Politics

Vladimir Putin: Trump Revealed No Secrets To Us And We’ll Give You The Meeting Transcripts To Prove It

The Hill reports: Russian leader Vladimir Putin said early Wednesday that President Trump did not share secrets with Russian officials last week and is willing to give Congress transcripts to prove it. The Associated Press and Reuters reported that Putin is willing to hand over the records of the president’s conversation with Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador. Two days ago, …

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Chelsea Manning Released From Prison

The BBC reports: US soldier Chelsea Manning has been released from prison after serving seven years for leaking hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables and military files to Wikileaks. A US Army spokesperson confirmed to the BBC that she had left Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas. Most of what remained of her 35-year sentence was commuted by then-US President …

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Maxine Waters: Impeachment Is Not Out Of Reach

The Hill reports: Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) says that lawmakers should not refrain from discussing President Trump’s impeachment. “We don’t have to be afraid to use the word impeachment,” she said Tuesday at the Center for American Progress (CAP) conference in Washington, D.C. “We don’t have to think impeachment is out of our reach.” “All we have to do is …

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GOP House Rep Calls For Special Russia Prosecutor

“It is time for an investigation of Russia’s intervention in the U.S. Election. There is too much at stake at home and abroad to not take this step. There is so much conflicting information from many sources; Americans deserve the opportunity to learn the truth. As stated before, I continue to support any efforts done by the House Intelligence Committee …

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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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Russian Spox Appears To Contradict Trump: It’s “Fake News” That He Shared Classified Intelligence With Us

Deutsche Welle reports: On Tuesday, US President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter that he was acting within the privilege afforded his position when he shared intelligence with Russian officials at the White House last week. Earlier Tuesday, and seemingly contradictory, Russian Foreign Ministry officials had told the Moscow-based Interfax news agency that reports that Trump had revealed highly classified secrets …

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Trump: I Have The Right To Share Intel With Russia

The New York Times reports: President Trump declared on Twitter early Tuesday that he had an “absolute right” to share with top Russian officials information about an Islamic State threat during a White House meeting last week. He spoke out after multiple news accounts emerged that he had disclosed classified information to the Russian officials, possibly jeopardizing a relationship with …

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Trey Gowdy Withdraws From FBI Director Running

USA Today reports: Trey Gowdy has pulled himself out of the running to be FBI Director. The South Carolina Republican announced Monday that he told Attorney General Jeff Sessions what qualities he thought the FBI director should have and informed him of “my firm conviction that I would not be the right person.” “Our country and the women and men …

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Hillary Clinton Launches New Political Organization

The Associated Press reports: Hillary Clinton is launching a new political organization. The former Democratic presidential nominee unveiled “Onward Together” on Monday afternoon. The organization, whose name is a riff on her campaign theme, “Stronger Together,” aims to empower Democrats and liberal groups that are building a network of candidates in the 2018 mid-terms to oppose President Donald Trump. Clinton …

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Trump Uses Police Memorial To Slam His Critics, Tosses Campaign Hat To Child Of Murdered Cop [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump politicized a longstanding bipartisan tradition honoring fallen police officers on Monday, attacking his political opponents while promising to stand up for police officers. “A very sad thing is many of today’s politicians don’t want to say that, don’t want to talk about that, because it’s not politically correct or they think it …

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ALABAMA: House Freedom Caucus Rep. Mo Brooks Launches Bid For Senate Seat Vacated By Jeff Sessions

The Hill reports: Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) is jumping into the special election for Alabama’s Senate seat, setting up a primary battle with the GOP’s pick for the seat. Brooks will officially announce his candidacy Monday during a speech in Huntsville before barnstorming the state with events in Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile. “I am running for the United States Senate …

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Chris Cuomo: Nobody In The Republican Leadership Will Appear On CNN To Defend James Comey’s Firing

Raw Story reports: According to CNN’s Chris Cuomo, no one in the Republican leadership would appear Monday morning to defend President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI director James Comey. Cuomo cited Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who asked whether any patriotic Republicans were willing to put country ahead of party. “It is a pickle the president has put his party …

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John Olivers Rants On Trump/Comey/Russia [VIDEO]

Deadline reports: Capping the week, on Friday Trump threatened the man he fired as FBI director, tweeting, “James Comey better hope there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press.” Trump has “made it very clear he fired director of the FBI at least partially due to unhappiness with the bureau’s investigation into his campaign’s …

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Miss USA: Health Care Is A Privilege [VIDEO]

The New York Daily News reports: The new Miss USA is a scientist at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and she knows a thing or two about dropping a bomb. Pageant winner Kara McCullough sent heads shaking Sunday night when she said affordable health care in America is a “privilege” instead of a “right.” McCullough, 25, who started the day …

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Trump To Name Newt Gingrich’s Former Mistress As Vatican Ambassador Ahead Of Meeting With Pope

CNN reports: Callista Gingrich, the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, is the preferred nominee to be the next ambassador to the Vatican. The White House hopes to announce her nomination before President Donald Trump meets with Pope Francis on May 24 in Rome. The decision to nominate Gingrich has been made, but the announcement has taken longer than …

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REPORT: Jason Chaffetz To Join Fox News

Shocking, huh? The Washingtonian reports: According to two GOP lawmakers who have spoken to Chaffetz directly and four senior House Republican aides, Chaffetz has been telling people he’ll take on what one source calls a “substantial role” in on-air talent at Fox News Channel, possibly as early as July, amplifying whispers that Chaffetz will not finish out his current term. …

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Republicans Pitch Merrick Garland For FBI Director

The Washington Examiner reports: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s former chief of staff, Josh Holmes, on Sunday declared his old boss’s strong support for the potential nomination of Merrick Garland as FBI director. “I think the Senate majority leader thinks that’s a fantastic idea,” Holmes said during a panel discussion on “Fox News Sunday.” He was reacting to Sen. Mike …

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James Comey And Wife Attend Smash LGBT Musical Fun Home In First Public Appearance Since Being Fired

ABC News reports: Former FBI director James Comey attended a Broadway musical matinee in Washington Saturday, marking his first prominent public appearance since being dismissed Tuesday by President Trump. Comey and wife Patrice attended the afternoon performance of “Fun Home,” a Broadway musical currently on tour across the country, at the National Theater. “Fun Home” is a true story about …

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