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Man who sent powder-filled letters to Trump sons gets probation (Lucia Suarez Sang/Fox News)

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 02:05

Lucia Suarez Sang / Fox News:
Man who sent powder-filled letters to Trump sons gets probation  —  A Massachusetts man who sent threatening letters filled with white powder to President Trump's sons and a Democratic U.S. senator was sentenced to probation Friday.  —  Daniel Frisiello, 25, of Beverly …

CNN's April Ryan Says Sarah Sanders' Head Should Be "Lopped Off" (Bonchie/RedState)

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 02:00

Bonchie / RedState:
CNN's April Ryan Says Sarah Sanders' Head Should Be “Lopped Off”  —  This seems like a measured thing for a CNN contributor to say.  —  April Ryan, who's rabid partisanship has clashed with White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders multiple times, was very incensed last night about a supposed “lie” that Sarah Sanders told.

Elizabeth Warren Calls for Impeachment Process Against Trump (Astead W. Herndon/New York Times)

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 01:55

Astead W. Herndon / New York Times:
Elizabeth Warren Calls for Impeachment Process Against Trump  —  Senator Elizabeth Warren on Friday called for the Democratic-led House of Representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against President Trump, making her the most prominent Democrat to move toward ousting the president …

Mueller Report Likely to Renew Scrutiny of Steele Dossier (New York Times)

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 01:50

New York Times:
Mueller Report Likely to Renew Scrutiny of Steele Dossier  —  WASHINGTON — The 35-page dossier, spiced up with tales of prostitutes and spies, sketched out a hair-raising story more than two years ago.  Russian intelligence had used bribery and blackmail to try to turn Donald J. Trump …

Yankees, Flyers drop Kate Smith's 'God Bless America' amid questions of possible racism (Washington Post)

Sat, 04/20/2019 - 01:45

Washington Post:
Yankees, Flyers drop Kate Smith's ‘God Bless America’ amid questions of possible racism  —  The voice of singer Kate Smith is rapidly disappearing from the world of professional sports.  The New York Yankees reportedly confirmed Thursday that they were no longer playing Smith's version of …

Mueller, Trump, and 'two years of bullshit' (Byron York/Washington Examiner)

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 02:50

Byron York / Washington Examiner:
Mueller, Trump, and ‘two years of bullshit’  —  Late last month President Trump met with a group of Republican senators on Capitol Hill.  He discussed a lot of topics, but his most memorable comment came when he called Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation “two years of bullshit.”

Mueller's Report Speaks Volumes (Kimberley A. Strassel/Wall Street Journal)

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 02:35

Kimberley A. Strassel / Wall Street Journal:
Mueller's Report Speaks Volumes  —  What's in the special counsel's findings is almost as revealing as what's left out.  —  By the fall of 2017, it was clear that special counsel Robert Mueller, as a former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, was too conflicted to take a detached look …

Videos appear to show armed militia detaining migrants at US-Mexico border (Sam Levin/The Guardian)

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 02:35

Sam Levin / The Guardian:
Videos appear to show armed militia detaining migrants at US-Mexico border  —  The American Civil Liberties Union is calling the actions a ‘kidnapping’ and a flagrant violation of the law  —  Armed rightwing militia members detained a large group of migrants at the US-Mexico border …

Mueller Report: Assange Smeared Seth Rich to Cover for Russians (Kevin Poulsen/The Daily Beast)

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 02:30

Kevin Poulsen / The Daily Beast:
Mueller Report: Assange Smeared Seth Rich to Cover for Russians  —  Julian Assange repeatedly blamed Seth Rich, the murdered DNC staffer, for Russia's leaks.  The Mueller report shows that Assange was lying from the start.  —  Julian Assange not only knew that a murdered Democratic National …

Paranoia, lies and fear: Trump's presidency laid bare by Mueller report (Washington Post)

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 02:15

Washington Post:
Paranoia, lies and fear: Trump's presidency laid bare by Mueller report  —  The moment President Trump learned two years ago that a special counsel had been appointed to investigate Russian election interference, he declared in the Oval Office, “This is the end of my presidency.”

