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    Senate Dems concerned Ukraine not cooperating with Mueller’s Russia probe
    May05

    Senate Dems concerned Ukraine not cooperating with Mueller’s Russia probe

    Top Senate Democrats are pushing Ukrainian officials to explain allegations that they’re not cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation because they fear President Trump. The three senators — Robert Menendez of New Jersey, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Richard Durbin of Illinois...

    ‘Rudy Giuliani Will Be Out of Here In Two Weeks’: MSNBC Contributor Explains How the Former NYC Mayor Is Already a Disaster for Trump
    May04

    ‘Rudy Giuliani Will Be Out of Here In Two Weeks’: MSNBC Contributor Explains How the Former NYC Mayor Is Already a Disaster for Trump

    In his first few weeks on the job, the former mayor has already made the president look like a liar. MSNBC contributor Donny Deutsch made a bold but plausible prediction on Friday about the future of President Donald Trump’s legal team: Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and one of the newest members of the team, will be gone in...

    Trump Seizes On Judge’s Pointed Questions To Bash Mueller’s Team
    May04

    Trump Seizes On Judge’s Pointed Questions To Bash Mueller’s Team

    President Donald Trump has a new hero. Just a few hours after U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis grilled Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team on how the indictment brought against Paul Manafort in Virginia is relevant to the Russia probe, Trump tried to use Ellis’ comments from the hearing to support his claim that the Russia probe is a...

    Midday open thread: An anniversary, a really bad school superintendent and a really bad law school
    May04

    Midday open thread: An anniversary, a really bad school superintendent and a really bad law school

    Today’s comic by Mark Fiore is The question: Mueller interviews Trump: What’s coming up on Sunday Kos … EPA chief Scott Pruitt is one hot mess of corruption, by Sher Watts Spooner The media loves Trump because he’s a train wreck (not because it’s ‘liberal’), by David Akadjian Imagine your city without working...

    This Week: Giuliani Ignites Firestorm With Stormy Daniels Revelations
    May04

    This Week: Giuliani Ignites Firestorm With Stormy Daniels Revelations

    Rudy Giuliani catapulted himself into the center of a media maelstrom this week by divulging that President Trump personally reimbursed Michael Cohen for hush money payments that Cohen shelled out during the 2016 presidential campaign. In a remarkably candid admission, Giuliani said that he shared this bombshell about the $130,000 payment to...

    UNICEF Says War In Eastern Ukraine Takes ‘Devastating Toll’ On Education
    May04

    UNICEF Says War In Eastern Ukraine Takes ‘Devastating Toll’ On Education

    UNICEF says the war between government forces and Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine has taken a “devastating toll” on the region’s educational system, forcing more than 200,000 children to learn in “militarized environments.” …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Federal judge in Manafort case says Mueller’s goal is ‘prosecution or impeachment’ of Trump
    May04

    Federal judge in Manafort case says Mueller’s goal is ‘prosecution or impeachment’ of Trump

    A federal judge in the trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort said he does not really believe that special counsel Robert Mueller cares about Manafort’s alleged bank fraud. Instead, the judge argued, Mueller’s sole objective is the “prosecution or impeachment” of President Donald Trump. What’s the background?...

    Judge challenges Mueller’s actions in Manafort case
    May04

    Judge challenges Mueller’s actions in Manafort case

    A federal judge sharply challenged special counsel Robert Mueller’s prosecution team Friday, questioning how its indictment of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on financial charges relates to Mueller’s core mandate to investigate alleged 2016 Russian election interference.U.S. District Court Judge T.S. Ellis said...

    Robert Mueller’s team just had a really rough day in court
    May04

    Robert Mueller’s team just had a really rough day in court

    Judge T.S. Ellis III questioned whether Mueller had just charged Manafort to try to “get” President Trump. A federal judge expressed skepticism about special counsel Robert Mueller’s wide-reaching probe Friday morning during a hearing related to charges Paul Manafort is facing in Virginia. Judge T.S. Ellis III suggested that he suspected...

    Judge Grills Prosecutors On Relevance Of Manafort Case To Russia Probe
    May04

    Judge Grills Prosecutors On Relevance Of Manafort Case To Russia Probe

    The federal judge overseeing the indictment of Paul Manafort in the Eastern District of Virginia on Friday quizzed the attorneys representing special counsel Robert Mueller on how the charges they brought against Manafort were linked to their core investigation into Russian election interference and any potential collusion with members of the...