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Fri, 14 Dec 2018 21:41:23 GMT


Dec 14, 2018 02:13PM

Special counsel slams Michael Flynn's criticism of FBI interview

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team on Friday slammed a suggestion by Michael Flynn's lawyers last week that President Donald Trump's former national security adviser lied to the FBI not even a month into his tenure because he was caught off guard when two agents approached him.

Dec 14, 2018 01:37PM

Read: Mueller's response to Michael Flynn's sentencing memo

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team responded to Michael Flynn's sentencing memo Friday.

Dec 14, 2018 01:40PM

Mystery Mueller mayhem at a Washington court

Fridays at the DC federal courthouse are typically days of high alert for the press corps trying to discern what special counsel Robert Mueller's next legal action will be.

Dec 14, 2018 01:03PM

Michael Cohen says Donald Trump knew hush payments were wrong

President Donald Trump's former attorney and "fixer" Michael Cohen admitted that he knew what he was "doing was wrong" when he arranged payments during the 2016 election to silence women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump and that Trump was "very concerned" about how revelations of the affairs may impact the election.

Dec 14, 2018 01:37PM

Trump keeps everyone guessing over shutdown

President Donald Trump was scheduled to meet with the head of his legislative team Friday afternoon as lawmakers and aides alike remain in the dark about his thinking heading into a possible partial shutdown next week.

Dec 14, 2018 12:58PM

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signs legislation stripping incoming Democrats' power

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed controversial legislation on Friday aimed at stripping power from the incoming governor and attorney general.

Dec 14, 2018 01:34PM

Christie takes himself out of running for White House chief of staff

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie came to the White House to meet with President Donald Trump Thursday to discuss the chief of staff role, but two sources familiar with the discussion said no offer was made.

Dec 14, 2018 07:43AM

Trump offers new alternative facts to explain his problems, but ...

President Donald Trump sought the open arms of Twitter and Fox News to creatively explain away inconvenient facts about his legal peril and his promised border wall before GOP senators dragged him back to reality with a rebuke from his own party for ignoring a cold-blooded murder OK'd by a foreign colleague.

Dec 14, 2018 11:39AM

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey likely to pick Martha McSally to replace Sen. Jon Kyl, sources say

Arizona Sen. Jon Kyl will step down from the US Senate at the end of this year, a few months after being appointed to fill the late Sen. John McCain's seat.

Dec 14, 2018 02:03PM

One good thing that happened to Trump this week: China bought soybeans

President Donald Trump is facing a series of damaging revelations from the Russia probe and a major West Wing shakeup, but one thing seems to be going well for him right now: his trade talks with China.

Dec 14, 2018 02:04PM

Hatch says he regrets his 'I don't care' comment about Trump allegations

Sen. Orrin Hatch, the outgoing Utah Republican and most senior GOP senator, issued a statement on Friday expressing regret for telling CNN "I don't care" when asked about President Donald Trump being implicated in crimes by Michael Cohen.

Dec 14, 2018 01:59PM

Justice Department says Russia investigation has cost roughly $25 million since May 2017

The cost of the Justice Department's ongoing investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 election is now roughly $25 million, according to a new report filed Friday by the special counsel's office.

Dec 14, 2018 01:28PM

Elizabeth Warren takes on race issue in commencement speech

Sen. Elizabeth Warren addressed her own race to a graduating class of students at a historically black university on Friday.

Dec 14, 2018 12:55PM

Access denied: 2 climate change pages removed from DOT's website

The US Department of Transportation appears to have wiped pages with information about climate change from its website.

Dec 14, 2018 11:49AM

The Point: Beto O'Rourke lost in Texas, but 2020's coming...

Beto O'Rourke emerged as a Democratic superstar during the 2018 midterms. CNN's Chris Cillizza explains that even though he lost his Senate race, the possibility of a presidential race in 2020 isn't out of the question for the Texas congressman.

Dec 14, 2018 11:26AM

ICE arrests continue to rise in Trump's second year

The number of undocumented immigrants arrested under the Trump administration continued to rise in 2018, hitting the highest number since 2014 and marking an 11% increase from the year before, according to a report released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement Friday.

Dec 14, 2018 10:34AM

Ruth Bader Ginsburg speaks at naturalization ceremony on the anniversary of Bill of Rights signing

Standing before 31 men and women from 26 different countries, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recalled her own family's history of making their way to the United States.

Dec 14, 2018 02:12PM

CNN Poll: Looking to 2020, Beto O'Rourke on the horizon

As candidates for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020 begin to declare their intentions, a handful of potential candidates hold on to most of the early support, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS, and Texas Congressman Beto O'Rourke is a new addition to the top tier.

Dec 13, 2018 05:37PM

Trump was at August 2015 meeting about hush money payments, source says

Donald Trump attended an August 2015 meeting that federal prosecutors believe was central to a criminal scheme to violate campaign finance laws to help Trump win the presidency, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Dec 14, 2018 02:09PM

7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in Border Patrol custody is identified

Her name was Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin, and she had traveled with her father from a rural indigenous community in Guatemala's Alta Verapaz region.

Dec 14, 2018 06:51AM

Trump inaugural committee under criminal investigation, source says

President Donald Trump's 2017 inaugural committee is currently being investigated by federal prosecutors in New York for possible financial abuses related to the more than $100 million in donations raised for the event, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.