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Monday, April 23, 2018
Max Kutner
Tax, Taxes, Donald Trump, Ethical Dilemma

Trump More Afraid Of Cohen Raid Than Mueller Probe

On April 9, the FBI raided Cohen’s office, home and hotel room and searched a safety deposit box and two cell phones belonging to him. His lawyers are asking that their team be able to review evidence in the case for documents that could fall under attorney-client privilege. They appeared in court on Friday, as did three lawyers for Trump, who at this time is not a party in the case.

April 14, 2018
A fighter from the Free Syrian Army's Al Rahman legion walks past damaged buildings in the rebel held Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria September 6, 2016. Picture taken September 6, 2016. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

Will Trump Bomb Syria Again?

“Area of atrocity is in lockdown and encircled by Syrian Army, making it completely inaccessible to outside world. President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad. Big price to pay. Open area immediately for medical help and verification. Another humanitarian disaster for no reason whatsoever. SICK!”

April 9, 2018

Pollster Luntz Says GOP ‘In Deep Trouble’ As Midterms Loom

The Republicans are in danger of losing their control of Congress in the 2018 midterm elections, according to a leading Republican pollster. Speaking on Fox News on Sunday, Frank Luntz said, “I think the Republicans are in deep trouble in the House, and the Senate as well. If the election were held today, frankly, I think Republicans would lose both.”

April 9, 2018

FBI Deputy Director Was Warned Of Potential Conflicts

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.

January 7, 2018
Trump aides coordinated with Russians

Manafort Criticized For Bid To Shut Down Russia Probe

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.”

January 4, 2018

If Trump Fires Mueller, 170,000 People Plan To Protest

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.

December 27, 2017
Mike Flynn offered National Security Adviser post in Trump cabinet

Michael Flynn’s Family Asks Trump To Pardon Him

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.

December 27, 2017
Trump Twitter

Trump’s Tweets Could Be Witness Intimidation: Analysts

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.

December 26, 2017
Ivanka Trump 2017

Ivanka Trump Used Personal Email For Government Work

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.

September 26, 2017

Who Is General John Kelly, Trump’s New Chief Of Staff?

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.

July 29, 2017
William F. Browder

Kremlin Behind Trump Jr. Meeting, Opponent Testifies

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.

July 28, 2017

How Joe Lieberman Became A Trump Supporter

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.

May 22, 2017
Trump, FBI, Twitter

For FBI Director, Other Posts, Trump Looks To Law Firm

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.

May 19, 2017
Twitter Troll Suspected in Eichenwald attack arrested

Twitter Troll Arrested For Allegedly Causing Reporter’s Seizure

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.

March 17, 2017
Jewish Cemetery

Reports Greatly Underestimated Damage To Jewish Cemetery In Philadelphia

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.

February 28, 2017
Trump, Immigration Order, Deportation

What Does The Stay On Trump’s Deportation Order Mean?

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.”

January 29, 2017
Doomsday Clock

‘Doomsday Clock’ Ticks Closest To Midnight Since The Cold War

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.

January 27, 2017
Robert Mercer

Meet Robert Mercer, Billionaire Benefactor Of Breitbart

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

November 21, 2016