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White House tells official not to testify about security clearances

The White House has instructed a former official who was in charge of the security clearance process to not comply with a House subpoena demanding his appearance for an interview, the latest move by the Trump administration to thwart Democratic-led investigations into all aspects of the presidency.
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The White House told Carl Kline to not appear at a deposition, saying Democrats were seeking access to confidential information

The White House has instructed a former official who was in charge of the security clearance process to not comply with a House subpoena demanding his appearance for an interview, the latest move by the Trump administration to thwart Democratic-led investigations into all aspects of the presidency.
Tags: News, White House, House, Stories, Trump, Carl Kline


Militia leader allegedly claimed group was training to assassinate Barack Obama, court papers said

A leader of an armed militia that has held hundreds of migrants at the border previously claimed the group was training to assassinate Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, according to court documents unsealed on Monday.
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White House tells official not to comply with Democratic subpoena over security clearances

The White House has instructed a former official who was in charge of the security clearance process to not comply with a House subpoena demanding his appearance for an interview, the latest move by the Trump administration to thwart Democratic-led investigations into all aspects of the presidency.
Tags: White House, Cnn, House, Trump


As McGahn Emerges as Chief Witness in the Mueller Report, Trump and Allies Ramp Up Attacks

The president’s lawyers have attacked the former White House counsel since Robert Mueller released his report on whether the president obstructed justice.
Tags: News, White House, Giuliani, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Rudolph W, McGahn, Donald F II, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, Robert S III, House Committee on the Judiciary


Trump and Allies Ramp Up Attacks as McGahn Emerges as Chief Witness in the Mueller Report

The president’s lawyers have attacked the former White House counsel since Robert Mueller released his report on whether the president obstructed justice.
Tags: News, White House, Giuliani, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Rudolph W, McGahn, Donald F II, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, Robert S III, House Committee on the Judiciary


Lyra McKee: New IRA says its activists killed journalist

Group’s statement came amid protests outside Derry offices of Saoradh, a republican party that reflects New IRA thinkingThe dissident republican group, the New IRA, has admitted responsibility for the killing of Lyra McKee offering “full and sincere apologies” to her family and friends.In a statement to the Irish News using a recognised codeword, the group acknowledged its activists had killed the 29-year-old investigative journalist and reporter, who was shot dead in the Creggan estate in Derry...
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Trump and Allies Ramp Up Attacks as McGahn Emerges as Chief Witness in Mueller Report

The president’s lawyers have attacked the former White House counsel since Mr. Mueller released his report on whether the president obstructed justice.
Tags: News, White House, Giuliani, Trump, Mueller, United States Politics and Government, Donald J, Rudolph W, McGahn, Donald F II, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, Robert S III, House Committee on the Judiciary


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Before border militia leader Larry Mitchell Hopkins was arrested over the weekend after detaining migrants trying to cross the border (he was arrested on a firearms charge) the FBI learned that Hopkins was telling people he and his militia “were training to assassinate George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama, because of these individuals’ support of Antifa.” [Author: Josh Marshall]
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Fbi, Hopkins, Josh Marshall, Editor’s Blog, Larry Mitchell Hopkins, George Soros Hillary Clinton


House subpoenas Don McGahn, ex-White House counsel, in wake of Mueller report – as it happened

McGahn called before judiciary committee to testify on potential obstruction of justice linked to Trump-Russia investigation Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.00am BST That’s all from me on this Monday. Here’s a rundown of the top stories in politics: 12.50am BST A few more details on the Democratic caucus conference call, via Lauren Gambino. According to a source on the call, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi made the following comments during the nearly 90 minute ...
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President Trump Threatens New Restrictions for High Visa Overstay Countries

The nonpartisan Center for Migration Studies says that visa overstays exceed illegal border crossings
Tags: News, White House, Immigration, Uncategorized, Trump, Center for Migration Studies, Onetime


