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As Russia probe began, Trump called on spy chiefs for help (Associated Press)

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 17:55

Associated Press:
As Russia probe began, Trump called on spy chiefs for help  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months before special counsel Robert Mueller was appointed in the spring of 2017, President Donald Trump picked up the phone and called the head of the largest U.S. intelligence agency.

Armed with Mueller report, Democrats confront challenge of Trump's messaging machine (Michael Scherer/Washington Post)

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 17:45

Michael Scherer / Washington Post:
Armed with Mueller report, Democrats confront challenge of Trump's messaging machine  —  NO OBSTRUCTION."  —  The first two were not addressed by the report.  The second two falsely described Robert S. Mueller III's findings.  —  But the pithy declaration, set in a Game of Thrones …

Ukraine election: Comedian Zelensky 'wins presidency' (BBC)

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 17:45

BBC:
Ukraine election: Comedian Zelensky ‘wins presidency’  —  Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has won a run-off election to become the country's next president by a landslide, exit polls suggest.  —  The polls give him more than 70% support.  He dominated the first round of voting three weeks ago …

Avenatti accused of embezzling nearly $2 million that NBA player paid ex-girlfriend (Michael Finnegan/Los Angeles Times)

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 16:50

Michael Finnegan / Los Angeles Times:
Avenatti accused of embezzling nearly $2 million that NBA player paid ex-girlfriend  —  When Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat wired $2.75 million to Michael Avenatti in January 2017, the pro basketball player intended most of the money to go to his former girlfriend, Alexis Gardner.

President attends Easter service following slew of tweets (Kevin Freking/ABC News)

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 16:50

Kevin Freking / ABC News:
President attends Easter service following slew of tweets  —  President Donald Trump is using Easter morning to offer condolences to the people of Sri Lanka, continue his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation and attend service at the Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea near his Florida estate

Broke Roger Stone Is Speaking for Money at a Strip Club (Kelly Weill/The Daily Beast)

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 16:40

Kelly Weill / The Daily Beast:
Broke Roger Stone Is Speaking for Money at a Strip Club  —  Trump's pal is destitute paying to defend against Mueller's charges he lied about WikiLeaks.  Now he's being hounded by antifa that doesn't want him and the Proud Boys in town.  —  Roger Stone has two very important speaking gigs in his future …

FBI arrests leader of armed group stopping migrants in New Mexico (Andrew Hay/Reuters)

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 16:40

Andrew Hay / Reuters:
FBI arrests leader of armed group stopping migrants in New Mexico  —  TAOS, N.M. (Reuters) - The FBI on Saturday said it had arrested Larry Hopkins, the leader of an armed group that is stopping undocumented migrants after they cross the U.S.-Mexico border into New Mexico.

Kellyanne Conway says 'president is not going to jail,' predicts another Trump term (Quinn Scanlan/ABC News)

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 15:50

Quinn Scanlan / ABC News:
Kellyanne Conway says ‘president is not going to jail,’ predicts another Trump term  —  She said the investigation found “no crime” committed by the president.  —  Just days after the release of the highly anticipated Mueller report, one of President Donald Trump's top advisers, Kellyanne Conway …

Giuliani: 'There's nothing wrong with taking information from Russians' (Eli Watkins/CNN)

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 15:25

Eli Watkins / CNN:
Giuliani: 'There's nothing wrong with taking information from Russians'  —  Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani said while he would have advised the Trump campaign to avoid Russian help, he thought there was nothing wrong with a campaign taking information from Russia.

Giuliani: "There's nothing wrong with taking information from Russians" (Zachary Basu/Axios)

Sun, 04/21/2019 - 15:25

Zachary Basu / Axios:
Giuliani: “There's nothing wrong with taking information from Russians”  —  President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani said on CNN's “State of the Union” that “any candidate in the whole world” would accept negative information on their campaign opponent, and that there's “nothing wrong with taking information from Russians.”

