Government

Gregg Jarrett: Did the FBI and the Justice Department, plot to clear Hillary Clinton, bring down Trump?

There is strong circumstantial evidence that an insidious plot unprecedented in American history was hatched within the FBI and the Obama Justice Department to help elect Hillary Clinton and defeat Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.<p>And when this apparent effort to improperly influence …

Opinion

Trump and the Republicans are employing “mob lawyer” tactics to undermine Mueller probe

Attacks by President Donald Trump and his Republican allies on special counsel Robert Mueller’s credibility are “nonsense” meant to “distract and …

Donald Trump

Video shows one of Trump's judicial nominees struggling to answer basic legal questions during a Senate committee hearing

• <b>Matthew Spencer Petersen, one of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees, struggled to answer basic legal questions during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing this week.</b>• <b><br>Video of a portion of his testimony went viral Thursday night.</b>• <b><br>Petersen was nominated in September to be US District Judge for</b> …

U.S. Politics

Congressman: DOJ was 'forced' to release FBI agents' private texts 'because Devin Nunes was about to subpoena them'

• <b>GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz said on Friday that the DOJ was forced to release texts sent former special counsel investigators because the House Intelligence Committee chairman was about to subpoena them.</b>• <b><br>The DOJ's decision to share the texts with Congress and the media on Tuesday was controversial, because</b> …

U.S. Politics

BREAKING: New FBI Documents Show Officials Livid Over Press Finding Out About Secret Loretta Lynch Meeting With Bill Clinton

The FBI released a series of email documents Friday afternoon detailing the Department of Justice response to the fallout of the secret Phoenix …

Conservative View

GOP congressman demands Mueller firing: It's time 'to put up or shut up'

Florida congressman Matt Gaetz, a House conservative who has led the charge against the Russia investigation and calls for a second special counsel, …

Donald Trump

President Trump seeks public exoneration as Democrats and Republicans battle over ending Russia probes

The White House and Republican lawmakers are pressing for an end to multiple investigations into the Trump campaign’s dealings with Russia, aiming to clear the president as soon as possible before the taint of scandal further damages his presidency.<p>President Trump expects to be publicly absolved of …

Politics

Kentucky reeling from sexual assault, harassment accusations

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As sexual assault and harassment allegations sweep through statehouses around the country, no place has been impacted quite like Kentucky: A state forced to confront its past salacious behavior in the midst of an historic transition to Republican rule.<p>Kentucky's GOP House …

Misogyny

Is This Marine Veteran the Next Doug Jones?

It’s the next big congressional race, one that Republicans were supposed to have in hand. But Conor Lamb has Democrats feeling bullish.<p>For Democrats, …

U.S. Politics

Rep. Schiff warns Republicans may prematurely shut down the House Russia investigation

The vultures are circling.<p>As the probe into possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election draws ever closer to Trump’s inner …

Liberal View

Albright, Price: It's time for Congress to check Trump's foreign policy powers

<b>(CNN) —</b> The pre-eminence of the legislative branch is perhaps the most distinctive feature of American democracy. If the Constitution was designed to be a firewall against despotism, then Article I, which defines the powers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, is its keystone, keeping …

Opinion

If Trump Fires Mueller, We Must Impeach

Walter Shaub, the former director of the US Office of Government Ethics who now serves as a senior director focusing on ethics issues for the …

Liberal View

President Trump Lost a Fight to Allow Churches to Get More Involved in Politics

Days after President Trump personally pushed allies to pressure Congress to repeal a tax law prohibiting churches and tax-exempt institutions from …

U.S. Politics

Trump lawyers set for key meeting with special counsel next week

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's private lawyers are slated to meet with special counsel Robert Mueller and members of his team as soon as next week for what the President's team considers an opportunity to gain a clearer understanding of the next steps in Mueller's probe, according to sources …

Justice

Senate may put off most anticipated Russian investigation findings

WASHINGTON — With no firm conclusions yet on whether President Donald Trump’s campaign may have coordinated with Russia, the Senate intelligence …

James Lankford

Gujarat polls: SC declines Congress' plea on VVPAT verification; party says it has freedom to file fresh petition

Hours after the Supreme Court dismissed the Congress party's request to direct the Election Commission to tally at least 25 percent of the Voter …

India News

Adam Schiff: House Republicans poised to derail Russia probe

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said he’s worried Republicans are trying to kill his panel’s probe into the 2016 U.S. …

Adam Schiff

Trump praises law enforcement at FBI National Academy after criticizing bureau

President Trump spoke alongside FBI Director Christopher Wray, who recently defended the bureau from Trump's criticism.

Christopher Wray

Republicans Have More to Lose in a Shutdown

Jonathan Bernstein's morning links.<p>The story of the shutdown showdown remains the same halfway through the two-week extension Congress passed to keep the government open: There's still no good reason for the government to close when it again runs out of funding on Dec. 22, but various Republicans …

Elections

Tax bill no longer includes Johnson Amendment repeal: report

A proposal to repeal the Johnson Amendment in the GOP tax bill has been blocked by the Senate parliamentarian, according to a new report.<p>Sen. Ron …

James Lankford

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman Is Leading a Group of States Possibly Suing the FCC Over Net Neutrality

New York’s Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman is a name that we’ve been hearing more and more about. Although usually those outside of a state don’t really learn about what a State’s AG is doing, Schneiderman has taken the reins in a number of high-profile lawsuits taking aim at the current …

Eric Schneiderman

What You Need To Know About Those Anti-Trump Texts From An FBI Agent

Peter Strzok and Linda Page weren't critical of only Trump in text messages that led to Strzok's removal from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.<p>Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government took a public …

Elections

Doug Jones Would Have Won by Tens of Thousands More Votes If Participation Hadn't Been Blocked and Undermined

<i>Alabama Democrat Doug Jones was elected to the U.S. Senate on Tuesday by a mere 21,000 votes. That margin would have been much larger if Alabama</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

Wisconsin, the Surveillance State

On May 23, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (WisDOJ) received a call from the state’s ethics board. An employee rummaging around in the basement …

Conservative View

The four biggest policy stories of the week, explained

While Democrats celebrate an electoral victory, GOP policy triumphs.<p>An eventful week in Washington opened with Democrats scoring an upset defeat in a Senate race in deep-red Alabama, only to close with Republicans crossing the t’s on the centerpiece of their 2017 legislative agenda. Along the way, …

Blake Farenthold

News24.com | IN DEPTH: Unraveling the City of Cape Town's looming implosion

The City of Cape Town could be on the brink of a total meltdown as allegations between top staffers - which surfaced through recent investigations, …

News (South Africa)

Former aide accuses Rep. Bobby Scott of sexual misconduct

A former aide to Rep. Bobby Scott on Friday accused the Virginia Democrat of sexual misconduct and said he fired her after she rebuffed his alleged advances.<p>At a press conference, Macherie Reese Everson, who goes by Reese, said that Scott touched her inappropriately on two occasions in 2013 and …

Politics

FCC votes to repeal net neutrality, could increase cybersecurity threats

Despite calls for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to temporarily suspend the vote on net neutrality until an investigation …

Internet

In wake of #MeToo complaints, top Colorado lawmakers vote to bring in consultants to review statehouse harassment policies

The top lawmakers in each chamber on Friday voted to hire a human resources officer, to bring in an outside consultant to review the Colorado …

Moore refuses to concede, supporters push conspiracy theories

<b>By David Weigel | Washington Post</b><p>Two days after losing Alabama’s special Senate election, Republican nominee Roy Moore has yet to concede the race – …

Elections