For the past several months, journalists, legal experts and close followers of the special counsel’s investigation have been trying to uncover one particular secret about the inquiry: Is the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, in a closed-door legal battle? If so, with whom?
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‘Such a big story that will never be covered by the Fake News,’ says president
President Donald Trump on Saturday hailed a court decision against Obamacare as “a great ruling for our country,” while a U.S. government official said the decision by a Texas judge would have no immediate impact on health coverage.
The U.S. House of Representatives called nearly unanimously on Thursday for the government of Myanmar to release Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were imprisoned one year ago in a landmark free speech case.
Mueller spends $8.4 million more in 5 months
When the news broke that Michael Bennet was mulling a run for president and even talking to Iowa politicos about the possibility, one thought immediately sprang to mind:
At the end of November, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer called a meeting to talk about next steps following the Republican Party’s election drubbing.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday moved to end speculation that he was having a hard time finding a new chief of staff, naming his budget chief Mick Mulvaney to the top post on a temporary basis.
The North Carolina Republican embroiled in a vote fraud controversy said on Friday he hired the political operative at the center of a probe into possible absentee ballot irregularities in a disputed U.S. congressional election.
President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn did not need to be warned against lying to the FBI and does not deserve sentencing leniency because he received no warning, U.S. prosecutors said in a court filing on Friday.
Outgoing Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker on Friday signed a package of legislation aimed at weakening the powers of his newly elected Democratic successor, dismissing critics who said the move was a last-minute partisan power grab.
President Donald Trump’s administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court this week to suspend nationwide orders by federal judges blocking two of his major policies in an unusual step but one in line with an aggressive White House litigation strategy.
California is determined to force 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls to make some hard choices.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would name Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, as acting White House chief of staff.
U.S. President Donald Trump directed hush payments to two women during the 2016 presidential campaign and knew the actions were wrong, his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said in a television interview that aired on Friday.
The U.S. Justice Department spent a total of about $8.5 million on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia from April through September of 2018, according to a government report released on Friday.
Lawmakers see hemp legalization and conservation funding as the big wins
The politics of North County are changing quickly in the era of Trump. Look no further than the 76th Assembly District, long considered a safe space for conservatives, stretching from Camp Pendleton to Encinitas along the coast.
Congress has one week to avoid a partial government shutdown, and the parties are deadlocked on whether to fund Trump’s wall.
The Office of the Special Counsel deleted text messages from the iPhone of fired FBI agent Peter Strzok
OC GOP Chairman Fred Whitaker talks frankly about what went wrong this past election cycle where Republicans lost every congressional seat in the county’s midterm elections. Whitaker also talks about what Republicans have to do to bounce back in the future.
President Donald Trump’s search for a new White House chief of staff is centering around former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, senior adviser Jared Kushner and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, a source familiar with the search said on Friday.
Republican U.S. Senator Jon Kyl, who was appointed to fill the late John McCain’s former seat in the chamber, will step down from his office on Dec. 31, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey said in a statement on Friday.
When governor-elect Kevin Stitt visited the White House this week and met with President Donald Trump, it wasn’t just a meet-and-greet opportunity for him.
President Trump on Thursday sent a message to the American people explaining “hypocrite” Democrats, who previously supported strong borders, are only now opposing border wall funding due to Trump Derangement Syndrome.
The Republican National Committee, already turning to President Trump’s 2020 election campaign, plans to pit the surging economy and employment explosion against the bid to raid the Treasury by “socialists”
Federal prosecutors are investigating whether U.S. President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee misspent some of the funds it raised, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people it said were familiar with the matter.
President Donald Trump faced battles across many fronts in 2018, ending the year politically weakened after his Republican Party lost control of the U.S. House of Representatives at midterm elections in November.
President Donald Trump has been hearing appeals from some advisers to consider his son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner for the position of White House chief of staff, two sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday.
The United States plans to counter the rapidly expanding economic and political influence of China and Russia in Africa, where the two nations use corrupt business practices with little regard for the rule of law, according to prepared remarks on Thursday by U.S. national security adviser John Bolton.
Donald Trump was at a meeting in August 2015 when his personal lawyer Michael Cohen and David Pecker, chairman of the publisher of the National Enquirer, discussed a scheme to pay off women to suppress their stories about having had affairs with Trump, NBC News reported on Thursday.
The U.S. Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to President Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, voting to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blame the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
A bipartisan bill to share
A rush of Democrats will likely announce U.S. presidential bids in January in an unusually early start to the 2020 election cycle, lining up for what is poised to be a crowded race to take on President Donald Trump.
Nancy Pelosi said Democrats will begin to seek President Donald Trump’s tax returns when they take control of the U.S. House of Representatives in January.
U.S. lawmakers on Thursday passed legislation to crack down on sexual harassment by members of Congress, requiring lawmakers to pay for settlements and some court awards themselves, instead of depending on public funds.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he has five people on his short list to become the White House chief of staff when John Kelly leaves the post at the beginning of the new year.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said on Thursday he expects the White House to approve a second tranche of aid payments to farmers hurt by ongoing trade disputes, despite new Chinese purchases of soybeans.
One of the first acts of the new Democrat majority will be to make it easier to raise taxes on the American people.
The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee said he would introduce on Thursday legislation holding Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman responsible for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and insisting on accountability for those responsible for his death.
There will be no meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin while Russia still holds Ukrainian ships and sailors seized near Crimea, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton said on Thursday.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday said he never told his private lawyer to break the law, a day after Michael Cohen was sentenced to prison for financial crimes, including hush money payments to women ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
U.S. President Donald Trump said he made a mistake hiring longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen years ago and that his one-time fixer did “low-level work” for him, mostly in public relations.
U.S. House of Representatives leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that President Donald Trump has not answered Democrats’ budget compromise proposals on measures to keep the federal government open.
After blowing out the GOP this past November, Orange County Democrats now face a really tough election challenge as they move to pick a new chairperson for the local Democratic Party next month.
Four Democratic U.S. senators introduced a bill on Thursday that would allow the government to block drug price increases that it decides are unjustified.
Kansas Gov.-elect Laura Kelly insists the state budget she’s preparing can fully fund the state’s schools, expand Medicaid coverage to another 150,000 people and begin to repair a troubled child welfare system — without a tax hike.
Advisers to U.S. President Donald Trump have told him his options are limited in the legal case of a Huawei Technologies Co [HWT.UL] executive fighting extradition to the United States and they suggested he stay out of the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
Promises Made, Promises Kept.
Two top Democratic U.S. senators on Thursday called for the Senate to open an investigation into Germany’s Deutsche Bank over its compliance with U.S. anti-money laundering and bank secrecy laws.
Former FEC Commissioner Hans Von Spakovsky debunked the argument that President Donald Trump broke campaign finance laws by paying women he allegedly had affairs with prior to becoming president.
The new chair is Fred Rider and Colleen Morse replaces Rider as vice-chair.