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Judge orders public release of what Michael Flynn said in call to Russian ambassador replies
Posted by old_clock_says 5/16/2019 11:19:39 PM Post Reply
A federal judge on Thursday ordered that prosecutors make public a transcript of a phone call that former national security adviser Michael Flynn tried hard to hide with a lie: his conversation with a Russian ambassador in late 2016.
Panhandle county that backed Trump among Russian hacking victims replies
Posted by old_clock_says 5/17/2019 9:11:13 AM Post Reply
Russian hackers breached a county elections department in the Florida Panhandle where voters turned out heavily for President Donald Trump in 2018, according to a report confirmed by POLITICO.
These 19 undocumented immigrants worked for Trump replies
Posted by old_clock_says 5/18/2019 3:12:55 PM Post Reply
CNN interviewed 19 undocumented immigrants who say they worked for the Trump Organization and that Donald Trump had to have known they were undocumented during their employment. CNN's Randi Kaye reports.
Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Native American Rights In Wyoming Hunting Case replies
Posted by old_clock_says 5/20/2019 2:47:37 PM Post Reply
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Native American rights in a 5-4 decision in a case out of Wyoming. Justice Neil Gorsuch, the only Westerner on the court, provided the decisive vote in this case, showing himself again to be sensitive to Native American rights.
Russian documents reveal desire to sow racial discord — and violence — in the U.S. replies
Posted by old_clock_says 5/21/2019 6:33:35 AM Post Reply
The revelations come as U.S. intelligence agencies have warned of probable Russian meddling in the 2020 election. Russians who were linked to interference in the 2016 U.S. election discussed ambitious plans to stoke unrest and even violence inside the U.S. as recently as 2018, according to documents reviewed by NBC News.
A Would-Be Trump Aide’s Demands: A Jet on Call, a Future Cabinet Post and More replies
Posted by old_clock_says 5/21/2019 7:50:36 AM Post Reply
Access to a government jet 24 hours a day. An office in the West Wing, plus guaranteed weekends off for family time. And an assurance of being made secretary of homeland security by November. Those were among a list of 10 conditions that Kris Kobach, the former Kansas secretary of state, has given to the White House if he is to become the administration’s “immigration czar,” a job President Trump has been looking to create to coordinate immigration policy across government agencies. The list was described by three people familiar with it.
Confidential draft IRS memo says tax returns must be given to Congress unless president invokes executive privilege replies
Posted by old_clock_says 5/21/2019 9:48:44 PM Post Reply
A confidential Internal Revenue Service legal memo says tax returns must be given to Congress unless the president takes the rare step of asserting executive privilege, according to a copy of the memo obtained by The Washington Post. The memo contradicts the Trump administration’s justification for denying lawmakers’ request for President Trump’s tax returns, exposing fissures in the executive branch.
U.S. Wall Funding of $1.57 Billion Yields 1.7 Miles of Fence replies
Posted by old_clock_says 5/22/2019 10:37:51 AM Post Reply
U.S. Customs and Border Protection has put up just 1.7 miles of fencing with the $1.57 billion that Congress appropriated last year for President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border, a federal judge was told.
Here Are The GOP’s Secret Talking Points Defending Alabama’s Abortion Law replies
Posted by old_clock_says 5/24/2019 9:32:52 AM Post Reply
In the days since Alabama’s passage of the most restrictive abortion law in the nation, national Republicans have tried to distance themselves from its most controversial provisions that would outlaw abortion even in the case of rape or incest. Now, there are clear signs that is changing. Secret talking points obtained by VICE News show national Republicans are preparing to defend the law, which has not yet taken effect, but will almost certainly be struck down by the courts.
Beto O'Rourke pays bill for El Paso rally, Donald Trump still owes $470,000 replies
Posted by old_clock_says 6/5/2019 11:34:35 AM Post Reply
Sales tax revenues and $400,000 in back taxes claimed from a high-profile El Paso businessman's bankruptcy are a few ways El Paso is absorbing a hit spurred by U.S. President Donald Trump's reelection campaign's delay in paying over $470,000 for a February rally.
How Donald Trump for years used the royal family to gin up publicity for his properties replies
Posted by old_clock_says 6/5/2019 2:23:20 PM Post Reply
President Donald Trump was all smiles on Monday as he attended a state dinner at Buckingham Palace hosted by Queen Elizabeth II. But the royal family has for years batted back stories that its members were looking into or joining Trump's properties -- stories that, according to multiple biographies of Trump, were spread by the real-estate developer himself.
A Side-by-Side Comparison of Barr’s vs. Mueller’s Statements about Special Counsel Report replies
Posted by old_clock_says 6/5/2019 4:31:50 PM Post Reply
Wednesday marks one week since Robert Mueller broke his silence and made a formal statement on the special counsel’s report on the 2016 Russian election interference. The Chart below compares Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s May 29 public statement with statements made by Attorney General William Barr. Whether or not Mueller was intentionally trying to correct the record, the differences between what he and Barr said are, in many cases, stark. Some of the differences involve near complete contradictions—in other words Mueller’s statement and Barr’s statements cannot both be true.
