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This Week: Trump Allegedly Directed Cohen To Lie To Congress About Moscow Project

This week brought the clearest-cut example to date that President Trump allegedly violated federal law while in office. BuzzFeed reported that Trump personally directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about plans to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 campaign. Two federal law enforcement sources told BuzzFeed that Trump ordered Cohen to falsely claim that work on the project ended months earlier than it did in order to obscure his involvement. The bombshell article also reported th...
Tags: News, Putin, Congress, Abc, White House, Russia, Ukraine, Fbi, Gop, Moscow, James Comey, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, Senate Judiciary Committee, Cohen, Michael Cohen


How William Barr Tried to Reassure Democrats at His Confirmation Hearing

With a measured tone and carefully worded answers, William Barr sought Tuesday to reassure senators that he would protect the Justice Department’s vaunted independence if he were confirmed as attorney general. He said that he’s often told other people they would be crazy to take the job. Over the years, Barr said he’s told friends…
Tags: News, Justice, Congress, White House, Uncategorized, Justice Department, James Comey, Barr, William Barr, William Barr Tried


Trump’s nominee for attorney general asserts his independence

By ERIC TUCKER and MICHAEL BALSAMO WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general asserted independence from the White House on Tuesday, saying he believed that Russia had tried to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, that the special counsel investigation shadowing Trump is not a witch hunt and that his predecessor was right to recuse himself from the probe. Those comments by William Barr at his Senate confirmation hearing pointedly departed from Trump’s own views an...
Tags: News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Emmet, Bob, Kremlin, Republican, Donald Trump


Trump's attorney general pick: Robert Mueller is not overseeing a 'witch hunt'

Donald Trump’s nominee for attorney general has contradicted the US president by saying Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating Russian election meddling, is not involved in a “witch hunt”.  William Barr, who will oversee the Mueller probe if confirmed to the role, vowed to allow the investigation to be completed during a grilling by US senators on Tuesday.  Mr Barr called Mr Mueller a “friend” and said they had known each other for 30 years after being colleagues at the Justice Depart...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, White House, Russia, US, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Washington Dc, US Senate, Capitol Hill, Bob, Kremlin, North America, Donald Trump, Justice Department


Republican Steve King stripped of assignments amid racism backlash – as it happened

Congressman faces growing rebuke over recent commentsTrump denies to reporters he ever worked for MoscowSenate Republicans feel shutdown pressure 1.55am GMT Powering down for the night, thanks for tuning in! Here’s what happened today: 1.35am GMT According to The Daily Beast, the special counsel and NY federal prosecutors are looking into a meeting Trump had in the days before he was inaugurated, for possible evidence that foreigners and donors sought to purchase influence in the adminis...
Tags: Europe, Republicans, White House, Russia, World news, US news, Fbi, Democrats, Gop, US politics, House, US Congress, Kremlin, House Intelligence Committee, Donald Trump, Ny


AG nominee sent memo on Mueller probe to Trump’s lawyers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general sent White House lawyers a memo arguing the president couldn’t have obstructed justice by firing ex-FBI Director James Comey. That’s according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke Monday to The Associated Press. The person wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and […]
Tags: News, Washington, White House, Ap, Fbi, Nation, Associated Press, Donald Trump, James Comey, Trump, AG, Mueller


What We Know About The 5 Meetings Between Trump And Putin

This weekend brought the remarkable news that President Donald Trump went to extreme lengths to conceal or limit access to information about his in-person meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin. As first reported by the Washington Post, Trump has blocked the rest of his administration from receiving briefings about his conversations with Putin, once going so far as to take possession of the notes of the U.S. interpreter present. Details about these unusual, unprecedented actions are re...
Tags: Post, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, North Korea, France, Senate, White House, Angela Merkel, Russia, Bloomberg, Syria, Ukraine, Cnn, Fbi, Hillary Clinton


Trump: 'I never worked for Russia. It's just a hoax' – live updates

Republican senator said Trump should agree to temporary billPresident denies to reporters he ever worked for MoscowSenate Republicans feel shutdown pressure 6.14pm GMT Neomi Rao, Donald Trump’s nominee to the DC Circuit Court of Appeals, wrote a string of op-eds in and after college where she used inflammatory language to discuss race and gay rights, BuzzFeed reports. Rao described race as a “hot, money-making issue,” affirmative action as the “anointed dragon of liberal excess,” and said we...
Tags: Europe, Republicans, White House, Russia, World news, US news, Fbi, Democrats, US politics, US Congress, Donald Trump, Oj Simpson, Lindsay Lohan, James Comey, Trump, Anthony Scaramucci


