White House intends to destroy data from voter fraud commission

The White House “intends to destroy all state voter data” collected for President Donald Trump’s dissolved voter fraud commission, a deputy assistant to the president said in a court filing Tuesday. The data has not and will not be transferred to other agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security, according to a court declaration by Charles C. Herndon, director of White […]

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Who is the Trump-linked source who led the FBI to the dossier?

Over hours of testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee last August, Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson filled out a number of details about the role his firm played in early investigations of Russia’s attempts to meddle in the 2016 election — including a controversial dossier of documents alleging interactions between the Trump campaign and Russian actors. On Tuesday, those tracking […]

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Democrats can’t escape the issue of Trump’s impeachment

Impeachment looms over this year’s elections, whether either party’s leadership wants that or not. Even before “Fire and Fury” raised questions about President Donald Trump’s mental fitness, 70 percent of Democratic voters told NBC News/Wall Street Journal pollsters they wanted congressional hearings on impeachment, making it impossible for their party to ignore the issue as they try to ride an anti-Trump wave to […]

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The White House struggles to silence talk of Trump’s mental fitness

The White House is struggling to contain the national discussion about President Trump’s mental acuity and fitness for the job, which has overshadowed the administration’s agenda for the past week. Trump publicly waded into the debate spawned by a new book, “Fire and Fury” — Michael Wolff’s inside account of the presidency — over the weekend by claiming on Twitter that he is […]

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Trump likely could not refuse Mueller subpoena to answer questions

If Robert Mueller seeks to question President Donald Trump, could the White House successfully refuse to make him available? Like anyone whose testimony is sought by grand jury subpoena in a criminal case, the president could cite his Fifth Amendment right not to testify against himself. Such a move, however, would carry significant political risk. The White House has given […]

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Republicans to Elizabeth Warren

Progressive activists adore her, her campaign cash is piling up, and she is celebrated by liberals as a key leader of the “resistance” to Donald Trump. But no one relishes the prospect of an Elizabeth Warren presidential bid quite like Republicans do. “I’ll be glad to donate,” joked Ron Kaufman, the Republican National Committeeman from Massachusetts who has watched Warren’s […]

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Trump washes his hands of insurgency against GOP incumbents

President Donald Trump says he’s done campaigning for insurgents challenging incumbent Republican members of Congress. Trump told reporters after meeting GOP House and Senate leaders at Camp David on Saturday that he’s planning a robust schedule of campaigning for the 2018 midterm elections and that includes involvement in the Republican primaries. He’ll campaign for incumbents, he said, and “anybody else […]

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