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Donald Trump Jr.’s tour through India is staggeringly corrupt

The Trump brand is surprisingly hot in India — and the president’s son is exploiting his connections to milk this moment.<p>Donald Trump Jr. arrived in India on Tuesday for a week-long visit, and his trip has already revealed a couple of things.<p>First, it’s clear that the Trump administration is still …

Donald Trump

Did Melania Trump’s Parents Rely on ‘Chain Migration’?

“The parents of first lady Melania Trump have become legal permanent residents of the United States and are close to obtaining their citizenship, …

Melania Trump

Jemele Hill on ‘The View’: I Still Believe Trump Is a ‘White Supremacist’

The ESPN anchor said there are tweets she would take back—but her statement about the president isn’t one of them.<p>There is a reason Jemele Hill has …

Donald Trump

Trump on course for clash with House GOP over gun control

Conservatives are demanding that ‘concealed-carry’ language hitch a ride on any bill to strengthen background checks.<p>President Donald Trump’s tentative embrace of a narrow background-checks bill is about to hit a towering hurdle: members of his own party.<p>The White House is signaling support for a …

Guns

Donald Trump Jr.’s Indian vacation: The family cash-grab continues

Don Jr. makes a big overseas trip that’s “strictly business” — selling access in the most blatant way imaginable<p>There's a lot going on with the Mueller investigation this week, with a previously unknown Dutch lawyer pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about his phone calls with Trump's deputy …

Donald Trump

Mueller files fresh charges in case against former Trump aides Manafort and Gates

Robert Mueller has filed new charges in the case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his associate, Rick Gates, as part of his …

Donald Trump

'Appointment only': Students turned away from seeing Florida lawmakers

<i>Watch CNN's town hall "Stand Up: The Students of Stoneman Douglas Demand Action" live on at 9 p.m. ET Wednesday on CNN TV and CNNGo.</i><p><b>Tallahassee, Florida (CNN) —</b> Some students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School were turned away Wednesday from meetings with the Florida Senate president and …

CNN

Rachel Crooks Challenges Donald Trump To Release Video Tapes Supporting His Sexual Assault Denial

Sexual assault allegations against President Donald Trump are nothing new. In truth, the allegations made against Trump by former Trump Tower …

Donald Trump

Trump: 'Ask Jeff Sessions' why isn't Obama administration under investigation for Russian meddling?

President Donald Trump suggested online Wednesday that the Obama administration should be subject to federal investigation for its failure to stop Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, directing his followers to “ask Jeff Sessions” why such probes were not …

Donald Trump

Trump’s audacious whopper: He’s tough on Russia

President Trump and his staff mislead and flat-out lie more often than any administration in our lifetimes. In the case of Russia, the administration’s lies are so audacious that one can only marvel at its ability to insist that black is white and up is down. On Tuesday, Trump’s press secretary …

Russia

LeBron James Shows Leaders How to Dismantle Personal Attacks with His Brilliant Response to 'Shut Up and Dribble'

Fox News host Laura Ingraham questioned LeBron James' intelligence during an on-air rant, and James responded like a champion.<p>Last week, ESPN released a pre-recorded video featuring NBA stars LeBron James and Kevin Durant with host Cari Champion discussing a range of topics from the NBA All-Star …

Laura Ingraham

Kushner and Kelly clash over security clearances

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, "is resisting giving up his access to highly classified information, prompting an …

Jared Kushner

Trump Jr says missing out on India deals because of father’s self-imposed curbs

Trump Towers at Kalyani Nagar in Pune.<p>US President Donald Trump’s elder son described India as an important market for The Trump Organization but …

Donald Trump

Mueller asking if Manafort promised banker White House job in return for loans

Federal investigators are probing whether former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort promised a Chicago banker a job in the Trump White House in return for $16 million in home loans, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told NBC News.<p>Manafort received three separate loans in December 2016 …

Robert Mueller

Melania Trump’s parents are legal permanent residents, raising questions about whether they relied on ‘chain migration’

The parents of first lady Melania Trump have become legal permanent residents of the United States and are close to obtaining their citizenship, according to people familiar with their status, but their attorney declined to say how or when the couple gained their green cards.<p>Immigration experts …

Immigration

A lawmaker’s aide called school-shooting survivors crisis actors. Within hours, he was fired.

