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Trump: Mark Warner texts to get to Trump dossier author 'tied into Crooked Hillary'

As the clock ticked towards a likely partial government shutdown, President Trump dredged up his "Crooked Hillary" shtick while reacting to a late …

President Trump: This Russia Thing is a Made Up Story

President Trump says any suggestion of a link between the Russians and his campaign is nothing but an excuse brought by Democrats for losing the 2016 presidential election.

More on Mueller’s Endgame: Unindicted Co-Conspirators & Other Stuff

By Frank Bowman<p>Under current Department of Justice policy, Special Counsel Robert Mueller is not empowered to seek an indictment against a sitting …

Much ado about titillating tidbits in the Mueller investigation

By Frank Bowman<p>In the last week, several items surfaced in relation to the Mueller investigation that set the media atwitter, in both the traditional …

Obstruction of justice matters only in an impeachment inquiry

For the past several days, the media has been ablaze with stories touting new details of Mr. Trump’s concern about the Russia investigation and his …

28 CFR 600.4 - Jurisdiction.

prev | next<p>§ 600.4 Jurisdiction.<p>(a)Original jurisdiction. The jurisdiction of a Special Counsel shall be established by the Attorney General. The …

Mueller’s Endgame: How a Failure to Indict the President Could Lead to Impeachment

<b>By Frank Bowman</b><p>Over the past few weeks, the interwebs have been teeming with confident declarations that this or that new tidbit of information …

Mueller’s Endgame

How he can ensure that Congress sees any case against Donald Trump.<p><i>This article first appeared on the blog</i> <b>Impeachable Offenses</b><i>.</i><p>One of the biggest …

Donald Trump

What happens if Trump is subpoenaed by Robert Mueller?

<i>Update: On Tuesday, The Post reported that special counsel Robert Mueller raised the possibility of subpoenaing President Trump during a meeting in March. In February, when the possibility was being discussed, we spoke with legal experts who explained what the repercussions of such a move would be</i> …

Donald Trump thinks he can beat Robert Mueller at his own game

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The news out of the White House goes like this: Despite all legal urgings to the contrary, President Donald Trump wants to sit down for an interview with special counsel Bob Mueller.<p>"He thinks he can work this," one person familiar with Trump's thinking told CNN's Sara Murray. …

Donald Trump

12 things we can definitively say the Russia investigation has uncovered so far

To review everything we've learned about Russia this year, let's rewind to May. That was a big month President Trump, who fired his FBI director because he thought “this Russia thing with Trump and Russia is a made-up story."<p>His own administration didn’t see it that way. A few weeks later, the No. …

Donald Trump

Ex-Trump aide Paul Manafort reaches bail deal with Mueller, his lawyers say

Lawyers for President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort said Thursday that they reached an agreement with prosecutors to free him from house arrest until his trial on federal money laundering and conspiracy charges.<p>In exchange, Manafort would promise to give up $11.65 million worth of …

Trump’s Russian winter grows colder with Flynn plea deal

As former national security adviser Michael Flynn takes center stage in the Russia investigation with his plea bargain agreement with Robert Mueller …

Donald Trump

Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI on contacts with Russian ambassador

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and, in an ominous sign for the White House, said he is cooperating in the ongoing probe of possible coordination between the Trump campaign and the …

Donald Trump

The FCC has received 128,000 identical anti-net neutrality comments

There might be a bot faking widespread net neutrality opposition.<p>The FCC this week has received hundreds of thousands of new comments on its proposal …

It’s not just net neutrality: The FCC could also relax one of broadcast media’s biggest rules

Even as the Federal Communications Commission released a proposal Tuesday that could give Internet providers more control over what their customers can see and use online, another equally major proposal by the agency could relax key rules for the media industry.<p>The FCC said Tuesday that it will …

President* Trump Hears Mueller Knocking

And he's doing whatever he can to not let him in.<p>Thought to begin the week: contra Jeff Flake, the Republican Party has been “the party of Donald Trump and Roy Moore” for at least two decades, it’s just been waiting for Donald Trump and Roy Moore to come along.<p>Over the weekend, the president* …

The Hidden History of Trump’s First Trip to Moscow

In 1987, a young real estate developer traveled to the Soviet Union. The KGB almost certainly made the trip happen.<p>It was 1984 and General Vladimir Alexandrovich Kryuchkov had a problem. The general occupied one of the KGB’s most exalted posts. He was head of the First Chief Directorate, the …

Russia

Working In These Times is dedicated to providing independent and incisive coverage of the labor movement and struggles for workers' rights.

