Trump Administration Sends Congress List of Possible Russia Sanctions

Under pressure from Republicans and Democrats, the Trump administration on Thursday turned over to Congress a list of Russia-connected entities it will use to determine new sanctions meant to rebuke Russia for actions in Eastern Europe, Syria and the 2016 United States presidential election. Administration officials made clear to lawmakers that they intended to impose sanctions on individuals in the […]

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Top Dems denied knowledge of payments to firm behind Trump dossier

Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta and former Democratic National Committee chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz both privately denied to congressional Russia investigators that they had any knowledge about an arrangement to pay for opposition research on President Donald Trump, three sources familiar with the matter told CNN. The interviews happened before this week’s disclosure that the Clinton campaign and DNC […]

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Clinton, DNC connections to Trump dossier funding could create election law issues

The politically-explosive revelation that Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic Party paid for some of the research that produced an uncorroborated election-year dossier connecting President Trump to Russia may have broken campaign laws. Election law experts said candidates and their committees are required to report expenses accurately and in detail, and that civil or criminal penalties can be imposed for […]

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House GOP tax leader threatens to break Trump’s promise not to change 401(k) rules

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady on Wednesday suggested a tax bill he is preparing to introduce could force changes to 401(k) plans and other retirement accounts, potentially bucking a promise from President Trump that those accounts would be left alone. Brady, speaking at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, said “we think in tax reform […]

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Trump portrays himself as aggrieved party in dossier matter

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped pay for political research into Donald Trump that ultimately produced a dossier of allegations about his ties to Russia, The Associated Press has learned. Trump has called the material “phony stuff,” and on Wednesday he portrayed himself as the aggrieved party. The president posted a quote on Twitter that he […]

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White House, GOP leaders scramble to prevent last-minute defections

The White House and House Republican leaders scrambled Tuesday to prevent a rank-and-file rebellion from a number of lawmakers who threatened to block a key vote in the tax-cut process unless they get assurances about the bill’s impact on their constituents. The clash centers around an expected provision in the GOP’s tax-cut plan that would prohibit people from deducting the state […]

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In sparring with a grieving widow, Trump follows his no-apology playbook

The controversy over President Trump’s treatment of fallen service members escalated Monday, its eighth straight day, when the grieving widow of one of four U.S. soldiers killed in Niger broke her silence and described how the president’s blunders on his condolence call left her angry and in tears. Though Trump insisted he had been “very respectful,” the widow, Myeshia Johnson, said on […]

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Firm Tied to Trump Dossier Tries to Block House Panel’s Subpoena

A private firm that produced an opposition-research dossier that claimed President Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia asked a federal court to prevent the House Intelligence Committee from obtaining its financial records. Fusion GPS’s lawyer, Joshua Levy, filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in Washington Friday to stop its bank from complying with a congressional subpoena seeking two years of bank […]

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