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Devin Nunes linked to winery alleged to host coke and prostitute party

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Ryan Says Republicans Are Getting What They Need on FBI Informant

House Speaker Paul Ryan said House Republicans are now “getting the cooperation necessary” to resolve their demands for classified information …

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Sen. Mark Warner calls DOJ intelligence briefing a 'farce'

Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Thursday a meeting between a bipartisan group of House and Senate …

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Paul Ryan breaks the hypocrisy meter

Speaking at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) pronounced that “there is a deeply serious problem we see right now within our society.” What might that be? “We see moral relativism becoming more and more pervasive in our culture,” he …

Opinion

CNN's Chris Cuomo Corners GOP Rep Claiming Russia Penetrated Clinton's Campaign More Than Trump's

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) also claimed there was no "unprecedented penetration of a presidential campaign by Russia."CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Thursday …

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Separate classified briefing for Nunes and Gowdy raises eyebrows

WASHINGTON — When it comes to Congress’ role in the Russia investigation, there’s the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has conducted its work in a cautious and bipartisan manner. Despite their political differences, Senate Intel Chair Richard Burr, R-N.C., and Vice Chair Mark Warner, D-Va., …

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DOJ is giving a special partisan briefing on the Trump-Russia investigation to GOP Congress members

There’s also a bipartisan meeting.<p>Thursday afternoon, the Department of Justice plans to brief a bipartisan group of members of Congress about the use of confidential FBI sources in the Russia investigation during the course of the 2016 campaign. The meeting is fairly normal course, since the “Gang …

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Robert Mueller coolly reminds everyone that the Trump-Russia investigation is still happening, with 'multiple lines of non-public inquiry'

You say "eee-ther," I say "eye-ther"; you say "Witch Hunt!" I say, "ongoing criminal investigation with multiple lines of non-public inquiry." In a …

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President* Trump Is Ready to Pull the Whole Temple Down on His Head

The FBI, the Justice Department, the rule of law—it'll all be among the wreckage.<p>The president* is very proud of himself. The president* has thought up a new word. The president* has established a Brand, which is all the president* really knows anything about, even though the president*’s personal …

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If Republicans want to uncover FBI misconduct, they sure aren’t acting like it

IF REPUBLICANS are trying to uncover serious FBI misconduct, they aren’t acting like it. Instead, every move President Trump and his lackeys in Congress have made lately suggests they are constructing, at the expense of the reputation and effectiveness of federal law enforcement, a slanted, …

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Ex-DOJ official explains how Trump and GOP stooges committed ‘open corruption’ with plot to derail Russia probe

Matthew Miller, a former spokesperson for the Department of Justice, on Thursday blasted President Donald Trump and Republicans on the House …

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Justice Department and FBI Brief Lawmakers on Trump Campaign Informant

Officials scramble to accommodate Democrats who had complained that the briefing would be a GOP-only affair<p>Senior Justice Department, FBI and intelligence officials were briefing lawmakers Thursday afternoon about a confidential informant used in the early stages of an investigation into Russian …

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Winery partly owned by Republican Devin Nunes held charity yacht party with prostitutes and cocaine: lawsuit

A winery partly owned by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is now in some legal trouble after a charity event allegedly involving cocaine and sex workers, …

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Donald Trump makes a misguided pitch in support of ‘transparency’

Close video<p>The Rachel Maddow Show, 5/23/18, 9:23 PM ET<p>Schiff: DoJ briefing of Trump Russia source to include Gang of 8<p>Congressman Adam Schiff tells …

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Sen. Angus King: Revealing FBI Informant Could Have 'Chilling Effect'

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, said it would be a "mistake" for the FBI and the Justice Department to reveal a confidential informant in meetings with …

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Trump demands that those investigating him be investigated

EVEN from a man as indifferent to political norms as President Donald Trump, the tweet on the afternoon of May 20th was alarming. At the end of a …

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W.H. caves to bipartisan FBI briefing, but will still have separate one just for Nunes, Gowdy

<i>Welcome to Mic’s daily read on Donald Trump’s America. Want to receive this as a daily email in your inbox?</i> <i>Subscribe here</i><i>.</i><p><i>Good morning from</i> <i>Emily</i> …

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Democrats- I Hereby Demand That You Stand Up To Trump And His Congressional Henchmen- IMMEDIATELY!!

TO MY DEMOCRATIC PARTY “LEADERS”[?]* IN CONGRESS:<p><b>Democratic Party “leaders,” what follows is well-known to you- yet thus far you have utterly failed</b> …

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Trump’s Lawyer Invited to Classified Briefing on Investigation of Trump

In May 2016, a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump’s campaign told a high-ranking Australian diplomat that Russia had political dirt on Hillary …

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Schiff: Trump Claims of Informant Not 'SpyGate,' But 'LieGate'

Rep. Adam Schiff took aim at President Donald Trump over claims from the president that a spy was embedded in his campaign for political …

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Trump Knows How To Fix Black Folks’ Knees… Wonkagenda For Thurs., May 24, 2018

Morning Wonketariat! Here’s some of the things we <i>may</i> be talking about today.<p>As Trump continues to engage in a scorched earth campaign over the …

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DOJ Officials To Hold Bipartisan Briefing On Russia Probe Papers

David Greene talks to former Republican Rep. Mike Rogers, who's also an Ex-FBI special agent, about the briefing on classified information related to the Russia influence investigation.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>Key members of the Justice Department are set to meet today with congressional …

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Thursday’s Campaign Round-Up, 5.24.18

Today’s installment of campaign-related news items from across the country.<p>* Though the details are far from clear, Rep. Tom Garrett (R-Va.), a …

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Happy Hour Roundup

* Gabriel Sherman reports that Trump’s paranoia about the Russia investigation has reached insane new heights:<p>According to people familiar with Trump’s thinking, his team is attempting to build the case that anti-Trump forces in the F.B.I. entrapped his advisers using informants to plant evidence …

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No Dems invited to briefing on FBI source

On Thursday, Reps. Devin Nunes and Trey Gowdy will meet with top U.S. officials about a confidential FBI source on the Russia investigation. No …

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Lawmaker: Trump is a 'liar,' there was no spy - CNN Video

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) told CNN's Alisyn Camerota that the investigation into an informant in the Trump campaign is a way for Devin Nunes, a new member of the Trump legal team, to get information to share with President Trump.

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Former Obama Intel Czar: 'A Good Thing' The FBI Was Spying On Trump Campaign. Also, They Weren't Spying

Since The Daily Caller, <i>The Washington Post</i>, and <i>The New York Times</i>reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation were spying on the Trump campaign …

Conservative View

Paul Ryan Just Got Fingered As One Of Trump’s Accomplices

On MSNBC’s The Beat With Ari Melber, House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) put the finger on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan …

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Blame these people for Trump’s outrageous attack on truth and U.S. law enforcement

President Trump went into crazy conspiracy mode Wednesday morning, perhaps overcompensating for the news that his attorney Michael Cohen’s business partner and “Taxi King” Evgeny Freidman struck a plea deal, or perhaps in reaction to the backlash against Republicans outing a secret intelligence …

Opinion

'If': The magic word for President Trump's conspiracy theory

In many of President Trump's comments about an alleged "spy" in his presidential campaign, there's a tell.<p>Usually it's the word "if." Sometimes it's the word "maybe." Or "possibly." Or the word "or!"<p>The caveats give him some wiggle room while he's promoting a full-fledged conspiracy theory.<p>"It …

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