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Don McGahn Served His Own Interests, Not the President’s

Lawyers are not supposed to disclose conversations with their clients, at least not without a fight over attorney-client confidentiality. Senior presidential advisers aren’t supposed to discuss consultations with their boss, at least not without first asserting executive privilege. Yet we now know, …

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Rudy Giuliani's Sunday show appearance was a total disaster

<b>(CNN) —</b> The goal of politicians appearing on Sunday shows is simple: Set the agenda for the week ahead.<p>Rudy Giuliani achieved that -- and then some -- in an appearance on "Meet the Press" on Sunday. But the agenda he set was an absolute disaster for the Trump White House. Watching it was the …

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Sunday wrap: They turn on Trump

Who said it?<p>1. “We all have to do what our consciences tell us to do.”<p>2. “I think he’s going to be a very, very valuable witness. … You want somebody who’s been in the room when the key discussions happened, and that’s Don McGahn.”<p>3. “I think pulling Bob Mueller’s clearance would create a real …

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White House Counsel, Don McGahn, Has Cooperated Extensively in Mueller Inquiry

WASHINGTON — The White House counsel, Donald F. McGahn II, has cooperated extensively in the special counsel investigation, sharing detailed accounts about the episodes at the heart of the inquiry into whether President Trump obstructed justice, including some that investigators would not have …

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Trump claims he instructed McGahn to cooperate with Mueller

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBrennan fires new shot at Trump: ‘He’s drunk on power’ Trump aides discussed using security clearance revocations to …

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‘I’m not going there’: As Trump hurls racial invective, most Republicans stay silent

The president of the United States had just lobbed another racially charged insult — this time calling his former top African American adviser a “dog” — but Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tex.) had no interest in talking about it.<p>“I’ve got more important things on my mind, so I really don’t have a comment on …

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6 things we learned from the Lynyrd Skynyrd documentary

Above the Mason-Dixon line, Lynyrd Skynyrd is a short story. Below, the Southern rock stalwarts are a novel, an ongoing saga of love, tragedy and determination – "Gone With The Wind" with a three-guitar front line and minus the book’s unfortunate artifacts.<p>The band’s story aired on Showtime in …

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How Important Is the Protest Against Trump from the National-Security Establishment?

During the past few years, we have learned that, almost no matter how outrageous or potentially dangerous Donald Trump’s actions and words are, senior Republicans in Congress, on whose support Trump ultimately depends, won’t break with him. If anything, Trump’s grip on the Republican Party, and …

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From France to Denmark, bans on full-face Muslim veils are spreading across Europe

Earlier this month, Denmark became the fifth country in Europe to introduce a ban on face coverings in public places. The policy is widely viewed as being targeted at Muslim women who wear veils such as the niqab.<p>Despite protests in the country’s capital, police have started enforcing the law in …

Religion

Once again, Trump blows up his own lies

An intriguing pattern is developing: President Trump resolves to strike a blow against the Russia investigation. He enlists his people in developing a rationale for his pending action that disguises its real motive. He carries out the act. He releases a carefully vetted statement elaborating that …

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Trump blurts out another Lester Holt moment

It really was the Russia investigation all along.<p>In an interview with the Wall Street Journal posted late Wednesday, President Trump once again gave away the ballgame when it comes to his efforts to affect the probe and tear down its leaders (both current and former). He confessed that his true …

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Kellyanne Conway said her husband's anti-Trump tweets were 'a violation of basic decency' if not their 'marital vows' — but wanted to be identified as 'a person familiar with their relationship'

White House counselor Kellyanne Conway recently shared some strong words about her husband's viral anti-Trump tweets with a reporter, but only wanted to be quoted as "a person familiar with their relationship."<p>Washington Post reporter Ben Terris published an extensive profile of the dynamic between …

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The Ultimate NYC Bucket List

New York City itself is a bucket-list destination. But simply arriving at J.F.K. (or visiting Times Square) isn't enough to check the city off your …

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Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.