'I never worked for Russia': Trump hits out at 'dirty cops' who launched probe after he sacked FBI chief

Donald Trump, the US president, declared on Monday that he has "never" worked for Russia as he hit out at reports that he was investigated by the FBI over alleged ties to the Kremlin.  The US president delivered a definitive rejection of claims that the FBI investigated whether he was acting on Russia's behalf when he sacked James Comey, the bureau's director, in 2017.  It came after he refused to say "no" when asked if he was working for Russia in a Saturday night interview, instead say...
Tags: News, White House, Russia, India, US, Cnn, Fbi, New York Times, House Of Representatives, US Congress, Kremlin, Donald Trump, Baker, James Comey, Trump, Donald J Trump


What Dems Should Demand From William Barr On Mueller And DOJ Independence

After nearly two years of an unprecedented frontal assault by President Trump on his own Justice Department, Senate Democrats have an opportunity this week to pin down attorney general nominee William Barr at his confirmation hearing Tuesday on the commitments he will make to protect the special counsel’s Russia probe and the historic independence of the department. “You want to hear the nominee say that the president is not above the law, that credible allegations will receive full review,” ...
Tags: News, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, US, Fbi, Graham, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, James Comey, Miller, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Whitaker


Trump Dodges Q’s On Whether He’s Worked For Russia, If He’ll Suppress Mueller Report

In a nighttime phone interview televised live on Fox News Saturday, President Donald Trump leaned heavily on misinformation and talking points, but notably declined to say he’d never worked for Russia, and dodged a question on whether he would try to prevent special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election meddling from being made public. The interview went on for more than 20 minutes and took place during Fox News host Jeanine Pirro’s 9 p.m. ET slot. Many of the President’s tal...
Tags: Post, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Fbi, Fox News, The New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, Helsinki, James Comey, Trump, Trump Dodges


Donald Trump hits back amid claims he concealed details of meetings with Vladimir Putin

Donald Trump's dealings with Russia have come under fresh scrutiny amid claims the US president concealed details of his conversations with President Vladi­mir Putin.  Mr Trump came out fighting on Saturday night, dismissing as "insulting" an explosive report that claimed the FBI secretly launched an investigation into whether the president was working on behalf of Russia while in office.   Even as House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler said his panel would look into the report, f...
Tags: Twitter, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, White House, Russia, US, Fbi, New York Times, Cbs, Fox News, State Department, Cia, Donald Trump, Hamburg


Trump vents fury over Russia stories and again threatens national emergency

Report: FBI looked at whether president worked for RussiaTrump remains at White House as shutdown grinds onDonald Trump has strongly denied the stunning claim that he was secretly working on behalf of Russia. In a 20-minute live phone interview with Fox News on Saturday night he described the story as an “insult”, and again threatened to declare a national emergency to fund a border wall.In a front-page story extraordinary even by the tumultuous standards of the Trump era, the New York Times rep...
Tags: White House, Russia, US, US news, Fbi, US politics, New York Times, Fox News, Donald Trump, James Comey, Trump, Trump Administration, Trump-Russia investigation


Trump tweets his fury after bombshell report adds drama to Russia inquiry

Report: FBI looked at whether president worked for RussiaTrump remains at White House as shutdown grinds onDonald Trump produced a torrent of misleading tweets on Saturday to deny the stunning claim that he was secretly working on behalf of Russia.In a front page story extraordinary even by the tumultuous standards of the Trump era, the New York Times reported that the FBI launched an investigation into whether the US president was acting as a Russian asset, against his own country’s interests. ...
Tags: White House, Russia, US, US news, Fbi, US politics, New York Times, Donald Trump, James Comey, Trump, Trump Administration, Trump-Russia investigation


Critical Context for the FBI Probe of Trump

So many things have happened over the last two-plus years that simply defy belief that it can be essential to review them, to see what light they shed on new developments when arranged in order. Last night the Times reported that in the immediate aftermath of James Comey’s firing the FBI launched a probe into “whether Mr. Trump was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence.” It’s worth reviewing the precise chain of events. Trump fired Comey on Tuesday, M...
Tags: Usa, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Russia, Israel, US, Syria, Getty Images, Fbi, United States, New York Times, Moscow, Times


So many things have happened over the last two-...

