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President Trump calls for DOJ investigation into alleged Manchester leak

The White House(BRUSSELS) — President Trump on Thursday called for a Department of Justice investigation into an alleged leak of British intelligence information from its investigation into the Manchester bombing. In a statement sent out upon his arrival at the NATO Leaders Summit in Brussels, President Trump called the alleged leaks — which he says were from “government agencies” — ... Read More »

Former President Obama: 'We can't hide behind a wall'

Michele Tantussi/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(BERLIN) — Sitting in front of Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate — one of Germany’s most famous landmarks — former U.S. President Barack Obama made a thinly veiled jab at President Donald Trump at a conference celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. “In this new world that we live in, we can’t isolate ourselves, we can’t hide ... Read More »

Classified Senate briefing expands to include Russian cyber firm under FBI scrutiny

Mike Levine/ABC(WASHINGTON) — Even with the Senate Intelligence Committee focused this week on its investigation of Russia’s alleged meddling in last year’s presidential election, the committee met behind closed doors Wednesday for a classified briefing from senior FBI and Homeland Security officials over another alleged threat emanating from Moscow: a major software company whose products are used widely across the ... Read More »

Democrats flip 2 state legislature seats in Trump districts

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Could these be the first splashes of an impending blue wave? Only time will tell, but Democrats have flipped two statehouse seats in New Hampshire and New York in districts won by Donald Trump. Democrat Edie DesMarais narrowly defeated Republican Matthew Panche in New Hampshire last night, winning by 4 percentage points — just 56 votes. Trump ... Read More »

House Speaker Paul Ryan says Comey is not a 'nut job,' differs with Trump comments

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday he disagreed with President Trump’s description of former FBI Director James Comey as a “nut job.” “I don’t agree with that and he’s not,” Ryan said in an interview with Mike Allen at a conference with media company Axios. The New York Times reported Friday that Trump called Comey a ... Read More »

GOP health care bill analysis to be released by Congressional Budget Office

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Republicans on Capitol Hill are preparing for the release of the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the GOP health care bill that passed the House earlier this month. The estimate of the American Health Care Act impact on the federal deficit could determine whether the Senate will take up the measure, which passed with only one vote to ... Read More »

Flynn hit with more subpoenas, may be held in contempt of Congress

Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Senate Intelligence Committee has announced two new subpoenas against former national security adviser Michael Flynn to compel him to turn over documents related to his contact with the Russians, adding that Flynn risks being held in contempt of Congress if he does not comply with the requests. Flynn invoked the Fifth ... Read More »