Republicans, including President Donald Trump, have accused McCabe of being biased towards Clinton in the FBI’s investigation of her. Those allegations began in October 2016, when The Wall Street Journal reported that McCabe’s wife received contributions for her state senate campaign from Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, a close political ally of Clinton.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation has gone so far beyond its legal authority that the charges against Paul Manafort must be dismissed, the former Trump campaign chairman said in a lawsuit filed Wednesday. The Department of Justice called the suit “frivolous.”
Tens of thousands of people declared their intention over the holiday weekend to take to the streets if President Donald Trump fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller, bringing to more than 170,000 the number of Americans planning a “rapid response” to the potential constitutional crisis.
In a since-deleted tweet, Joseph Flynn said Trump must get the former Army general off the hook for his December 1 guilty plea stemming from his contacts with the former Russian ambassador. The plea deal is a part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign.
In recent days, Trump has criticized former FBI Director James Comey, FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and outgoing FBI general counsel James Baker. In a tweet on December 23, Trump repeated a previous claim that Comey leaked a memo to a friend to pass along to a reporter.
Ivanka Trump, the first daughter and adviser to the president, used a personal email address to communicate with a government official after her father took office, according to documents that the nonprofit American Oversight obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and shared exclusively with Newsweek.
General John F. Kelly is taking over for Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff, President Donald Trump announced via a tweet on Friday afternoon. The news came after days of reports about tensions between Priebus and the administration’s new director of communications, Anthony Scaramucci.
Browder is CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, an investment fund and asset management company that specializes in Russian markets. He lobbied Congress to pass the Magnitsky Act in 2012. The law is meant to punish the Russian officials behind the 2009 death of Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer who alleged that Russian officials committed $230 million in tax fraud.
Joe Lieberman, then a Democratic senator for Connecticut, also joked about what a Trump presidency might look like. “The Donald is quite a ladies’ man,” Lieberman said. “He’s going to have, if elected, an all-female cabinet…. Secretary of Energy Carmen Electra, Secretary of Defense Xena the Warrior Princess.” The audience roared with laughter.
When President Donald Trump needs to fill a position, he looks to the law firm that has represented him in disputes involving The New York Times, a book author who allegedly undervalued the president’s wealth and Hong Kong businessmen.
Arrested by the FBI at his home in Maryland, the Twitter troll is accused of tweeting a strobing image to Newsweek writer and Trump critic Kurt Eichenwald — intending to inflict a dangerous epileptic seizure on him.
More than 500 headstones were toppled overnight on Saturday at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, according to Jewish community leaders there—a far higher number than the approximately 100 headstones that police had initially estimated.
Judge Ann Donnelly said it was likely that the petitioners would be able to prove that the executive order is unconstitutional. The judge continued: “There is imminent danger that, absent any stay of removal, there will be substantial and irreparable injury to refugees, visa-holders, and other individuals from nations subject to the January 27, 2017 executive order.”
Humanity is edging nearer to destruction, according to the “Doomsday Clock.” The “clock” is now at two-and-a-half minutes to midnight (representing the destruction of Earth), the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists said in its annual announcement. That is 30 seconds closer than in 2016—and the closest it has been since the Cold War.
By giving millions to a conservative super PAC, Make America Number 1, which his daughter Rebekah chaired, Robert Mercer seems to have bought more influence over Trump’s campaign than any other donor