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Judge imposes partial gag order in Roger Stone case

A federal judge on Friday issued a partial gag order in the criminal case of former Trump political adviser Roger Stone as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

McCabe rep downplays DOJ discussions on using 25th Amendment to oust Trump

A spokesperson for former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe sought to downplay the significance and scope ofJustice Department discussions about using the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump from office, as Republicans demanded he andDeputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein be called to testify on the issue.

Trump blasts McCabe as a 'disgrace' to FBI, country

President Trump on Thursday blasted former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe as a “disgrace” to the FBI and to the country while criticizing his handling of the bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server and his work on the “Russia Hoax.

McCabe details central role in Russia probes; DOJ meetings on whether to oust president

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, speaking out in a new book and TV interview, detailed the central role he played in the bureau's Russia probe and the eventual appointment of a special counsel -- while reportedly describing Justice Department meetings where officials discussed ousting President Trump.

House Democrats planning expansive Trump probes, even after Mueller report

No matter when and how Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe ends, House Democrats are planning to aggressively ramp up their own Trump-related investigations that will include a network of committees and high-profile public hearings likely to last well into the 2020 election year.

Massachusetts prosecutor offers to hear from Justin Fairfax accuser

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office inMassachusetts has offered to hear from one of the women accusing VirginiaLt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault, saying in a statement that office “resources” are available to her and underscoring that victims can come forwardwithout being compelled to testify at trial.

Trump accuses Schiff of ‘unlimited presidential harassment’ amid new probe

President Trump lashed out anew Thursday at House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, accusing him of “unlimited presidential harassment” after the panel announced a sweeping new probe into the president’s foreign business dealings and Russian election meddling.

New Jersey residents face possible 'rain tax'

New Jersey residents could soon be hit with what Republicans are calling a "rain tax," if Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy signs newly passed legislation.

Ocasio-Cortez, fellow freshmen urge border-security negotiators to cut DHS funding

Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and fellow congressional freshmen on Friday urged negotiators trying to hammer out a border-security compromise and avoid another government shutdownto cut funding for the Department of Homeland Security, claiming the agency has “promulgated an agenda driven by hate—not strategy.

Rep. Ilhan Omar floats taxing rich up to 90 percent

Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar floated taxing the wealthy at a rate of up to 90 percent, joining fellow Democrats pushing for much higher rates on the top bracketto pay for sought-after programs like "Medicare-for-all.

White House announces additions to press shop

The White House is announcing additions to its press operation, in anticipation of a wave of subpoenas and hearing invitations from the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives.

Trump vows to press ahead on border wall 'one way or the other'

President Trump vowed Thursday to plow ahead with construction of a border wall "one way or the other" even as congressional lawmakers began negotiating a possible border-security compromise -- whileinsisting the project should simply be called a "wall" from here on out.

Roger Stone pleads not guilty to Mueller charges in federal court

Former Trump political adviser Roger Stone on Tuesday pleaded not guilty to obstruction of justice, witness tamperingand making false statements to Congress after being indicted last week as part ofSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

Sarah Sanders to hold first White House press briefing in 41 days

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders plans to hold her first press briefing in 41 days on Monday, returning to the podium after President Trump said he had instructed her “not to bother” giving briefings for a while, citing inaccurate coverage.

Federal employees return to work after longest-ever shutdown – but for how long?

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees returned to work Monday morning after missing paychecks for more than a month during the longest-ever government shutdown -- but fears ofanother shutdownloom as the White House and Congress appear no closer to a long-term funding deal despite giving themselves breathing room to negotiate.

Trump, Democrats reach temporary deal to end shutdown

President Trump said Friday that he will support a short-term spending bill to re-open the government, temporarily ending the partial government shutdown that has dragged on for more than a month -- despite a day earlier saying Republicans would not “cave” on his demands for funding for a wall on the southern border.

