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Brennan considers legal action to stop clearance revocations

Sunday  21:15,   19 august 2018
msn

Former CIA Director John Brennan said Sunday that he is considering taking legal action to try to prevent President Donald Trump from stripping other current and former officials' security clearances.WASHINGTON — Former CIA Director John Brennan [...]
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Trump Won Pennsylvania. Democrats Want the State (and His Voters) Back.

Sunday  15:05,   19 august 2018
nytimes

With its redrawn congressional map and working class union towns, the state has found itself at the center of Democrats’ plans to win control of the House of Representatives.CONWAY, Pa. — The rules are workable enough in the right hands, in the[...]

Trump Insists He ‘Allowed’ White House Counsel Don McGahn to Cooperate With Mueller

Sunday  02:05,   19 august 2018
mediaite

On Saturday, President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that he “allowed” White House counsel Don McGahn to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. “I allowed White House Counsel Don McGahn, and all other requested members of the White House[...]

Truth-Testing Trump’s 250-Plus Attacks on the Russia Inquiry

Sunday  00:06,   19 august 2018
nytimes

We assessed President Trump’s claims about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and the ensuing federal investigation of his campaign.The federal investigation into whether Russia actively sought to help Donald J. Trump win the White House in[...]

Michael Avenatti's actions on potential presidential run speak louder than his words

Saturday  23:10,   18 august 2018
cnn

Michael Avenatti, the boisterous lawyer who has risen to national fame in recent months by publicly pestering Donald Trump, will continue his public flirtations with running for President in 2020 by headlining two more Democratic Party events this[...]

Senate in limbo between session and vacation as Manafort verdict looms

Saturday  22:55,   18 august 2018
foxnews

So much for the August recess on Capitol Hill.  Or, perhaps, so much for the August session. Either way, there’s no “vacation” in August in Washington. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., initially planned to keep senators[...]

For Rashida Tlaib, Palestinian Heritage Infuses a Detroit Sense of Community

Saturday  22:20,   18 august 2018
nytimes

Ms. Tlaib, who won a Democratic primary in Michigan, may become the first Muslim woman in Congress. She said her upbringing shaped her political vision.DETROIT — The family was standing outside the black iron fence of Detroit’s Immigration and[...]

White House Counsel Has Cooperated Extensively With Mueller’s Obstruction Inquiry

Saturday  21:52,   18 august 2018
nytimes

The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, was a witness to key episodes being scrutinized in the case. His cooperation with investigators is unusual.WASHINGTON — The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, has cooperated extensively in the[...]

Trump, Ex-CIA Chief Swap Insults of 'Worst' and 'Drunk on Power'

Saturday  21:15,   18 august 2018
bloomberg

<p>President Donald Trump lashed out at John Brennan in the latest effort to counter criticism of his decision to revoke the former U.S. spy-in-chief’s security clearance.</p>Trump said in a tweet early Saturday that Brennan “will go down as[...]

Trump’s latest shot at Brennan: He is ‘a loudmouth, partisan, political hack’

Saturday  18:25,   18 august 2018
thehill

President Trump again attacked former CIA Director John Brennan on Saturday, days after he pulled Brennan's security clearance, calling him "a loudmouth, partisan, political hack.""Has anyone looked at the mistakes that John[...]

Trump: Let 'good and bad' voices speak on social media

Saturday  15:56,   18 august 2018
thehill

President Trump on Saturday charged that social media is "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices.""Let everybody participate, good & bad, and we will all just have to figure it out!" he[...]

Analysis: A Manafort-sized cloud hangs over Washington

Saturday  15:20,   18 august 2018
cnn

<p>The ongoing trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort is the most important story of the week — and one with the broadest implications as to what the Trump's presidency will be like.</p>On Friday, the trial was in its 14th[...]

Trump’s Plan for Coal Emissions: Let Coal States Regulate Them

Saturday  04:55,   18 august 2018
nytimes

President Trump is planning an overhaul of climate regulations that lets states set their own rules, according to people who have seen the proposal. Environmentalists say emissions could rise.Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate [...]

GOP fundraiser Broidy under investigation for alleged effort to sell government influence, people familiar with probe say

Saturday  02:55,   18 august 2018
msn

The Justice Department is examining whether he offered to influence the Trump administration for foreign officials, according to three people familiar with the probe. As part of the investigation, prosecutors are scrutinizing a plan that Broidy[...]

3 Reasons Why Manafort Jurors Are Still Deliberating

Saturday  02:23,   18 august 2018
rollcall

The trial of former Trump presidential campaign manager Paul Manafort will continue next week after the judge dismissed jurors early Friday before they could issue a verdict. The jury has now spent two days deliberating whether Manafort is guilty or [...]