So many things have happened over the last two-plus years that simply defy belief that it can be essential to review them, to see what light they shed when arranged in order on new and surprising developments. Last night the Times reported that in the immediate aftermath of James Comey’s firing the FBI launched a probe into “whether Mr. Trump was knowingly working for Russia or had unwittingly fallen under Moscow’s influence.” It’s worth reviewing this precise chain of events. Trump fired Com...
Tags: Usa, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Russia, Israel, US, Syria, Getty Images, Fbi, United States, New York Times, Moscow, Times


Trump Says He’s In The WH ‘Waiting’ For Dems On 22nd Day Of Longest Shutdown

President Donald Trump pivoted back to expressing his shutdown woes Saturday morning after going on a Twitter tirade over a reported FBI investigation on him in the days following former FBI Director James Comey’s firing. Trump tweeted that he’s in the White House “waiting” for Democrats to come back to Washington D.C. to end the shutdown — which he claims they could “solve” in “15 minutes.” Democrats should come back to Washington and work to end the Shutdown, while at the same time ending the...
Tags: Texas, News, Washington, White House, Fbi, Donald Trump, James Comey, Trump, Donald J Trump, Livewire, Summer Concepcion


Trump Says He’s In The WH ‘Waiting’ For Dems On 21st Day Of Longest Shutdown

President Donald Trump pivoted back to expressing his shutdown woes Saturday morning after going on a Twitter tirade over a reported FBI investigation on him in the days following former FBI Director James Comey’s firing. Trump tweeted that he’s in the White House “waiting” for Democrats to come back to Washington D.C. to end the shutdown — which he claims they could “solve” in “15 minutes.” Democrats should come back to Washington and work to end the Shutdown, while at the same time ending the...
Tags: Texas, News, Washington, White House, Fbi, Donald Trump, James Comey, Trump, Donald J Trump, Livewire, Summer Concepcion


Trump: Gov’t Won’t Reopen Until Dems Agree To Wall Or ‘Whatever They Call It’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that parts of the federal government will stay closed until Democrats agree to put up more walls along the U.S.-Mexico border to deter criminal elements. He said he’s open to calling the wall something else as long as he ends up with an actual wall. In a Christmas Day appearance in the Oval Office, Trump issued a lengthy defense of his desire for a wall, saying it’s the only way to stop drugs and human traffickers from entering the country....
Tags: New York, Texas, News, Congress, California, Washington, Mexico, White House, Ap, Fbi, Democrats, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Wall, James Comey


Donald Trump asks child if she still believes in Santa ‘because at 7 it’s marginal, right?’

Donald Trump has appeared to suggest Father Christmas is fake news as he questioned his existence during a phone call with a seven-year-old girl.  The US president was putting in calls alongside his wife Melania on Christmas Eve from the White House when he made the faux pas.  Speaking to a girl called Collman as the cameras rolled, Mr Trump could be heard saying "well that's very good, and you just have a good time".  But then he added: "Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at seven ...
Tags: Florida, News, Congress, Washington Post, White House, US, America, Fbi, Federal Reserve, Santa, Donald Trump, Dow Jones, James Comey, Trump, Santa Tracker, Norad Santa Tracker


Donald Trump asks child if he still believes in Santa ‘because at 7 it’s marginal, right?’

Donald Trump has appeared to suggest Father Christmas is fake news as he questioned his existence during a phone call with a seven-year-old boy.  The US president was putting in calls alongside his wife Melania on Christmas Eve from the White House when he made the faux pas.  Speaking to a boy called Coleman as the cameras rolled, Mr Trump could be heard saying "well that's very good, and you just have a good time".  But then he added: "Are you still a believer in Santa? Because at seven it...
Tags: Florida, News, Congress, Washington Post, White House, US, America, Fbi, Federal Reserve, Santa, Donald Trump, Dow Jones, James Comey, Trump, Santa Tracker, Norad Santa Tracker


White House Keeps Bashing James Comey: How Dare He Lecture Us!

