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Trump Orders Declassification of Russia-Related Material

President Trump “ordered the Justice Department to declassify significant materials from the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 …

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Manafort's plea deal shows Mueller is deaf to the Trump noise machine

Paul Manafort’s decision to accept a plea deal and cooperate with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election doesn’t really come as a surprise — having already been convicted on tax fraud charges, this was the smart move for Manafort, …

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Trump And His Magical Time Machine

So Trump now says he should have fired James Comey the day after the Republican convention, which even I admit, would have been an impressive …

Liberal View

The truth is out there, Rudy, and Mueller must be able to question Trump about it

Former New York Mayor and Trump TV lawyer Rudy Giuliani is trying to extricate himself from his mind-boggling comment Sunday on “Meet the Press” that “truth isn’t truth.” The remark came in a colloquy with Chuck Todd about whether President Trump should submit to questioning by special counsel …

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Trump Has Another ‘Lester Holt Moment’

The Washington Post notes that President Trump “confessed that his true motivation” for revoking former CIA director John Brennan’s security …

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Trump Plans to Strip More Security Clearances

President Trump “has told advisers that he is eager to strip more security clearances as part of an escalating attack against people who have …

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Trump revokes security clearance for former CIA Director Brennan, citing 'erratic behavior'

President Trump on Wednesday announced he was revoking the security clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, a prominent and frequent critic of …

Security

It’s impossible to find a disinterested view of this presidency

Hugh Hewitt’s July 29 op-ed, “America’s purple drought,” confronted in Solomonic fashion the polarized state of Trump presidency assessment. Such critiques require some political disinterest but typically yield the most irresponsible rhetoric from the left, which sees nothing positive in President …

Opinion

Like Everyone Else, Mueller Is Obsessing Over Trump’s Tweets

Somewhere on the long list of reasons that Donald Trump is president is his early embrace of Twitter. First, Trump used it to promote himself as a …

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Paul Ryan: Trump is 'trolling' people over security clearance threats

President Trump was just “trolling” his political opponents when the White House suggested it may try to strip some Obama administration officials of …

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Trump Wants to Revoke Security Clearances for Ex-Officials

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that President Trump is targeting former U.S. officials’ security clearances …

Politics

In memo to special counsel, Trump lawyers cast former FBI Director Comey as dishonest and 'Machiavellian'

Lawyers for President Trump unleashed a blistering attack on former FBI Director James B. Comey in a confidential memo last year to the special counsel, casting him as “Machiavellian,” dishonest and “unbounded by law and regulation” as they sought to undermine the credibility of a law enforcement …

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The FBI’s behavior in 2016

Regarding the June 15 front-page article “Comey is slammed in report”:<p>Then-FBI Director James B. Comey knowingly violated Justice Department norms when he publicly stated his reasons for recommending against an indictment of then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, but why did he do …

Opinion

Scathing Justice Dept. watchdog report rebukes James B. Comey, cites major missteps by FBI

The report from Inspector General Michael Horowitz provides the most exhaustive account to date of the FBI and Justice Department's decision-making throughout the investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. Horowitz accuses Comey, the former FBI director, of insubordination …

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Justice IG’s report confirms a lot that Democrats won’t like

By Ed Rogers<p>Ed Rogers<p>Opinion writer focusing on politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Opinion writer<p>The Justice Department inspector general’s report reinforces several crucial points and opens the door to new questions. Most vividly, in case anyone still thought otherwise, Michael Horowitz’s report makes clear …

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NYT: Trump wanted Deputy AG to mention Russia in Comey firing

Former acting F.B.I. director, Andrew G. McCabe, wrote a confidential memo last spring recounting a conversation that offered significant …

Politics

Prosecutors Interview Comey In McCabe Case

“Investigators from the D.C. U.S. Attorney’s Office recently interviewed former FBI director James B. Comey as part of a probe into whether his …

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Nirvana, ‘Stain’: The Week In One Song

By Christopher Federico<p>Christopher Federico<p>Email Bio<p>Contributor, Monkey Cage<p>Former FBI director James B. Comey gave ABC an in-depth interview on Sunday and unloaded on the man who fired him, noting that President Trump “will stain everyone around him.”

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James Comey’s memos on his meetings with Trump

The Justice Department has provided Congress with redacted, unclassified memos written last year by then-FBI Director James B. Comey that describe his private conversations with President Trump. Justice Department hands Comey memos to Congress.

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Read the report: Justice Department Inspector General's investigation of Andrew McCabe

The Justice Department Inspector General alleges that former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe inappropriately authorized the disclosure of sensitive information to a reporter and then misled investigators and former FBI Director James B. Comey about it on several occasions, according to a report …

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Who’s watching whom?

Regarding the April 13 front-page article “Comey’s memoir fires back at Trump”:<p>Don’t say the quality of public discourse in the United States can’t go any lower. It can, and James B. Comey’s new book and President Trump’s tweetstorm in response will propel the descent.<p>If you’re already jaded by …

Opinion

Comey Never Should've Been FBI Head in First Place

I believe former FBI director James B. Comey is an able and sincere man. But by his own admissions, he is a timid leader who lacks poise when he …

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Comey Should Have Never Been FBI Head in First Place

I believe former FBI director James B. Comey is an able and sincere man. But by his own admissions, he is a timid leader who lacks poise when he …

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Donald Trump is contagious. He turned James Comey into Donald Trump.

By Karen Tumulty<p>Karen Tumulty<p>Columnist covering national politics<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Columnist<p>Donald Trump is contagious. He turns everyone he touches into Donald Trump.<p>Now he has done it to James B. Comey.<p>The former FBI director has a book to sell, one that knits a compelling and credible story about …

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What you missed this week in Washington

After the FBI raided his personal lawyer's office, President Trump made very clear he wants to end the Russia investigation by firing special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. Fired FBI director James B. Comey reveals in his new book that he thinks Trump's an unethical president. And House Speaker …

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Trump's lawyer raised prospect of pardons for Flynn, Manafort

Lawyers for Trump, Flynn, Manafort discussed it.<p>– A lawyer for President Donald Trump broached the idea of Trump pardoning two of his former top …

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'Propaganda machine': Fox News analyst Ralph Peters leaves network

<b>New York:</b> A longtime national security analyst for Fox News has told colleagues he is done with the network which he says has become "a propaganda …

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The ‘value divide’ between Democrats and Republicans is getting bigger and bigger

By Eugene Scott<p>Eugene Scott<p>Reporter covering identity politics for The Fix<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In the Trump era, Americans may be more polarized now than ever. But while Americans have always known they don't all share the same politics, more of them are now questioning whether their political opponents …

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Trump just accused Comey of lying under oath. (He misquoted ‘Fox & Friends’ to do it.)

By Avi Selk<p>Avi Selk<p>Reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>President Trump continued on Sunday to attack federal law enforcement agencies investigating his 2016 campaign, tweeting that former FBI director James B. Comey had “clearly” lied under oath in testimony before a Senate committee last year.<p>The president …

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Andrew McCabe, Ex-Deputy Director of F.B.I., Will Be Faulted for Leaks

WASHINGTON — A Justice Department review is expected to criticize the former F.B.I. deputy director, Andrew G. McCabe, for authorizing the disclosure of information about a continuing investigation to journalists, according to four people familiar with the inquiry.<p>Such a damning report would give …

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