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  • Politico Reporter: With DNC Lawsuit, Democrats Worry Their Party

    04/23/2018 7:37:27 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    The cash-strapped Democratic National Committee has decided to be clown itself further by suing Wikileaks, Russia, and the Trump campaign for collusion during the 2016 election. For a party that’s tired of the media talking about Hillary and 2016, this is a way to keep both issues front and center. It’s going to re-open the wounds between the left and far left of the Democratic Party, erecting another obstacle for unity as the party heads into the 2016 election. Is the DNC's Trump-Russia conspiracy lawsuit a "political stunt?"Now, if you’re a Democrat, it keeps Russia in the news, as the...
  • Senate Foreign Relations Committee endorses Mike Pompeo

    04/23/2018 3:45:40 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    Axios ^ | 23 Apr 2018 | Alayna Treene
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted in favor of Mike Pompeo's nomination for Secretary of State 11-9-1 on Monday, thanks to Sen. Rand Paul who flipped from opposing to supporting his nomination. Why it matters: At one point, it appeared that Pompeo did not have the votes for a favorable recommendation from the committee, which would have marked the first time in nearly 100 years they voted against a Secretary of State nominee. But with the endorsement in tact, Pompeo's nomination is now headed to the Senate floor for a full vote, where Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ensured a smooth...
  • Obama Justice Dept.s attempts to influence investigations exposed in McCabe probe

    04/23/2018 11:10:54 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 23, 2018 | Jeff Mordock
    Tucked inside the inspector generals report on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was the story of an August 2016 phone call from a high-ranking Justice Department official who Mr. McCabe thought was trying to shut down the FBIs probe into the Clinton Foundation at a time when Hillary Clinton was running for president. The official was very pissed off at the FBI, the report says, and demanded to know why the FBI was still pursuing the Clinton Foundation when the Justice Department considered the case dormant. Former FBI officials said the fact that a call was made is even...
  • Gowdy: Because Comey Let Clinton Off, He Likely Won't Face Charges for

    04/23/2018 10:58:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 109 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 23, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    According to the Department of Justice Inspector General, fired FBI Director James Comey is under investigation after leaking classified information to a friend last year, who then passed it along to a reporter. The information was contained in a series of memos written by Comey after meetings and phone calls with President Donald Trump. But despite what the law says about disseminating classified information, Comey may not face conseqences. According to House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy, Comey may have saved himself thanks to the exoneration of Hillary Clinton. "Not by the standard he set in the summer of 2016....
  • Trump says he has 'instructed' DHS Secretary Nielsen not to let caravans into US: 'It is a disgrace'

    04/23/2018 9:11:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 23, 2018 | Brooke Singman
    President Trump said Monday he has instructed Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen not to allow large caravans of people into the U.S. as a group of Central American migrants starts to reach the border, calling the situation a disgrace. Despite the Democrat inspired laws on Sanctuary Cities and the Border being so bad and one sided, I have instructed the Secretary of Homeland Security not to let these large Caravans of people into our Country. It is a disgrace. We are the only Country in the World so nave! WALL, Trump tweeted early Monday. The presidents directive came as a...
  • Russian lawyer questions why Mueller hasn't contacted her

    04/22/2018 4:57:30 PM PDT · by Enchante · 59 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | April 22, 2018 | NATALIYA VASILYEVA
    A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. in New York during his father's 2016 campaign for the U.S. presidency said Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller has not contacted her yet. In an interview with The Associated Press, Natalia Veselnitskaya also detailed her recent meeting in Berlin with investigators from the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee. Like Mueller, the committee is investigating allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election.
  • HERO: Meet the Man Who Tackled the Waffle House Shooter