The Articles of Impeachment Against Donald J. Trump: A Draft replies
Posted by old_clock_says 6/6/2019 8:17:20 AM Post Reply
Calls for President Trump’s impeachment are getting louder. Since the release of Robert Mueller’s report, White House stonewalling of congressional subpoenas and Mr. Mueller’s first public comments, almost 60 House Democrats, a quarter of the caucus, have said they support an impeachment inquiry.
Pelosi tells Dems she wants to see Trump ‘in prison’ replies
Posted by old_clock_says 6/6/2019 11:07:07 AM Post Reply
Speaker Nancy Pelosi told senior Democrats that she’d like to see President Donald Trump “in prison” as she clashed with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler in a meeting on Tuesday night over whether to launch impeachment proceedings. Pelosi met with Nadler (D-N.Y.) and several other top Democrats who are aggressively pursuing investigations against the president, according to multiple sources. Nadler and other committee leaders have been embroiled in a behind-the-scenes turf battle for weeks over ownership of the Democrats’ sprawling investigation into Trump.
The Making of a YouTube Radical replies
Posted by old_clock_says 6/8/2019 12:05:56 PM Post Reply
Caleb Cain pulled a Glock pistol from his waistband, took out the magazine and casually tossed both onto the kitchen counter. “I bought it the day after I got death threats,” he said. The threats, Mr. Cain explained, came from right-wing trolls in response to a video he had posted on YouTube a few days earlier. In the video, he told the story of how, as a liberal college dropout struggling to find his place in the world, he had gotten sucked into a vortex of far-right politics on YouTube.
Mexico Agreed to Take Border Actions Months Before Trump Announced Tariff Deal replies
Posted by old_clock_says 6/9/2019 1:47:58 PM Post Reply
The deal to avert tariffs that President Trump announced with great fanfare on Friday night consists largely of actions that Mexico had already promised to take in prior discussions with the United States over the past several months, according to officials from both countries who are familiar with the negotiations. Friday’s joint declaration says Mexico agreed to the “deployment of its National Guard throughout Mexico, giving priority to its southern border.” But the Mexican government had already pledged to do that in March during secret talks in Miami between Kirstjen Nielsen, then the secretary of homeland security, and Olga Sanchez, the Mexican secretary of the interior, the officials said.
Chao created special path for McConnell’s favored projects replies
Posted by old_clock_says 6/10/2019 2:57:10 PM Post Reply
The Transportation Department under Secretary Elaine Chao designated a special liaison to help with grant applications and other priorities from her husband Mitch McConnell’s state of Kentucky, paving the way for grants totaling at least $78 million for favored projects as McConnell prepared to campaign for reelection. Chao’s aide Todd Inman, who stated in an email to McConnell’s Senate office that Chao had personally asked him to serve as an intermediary, helped advise the senator and local Kentucky officials on grants with special significance for McConnell — including a highway-improvement project in a McConnell political stronghold that had been twice rejected for previous grant applications.
Oregon Republican senator threatens state troopers, warns them to ‘come heavily armed’ replies
Posted by old_clock_says 6/24/2019 9:15:12 AM Post Reply
Tensions were already smoldering in the Oregon Senate Wednesday, when Sen. Brian Boquist, R-Dallas, poured gasoline on the situation, suggesting he would shoot and potentially kill any state trooper sent to haul him unwillingly back to the Capitol. After Senate Republican Leader Herman Baertschiger Jr. said Tuesday that his caucus was “prepared to take actions” to prevent passage of a major climate change bill, Gov. Brown announced on Wednesday that she was ready to answer Republican stonewalling by calling lawmakers back for a special session.
Inside the Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths and Post Sexist Memes replies
Posted by old_clock_says 7/2/2019 11:16:44 AM Post Reply
The three-year-old group, which has roughly 9,500 members, shared derogatory comments about Latina lawmakers who plan to visit a controversial Texas detention facility on Monday, calling them “scum buckets” and “hoes.” Members of a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents joked about the deaths of migrants, discussed throwing burritos at Latino members of Congress visiting a detention facility in Texas on Monday and posted a vulgar illustration depicting Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez engaged in oral sex with a detained migrant, according to screenshots of their postings.
These USDA employees face a stark choice: Move to Kansas City or be fired replies
Posted by old_clock_says 7/2/2019 3:20:57 PM Post Reply
The Agriculture Department is offering employees a rare choice: accept a forced transfer to a post 1,000 miles away or be fired. The Trump administration’s plan to move two agencies from the District to the Kansas City area includes a document with two blank boxes on it, sent to employees...