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The Crime-Fraud Exception in the Michael Cohen Case

No one — not even the president — can be allowed to exploit the privilege to engage in crime.On Tuesday morning, President Trump reacted to the news …

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F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen; Trump Calls It ‘Disgraceful’

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. raided the Rockefeller Center office and Park Avenue hotel room of President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, on Monday morning, seizing business records, emails and documents related to several topics, including a payment to a pornographic film …

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EPA insiders bemoan low point in agency's history: 'People are so done'

As Scott Pruitt fights criticism over luxury spending, questionable pay raises and a lobbyist-linked condo, staffers faced a brutal week<p>The week at the Environmental Protection Agency has been a brutal low point in what many staff members refer to as the most difficult year in its near half-century …

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Here's What Will Happen After a Huge Earthquake Inevitably Hits California

Nobody knows when "The Big One" is going to hit California, but here's how experts think it will play out when it does.<p>California is the land of beaches, mountains, and all the legal marijuana you can stomach. It’s also, inconveniently, a dangerous minefield riddled with nasty fault lines that …

Natural Gas

Manafort moves to suppress evidence found in storage unit

Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman say FBI illegally accessed the locker, then returned with warrant.<p>Lawyers for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort are arguing that what could be key evidence against him should be kept out of court because the FBI violated his Constitutional …

Surveillance

President Trump Invites Vladimir Putin to the White House, Kremlin Says

(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration opened the door to a potential White House meeting between President Donald Trump and Russian President …

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How much is Rick Gates telling Mueller about Trump?

Lawyers and Trump associates describe deep unease about what the former Manafort deputy might be telling Mueller in exchange for leniency.<p>When Rick Gates struck a plea deal last month with special counsel Robert Mueller, the 45-year-old former Trump campaign official likely avoided decades behind …

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Jared Kushner’s Month Goes from Bad to Weeping Inconsolably in a Janitor’s Closet

White House attorneys are probing a pair of questionable loans made to the First Son-in-Law’s family business.<p>It seems <b>Jared Kushner’s</b> dramatic fall from grace won’t have a soft landing. With his security clearance downgraded, state regulators poring over his personal finances, and world leaders …

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An unheard-of problem: The President can't find a lawyer

<b>(CNN) —</b> Several top US law firms have left President Donald Trump with few places to turn for legal help in the Russia probe.<p>Five large law firms are passing on the opportunity to represent the President after a shakeup last week on his private defense team and as he anticipates giving possible …

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Scientists say the dream of unlimited clean energy is about to come true

In just 15 years, the U.S. will be producing unlimited amounts of nearly free, completely green energy. Not only would such an energy holy grail mean the end of humanity’s dependence on expensive fossil fuels, it would also be a panacea for climate change.<p>Amazingly, this is not a science fiction. …

Trump lawyer's $130K payment to Stormy Daniels was flagged to the feds

There was something about that $130,000 wire transfer in October 2016 that seemed suspicious to Michael Cohen's bank.<p>Donald Trump's lawyer's one-time transfer to porn actress Stephanie Clifford — aka Stormy Daniels — raised a red flag at the bank, and they reported it to the Treasury Department, …

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This may be the scariest thing Donald Trump has said as president

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump has said lots -- and lots -- of controversial things since he started running for office almost three years ago. But, something he said over the weekend -- at a party fundraiser at his Mar-a-Lago resort -- struck me as particularly tone-deaf and dangerous.<p>Speaking …

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Regulate Weapons Like We Do in the Military, Says an Army Officer<p>James Fallows<p>For the list of previous entries in this series, please see the index …

Week 41: Mueller's Digging Picks Up Speed

For the longest time, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of the Russia mess looked like a backyard drainage ditch. Into it flowed …

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https://www.msnbc.com/.../rick-gates-guilty-plea-rounds-out-a-busy-...<p>Feb 23, 2018<p>Rachel Maddow reports on a busy <i>week</i> for the special counsel …

The 10 Politicians Who Have Benefited the Most From NRA Funding

On the heels of Wednesday’s tragic school shooting in Florida, the debate over gun control is starting up again.<p>It’s a contentious issue, and one …

Guns

Unsealed Documents Show That Kris Kobach Is Dead Set on Suppressing the Right to Vote

Kris Kobach has a playbook for voter suppression, and he’s in a key position to carry it out.For almost a year, Kris Kobach, the secretary of state …

Government

Trump Declares “Trade Wars Are Good,” Immediately Gets Brutal Awakening

World leaders, corporate America, and members of his own administration have basically told the president to get bent.<p>Early Friday morning, shortly before tweeting casting tips to <i>Saturday Night Live,</i> <b>Donald Trump</b> sent this statement out into the universe:<p>It’s disturbing on a number of levels, not …

CNN: Trump 'berated' Hicks after House Intel testimony

President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by …

MIT Engineers Have Built a Device That Pulls Electricity Out of Thin Air

It doesn't need sunlight, batteries, or wind.<p>Temperature changes large and small are happening around us all the time, and scientists have come up …

New charges filed in Manafort-Gates case

The notice of sealed charges comes after prosecutors accused the former Trump campaign chairman of bank fraud.<p>New charges have been filed in special counsel Robert Mueller's criminal case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and aide Rick Gates, but the charges were put under seal …

Corruption

“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 …

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 …

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This Trump accuser’s story is well-supported and convincing. His response is not.

Trump’s latest statement on sexual misconduct allegations: call it the security camera defense.<p>The president of the United States offered his latest response on Tuesday to one of the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him.<p>Rachel Crooks told the Washington Post on Monday that Trump …

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Fox News’s appalling past 72 hours, analyzed

A data analysis shows how Fox News spun the Mueller indictment and Florida shooting into a defense of the president.<p>On Friday, FBI special counsel Robert Mueller filed the first charges against Russians in his investigation. The indictment details how a small group of Russian internet trolls tried …

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Whatever Trump Is Hiding Is Hurting All of Us Now

Our democracy is in serious danger.<p>President Trump is either totally compromised by the Russians or is a towering fool, or both, but either way he has shown himself unwilling or unable to defend America against a Russian campaign to divide and undermine our democracy.<p>That is, either Trump’s real …

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The 5 Big Problems With Blockchain Everyone Should Be Aware Of

Blockchain is often touted as a world-changing technology and in many ways, it is. However, it isn’t necessarily the cure-all panacea for the world’s problems that many evangelists would have you believe.<p>Here’s a breakdown of some of the issues with blockchain that anyone thinking of using it …

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Mueller's Message to America

The clear goal of the special counsel is to speak to the American public about the seriousness of Russian interference.<p>With yet another blockbuster indictment (why is it always on a Friday afternoon?), Special Counsel Robert Mueller has, once again, upended Washington. And this time, it is possible …

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The Facts on Uranium One

Two House committees have said that they will investigate the Obama administration’s approval of a deal that gave Russia a financial interest in U.S. …

Fact Checking