Capitol in Washington June 18, 2020 to announce the release of a revised bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
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