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Southern California demonstrators join peers around the world for Women’s March 2019

Two years after millions of women flooded streets around the world to decry the election of President Donald Trump, a smaller but determined contingency shared messages of empowerment and equality during Women’s March events held Saturday from Santa Ana to London. Thousands of sign-carrying women, men and children hit the streets of Santa Ana for The Orange County Women’s March on Saturday, January 19, 2019. (Photo by Mindy Schauer, Orange County Register/SCNG) Long Beach resident Corinda ...
Tags: Politics, New York, London, News, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, La, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Anjelica Huston, National Mall


A wall of counterintelligence secrecy could stand for decades

Lately, all our political controversies seem to involve a wall. The government is shut down by the fight over funding for a wall on the southern border, with President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi dug in for trench warfare. She pulled the plug on his State of the Union address. He canceled her flight to Afghanistan. You can almost hear the 2020 election galloping toward us and the prospects for peace running off into the distance. But the other wall, which may turn out to be even ...
Tags: Congress, California, Opinion, Barack Obama, Sport, Fbi, Afghanistan, Soccer, United States, House, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Nancy


President Trump Praises Robert Mueller for Disputing BuzzFeed Report

Mueller’s team said a BuzzFeed News story was inaccurate
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Onetime, Russia Investigation


Mueller’s Office Disputes BuzzFeed’s Bombshell Report on Trump

WASHINGTON — Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s spokesman issued a rare statement disputing BuzzFeed’s report that President Donald Trump directed his then-attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this […]
Tags: Politics, News, Buzzfeed, Congress, Washington, Moscow, Donald Trump, Trump, Michael Cohen, Trump Tower, Mueller, Robert Mueller, President Trump


What Was Up Between Cohen, Trump During Period Covered In BuzzFeed Blockbuster?

A potentially momentous Thursday BuzzFeed report provided the clearest-cut indication yet that President Trump may have violated federal law. Two federal law enforcement sources told the publication that Trump personally directed his former attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie to Congress about matters related to the Russia investigation—an order that Trump’s own attorney general nominee believes would constitute obstruction of justice. No other publication has yet verified BuzzFeed’s story. And b...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, Buzzfeed, Congress, Senate, White House, Russia, Fbi, Mark Cuban, Moscow, Manhattan, Senate Intelligence Committee, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair, Rudy Giuliani, Journal


Freshmen House Dems Take Wildly Different Tacks In Shutdown Approach

WASHINGTON (AP) — One group went to the White House with Republicans to talk about border security and reopening shuttered parts of the government. Another, led by social media stars, marched around Capitol Hill in a widely-posted but futile search for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — hashtag #WheresMitch. The Democrats’ two paths within a 12-hour stretch this week demonstrated the dramatic differences emerging among members of the historic freshman class of House Democrats that — tog...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Indiana, Ap, Pennsylvania, House, New Jersey, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi


Trump told Cohen to lie to Congress about The Moscow Tower Project

Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to U.S. Congress about their plan to develop a Trump Tower Moscow, Buzzfeed News reports tonight citing two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter. Said Rep. Eric Swallwell (D CA-15) on NBC News as the story broke, “I view this as powerful evidence of collusion.” From Anthony Cormier and Jason Leopold at Buzzfeed News: Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign,...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Senate, Russia, Nbc News, House, Moscow, Donald Trump, Trump, Reuters, Cohen, BuzzFeed News, Michael Cohen


Manafort worked with Kilimnik, reported Russian operative, even after criminal charges: Reports

Four words in a tiny font at the top of a page in Mueller's recent court filing reveal that Manafort kept at it with Kilimnik even *after* Manafort was charged with multiple felonies. It pays to read the fine print. Excerpt from Rosalind S. Helderman at the Washington Post: In a tiny font at the top of the 82nd page of a lengthy document filed in court this week by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is a key clue to his ongoing interest in Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign ...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Washington, Russia, US news, Ukraine, United States, Donald Trump, Trump, Mueller, RFE, Robert Mueller, Kilimnik, Manafort, Paul Manafort


As White House preps for Mueller, Trump team may borrow from Clinton playbook

The White House is quietly readying its strategy to mitigate the political fallout once special counsel Robert Mueller wraps up and House Democrats have investigations in full swing, sources tell CNN.
Tags: White House, Cnn, House, Clinton, Robert Mueller, Mueller Trump


The 'most powerful man in politics,' demonized in this week’s dubious tabloids

If you roll up a copy of this week’s Globe tabloid into the shape of a seashell and hold it to your ear, you can hear the sound of President Trump screaming. Just because they’re packed with fact-challenged celebrity gossip doesn’t mean that the tabloids can’t give us insight into American politics. President Trump has long used the National Enquirer and Globe as mouthpieces for his thoughts, and this week it appears that trend continues. Just because Globe and National Enquirer chief David Pec...
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Rudy Giuliani:  'I never said there was no collusion' with Russia

Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer of Donald Trump,  insisted he "never said there was no collusion" between the president's 2016  election campaign and Russia – only that Mr Trump himself was not involved. Speaking to CNN’s Chris Cuomo, the former New York mayor said he did not know if others involved in the campaign had worked with Russia. "I never said there was no collusion between the campaign, or between people in the campaign," Mr Giuliani said. "I said the President of the United Sta...
Tags: New York, News, Vladimir Putin, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Dnc, Cnn, Fbi, United States, New York Times, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Chris Cuomo


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...
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Mueller not ready for Rick Gates sentencing, filing says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Gates, a former senior campaign aide to President Donald Trump, will have to wait at least another two months for his sentencing date in the Russia investigation, prosecutors said Tuesday. In a new court filing, special counsel Robert Mueller’s team said they’re not ready for Gates’ sentencing because he is continuing […]
Tags: News, Washington, Russia, Ap, Nation, Donald Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Nation & World Politics, Rick Gates


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


Q&A: What don’t we know about the Russia investigation?