    04/22/2018 12:16:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 114 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | April 22, 2028 | Timothy Meads
    Earlier today, a madman with a gun opened fire on a Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee. But one hero ran towards the bullets instead of away from them. Police say James Shaw Jr.s actions saved many lives. From The Tennessean:"James Shaw Jr., 29, said after feeling cornered he saw an opportunity to tackle the man shooting into an Antioch Waffle House. He said he doesnt feel like a hero.Police spokesman Don Aaron told reporters Sunday morning that the Waffle House hero rushed the suspected shooter, disarmed him and threw the assault rifle he was carrying over the counter.I dont really...
  • EU and Mexico agree new free trade pact

    04/21/2018 5:40:31 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    Reuters ^ | APRIL 21, 2018 | Philip Blenkinsop
    The European Union and Mexico reached an agreement on Saturday on a new free trade deal, a coup for both parties in the face of increased protectionism from the United States under President Donald Trump. Since its plans for a trade alliance with the United States were frozen after Trumps election victory, the EU has focused instead on trying to champion open markets and seal accords with other like-minded countries. The agreement in principle with Mexico follows a deal struck last year with Japan and comes ahead of talks next week with the Mercosur bloc of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and...
  • Devin Nunes: No intel communication found that started Trump investigation

    04/22/2018 9:20:25 AM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 136 replies
    Nunes on looking into the origin of the Russia investigation Apr. 22, 2018 - 10:59 - House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes says on 'Sunday Morning Futures' that potential 'major irregularities' exist at the State Department.
  • White House privately skeptical of North Korea's promise to freeze nuclear testing

    04/22/2018 6:36:38 AM PDT · by AmericanInTokyo · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 22 April 2018 | David Nakamura and John Hudson
    Much of the domestic press here in Japan is very, very skeptical about this overture, and statements by Kim and the ruling Korean Workers Party. Even the CONSERVATIVE daily news SANKEI SHIMBUN today had some good quotes about how this could be no concession at all, North just playing a shell and delay game, offering to close nuke sites that have been essentially destroyed already through too many underground tests, etc. etc. etc.
  • Nobel Peace Prize for President Trump?

    04/21/2018 8:14:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 108 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    The North Korean state media made a historic announcement Friday evening that Kim Jong-un and the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea would be suspending its nuclear missile and long range missile testing. In addition they will also be closing down their nuclear test site. The announcement comes ahead of President Trump's meeting with Kim Jong-un, a potbellied dictator he once nicknamed "Rocketman," in May. By all accounts, President Trump has been the driving force behind North Korea's sudden change in their willingness to stop their nuclear weapon program. Now, Rep. Luke Messer (R-IL) is calling for President Trump...
  • Wells Fargo Pays $1 Billion to Federal Regulators

    04/20/2018 9:18:30 PM PDT · by catnipman · 71 replies
    NYslimes ^ | 4/20/2018 | MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN
    Wells Fargo will pay two federal regulators a total of $1 billion to settle an array of investigations into its mortgage and auto-lending practices. Customers were forced to pay for extending the length of so-called interest rate locks on mortgage applications even when the bank was responsible for delays in the application process. Thousands of customers who bought cars with loans from Wells Fargo were forced to buy unnecessary insurance policies from the bank with premiums that topped a $1,000 a year. The bank said the policies could have contributed to about 27,000 customers having their cars repossessed after defaulting...
  • Probe cleared Haspel in destruction of waterboarding tapes

    04/20/2018 6:00:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | April 20, 2018 | Deb Richman
    WASHINGTON Countering resistance to President Donald Trump's pick for CIA director, the spy agency gave lawmakers a declassified memo Friday showing she was cleared years ago of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes showing terror suspects being waterboarded after 9/11. Gina Haspel is facing opposition from some Democrats and rights groups critical of her activities related to the shredding of 92 videotapes in 2005 and her overall role in the CIA's harsh interrogation program, which critics have portrayed as one of the shadiest chapters in the agency's history. Friday's release, however, did not satisfy opponents who want to know...
  • alert: comey to cancel book tour as doj investigates his illegal classified info?

