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  • Donald Trump Nov 22, 2019

    DOJ Report: FBI Lawyer Suspected of Altering Russia Probe Document

    President Donald Trump on Friday touted news reports that a former FBI lawyer is suspected of altering a document related to surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser in 2016. The Associated Press has confirmed reports by CNN and The Washington Post that the finding is part of a Justice Department inspector general investigation into the FBI’s probe of ties...

  • Donald Trump Jul 30, 2019

    Judge Rejects Democrats Case Against Trump 2016 Campaign

    Democrats’ claims that President Donald Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia were tossed out Tuesday by a judge who noted there were no allegations that anyone from the campaign stole documents from the Democratic National Committee. The lawsuit brought by the committee alleged that Trump’s campaign conspired with Russia, WikiLeaks, Trump’s son-in-law and others. Trump’s campaign and lawyers for the other...

  • Donald Trump May 7, 2019

    FBI Chief: No Evidence of Illegal Spying on Trump Campaign

    FBI Director Chris Wray said Tuesday that he does not consider court-approved FBI surveillance to be “spying” and said he has no evidence the FBI illegally monitored President Donald Trump’s campaign during the 2016 election. His comments at a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing broke from Attorney General William Barr, who has described as “spying” FBI surveillance during its investigation into...

  • Donald Trump Feb 11, 2019

    In Texas, Trump Backs Wall While O’Rourke Rallies Opponents

    President Donald Trump charged ahead Monday with his pledge to build a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, skimming over the details of lawmakers’ tentative deal that would give him far less than he’s been demanding and declaring he’s “setting the stage” to deliver on his signature campaign promise. In the first dueling rallies of the 2020 campaign season, Trump’s “Finish...

  • Donald Trump Jan 25, 2019

    Trump Confidant Roger Stone Is Arrested, Charged With Lying About Hacked Emails

    President Donald Trump’s confidant Roger Stone has been charged with lying about his pursuit of Russian-hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 election bid. Prosecutors allege that senior Trump campaign officials sought to leverage the stolen material into a White House victory. The self-proclaimed dirty trickster, arrested by the FBI in a raid before dawn Friday at his Florida home,...

  • Donald Trump Jan 25, 2019

    Key Takeaways From Roger Stone’s Indictment in Russia Probe

    The Russia investigation snared another associate of President Donald Trump with the arrest Friday of self-described political “dirty trickster” Roger Stone....
    The charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller reveal new details about how the Trump campaign sought to benefit from the release of hacked material damaging to Hillary Clinton. But they don’t definitively answer the key question in the Russia...

  • Donald Trump Dec 20, 2018

    House Approves Spending Bill With Border Wall Funding as Shutdown Looms

    President Donald Trump’s demand for border wall funds hurled the federal government closer to a shutdown as House Republicans approved a package Thursday with his $5.7 billion request that is almost certain to be rejected by the Senate. The White House said Trump will not travel to Florida on Friday for the Christmas holiday if the government is shutting down....

  • judge Nov 26, 2018

    Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser Papadopoulos Reports to Prison

    Former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos began serving his two-week prison sentence on Monday after a judge rejected his last-minute bid to remain free. Papadopoulos arrived at a minimum-security camp in Oxford, Wisconsin, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Papadopoulos, the first campaign aide sentenced in Mueller’s investigation, triggered the Russia investigation two years ago. He was...

  • judge Nov 25, 2018

    Ex-Trump Campaign Adviser George Papadopoulos Loses Bid to Delay Prison Sentence

    A federal judge on Sunday rejected a last-minute bid by former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos to delay his two-week prison term and ordered him to surrender Monday as scheduled. Papadopoulos sought the delay until an appeals court had ruled in a separate case challenging the constitutionality of special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment. But in an order Sunday,...

