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The President didn't realize until this week his pick for attorney general and the special counsel were so close, sources say
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 23:50:29 GMT
President Donald Trump was startled Tuesday as he watched television coverage of his nominee for attorney general describing a warm relationship with the special counsel Robert Mueller in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, according to three people familiar with the matter.
Acting attorney general's wife emails reporter that Mueller investigation is 'wrapping up'
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:58:28 GMT
Marci Whitaker, the wife of acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, sent an email to a reporter pushing back on an article and said the special counsel investigation was by all accounts "wrapping up."
Supreme Court to discuss Mueller-related mystery case behind closed doors Friday
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:44:43 GMT
The Supreme Court will meet behind closed doors on Friday to discuss a mystery case related to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.
Clapper: Wonder if Trump has buyer's remorse with Barr
Wed, 16 Jan 2019 10:30:15 GMT
Former Director of National Security James Clapper discusses Attorney General nominee William Barr's testimony and views on special counsel Robert Mueller with CNN's Don Lemon.
Opinion: Rudy Giuliani's remarkable retreat on collusion
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:35:31 GMT
Ever since special counsel Robert Mueller began his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, public interest in the law, crime and justice has surged. Over the past few months, I've received countless questions -- creative, unexpected, brilliant and challenging -- from viewers and readers. People are keenly interested in learning about our legal system, perhaps like never before.
Giuliani just contradicted 18 months of 'no collusion' talk
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:20:42 GMT
If you know anything about the White House's reaction to the ongoing special counsel probe into Russia interference in the 2016 election, it's these two words: "No collusion."
Cohen says Trump directed him to pay for poll rigging
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:17:44 GMT
President Donald Trump's former "fixer" Michael Cohen paid the head of a small technology company thousands in 2015 to rig online polls and elevate Cohen's character to benefit Trump's presidential campaign, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.
White House delegation cancels Davos trip
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:01:46 GMT
The White House has canceled the planned delegation's trip to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum, press secretary Sarah Sanders announced Thursday, the 27th day of government shutdown.
Analysis: Donald Trump just dunked on Nancy Pelosi's CODEL
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 22:36:31 GMT
Less than 24 hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told President Donald Trump that he should reconsider delivering his State of the Union on January 29, the famed counter-puncher struck back. Bigly.
Erin Burnett scorches Trump's letter
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:56:11 GMT
CNN's Erin Burnett slams President Trump's "unpresidential" letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi canceling her trip to Belgium, Egypt and Afghanistan during the shutdown.
Opinion: Pelosi plays by her own rules and strikes out Trump
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:47:18 GMT
On Wednesday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi introduced President Donald Trump, and her expanded Democratic caucus, to the big leagues.
Trump boxed in by right-wing media as shutdown drags on
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:50:43 GMT
President Donald Trump has been painted into a corner — and not by his political adversaries, but by his own allies in conservative media.
DC mayor says Labor Dept. denied request for unemployment aid for 'essential' workers
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 02:12:45 GMT
The Department of Labor on Thursday denied a request from Washington's mayor to make more federal employees who are working without pay eligible to collect unemployment benefits, Mayor Muriel Bowser said Thursday.
Kim's envoy arrives in DC as Pentagon states 'extraordinary threat' posed by North Korea
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 02:06:06 GMT
North Korea's lead negotiator in nuclear talks with the US, Kim Yong Chol, arrived in Washington Thursday, just hours after President Donald Trump rolled out a new missile defense strategy that appears to contradict his own claim that Pyongyang is no longer a nuclear threat.
Pennsylvania GOP congressman resigns
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:12:45 GMT
Rep. Tom Marino, a Pennsylvania Republican, announced Thursday he'll resign from Congress to pursue a private sector job, after just starting his fifth term in Congress.
Democratic congressman says he's an 'Asian trapped in a white body'
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 20:02:14 GMT
A white member of Congress said Wednesday that he regrets offending Asian people after he reportedly said he is an "Asian trapped in a white body."
Democratic rep pressed on claim Lindsey Graham is 'compromised'
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:43:02 GMT
A freshman Democratic member of Congress on Thursday stood by her accusation that Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham has been "compromised," citing his staunch defense of President Donald Trump, adding that he can "no longer stand up for the truth."
This veteran ended up in ICE custody. He's a US citizen.
Thu, 17 Jan 2019 23:53:07 GMT
He's a US citizen who was born and raised in Michigan.
1 dead, 1 wounded after shooting outside Texas church
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 02:40:06 GMT
A woman died Thursday after a shooting in the parking lot of a Texas church northwest of Houston, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said.
El Chapo's ex-lover says he drew her into life of drug trafficking
Fri, 18 Jan 2019 01:45:49 GMT
Former Mexican lawmaker Lucero Sanchez broke down crying after describing how her former lover, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, drew her into marijuana trafficking and didn't pay her for her work.