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Sen. Angus King: Obstruction Of Justice Is A Serious Offense, Trump Is Now Closer To Impeachment [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Independent Sen. Angus King (Maine) said he now “reluctantly” believes that impeachment is on the table for President Trump following reports that he asked former FBI Director James Comey to end the probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. In an interview on CNN Tuesday evening, Wolf Blitzer asked King if the details of the report ...

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NEW POLL: 48% Now Back Impeaching Trump

Public Policy Polling reports: For the first time we find more voters (48%) in support of impeaching Trump than there are (41%) opposed to the idea. Only 43% of voters think Trump is actually going to end up serving his full term as President, while 45% think he won’t, and 12% aren’t sure one way or the other. Voters are ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Shakes Up Press Briefing, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster To Do Damage Control

An emergency shakeup for today’s schedule: White House officials hastily changed their plans to brief reporters Tuesday amid controversy over reports that President Trump shared highly classified information with Russian officials, opting to have national security adviser H.R. McMaster speak publicly rather than press secretary Sean Spicer. Although Spicer and McMaster were slated to brief reporters together at a televised ...

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Mitch McConnell Laments Relentless Trump “Drama”

The Associated Press reports: The Senate’s top Republican says “we can do with a little less drama from the White House” so the GOP can focus on advancing the party’s legislative agenda. Appearing Tuesday morning on Bloomberg Business, Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky was responding to reports that President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about the Islamic State group ...

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Yates: Russia Had “Real Leverage” Over Flynn [VIDEO]

Politico reports: The Russian government had “real leverage” over former national security adviser Michael Flynn when he was fired by President Donald Trump, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said in an interview that aired Tuesday morning. Yates informed the White House that Flynn had misled Vice President Mike Pence and others about the nature of conversations he had had ...

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Colbert: You’re A Bad President, Please Resign [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: The war of words between Stephen Colbert and President Donald Trump won’t be ending anytime soon. “I have something to say here. Donald Trump, if you’re watching, first of all: You’re a bad president. Please resign,” said Colbert to heavy applause from the crowd. “Second, please, please, please don’t take Sean Spicer from us! Where am ...

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BREAKING: Senate Intelligence Committee Subpoenas Michael Flynn, Demands Documents Regarding Russia

Ruh-roh! CNN reports: The Senate intelligence committee Wednesday issued a subpoena to former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for documents regarding his interactions with Russian officials. The subpoena comes after Flynn’s lawyer, Robert Kelner, alerted the panel that he would not provide documents in response to their April 28 request. More from Talking Points Memo: In a statement, Sens. Richard ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Testifies Before Senate Panel On Russian Hacking

Scheduled to start at 2:30PM Eastern. CNN reports: Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates is expected to deliver long-awaited testimony Monday afternoon before a Senate subcommittee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. Yates was thrust into the national spotlight after she broke with President Donald Trump over the enforcement of his travel ban, an action which led to her ...

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Obama Personally Warned Trump Against Hiring Michael Flynn, Multiple Former Obama Officials Just Now Reveal

NBC News reports: Former President Obama warned President Donald Trump against hiring Mike Flynn as his national security adviser, three former Obama administration officials tell NBC News. The warning, which has not been previously reported, came less than 48 hours after the November election when the two sat down for a 90-minute conversation in the Oval Office. The revelation comes ...

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GEORGIA: DeKalb County Sheriff Arrested For Indecent Exposure In Midtown Atlanta “Cruising” Park [VIDEO]

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports: DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann was charged with two misdemeanors after an Atlanta police officer said the sheriff exposed himself late Saturday night and then attempted to evade arrest. Mann, in a statement, vowed to clear his name. He was charged with indecency and obstruction. According to the incident report, obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mann ...

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Fox News Fires Co-President Bill Shine After Accusations That He Covered Up Incidents Of Sexual Harassment

From the Hollywood Reporter: Fox News co-president Bill Shine is out at Fox News. The move comes as Shine was due back on Monday after two days out of the office for a pre-planned long weekend. Shine has been accused of covering up incidents of sexual harassment of Roger Ailes, his former boss, who was ousted from the network last ...

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Trump Blames Obama For Michael Flynn Scandal

Just like Spicer did yesterday. The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday faulted former President Obama’s administration for authorizing the security clearance of Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser. “But just remember, he was approved by the Obama administration at the highest level,” Trump told Fox News. “And when they say we didn’t vet, well Obama I guess didn’t ...

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AG Jeff Sessions On Failing To Properly Vet Michael Flynn: You Don’t Catch Everything [VIDEO]

More excuses: Attorney General Jeff Sessions says that “you don’t catch everything” when vetting government officials like former national security adviser Michael Flynn. “I’m comfortable that they’re working hard to do vetting,” he said Friday on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “It’s obvious that oftentimes you don’t catch everything. There might be a problem. Maybe there’s an explanation for it. I ...

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Spicer Blames Obama For Flynn Scandal [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Thursday deflected blame for the firestorm surrounding Michael Flynn, saying the ousted national security adviser received his security clearance from the Obama administration. Spicer signaled support for a Defense Department investigation into payments Flynn received from foreign groups in 2015, but blamed former President Obama’s team for clearing him. “My ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Patch reports: The White House is currently facing questions about former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and his ties to Russia. At the same time, the administration is immersed in heated debates over a tax reform, a health care overhaul and preventing a government shutdown — so there’s surely a lot to discuss.

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Inspector General Opens Investigation Into Michael Flynn, He Was Warned About Foreign Payments

Politico reports: The Pentagon’s inspector general is now investigating Michael Flynn over payments he received from foreign governments after retiring from the Army, according to documents released Thursday by the top Democrat on the House Oversight Committee. The documents also show the Defense Intelligence Agency warned Flynn after his 2014 retirement as the agency’s director that he was barred from ...

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Fox News Guest Host Greg Gutfeld Closes Out Final Airing Of Bill O’Reilly’s Show: This Is A Sad Day [VIDEO]

Last night guest host Greg Gutfeld closed out the final airing of Bill O’Reilly’s long-running show, which has topped cable news rating for the last two decades. Here’s his message: “As for those of us who have been part of the Factor team, a personal note. Even as we look forward to the new beginnings, this is a sad day ...

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FLORIDA: GOP Senator Resigns After Racist Tirade

Hurling the N-word at black colleagues is where the Florida GOP draws the line, apparently. The Miami Herald reports: Sen. Frank Artiles resigned from the Florida Legislature on Friday, consumed by a scandal that erupted three days earlier over a diatribe of insults the Miami Republican unleashed against two lawmakers at a Tallahassee bar. In a letter to Senate President ...

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Bill O’Reilly’s Parachute: “Tens Of Millions Of Dollars”

CNN reports: Bill O’Reilly will be paid tens of millions of dollars on his way out of Fox News. “It is a staggering amount,” said a source personally involved in the exit maneuverings. 21st Century Fox and O’Reilly’s representatives will not acknowledge the existence of a payout. A confidentiality agreement limits what the two sides can say. But two well-placed ...

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Stephen Colbert Tees Off On Bill O’Reilly [VIDEO]

Via Yahoo TV: In the wake of Fox News cutting ties with Bill O’Reilly after multiple sexual harassment allegations, Stephen Colbert shared a statement from Fox on The Late Show regarding the former leader in cable news. The statement read, “By ratings standards, Bill O’Reilly is one of the most accomplished TV personalities in the history of cable news.” To ...

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