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Trump said he thinks ‘the people would revolt’ if he were impeached

President Donald Trump commented on impeachment Tuesday, claiming he’s unconcerned by the possibility and positing that “the people would revolt if that happened.” The remark came during a White House interview with Reuters, his first since federal prosecutors in New York filed a sentencing memo for Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney. “It’s hard to […]
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Dunleavy hosts holiday open house, inaugural event

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The traditional holiday open house at the Alaska governor’s mansion doubled as an inaugural event for Gov. Mike Dunleavy, who took office just last week. Dunleavy and first lady Rose Dunleavy greeted visitors Tuesday, along with Lt. Gov. Kevin Meyer and Meyer’s wife, Marty. Dunleavy said the house, which he had […]
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No evidence for Trump claim on 'terrorists': government sources

President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that U.S. authorities had "caught 10 terrorists," citing it as a reason for why the United States should build a wall on its Mexican border, but four government sources said there was no recent evidence of terrorism suspects being caught along the border. Three national security officials agreed with that view, saying they knew of no recent border-related arrests. In a contentious White House meeting on Tuesday with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi an...
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Ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn Asks to Be Spared From Prison in Russia Probe Case

Flynn will become the first White House official punished in the special counsel's probe
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Michael Flynn asks to be spared from prison because he helped Mueller

Ret. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn is asking for no prison time. A memo from the former Trump national security chief's legal defense team was filed tonight, just before his scheduled sentencing. They're asking a federal judge to spare Flynn from prison time, Flynn offers to do 200 hours of community service, and they want less than a year's worth of probation with minimal supervision, all in response to the government's sentencing memo. HERE IS A COPY OF MICHAEL FLYNN'S 'DEFENDANT'S MEMORANDUM IN AI...
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Michael Flynn asks for less than one year probation with minimal conditions of supervision and 200 hrs community service bc he accepted responsibility and cooperated extensively.

Former Trump national security chief Mike Flynn is asking for no prison time. A memo from Flynn's defense team was filed tonight, just before his scheduled sentencing. They're asking a federal judge to spare Flynn from prison time, in response to the government's sentencing memo. Flynn says his cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation "was not grudging or delayed. "Rather, it preceded his guilty plea or any threatened indictment and began very shortly after he was first...
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Ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn asks for probation, community service in Russia probe false statements case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn asks for probation, community service in Russia probe false statements case.
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Rick Santorum says he would decline White House chief of staff role

Rick Santorum said Tuesday that his "answer right now would be no" if President Donald Trump were to offer him the role of White House chief of staff.
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President Trump Claims ‘People Would Revolt’ if He Were Impeached

President Donald Trump says he is not concerned about being impeached by Democrats
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Exclusive: White House delays new farm aid payments on China trade hopes - sources

The White House is delaying additional payments from a $12 billion aid package for farmers stung by President Donald Trump's trade war with China because it expects Beijing to resume buying U.S. soybeans, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.
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His mind exploded.

James Comey just totally exposed his partisan stance by urging his fellow Democrats to take back the White House in 2020. In other words, he is and has been a Democrat. Comey had no right heading the FBI at any time, but especially after his mind exploded!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 11, 2018 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Reading between the lines of Trump’s Oval Office tussle

WASHINGTON (AP) — The heated, on-camera Oval Office exchange between House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and President Donald Trump was an extraordinary public airing of grievances, with lots to unpack. What was being said between the lines? And who was blurring facts? TRUMP: “One thing that I do have to […]
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6 key lines from the Trump-Pelosi-Schumer throwdown

On Wednesday at the White House, Donald Trump returned to his reality TV roots: Hosting -- and participating in -- a bare-knuckled brawl with the two top Democratic leaders in Congress.
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AP investigation finds Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner could profit from Opportunity Zone developer tax break they pushed

WASHINGTON (AP) — AP investigation finds Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner could profit from Opportunity Zone developer tax break they pushed.
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GOP chairman: Vote tally sharing would warrant new election

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina Republican Party leader says an affidavit alleging a county’s early vote totals were shared improperly would be grounds alone for a new election in an unsettled congressional race. GOP Chairman Robin Hayes made the comment Tuesday about a Bladen County precinct worker’s statement that the state Democratic Party […]
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Contrary To Trump’s Line, Conway Says John Kelly Will Stay On Into The New Year

On Saturday, President Donald Trump said White House chief of staff John Kelly would be leaving his post “at the end of the year,” and that Kelly’s replacement would be announced “over the next day or two.” Three days later, neither of those statements hold up. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway broke the news on Fox News Tuesday morning, as flagged by the Washington Post. “He will stay on the job through Jan. 2 at least, and I think there will be a very peaceful and pragmatic transition ...
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AP source: Biden to meet with family as he ponders 2020

