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As Russia probe began, Trump called on spy chiefs for help

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S. intelligence agency. Trump told Mike Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, that news stories alleging that Trump’s 2016 White House campaign had […]
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Ilhan Omar: Somali Americans vow to stand up to Trump attacks

After being accused of endangering one of the city’s US representatives, the president visited Minneapolis. Activists were there to meet himProtesters support Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar, outside an event attended by Donald Trump this week. Photograph: Kerem Yucel/AFP/Getty ImagesAs she stood in a crowd of protesters, helping hold a long “Stand with Ilhan” sign outside the trucking company in Burnsville where Donald Trump was about to speak, Habon Abdulle could not help but be swept up i...


Teflon Don: how Trump the mafia boss fought the law … and won

After Mueller, the president is being compared to mobsters from John Gotti to Tony Soprano. And yet he remains in office“You gotta do this. You gotta call Rod...” Related: Trump tampered with witnesses. These Senate Republicans voted to oust Bill Clinton for doing just that Continue reading...
Tags: Donald Trump, Trump-Russia investigation, Trump administration, US news, US politics, Robert Mueller, Republicans, US crime, The Sopranos, Mafia, Organised crime, World news, US television


North Korea slams US calls for de-nuclearisation progress as "nonsense"

A second summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un appear to bear little fruit, and now North Korea is kicking back against the US once again [Author: Joori Roh, Sam Rkaina]
Tags: World news, Joori Roh, Sam Rkaina


The Mueller Report Is Much Worse For Trump Than Barr Let On (wired news)

The Mueller report clearly shows that Donald Trump attempted to obstruct justice, regardless of what the attorney general says. [Author: Garrett M. Graff]
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Democratic hopefuls demur on pursuing Trump post-White House

AMHERST, N.H. (AP) — Some Democratic presidential candidates aren’t saying whether they’d re-open investigations into President Donald Trump if they were to defeat him in 2020. Their fellow 2020 challenger, Elizabeth Warren, and some other liberals have increased the pressure on Democratic leaders to pursue impeachment following the release of a redacted version of the […]
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McGahn Hits Back At Giuliani: Events I Told Mueller About Were ‘Accurately Described’

Former White House Counsel Don McGahn on Friday pushed back against Rudy Giuliani’s dismissal of his credibility after the release of Robert Mueller’s report, which included damaging accounts from McGahn. Giuliani, one of President Donald Trump’s lawyers, told the New York Times that McGahn’s account of Trump trying to quash the Mueller probe in the report “can’t be taken at face value.” “It could be the product of an inaccurate recollection or could be the product of something else,” Giulian...
Tags: News, Don McGahn, Mueller report, Rudy Giuliani, Russia probe, Cristina Cabrera


Report: Trump’s Furious At Underlings Who Made Him Look Bad In Mueller Report

President Donald Trump has been stewing in rage over the testimonies of the former and current aides who appeared in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report, according to a Saturday CNN report. “People close to” Trump told CNN that POTUS is furious at former White House counsel Don McGahn and other staffers who spoke to Mueller, believing that their accounts made him look a liar who gets handled or ignored by his own employees. And, well, the report did reveal that an awful lot of th...
Tags: News, Mueller report, Russia probe, Cristina Cabrera


Congress should initiate impeachment proceedings against Trump

Congress should launch impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump for welcoming Russian interference in the 2016 election and trying to obstruct the Mueller investigation, writes Jeffrey Sachs.


Booker Rejects Potential Trump Impeachment, Says It’s Too Early

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) reaffirmed on Friday his rejection of potential impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump in the aftermath of Robert Mueller’s redacted Russia probe report. According to the Associated Press, Booker said that talk of impeachment is premature. “There’s a lot more investigation that should go on before Congress comes to any conclusions like that,” said the 2020 Democratic candidate. Booker made similar comments on Thursday after the report was released. When...
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Noam Chomsky takes ten minutes to explain everything you need to know about the Republican Party in 2019

Amy Goodman from Democracy Now interviewed linguist and political philosopher Noam Chomsky and asked him to explain Donald Trump; in a mere 10 minutes, Chomsky explains where Trump came from, what he says about the GOP, and what the best response to Russiagate is. Chomsky lays out the history of the GOP from Nixon's Southern Strategy, when the party figured out that the way to large numbers of working people to vote for policies that made a tiny minority of rich people richer was to qu...
Tags: Post, Democracy Now, Gop, Musketfuckers, Noam Chomsky, The Southern Strategy, White Supremacy And Oligarchy


Mueller's report leaves open possibility of post-White House criminal exposure for Trump

Special counsel Robert Mueller abided by Justice Department guidelines that a sitting president can't be indicted, but in preparing the detailed 448-page report, the long-time law enforcement official has teed up an investigation into obstruction that could outlive President Donald Trump's time in the White House and his temporary immunity.


Mueller: President 'does not have immunity after he leaves office'

Special counsel Robert Mueller abided by Justice Department guidelines that a sitting president can't be indicted, but in preparing the detailed 448-page report, the long-time law enforcement official has teed up an investigation into obstruction that could outlive President Donald Trump's time in the White House and his temporary immunity.


Mueller: The President 'does not have immunity after he leaves office'

Special counsel Robert Mueller abided by Justice Department guidelines that a sitting president can't be indicted, but in preparing the detailed 448-page report, the long-time law enforcement official has teed up an investigation into obstruction that could outlive President Donald Trump's time in the White House and his temporary immunity.


