Trump should face harassment allegations under oath

For months, the national reckoning with sexual harassment and assault orbited President Trump as if around a black hole — intimately connected to a man who nevertheless remained untouched by it. Then last week, something changed. Three of Trump’s previous accusers reiterated their allegations …

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Trump, Real Estate Investors Get Last-Minute Perk in Tax Bill

It’s impossible to gauge precise effects on Trump, who has departed from roughly 40 years of tradition for presidential candidates by refusing to release his tax returns, saying they’re under audit. Nonetheless, his financial disclosures show he’s used an array of pass-through businesses, including in his …

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Trump lawyer says he did not confront Mueller before complaining about him to Congress

An attorney for President Donald Trump’s transition team said he did not confront special counsel Robert Mueller or the General Services Administration before complaining about them in a letter to Congress, which was then leaked to Fox News. The attorney said the transition team’s lawyers “will take up …

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Trump: 'No, I'm not' firing Mueller, as allies step up attacks on special counsel probe

Amid increasing Republican attacks on Robert S. Mueller III over the scope and impartiality of his investigation of Russian campaign meddling, President Trump denied on Sunday that he had any intention of firing the special counsel. “No — no, I’m not,” Trump said on Sunday as he returned to the White …

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Trump says he won't fire Mueller, as campaign to discredit Russia probe heats up

President Trump on Sunday sought to douse speculation that he may fire special counsel Robert S. Mueller III amid an intensifying campaign by Trump allies to attack the wide-ranging Russia investigation as improper and politically motivated. Returning to the White House from Camp David, Trump was …

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Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Trump the Flamethrower

The crazy comes so fast and furious these days, it’s easy to forget some of the smaller brushfires — like the one President Trump lit at the end of November when he retweeted three false and “inflammatory” videos about Muslims that he found on the Twitter feed of the leader of a British ultra-nationalist …

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Trump says he has no intention to fire special counsel Mueller

Trump’s comment comes amid escalating tension between allies of the president and the special counsel’s office. The special counsel has obtained tens of thousands of emails from the Trump transition team as part of the Russia probe. A lawyer for the transition team, Kory Langhofer, sent a letter to …

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President Trump Denies He's Considering Firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Sunday that he is not considering firing special counsel Robert Mueller even as his administration was again forced to grapple with the growing Russia probe that has shadowed the White House for much of his initial year in office. Trump returned to the …

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Trump calls investigation into transition emails 'very sad,' but says he won't fire Mueller

WASHINGTON — President Trump said Sunday he’s not planning to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller — even as Trump lawyers raised objections to Mueller obtaining emails from Trump transition officials in his investigation into whether they colluded with Russian agents. Returning from Camp …

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Trump: “I'm Not” Considering Firing Robert Mueller

President Donald Trump held a little impromptu news conference when he returned back to the White House Sunday night and insisted he won’t be firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller. “No, I’m not,” Trump said when he was asked whether he is considering firing Mueller. “What, are you surprised?”.

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One year in, Trump tries to define his national security strategy to fit his 'America first' vision

President Trump has found it much easier to say “America first” than to fit the nationalist slogan into actual national security strategy. Now, nearly a year into his term, he is seeking to define his vision — often articulated in impulsive tweets — in a comprehensive overview. The president will deliver a …

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Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings

Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin said. During the call, the two leaders’ second in three days, Putin expressed gratitude for the CIA information. The Kremlin …

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AP report: Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails

WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian contacts with President Donald Trump’s campaign has gained access to thousands of emails sent and received by Trump officials before the start of his administration, according to several people familiar with Trump’s …

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Why America's business leaders aren't speaking out about Trump

The outdoor recreation industry responded last week with a unified repudiation of the White House’s announcement to sharply reduce the size of two national monuments, but there is little indication that this — or other controversial positions, ranging from H-1B visa cutbacks to the still-unsettled fate of …

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Gowdy says courts must settle Trump transition team's spat with Mueller

A top Republican lawmaker on Sunday said the courts — not Congress — should resolve a new complaint from President Donald Trump’s transition lawyers about the conduct of special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. “These are issues to be briefed by the parties (or others with cognizable legal claims …

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Trump year one: better scorecard than predicted

President Donald Trump is within reach of his first big legislative victory as the US Congress prepares to pass a tax bill that would allow the president to end his first year with a better scorecard than many had predicted. Republicans appear to have enough votes to pass the tax bill this week despite …

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Champion of the 'Little Guy'? Trump's Actions Tell Another Story

WASHINGTON — President Trump rarely misses a chance to offer himself up as the champion of “forgotten” Americans, men and women who feel ignored or derided by elites and believe, as he frequently says, that the “system is rigged” against them. “You will never be ignored again,” he said this …

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Trump says he is not considering firing Mueller

Following his return to the White House from Camp David, Trump told reporters that he thought it was “pretty sad” that the special counsel got a hold of the emails, which Trump transition lawyers said Mueller’s team “unlawfully” obtained. The President also reiterated that there was no collusion between …

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Was the FBI Weaponized to Take Down the Trump Presidency?

(NOTE: This is a partial transcript of the opening monologue of the Todd Starnes Radio Show.) It appears the Obama Administration weaponized the Federal Bureau of Investigation just like they weaponized the Internal Revenue Service. The Obama administration used government agencies to wage a …

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Robert Mueller just pulled an ace from his sleeve, and Donald Trump's team just flinched

What, you thought Special Counsel Robert Mueller was just going to sit back and risk the possibility that Donald Trump might try to fire him? Mueller dropped a bomb on Trump’s entire team on Saturday night, and he did it in public. It came largely in the form of a warning: back off or you’re all immediately …

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