Former Vice President Joe Biden is wrapping up a busy stretch of events this week before stepping out of the public eye to hold family deliberations over the holidays on whether to launch another campaign for president, according to multiple people familiar with his thinking. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because Biden was […]
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Deadly crash highlights concerns of misconduct by U.S. troops in Africa

WASHINGTON — The U.S. military is investigating a weekend vehicle accident in Niger that killed a French soldier in which the driver, a U.S. Green Beret, is suspected of drunken driving, Defense Department officials said. The fatal accident Saturday — which occurred while the soldiers were off duty — comes as concerns about misconduct have […]
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Wayne Rooney: DC United visits White House and meets Barron Trump

Former England captain Wayne Rooney visits the White House, the home of US president Donald Trump, for a Christmas party.
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Wayne Rooney: DC United midfielder visits White House and meets Barron Trump

Former England captain Wayne Rooney visits the White House, the home of US president Donald Trump, for a Christmas party.
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Wayne Rooney: DC United player visits White House and meets Barron Trump

Former England captain Wayne Rooney visits the White House, the home of US president Donald Trump, for a Christmas party.
Tags: England, White House, US, Sport, Wayne Rooney, Donald Trump, DC United, Barron Trump


Former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio files defamation suit

PHOENIX (AP) — Former Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio has filed a defamation lawsuit seeking $300 million against three news organizations, alleging their inaccurate references to his criminal case have hurt his chances at possibly running in 2020 for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by John McCain. The lawsuit filed Monday in Washington alleges that […]
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Acting attorney general defends Trump immigration crackdown

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker is defending the Trump administration’s stricter immigration policies and decrying federal judges attempting to block many of them. During a Texas visit Tuesday, Whitaker praised a crackdown aimed at drastically reducing the number of immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally then seek asylum because of […]
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Trump Says Military to Build Border Wall If Congress Won’t Fund It

“If the Democrats do not give us the votes to secure our Country, the Military will build the remaining sections of the Wall,” Trump said in a stream of Twitter messages Tuesday. Trump is meeting with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the White House on Tuesday, as lawmakers and the administration negotiate spending legislation to avoid a partial government shutdown after Dec 21.
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Trump signs bill to help religious minorities in Iraq, Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed legislation on Tuesday to help ensure humanitarian relief reaches the members of religious and ethnic minorities in Iraq and Syria who have been targeted for genocide by Islamic State militants. “In recent years, IS has committed horrifying atrocities against religious and ethnic minorities in Syria and Iraq, including […]
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Donald Trump's 'manhood' questioned by Nancy Pelosi after wild White House meeting

Nancy Pelosi – fresh from a raucous, ill-tempered Oval Office meeting with Donald Trump – reportedly questioned the manhood of the famously thin-skinned president. After she and fellow Democrat Chuck Schumer clashed with Mr Trump as he threatened to shut down the government if he was not successful in securing the $5bn he has requested for a border wall, the 78-year-old congresswoman suggested the president’s ego had got in the way of matters. Ms Pelosi told members of her party, Mr Trump “mus...
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Republicans Consider 'Suicide Mission' On Shutdown And Border Wall

WASHINGTON ― After a White House meeting between President Donald Trump and
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West Virginia’s Manchin gains key role on energy panel

WASHINGTON (AP) — West Virginia’s Joe Manchin will become the Democrats’ top member on the Senate energy committee, giving the coal-state lawmaker a prominent position to shape policy. Manchin’s prospective ascension to the top Democratic spot on the energy panel had sparked the ire of some environmentalists, who warned that he wasn’t supportive enough of […]
Tags: News, Washington, Senate, West Virginia, Ap, Manchin, Joe Manchin, Nation & World Politics


Senators ask for leniency for ex-staffer who lied to FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three high-ranking senators are asking a federal judge for leniency on behalf of a former Senate intelligence committee staffer who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. The letter from Democrats Mark Warner and Dianne Feinstein and Republican Richard Burr was included Tuesday in a sentencing memo filed by James Wolfe’s attorneys. […]
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Any recommendations or predictions for Michael Cohen's upcoming sentencing?

Prez Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, is scheduled to be sentenced by US District Judge William Pauley in New York City on December 12 after his guilty plea to charges including campaign finance fraud and lying to Congress.  As detailed in prior posts linked below, Cohen is asking for "time served," while federal prosecutors seek a "substantial term of imprisonment" of around 3.5 years.  This lengthy CNN commentary by Elie Honig, headlined "Why sentencing judge may not show Cohen 'mercy'," ...
Tags: Law, Congress, White House, New York City, US, Cnn, Irs, Trump, Cohen, William Pauley, Michael Cohen, Mueller, Pauley, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump, SDNY



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