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders pounced on James Comey Tuesday, a day after the former FBI director criticized President Trump for “attacking the rule of law in this country.” “I think the last person that  we’re gonna take any lecture from  about the values of this  country is from a self-admitted  liar and leaker that we know  James Comey to be,” Sanders told Fox News. “There’s is no doubt that he did a  tremendous number of things  wrong and brought outrageous ...
Tags: News, White House, Fbi, United States, Fox News, James Comey, Trump, Sanders, Comey, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Sarah Sanders, David Taintor, House Oversight and Judiciary


Sanders Rails Against Comey After Trump Criticism: GOP ‘Should Stand Up To Comey’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders encouraged Republicans to stand up to FBI director James Comey in a tweet on Monday after Comey emerged from his congressional testimony and lobbed heated attacks at the President. Republicans should stand up to Comey and his tremendous corruption – from the fake Hillary Clinton investigation, to lying and leaking, to FISA abuse, and a list too long to name. The President did the country a service by firing him and exposing him for the shame...
Tags: News, White House, Fbi, Gop, Hillary Clinton, United States, Fox News, James Comey, Comey, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Sarah Sanders, Nicole Lafond, House Oversight and Judiciary, Sanders Rails Against Comey After Trump Criticism


Comey on Capitol Hill for 2nd interview with GOP-led panels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey is back for a second closed-door interview with two Republican-led committees investigating what they say was bias at the Justice Department before the 2016 presidential election. The House Judiciary and Oversight and Government Reform committees are wrapping up a yearlong investigation into the department’s decisions before Democrats […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Fbi, Gop, Capitol Hill, Justice Department, James Comey, Comey, Nation & World Politics


Sally Yates Was ‘Not Happy’ About The FBI’s Move To Interview Mike Flynn

President Trump was too busy directing workers where to place art in the West Wing on Jan. 24, 2017 to notice the two FBI agents walking by whose impending interview of his national security advisor was about to dog his presidency for years. That, and other details about the fateful day that Michael Flynn lied to the FBI about his conversations with the Russian ambassador, were revealed in a court filing Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller. Before the FBI sat down with Flynn, he had give...
Tags: News, Obama, Congress, Loretta Lynch, White House, Russia, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Justice Department, Sally Yates, James Comey, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Flynn, West Wing, McCabe


Benghazzzz: House GOP Says Goodbye To Its Never-Ending Clinton Investigations

The last GOP-led House Oversight hearing of President Trump’s first term will be, fittingly, focused on the Clintons. As their time in the majority comes to an end, and their parting shot at the Clintons is a subcommittee hearing on the Clinton charity, some House Republicans are frustrated that they haven’t been able to capture their great white whale before they hand over the gavel — and subpoena power — to the Democrats. “The problem is not the investigation, the problem is we have done no...
Tags: Utah, News, Obama, Russia, Barack Obama, Fbi, Gop, Hillary Clinton, House, Bill Clinton, John Boehner, Jordan, Dc, Benghazi, Justice Department, Louie Gohmert


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)]
Tags: Law, White House, Fbi, James Comey, Donald J Trump, Comey, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Democratic Party in Trumpland


Trump Says Comey Should Not Have Led FBI, ‘Especially After 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: Nicole Lafond]
Tags: News, White House, Fbi, James Comey, Trump, Donald J Trump, Comey, Livewire, Nicole Lafond


The Current State Of Trump-Related Investigations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is facing escalating criminal investigations in Washington and New York that are examining not only whether his campaign coordinated with the Kremlin but also whether he illegally bought the silence of two women who say they had sex with him. A look at the nearly three dozen people charged by special counsel Robert Mueller and unanswered questions about what may lie ahead for the president — labeled “Individual-1” in court papers — and his administrati...
Tags: Facebook, New York, News, Congress, California, Washington, White House, Virginia, Russia, Paypal, Ap, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, United States, Moscow, Manhattan


Trump calls Cohen hush money payments 'simple private transaction' – live updates

Trump offers a caveat: ‘Lawyer’s liability if he made a mistake, not me.’Stay informed: sign up for our new US briefing 3.17pm GMT More bad news for Trump today: the man said to be his preferred choice for chief of staff has snubbed the president.Nick Ayers, currently chief of staff for Mike Pence, had been linked with the role for weeks. But instead Ayers has decided to leave the White House altogether, and is moving to Georgia.Thank you @realDonaldTrump, @VP, and my great colleagues for th...
Tags: Obama, White House, Russia, US, Georgia, US news, Donald Trump, James Comey, Trump, Mike Pence, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Ayers, Robert Mueller, Maga, Nick Ayers



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