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Trump's campaign to demonize Mueller's investigation echoes failed Watergate strategy used by Richard Nixon

President Donald Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani are increasingly escalating their attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, labeling it “corrupt” and partisan. So will it work? History suggests otherwise.<p>Those of us who remember the Watergate scandal should recognize the …

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COMMENTARY: This U.S. professor explains why Trump won’t likely be impeached

Removing a president from office is a two-step process. The first step is impeachment. That’s when members of the House indict, or charge, an …

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Meet the campaigners who say they will stop at nothing in their quest to break up Facebook

Monika Bickert was in the witness stand ready to give evidence to Congress. As one of Facebook's most senior executives, she was about to be grilled by the House Judiciary Committee on fake news and content filtering.<p>Bickert, Facebook's head of global policy management, began delivering her opening …

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Why Kavanaugh needs to brush up on his Watergate history

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh declared in 2016 that he wanted to "put the final nail" in the coffin of Morrison v. Olson, a Supreme Court decision that upheld a court-appointed special prosecutor's power to investigate high-level executive branch …

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Booker asks Kavanaugh to promise to recuse himself from cases involving Trump if he makes it to SC

There’s been some writing about Sen. Cory Booker’s stance against Drumpf’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. This article I read today, …

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On Contempt: The FBI Has Congress’ Number

FBI official Peter Strzok’s recent testimony before the House Judiciary Committee continued a time-honored practice of elected members of Congress …

U.S. Department of Justice

New speaker takes helm in House

While a cub attorney at his first law firm in El Dorado, Matthew Shepherd was presented a thankless case.

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Statehouse Beat: What's the audience for Carmichael's attacks?

Our summer of discontent got a bit curiouser last week, with Senate President <b>Mitch Carmichael</b>’s impromptu attack on the American Federation of …

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The Latest: Kavanaugh questioned Watergate tapes decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's response to a Senate Judiciary Committee questionnaire (all times local):<p>5:30 p.m.<p>Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh suggested several years ago that the unanimous high court ruling in 1974 that forced President Richard …

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Carter Page FISA Documents Are Released by Justice Department

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration disclosed on Saturday a previously top-secret set of documents related to the wiretapping of Carter Page, the onetime Trump campaign adviser who was at the center of highly contentious accusations by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee that the …

Surveillance

Magnitsky Lawyer Falls From Moscow Window ...

—<p><i>And it was just another dark and stormy night, in Putin-Trump world</i> …<p>Funny how the “Fake News” Media can’t string two temporally-separated stories …

Russia

Facebook Puts Holocaust Denial Groups in Top Search Results

The social-media titan’s bad PR continues this week, days after Zuck said his website could not censor Holocaust denial.<p>Mark Zuckerberg says Facebook …

Social Media

Panel hears court worker’s affidavit at impeachment inquiry

A West Virginia legislative panel has heard a sworn affidavit from a court employee who said she felt that suspended state Supreme Court Justice …

Obstruction of Justice

'Manhattan Madam' Kristin Davis subpoenaed in Mueller probe

Robert Mueller wants to talk to the “Manhattan Madam.”<p>Kristin Davis, the madam made famous for her role in the 2008 sex scandal that brought down …

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After 5 years, Black Lives Matter inspires new protest movements

After a grand jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in July 2013, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi …

Black Lives Matter

Dems plan longshot gambit to force action on Mueller protection bill

House Democrats are moving Friday to force Republicans to hold a hearing on a measure that would prevent President Donald Trump from unilaterally removing special counsel Robert Mueller.<p>Three Democrats on the powerful Judiciary Committee are invoking an obscure House rule that permits a handful of …

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This data conclusively debunks the myth of conservative censorship on Facebook

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Conservatives are not being censored — in fact, right-wing Facebook pages are thriving<p>Melissa Ryan<p>July 21, 2018 11:29am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Media Matters.<p>Right-wing politicians, pundits, and campaigns continually claim that Facebook and other tech platforms censor …

Social Media

Dems Have A New Litmus Test: Impeach Trump

The Democratic Party keeps setting new litmus tests for membership. First it was abortion, then it was abolishing ICE, and now it appears that …

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Former Hartford mayor tapped for workers compensation job

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has tapped former Hartford Mayor Pedro E. Segarra, a fellow Democrat, to fill a vacancy on Connecticut's Workers' Compensation …

Real Estate

GOP Lawmakers Grill Social Media Giants Over Alleged Censorship Of Conservatives, Again [VIDEO]

1:48 PM 07/20/2018<p>Republican lawmakers are not giving up their crusade against Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter over the alleged censorship of …

Social Media

House Judiciary Committee to Consider Wayfair Decision Impact

Article ByStephen P. KranzMark YoppEric Carstens Mark NebergallMcDermott Will & Emery Inside SALTThe US House Committee on the Judiciary has …

Law

Sen. Mike Lee on Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's Tariffs, and Congressional Dysfunction

Congress is "given a pile of papers, sometimes a couple thousands pages long, a few hours before the expiration of a spending deadline," says Sen. …

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Lawmakers Suggest Lawsuit-Happy Environmentalists Help China, Hurt National Security

Environmental advocacy groups that take the Defense Department to court appear to operate as foreign agents working to help China and undermine the …

Conservative View

Democrats seize on failure of judicial pick to demand all of Supreme Court nominee’s documents

The forced withdrawal Thursday of a Trump judicial nominee over his college writings inflamed the battle over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, with Democrats escalating their demands to see all of his past documents, even though that could top 1 million pages.<p>The failure of Ryan Bounds’s …

Politics

The FBI Releases A Document That Suggests Comey Drafted His Statement On Clinton's Emails Months Ahead Of Time

Mark Wilson / Getty Images<p>The FBI released a document Monday that suggests former FBI director James Comey began drafting his July 2016 statement …

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Facebook Removes Death Threats Toward Republicans After Lawmaker Called It out

Facebook removed a page Tuesday that posted incitements to violence and implied death threats after a Republican lawmaker called the company …

Conservative View

Trump was right to ditch UN’s plan for handling migrants

The U.S. is the only member of the United Nations (UN) that did not participate in the entire 18-month process for the development of a Global …

Immigration

Democrats deliberately holding off meeting with Trump Supreme Court nominee, aide says

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been more than a week since President Donald Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court and still, not a single Senate Democrat has sat down to meet with him.<p>According to a senior Democratic Senate aide, that isn't a coincidence.<p>Senate Democrats are deliberately …

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The Quorum Denial Theory

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