A Florida legislator’s aide was fired Tuesday after claiming two survivors of the Parkland high school shooting were not students, but instead “actors that travel to various crisis when they happen.”<p>Benjamin Kelly, who worked as district secretary for state Rep. Shawn Harrison (R-Tampa), sent an …

Stoneman Douglas H.S. Shooting

Sarah Sanders gave a cryptic answer about a forthcoming 'incident' while being grilled over Trump's stance toward Russia

The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, doubled down Tuesday on a disputed claim from the White House that President Donald Trump has been tougher on Russia than his predecessors.<p>ABC News White House correspondent Jonathan Karl asked Sanders during the White House press briefing …

Donald Trump

Mueller charges lawyer with false statements in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday stepped up pressure on two former Trump campaign aides to cooperate in his probe into possible collusion with Russia, unsealing a criminal charge against a lawyer for lying to Mueller's investigators.<p>The attorney, Alex van der …

Corruption

Embattled VA secretary says he’s not quitting over travel abuses

WASHINGTON — Campaigning to keep his job, Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Tuesday he had no intention of quitting despite blistering …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump Jr. praises 'spirit' of India's poor and likes that they 'smile'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump Jr. praised the "spirit" of the "poorest of the poor" in India during a business trip there to sell luxury condos.<p>"I think there is something about the spirit of the Indian people that's unique here to other parts of the emerging world," Trump Jr. said in an …

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Rupert Murdoch sends President Trump a memo

Morning Joe<p>Joe: Assault-style weapons not your God-given right<p>03:53<p>Wired looks at Facebook's 'Two Years of Hell'<p>05:19<p>PBS examines feud between Iran, …

Donald Trump

Biggest obstacles to prison reform? Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell

Trump has repeatedly claimed he supports prison reform, but his administration’s actions suggest otherwise<p>Last week, in a move that is surprisingly bipartisan for modern times, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act. This bill meant to reduce the length of …

Criminal Justice

Inside The Kushner-Kelly White House Security Clearance Showdown

TOP STORIES<p><i>(Get this roundup directly in your inbox each weekday ― sign up for The Morning Email here.)</i><p><b>INSIDE THE KUSHNER CLEARANCE KERFUFFLE</b> “White House senior adviser Jared Kushner doesn’t want to give up the interim security clearance that gives him access to highly classified information, even …

Alina Zagitova

Trump blames Sessions for not probing Obama over election meddling

President Trump threw his attorney general under the bus in a Twitter posting on Wednesday, blaming Jeff Sessions for not launching an investigation …

Donald Trump

Treasury's Malpass says he's 'troubled' by national debt

A top Treasury Department official said Wednesday he is “troubled” by annual budget deficits and wants a three-year program to slow the growth of the national debt.<p>“I think it is too high now, and it’s going higher,” David Malpass, Treasury's under secretary for international affairs, told Fox …

Economics

Mueller follows the money overseas back to Washington

Rachel Maddow<p>Mueller catches lawyer lying, brings new charges<p>05:02<p>Americans google Alex van der Zwaan as Mueller issues new charges<p>20:38<p>US State Dept …

Donald Trump

Another Trump Official Found Pushing Conspiracy Theories

The Department of Health and Human Services placed a top official on leave Tuesday after CNN revealed his history of pushing conspiracy theories and …

Donald Trump

Top Democrats seeking $300 million for FBI to fight foreign election interference

Top Democrats are calling on Congress to give the FBI $300 million to fight potential foreign interference in this year’s midterm elections, a request that comes just days after the Justice Department indicted Russians for meddling in the 2016 presidential contest.<p>The letter being sent Wednesday by …

Kirstjen Nielsen

More Than Half of Trump’s Cabinet Is Ethically Challenged

An APM Reports review of news coverage, ethics agreements and government financial disclosure forms has found that more than half of President …

Donald Trump

Where were Ivanka & Kushner as Trump raged over Russia?

The 11th Hour with Brian Williams<p>Why Mueller's latest guilty plea could be bad for Manafort<p>00:46<p>Mueller's fourth guilty plea: Who is Alex van der …

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