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Michael Flynn’s Family Demands Pardon From Trump

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump should pardon his former national security adviser and campaign aide Michael Flynn, who “has taken the biggest fall,” Flynn’s brother said Tuesday. In a since-deleted tweet, Joseph Flynn said Trump must get the former Army general off the hook for his December 1 guilty plea stemming from his contacts with the former Russian ambassador. The …

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Milestone In Ongoing Schneiderman Vs Trump Battle

The New York Times reports: Eric Schneiderman, New York’s attorney general, reached a milestone of sorts recently. By moving to sue the Federal Communications Commission over net neutrality this month, his office took its 100th legal or administrative action against the Trump administration and congressional Republicans. His lawyers have challenged Mr. Trump’s first, second and third travel bans and sued …

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Russia Warns US Over Providing Missiles To Ukraine

The Washington Post reports: Russian officials said Sunday that the U.S. decision to supply Ukraine with lethal weapons to combat Russian-backed separatists will cause new bloodshed, as long-standing tensions between Washington and Moscow escalated over the four-year-old conflict. Moscow’s admonition came shortly after the State Department announced Friday evening that the United States will provide heavy armaments to Ukraine for …

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Ho-Ho-Ho: Gift-Wrapped Horseshit Mailed To Mnuchin

KTLA reports: Someone sent a package wrapped in holiday gift paper and filled with horse manure that was addressed to United States Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and placed on a street in Bel-Air, the Los Angeles Police Department said Saturday evening. The package was reported to police after it was discovered in the 900 block of Bel-Air Road, LAPD officials …

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Pentagon To Provide Ukraine With Anti-Tank Missiles

The Associated Press reports: Ukraine will soon have more lethal American-made weapons to help it fight Russian-backed separatists. U.S. officials said Friday that the Trump administration approved a plan to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine, in a long-awaited move that deepens America’s involvement in the military conflict and may further strain relations with Russia. The new arms include American-made Javelin …

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Appeals Court Rules Against Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

The New York Times reports: A federal appeals court ruled late Friday against President Trump’s latest travel ban, saying that it “exceeds the scope of his delegated authority,” but that it was ultimately for the Supreme Court to decide. A three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Seattle affirmed the decision of a …

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Feds Subpoena Deutsche Bank For Kushner’s Records

The New York Times reports: Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn have sought bank records about entities associated with the family company of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, according to four people briefed on the matter. In recent weeks, prosecutors from the United States attorney’s office in the Eastern District of New York subpoenaed records from Deutsche Bank, the …

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Refugee Agencies Ordered To Downsize US Operations

Reuters reports: The U.S. State Department has told refugee agencies it will sharply pare back the number of offices across the country authorized to resettle people in 2018 as President Donald Trump cuts the number of refugees allowed into the United States. The announcement was made at a Dec. 1 meeting in Washington with State Department officials and representatives from …

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BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Rejects Trump’s Bid To Stop Transgender Troops From Enlisting

Reuters reports: A federal appeals court in Virginia on Thursday rejected a bid by President Donald Trump’s administration to prevent the U.S. military from accepting transgender recruits starting Jan. 1. The administration had urged the appeals court to suspend an order by a lower court judge for the armed forces to begin accepting transgender recruits on that date. The administration …

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Jeff Sessions Opens DOJ Probe Into Hillary/Uranium

NBC News reports: On the orders of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Justice Department prosecutors have begun asking FBI agents to explain the evidence they found in a now dormant criminal investigation into a controversial uranium deal that critics have linked to Bill and Hillary Clinton, multiple law enforcement officials told NBC News. The interviews with FBI agents are part of …

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Nikki Haley Threatens To End UN Funding If They Vote To Denounce Trump’s Jerusalem Move [VIDEO]

CNN reports: US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley issued a direct threat to the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, saying that the US will think twice about funding the world body if it votes against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “The United States will remember this day in which it was …

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AT&T Announces $1000 Bonus For All Employees After GOP Tax Scam Bill Passes (But Hang On, Not So Fast)

CNBC reports: AT&T was quick to respond to news of U.S. tax reform, announcing it would give some employees bonuses once the legislation is signed into law. The telecom giant said in a press release Wednesday that it would give more than 200,000 U.S. union members a special bonus of $1,000. The company also increased its capital expenditures budget by …

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Chris Christie: Jared Kushner Deserves The Scrutiny He’s Getting In The Russia Collusion Probe [VIDEO]

Business Insider reports: Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said that White House senior adviser and President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner “deserves the scrutiny” he’s getting from the ongoing Russia probe that has so far ensnared three former Trump aides. “I’m telling you that he deserves the scrutiny, you know why? Because he was involved in the transition …

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The Mooch Rips “Messianic Loser” Steve Bannon

The New York Post reports: Potty-mouthed flameout White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci spoke to NYC Jews about his inspiring pilgrimage to Israel — but still couldn’t resist laying into his nemesis Steve Bannon as a “messianic loser.” For unfathomable reasons, the Mooch was invited to Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s Hanukkah party to speak about his trip to Israel, just weeks …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

Patch.com reports: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders will deliver a briefing for reporters Tuesday at 2 p.m. Eastern. Sanders will likely discuss the GOP tax bill which is scheduled for a vote before the House of Representatives Tuesday and in the Senate Wednesday. If the bill passes both chambers — as it is expected to — President Trump …

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Democrats Should Have Been “Begging” To Be Part Of The GOP’s Tax Scam [VIDEO]

Sure, Jan: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders criticized Democrats early Tuesday for refusing to participate in the GOP’s effort to reform the tax code, saying that President Trump would have “welcomed” their input. Speaking on “Fox & Friends,” Sanders said Trump said many times that he was willing to work Democrats and invited them to the White House …

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Trump Nominates Liberty U Professor To DOJ Post

Reuters report: U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said he plans to nominate Liberty University School of Law professor Caren Harp to oversee the Justice Department’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. If ultimately confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Harp would oversee the Justice Department office that trains and works with state and local communities to develop effective juvenile …

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REPORT: Trump Nearly Revoked Supreme Court Nomination Of Neil Gorsuch Over “Disloyal” Comments

The Washington Post reports: For nearly eight months, President Trump has boasted that appointing Neil M. Gorsuch to the Supreme Court ranks high among his signature achievements. But earlier this year, Trump talked about rescinding Gorsuch’s nomination, venting angrily to advisers after his Supreme Court pick was critical of the president’s escalating attacks on the federal judiciary in private meetings …

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EPA Chief Has Office Swept For Listening Devices

The Hill reports: The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had his office professionally examined earlier this year to look for covert surveillance devices. The EPA paid $3,000 in March to Edwin Steinmetz Associates to do a “sweep for covert/illegal surveillance devices” in Administrator Scott Pruitt’s office at the agency’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, documents provided to The Hill show. …

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Kushner Sued By Own Lawyers Over Unpaid Bills

The New York Daily News reports: President Trump’s son-in-law’s real estate company has a reputation of siccing lawyers on tenants who are late with the rent — but it doesn’t seem to pay its own bills on time. A law firm that represented Jared Kushner’s real estate company in dozens of eviction and housing court cases is now suing the …

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