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Here's how Michael Cohen might be helpful to prosecutors
Michael Cohen has been making the rounds since his late-August guilty plea in federal court, offering himself up to a number of offices that are investigating him or other aspects of the Trump orbit.
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Trump vows to rid Justice Department of 'lingering stench'
President Donald Trump vowed Friday night to eradicate a "lingering stench" at the Justice Department, hours after it was reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed wearing a "wire" to record conversations with Trump and recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him from office.
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Grassley agrees to give Ford more time to decide on Senate testimony
The Senate Judiciary Committee will likely propose holding a hearing next Wednesday where they will hear testimony from both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexual assault, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter.
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Sources: Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly taping Trump
In the days after FBI Director James Comey's May 2017 firing, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed wearing a "wire" to record conversations with President Donald Trump and recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office, The New York Times reported Friday.
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News Image Sat, 22 Sep 2018 04:32:11 GMT
The Point: 5 questions after reading the Rod Rosenstein bombshell report
The New York Times published an explosive report Friday afternoon, claiming, via anonymous sources, that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein openly speculated about wearing a wire to record President Donald Trump and floated the idea of building support within the administration to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office.
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Republicans worry Kavanaugh allegation could drive suburban women away in midterms
Republicans were already concerned that sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could turn off suburban women and lead to bigger losses in the midterm elections.
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Ben Carson ties Kavanaugh allegation to centuries-old socialist group
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on Friday tied the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to a century-old plot by socialists.
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The Point: The week Brett Kavanaugh went from sure thing to not
A lot can change in a week in Washington.
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Federal judge says 'meaningful closure' could be soon in family reunifications
The latest report from government and American Civil Liberties Union attorneys about reunifications of families separated at the southern border is "very promising," US District Judge Dana Sabraw said Friday.
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Claire McCaskill targeted by Islamophobic radio ad in Missouri Senate race
An ad airing on Missouri radio attempts to rally voters against incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill by warning that she supports "teaching about Islam" in schools.
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3 senators were in both Anita Hill's hearing and Brett Kavanaugh's
Capitol Hill has seen dozens of senators cycle through its halls over the years, but at least three had front row seats to a pair of Supreme Court nominations both rocked by claims of sexual misconduct separated by 27 years' time.
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Ronald Reagan's daughter defends woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault
President Ronald Reagan's daughter Patti Davis wrote about her own sexual assault experience to defend Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
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Panetta on Trump: 'We have been in a constitutional crisis'
Former CIA Director Leon Panetta on Friday said the US has been "in a constitutional crisis" under Donald Trump's presidency.
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Nielsen says FEMA's Brock Long will reimburse for misuse of government vehicles
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday that Brock Long, the administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, will reimburse the federal government as appropriate for his non-official use of government vehicles.
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Beto O'Rourke and Ted Cruz spar over National Anthem protests, immigration in contentious debate
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and his Democratic challenger, Rep. Beto O'Rourke, were asked Friday night -- in what moderators intended to be a polite end to their first debate -- to say something nice about each other.
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GOP Senate nominee: Kavanaugh accusation 'absurd' because they were drunk and assault attempt 'never went anywhere'
North Dakota GOP Senate nominee Kevin Cramer said on Friday that the accusation against Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh was "even more absurd" Anita Hill's accusation against Clarence Thomas because Kavanaugh and his accuser were drunk teenagers when the alleged incident occurred.
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Lawyer for Kavanaugh accuser says Monday hearing would be a 'deal breaker'
Debra Katz, an attorney for the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault has told the Senate Judiciary Committee that appearing at a Monday hearing would be a "deal breaker" for her client, according to an email obtained by CNN.
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Reminder: The 25th Amendment requires political apocalypse
People are again talking about using the 25th Amendment as a means to remove President Donald Trump from office, and they're doing it more seriously.
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Recaps and previews: The week in politics, GIF'd
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Melania Trump's spokeswoman reprimanded for Hatch Act violation
Stephanie Grisham, communications director for first lady Melania Trump, was issued a warning letter from the Office of the Special Counsel for violating the Hatch Act in July when she tweeted in acknowledgment of her third-year anniversary working for Trump.
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Kellyanne Conway says Kavanaugh's accuser 'should not be ignored or insulted'
The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of physical and sexual assault "should not be ignored or insulted," White House senior counselor Kellyanne Conway said Monday.
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Trump admin moves $260M from cancer research, HIV/AIDS and other programs to cover custody of immigrant children costs
The Trump administration is planning to shift more than $260 million to cover the rising cost and strain of housing thousands of undocumented immigrant children in their custody -- including millions of dollars from programs like cancer research and HIV/AIDS prevention.
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Trump backs away from demand to declassify documents related to Russia investigation
President Donald Trump on Friday appeared to back away from his earlier demand for the "immediate declassification" of various documents and text messages related to the Russia investigation, kicking the issue instead to the Justice Department watchdog.
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Trump to award Medal of Honor to combat medic
President Donald Trump plans to award the Medal of Honor to a retired Army staff sergeant in recognition of his treatment and evacuation of fellow US soldiers while taking fire from enemy combatants in Afghanistan in 2008.
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Trump unleashes on Kavanaugh accuser
President Donald Trump, in a series of tweets Friday, deviated from his previously measured comments about the woman who has accused his Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanugh of sexual assault, claiming that if the attack she alleges "was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities".
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The Point: The 35 most mind-blowing lines from Donald Trump's Las Vegas speech
President Donald Trump was in Las Vegas on Thursday night to headline a campaign rally for Sen. Dean Heller, the most endangered Republican incumbent on the ballot this fall. He did a pre-rally interview with Fox News anchor Sean Hannity -- "Wave to the fake news media," Hannity told Trump at the start of the interview -- and then took the stage to deliver his now-familiar stump speech, a mix of Teleprompter reading and free-form riffs on, well, everything.
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Trump, Cruz mend fences and try to save each other
Donald Trump questioned his Christianity, insulted his wife's appearance, suggested his father was involved with President John F. Kennedy's assassination and nicknamed him Lyin' Ted.
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Trump's attorney claims, without evidence, the President's 2017 interview on Comey firing was edited
President Donald Trump's attorney Jay Sekulow claimed, without presenting evidence, that NBC edited a May 2017 interview in which the President said he was thinking of "this Russia thing" when he decided to fire then-FBI Director James Comey.
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