McCarthy blasts Pelosi for giving House '3-day weekend' amid government shutdown

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday blasted Speaker Nancy Pelosi for canceling a Friday session of Congress and giving members a “three-day weekend,” after yet another failed attempt on Capitol Hill to pass bipartisan legislation to re-open the government amid the longest shutdown in U.S.

Trump unveils new slogan for border wall

President Trump on Wednesday unveiled a new slogan for the border wallas he presses Democrats to agree to fundingfor the project amid the government shutdown standoff.

Trump defends Covington students, calls media coverage ‘evil’

President Trump on Tuesday defended the Covington CatholicHigh School students caught up in a storm of misinformed social media rage over the weekend, calling the news coverage of their controversial encounter with a Native-American elder “evil.

Dems rev up impeachment threats after report Trump told Cohen to lie on Russia project

Congressional Democrats have seized on an overnight report claiming President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie about the timing of discussions of a proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow, with lawmakers citing the allegations to threatenrenewed investigations and even suggest it could form the basis for impeachment proceedings.

Dems rev up impeachment threats over report Trump told Cohen to lie; Giuliani denies

Congressional Democrats have seized on an overnight report claiming President Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie about the timing of discussions over a proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow, threatening renewed investigations and even suggesting the allegations could form the basis for impeachment proceedings.

Democrats boycott White House border security meeting

Congressional Democrats on Tuesday rejected President Trump's invitation to a lunch meeting at the White House to discuss border security, in the latest sign that both sides of the government shutdown standoff remain entrenched in their positions with no compromise in sight.

Trump suggests Pelosi should stop getting a paycheck amid shutdown

President Trump clashed anew with Nancy Pelosi over the partial government shutdown on Tuesday, questioning whether the House speaker should continue getting paidwhile the standoff drags on --as Pelosi accused the president of holding the paychecks of hundreds of thousands of federal workers “hostage.

Ocasio-Cortez questions Trump’s wealth after presidential swipe

President Trump clashed with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Monday, with the president publicly brushing off a reporter’s question about her criticisms toward him, and the freshman congresswoman firing back with a swipe at his personal wealth.

Schiff floats subpoena for Putin meeting translator, as Dem majority ramps up Trump probes

Newly minted House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff hinted over the weekend that he could subpoena notes or testimony from the interpreter in several meetings between President Trump and Russia's Vladimir Putin, a move that would dramatically escalate majority Democrats' investigations into the Trump administration.

Shutdown fallout intensifies as federal workers miss first paychecks

The impact of the partial government shutdown intensified on Friday, as hundreds of thousands of federal workers missed their first paychecks since the funding lapse last month -- a situation putting rising pressure onCongress and the White House to reachan agreement to re-open shuttered agencies.

Growing number of 2020 Democrats supporting 'Green New Deal'

A growing number of Democrats considering a presidential bid have signaled support for the sweeping "Green New Deal" pushed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other liberal lawmakers, underscoring how the 2020 field is being pulled further left by the influential progressive wing.

Mueller team funded through shutdown, even as DOJ money runs dry

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team is being funded through the partial government shutdown and will continue its work on the Russia investigation, despite mounting funding challenges facing the Justice Department.

Mueller team funded during shutdown, even as DOJ money runs dry

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team is being funded through the partial government shutdown and will continue its work on the Russia investigation, despite mounting funding challenges facing the Justice Department.

Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya charged with obstruction of justice in US court

Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya, who was at the center of a controversial 2016 Trump Tower meeting, was charged in federal court on Tuesday with obstruction of justice in connection to a civil money laundering and forfeiture case involving a Russian tax refund fraud scheme, first uncovered by the late Sergei Magnitsky.

Trump to deliver prime-time address, travel to Southern border amid shutdown standoff

President Trump announced that he will address the nation on Tuesday night before traveling later in the week to the U.S.-Mexico border, as he seeks to highlight border security and presses Democrats forwall funding amid the protracted standoff that triggered a partial government shutdown now stretching into its 17th day.

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