Wednesday, February 20, 2019

MixedTimes - Politics

McCabe: I don't 'hate' Trump despite his attacks on my wife

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was asked during a television interview Tuesday if he “hates” President Trump, specifically regarding the president's repeated verbal attacks on McCabe's wife.

McCabe says ‘it’s possible’ Trump’s a Russian asset

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview Tuesday that he believes it is possible that President Trump is a Russian asset and thinks “that’s why we started our investigation.

Trump, Giuliani deny president tried obstructing Michael Cohen investigation

President Trump's attorney, Rudolph Giuliani, denied a New York Times report that Trump asked then-Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker whether U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman, an ally of Trump's, could be put in charge of the investigation into alleged wrongdoing by the president's onetime personal attorney, Michael Cohen.

McCabe reveals the 'one thing' that stood out from his fateful call with Flynn

In his new book, former FBI deputy directorAndrew McCabeoffers extensive new details of investigators' fateful January 2017 interview with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn at the White House -- a breezy conversation which began, according to McCabe, with all the urgency of a "playdate.

Barney Frank says Green New Deal a 2020 'loser'

Former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., isn’tholding back when it comes to commenting on the Green New Deal calling it a “loser” and highlighting the divide within the Democratic party.

But why, Bernie?

Let's look back at 2016

John James leading candidate for UN envoy, source says

Former U.S. Senate candidate John Jamesis seen as one of President Trump's topcandidates to become ambassador to the United Nations, a source familiar with discussions about the matter told Fox News on Tuesday.

McCabe slams Loretta Lynch in new book, says Clinton probe should have gone to special counsel

Former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, in his new book, rails against President Obama’s attorney general, Loretta Lynch, for her decisions and actions while the FBI investigated Hillary Clinton’s email server during the 2016 campaign, saying Lynch should have been recused from the probe and a special counsel should have been appointed instead.

Trump directs Pentagon to draft Space Force proposal

President Trump on Tuesday formally directed the Department of Defense to draft legislation creating a so-called Space Force within the U.S. Air Force – in a bid to launch the first new branch of the military in more than 70 years.

Judge orders Roger Stone to court over inflammatory Instagram post

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered former Trump adviser Roger Stone to appear in court to consider whether his bail will be revoked after he posted a pictureof her on Instagram showing what appeared to be crosshairs in the background.

Trump denies calling Andrew McCabe's wife ‘a loser’

President Trump on Tuesday denied telling Andrew McCabe his wife is “a loser” because of her unsuccessful Democratic run for the Virginia state Senate in 2015, an allegation the former FBI deputy director made during his anti-Trump book tour.

McCabe: 'No one' in congressional leadership objected when told of FBI’s Trump probe

Former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabesaid in a television interview Tuesday that hebriefed congressional leadership in 2017 about the bureau’s counterintelligence investigation into President Trump, but claimed none of the lawmakers – including then-House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell – objected to it.

When every day is Presidents’ Day

President's Day, Joe Biden will have to make room for himself in the crowded 2020 field and the nation reacts to President Trumps emergency declaration.

Second Justin Fairfax accuser calls for public hearing into assault allegations

A woman who has accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of raping her while they were undergraduates at Duke University nearly two decades ago called Monday for the state's general assembly to hold a public hearing into her allegations and those of another woman against the Democrat.

California's gun seizure program hits hurdles

Authorities in California are struggling to enforce a state law that permits officials to seize firearms from people with previous criminal convictions or mental health issues – running into staffing and budgetary issues that have contributed to a massive backlog of guns marked for confiscation.

Politicians who jumped on Jussie Smollett attack claim in awkward spot

Democratic politicians are backtracking from their initial comments about what was originally described as a hate crime against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, after a Chicago police spokesperson said over the weekend the "trajectory of the investigation" shifted and they no longer consider Smollett a victim in the case.

NYT columnist blasts Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal

David Brooks, the center-right political columnist at The New York Times, on Sunday said that he could never support a candidate who backs the Green New Deal because it would concentratepower in the “hands of the Washington elite” at a level not seen since WWII.

McCabe says Rosenstein was 'absolutely serious' about secretly recording Trump

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe told CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein "was not joking" when he suggested secretly recording President Donald Trump in the Oval Office following the May 2017 dismissal of FBI Director James Comey.

Former top FBI lawyer: 2 Trump Cabinet officials were ‘ready to support’ 25th Amendment effort

Former top FBI lawyer James Baker, in closed-door testimony to Congress, detailed alleged discussions among senior officials at the Justice Department about invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office, claiming he was told Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said two Trump Cabinet officials were “ready to support” such an effort.

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