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2018

    Nielsen’s Replacement at Homeland Security to Face Same Border Challenges

    President Donald Trump and Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen never quite clicked personally as the president chafed at her explanations of complicated immigration issues and her inability to bring about massive changes at the U.S.-Mexico border. With Nielsen’s departure now considered inevitable, her eventual replacement will find there’s no getting around the immigration laws and court challenges that have thwarted...

  • Donald Trump Oct 26, 2018

    Papadopoulos Wants Immunity to Testify Before Senate

    George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser who pleaded guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, is asking for immunity to testify before the Senate intelligence committee. Two people familiar with the negotiations said Friday that Papadopoulos has asked for the immunity as the committee seeks a closed-door interview with him. The people requested anonymity because the committee’s negotiations are...

  • Donald Trump Sep 17, 2018

    Special Counsel Clears Way for Michael Flynn Sentencing

    Special counsel Robert Mueller is ready for a judge to sentence former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to a court document filed Monday. The move would bring Flynn’s involvement in the Russia investigation to a close nearly a year after he pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with Mueller’s team. It also comes just days after Mueller scored another...

  • New York Sep 12, 2018

    Joseph Mifsud, Missing Academic in Trump Russia Probe, Hit With $56K Fine

    No one seems to be able to find Joseph Mifsud, the Maltese academic at the center of the Russia investigation rocking Washington, but his legal woes are piling up on both sides of the Atlantic. On Tuesday, an Italian court ordered the missing 58-year-old to hand back more than 49,000 euros ($56,700) in overpayments from the University Consortium of the...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Sep 7, 2018

    Ex-Trump Campaign Aide Sentenced to 14 Days in Prison

    George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign adviser who triggered the Russia investigation, was sentenced to 14 days in prison Friday after he told a judge he was “deeply embarrassed and ashamed” for lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian intermediaries. Papadopoulos, the first campaign aide sentenced in special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation, acknowledged that his actions hindered an...

  • Donald Trump Sep 3, 2018

    Trump Sees Mixing Trade, Foreign Policy as Good Politics

    When President Donald Trump pulled the plug on an upcoming trip to North Korea by his secretary of state, he pointed a finger of blame at China and the global superpower’s trade practices. In his recent trade breakthrough with Mexico, Trump praised the country’s outgoing president for his help on border security and agriculture. Both developments offered fresh evidence of...

  • Donald Trump Aug 27, 2018

    Trump Announces Understanding for Trade Agreement With Mexico

    President Donald Trump and outgoing Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto announced they’d agreed to the outline of a new trade deal in a conference call witnessed by reporters morning. The proposed deal comes amid NAFTA negotiations.

  • Donald Trump Jun 15, 2018

    US Slaps Tariffs on $50B in China Imports, Escalating Trade Dispute

    President Donald Trump brought the world’s two biggest economies to the brink of a trade war Friday by announcing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports to take effect July 6. Beijing quickly responded that it would retaliate with penalties of the same scale on American goods — and it spelled out details to impose...

  • Donald Trump Jun 14, 2018

    US Slaps Tariffs on $50B in China Imports, Escalating Trade Dispute

    President Donald Trump brought the world’s two biggest economies to the brink of a trade war Friday by announcing a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports to take effect July 6. Beijing quickly responded that it would retaliate with penalties of the same scale on American goods — and it spelled out details to impose...

  • Donald Trump May 9, 2018

    I-Team: Cohen Taking Cash Connected to Russian Oligarch “Would Concern” Roger Stone

    Roger Stone, a close political confidant of President Trump, says the claim that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen accepted a half-million dollars connected to a Russian billionaire could be a problem – if the accusation is true.

  • Donald Trump Mar 26, 2018

    Trump Turns to Fox News as He Casts His West Wing Anew

    President Donald Trump’s favorite TV network is increasingly serving as a West Wing casting call, as the president reshapes his administration with camera-ready personalities. Trump’s new national security adviser, John Bolton, is a former U.N. ambassador, a White House veteran — and perhaps most importantly a Fox News channel talking head. Bolton’s appointment, rushed out late Thursday, follows Trump’s recent...

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