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  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by kong88
    +12 +1

    Trump allies hit Mueller on relationship with Comey

    President Trump’s legal team is zeroing-in on the relationship between former FBI directors Robert Mueller and James Comey to argue that their long professional partnership represents a conflict of interest that compromises Mueller’s integrity as special counsel.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by geoleo
    +2 +1

    Trump doesn't have Comey tapes: report

    The recordings President Trump purported to have of his White House conversations with former FBI Director James Comey do not exist, Bloomberg reported Thursday. Trump acknowledged himself shortly after the Bloomberg report that he did not record his meetings with Comey, but suggested that the conversations may have been monitored by “electronic surveillance.”

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by messi
    +13 +1

    Election Hackers Altered Voter Rolls, Stole Private Data: Officials

    The hacking of state and local election databases in 2016 was more extensive than previously reported, including at least one successful attempt to alter voter information, and the theft of thousands of voter records that contain private information like partial Social Security numbers, current and former officials tell TIME.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by tukka
    +25 +1

    Donald Trump suggests Barack Obama is guilty of collusion or obstruction

    Donald Trump has claimed that Barack Obama 'colluded or obstructed' when he did not punish Russia for meddling in the US election, saying that the former president expected Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton to win. In a morning tweetstorm, Mr Trump asserted that "The reason that President Obama did NOTHING about Russia after being notified by the CIA of meddling is that he expected Clinton would win...and did not want to 'rock the boat.' He didn't 'choke,' he colluded or obstructed, and it did the Dems and Crooked Hillary no good."

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by jedlicka
    +17 +1

    EPA asks court to let it delay Obama air pollution rule

    The Trump administration asked a federal appeals court Friday to allow it to delay enforcement of an Obama administration rule to limit methane pollution from oil and natural gas drilling. Justice Department lawyers representing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) objected to the Monday ruling from the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit that mandated that the EPA immediately enforce the methane regulation, which the Trump administration had tried to delay so that it could go through a full repeal process.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by ckshenn
    +3 +1

    White House: Trump didn't know about his son's meeting with Russian lawyer

    President Donald Trump only recently learned of the meeting between a Russian lawyer and three of his top campaign officials, including his son Donald Trump, Jr., a White House spokeswoman said Monday. Trump learned of the meeting "in the last couple of days," Sarah Huckabee Sanders said, describing the meeting Trump's son, Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner and then-campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Natalia Veselnitskaya, as "very short" with "absolutely no follow up."

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by darvinhg
    +24 +1

    Russia hacking row: Moscow demands US return seized mansions

    Russia is pressing demands that the US give it access to two diplomatic compounds seized in the US last year. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said it was unacceptable to set preconditions for returning the properties. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov described the move as "daylight robbery". In December the US expelled 35 Russian diplomats and shut the compounds over suspicions of meddling in US elections.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by ckshenn
    +35 +1

    Trump Goes All In on the 'Collusion Is Normal' Defense

    Donald Trump once promised voters he wasn’t a politician. Now he’s defending his campaign by saying it acted like every other politician.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by lostwonder
    +9 +1

    Burundi teenage robotics team goes missing after U.S. contest: police

    Six teenagers from a Burundi robotics team have been reported missing after an international competition in Washington and two of them were seen entering Canada, police said on Thursday.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by wildcat
    -1 +1

    Anthony Scaramucci sacked as Trump media chief

    White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci has been fired after fewer than 10 days in the post. The former Wall Street financier had drawn criticism after calling a reporter to give a profanity-laced tirade against his colleagues. Mr Trump's chief of staff Reince Priebus and spokesman Sean Spicer both left their posts with his appointment.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by TheSpirit
    +26 +1

    Mike Pence reassures Baltic states over Russia 'threat'

    US Vice-President Mike Pence has reaffirmed Washington's commitment to the security of the Baltic states if they face any aggression from Russia. Speaking in Estonia, he called Russia their biggest security threat, telling the Nato allies: "An attack on one of us is an attack on us all." The remarks come amid growing tensions as Russia orders a cut in US diplomatic staff numbers.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by cone
    +34 +1

    Behind Fox News' Baseless Seth Rich Story: The Untold Tale

    The Fox News Channel and a wealthy supporter of President Trump worked in concert under the watchful eye of the White House to concoct a story about the death of a young Democratic National Committee aide, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The explosive claim is part of the lawsuit filed against Fox News by Rod Wheeler, a longtime paid commentator for the news network. The suit was obtained exclusively by NPR.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by sauce
    +13 +1

    The battle over science in the Trump administration

    President Donald Trump has made no secret of his desire to roll back environmental regulations and change the playing field for the fossil-fuel industry. His administration's actions over its first six months have followed that lead, including what many scientists say is a full-fledged battle against research and facts.

