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    FBI homes in on Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner in Russia probe
    May26

    FBI homes in on Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner in Russia probe

    Jared Kushner (Credit: AP/Evan Vucci) On May 19, the Washington Post published an article citing anonymous government sources who said that the federal investigation into collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign had homed in on an unnamed “current White House official,” cited as a “person of interest.” It turns out that...

    “RussiaGate” has become a catastrophic failure of leadership — and a debacle from which the Trump presidency will not recover
    May24

    “RussiaGate” has become a catastrophic failure of leadership — and a debacle from which the Trump presidency will not recover

    Trump meets with Sergey Lavrov and Sergei Kislyak at the White House (Credit: Russian Foreign Ministry Photo via AP) A little more than a week ago, I said on CNN and wrote on Facebook that — based on reporting I’d just completed in Washington DC — it was clear that the controversy surrounding Russian contacts with advisers to President...

    As impeachment talk grows, have Trump’s former top aides already cut deals with federal prosecutors?
    May21

    As impeachment talk grows, have Trump’s former top aides already cut deals with federal prosecutors?

    (Credit: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) Are President Trump’s former top campaign aides already cooperating with federal investigators looking into collusion with Russia in the 2016 election, and possibly, Trump’s private business deals with wealthy Russians? There are telling clues that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn...

    Former FBI double agent who outfoxed the Russians offers an explanation for Trump: “The simple fact could be that someone’s a crook”
    May20

    Former FBI double agent who outfoxed the Russians offers an explanation for Trump: “The simple fact could be that someone’s a crook”

    Naveed Jamali; Donald Trump (Credit: Simon and Schuster/Carol Weinberg/Getty/Mark Wilson/) Donald Trump’s White House is the Kremlin on the Potomac. It is a place of intrigue, confusion, scandal and incompetence. Trump is the first American president ever to become the subject of an active investigation by the FBI and other law enforcement...

    WATCH: When drawing comparisons between Nixon and Trump, don’t forget Roger Stone
    May19

    WATCH: When drawing comparisons between Nixon and Trump, don’t forget Roger Stone

    Is it a fair or overblown comparison to contrast the propensity for political scandal that Presidents Richard Nixon and Donald Trump acquired, as Sen. John McCain has pointed out? Well, when attempting to make such a comparison, don’t forget to include a key operative connecting these administrations comfortably separated by decades. Dylan...

    House Republicans are worried more taped conversations will leak
    May19

    House Republicans are worried more taped conversations will leak

    (Credit: AP Photo/Alex Brandon) A new report indicates that House Republican leaders are worried more secretly recorded conversations will leak to the press. On Wednesday descriptions of a taped conversation among House Republican leaders after meeting with Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman leaked, due to reporting by The Washington...

    Kevin McCarthy’s explosive “joke” points toward a darker questions: How long have leading Republicans known about Donald Trump’s Russia problem?
    May18

    Kevin McCarthy’s explosive “joke” points toward a darker questions: How long have leading Republicans known about Donald Trump’s Russia problem?

    Kevin McCarthy (Credit: Getty/Jim Watson) As happens almost every day, Wednesday featured a late-breaking bombshell Trump story. This one was the welcome news that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein had done his job and appointed a special counsel to take over the Russia investigation. He made a good choice by picking Robert Mueller, the...

    “I think Putin pays” Trump: Secret recording reveals Kevin McCarthy’s 2016 joke to GOP colleagues
    May18

    “I think Putin pays” Trump: Secret recording reveals Kevin McCarthy’s 2016 joke to GOP colleagues

    Donald Trump; Vladimir Putin; Vladimir Putin (Credit: Getty/Mandel Ngan/AP/Molly Riley/Alexei Nikolsky) After a pair of blockbuster reports this week about Donald Trump’s possible ties with Russia, including sharing “highly classified” intel with the Russian ambassador, Republicans in Congress have come under increased pressure to distance...

    The American way of war is a budget-breaker
    May12

    The American way of war is a budget-breaker

    US Army 2nd Battalion, 10th Regiment, 10th Brigade UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters take off during a joint US-Romanian air assault exercise at the Mihail Kogalniceanu airbase, eastern Romania, Wednesday, March 8, 2017. Romanian and U.S troops are staging joint exercises with U.S. Black Hawk helicopters, part of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade...

    #LetsMakePeace: Trump goes on odd tweetstorm praising Russia — and Rosie O’Donnell
    May12

    #LetsMakePeace: Trump goes on odd tweetstorm praising Russia — and Rosie O’Donnell

    (Credit: AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) President Trump said in a tweet on Thursday that Russia is laughing at the U.S. because of the Democratic party’s obsession with Russia — but President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov don’t appear to be paying much attention. “Russia must be laughing up their sleeves watching as the...

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