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Monday, May 21, 2018

Mueller Has Evidence That Trump Lawyer Met In Prague With Russians During Campaign, Sources Say

Trump’s threats to fire Mueller or the deputy attorney general overseeing the investigation, Rod Rosenstein, escalated this week when the FBI raided Cohen’s home, hotel room and office Monday. The raid was unrelated to the Trump-Russia collusion investigation, but instead focused on payments made to women who have said they had sexual relationships with Trump.

April 14, 2018
Donald Trump talking

RNC Pays For Website Smearing James Comey

The official Twitter account for the Republican National Committee tweeted on Thursday night a mock cover of the former FBI director’s much-anticipated memoir, A Higher Loyalty. It accuses Comey of egotism and features blurbs from some of his detractors. “…practically wrecked our political system with [his] self-obsessed handling of the Clinton case,” one of the blurbs reads. “…self-serving, narcissistic,” reads another.

April 14, 2018
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
Robert Mueller

Mueller Has Evidence Of Trump Lawyer’s Prague Trip In 2016

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team reportedly has evidence that Trump’s personal attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen traveled to Prague during the 2016 presidential campaign — a potentially explosive development that could prove to be the strongest evidence yet of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

April 14, 2018

US And Allies Strike Syria In Retaliation For Chemical Weapon Attacks

The United States, Britain, and France struck targets in Syria on Friday night to penalize the regime in Damascus for its alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians a week ago. In a televised address announcing the air strikes under way, President Donald Trump said of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad: “These are not the actions […]

April 13, 2018
Comey testifies on Trump investigation

Comey Says Trump Asked Him To Investigate ‘Pee Tape’

The president reportedly asked the former FBI director, whom he ousted on May, to investigate the salacious allegations stemming from the Steele dossier, which claimed Trump once paid Russian sex workers to pee on a Moscow hotel bed former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama once slept in.

April 13, 2018

In New Book, Lifelong Republican Comey Excoriates GOP And Trump

Former FBI Director James Comey took a swipe at Republican leaders in Congress who have “stood idly by” or remained “silent” while Trump attacks our institutions and undermines our democracy. Comey, a lifelong Republican until recently, delivered the stinging rebuke in a passage from his upcoming book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” part of which was published by the Washington Post on Thursday.

April 13, 2018

Why Trump’s Legal Advisers Think He Can Get Away With Firing Rosenstein

Trump is reportedly considering firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who approved the raid and oversees Mueller’s probe in light of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal from the case. Following the raid, the president also left open the idea of firing Mueller, and the White House confirmed that he believes he has the power to do so directly.

April 13, 2018

Senate Republicans Suddenly Decide To Shield Mueller

The unusual move comes just hours after some of them belittled concerns for just such a remedy. “I haven’t seen a clear indication that we need to pass something,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said. His comment came hours after Trump claimed “many people have said [he] should fire” Mueller.

April 12, 2018
Nunes memo

Devin Nunes Threatens To Impeach Rod Rosenstein

“I can tell you that we’re not just going to hold in contempt, we will have a plan to hold in contempt and to impeach,” Nunes told Ingraham, who asked what his committee would do to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if they don’t bow to his demand.

April 12, 2018

Right-Wing Media Divide In Reaction To FBI Raid

President Donald Trump’s most avid defenders have split over how to respond to the FBI raid of his lawyer Michael D. Cohen’s office and residence. Last night, Fox hosts Lou Dobbs and Sean Hannity used their shows to call for action against the investigators while this morning, the hosts and guests of Fox & Friends warned that any such action could have severe consequences for Trump’s administration.

April 11, 2018
Robert Mueller

300,000 Americans Vow To Protest In Every State If Trump Fires Mueller

After the FBI executed a raid on the office of Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, Trump launched another unhinged rant. He called the raid “an attack on our country” and “a whole new level of unfairness.” And when asked if he planned to fire Mueller, he responded cryptically with “We’ll see what happens.”

April 11, 2018

Sarah Sanders Snaps At Reporters For Asking About Trump’s Attack On FBI

Less that 24 hours after the FBI raided the home and office of Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders complained that the extraordinary event was being covered by the press. The FBI raided seized records related to Cohen’s payments to porn star Stormy Daniels. Daniels recently revealed the details of an extramarital affair with Trump and attempts to cover it up before the 2016 election.

