His calm and cool testimony belied the existence of a scandal that could rival the Iran-Contra affair in administration misbehavior if any of Trump’s surrogates end up with criminal charges. Of course, Trump is going to be Trump, all bluster and bravado. His angry Twitter outburst following the news tracked the same narrative he’s been selling all along: the Russia story is fake news, pushed by Democrats, with the real scandal being the leak of information to the press about details of the probe.
The former senator and secretary of state has kept a low profile since her presidential loss in November to Donald Trump, staying largely silent on current politics. But she has been observing. Clinton told the crowd that, “Our country seems so divided right now. I do not believe that we can let political divides harden into personal divides.”
“I think the president has one of two choices, either to retract [the wiretapping charge against Obama] or to provide the information that the American people deserve,” said the Arizona Republican on CNN.
More than 130 former defense and foreign policy officials have criticized President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban as contrary to national security and a useful recruiting tool for the Islamic State militant group (ISIS).
The New York Times reports that Comey’s request was motivated by concern over the FBI’s credibility as well as the prospect of raised expectations among Trump critics that federal law enforcement has clear evidence of Trump team ties to Russian officials.
It’s unclear where Trump got the idea to accuse Obama of wiretapping, although the accusations follow a Friday Breitbart article detailing conservative radio host Mark Levin’s attempts to prove Obama’s “police state” tactics and “silent coup,” ostensibly to hurt Trump’s campaign and boost Hillary Clinton’s.
Most Republicans have either downplayed a need for an independent probe into Russia’s activities or rejected the idea entirely. Meanwhile, Democrats continue to call for greater urgency amid FBI investigations and in light of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ support for Donald Trump during the primary campaign.
This year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner already had promised to be a break from the norm due to the toxic relationship Trump and his advisers are avidly pursuing with the press. Regardless, the WHCA says Trump’s absence won’t affect the event.
The #StopPresidentBannon hashtag flooded Twitter Sunday, targeting the protectionist former chairman of alt-right news site Breitbart who reportedly has been drafting Trump’s executive orders with Stephen Miller, Trump’s senior adviser for policy, with little to no consultation with affected agencies.
Kellyanne Conway and team Trump seem to think that unless every inauguration attendee was personally counted, the Trump team can assert whatever it wants—evidence be damned. “I don’t think you can prove those numbers one way or the other,” Conway said. “There’s no way to really quantify crowds. We all know that.”
The Trump transition team labeled an investigation by CNN that details up to 50 examples of plagiarism in Crowley’s 2012 book a “politically motivated attack that seeks to distract from the real issues facing this country.”
The Russian influence campaign was a significant departure from past espionage operations and its success will only embolden Kremlin officials to mount similar efforts to other elections around the world, the report states.
The Hillary Clinton campaign will support efforts to recount election results in Wisconsin and beyond despite failing to uncover electoral abnormalities or manipulation.
Activists are organizing a “Women’s March on Washington” for January 21, 2017, the day after Trump is inaugurated, to demonstrate their disgust with the election of a man who has been repeatedly accused of sexual harassment and assault
Christie defended Trump’s statements on immigration and deportation, insisting that the Republican presidential nominee has been consistent in his messaging despite rhetoric that suggests a waffling on his hardline stance.
“Because a system of money bail allows income to be the determining factor in whether someone can be released pretrial, our nation’s local jails are incarcerating too many people who are likely to show up for their court date and unlikely to be arrested for new criminal activity.”
Avid Twitter user Donald Trump is feeling the wrath of his favorite medium as thousands mock the Republican candidate for president for his suggestion to the father of a slain soldier that he’s made many sacrifices in his wealthy existence.
The release of leaked Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails that appear to show DNC officials discussing how to work against Bernie Sanders has inflamed the progressive icon’s followers, prompting cries of corruption and institutional unfairness.
A Fortune analysis revealed that Trump, an avid Twitter user, has retweeted racists’ comments at least 75 times since the start of his campaign.
“For Democrats to win, they’re going to have to address the needs of the working people,” Sanders said. “They’re going to have to address the needs of the middle class, and that means standing up to Wall Street, standing up to the greed of corporate America.”
Sanders has seen his fundraising slow as the July 25 Democratic National Convention looms, despite continuing to amass primary victories. The Vermont senator’s April fundraising haul was a 70 percent drop from his $46 million March.
Joe Arpaio, America’s self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff,” may face jail time or a takeover of his Maricopa County sheriff’s office after a federal judge found him in contempt of court for deliberating violating an order to stop profiling Latinos solely on the assumption that they’re in the country illegally.