House Republican, without evidence, suggests new texts show misconduct of former FBI officials

Washington (CNN)One of President Donald Trump’s closest allies in Congress is alleging misconduct by former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, an unproven and disputed assertion that the President amplified Tuesday morning, the 17th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. In his letter, Meadows also cites additional…

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New Russia meddling claims put Trump on spot over Putin

(CNN)President Donald Trump is facing fresh political heat over his relationship with Vladimir Putin over details of a new Russian hacking strike against US democracy that emerged hours after he again cast doubt on Moscow’s interference in the 2016 presidential race. Earlier this month, the White House put on an…

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History-making House race takes shape in New Hampshire swing district

(CNN)Voters in New Hampshire’s 1st Congressional District will make history in November, when they will either elect the state’s first openly gay or first African-American congressman. The 11-candidate contest to replace the retiring Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter also featured a bid by Levi Sanders, the son of Vermont Sen. Bernie…

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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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