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Pentagon Implements Transgender Troop Policy Enforcing Birth Gender Service

The Trump administration began its implementation of a policy banning most transgender individuals from enlisting to serve in the military Friday two years after the president proposed the change. Individuals who continue to identify as their biological sex can still serve under the rule that could affect an estimated 15,000 service members, according to CBS News. There will also be ...

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San Jose Mayor Says Trump Can Send Illegal Immigrants To His City Any Time

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said in a tweet Friday that the city of San Jose would happily welcome any illegal immigrants that Trump would transfer to their city. “@realdonaldtrump⁩ plans to release detained immigrants to @cityofsanjose⁩? We welcome any families willing to endure such extraordinary hardships and to take such tremendous risks to be a part of our great ...

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Man Lit Himself On Fire Outside Of White House

Secret service investigates suspicious package

A man lit himself on fire outside of the White House Friday afternoon, according to the U.S. Secret Service. UPDATE: A male subject operating an electronic wheelchair-type scooter lit his outer jacket on fire while sitting along Pennsylvania Ave. outside the North Fence Line. Uniformed Division Officers immediately responded, extinguished the fire and rendered first aid. — U.S. Secret Service ...

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When Did The Trump-Russia Probe Actually Start?

Robert Mueller

The FBI’s investigation into the Trump campaign formally began in late July 2016, after the Australian government sent in a tip about George Papadopoulos But there are strong indications that the Trump campaign and Trump associates came under scrutiny much earlier than that.  California Rep. Devin Nunes has recently started claiming that “spying” began against the Trump campaign in late ...

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Watch: Democrats Met With Celebrities for Three Days to Form Their Legislative Agenda – Here’s What They Came Up With

House Democrats met with celebrities John Legend, Chrissy Teigen and others during a 3-day policy retreat during which they formed their legislative agenda. After having accomplished nothing during the first 100 days of House control, Democrats are desperate to show voters that they can do anything legislatively. So far, the House has been overwhelmed with investigations into the president that ...

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Democrats Want Trump’s Tax Returns, But Face Big Hurdle To Get Them

Trump taxes

House Democrats going after President Donald Trump’s tax returns will have to provide a legitimate legislative reason to answer why they want them should the Democrats take their quest to the courts. Democrats say it is their responsibility to oversee the IRS and how it is auditing Trump’s tax returns. Republicans say the request is politically motivated. But even though ...

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White House Mulled Dumping Illegal Border Crossers In Sanctuary Cities

The Trump administration reportedly pushed immigration authorities to dump illegal migrants in sanctuary cities as a retaliatory measure. On two different occasions, the White House approached Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) about the possibility of transporting detained illegal immigrants and releasing them into sanctuary cities, according to a report from the Washington Post. The idea — pitched by White House ...

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FBI Was Still Assessing Christopher Steele’s ‘Reliability’ Even After Using Dossier To Obtain Spy Warrant

The FBI was still assessing the reliability of Christopher Steele in late November 2016, a month after the bureau used the ex-spy’s anti-Trump dossier to obtain spy warrants against Carter Page FBI lawyer Sally Moyer testified to Congress last year that the FBI wanted Justice Department official Bruce Ohr to establish contact with Steele ‘to get further clarity about Christopher ...

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Georgetown Students Vote To Pay For Slavery Reparations

Georgetown University students voted in favor to increase their tuition to pay for descendants of slaves sold by university affiliates nearly 200 years ago. More than 2,500 votes were cast in favor of the semester fee Thursday, according to a Georgetown University Student Association tweet. The results of the referendum are as follows: 66.08% for yes (2541 votes), 33.92% for ...

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Assange Reportedly Smeared His Poop All Over Embassy Walls, Had The Greasiest Pants

Ecuador’s Interior Minister claimed Thursday that Julian Assange smeared his feces on the walls of the country’s London embassy and had deplorable hygiene. Interior Minister Maria Paula Romo made the claim to reporters after Ecuador withdrew Assange’s asylum status and authorities removed him from the embassy and arrested him. Romo claimed that the administration of former Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa ...

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Rod Rosenstein Defends Attorney General’s Handling Of Mueller Report

Outgoing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein on Thursday defended Attorney General William Barr against allegations that he misleading Congress and the public about the special counsel’s Russia report. “He’s being as forthcoming as he can, and so this notion that he’s trying to mislead people, I think is just completely bizarre,” Rosenstein said in a rare interview with The Wall ...

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Stacey Abrams Under Investigation By State Ethics Commission

The Georgia state Ethics Commission will subpoena bank records from Stacey Abrams’ 2018 gubernatorial campaign and several other groups that raised money to help her candidacy. David Emadi, a former Douglas County prosector who became director of the state Ethics Commission on Monday, announced on Thursday that he will soon subpoena Abrams’ gubernatorial campaign, various political action committees and special ...

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Obama Administration Lawyer Indicted on Charge of Making False Statements to the Department of Justice

A federal grand jury today returned an indictment charging Gregory B. Craig, a Washington-based lawyer, with making false statements and concealing material information about his activities on behalf of Ukraine from the Department of Justice, National Security Division’s Foreign Agents Registration Act Unit (FARA Unit). Craig, 74, of Washington, D.C., was indicted by a grand jury in the U.S. District ...

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Former Obama Aide Indicted For Lying To DOJ

Former Obama White House counsel, Greg Craig, was indicted Thursday on two charges for lying to federal investigators about consulting work his former firm did on behalf of Russia-backed ex-Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovych. Craig was accused of lying to the Department of Justice for allegedly making false statements and concealing “material facts,” which were revealed in a settlement announced Thursday. ...

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Devin Nunes Notifies DOJ Of Criminal Referrals In Leak, Conspiracy Probe

California Rep. Devin Nunes notified Attorney General William Barr of eight “potential violations of law” that he says Republicans uncovered during the House Intelligence Committee’s Russia investigation. In a letter to sent Thursday, Nunes offered to brief Barr on the referrals along with Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe, a Republican on the House Intelligence panel. “As part of that investigation, Committee ...

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