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Federal Judge Backs Congressional Subpoena Of Trump’s Financial Records

A federal judge in Washington, D.C. rejected President Donald Trump’s bid to quash a congressional subpoena for his business empire’s accounting records Monday. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta said the courts should assume Congress conducts investigations and issues subpoenas in good faith, despite Trump’s assertions that Democratic lawmakers subpoenaed his accounting records to embarrass him politically. “Courts have grappled for ...

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Meadows Says Declassification Of Russia Probe Documents Is ‘Right Around The Corner’

North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows said that important documents relating to the origins of the counterintelligence investigation into President Donald Trump’s campaign will be released soon on Monday. In an appearance on Fox News, the House Oversight Committee member responded to the former committee chair Trey Gowdy’s comments that the FBI possibly withheld “game-changing” evidence regarding the origins of ...

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Pittsburgh Agrees Not To Enforce Gun Ban While Courts Deal With Lawsuits

A county court issued a stay Monday to prevent the city of Pittsburgh from enforcing the city’s recently approved gun rules until legal challenges by gun-rights groups are resolved. Plaintiff and city attorneys agreed to the stay after meeting Monday morning before Judge Joseph James in the Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported. “We want to ...

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Hezbollah Feeling The Squeeze Of Trump’s Sanctions

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Hezbollah been forced to make “draconian cuts” to its expenditures as a direct result of President Donald Trump’s 2018 sanctions on Iran, according to The Washington Post. Hezbollah, a U.S.-designated terrorist group, received upwards of $700 million a year, or 70% of its revenue, from Iran in the past. But Iran’s ability to finance the Lebanese militia group has been ...

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New York Man Convicted of Terrorist Activities on Behalf of Hizballah

Yesterday, a jury returned a guilty verdict against Ali Kourani, a.k.a. “Ali Mohamad Kourani,” a.k.a. “Jacob Lewis,” a.k.a. “Daniel,” on all eight counts in the Indictment, which charged him with terrorism, sanctions and immigration offenses for his illicit work as an operative for Hizballah’s external attack-planning component.  Kourani is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 27, 2019, by the Honorable ...

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Elizabeth Warren Says No to Funding Charter Schools

Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she wanted to keep public tax dollars away from charter schools. WATCH: Sen. Elizabeth Warren: "What Betsy Devos has done to our public education really undermines the best opportunities for our kids. I think our public tax dollars should stay in our public schools." Question: "So, no to for-profit charter schools?" Warren: "Yeah." pic.twitter.com/yTLggavVm0 ...

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Gowdy: FBI Has Papadopoulos Transcripts That Are Potential ‘Game-Changer’

Former South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy said Sunday that he is aware of a potentially game-changing evidence in the FBI’s Russia probe regarding George Papadopoulos, the former Trump campaign adviser. During an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Gowdy indicated that he has seen FBI transcripts related to Papadopoulos which contain potentially exculpatory information on the question of possible ...

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GOP House Lawmaker: ‘Trump Has Engaged In Impeachable Conduct’

Michigan Rep. Justin Amash said he believes that President Donald Trump engaged in impeachable offenses and that partisanship is eroding the country’s constitutional system. “Here are my principal conclusions: 1. Attorney General Barr has deliberately misrepresented Mueller’s report. 2. President Trump has engaged in impeachable conduct. 3. Partisanship has eroded our system of checks and balances. 4. Few members of ...

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Report: DHS Chief Threatened To Quit Over Stephen Miller’s Attempt At Another Staff Shakeup

Stephen Miller’s attempt to shift the soon-to-be ICE director nominee to another agency left acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan threatening to quit. Miller — a White House senior adviser who’s taken an outsized role with immigration issues — urged President Donald Trump on Wednesday to make Mark Morgan the next commissioner of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), according to ...

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Ex-FBI Lawyer Claims He Was ‘Concerned’ With Steele Dossier, But Still Used It To Get Carter Page Spy Warrant

Former FBI general counsel James Baker said Friday that he viewed the Steele dossier “skeptically” and was “concerned” about the veracity of the document when the bureau received it before the 2016 election. But despite those concerns, Baker was one of the FBI officials who reviewed the Carter Page surveillance warrant application, which relied heavily on information from the dossier. ...

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Border Patrol Adds Temporary Shelters as Illegal Immigration Wave Continues

McALLEN, Texas – U.S. Border Patrol Stations and the Centralized Processing Center to include the Donna Temporary Facility are holding an average of 8,000 illegal aliens in recent days, a result of waves of migrants fleeing El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Despite the addition of a soft-sided temporary facility constructed in Donna, Texas, the sheer number of illegal aliens crossing ...

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Trump Backs Bid To Strike Down New York City Gun Laws At Supreme Court

Donald Trump with gun

The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to strike down a New York City ordinance strictly regulating the transportation of firearms. The ordinance at issue prohibits licensed gun owners from transporting weapons to any location, save one of seven authorized gun ranges. License holders are not permitted to take their firearms beyond city limits. “To confine a weapon to ...

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Bernie Sanders to Call For Ban On Charter Schools

Bernie-Sanders

Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is set to call for a ban on for-profit charter schools in an education policy speech in South Carolina Saturday. This would make Sanders the first 2020 presidential candidate to suggest such a policy, according to CNN. Sanders will argue that the increase in charter schools have taken money away from public schools and have ...

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Attorney General Barr Announces State and Local Law Enforcement Coordination Section

WASHINGTON – On May 2, 2019, Attorney General William P. Barr approved the creation of the State and Local Law Enforcement Coordination Section (SLEC-S) within the Office of Legislative Affairs. As of June 3, 2019, the SLEC-S will be responsible for ensuring that Department leadership is properly informed of state and local law enforcement’s top priorities, while working to ensure ...

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