An Affordable Housing Movement Is Rising from the Wreckage of the Foreclosure Crisis<p>On January 16, 2017 in New York, N.Y., the Citywide Alliance …

Behind New York City's affordable housing crisis

‘Stories like these move through the city like an underground stream’<p>New York City is in the midst of a worsening housing crisis—this is a truth that has been apparent for some time now. And this week, the <i>New York Review of Books</i> tackles it head-on in a doozy of a piece (more than 8,000 words!) …

Housing

Psychologist John Gartner: Why the Mueller probe makes Trump dangerous

<b>(Salon/Ilana Lidagoster)</b><p>The co-founder of Duty to Warn says “there is an 80 percent chance [Trump is] going to push that nuclear button”<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>November 18, 2017 3:30pm (UTC)<p>The Duty to Warn political advocacy group is deeply alarmed by Donald Trump's behavior -- almost pathological and …

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Sea Levels Are Already Rising. What's Next?

Climate change is battering coasts with storms and floods, but we still haven’t grappled with the risks of what’s to come.<p>President Trump has dismissed climate change as a hoax. But scientists project that, within the next 100 years, rising sea levels caused by climate change will submerge much of …

Week 26: Donald Jr. and WikiLeaks Talk Dirty

Once again, the younger Trump proves himself eager to peddle the fruits of some Made in Moscow oppo.<p>If we've learned anything from months of scandal reporting, the Russians set their sights on two types of people wandering the halls of Trump Tower. There were the self-promoters like Michael Flynn …

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How Politics and Bad Decisions Starved New York’s Subways

After a drumbeat of transit disasters this year, it became impossible to ignore the failures of the New York City subway system.<p>A rush-hour Q train careened off the rails in southern Brooklyn. A track fire on the A line in Upper Manhattan sent nine riders to the hospital. A crowded F train stalled …

Urban Design

With Trump Back In D.C., Mueller's Investigation Enters The West Wing

Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has entered the West Wing.<p>Mueller's team is charged with looking into whether anyone on President Trump's campaign worked with the Russians who attacked the 2016 election, so it was inevitable that investigators would want to talk with aides now …

Hyperloop Startup Arrivo Has Plans For High-Speed Colorado Tube Train Network

Arrivo, the newest entry in the race to turn Elon Musk’s Hyperloop concept into a functional transportation system, said it’s got backing from Colorado to begin planning a tube train network that could be speeding passenger cars and cargo around the Denver metro region in less than five years.<p>The …

High-speed Rail

As White House Makes Nice With Mueller, GOP Allies Sharpen Knives For Special Counsel

The White House says it is playing ball with Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, but some administration supporters in Congress want him out of a job.<p>A small number of House and Senate Republicans are at work building a storyline about Mueller that would oblige him to at least give …

Paradise Papers: Leaks Show Wilbur Ross Hid Ties to Putin Cronies

Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary in the Trump administration, shares business interests with Vladimir Putin’s immediate family, and he failed to clearly disclose those interests when he was being confirmed for his cabinet position.<p>Ross — a billionaire industrialist — retains an interest in a …

Corruption

An American Tragedy

The election of Donald Trump to the Presidency is nothing less than a tragedy for the American republic, a tragedy for the Constitution, and a triumph for the forces, at home and abroad, of nativism, authoritarianism, misogyny, and racism. Trump’s shocking victory, his ascension to the Presidency, …