If my nephew’s ideas on immigration had been in force a century ago, our family would have been wiped out.<p>Let me tell you a story about Stephen Miller and chain migration.<p>It begins at the turn of the 20th century, in a dirt-floor shack in the village of Antopol, a shtetl of subsistence farmers in …

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This is not a hoax, and things are not okay

Imagine that U.S. military leaders spent most of 1941 warning President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his Democratic Party of a coming Pearl Harbor attack. Then imagine history’s harsh judgment against FDR’s party had it ignored those concerns, voted against efforts to fortify the Pacific fleet and …

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The Iraqi Spy Who Infiltrated ISIS

BAGHDAD — The driver was sweating as his white Kia pickup truck sped along a rain-slicked Baghdad highway toward a neighborhood bustling with open-air markets.<p>With every jolt and turn, his pulse quickened. Hidden in the truck’s chassis was 1,100 pounds of military-grade explosives that the Islamic …

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Veteran: Unite the Right white supremacists violate every principle I defended in uniform

The America I fought for is not the one Unite the Right wants. A year after Charlottesville, veterans at home are holding the line against hate and for US values.<p>Watching white supremacists and neo-Nazis marchwith torches, body armor, shields, and swastikas a year ago made my stomach turn. Now, …

Rights & Freedoms

‘We don’t have a single friend’: Canada’s Saudi spat reveals country is alone

Soon after Donald Trump took office, it became clear that the longstanding relationship between the United States and its northern neighbour was about to change: there were terse renegotiations of Nafta, thousands of asylum seekers walking across the shared border and attacks on against Canada’s …

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THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW 8/09/2018 | trump will resign after a few days

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Editorial: Republicans React to Trump Tower Tweets

"This was a meeting to get information on an opponent, totally legal and done all the time in politics—and it went nowhere. I did not know about it!” …

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Finally, Devin Nunes admits what his charade is all about

<b>(CNN) —</b> In a secretly recorded tape at a fund-raiser, California Republican Devin Nunes told the truth to a group of Republican donors. Not knowing he was being recorded, Rep. Nunes told the donors that the Republican majority in the House has been and remains the main firewall that has protected …

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The Finance 202: Ohio results should scare Republicans campaigning on the economy

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Video proof that Trump's 2016 campaign script, including bashing John McCain, was already written in 1999

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's not a new interview, exactly, since it was conducted in 1999 by Dan Rather, then with CBS News.<p>It's not exactly newsy, either, since Donald Trump doesn't say anything in the interview he hasn't said repeatedly since.<p>But it would certainly be right to say a newly surfaced nearly …

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Rick Gates Shows Why Trump Is So Worried About Witness Flipping

When Rick Gates took the stand in Paul Manafort’s Virginia trial Monday, he quickly showed the power Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team can wield …

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Trump is trying to argue collusion isn’t illegal. But he’s admitted it is — on multiple occasions.

Last week, President Trump and his lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani argued that collusion isn't a crime. But on Monday, Trump suggested that Hillary Clinton should be investigated for this supposed non-crime.<p>“Collusion is very real with Russia,” Trump quoted conservative commentator Dan Bongino as saying …

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Historian on comparing Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler: “My resistance … is being overcome”

<b>(Getty/Salon)</b><p>Historian Richard Frankel, an expert on Nazi Germany, says history doesn’t have to repeat itself — if we stop it<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>August 6, 2018 11:00am (UTC)<p>President Donald Trump is a symptom of a much larger problem. New research suggests that Trump's supporters are so motivated by …

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President Trump admits he’s trying to kill Obamacare. That’s illegal.

Four cities have just filed suit, arguing that Trump’s attempts to undermine the law violate the Constitution.<p><i>Abbe Gluck argued, in October 2017, that President Trump’s “sabotage” of the Affordable Care Act violated his duty under the Constitution to ensure laws passed by Congress are executed.</i> …

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What Goes on Outside Trump Rallies Is an American Nightmare

The real action at these events happens away from the stage, where protesters decry Trump and his supporters heap abuse on them.<p>The coral of Tampa's Florida State Fairgrounds entrance arcs against an ominously graying Tuesday evening sky. Everyone waits for Donald Trump outside, even though it …

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'Is This a Manchurian Candidate?': Ex-FBI Agent Explains How Trump's Suspicious Behavior with Russia Has Continued Since the Summit

Click here for reuse options! "He knows this is a mistake."Top officials in the intelligence and defense community delivered a White House briefing …

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White House press briefing goes off the rails as CNN's Jim Acosta battles with Sarah Huckabee Sanders over whether the media is 'enemy of the people'

The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, on Thursday declined to say when pressed by CNN's Jim Acosta whether she considered the press to be the "enemy" of the American people, something President Donald Trump has asserted in the past.<p>Sanders instead bashed news organizations' …

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