Trump Still Ranting About Mueller Report, Hammers ‘No Collusion, No Obstruction’ Line

You didn’t think he was done, did you? President Donald Trump kept up his stream of angry Twitter ranting on Saturday morning against Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report, tweeting that the report was written “as nastily as possible” by “Angry Democrats” and “highly conflicted” Mueller. Despite the fact that the Mueller Report should not have been authorized in the first place & was written as nastily as possible by 13 (18) Angry Democrats who were true Trump Haters, including hi...
Tags: News, Mueller probe, Mueller report, Robert Mueller, Russia probe, Cristina Cabrera


Mueller report reveals how Donald Trump leaned on his intelligence chiefs over Russia probe

Donald Trump had a rocky relationship with intelligence officials after he took office questioning their conclusions on Russian election interference.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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North Korea: US Marine arrested in connection with ‘violent raid’ of embassy in Madrid, sources say

A former US Marine who was allegedly involved in a raid of the North Korean embassy in Madrid has been arrested, according to sources familiar with the case.Christopher Ahn was arrested on Thursday in connection with the incident, when a group of at least 10 people stormed into the embassy, restrained and physically beat some personnel and held them hostage for hours in February.Spanish investigators have said the group stole computers and hard drives before fleeing to the United States, where t...


Those close to the President say he is furious at the people whose interviews with the special counsel created the epic depiction of a chaotic White House

By the time President Donald Trump had passed through the prime rib buffet at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday to sit for dinner with family and a top aide, the damning picture Robert Mueller's report painted of his presidency had become clear.


From 'total exoneration' to 'total bullsh**': Trump lingers on damning report

By the time President Donald Trump had passed through the prime rib buffet at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday to sit for dinner with family and a top aide, the damning picture Robert Mueller's report painted of his presidency had become clear.


Mueller report: Donald Trump failed us as commander in chief

A president who takes seriously his oath would be in shock to realize the astonishing level of penetration of his inner circle by agents of Russia.            [Author: Opinion columnist]
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North Korea Criticizes Bolton’s ‘Dim-Sighted’ Remarks About Denuclearization

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Saturday issued a relatively mild criticism of White House national security adviser John Bolton for calling on North Korea to show more evidence of its disarmament commitment before a possible third leaders’ summit. North Korea’s criticism appears to be a continuation of its frustration at deadlocked nuclear negotiations with the United States. Earlier in the week, the North tested a new weapon and demanded that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo be rem...
Tags: News, AP story, Denuclearization, John Bolton, North Korea, Cristina Cabrera


Trump’s legal team breathes a sigh, takes a victory lap

WASHINGTON (AP) — First they cooperated. Then they stonewalled. Their television interviews were scattershot and ridiculed, their client mercurial and unreliable. But President Donald Trump’s legal team, through a combination of bluster, legal precedent and shifting tactics, managed to protect their client from a potentially perilous in-person interview during special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation […]
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Did Trump encourage Michael Cohen to lie? ... And other mysteries the Mueller report didn't resolve

The Mueller's report was brimming with details about Donald Trump's White House but it left some of the probe's most perplexing questions unanswered.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Mueller report: Elizabeth Warren becomes first 2020 candidate to call for Trump’s impeachment

Elizabeth Warren has become the first 2020 election candidate to make a clear call for impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report.The Massachusetts senator tweeted that it would be damaging to “ignore a president’s repeated efforts to obstruct an investigation into his own disloyal behaviour” and would allow future presidents to act in the same way. She added: “The severity of this misconduct demands that elected officia...


Robert De Niro calls Donald Trump a 'wannabe gangster'

Oscar-winning actor says US president has proven himself to be a ‘total loser’ with no moralsRobert De Niro has criticised Donald Trump again, calling the US president a “total loser” and “wannabe gangster”.The actor has been involved in a long-running dispute with Trump, saying “fuck Trump” at the Tony awards last year. Continue reading...
Tags: Robert De Niro, Donald Trump, Film, Culture, US news, World news, US politics


Team Trump plots revenge on Mueller amid calls to 'investigate the investigators'

Donald Trump and his allies are attempting to turn his two-year Russia investigation saga into a political boost for the 2020 presidential election in the wake of the Mueller report.  The president’s Justice Department is looking into the inquiry’s origins to see if US intelligence over-stepped the line, cheered on by supporters who want to “investigate the investigators”.  The Trump re-election campaign is fundraising off the report, attempting to raise $1 million with emails titled “EXONERATED...


Romney 'sickened' by dishonesty'' of Trump

Republican Sen. Mitt Romney issued a sharp rebuke of President Donald Trump on Friday following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report, saying he was "sickened" by details in revealed in the document.


A few things you might have missed from the Mueller report

WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's report focuses on the seminal questions of whether President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with the Russians and whether the president sought to illegally obstruct the investigation.


Elizabeth Warren becomes first 2020 candidate to call for Trump's impeachment

The Massachusetts senator is the most senior Democrat to call for the start of impeachment proceedings against TrumpWarren’s remarks make her one of the most prominent Democratic voices to advocate for impeachment. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/ReutersElizabeth Warren on Friday became the most senior Democrat, and the first 2020 presidential candidate, to call for the start of impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump following the release of the special counsel’s report on Russian interference in ...


This line in the Mueller report cracks up Jeffrey Toobin

CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin reacts to a passage from Robert Mueller's report detailing an exchange between President Donald Trump and former White House counsel Don McGahn.



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