Questions and answers about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the role of Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign.
Tags: News, Russia, Nation, Robert Mueller, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics


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


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 Seizes on Bombshell New York Times Story to Attack ‘Witch Hunt’

WASHINGTON — President Trump has seized on a bombshell New York Times scoop as further evidence that he has been unfairly targeted as part of a “witch hunt.” The Times reported on Friday that the FBI was so concerned with his behavior toward Russia that they started an investigation into whether Trump was actually working on […]
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Russia, Fbi, New York Times, Times, Trump, Robert Mueller, President Trump, Bombshell New York Times Story


FBI Investigated Whether President Trump Worked for Russia: Report

Robert Mueller took over the investigation when he was appointed special counsel
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Fbi, Trump, Robert Mueller, Onetime


F.B.I. Investigated Whether President Trump Worked for Russia: Report

Robert Mueller took over the investigation when he was appointed special counsel
Tags: News, White House, Russia, Uncategorized, Fbi, Trump, Robert Mueller, Onetime


What We Know About The Russian Manafort Contacted During The 2016 Campaign

Editor’s note: Shortly after this piece was published, the New York Times retracted its Tuesday report that Manafort asked for 2016 polling data to be shared with Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska. The New York Times issued a correction stating that Manafort asked for the data to be shared with two Ukrainian oligarchs, Serhiy Lyovochkin and Rinat Akhmetov. We have updated this piece to reflect that correction. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s ties to Russian figures have been simmeri...
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What We Know About The Russians Manafort Contacted During The 2016 Campaign

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s ties to two Russian figures have been simmering at the surface of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe for more than a year, but Tuesday’s revelation that Manafort stands accused of seeking to share campaign polling data with those Russians brought the relationships fully into focus. The redaction error in a court filing from Manafort’s lawyers, as well as a  more firmly linked Manafort’s time working for Trump to the lobbyist’s longtime busines...
Tags: New York, London, News, White House, Virginia, Russia, Ukraine, Intel, Fbi, Atlantic, Gop, New York Times, Moscow, Manhattan, Madrid, Rudy Giuliani


Rod Rosenstein expected to leave DoJ after Trump's pick takes office – live

Rosenstein has overseen Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian collusion in the 2016 election for over a year and a half 2.05pm GMT As first reported by ABC News, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is expected to step down in the coming weeks provided Trump’s nominee to be attorney general, Bill Barr is confirmed by the Senate.Rosenstein has overseen Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian collusion in the 2016 election for over a year and a half.Rosenstein has communicated to Presi...
Tags: Senate, White House, US news, US politics, Capitol Hill, US immigration, Donald Trump, Abc News, Justice Department, Trump, Barr, Robert Mueller, Rosenstein, Rod Rosenstein, Bill Barr, William Barr Trump


Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein reportedly to leave Justice Department after new AG is confirmed

As reported here via Reuters, "Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has overseen the Russian election meddling probe, is preparing to leave the U.S. Department of Justice in coming weeks as President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the department is set to take over, a department official said on Wednesday." Here is more: William Barr, Trump’s pick to replace Sessions who was fired soon after the November midterm congressional elections, is set to appear for a confirmation hearing ne...
Tags: Law, Senate, White House, Russia, Fox News, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Sanders, Reuters, Senate Judiciary Committee, U S Department of Justice, Moscow Russia, George H W Bush, AG, Barr


Trump’s AG Pick Has Repeatedly Argued That Presidents Have Broad Authority

WASHINGTON (AP) — William Barr once advised that a president didn’t need Congress’ permission to attack Iraq, that his administration could arrest a foreign dictator and that the FBI could capture suspects abroad without that country’s consent. It’s an expansive view of presidential power and an unsettling one for Democrats as the Senate holds a confirmation hearing next week for Barr, a onetime attorney general and President Donald Trump’s pick to again serve as America’s top law enforcement ...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Iraq, Russia, Defense, America, Reagan, Ap, Fbi, Bill, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Dick Cheney


Manafort shared 2016 polling data with Russian employee, according to court filing

It appears that revelation was intended to be redacted from a court filing Tuesday denying that the ex-Trump campaign chair has been lying to Robert Mueller's team. Lawyers also claim that Manafort is debilitated by depression, anxiety and gout exacerbated by his time in custody.
Tags: News, Trump, Robert Mueller, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Manafort


Lawyers: Paul Manafort suffers from depression, anxiety

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is suffering from depression and anxiety and is at times confined to a wheelchair because of gout. That’s according to a court filing from defense lawyers Tuesday responding to allegations that Manafort has repeatedly lied to special counsel Robert Mueller’s team of investigators. Manafort’s lawyers say […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Trump, Robert Mueller, Nation & World, Nation & World Politics, Manafort, Paul Manafort


Senators renew attempt to protect special counsel Mueller

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are renewing their attempt to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s job. The legislation sponsored by incoming Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham and three other members is expected to be introduced Tuesday. The panel approved the same bill in April, but it was blocked […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Lindsey Graham, Senate Judiciary Committee, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Nation & World Politics



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