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Trump Aides, Seeking Leverage, Investigate Mueller’s Investigators

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s lawyers and aides are scouring the professional and political backgrounds of investigators hired by the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, looking for conflicts of interest they could use to discredit the investigation — or even build a case to fire Mr. Mueller or …

Donald Trump

These hackers stole $85 million in ether to save it from *the real crooks* (or so they say)

The clock was ticking. Thieves stole $32 million worth of ether out of a popular Ethereum wallet, and with every passing minute the potential for …

Cryptography

Exxon Mobil Fined for Violating Sanctions on Russia

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department on Thursday fined Exxon Mobil $2 million for violating sanctions that the United States imposed on Russia in 2014 while Rex W. Tillerson, now the secretary of state, was the oil company’s chief executive.<p>The penalty was relatively small for the Treasury and a …

Russia

'Worst Airline in America.' Ann Coulter Is Not Happy That Delta Changed Her Seat

Ann Coulter blasted Delta Airlines in a series of tweets on Saturday over a seat change on her flight.<p>Launching a tirade against the airline, the …

Flying

‘Category 5 hurricane’: White House under siege by Trump Jr.’s Russia revelations

The White House has been thrust into chaos after days of ever-worsening revelations about a meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a lawyer characterized as representing the Russian government, as the president fumes against his enemies and senior aides circle one another with suspicion, according to …

Donald Trump

Senate Republicans set to release health-care bill, but divisions remain

Senate Republicans on Thursday plan to release a health-care bill that would curtail federal Medicaid funding, repeal taxes on the wealthy and eliminate funding for Planned Parenthood as part of an effort to fulfill a years-long promise to undo Barack Obama’s signature health-care law.<p>The bill is …

Health Care

Trump Decries 'Witch Hunt' After Report That Mueller Is Investigating Him

President Donald Trump on Thursday morning once again dismissed the Russia investigation as a "phony story" and blasted federal investigators as “bad and conflicted people” after a report said special counsel Robert Mueller is examining whether the president attempted to obstruct justice.<p>Trump has …

Donald Trump

The Secret Weapon Democrats Don’t Know How to Use

Cheri Bustos of Illinois has lessons about how to win in Trump territory. Are Democratic leaders listening?<p>No Democrat in the House of Representatives did what Cheri Bustos did last November. She wasn’t the sole member of her party to win in a congressional district Donald Trump also took—there …

Democratic Party

Sanders, Perez unity tour is off to a bumpy start

<b>(CNN) —</b> The DNC's unity tour this week, headlined jointly by party Chairman Tom Perez and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, has gotten off to a rocky start.<p>From the "Come Together and Fight Back" tour's kickoff rally in Maine on Monday, Democrats witnessed that old habits die hard.<p>When the leader of the …

Middle-class

Putin-linked think tank drew up plan to sway 2016 US election - documents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump and undermine voters’ faith in the American electoral system, three current and four former U.S. officials told Reuters.<p>They described …

Russia