    04/20/2018 5:25:18 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 75 replies
    DcWhispers ^ | DCWhispers
    James Comey has gone from supremely smug to increasingly concerned as the long list of alleged crimes he committed during his tenure as FBI Director continues to grow. Perhaps most notable are his repeated leaks of classified information in what was a clearly politically-motivated attempt to do harm to a then-newly elected president. Watch the video below as Mr. Comey learned on live television of the legal noose tightening around his Deep State neck Comeys team is said to be considering shortening/ canceling his book tour and limiting all future media appearances. His publisher apparently wants the tour to continue,...
  • North Korea says it will suspend nuclear and missile testing

    04/20/2018 4:36:46 PM PDT · by Enchante · 26 replies
    AP via ABC News ^ | April 20, 2018 | Staff with AP
    North Korea says it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. The North's official Korean Central News Agency said the suspension of nuclear and ICBM tests went into effect Saturday.
  • Gingrich on DNC's Trump-Russia-WikiLeaks Lawsuit: Let FBI Look at Hacked Servers

    04/20/2018 4:34:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | April 20, 2018
    The Democratic National Committee's (DNC) filed a multimillion-dollar federal lawsuit against Trump campaign officials, the Russian government and WikiLeaks, alleging a widespread conspiracy to tilt the 2016 election in Donald Trump's favor. The suit claims that Trump campaign officials worked in tandem with the Russian government and its military spy agency to bring down Hillary Clinton by hacking into the computer networks of the DNC and spreading stolen material. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich responded by calling on the DNC to allow the FBI to look at the servers they claim were hacked. "The first test for the DNC should...
  • Sessions told White House that Rosensteins firing could prompt his departure, too

    04/20/2018 4:12:28 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 288 replies
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently told the White House he might have to leave his job if President Trump fired his deputy, Rod J. Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the exchange. Sessions made his position known in a phone call to White House counsel Donald McGahn last weekend, as Trumps fury at Rosenstein peaked after the deputy attorney general approved the FBIs raid April 9 on the presidents personal attorney Michael Cohen.
  • North Korea says it will stop nuclear tests, abolish test site: KCNA

    04/20/2018 4:06:39 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 20 Apr 2018
    SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will suspend nuclear and missile tests effective immediately and abolish a nuclear test site in the northern part of the country in a bid to pursue economic growth and peace on the Korean peninsula, state media said on Saturday. North Korea leader Kim Jong Un said in a statement his country no longer needs to conduct nuclear tests or intercontinental ballistic missile tests because it has completed weaponizing nuclear arms, state media Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said.
  • Migrants from the caravan have started reaching the US-Mexico border

    04/20/2018 1:21:17 PM PDT · by McGruff · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | April 20, 2018 | Khushbu Shah and Catherine E. Shoichet
    The first migrants from a caravan that sparked the ire of President Donald Trump have started arriving at the US-Mexico border and asking for asylum, advocates say. About 50 Central Americans have arrived in Tijuana, Mexico, according to Juventud 2000, an organization that assists migrants in that border city. Of those, about 10 have turned themselves in to US authorities at the border. Others are waiting for a larger contingent from the caravan to arrive before they head north, Juventud 2000 Director Jose Maria Garcia Lara said.
  • Democratic Party files suit alleging conspiracy by Trump campaign,

    04/20/2018 10:47:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | April 20, 2018 | Barnini Chakraborty
    The Democratic Party on Friday filed a multimillion-dollar federal lawsuit against Trump campaign officials, the Russian government and WikiLeaks alleging a widespread conspiracy to tilt the 2016 election in Donald Trump's favor. Calling it an all-out assault on our democracy, the Democratic National Committee filed the civil suit in federal district court in Manhattan. The suit amounts to another legal broadside related to the 2016 race, on top of the special counsel's ongoing Russia probe and the FBI raid on Trump's personal attorney last week. "The conspiracy constituted an act of previously unimaginable treachery: the campaign of the presidential nominee...