Florida Recounts Underway in Senate, Governor’s Races

Recounts in three hotly contested Florida statewide elections are underway. Recounts by machine have begun in all of Florida’s sixty-seven counties in the Governor, Senate and Agriculture Commissioner’s races. Results released on Saturday showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott leading incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson by 0.15 percentage points in the Senate race, Republican Ron DeSantis leading […]

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Top FBI Lawyer Confirms Claims Deputy AG Wanted Trump Surveilled

Former FBI lawyer James Baker told congressional investigators last week that the investigation into Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential election was handled in an “abnormal fashion” and there was evidence of “political bias,” according to two Republican congressmen who were present for the testimony. “This witness confirmed that things were done in an abnormal […]

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Vote on Kavanaugh Supreme Court Nomination Delayed One Week

The confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was delayed by at least a week when President Trump ordered an investigation into an alleged sexual assault involving Kavanaugh. The attack is alleged to have happened some thirty-six years ago. The investigation will not be broad and will be concluded in a week the […]

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Rod Rosenstein Suggests Wiretapping the President, Removing Him from Office

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested last year secretly wearing a recording device to record conversations with President Trump, as well as invoking the 25th Amendment to have the President removed from office. The account was reported by The New York Times. The chaos swirling around the White House in the days immediately after FBI […]

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Hearing for Accusations Against Judge Kavanaugh Set for Monday

The Senate Judiciary Committee has announced a public hearing on Monday, September 24 on the allegations against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh is accused of sexual assault by a woman who knew Kavanaugh when they were high school students in suburban Maryland in the 1980s. The woman, Christine Blasey Ford, is a […]

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Former Trump Campaign Chair Paul Manafort Strikes Plea Deal

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has struck a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. The deal involves a reduced prison sentence for the onetime campaign head in exchange for pleading guilty to two charges stemming from a case involving money laundering and foreign lobbying […]

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Prosecutors Admit Error in Charges Against Russian Spy

Federal prosecutors said yesterday they have misunderstood text messages sent by a Russian national that indicated that she traded romantic relationships for access to a major U.S. gun rights organization. The case is likely to stand notwithstanding, but the error still threatens to undermine the picture of an international spy operation the U.S. government has […]

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George Papadopoulos Sentenced in Russia Case

Former Trump foreign policy aide George Papadopoulos was sentenced today to fourteen days in prison for lying to investigators about the role he played in the collusion effort during the 2016 campaign. Papadopoulos had been charged with lying to the FBI about contact with Russian individuals. In addition to the jail time, Papadopoulos will also […]

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Trump Attacks Bloomberg for Leaking Off-the-Record Comments

President Donald Trump has accused Bloomberg of leaking comments he made during an interview with the publication last week. He says the comments were off-the-record. The president wrote about the incident on Twitter. “Still can’t believe that Bloomberg violated a firm OFF THE RECORD statement. Will they put out an apology?” the president wrote. The […]

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Relationship Between Trump and Attorney General Sessions Near Breaking Point

President Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions harshly today on Twitter, attacking him for not investigating Mr. Trump’s political enemies and for what the President calls a double standard in the prosecution of corruption. “’Department of Justice will not be improperly influenced by political considerations.’ Jeff, this is GREAT, what everyone wants, so look into […]

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