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  • Current Event
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    1 year 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
    11 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
    11 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
    11 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
    10 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
    9 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
    9 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
    9 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
    8 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
    8 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
    8 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
    8 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
    8 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
    8 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
    7 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
    7 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
    7 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...

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by hiihii
    +17 +1

    Mueller investigation probes consulting firm linked to UAE

    US special counsel Robert Mueller is investigating a private consulting firm established in Israel and is linked to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Wall Street Journal reported. In a report published on Monday, the newspaper cited individuals familiar with the case as saying that the firm, Wikistrat, was contracted to work for the UAE by lobbying the US to support a 10-month blockade imposed on Qatar by several Arab countries, including the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by yuriburi
    +2 +1

    EPA insiders bemoan low point in agency's history: 'People are so done'

    The week at the Environmental Protection Agency has been a brutal low point in what many staff members refer to as the most difficult year in its near half-century history. An avalanche of allegations of ethical misconduct by the EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, has heaped embarrassment upon a watchdog struggling to adapt to the industry obeisance demanded by the Trump administration.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by ppp
    +19 +1

    Secret, direct talks underway between US and North Korea

    Washington (CNN)The United States and North Korea have been holding secret, direct talks to prepare for a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, a sign that planning for the highly anticipated meeting is progressing, several administration officials familiar with the discussions tell CNN.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by aj0690
    +23 +1

    Cambridge Analytica whistleblower says both Congress and Mueller have asked to talk to him about the Facebook scandal and Trump

    The computer expert who alleges a trove of Facebook data was improperly used to help President Donald Trump's campaign in the 2016 election says he will cooperate with a Justice Department investigation. Christopher Wylie is a whistleblower and former employee of the data mining firm Cambridge Analytica, which has come under criticism over reports that it swiped the data of about 50 million Facebook users to sway elections.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by geoleo
    +14 +1

    A Second Paul Manafort Associate Has Turned on Him

    Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort has trouble in his own house. According to court documents, one of Manafort’s former employees led an FBI agent to a storage locker filled with paperwork on Manafort’s businesses and finances. The person’s name is redacted from the filings. But he’s now at the center of a fight over evidence that could play a significant role in the government’s case against Manafort. “People do strange things when confronted with authoritative FBI agents,” said Sol Wisenberg, a criminal defense attorney with Nelson Mullins.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by Apolatia
    +19 +1

    Trump pardons Scooter Libby, the Cheney aide convicted of lying to the FBI

    President Trump has pardoned Scooter Libby, the George W. Bush administration aide convicted of lying to the FBI in an investigation into a leak of the identity of a covert CIA agent. The pardon marks a stunning epilogue to a story of Bush administration intrigue, as Libby was a central figure in attempts to discredit reports that the government manipulated intelligence in order to justify the invasion of Iraq.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by grandsalami
    +18 +1

    Comey book likens Trump to mafia boss 'untethered to truth'

    Ex-FBI director’s book A Higher Loyalty – seen by the Guardian – calls president ‘unethical’ and compares presidency to a ‘forest fire’. The former FBI director James Comey denounces Donald Trump as “untethered to truth” and likens the president to a mafia boss in an explosive new book expected to bring fresh turmoil to the White House.

  • Current Event
    7 months ago
    by aj0690
    +11 +1

    The Real Investigation

    The one in the Southern District of New York, involving Michael Cohen and apparent hush-money payoffs, is a serious peril for Trump. President Trump now has real legal peril. The potential jeopardy stems from the investigation that came to light this week when the FBI conducted raids on the office and residences of his lawyer and self-professed “fixer,” Michael Cohen.

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

    Opinion | Trump, Trump, Trump: A Losing Strategy

    Another day, another dizzying array of Trump news. The president glibly tweeted about bombing Syria. He talked about reversing a centerpiece of his own trade policy. The contents of the James Comey book began to emerge, with new details about the “pee tape.” And news broke that the National Enquirer apparently killed a story about President Trump fathering a child with his housekeeper.

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

    Comey Hits Trump Where It Hurts: 'I'm Like A Breakup He Can't Get Over'

    Former FBI Director James Comey told “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert that President Donald Trump just can’t quit him. “He’s tweeted at me probably 50 times,” Comey said on Tuesday’s program. “I’ve been gone for a year. I’m like a breakup he can’t get over.” Trump attacked Comey on Twitter repeatedly last week, calling him an “untruthful slime ball” and a “proven LEAKER & LIAR” ahead of the release of the former FBI director’s book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by hxxp
    +7 +1

    Giuliani: Trump fired Comey because he wouldn't tell Trump he wasn't target in Russia probe

    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) said Wednesday that President Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey because Comey wouldn't tell Trump that he wasn't a target of the FBI investigation into Russia's election interference. "He fired Comey because Comey would not, among other things, say that he wasn't a target of the investigation," Giuliani, who recently joined Trump's legal team, told Fox News's Sean Hannity.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by aj0690
    +8 +1

    Trump offers support to Otto Warmbier’s family ahead of North Korea summit

    President TrumpDonald John TrumpCarl Bernstein: Giuliani's goal is to 'throw bombs' into the Mueller probe Trump knew about Stormy Daniels payment months before denial: report Cohen took out lines of credit for as much as 4K during campaign: report MORE offered a cordial message on Friday to the parents of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who died last year after being detained for 17 months in North Korea.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by aj0690
    +7 +1

    How Facebook fired workers who blocked 'fake news' — 'After the Fact' book excerpt

    Adam Schrader arrived for his secret job at Facebook one Friday morning in late August 2016 without realizing that his hours there were numbered. After taking the elevator to the seventh floor of the social media giant’s gleaming office in lower Manhattan, the former Dallas Morning News community publication editor strode by inspirational posters, white desks and then by TVs that blared the latest news from the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +37 +1

    The U.S. Withdraws From Iran Nuclear Deal

    President Trump declared on Tuesday that he was pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, unraveling the signature foreign policy achievement of his predecessor, Barack Obama, and isolating the United States among its Western allies.

  • Current Event
    6 months ago
    by zyery
    +13 +1

    Russian Leverage Over Trump Is Not Just a Theory. It’s Now Fact.

    A Russian oligarch funneled money to Michael Cohen, gaining kompromat. And Trump’s GOP allies are doing everything they can to keep their secrets.