Little Progress in Negotiations as Shutdown Enters Third Week

A meeting yesterday between White House senior officials and congressional staff “did not make much progress,” according to the White House, as the impasse that has caused parts of the federal government to shut down enters its third week. “We didn’t make much progress at the meeting, which was surprising to me,” said White House […]

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President Trump Visits Troops In Surprise Trip to Iraq

President Donald Trump made his first visit to a combat zone Wednesday, visiting U.S. troops at the Al Asad Air Base in Al Anbar Province in Iraq. About 100 U.S. servicemen and women greeted the President and First Lady Melania Trump with a standing ovation at Al Asad’s dining facility. Many soldiers were wearing red […]

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Government Shutdown Likely to Extend Into 2019

President Donald Trump said he was not sure when the government would be open but said the government would but vowed not to reopen it until Congress approves funding for a wall along America’s southern border with Mexico. The President made the comments when speaking with reporters on Christmas Day after a video teleconference with […]

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President Trump Moves Up Mattis Resignation Date

President Trump announced that Secretary of State James Mattis will be leaving his post at the Pentagon sooner than expected. The President named Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan as the new head of the Department of Defense. The President made the announcement via Twitter this morning. “I am pleased to announce that our very […]

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Trump, Surprising Many, Orders U.S. Withdrawal from Syria

President Donald Trump has announced the rapid and complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria. The President made the announcement in a video posted on Twitter yesterday. “We’ve been fighting for a long time in Syria. I’ve been president for almost two years and we’ve really stepped it up and we have won against ISIS […]

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Mueller’s Rejects Flynn’s Excuse for Lying to FBI Agents

Investigators in the Robert Mueller investigation into Russian collusion have rejected an excuse by attorneys for former National Security Adviser and early Trump supporter Michael Flynn that he was not told lying to the FBI is illegal. Prosecutors on Mueller’s team put forth their response to sentencing guidelines made by Flynn’s legal team. “A sitting […]

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Mueller Cancels Plea Agreement with Paul Manafort

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has accused former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of lying to investigators. Those lies, Mueller says, are the reason his team has cancelled a plea agreement made with Manafort last September. The lies relate to five specific areas: interactions Manafort had with Konstantin Kilimnik, Kilimnik’s role in the obstruction of justice […]

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NY Prosecutors Detail Long History of Criminal Activity by Michael Cohen

Federal prosecutors have recommended that President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen receive a substantial prison sentence for his crimes. The revelation was made in court documents known as sentencing guidelines, in which prosecutors recommend to a federal judge how a defendant should be sentenced. “While the Office agrees that Cohen should receive credit for […]

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Mueller Recommends Little to No Jail Time for Michael Flynn

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, has recommended little to no prison time for former National Security Adviser Gen. Michael Flynn for the charges brought against him by Mueller’s team. The revelation was made in court documents known as sentencing guidelines, in which prosecutors recommend to a […]

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Longtime Trump Lawyer Strikes Plea Deal with Robert Mueller

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime attorney and personal fixer, pleaded guilty to a new charge brought forth by special counsel Robert Mueller. In doing so he also implicated President Trump in discussions about a potential business deal in Russia that took place well into the presidential campaign of 2016. President Trump has long maintained that […]

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