  • Current Event
    1 year ago
    by rawlings
    +32 +1

    Mueller is "going for the kill" on Trump-Russia probe, Republicans reportedly believe

    Republicans with close links to the White House increasingly believe that special counsel Robert Mueller is “going for the kill” in his investigation into links between President Donald Trump and Russia, according to a report from Axios Tuesday. Members of the GOP are said to have come to that stark conclusion based on Mueller’s hiring of lawyers experienced in dealing with money laundering crimes and the Mafia, as well as the intensity of his pursuit of both witnesses and evidence.

  • Current Event
    10 months ago
    by zobo
    +12 +1

    Ex-Trump Aide Admits He Tried to Coordinate With Russians During Campaign

    U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, tasked with pursuing collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia, just planted the first stake. Prosecutors on Mueller’s team revealed Monday that a foreign policy adviser on Trump’s campaign, George Papadopoulos, pursued Russia’s help in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and sought to open communication lines to the Kremlin.

  • Current Event
    10 months ago
    by aj0690
    +14 +1

    The Latest: Russia says they see nothing amiss

    President Donald Trump is tweeting that the “biggest story” out of the charges announced Monday in the Russia investigation is the resignation of Democratic lobbyist Tony Podesta from his eponymous firm. Podesta, the elder brother of former Hillary Clinton aide John Podesta, announced that he would step aside from powerhouse Democratic firm ‘The Podesta Group’ after coming under investigation by Robert Mueller.

  • Current Event
    10 months ago
    by TNY
    +10 +1

    US government report warns climate change is real

    The US government released Friday a major scientific report that says climate change is real, "extremely likely" to be caused by human activity, and affecting the daily lives of Americans. The findings of the federally mandated report are starkly at odds with the position of US President Donald Trump, who has labeled global warming a Chinese hoax and named fossil fuel ally Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Current Event
    10 months ago
    by dynamite
    +19 +1

    Trump adviser claims he lied to FBI out of loyalty to Trump: Source

    George Papadopoulos, the Trump foreign policy aide who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, initially misled agents out of what he claimed was loyalty to President Donald Trump, according to a person with direct knowledge of the investigation. Trump had publicly denied that there had been any contact between his campaign and Russian officials, and Papadopoulos did not want to contradict the official line, the source said.

  • Current Event
    10 months ago
    by bkool
    +3 +1

    Trump impeachment threat grows as obstruction of justice investigation deepens

    President Donald Trump may have convinced himself that the investigation into his campaign’s alleged links to Russia is winding down, but evidence suggests quite the opposite—and that it is inching ever closer to his door. Specifically, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible obstruction of justice is ratcheting up, according to reports.

  • Current Event
    9 months ago
    by junglman
    +8 +1

    In apparent shift, Trump tweets he fired Flynn for lying to FBI

    President Trump said Saturday he had to fire Michael Flynn as national security adviser because he lied to Vice President Pence and the FBI, an apparent shift from the reasons Trump stated at the time of Flynn's ouster. Trump’s changing rationale is a discrepancy that will catch the attention of prosecutors on Mueller’s team looking into whether the president tried to obstruct the investigation.

  • Current Event
    9 months ago
    by zyery
    +20 +1

    Report: Mueller focusing on obstruction of justice around Flynn

    Robert Mueller and his team are focusing on the days after White House officials were told Michael Flynn was vulnerable to Russian blackmail, NBC News' Carol Lee and Julia Ainsley report, citing "two people familiar with Mueller's investigation". Why it matters: This means Mueller's team could be working to determine if Trump obstructed justice and is likely seeking out what President Trump knew about Flynn's conversations with former Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak, and subsequently, when Trump learned Flynn lied about them.

  • Current Event
    9 months ago
    by junglman
    +5 +1

    Trump initiated Putin after economic praise

    President Donald Trump said Friday that he spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to thank him for comments he made about the President's efforts to grow the American economy. Trump, speaking with reporters at the White House before he left to address a graduation ceremony at the National FBI Academy, said the call was "great." He also once again denied any collusion between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russian operatives.

