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Don Lemon: 'Truth' a very hard word for this White House

CNN's Don Lemon criticizes Attorney General William Barr for not releasing Robert Mueller's redacted report to Congress or reporters until after his scheduled press conference on the subject.
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Cnn, Stories, Don Lemon, Robert Mueller, William Barr


Understanding Who Was Responsible For The Burning Of Notre Dame

As a brief followup to my observations on The Burning Of Notre Dame, I thought I’d point out what it would take to make me happy concerning the post-mortem and investigation. If the investigation is conducted by local fire department folks, it’s meaningless to me.  Even if the investigation is conducted by French fire engineers, it’s still meaningless. No offense, but I’m completely uninterested in what fire fighters have to say about what happened.  I would like to see fully independent fire en...
Tags: Politics, Military, The Burning Of Notre Dame, Burning Of Notre Dame


Robert Mueller's report set to be released amid row over attorney general's 'spinning' of findings

After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller - but not before President Donald Trump’s attorney general has his say. The Justice Department on Thursday is expected to release a redacted version of the special counsel’s report on Russian election interference and Mr Trump’s campaign, opening up months, if not years, of fights over what the document means in a deeply divided country. Even the planned release of the nearly 400-page report quickly spi...
Tags: UK, News, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, America, Georgia, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Collins


Democrats condemn attorney general's plan for rollout of Mueller report

Attorney general has sought to ‘put his own spin’ on special counsel’s report, say lawmakers before report’s release * Mueller report released – live updates * Support the Guardian’s independent journalism and make a contributionJerry Nadler, chairman of the House judiciary committee, at the press conference. Photograph: Frank Franklin II/APOn the eve of the long-anticipated release of the report by special counsel Robert Mueller on Russian tampering in the 2016 election and alleged Trump camp...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Russia, New York City, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, House, Nancy Pelosi, Doj, James Comey, Trump, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Barr, AG Barr


Ahead of report's release, White House was briefed on Mueller's findings

Justice Department officials have had numerous conversations with White House lawyers about the conclusions made by the special counsel, in recent days, according to people with knowledge of the discussions.
Tags: White House, Justice Department, Mueller


Justice department discussed Mueller's findings with White House, report says – as it happened

Democrats condemn Barr’s handling of report’s release following news it will not come until after press conferenceSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 2.11am BST 1.46am BST The Wall Street Journal is that House Democrats, looking into President Trump’s financial interests, have subpoenaed JPMorgan Chase & Co., Citigroup Inc., Morgan Stanley, Wells Fargo & Co., Bank of America, Capital One Financial Corp., Deutsche Bank, Royal Bank of Canada and Toronto Dominion Bank.I...
Tags: Justice, White House, Russia, US, US news, US politics, House, Deutsche Bank, Cuba, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Mueller, Barr, Robert Mueller


Viral video compares how Fox News covers Trump vs. Obama

A producer at NowThis News created a video showing Fox News bashing former President Barack Obama for the same things President Donald Trump does. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, Cnn, Stories, Fox News, Donald Trump, NowThis News, Trump, Jeanne Moos


Video compares how Fox News covers Trump vs. Obama

A producer at NowThis News created a video showing Fox News bashing former President Barack Obama for the same things President Donald Trump does. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
Tags: News, Obama, Barack Obama, Cnn, Stories, Fox News, Donald Trump, NowThis News, Trump, Jeanne Moos


White House Briefed On Mueller Report Findings Before Its Release: Reports

The Justice Dept. reportedly spoke with the White House about the report before it is set to be released to Congress.
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North Korea test-fires new tactical guided weapon as it tells US to replace Mike Pompeo in nuclear talks

North Korea announced on Thursday that it had test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon, in its first public weapons test since February’s failed summit with the US in Hanoi.  Shortly after the test, North Korea demanded that Mike Pompeo, the US secretary of state, be removed from nuclear disarmament talks in another sign of deteriorating diplomatic relations with Washington since the failure of their second summit in Hanoi in February.  Pyongyang wanted a replacement for Mr Pompeo who wou...
Tags: South Korea, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington, North Korea, White House, Russia, US, Ap, United States, Asia Pacific, Korea, Pentagon, Kim, Kremlin, Donald Trump


Maxing It Out for Trump

We’ve now gotten more details about about what we’ve basically already known or should have known: the fix is in. The goal here is to max out every avenue to protect the President from the contents of the Report. Bill Barr and his friends at the White House clearly do not care what anyone outside of Trump world thinks at this point. They are not even bothering to keep up appearances at the margins. A good and increasingly relevant question for Bill Barr at this point would be at what point the s...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Capitol Hill, Doj, Trump, Josh Marshall, Barr, Nadler, Bill Barr, Editor’s Blog


Analysis: Ivanka Trump's blank check at the White House

Ivanka Trump is the eldest daughter of Donald Trump. And a senior adviser in his White House. And, according to her, she could have been the head of the World Bank, too. 
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Ivanka Trump's blank check at the White House

Ivanka Trump is the eldest daughter of Donald Trump. And a senior adviser in his White House. And, according to her, she could have been the head of the World Bank, too. 
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Analysis: Ivanka Trump's White House blank check

Ivanka Trump is the eldest daughter of Donald Trump. And a senior adviser in his White House. And, according to her, she could have been the head of the World Bank, too. 
Tags: News, White House, Stories, World Bank, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump


Reporter: Ivanka believes her dad is 'good and only good'

A profile in The Atlantic sheds light on White House senior adviser and first daughter Ivanka Trump's role in the Trump administration. CNN's Kate Bennett reports.
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Ivanka Trump's White House blank check

