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Huge shocker as Trump unwisely Tweets about Comey Memos

Trumpertantrum! The President’s latest self-destructive Twitter episode involves, of course, James Comey. It’s particularly ill-advised considering …

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James Comey is now being investigated by the Justice Department. Here’s everything you need to know.

Former FBI Director James Comey has had a busy week, traveling from interview to interview to discuss his new blockbuster book, “A Higher Loyalty,” and give his side of the story pertaining to his time working under President Donald Trump.<p>But the tour turned sour on Friday when it was revealed two …

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Rosenstein tells Trump he is in ‘no jeopardy’, in meeting

Last week, President Donald Trump’s advisers believed he would soon fire the Justice Department official overseeing a Russia investigation he calls a …

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Trump has the constitutional authority to fire Mueller -- Here's why

It would be unconstitutional for Congress to prevent President Trump from firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is probing Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.<p>I’m not saying that firing Mueller would be a wise move politically, nor am I urging the president to do so. That’s …

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AT&T and Verizon investigated for possibly colluding to make your smartphone life worse

AT&T and Verizon don't want to let you out of their grasps.<p>So much so, in fact, that they may have colluded to make it harder for you to switch …

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Trump tweets he’s not worried about Michael Cohen flipping

The president lashed out over a New York Times story that Cohen, who is under criminal investigation by the Justice Department, could cooperate with investigators.<p>President Donald Trump says Michael Cohen isn’t flipping. On Saturday, Trump lashed out on Twitter over a New York Times report that …

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Trump says he's considering a 'full pardon' for boxer Jack Johnson — at Stallone's request

WASHINGTON — President Trump said Saturday he was considering a full pardon for Jack Johnson, the African-American heavyweight champion convicted of …

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AT&T and Time Warner versus the DOJ: What's happened so far

Time Warner and AT&T just wrapped up legal arguments in defense of their proposed $85 billion merger. Next up: The Justice Department gets a chance at a rebuttal.<p>AT&T and Time Warner are done making their case that the US government needs to get out of the way of their marriage.<p>AT&T Chairman and …

Televisions

DiGenova: Comey Memos Constitute a 'Lengthy Suicide Note'

Former federal prosecutor Joe DiGenova said Friday that James Comey's recently released memos constitute a "lengthy suicide note" by the former FBI director.<p>"[Comey] has deceived Congress ... He has deceived the American people and I must say he has diluted himself," he said on "Hannity."<p>DiGenova …

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CAN TRUMP FIRE SPECIAL COUNSEL ROBERT MUELLER?Yes, but at a huge cost to our system, and to Trump’s presidency. Begin with the law: Justice Department regulations issued in 1999, in the wake of...

Robert B. Reich is Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy at the University of California at Berkeley and Senior Fellow at the Blum Center for …

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SEC charges third 'mastermind' in ICO fraud case

The SEC is clearly determined to crack down on everyone involved in Centra Tech's allegedly fraudulent initial coin offering. Officials have filed fraud charges against a third "mastermind" in the case, Raymond Trapani, for reportedly helping to whip up false claims about the $32 million ICO and …

Technology (UK)

The stock market is freaking out up about the bond market—but should it be?

MARKETWATCH FRONT PAGE<p>Government bond yields climbing and a shrinking gap between short-term and long-term Treasury rates have prompted some …

Stock Markets

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The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T and Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to hinder …

Wireless

Jeff Sessions considering resigning if Donald Trump fires Rod Rosenstein: Reports

Attorney General Jeff Sessions told the White House he may resign if President Trump fires Rod Rosenstein, his deputy attorney general and …

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James Comey's bizarre fixation on transparency at the FBI

<b>To the editor:</b> It is correct for people to take ex-FBI Director James B. Comey to task for branding Hillary Clinton as "extremely careless" in her handling of classified information when he could have, and should have, simply followed Justice Department guidelines and announced the close of the …

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Tillis: Why I want to protect Robert Mueller

<i>From a letter U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., sent in response to a constituent, this week:</i><p>Thank you for taking the time to contact me about S. 2644, …

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US Judge Blocks Transfer of American ISIS Suspect to 3rd Country

A federal judge in Washington has blocked the government from immediately transferring to another country an American ISIS member who was detained by …

Middle East

Trump considering pardon for boxer Jack Johnson for racially motivated 'immorality' conviction

President Donald Trump says he's considering a posthumous pardon for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after the late …

Black History

Desire to 'get Trump' risks death of civil liberties

Just as the first casualty of war is truth, so too, the first casualty of hyperpartisan politics is civil liberties. Many traditional civil …

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions turned to a convicted fundraiser for advice on US attorneys

In November 2016, just after the election, President-elect Donald Trump announced Jeff Sessions as his pick for attorney general. His confirmation …

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Sessions told White House that Rosenstein’s firing could prompt his departure, too

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently told the White House he might have to leave his job if President Trump fired his deputy, Rod J. Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the exchange.<p>Sessions made his …

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David Limbaugh Changes Mind on Comey

Conservative writer David Limbaugh has changed his mind when it comes to former FBI Director James Comey, describing his recent behavior as …

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"Smallville" Star Allison Mack Was Arrested For Her Alleged Involvement In A Secret Sex Trafficking Cult

The 35-year-old actor could face a lifetime sentence in prison if convicted.<p>Allison Mack, best known for her role in the TV hit series <i>Smallville</i>, was arrested and charged on Friday for her alleged involvement in a secret sex trafficking cult led by Keith Raniere, who was also arrested in March.<p>Mack …

Crime

Rudy Giuliani Wants to End Robert Mueller's Investigation Soon. Trump's Allies Think He Can Do It

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani had a bold prediction about the Russia investigation when he joined President Trump’s legal team this week: …

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AT&T, Verizon, And T-Mobile Are In Trouble For Being Shady

Collusion and fake ring tones: This week in cellular carriers that are up to no good.<p>This week, government agencies went <i>in</i> on cellular carriers for being shady.<p>Today, the Justice Department opened an investigation into AT&T, Verizon, and GSMA, a mobile networks trade standards organization, …

Mobile

Actress charged with recruiting sex slaves

Actress Allison Mack, best known for her role as Clark Kent's clever confidant Chloe on CW's "Smallville," was indicted on charges of sex trafficking, sex trafficking conspiracy and forced labor conspiracy, according to a statement released by the Justice Department.

Justice

BREAKING: McCabe gets ready to sue the Trump Administration

Andrew McCabe, Former FBI Director, is planning to sue the Trump administration for defamation, wrongful termination and other possible civil suits, …

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Theft of $1.2M in fajitas results in 50-year prison sentence

A former juvenile justice department employee from Texas was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison after being convicted of stealing $1.2 million in fajitas with county funds.<p>Gilberto Escamilla, 53, pleaded guilty to theft by a public servant, the Brownsville Herald reported.<p>“It was selfish. It …

News

How Lance Armstrong escaped a $100 million lawsuit

Lance Armstrong once took great pride in his ability to avoid getting caught for all the sins that could bring him down.<p>He kept getting away with it, always "winning" in the end.<p>And now he's arguably done so again, this time against the federal government.<p>After battling lawsuits for years, the …

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Levin: 'Dammit,' Trump CAN'T lawfully be the target of a criminal investigation

Appearing on “Hannity” Thursday night, LevinTV host Mark Levin made the one point most of the legal analysts on cable news seem to be ignoring: Under …

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