  • Current Event
    8 months ago
    by messi
    +2 +1

    Trump says he would speak to Mueller under oath in Russia probe

    President Trump said Wednesday that he plans to speak with special counsel Robert Mueller, laying the groundwork for a high-stakes meeting that could shape the course of the Russia investigation. “I'm looking forward to it," Trump told reporters at the White House when asked whether he would submit to questioning by Mueller's team. "I would do it under oath," he added.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by TNY
    +10 +1

    Trump asked Rosenstein if he was 'on my team'

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein visited the White House in December seeking President Donald Trump's help. The top Justice Department official in the Russia investigation wanted Trump's support in fighting off document demands from House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes. But the President had other priorities ahead of a key appearance by Rosenstein on the Hill, according to sources familiar with the meeting.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by ubthejudge
    +1 +1

    Justice department: Mueller inquiry lawful, Manafort suit lacks merit

    The justice department has backed special counsel Robert Mueller over a lawsuit filed against him by Paul Manafort, Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, and argued that the case should be dismissed. Manafort sued Mueller on 3 January, saying his office’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election exceeded its legal authority.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by distant
    +15 +1

    Trump’s Lawyers Want Him to Refuse an Interview in Russia Inquiry

    Lawyers for President Trump have advised him against sitting down for a wide-ranging interview with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, according to four people briefed on the matter, raising the specter of a monthslong court battle over whether the president must answer questions under oath.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by belangermira
    +21 +1

    Secret Service responds to reports of self-inflicted gunshot wound near White House — live updates

    A man apparently shot himself beyond the north fence line outside the White House Saturday, a law enforcement official told CBS News' Pat Milton. U.S. Secret Service responded to the sound of shots fired. U.S. Secret Service tweeted they were responding to reports of a man "allegedly suffered a self-inflicted gun shot wound," adding that there were no other injuries, and medical personnel are tending to the male victim.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by hxxp
    +12 +1

    Top economic adviser Gary Cohn leaves White House in wake of tariff rift

    President Donald Trump's top economic adviser Gary Cohn is resigning, the White House announced on Tuesday. Cohn, who had been rumored just weeks ago as a potential next chief of staff, will leave the White House in the wake of his fierce disagreement with the President's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports. Cohn is expected to leave in the coming weeks, the White House said. "Gary has been my chief economic adviser and did a superb job in driving our agenda, helping to deliver historic tax cuts and reforms and unleashing the American economy once again.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by doodlegirl
    +17 +1

    Trump's Video Game Panel Is Stacked Against the Gaming Industry

    Donald Trump is holding a meeting with the video game industry Thursday, but the official list of attendees is very light on people who make games. Only two publisher executives will be present, as will the head of the industry’s trade group. But also present in the room are two of the most vocal critics of the industry, including one who coined the term “murder simulators,” referring to action games.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by zritic
    +14 +1

    Trump's personal assistant fired, escorted from White House — joins Trump campaign

    President Donald Trump's personal assistant, John McEntee, was fired Monday for unspecified security reasons and was removed from the White House, according to a Tuesday report from The Wall Street Journal. He has now joined Trump's re-election campaign. McEntee, who served on Trump's winning presidential campaign beginning in 2015, joined the administration after the election. He was escorted off the White House grounds on Monday over an "unspecified security issue," the Journal reported, citing sources.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by hxxp
    +2 +1

    Trump has decided to remove his national security adviser:...

    U.S. President Donald Trump has decided to replace his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, but the move is not expected to be made immediately, the Washington Post reported on Thursday.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by rexall
    +2 +1

    Congress Spares Science From Trump's Budget

    When President Donald Trump was sworn into office, much of the science community braced for the worst. Trump had long shown a stubborn disregard for any scientific knowledge that differed from his beliefs. Many scientists wondered what havoc the new president, empowered by a Congress controlled by Republicans, might wreak on the policies that affected their work.

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by messi
    +15 +1

    Trump advisers urging tougher action toward Russia: report

    Some top Trump administration officials have been pushing for stricter actions toward Russia in recent weeks amid escalating diplomatic tensions between the two countries, The New York Times reported Friday. Senior officials have been actively considering additional sanctions and measures to take against Moscow, according to the report, following Russia's move this week to remove 60 American diplomats and close the U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg.

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by Chubros
    +25 +1

    Trump Invited Vladimir Putin to the White House, Says Kremlin

    President Trump has reportedly invited Vladimir Putin to the White House for a visit, according to a statement from the Kremlin. Putin aide Yury Ushakov told reporters Monday that during a March 20 phone conversation, Trump “suggested that the first meeting could be held in Washington” between the two leaders. “If everything goes well, I hope that the American side would not refuse its proposal to discuss the possibility of organizing the summit talks.”

  • Current Event
    5 months ago
    by roxxy
    +2 +1

    Trump administration moves on two fronts to challenge California environmental protections

    The Trump administration openly threatened one of the cornerstones of California's environmental protections Monday, saying that it may revoke the state's ability under the Clean Air Act to impose stricter standards than the federal government sets for vehicle emissions. The announcement came as the administration confirmed it is tearing up landmark fuel economy rules that formed a key part of the effort by the Obama administration and California officials to combat global warming...