Sunday , 9 December 2018

Politics

Chris Christie: Trump 'not totally clear' until Mueller 'hands in the keys'

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that new filings in federal investigations into Russian interference and campaign finance crimes in the 2016 election “totally” cleared him. But Chris Christie said, on This Week, that the president is “not totally clear.” “My view would be that you’re not totally clear — nor is anyone — until Bob Mueller …

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Sen. Murphy: Mueller probe now 'beyond the stage' of Clinton impeachment

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., said the publicly available facts from special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe indicate that President Donald Trump’s actions are “beyond the stage” of what led to the impeachment of former President Bill Clinton. On This Week Sunday, Murphy left the question of whether to move to impeach the president to the House and …

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Pardoning Paul Manafort would be 'terrible mistake': Sen. Marco Rubio

Zach Gibson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Republican Sen. Marco Rubio said repeatedly that President Donald Trump pardoning former campaign chairman Paul Manafort would be a “terrible mistake,” and that doing so could possibly “trigger a debate about whether the pardon powers should be amended.” “I think that would be a terrible mistake” if Trump pardoned Manafort, Rubio said on This Week …

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Cory Booker will decide whether to run for president 'over the holidays'

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — Sen. Cory Booker hasn’t made a decision yet on whether he’ll run for president in 2020, but he said in New Hampshire on Saturday that he’ll make a verdict in about a month. Booker, D-N.J., was in the country’s first primary state on Saturday for a number of events. He was the key speaker at …

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Trump performs coin toss at Army-Navy football game in first visit as president

ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — President Trump conducted the coin toss at the 119th Army-Navy game on Saturday, one of the oldest rivalries in college football. Navy correctly called tails, winning the toss. The president was joined by Sec. of Defense James Mattis on the field for the national anthem and coin toss. He shook hands with teach team’s captains and sat …

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Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to make hush money payments during 2016 campaign, federal prosecutors allege in court filings

Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Federal prosecutors have implicated Donald Trump in a scheme to silence women who alleged during the 2016 campaign that they had extramarital affairs with him before he became president, according to court documents. In court filings submitted Friday afternoon by federal prosecutors in New York, the government alleged that President Trump, at the …

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Trump says chief of staff John Kelly will leave at the end of the year

Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that his chief of staff, John Kelly, will leave at the end of the year. A replacement will be named, possibly on an interim basis, Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House before departing for the Army-Navy football game. “John …

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Trump nominates Army Gen. Mark Milley as next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

Gen. Mark Milley (Photo Credit: Department of Defense)(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump has announced the nomination of Army Gen. Mark A. Milley to be the next Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. As the country’s top-ranking military official, Milley would succeed current Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, who entered the role in October of 2015 under the Obama administration and …

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Paul Manafort lied about contact with administration officials: Special counsel

Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has accused Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, of lying about his contacts with administration officials in 2018 and at least four other details related to his probe of Russian election meddling during the 2016 campaign. In a heavily redacted court document filed Friday afternoon, Mueller and his team …

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Man at the center of North Carolina election fraud investigation mostly mum as Republican denies knowledge of wrongdoing

Photo by Justin Kase Conder for The Washington Post via Getty Images(BLADENBORO, N.C.) — As questions continue to swirl amid allegations of election fraud in a critical North Carolina congressional race, the man at the center of the scandal, Leslie McCrae Dowless, is remaining mum for the most part. Dowless declined to comment on the growing scandal when asked Friday …

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