Thursday, April 18, 2019

MixedTimes - Politics

Mueller report shows probe did not find collusion evidence, reveals Trump efforts to sideline key players

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report was released into Washington’s partisan scrum Thursday showing investigators did not find evidence of collusion between the 2016 Trump campaign and Moscow – as Attorney General Bill Barr declared last month – but outlining an array of controversial incidents involving the president that were examined as part of the investigation’s obstruction inquiry.

Mueller report redaction memes flood Twitter

Americans are finding a fun way to kill time as theyanxiously await the release of special counsel Robert Mueller'sfull report on the Russia investigation — a moment they have been waiting for since the investigation began in May 2017.

Barnes & Noble offers free Mueller report download

Barnes & Noble began is offering curious readers a chance to view special counsel Robert Mueller's full report on the Russia investigation as soon asAttorney General William Barr drops the 400-page document early Thursday.

Maxine Waters calls Barr a 'lackey and a sycophant' for Trump

While some of her fellow Democrats were questioning the credibility of Attorney General William Barrover his handling of the Robert Mueller report, Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., took that criticismto another level.

Yang: Companies like Amazon will fund my Universal Basic Income plan

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang promoted his ‘Freedom Dividend’ plan while appearing on “Fox News @ Night with Shannon Bream” Thursday and revealed that tech companies like Amazon would fund his proposed program which aims to give American adults $1,000 dollars monthly.

Ann Coulter says she’d consider vote for Bernie Sanders

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter said she could support Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, in 2020 and even floated the idea of working in his administration if he returned to his earlier stance on immigration.

'The Five' on what to expect from the Mueller report

“The Five” spent time on Wednesday discussing what to expect from Democrats and the media as Attorney General William Barr releases a redacted version of the Mueller report Thursday.

Federalist editor sees need to know Mueller probe's full origins

The Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway believes that while people believe it’s important to move on from the Mueller report following Thursday’s expected release, one aspect that should continue to be followed up on is how it all began.

Federalist editor says Mueller probe's full origins still require look

The Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway believes that while people believe it’s important to move on from the Mueller report following Thursday’s expected release, one aspect that should continue to be followed up on is how it all began.

Campaign donations from Ilhan Omar rejected by at least 2 Dems

At least two Democrats have reimbursed the campaign contributions made by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., who has been at the center of numerous controversies since she was sworn in as a freshman congresswoman last January.

Top Dem challenges WH adviser Stephen Miller to testify on immigration

A top Democrat in Congress on Wednesday challenged White House aide Stephen Miller to testify before theHouse Oversight and Reform Committee and defend the hardline anti-illegal immigration policies he has championed and, in some cases, engineered.

Nadler, Pelosi, other Dems blast DOJ ahead of Mueller report release

Democrats in Congress attacked Attorney General William Barr Wednesday evening ahead of the Justice Department's planned release of a redacted version of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials.

Trump reverses slew of Obama-era Cuba policies in new crackdown

The Trump administration on Wednesday rescinded several Obama-era policies toward Cuba, while imposing tough sanctions against Venezuela and Nicaragua – as part of a new crackdown on what National Security Adviser John Bolton dubbed the “three stooges of socialism.

Supreme Court asked to review Louisiana law on abortion access

A major battle over abortion access is teeing up at the Supreme Court as a Louisiana abortion clinic filed a new petition with the high court Wednesday seeking a full review on the merits of the state’s law restricting access to the procedure.

William McGurn on FBI investigation into Trump campaign: ‘The key is the Attorney General needs a grand jury’

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia report is set to be publicly released, with some redactions, on Thursday but Wall Street Journal Editorial Board member William McGurn says the American people still don’t know when the FBI investigation into the Trump campaign really began and called on Attorney General William Barr to appoint a grand jury to find out.

Barr rules to keep asylum seekers in detention during deportation proceedings

Attorney General William Barrhas ruled thatasylum seekers facing removal who show they have a “credible fear” of being returned to their homeland will no longer be eligible for releaseon bond -- meaning they will have to remain in detention while their cases are pending.

US permits lawsuits against companies using property seized by Castro's Cuba, Pompeo announces

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Wednesday that the Trump administration will not suspend a previously revoked provision in a 1996 lawthat allows Cubans who fled Fidel Castro’s regime to sue companies that have used their former property on the island – marking a sharp departure from previous administrations and opening the door for a windfall of legislation against foreign firms operating in the island nation.

White House tries to standardize CBD rules and regulations

Americans spent about $600 million on CBD products last year, a number that is expected to climb into the billions, with the White House scrambling to standardize federal guidelines and regulations.

‘Shadowy’ dark money network behind left-wing causes exposed in new report

An expansive network of“shadowy” dark moneydonors has grown to rival the influence of theconservative Koch brothers --pumping millionsinto left-wing causes ranging from health care toclimate change to abortion -- all while flying well under the radar of public scrutiny, according to an explosive new report obtained by Fox News.

Beto O'Rourke confronted at town hall about stingy charitable donations

Former Democratic congressman and 2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke was confronted by a voter at a town hall on Tuesday about his recently-released tax returns and suggested that his attendance at the campaign event was in itself a charitable act.

California city tests universal basic income program ahead of 2020

The city of Stockton, California, which launched a universal basic income pilot program in February, will hear stories from a select group of recipients of the no-strings-attached cash by the end of April, adding tangible anecdotes to the national political conversation on income inequality ahead of 2020.

Candace Owens: Black vote is up for grabs in 2020

Turning Point USA’s Candace Owens appeared on “Hannity” on Tuesday night following a hostile confrontation with protestors on the University of Pennsylvania campus.

Media addicted to Mueller, 'The Five' says

“The Five” was live in Nashville Tuesday with special co-host and country music star John Rich talking about the media’s continued fascination with the Mueller report.

FBI dropped requests for 'necessary' classified info during Clinton probe, and GOP asks why

FBI investigators looking into Hillary Clinton's email use in 2016 sought access to "highly classified information"they said was "necessary" to complete their probe, but later withdrew their request and cleared Clinton of wrongdoing-- and the Justice Department now has 10 days to explain itself, three top Republican Senate committee chairmen said Tuesday.

Nunes criminal referrals could affect 'two dozen' individuals, as GOP demands answers on apparent FBI stonewalling

FBI investigators looking into Hillary Clinton's email use in 2016 sought access to "highly classified information"they said was "necessary" to complete their probe, but later withdrew their request and cleared Clinton of wrongdoing-- and the Justice Department now has 10 days to explain itself, three top Republican Senate committee chairmen said Tuesday.

Karl Rove can't see Bill Weld taking primary run past NH

The architect of former President George W. Bush’s presidential campaigns said Tuesday he isn’t optimistic about Bill Weld’s chances in the presidential election against his party mate, Donald Trump.

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