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Trump: White House considering asserting executive privilege to hinder congressional probes

In Washington Post interview, Trump said Democratic-led investigations are unnecessary given results of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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Trump Escalates Confrontation With Democrats on House Inquiries

Hours after his Treasury secretary again put off a House committee’s demand for the president’s tax returns and as another panel was considering a contempt charge for a former White House aide for refusing to testify, Trump said in an interview that he was against having past and present administration officials taking part in various congressional inquiries. “There is no reason to go any further, and especially in Congress where it’s very partisan — obviously very partisan,” Trump said in an i...
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Trump says aides need not testify to Congress amid growing power struggle

President’s remarks to Washington Post come as White House battles subpoenas and treasury misses deadline to provide tax returnsDonald Trump has said he is opposed to current and former White House aides testifying to congressional committees about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election interference, the Washington Post reported.In an interview with the newspaper, the US president claimed his administration cooperated with Mueller’s investigation and did not need to comply w...
Tags: Congress, Washington Post, White House, US, US news, US politics, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Trump Administration


Huawei gets go-ahead for 5G in the UK

The UK has followed Germany in defying the US push to ban telecommunications giant Huawei - which the White House has accused of espionage and sanctions-busting - according to a media report.British Prime Minister Theresa May has... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, UK, White House, Germany, US, Theresa May, Huawei


Over eight years, the government has deported about 34,000 people via Boeing Field. King County wants it stopped.

King County officials said they believe this is the first attempt by any jurisdiction in the country to ban flights carried out for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Local News, King County, Nation & World Politics, Boeing Field King County


Cooper: Kushner gaslighting Americans on Mueller report

CNN's Anderson Cooper blasts White House senior adviser Jared Kushner after he suggested special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation was more harmful to the US than Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
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Anderson Cooper: Kushner gaslighting Americans on Mueller report

CNN's Anderson Cooper blasts White House senior adviser Jared Kushner after he suggested special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation was more harmful to the US than Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
Tags: News, White House, US, Cnn, Stories, Anderson Cooper, Robert Mueller, Kushner, Jared Kushner


Donald Trump meets Twitter's Jack Dorsey at White House

Twitter says CEO Jack Dorsey spoke with the president about "the health of public conversation".
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Top U.S. officials to hold trade talks in China next week

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing for trade talks beginning on April 30, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday.
Tags: Money, White House, China, Beijing, businessNews, Treasury, U S Trade, Steven Mnuchin, Robert Lighthizer


Dems clash with Trump officials on subpoenas, tax returns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The struggle between House Democrats and the Trump administration over investigations intensified Tuesday as a former White House official defied a subpoena and the Treasury Department ignored a deadline for providing President Donald Trump's tax returns.
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White House announces more trade talks with China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a U.S. delegation will travel to Beijing next week to continue trade negotiations, and a Chinese delegation will return to Washington for additional talks starting May 8. President Donald Trump has slapped tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports in a dispute over Beijing’s aggressive drive to challenge […]
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Lighthizer, Mnuchin to hold trade talks next week in Beijing: White House

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to Beijing for trade talks beginning on April 30, the White House said in a statement on Tuesday.
Tags: Money, White House, Beijing, businessNews, Treasury, U S Trade, Steven Mnuchin, Robert Lighthizer, Lighthizer Mnuchin


Ann Widdecombe leaves Tories and defects to Nigel Farage's Brexit Party

Widdecombe, 71, will return to frontline politics as she stand in European elections for Nigel Farage's fledgling party [Author: Andrew Gilpin]
Tags: Politics, Nigel Farage, Ann Widdecombe, Widdecombe, Brexit Party, Andrew Gilpin


WH may try to prevent McGahn from complying with subpoena

The White House may seek to prevent former White House counsel Don McGahn from complying with a subpoena issued by the House Judiciary Committee that demands his cooperation in its probe into potential obstruction of justice, CNN has learned.
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, Stories, House Judiciary Committee, WH, Don McGahn, McGahn


Joe Biden to announce presidential bid on Thursday – as it happened

Former vice-president to officially launch bid for president, while Jared Kushner says Mueller investigation ‘just a big distraction’Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 1.00am BST 12.34am BST House Judiciary chair Jerry Nadler responds to reports that the White House plans to fight a subpoena issued by his committee for testimony from former White House counsel Donald McGahn.Nadler: “The moment for the White House to assert some privilege to prevent this testimony from...
Tags: Republicans, White House, US, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, US Congress, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Mueller, Jared Kushner, Jerry Nadler, US elections 2020, Donald McGahn Nadler


