2016 Presidential Race

The White House announced Wednesday that – with one of President Donald Trump’s leading defense lawyers, Ty Cobb, retiring – Washington, DC, attorney Emmet Flood will take his place, possibly indicating a more aggressive defense posture on Trump’s team. “Emmet Flood will be joining the White House staff to represent the president and the administration
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A group of conservative House members has drafted eight articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is overseeing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. The Washington Post and the Hill both reported reviewing the articles, which the outlets said the Freedom Caucus drafted because
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The House Intelligence Committee report released on Friday contained a new bombshell: after the 2016 election, wealthy donors paid a former Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) staffer $50 million to continue “exposing” Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Dan Jones, a former Democratic Senate Intelligence Committee staffer and former FBI official, then hired author Christopher Steele
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ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images by Kristina Wong23 Apr 20180 23 Apr, 201823 Apr, 2018 James Comey alleged in his recently-released memos that President Trump denied spending a night in Russia during the 2013 Miss Universe pageant, but Bloomberg is reporting that flight records show otherwise. Flight records obtained by Bloomberg say that Trump’s jet shows him
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Former FBI Director James Comey has questions to answer, after a report on Friday revealed he leaked at least two memos documenting his conversations with President Trump that contained classified information. Comey leaked at least two memos with classified information to his friend, former federal prosecutor and Columbia University Professor Daniel C. Richman, documenting his
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Republican lawmakers on Wednesday sent a slew of criminal referrals to Attorney General Jeff Sessions for a number of Obama administration officials and senior FBI employees for violations of the law in connection to the Clinton email and Trump-Russia investigations. Specifically, they sent criminal referrals to Sessions for: former FBI Director James Comey, former Secretary
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by Pam Key15 Apr 20180 15 Apr, 201815 Apr, 2018 Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said it was “simply not true” that there had been no evidence the 2106 presidential campaign for Donald Trump colluded with Russia. Partial transcript as follows: STEPHANOPOULOS  you heard Sarah Sanders say there’s been absolutely no evidence
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Alex Wong/Getty Images by Kristina Wong10 Apr 20180 10 Apr, 201810 Apr, 2018 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday confirmed that Facebook is working with the special counsel investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election and potential collusion with the Trump campaign. The revelation came during Zuckerberg’s appearance in front of the Senate Commerce, Science
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller personally told President Donald Trump’s legal team that the president is not a “criminal target” of his investigation at a White House meeting early last month, according to a Tuesday report in the Washington Post. Mueller, according to the Post’s three anonymous sources, also emphasized that Trump is a “subject” of
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President Donald Trump weighed in on the Justice Department’s decision to fire Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, accusing him of lying and leaking to the media. “The Fake News is beside themselves that McCabe was caught, called out and fired,” Trump observed on Twitter on Saturday afternoon. Trump reminded the public that McCabe’s wife got
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New text messages discovered by congressional investigators between two FBI agents who worked on the Trump-Russia investigation reveal that one of them was close friends with the judge who had presided over Michael Flynn’s case before being abruptly recused. The text messages, handed over by the Justice Department to Congress, show that FBI Special Agent
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Four Republican senators are joining two House committee chairmen in calling for a second special counsel to examine the Justice Department and the FBI’s actions related to their Trump Russia investigation. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Sens. John Cornyn (R-TX), and Tom Tillis (R-NC) sent
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Russian president Vladimir Putin has said he “couldn’t care less” about claims made in the United States that he ordered interference in the 2016 presidential election. Speaking exclusively with NBC’s Megyn Kelly, Putin denied any Russian involvement in the hacking of emails from the Democratic National Committee that exposed private conversations within Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
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Sam Nunberg, the long-ago dismissed Trump aide who stormed back into the spotlight Monday with a whirlwind media tour defying Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s grand jury investigation and denouncing the president, testified Friday after claiming he would not. Nunberg entered Washington, DC’s, E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse Friday morning to comply with a subpoena issued
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions appointed prosecutors in 2017 to investigate matters Congress referred to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) as growing scandals possibly involved criminal activities. These prosecutors will report directly back to Sessions, who told Fox News on Wednesday night that he will then decide whether a second special prosecutor is necessary to
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The Associated Press by Kristina Wong27 Feb 20180 27 Feb, 201827 Feb, 2018 White House communications director Hope Hicks reportedly refused to answer questions about the Trump administration during an interview with the House Intelligence Committee, as part of their investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Since the investigation is purportedly about Russian
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Max Boot, the Never Trump pundit and unrepentant Iraq War proponent who was recently added to the Washington Post’s roster of “conservative” opinion contributors, slammed President Donald Trump for “ignoring” what he argues is the “worst attack on America since 9/11” in his Monday column. The “attack” to which Boot refers is Russia’s 2016 election
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Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s interest in Jared Kushner is extending beyond his contacts with Russia, and now includes his efforts to secure financing for his company from foreign investors during the presidential transition, according to CNN. Discussions with foreign investors reportedly include those in China, according to the report. Citing people familiar with the probe,
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by Pam Key16 Feb 20180 16 Feb, 201816 Feb, 2018 Friday on MSNBC’s “All In,” Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said Russian interference with U.S. elections and political processes that resulted in 13 indictments against Russian nationals was “equivalent” to the attack on Pearl Harbor by Japanese in 1941. Partial transcript as follows:  NADLER: My reaction to the
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AP/Carolyn Kaster by Chriss W. Street16 Feb 2018Newport Beach, CA0 16 Feb, 201815 Feb, 2018 Top-tier venture capitalist Peter Thiel is ditching the intolerance of Silicon Valley and moving himself and his personal investment arm to Los Angeles for better business opportunities. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Thiel is personally relocating to Los Angeles from San Francisco’s
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