'Not my Jesus': Christian students protest Pence, alarming conservatives (Isaac Stanley-Becker/Washington Post)

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 02:10

Isaac Stanley-Becker / Washington Post:
‘Not my Jesus’: Christian students protest Pence, alarming conservatives  —  Vice President Pence, an evangelical Christian, has imparted graduation advice to a narrow slice of American students — those gaining degrees from religious colleges and military academies.

How We Characterized Michael Cohen's Testimony (Ben Smith/BuzzFeed News)

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 02:00

Ben Smith / BuzzFeed News:
How We Characterized Michael Cohen's Testimony  —  This Jan. 18, a day after BuzzFeed News reported that Michael Cohen told prosecutors that the president had directed him to lie to Congress, the special counsel's office issued a vague but forceful rebuttal of our story.

Barr v. Mueller: Friends pitted against each other (Darren Samuelsohn/Politico)

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 01:55

Darren Samuelsohn / Politico:
Barr v. Mueller: Friends pitted against each other  —  Bill Barr and Robert Mueller have been close friends for 30 years, from the Justice Department to family weddings and the Bible study attended by both of their wives.  —  Now they're anchoring two ends of a legal high-wire act playing …

Through email leaks and propaganda, Russians sought to elect Trump, Mueller finds (Washington Post)

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 01:30

Washington Post:
Through email leaks and propaganda, Russians sought to elect Trump, Mueller finds  —  In what will stand as among the most definitive public accounts of the Kremlin's attack on the American political system, the report of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's investigation laid out in precise …

Barr under fire for news conference that was a boon for Trump, and often featured one of his preferred terms (Washington Post)

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 01:20

Washington Post:
Barr under fire for news conference that was a boon for Trump, and often featured one of his preferred terms  —  Flanked by two deputies, Attorney General William P. Barr stepped to a microphone on the Justice Department's seventh floor Thursday and spoke in the language of the president who appointed him to the job.

When Trump won, Putin deployed his oligarchs (Natasha Bertrand/Politico)

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 01:15

Natasha Bertrand / Politico:
When Trump won, Putin deployed his oligarchs  —  In December 2016, a few weeks after Donald Trump's surprise election victory, Russian president Vladimir Putin convened what a Russian oligarch described as an “all-hands” meeting with some of his country's top businessmen.

A Portrait of the White House and Its Culture of Dishonesty (New York Times)

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 01:15

New York Times:
A Portrait of the White House and Its Culture of Dishonesty  —  WASHINGTON — As President Trump met with advisers in the Oval Office in May 2017 to discuss replacements for the F.B.I. director he had just fired, Attorney General Jeff Sessions slipped out of the room to take a call.

Federal investigation of Facebook could hold Mark Zuckerberg accountable on privacy, sources say (Tony Romm/Washington Post)

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 01:00

Tony Romm / Washington Post:
Federal investigation of Facebook could hold Mark Zuckerberg accountable on privacy, sources say  —  Federal regulators investigating Facebook for mishandling its users' personal information have set their sights on the company's chief executive, Mark Zuckerberg, exploring his past statements …

Congress Should Impeach William Barr (Jonathan Chait/New York Magazine)

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 00:45

Jonathan Chait / New York Magazine:
Congress Should Impeach William Barr  —  House Democrats are going to face a difficult decision about launching an impeachment inquiry into President Trump.  Balanced against the president's impressive array of misconduct is the fact that several more criminal investigations that may add …

Trump campaign was an eager beneficiary of Russian election help, Mueller report concludes (Kristine Phillips/USA Today)

Fri, 04/19/2019 - 00:40

Kristine Phillips / USA Today:
Trump campaign was an eager beneficiary of Russian election help, Mueller report concludes  —  WASHINGTON — The Russian government undertook a “sweeping and systematic” campaign to help Donald Trump win the White House in 2016, believing it would benefit from his presidency …

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