Don McGahn, ex-White House counsel, subpoenaed over Mueller report

House judiciary committee chair demands McGahn testify before Congress as Democrats escalate investigation of Trump Follow the latest in US politics – liveThe Democratic chairman of the House judiciary committee has issued a subpoena demanding that former White House counsel Don McGahn testify before Congress as House speaker Nancy Pelosi vowed to hold Donald Trump to account following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on Russian influence on the 2016 US electio...
Tags: Congress, White House, US, US news, US politics, House, House Of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, US Congress, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Trump, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration


Donald Trump set for first official state visit to UK this summer

American President Donald Trump could visit the UK in early June for the full state trip denied him last year [Author: Christopher Bucktin]
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Militia leader allegedly claimed his group was training to assassinate Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, court papers said

A leader of an armed militia that has held hundreds of migrants at the border previously claimed the group was training to assassinate Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, according to court documents unsealed on Monday.
Tags: Barack Obama, Cnn, Hillary Clinton


House panel chair subpoenas ex-White House counsel McGahn on Mueller inquiry

U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler on Monday subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn to testify before the panel in its investigation of possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. In a statement, Nadler, a Democrat, said the committee had asked for documents from McGahn by May 7 and for him to testify on May 21. A report by Special Counsel Robert Mueller publicly released on Thursday by the Justice Department said Trump asked McGa...
Tags: News, White House, House, Moscow, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Mueller, Jerrold Nadler, Robert Mueller, Nadler, U S House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Don McGahn, McGahn


House Judiciary Committee Subpoenas McGahn In Obstruction Inquiry

The House Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena to former White House counsel Don McGahn on Monday, asking for documents and testimony relating to allegations that President Trump committed obstruction of justice. The subpoena — issued by House Judiciary chair Jerry Nadler (D-NY) — asks McGahn to testify in public on May 21. The request also provides a May 7 deadline for the former White House counsel to hand over documents on matters ranging from attempts to fire special counsel Robert Muell...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, Russia, Hillary Clinton, Collins, James Comey, Trump, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Barr, Michael Flynn, Doug Collins, Robert Mueller, Nadler, House Judiciary


House Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Donald McGahn As Part Of Investigation

Lawmakers asked the ex-White House counsel to testify in their inquiry of Trump's potential obstruction of justice.
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House subpoenas Don McGahn, ex-White House counsel, in wake of Mueller report – live

McGahn called before judiciary committee to testify on potential obstruction of justice linked to Trump-Russia investigation Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 11.08pm BST Here’s my colleague Tom McCarthy on what the McGahn subpoena could portend:The subpoena of Don McGahn by the House Judiciary Committee could have the effect of bringing the Mueller report to life, in the sense that multiple key scenes from the report star McGahn. The former White House counsel could give...
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Democrats subpoena ex-White House counsel Don McGahn in wake of Mueller report findings

The chairman of the House judiciary committee has subpoenaed former White House counsel Don McGahn to force him to publicly testify next month, in the latest fallout following the release of the Mueller report.Representative Jerry Nadler, described Mr McGahn as “a critical witness to many of the alleged instances of obstruction of justice and other misconduct described in the special counsel’s report”.Several other top allies to Donald Trump are expected to be subpoenaed to testify before Congre...
Tags: News, Congress, White House, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Nadler, Don McGahn, McGahn, Jerry Nadler


Arrested Militia Leader Drew FBI Attention For Alleged Plans To Kill Obama, Clinton

The border militia leader arrested over the weekend first came to the FBI’s attention in October 2017, according to a court document unsealed Monday, after the bureau learned that he “allegedly made the statement that [his militia] the United Constitutional Patriots were training to assassinate George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama, because of these individuals’ support of Antifa.” The filing makes clear that militia leader Larry Mitchell Hopkins was on the radar of law enforcement l...
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Fbi, Aclu, New York Times, Border, Militia, New Mexico, Times, Hopkins, Customs And Border Protection, Obama Clinton, George Soros, O'Connell, Ryan J Reilly, Southern Border


