Democrats slam Trump’s Sessions tweet as ‘unprecedented in American history’

Washington (CNN)Democratic members of Congress are warning that the Justice Department is being targeted by President Donald Trump’s tweet politicizing two investigations into GOP House members by the Justice Department, where Attorney General Jeff Sessions remains at the helm. Last month, Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter of California, and New York…

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When Starr, Kavanaugh were worried about a Clinton pardon

Washington (CNN)Recently released documents reveal that when Brett Kavanaugh worked for independent counsel Ken Starr investigating President Bill Clinton, he grappled with a key question that currently faces special counsel Robert Mueller and congressional lawmakers: What to do when a president won’t rule out a pardon for a critical person…

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U.S. to Raise Tariffs on $16 Billion of China Goods on Aug. 23

The U.S. said it will begin imposing 25 percent duties on an additional $16 billion in Chinese imports in two weeks, escalating a trade war between the world’s two biggest economies. Customs will begin collecting the duties on 279 product lines, down from 284 items on the initial list, as…

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Defamation case against Christopher Steele dismissed

(CNN)A Washington D.C. judge has thrown out a defamation case against a former British spy by three Russian oligarchs over a dossier alleging Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential elections. Steele’s lawyers had argued that the case was an attempt to silence him. The Russians maintained he wasn’t entitled…

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Texas governor gets ripped for tweeting fake Winston Churchill quote

"'Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows.' George Washington said that."Image: Getty Images Sharing fake inspirational quotes is a pretty pervasive thing on the internet. It’s easy to ignore and laugh off — at least until a high-ranking elected official posts a…

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Donald Trump can’t stand how much he loves the press

(CNN)If you know one fact about President Donald Trump, it’s that he hates the media. Like, hates with the white-hot passion of 1,000 suns. “Fake.” “Disgusting.” “Suffering.” Strong stuff. But then there was this — a sort of aside from Trump. “I didn’t need this,” Trump said. “I didn’t need…

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Labour should drop action against Margaret Hodge, McDonnell says

Jeremy Corbyn defends inquiry into Hodge for calling him antisemitic Labour should drop its disciplinary inquiry into Dame Margaret Hodge for calling Jeremy Corbyn an antisemite, the shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, has said. As Corbyn defended the inquiry, McDonnell, his close friend and ally, said that if it could not…

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GOP Rep. Will Hurd: Trump should not meet one-on-one with world leaders

Washington (CNN)Republican Rep. Will Hurd is advising against President Donald Trump having solo meetings with other world leaders because “too much is at stake.” Trump was widely criticized for comments he made after the sit-down Monday with Putin in Helsinki, Finland. He has since walked back his remarks, but initially…

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Saudi Investment Freeze Doesn’t Amount to Much in Canada

The decision by Saudi Arabia to Canadian National Railway Co., and grain facilities. Most investments have been made by Saudi billionaire G3 Global Grain Group, a joint venture between state-owned Bunge Ltd., bought a 50.1 percent stake in the Canadian Wheat Board for C$250 million ($192 million) in 2015. SALIC…

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EU Banker Exodus Hits London Home Prices, BOE’s McCafferty Says

An outflow of European bankers from London is damping prices and rents in the capital’s housing market, Bank of England policy maker Ian McCafferty said on Tuesday. “We have seen an exodus of people — such that certain properties in London are now finding it harder and the prices in…

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Sessions announces new ‘religious liberty task force’

Washington (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday announced the Department of Justice’s creation of a “religious liberty task force” to “help the department fully implement our religious guidance.” “A dangerous movement, undetected by many, is now challenging and eroding our great tradition of religious freedom,” Sessions said in his speech.…

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