Trump Is at His Most Relatable Complaining About Losing Twitter Followers

 President Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey today, and according to the Washington Post, the leader of the free world spent a significant amount of time complaining to Dorsey about his perception that Twitter has intentionally lowered his follower count.Read more...
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Twitter CEO Gently Tells Trump: Your ‘Lost’ Followers Are Bots and Spam Accounts

Photo Illustration by Lyne Lucien/The Daily Beast/Photos GettyOn Tuesday, President Trump hosted Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey in the Oval Office for a closed-door meeting, during which the leader of the free world spent an inordinate amount of time complaining about lost Twitter followers, according to a source familiar with the conversation.The Twitter chief, for his part, tried to reassure the president that the company’s staff merely wants his follower count to be as bot-free as possible.This is w...
Tags: Twitter, News, Obama, White House, Jack Dorsey, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Dorsey, Trump, Oval Office, Dan Scavino, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Lyne Lucien, West Wing Dorsey


Democrats to press star witness of Mueller report to repeat performance in Congress

Since the April 18 release of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 election and any ties to Republican Trump's campaign, Democrats have seen McGahn as someone who could be as important as Mueller himself, according to a source familiar with the matter. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that the White House planned to oppose a subpoena by the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee for McGahn to testify. Mueller's 448-page partially blacked out ...
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Militia Whose Leader Was Arrested Evicted From New Mexico Campsite

Union Pacific railroad on Tuesday ordered members of the United Constitutional Patriots (UCP) off of a stretch of land that the right-wing border militia was occupying, dealing a temporary setback to the group. NBC News’ Cal Perry first reported that the railroad owned the land where UCP’s camp was based, and had told militia members camped there that they needed to leave. State police accompanied police officers for Union Pacific during the eviction effort. On orders from Union Pacific, the...
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Dhs, Fbi, Border, Militia, New Mexico, Msnbc, Hopkins, Trump, Viper, Perry, Union Pacific, State Police, UCP, Sunland Park


Border Militia a Reaction to Government Betrayal

Larry Hopkins / Johnny Horton (Dona Ana County Jail/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico,” Reuters reports. “Hopkins, 69, also known as Johnny Horton, was arrested in Sunland Park, New Mexico, on a federal complaint charging him with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition, the Federal Bureau of Inves...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Congress, Mexico, Senate, Barack Obama, Fbi, United States, House, Border, Militia, John F Kennedy, CBP, States, New Mexico, Resistance


Editorial Observer: Meet the Press? Don’t Bother

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, nominally the White House press secretary, has abandoned the custom of briefing the news media.
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White House may seek to prevent McGahn from complying with House subpoena

The White House may seek to prevent former White House counsel Don McGahn from complying with a subpoena issued by the House Judiciary Committee that demands his cooperation in its probe into potential obstruction of justice, CNN has learned.
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Spooks from Five Eyes alliance plan how to tackle hackers at CyberUK conference

The annual summit brings together experts in web security and foiling attacks [Author: Ben Glaze]
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Universal Credit set to leave 1.9million people worse off by £1,000 a year

A study by the respected IFS think tank has found "winners and losers" under the new benefit - but the losses disproportionately hit the poor [Author: Dan Bloom]
Tags: Politics, Universal credit, Dan Bloom


Labour will close Tory planning loopholes which allow developers to put up 'slums'

The party say a "get-out clause" has cost more than 10,000 affordable homes [Author: Nicola Bartlett]
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Threat of nuclear war worst for 30 years, says House of Lords committee

Peers issued a report warning of the rising dangers of an accidental trigger [Author: Ben Glaze]
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Tory Matt Hancock teams up with think tank who want NHS replaced with insurance

The Health Secretary has been accused of being "in hock to fringe right wingers" after teaming up with the Taxpayers' Alliance [Author: Mikey Smith]
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Donald Trump complains to Twitter boss Jack Dorsey about number of followers

President Donald Trump on Tuesday met privately with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, a huddle at the White House between one of the site's most prolific users and an executive who's faced criticism for the way Twitter has handled the US... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, White House, US, Jack Dorsey, Donald Trump


Trump Meets With Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey After Complaining of Bias

WASHINGTON — Less than 12 hours after complaining that Twitter doesn’t “treat me well as a Republican,” President Trump met with the company’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, and indicated that they would be “keeping an open dialogue.” “Great meeting this afternoon at the @WhiteHouse with @Jack from @Twitter. Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and […]
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Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Tories are still pushing ahead with man-made hardship

Iain Duncan Smith was no saviour of the poor, and the weakest and most vulnerable in society continue to be trodden underfoot by Conservative policies [Author: Yasmin Alibhai-Brown]
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