Robert Mueller money laundering push could spark constitutional crisis

Any move by special counsel Robert Mueller to go beyond collusion and obstruction of justice to probe possible money laundering by President Trump and his family could trigger a major constitutional clash – and present Congress with a massive political headache. With nearly eight months gone by and some $7 million spent on Mr. Mueller’s Russia… Please follow and like us:

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Google’s New Fact-Check Feature Almost Exclusively Targets Conservative Sites

Google, the most powerful search engine in the world, is now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results. No prominent liberal site receives the same treatment. And not only is Google’s fact-checking highly partisan — perhaps reflecting the sentiments of its leaders — it is also blatantly wrong, asserting sites made “claims” they demonstrably… Please follow and like us:

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Bannon apologizes over damning portrait in book as White House presses defense of Trump

WASHINGTON — With President Donald Trump cheering from the sidelines, the White House Sunday pressed its defense of the president’s fitness to govern, as fired former aide Steve Bannon reversed course and apologized for his role in a new book’s explosive portrait of Trump. The president’s critics, meanwhile, said Trump’s stream of taunts and insults in… Please follow and like us:

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CULTURE – A look back at the key words of 2017, from ‘covfefe’ to youthquake

Several new words made their way into the lexicon in 2017 while others were inadvertently invented. FRANCE 24 takes a look back at some of the terms that helped define the year. Covfefe US President Donald Trump is no stickler for traditional spelling and usage, but when he tweeted the word “covfefe” in May, millions were… Please follow and like us:

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Three Huge, Totally Unexpected Surprises to Look for in 2018

Here are three leading examples of the conventional wisdom among Washington’s political experts about what will happen in 2018: Democrats will ride a “Blue Wave” of congressional campaign victories to retake control of Congress, gaining majorities in the Senate and the House of Representatives. Only the richest Americans will benefit economically from passage of President Donald… Please follow and like us:

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Secretary of State: Americans Should Be ‘Encouraged’ with US Diplomatic Efforts

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has touted the diplomatic accomplishments of President Donald Trump’s administration this year, saying “Americans should be encouraged” by its dealings with the U.S.’ “greatest security threat,” North Korea, along with China and Russia. In an Op-Ed published Thursday in The New York Times, Tillerson wrote that Trump “abandoned the failed… Please follow and like us:

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Roger Stone, former Trump adviser, claims Cabinet members are plotting to remove the president

Some members of President Trump’s own Cabinet have discussed plans to remove him from the White House, according to Roger Stone, Mr. Trump’s former presidential campaign adviser. Mr. Stone claimed during a recent interview aired on C-SPAN that he heard that some members of Mr. Trump’s administration have weighed whether they can invoke the 25th Amendment… Please follow and like us:

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Trump: ‘No, I’m not’ firing Mueller, as allies step up attacks on special counsel probe

WASHINGTON — Amid increasing Republican attacks on Robert S. Mueller III over the scope and impartiality of his investigation of Russian campaign meddling, President Donald Trump denied on Sunday that he had any intention of firing the special counsel. “No — no, I’m not,” Trump said on Sunday as he returned to the White House from… Please follow and like us:

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CIA veterans: Spooks know names of DNC leakers

Julian Assange WASHINGTON – The Central Intelligence Agency knows the identities of the people who leaked DNC emails to the whistleblower organization WikiLeaks during the heat of the 2016 presidential campaign, a former CIA officer contends. Fred Rustmann, who served as an operations officer in the CIA’s National Clandestine Service for 24 years and was a… Please follow and like us:

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Roger Stone: Donald Trump’s lawyers ‘are giving him bad advice’

The attorneys representing President Trump in matters related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe “are giving him bad advice,” said Roger Stone, one of the president’s former campaign advisers. “I don’t think the president is getting good legal advice,” Mr. Stone, a longtime Republican strategist who advised Mr. Trump’s campaign through August 2015, said on… Please follow and like us:

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Franken resignation, Jerusalem move, whatever: Stocks continue to melt up

WASHINGTON, December 7, 2017: This column’s devoted cadre of regular readers has undoubtedly noticed we’ve been playing hooky for the last week or two. That’s mainly been due to the stock market’s unusual case of late-year malaise. Yet this week, neither the latest fake Russian scandals, the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s official capital, nor… Please follow and like us:

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Fake news ABC suspends Brian Ross… for reporting fake news

WASHINGTON, December 4, 2017 – Fake news is in the news again. Friday morning, ABC “reporter” Brian Ross breathlessly proclaimed that candidate Donald Trump had “illegally” directed Michael Flynn to “collude” with the Russian government. This fake news was disastrously wrong and misleading on at least two counts. But it was enough to cause a Friday… Please follow and like us:

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Russia probe: Michael Flynn charged with lying to FBI

Michael Flynn, the former US national security adviser, has been charged with making false statements in relation to his conversation with the Russian ambassador before US President Donald Trump took office. He is expected to plead guilty to the charges later on Friday. The charges stem from an FBI probe into alleged Russia meddling in the… Please follow and like us:

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Paul Manafort Turns Himself in to the FBI

Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, turned himself in to federal authorities Monday as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s 2016 election interference. Manafort and his associate, Rick Gates, who also turned himself in on Monday morning, are facing several charges, including money laundering. The New York Times reported that Gates… Please follow and like us:

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Ahead of His Vacation, Trump Rallies Base Against Russia ‘Fabrication’

President Donald Trump is off on a 17-day vacation at his golf resort in central New Jersey. Trump departed Friday, hoping to leave behind the Washington turmoil that has largely engulfed his presidency in recent weeks and brought about the appointment of a new White House chief of staff, retired Marine Corps General John Kelly. On… Please follow and like us:

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