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Former U.S. Senate intelligence staffer asks court for Trump gag order

Tuesday  20:51,   19 june 2018
reuters

A former Senate committee security official, charged with lying to the FBI about contacts with reporters, on Tuesday asked a court to issue a gag order prohibiting U.S. President Donald Trump and others from commenting on the case. In court filings, [...]

Trump Is Said Ready to Pull U.S. From U.N.'s Human Rights Council

Tuesday  19:52,   19 june 2018
bloomberg

<p>The decision would make good on a pledge to leave a body the White House has long accused of hypocrisy and criticized as biased against Israel, according to two sources.</p>Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.[...]

No more 'internment camps': U.S. Democrats disrupt congressional hearing

Tuesday  19:52,   19 june 2018
reuters

Decrying "internment camps," Democrats and their supporters disrupted a high-profile U.S. congressional hearing on Tuesday with a dramatic protest against the Trump administration's policy of detaining immigrant children separated from [...]

Gowdy scorches Comey in blistering opening statement at IG hearing

Tuesday  19:02,   19 june 2018
foxnews

House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy scorched James Comey in a blistering opening statement at a high-profile congressional hearing on Tuesday, declaring “we can’t survive with a justice system we don’t trust.”  Gowdy kicked off the[...]

White House Mideast team holds talks with Jordanian king

Tuesday  18:02,   19 june 2018
msn

President Donald Trump's senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is in the Middle East to help lay the groundwork for an expected Mideast peace plan.Kushner, along with White House envoy Jason Greenblatt, arrived in Jordan on Tuesday for[...]

Trump: Dems want illegal immigrants to 'infest our country'

Tuesday  18:01,   19 june 2018
thehill

President Trump on Tuesday restated his support for his administration's policy of separating migrant families at the U.S. border, calling Democrats "the problem.""We must always arrest people coming into our Country illegally. Of the[...]

Trump changed the electoral map; new polling shows it’s changing back

Tuesday  17:32,   19 june 2018
vox

The Midwest is doesn’t like Trump anymore, the South likes him fine.In broad terms, the Trump shift was to do better than Mitt Romney with white voters with no college degree but considerably worse than Romney with college-educated whites. We now[...]

Feinstein on family separations: ‘This is the United States of America. It isn't Nazi Germany’

Tuesday  15:26,   19 june 2018
thehill

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) blasted the Trump administration over family separations late Monday, saying the U.S. is not Nazi Germany. "This is the United States of America. It isn't Nazi Germany, and there's a difference. And we don't take[...]

Democrats call on DHS' Nielsen to resign over family separation policy

Tuesday  15:26,   19 june 2018
nbcnews

At least 10 Democrats in the Senate and in Congress have demanded the Homeland Security chief step down.Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif, led the charge on Monday afternoon, issuing a statement condemning Nielsen's department for "tearing" families[...]

Trump Misleads on IG Report

Tuesday  15:05,   19 june 2018
factcheck.org

President Donald Trump said he thinks former FBI Director James Comey committed “very criminal acts.” But the facts don't support the president's opinion.The Justice Department inspector general’s report released June 14 doesn’t make such a[...]

Trump’s Space Force Order Would Need Congressional Action

Tuesday  12:30,   19 june 2018
rollcall

President Donald Trump on Monday ordered the Pentagon to create a new service branch dedicated to military operations in space. “I’m hereby directing the Department of Defense and Pentagon to immediately begin the process necessary to establish a[...]

Fact Checker: The facts about Trump's policy of separating families at the border

Tuesday  12:27,   19 june 2018
msn

In Orwellian fashion, the Trump administration repeatedly claims its own policy doesn't exist or was written by[...]

US Commerce Secretary held Russia, China-linked assets: report

Tuesday  11:10,   19 june 2018
msn

US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross held assets for much of last year that created conflicts of interest and has since transferred ownership to a family trust instead of divesting outright, Forbes reported Monday. Days before coming under negative[...]

Giuliani says his demand for Mueller probe to be suspended was for show

Tuesday  05:00,   19 june 2018
thehill

President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani said on Monday that his call last week for special counsel Robert Mueller's probe to be suspended was just for show. "That's what I'm supposed to do," Giuliani said in an interview with Politico.[...]

Senators Remain Split as They Question Justice Dept. Watchdog on F.B.I. Report

Tuesday  03:55,   19 june 2018
nytimes

Republicans tried to steer Michael E. Horowitz, the inspector general, from his conclusion that bias did not influence the Hillary Clinton case. Democrats insisted the bureau cost her the presidency.WASHINGTON — Democrats and Republicans jostled for [...]