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8 Embarrassing Things Trump Did On His European Tour

He labeled Germany (where he doesn’t have business interests) “very bad” after saying nary a critical word in Saudi Arabia (where he does have business interests). He chastised our partners in NATO while revealing he doesn’t actually understand how it all works.

May 28, 2017
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Timeline Traces Coverage Of Trump And Russia Probe

March 20. CNN: Then-FBI Director James Comey confirms that the agency is investigating ties between Trump campaign and Russia. In a hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, then-FBI Director James Comey confirmed that the agency had an open investigation…

May 28, 2017
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New Drama For Jared Kushner, In A Family Familiar With Controversy

Jared Kushner’s father is immensely proud of his son, according to family friend. Kushner, now a high-level advisor to President Donald Trump and married to his daughter, plays a major role in the new administration and is involved in all major policy decisions.

May 27, 2017

Trey Gowdy Is The Perfect Trump Stooge In House Russia Probe

Representative Trey Gowdy, Republican of South Carolina, has a very important job: preserving the presidency of a man whose campaign featured individuals who had contacts with likely agents of a foreign adversary that intelligence officials say interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

May 27, 2017
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Military, Intelligence Leaders Appalled By Trump’s Violations Of Secrecy

The view that President Trump is a menace to safety of the American people is hardly confined to the political left. Senator Jim Corker, a conservative Republican from Tennessee and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, dubbed Trump “the wrecking ball president.”

May 26, 2017
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Contacts Between Moscow And Trump Campaign Began Last Summer, Ex-CIA Chief Says

The CIA received intelligence last summer indicating Donald Trump’s campaign aides were in contact with Russian government officials, information that was worrisome enough to pass to the FBI for investigation, former CIA Director John Brennan said Tuesday.

May 24, 2017
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Seth Rich’s Brother Demands Sean Hannity Stop Pushing Baseless Conspiracy Theories

Seth Rich’s brother has sent a letter to Sean Hannity’s executive producer demanding Hannity stop pushing “false conspiracy theories” about Rich, a Democratic National Committee staffer who was murdered in what police say was likely a botched robbery.

May 24, 2017
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3 Insane Evangelical Theories About Why The Trump White House Is Imploding

But with support for impeachment steadily increasing, many of the president’s die-hard supporters are struggling to explain the chaos that has engulfed Washington. And few are quite as unhinged as the evangelicals in his base.

May 21, 2017
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Trump’s Approval Rating Dipped Again

The latest survey from Reuters/Ipsos found only 38 percent of adults approved of the president. Fifty-six percent disapproved while 6 percent had “mixed feelings.” Perhaps more troubling for the Trump administration: the president appeared to be losing support from his own party.

May 21, 2017
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White House Does Not Dispute That FBI Probe Now Includes A Trump Aide

President Donald Trump told a pair of Russian envoys that his abrupt decision to fire FBI Director James B. Comey — whom he described as “crazy, a real nut job” — had relieved “great pressure” on him because of the Russia investigation, according to a published report.

May 21, 2017

White House Lawyers Research Impeachment: Report

With both houses of Congress controlled by a Republican majority, Trump’s impeachment is a distant possibility but one that the White House is preparing for, two people briefed on the discussions told CNN.

May 21, 2017
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Trump Told Russians Firing Of Comey Relieved “Great Pressure”

“I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Trump told told Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak, according to a New York Times report on Friday. “I faced great pressure because of Russia. That’s taken off.” the president reportedly added, “I’m not under investigation.”

May 19, 2017

Assange To Stay In Embassy To Avoid U.S. Extradition

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is expected to remain at the Ecuadorian embassy in London until the U.K. clarifies whether it has received an extradition request from the U.S., a member of his legal team tells Newsweek.

May 19, 2017
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Report: Congressional Trump/Russia Probe Looking Into Breitbart And Cambridge Analytica

Breitbart, which was formerly headed by current White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, is reportedly under investigation by the FBI for Russian bots allegedly pushing pro-Trump stories from the website.

May 19, 2017

Have Trump’s Former Aides Already Negotiated Deals With Prosecutors?

Are President Trump’s former top campaign aides already cooperating with federal investigators looking into collusion with Russia in the 2016 election, and possibly, Trump’s private business deals with wealthy Russians?

May 19, 2017
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‘People Are In Meltdown Mode’: Inside The GOP Donor Class Panic About Trump

Pangs of fear and frustration are rippling through the Republican donor and operative classes as Donald Trump’s self-inflicted wounds threaten to fully derail the GOP legislative agenda and tarnish the party’s brand headed into the midterms.

May 19, 2017
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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
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Inside Putin’s Campaign To Destroy U.S. Democracy

Now Russia is again public enemy No. 1 in the United States, and Putin is on offense around the world. He is the primary backer of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, thanks to his audacious deployment of Russia’s military to combat the anti-Assad Islamic rebels.

May 18, 2017
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Chaffetz Demands Trump-Comey Memos From FBI

The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee demanded Tuesday that the FBI turn over all documents it has relating to communications between President Donald Trump and former FBI Director James Comey.

May 17, 2017
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Nixon Aide Says Trump Memo Is ‘Smoking Gun’

The White House Counsel for former U.S. President Richard Nixon has described the memo written by fired FBI director James Comey as a “smoking gun” and drew parallels between the affair and the Watergate scandal that in 1974 brought down his former boss.

May 17, 2017

Fox News Can’t Get Republicans To Defend Trump

His show, Special Report, was struggling to book guests. Tuesday’s episode centered around allegations in a memo that U.S. President Donald Trump had asked former FBI director James Comey to close his investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn over Russia links.

May 17, 2017

Congressman Makes Call For Trump’s Impeachment In House

Democratic Texas Congressman Al Green announced on Twitter he will call for the impeachment of Donald Trump Wednesday on the floor of the U.S. Congress, officiating his claims the president engaged in an obstruction of justice and fired FBI Director James Comey to curb investigations…

May 17, 2017
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Will Trump’s Incompetence Save Us?

But only if the Republican leadership begins to say publicly what some confide privately: that Trump is congenitally unfit for power and growing more so daily. Even formerly sympathetic figures like MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough are beginning to say the word “Alzheimer’s” aloud.

May 17, 2017

Can Americans Get Their Democracy Back?

Impeachment is the constitutionally sanctioned way to get rid of him, but that job would fall on the shoulders of a Republican-controlled Congress. Despite polls showing a collapse in the general public’s support for Trump, Republican backing for the president remains high. Thus, such a bold move seems unlikely for now.

May 16, 2017
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Trump: I Have ‘Absolute Right’ To Share Information With Russia

The Washington Post reported that Trump told Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak about a possible Islamic State plot using laptops brought aboard airplanes.

May 16, 2017