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Trump calls out Sessions over FBI lawyer Lisa Page's no-show at Congress

Thursday  12:41,   12 july 2018
foxnews

President Trump in an early morning tweet Thursday nudged Attorney General Jeff Sessions to act over FBI lawyer Lisa Page’s refusal to comply with subpoena and testify before Congress. “As I head out to a very important NATO meeting, I see that FBI[...]
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Democrats Zero In on Kavanaugh’s Defense of Presidential Power

Thursday  05:30,   12 july 2018
nytimes

Democrats thought the weakness of a Supreme Court nominee would be health care and abortion. Then came Brett M. Kavanaugh’s writings on shielding presidents from investigation.WASHINGTON — Democrats who once saw health care and abortion as their[...]

Trump questions how Russia probe can 'proceed' given FBI agent's private comments

Thursday  04:25,   12 july 2018
thehill

President Trump on Wednesday once again blasted the investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia during the 2016 election, suggesting that FBI agent Peter Strzok compromised the probe from its outset."How can the Rigged [...]

Democrats frustrated Nunes left mid-hearing after questions about Russia probe

Thursday  02:40,   12 july 2018
cnn

When California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes sat before a committee Wednesday to testify on a bill, Democrats tried to use the opportunity to question the House Intelligence Committee chairman on his investigation of Russian meddling and the 2016[...]

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh piled up credit card debt by purchasing Nationals tickets, White House says

Thursday  02:34,   12 july 2018
msn

Kavanaugh reported between $60,000 to $200,000 in credit card and personal loan debt in 2016.Load[...]

Mueller asks court for 100 more blank subpoenas ahead of Manafort trial

Thursday  02:34,   12 july 2018
thehill

Special counsel Robert Mueller is asking a federal court in Virginia for 100 blank subpoenas in the case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.The request was made in a filing on Wednesday. The subpoenas would require their recipients [...]

Kavanaugh, in a speech, lauded Rehnquist for dissenting in Roe vs. Wade and supporting school prayer

Thursday  02:33,   12 july 2018
latimes

Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, gave a revealing speech last fall in which he lauded former Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist for having dissented in Roe vs. Wade and for rejecting the notion of "a [...]

Kushner’s Firm Deepens Ties to Those With Business in Washington

Thursday  01:31,   12 july 2018
nytimes

The family company of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, is doing deals with investors who have a lot riding on federal decisions.In the latest example, an arm of Brookfield Asset Management is close to completing an[...]

White House claims John Kelly looked 'displeased' at NATO summit because 'because he was expecting a full breakfast and there were only pastries and cheese'

Thursday  00:33,   12 july 2018
businessinsider

Leah Millis/Reuters The White House on Wednesday claimed chief of staff John Kelly looked "displeased" at the NATO summit in Brussels because "he was expecting a full breakfast and there were only pastries and cheese." [...]

Missouri ‘Deserves Better’ Than McCaskill, Pence Says in Kansas City

Thursday  00:26,   12 july 2018
rollcall

Vice President Mike Pence told an audience in Missouri the state “deserves better” than Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, whom he pressured to vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. “The Democratic Party has gone farther to the left than[...]

Rosenstein Asks Prosecutors to Help With Kavanaugh Papers in Unusual Request

Wednesday  23:10,   11 july 2018
nytimes

The deputy attorney general asked each of the nation’s 93 United States attorneys to provide up to three prosecutors to review the documents of President Trump’s Supreme Court pick.WASHINGTON — Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, has[...]

Paul Manafort thinks he's being treated like a 'VIP' in jail, special counsel says

Wednesday  22:32,   11 july 2018
cnn

Prosecutors say Paul Manafort's July trial in the Eastern District of Virginia should not be postponed as Manafort requested -- and they drop several details about Manafort's extensive contact with the outside world while he's behind[...]

Acting U.S. EPA chief says he will carry out Trump's mission

Wednesday  22:20,   11 july 2018
reuters

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's acting chief Andrew Wheeler said on Wednesday he would carry out President Donald Trump's mission to provide regulatory relief to industry and protect the air and water. Wheeler had talked to Trump[...]

Trump Floats Idea NATO Allies Should Double Defense Spending Target

Wednesday  20:17,   11 july 2018
bloomberg

It was an informal proposal, yet one that does little to ease tensions at an already charged summit. The suggestion was made behind closed doors at a gathering that’s shaping up into a fight on several fronts, with Trump accusing Germany of being a[...]

Liberals attack Brett Kavanaugh for 'frat boy' name

Wednesday  20:17,   11 july 2018
foxnews

The latest line of attack from liberals against Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, is knocking the judge for his “frat boy”-sounding first name. “We'll be D***ED if we're going to let five MEN—including some frat boy[...]