The Longstanding Trump-Russia Unknowns That Mueller Finally Answered

Reporting over the past two years surfaced dozens of mysterious interactions between the Trump campaign’s alleged involvement with Russian government officials and businessmen. The Mueller report, at long last, provided some answers.  Here are some of the key unknowns in the Trump-Russia story that the special counsel’s probe helped clear up. Ineptitude or corruption? The tale of Jared Kushner White House son-in-law Jared Kushner drew scrutiny for his contacts with Russian government off...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Russia, Syria, Ukraine, Gop, United States, New Jersey, Moscow, Manhattan, Fifth Avenue, Republican Party, Kremlin, Gates, Trump


Government spending is theft

Imagine being robbed every time you receive a paycheck, but once a year getting some of the stolen money back because the thieves took more than they intended. Would you be happy about it? If you are like most Americans the answer is yes, since most people are grateful when they get a partial “refund” of the taxes the government withheld from their paychecks. A tax refund means more taxes were taken out of your paycheck than you legally owed — in other words, thanks to withholding you gave the g...
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House Judiciary Committee Subpoenas Ex-WH Counsel McGahn

House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler subpoenaed former White House counsel Donald McGahn on Monday, days after the release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's final report drew attention to McGahn's assertion that President Trump directed him to have the Justice Department fire Mueller.Nadler said he considers McGahn, who left the White House in October, a "critical witness" in his committee's probe of the president and his associates, which is focused in part on the quest...
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UK should copy European levels of spending to end austerity experts say

It would see public spending rise by £2,500 per person per year [Author: Nicola Bartlett]
Tags: Politics, UK, Nicola Bartlett


The Value of Ranking the U.S. Presidents

They foster lively debate about contemporary presidents and even help resurface some of our most obscure presidents
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How Can Second Amendment Supporters Reshape the Landscape?

Map Updated for 2018 United States of America – –-(Ammoland.com)- When the NRA is forced into damage limitation mode – as was the case in 1968 with the Gun Control Act (where it successfully stopped licensing and registration) – much of the reasons for being in that position is the political landscape. In 1968, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy had created a massive push for something to be done on guns. Well, in that case, Lyndon Baines Johnson wanted to make...
Tags: Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, Senate, White House, New York City, America, Reagan, Manhattan, Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, Martin Luther King Jr, Second Amendment, Trump, Nra, Sandy Hook Elementary School


After Mueller report, House panel subpoenas former Trump White House Counsel Don McGahn

The House Judiciary Committee asked former White House counsel Don McGahn, who took a starring role in the Mueller report, to testify May 21.            [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, White House, House, Usa Today, House Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Trump White House, Don McGahn


Fight for 2020 Democratic nomination moves to prime time

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The fight for the Democratic presidential nomination moves to prime time as five White House contenders showcase their policies and personalities from the same stage for the first time. During Monday night’s town halls, the candidates will take turns fielding questions from young people in New Hampshire and CNN anchors. The […]
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House panel issues subpoena to former White House counsel

The House Judiciary Committee has served former White House counsel Don McGahn with a subpoena as part of its investigation into obstruction of justice, a move to bring in a key player with direct knowledge about President Donald Trump's efforts to undermine the Russia probe.
Tags: News, White House, Russia, House, Stories, Donald Trump, House Judiciary Committee, Don McGahn


Elizabeth Warren's plan to forgive student loan debt could lead to an economic boom

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has just proposed a bold education reform plan that would forgive billions in student debt.The plan would forgive the debt held by more than 30 million Americans. The debt forgiveness program is one part of a larger program to make higher education more accessible. Student loans are a leading cause of debt in the United States. Edging out credit cards for the number two spot, 45 million Americans are into their creditors for at least 1.5 trillion dollars' worth of student l...
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