A Darker Portrait Emerges of Trump's Attacks on the Justice Department (New York Times)

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 11:55

New York Times:
A Darker Portrait Emerges of Trump's Attacks on the Justice Department  —  WASHINGTON — Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, praised President Trump last spring for backing the rule of law and commended the Constitution and American culture for protecting lawfulness.

Trump Endorses an Aspiring Libyan Strongman, Reversing Policy (David D. Kirkpatrick/New York Times)

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 11:45

David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Trump Endorses an Aspiring Libyan Strongman, Reversing Policy  —  President Trump on Friday abruptly reversed American policy toward Libya, issuing a statement publicly endorsing an aspiring strongman in his battle to depose the United Nations-backed government.

Mueller's done, and Dems should be too - because Trump is no Nixon (Mark Penn/The Hill)

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 07:35

Mark Penn / The Hill:
Mueller's done, and Dems should be too — because Trump is no Nixon  —  The walls were not coming down.  They were not closing in.  There was, at the end of the day, no evidence whatsoever of any collusion — and there was nothing but a president frustrated at being wrongly accused and wrongly investigated over a very effective hoax.

Top 10 things the media got wrong about 'collusion' and 'obstruction' (Sohrab Ahmari/New York Post)

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 05:05

Sohrab Ahmari / New York Post:
Top 10 things the media got wrong about ‘collusion’ and ‘obstruction’  —  The prestige press has some explaining to do — for subjecting the nation to a long, cruel ordeal named “collusion” and “obstruction.”  Almost two years and millions of column inches later, special counsel Robert Mueller …

The PDF Association thinks the Mueller report sucks (Adi Robertson/The Verge)

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 04:20

Adi Robertson / The Verge:
The PDF Association thinks the Mueller report sucks  —  It's ‘really kind of sad’  —  When Special Counsel Robert Mueller released his report on Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election yesterday and political wonks across the internet rushed to download it …

GOP Sen. Richard Burr apparently briefed White House on FBI's Russia probe, Mueller report says (Allan Smith/NBC News)

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 03:20

Allan Smith / NBC News:
GOP Sen. Richard Burr apparently briefed White House on FBI's Russia probe, Mueller report says  —  Burr's spokesperson told NBC News that his “stewardship over the Committee's bipartisan and fact-based investigation over the last two years speaks for itself.”

Prosecutors seek 18-month sentence for Maria Butina in Russian plot to forge ties to U.S. conservative groups (Spencer S. Hsu/Washington Post)

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 03:00

Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
Prosecutors seek 18-month sentence for Maria Butina in Russian plot to forge ties to U.S. conservative groups  —  U.S. prosecutors requested an 18-month prison sentence for Russian gun rights activist Maria Butina for conspiring with a senior Russian official to infiltrate the National Rifle Association …

Trump approval drops 3 points to 2019 low after release of Mueller report: Reuters/Ipsos poll (Chris Kahn/Reuters)

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 02:30

Chris Kahn / Reuters:
Trump approval drops 3 points to 2019 low after release of Mueller report: Reuters/Ipsos poll  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - The number of Americans who approve of President Donald Trump dropped by 3 percentage points to the lowest level of the year following the release of a special counsel report …

Robert Mueller Made One Mistake: He Trusted Bill Barr (Michael Daly/The Daily Beast)

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 02:20

Michael Daly / The Daily Beast:
Robert Mueller Made One Mistake: He Trusted Bill Barr  —  The report that the attorney general says clears Trump actually says that Trump lied, lied, and lied again—and pressured his subordinates to do the same.  —  Michael Daly  —  Two days before the 50th anniversary of Robert Mueller …

Man arrested after allegedly making racist death threats against Omar, Tlaib and Booker (Eli Rosenberg/Washington Post)

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 02:10

Eli Rosenberg / Washington Post:
Man arrested after allegedly making racist death threats against Omar, Tlaib and Booker  —  A Florida man was arrested Friday and accused of making threatening phone calls to Democratic officials in which he allegedly ranted in racist terms about Muslims, black people and Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.)

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