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Mueller probe: Manafort hit with new charges after Gates pleads guilty

WASHINGTON — Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort was hit with new charges on Friday, including an allegation he secretly recruited and funded a group of former European politicians to lobby in the United States on behalf of Ukraine.<p>The superseding indictment was filed just a couple of hours …

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Rachel Maddow Incredibly Ties Together Manafort, The Trump Campaign, and Financial Crimes

Rachel Maddow put it all together and showed how Paul Manafort’s money problems vanished after he joined the Trump campaign.<p>Video:<p>This is really …

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Meghan McCain Reacts On-Air To Trump Getting The Crowd To Boo Her Father At C-PAC

Donald Trump’s speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (C-PAC) on Friday was the most unhinged and off-script we’ve seen from him in awhile — from bizarrely revealing what’s going on with that hair situation of his to claiming that a teacher with a concealed handgun could have taken …

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Donald Trump stokes a totally false idea on the 2nd Amendment in CPAC speech

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump spent the last two days insisting that he was ready to find compromise on gun control measures in the wake of the murders of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida last week.<p>He expressed support for expanded background checks and for …

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Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates pleads guilty to 2 charges

Rick Gates, a former top official in President Trump’s campaign, pleaded guilty Friday afternoon to conspiracy and lying to the FBI, striking a deal to cooperate and provide information to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s ongoing investigation as it edges closer to the White House.<p>The plea …

Corruption

Jared Kushner's Shady Russian Contacts Are Reportedly Why He Can't Get a Full Security Clearance

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and top aide, still lacks a full security clearance despite working in the White House for over a …

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Trump Expresses Open Confusion, Visibly Fidgets Through Meeting on School Shooting Prevention

President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to get completely lost during a discussion on preventing school shootings being held at the White …

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Trump accuses California police of being soft on street gangs, and cops fire back

President Trump on Thursday accused California law enforcement of being soft on street gangs and suggested he might pull immigration agents out of the state, prompting a strong rebuke from local officials who said the president doesn't understand their war on gangs.<p>Trump's remarks are an escalation …

Immigration

Robert Mueller’s new indictment of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, explained

The pair are accused of a dizzying array of financial crimes — which puts even more pressure on them to flip.<p>Special Counsel Robert Mueller is turning up the heat on Paul Manafort and Rick Gates even higher.<p>On Thursday, a Virginia grand jury indicted Manafort and Gates on a combined 32 counts, …

Corruption

CNN nails Trump and Fox News to the wall for claims that they fed a Parkland survivor scripted answers

President Donald Trump on Thursday night accused CNN of forcing a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting last week to provide …

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This Is the Law That Could Take Down Trump

Bribery statutes apply to public officials. And Trump became one, says one federal prosecutor, when he became the GOP nominee. Dum-da-dum-dum.<p>It’s …

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Shepard Smith: People Go To Prison For What Jared Kushner Did

White House senior aide Jared Kushner’s multiple omissions on required financial disclosure forms for his security clearance would “be a crime, punishable by prison” for other people, Fox News host Shepard Smith said Thursday.<p>“Apparently not in this case,” Smith added.<p>The White House has implied …

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Two top White House advisers may leave over tensions with Trump: sources

Longstanding friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Adviser and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a …

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The White House plans to crack down on security ... for everyone except Jared Kushner

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New Manafort indictments show ex-Trump chairman 'is going to die in federal prison': Legal analysts

NBC News national security analyst Frank Figliuzzi and CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin on Thursday reached the same conclusion about the …

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Trump’s war on NAFTA is already taking a heavy toll on U.S. farmers

As Mexico begins to look for imports elsewhere, working families suffer.<p>President Trump’s relentless crusade against the North American Free Trade …

Chrystia Freeland

Trump’s source of inspiration? Paul Manafort’s dark deeds and dubious clients

Former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych had one rival locked up, and may have poisoned another. Trump’s dream?<p>On Wednesday morning "Fox & Friends" must have featured something that particularly annoyed Donald Trump during his "executive time." The president had one of his frequent Twitter …

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Big Pharma investors cash in on Trump’s tax plan

Big Pharma companies poured funds into share buyback programs, while neglecting employees and research<p>The GOP-led tax plan may have taken months of debate in Washington, but the pharmaceutical industry had already made up its mind as to what to do with its newly-reaped funds from a diminished …

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‘I just don’t know what that means’: Trump gets completely lost during meeting on school shootings

President Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to get completely lost during a discussion on preventing school shootings being held at the White …

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Mueller files new charges against Manafort and Gates

<b>(CNN) —</b> Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed new charges against former Donald Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates.<p>In the 37-page indictment in Virginia, prosecutors describe a "scheme" in which the two longtime business partners allegedly laundered $30 million, failed to pay …

Corruption

Huckabee Sanders to Fox News reporter: 'You're taking my words out of context'

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders accused a Fox News reporter of “taking [her] words out of context” Tuesday as the reporter …

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WATCH: Fox News' Shep Smith calls out Sarah Sanders for lying about Russian collusion during frantic press conference

Just moments after White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders concluded an attenuated press briefing, Fox News’ Shep Smith immediately called …

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“This Is Kelly’s Way of Saying, ‘It’s Me or Jared’”: Inside the West Wing, Security Clearance-gate Is Getting Uglier by the Day

Kushner is asking people to advocate on his behalf. McMaster is lobbying Mike Pompeo and Dan Coats to support Kelly. But in the end, it’s all up to Trump.<p>Not long after he became a senior presidential adviser to <b>Donald Trump,</b> <b>Jared Kushner,</b> then 36, described himself to a prominent Republican as …

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NRA-backed Sen. Pat Roberts: ‘Nobody under 21 should have an AR-15’

A Republican senator long supported by the National Rifle Association said Thursday that there should be an age limit on buying the AR-15, the assault rifle used in last week’s deadly Florida school shooting — putting him at odds with the gun rights organization.<p>Sen. Pat Roberts (Kan.) told …

Guns

CORRECTED: ABC reports Gates has retained veteran DC lawyer

Former Trump campaign staffer Richard Gates has reportedly retained a veteran Washington, D.C., lawyer known for negotiating plea deals, according to …

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Manafort Faces New Charges of Tax and Bank Fraud in Russia Probe

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and a former associate were indicted for a second time on new charges including failure to report income …

Bank Fraud

Read the new charges against Manafort, Gates

Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed new charges against former Trump campaign staffers Paul Manafort and Rick Gates.<p>A federal court in Virginia …

Donald Trump

What Do Jotted Talking Points Say About Trump’s Empathy?

WASHINGTON — For more than an hour on Wednesday, President Trump listened quietly to entreaties for action, personal stories of grief and loss, and expressions of raw anger, clutching a white notecard with talking points written on it.<p>“I hear you,” one said. “What would you most want me to know …

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I'm A Republican. But I’ll Vote Democratic And Support Impeachment

Support the news<p>Commentary<p><i>Like what you read here? Sign up for our twice-weekly newsletter.</i><p>Seventeen slaughtered in Florida — and Republicans in …

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Trump ambassador pick made a big donation to Mar-a-Lago gala right after he was nominated

Most if not all of the money raised for the gala is funneled to Mar-a-Lago, not for charity.<p>Shortly after President Donald Trump nominated Leandro …

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