Ivanka Trump is the eldest daughter of Donald Trump. And a senior adviser in his White House. And, according to her, she could have been the head of the World Bank, too.
Tags: White House, Cnn, World Bank, Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump


Nadler: DOJ Is Giving Judiciary Committee The Mueller Report ‘AFTER’ Barr Presser

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) expressed frustration Wednesday after revealing that the Justice Department had told him that his committee would receive a copy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted final report at “11/12,” only after Attorney General William Barr holds a press conference on the report at 9:30 a.m. ET. Nadler also expressed concern at reports that the White House had already been briefed on the report. I’m deeply troubled by reports that the WH ...
Tags: News, Abc, Senate, White House, Doj, Senate Intelligence Committee, Justice Department, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Barr, Robert Mueller, Nadler, Matt Shuham, Jerry Nadler, Jerry Nadler D NY, William Barr


House Oversight invites White House aide Stephen Miller to testify on Trump's immigration policies

The House Oversight Committee Wednesday invited White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller to testify on the Trump administration's immigration policies on May 1.
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Reports: DOJ Talked Mueller Report With White House Ahead Of Release

White House attorneys have had “numerous conversations” with Justice Department officials about the conclusion of the Mueller report, the New York Times reported, helping the President’s legal team prepare in advance for the document’s release. ABC News reported on Tuesday that the White House had “received a broad briefing on the report,” including that it would be divided into sections on alleged collusion and obstruction. “The talks have aided the president’s legal team as it prepares a re...
Tags: News, Nbc, White House, New York Times, Times, Abc News, Doj, Justice Department, Mueller, Russia Probe, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky, Mueller report


White House and Justice Department officials discussed Mueller report before release

WASHINGTON — Not all of Robert Mueller’s findings will be news to President Donald Trump when they are released Thursday morning. Justice Department officials have had numerous conversations with White House lawyers about the conclusions made by Mueller, the special counsel, in recent days, according to people with knowledge of the discussions. The talks have […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Nation & World Politics


Justice department discussed Mueller's findings with White House, report says – live

Democrats condemn Barr’s handling of report’s release following news it will not come until after press conferenceSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 12.28am BST The Associated Press is reporting that former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe will not be running for president in 2020. McAuliffe had flirted with a Democratic presidential run for months, popping up in early voting states late last year and campaigning with candidates in Iowa and New Hampshire, but ultimately d...
Tags: Justice, White House, Virginia, Russia, US, US news, US politics, New Hampshire, Iowa, Associated Press, Cuba, Donald Trump, Doj, Carr, McAuliffe, Terry McAuliffe


John Dean: This reminds of Watergate

Former President Nixon White House counsel John Dean says Attorney General William Barr's planned news conference ahead of the Mueller report release is a "conspicuous effort to try to frame the report" and says it is "reminiscent of Watergate."
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Nixon's White House Counsel: This is reminiscent of Watergate

Former President Nixon White House counsel John Dean says Attorney General William Barr's planned news conference ahead of the Mueller report release is a "conspicuous effort to try to frame the report" and says it is "reminiscent of Watergate."
Tags: News, White House, Stories, Nixon, Mueller, John Dean, William Barr


Andy Burnham calls for mandatory security at major public venues

Nearly two years after arena bombing, Greater Manchester mayor urges thorough reviewThe mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has called for mandatory security checks at public venues almost two years after the Manchester Arena attack.The former Labour MP said he was concerned security procedures at major sports and entertainment events were sometimes non-existent and essentially voluntary, leading to “confusion and variation”. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK News, Labour, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, Manchester Arena, Manchester Arena attack, Greater Manchester Andy Burnham


'Democracy under threat' as 300 councillors guaranteed success before votes cast

Around 300 council seats in England have been guaranteed for one party or individual before a single ballot has been cast [Author: Nicola Bartlett]
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​Using ‘market’ and ‘moral’ power, LA County​ joins Newsom effort to cut prescription drug costs

DOWNEY – After touring a county hospital in Downey, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that Los Angeles County will partner with the state to combine their market strength in hopes of negotiating lower prescription drug costs from pharmaceutical companies. Newsom has been pushing efforts to lower drug costs since taking office 100 days ago. One of his first official actions as governor was signing an executive order aimed at creating a single-purchaser system allowing the state, counties, cit...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Washington, California News, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Medicare, Associated Press, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Downey, Board of Supervisors, LA County


NYT: DOJ discussed Mueller report with White House

Officials from the Justice Department have spoken repeatedly with the White House about special counsel Robert Mueller's findings, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
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NYT: DOJ discussed Mueller report with White House ahead of release

Officials from the Justice Department have spoken repeatedly with the White House about special counsel Robert Mueller's findings, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
Tags: News, White House, New York Times, Stories, Doj, Justice Department, Mueller, Robert Mueller


Opportunity Zone rules seek more capital in distressed areas

The Trump administration Wednesday released rules for a tax break designed to encourage economic development in distressed areas throughout the U.S. by making it easier to invest in businesses and real estate in low-income communities. Wall Street banks, private equity firms, real estate developers and others have been eagerly awaiting the regulations, which the administration said will spur $100 billion of investment into the more than 8,700 areas designated as “opportunity zones” in the 2017 f...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, New York, Congress, Housing, Government, White House, Sport, Soccer, Brooklyn, New Jersey, Treasury, Portland Oregon, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Irs


New York Times: DOJ discussed Mueller report with White House ahead of release

Officials from the Justice Department have spoken repeatedly with the White House about special counsel Robert Mueller's findings, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
Tags: White House, Cnn, New York Times, Doj, Justice Department, Mueller, Robert Mueller



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