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Report: Mueller obtained Trump team emails through ‘unlawful conduct’

An attorney for President Donald Trump‘s transition team said that special counsel Robert Mueller inappropriately obtained emails from the 2016 presidential transition team. Kory Langhofer, the counsel to the Trump for America transition team, wrote in a letter to Congress that Mueller acquired tens of thousands of emails from the General Services Administration through actions Langhofer alleges were “unlawful” according ...

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What’s in the final version of the Republican tax bill

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The conference committee that was negotiating the differences between the tax reform bills passed by the House and Senate has reached agreement on the consolidated bill and released the details to the public. “I’m very excited about this moment. It’s been 31 years in the making and took a lot of hard work by a lot of people to make ...

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US F-22 fighters chase off Russian warplanes over Syria

A pair of US fighter jets on Wednesday intercepted two Russian jets over a part of Syria they were not supposed to be in, military officials said Thursday. One US pilot had to “aggressively maneuver” to avoid a midair collision according to a Pentagon spokesperson. The Russian Su-22s had entered airspace controlled by the US-led coalition against ISIS when they ...

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Comey’s original statement on Clinton emails contained findings of criminality

Members of Congress on Thursday issued a letter to Director Cristopher Wray that questions edits made to a statement in the Clinton email investigation that appear to change statements of criminal finding into watered-down exculpatory remarks. Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Ron Johnson (R-WI) sent the letter in which he points out two key changes in former FBI Director James ...

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Trump Effect: Nov. Retail Sales Blow Out Expectations

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U.S. retail sales figures blew out expectations for November as the holiday season and enthusiasm for President Donald Trump’s economic agenda fueled the beginning of the holiday buying season. The Commerce Department reported Thursday that retail sales rose .8% last month continuing an amazing run-up for 2017. Analysts had forecast just a .3% rise. October sales were also adjusted up ...

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Watch: Trump holds deregulation event [video + transcript]

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President Donald Trump held an event Thursday afternoon to discuss the administration’s deregulation efforts. Full Transcript THE PRESIDENT: Hello, everybody. Regulations — oh, boy. It’s a lot of regulations. Thank you, Vice President Pence, Secretary Chao, Secretary Zinke, and Chris Liddell. Done an incredible job. We’re here today for one single reason: to cut the red tape of regulation. For ...

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Watch: White House Press Briefing 12/14/17 [video + transcript]

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White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders holds a briefing to update the media on the issues and events of the day including: The president’s de-regulation event [Live Stream] Tax reform progress Rosenstein’s committee hearing Full Transcript MS. SANDERS: Good afternoon. The President will speaking at 2:30 on the administration’s efforts to reduce red tape and federal regulations. Within 10 ...

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‘Insurance Policy’ may provide basis for new special counsel – but America isn’t holding its breath

Rod Rosenstein

During Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, several Democrats asked if, without a crime to investigate, a special counsel investigation could be begun into bias in the FBI and Justice Department. Rosenstein correctly said no. But, what if there was a crime worth investigating – like top-level FBI officials involved in a Hatch ...

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President Donald Trump’s Schedule for Thursday, December 14, 2017

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President Donald Trump will have lunch with Vice President Mike Pence, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Secretary of Defense James Mattis in the afternoon then participate in an event regarding deregulation. [Live Stream] Later in the afternoon, the president will participate in a meeting with the Chairwoman of the Republican National Committee. President Trump’s schedule for 12/14/17 12:30 PM Lunch ...

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Watch: Trump Speaks on Tax Reform

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President Donald Trump delivers a speech on tax reform Wednesday afternoon in a final push to get Congress to pass the measure before leaving for Christmas. Even more urgent as Republicans lost a Senate seat in last night’s Alabama Senate election, the House and Senate are currently in a conference committee working out differences between the two tax reform bills ...

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Roy Moore refuses to concede Alabama contest, brings God into it

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Every news outlet, including CDN, called the Alabama special Senate election for Democrat Doug Jones Tuesday night, but Roy Moore (R) wasn’t ready to give up. Long after Jones had made his acceptance speech and the networks had reported a Democratic party victory, Roy Moore finally emerged to tell his faithful that they should wait for a recount. First, Moore ...

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