April 11, 2018
Michael Cohen

Loud-Talking Michael Cohen’s 7 Worst Episodes

Cohen has been in the news over the Stormy Daniels matter, which involved his paying of hush money. He says he did without Trump’s knowledge and has exchanged barbs with Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti and may have been behind an effort to intimidate Daniels in Las Vegas.

April 11, 2018

New Disclosures On Roger Stone’s Ties To Assange

A new report this week from the Wall Street Journal found that Stone sent an email to his associate Sam Nunberg on Aug. 4, 2016, saying that said he had had dinner with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange the previous night. CNN reports that, on that same day, Stone went on the fringe online right-wing show InfoWars and predicted that Assange had major evidence of wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation.

April 6, 2018

Is Mueller Probe Of Obstruction Nearing The Endgame?

Mueller has pinned down Trump with two grand juries, issuing a wide net of indictments on diverse charges that have kept the president off-balance. The sentencing of Alex van der Zwaan, a Dutch lawyer working for indicted Trump aide Rick Gates, underscored a message for the president: those who lie to investigators face swift consequences.

April 6, 2018
Putin, Trump's First 100 Days

McMaster Warns ‘The Kremlin’s Confidence Is Growing’

“The Kremlin’s confidence is growing as its agents conduct their sustained campaigns to undermine our confidence in ourselves and in one another,” McMaster said, referencing Moscow’s cyber intrusions targeting the U.S. energy sector and the billions of dollars in damages caused by last year’s NotPetya cyber attack.

April 5, 2018

Forget ‘Psychographic Targeting’ — Facebook Elected Trump By Spreading Lies About Clinton

  So here’s my question: if you’re all about personal privacy, why are you on Facebook to begin with? Neither Cambridge Analytica nor any other Internet marketing firm has any information about you that you didn’t give away. The rest is mainly hype and wishful thinking. Besides, your zip code is a better guide to […]

April 4, 2018
Trump, Putin, GOP

Trump Says Americans Who Don’t Want To Befriend Putin Are ‘Very Stupid’

After thanking the press, Trump answered several more minutes worth of questions, including a lengthy digression about Russia that concluded with Trump saying “If we got along with Russia, that would be a good thing, not a bad thing.” “And just about everybody agrees with that, except very stupid people,” Trump added.

April 4, 2018

Mueller Sends Former Manafort Lawyer To Jail — For Lying To Him

Special counsel Robert Mueller is sending his first target, the former attorney to Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort, to jail in connection with the ever-expanding Russia probe. And the reason that person’s about to serve time — for lying to prosecutors — could send chills up the spine of Trump advisers.

April 4, 2018
Russian President Putin attends forum and answers media's questions

Will Russia Cut Underwater Internet Cables?

Around 400 fiber-optic cables are responsible for transporting data for most of the world’s emails, text messages and phone calls. Cutting several of the cables at strategic points could have a major impact on communication channels worldwide. General Curtis Scaparrotti, commander of the U.S. European Command, told Congress in March that Russian naval ships and submarines are poking around the cables.

April 3, 2018

GOP Strategist Warns Mueller Will Find ‘Something’ To Impeach Trump

A longtime Republican strategist claimed Sunday it was “hard” to believe that the special counsel would not find “something” illicit in President Donald Trump’s long financial history that would lead to his impeachment should Democrats take back the U.S. House of Representatives in the fall.

April 3, 2018

Big Right-Wing TV Network Hired Reporter From Kremlin Propaganda Outlet

The “must-run” piece aired on March 21 and featured Sebastian Gorka, the former adviser to President Donald Trump, lamenting the existence of a Deep State—a popular conspiracy theory among some circles that longtime career public servants in the government are working to subvert the U.S. government. Trump has repeatedly complained about such a mysterious rogue network.

April 1, 2018
Charles Grassley

Top Senate Judiciary Aide Seeks To Undermine Russia Probe

For the last year, Foster — empowered by his boss, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, the committee’s chairman — has been the behind-the-scenes architect of an assault on the FBI, and most centrally its role in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to interviews with current and former congressional aides, federal law enforcement officials and others.

March 29, 2018
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a round table discussion with law enforcement officials in Akron, Ohio, U.S., August 22, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

More Lawyers Refuse To Work For Donald Trump

“They were unable to take on the representation due to business conflicts. However they consider the opportunity to represent the President to be the highest honor and they sincerely regret that they cannot do so,” the firm said in a statement to reporters. “They wish the president the best and believe he has excellent representation in Ty Cobb and Jay Sekulow.”

March 28, 2018