Trump Blames Obama for Russia, Once Again

President Donald Trump kicked off the workweek by pointing fingers at former President Barack Obama for a foreign nation’s intrusion in the 2016 U.S. election, using a series of tweeted statements to place blame on his predecessor.The president apparently was harping on a blockbuster Washington Post article from last week that took readers behind the scenes of the Obama White […]

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Trump and Democrats blame Obama over Russia meddling

President Donald Trump and senior Democrats joined in blaming Barack Obama for not doing more to stop Russia interfering with the 2016 presidential election. In an early morning tweet, Trump appeared to acknowledge that Russia had meddled in the election. He has previously decried multiple investigations into alleged collusion between his officials and Russia as a “witch hunt.” Special Counsel Robert Mueller, as […]

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GOP budget deadlock imperils Trump hopes for tax overhaul

If Republicans can’t pass a budget, forget about a major overhaul of the nation’s tax code — at least if they want a GOP-only approach with President Donald Trump that would avoid Democratic delaying tactics. Congressional Republicans are struggling to first figure out a budget, but despite weeks of behind-the-scenes negotiations, they remain stuck. Tea party conservatives are demanding spending […]

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Trump lawyer insists there is no obstruction investigation

A member of President Trump’s legal team repeatedly insisted that Trump is not under investigation for obstruction of justice but acknowledged he could not know for certain during combative Sunday television interviews.“Let me be very clear here, as it has been since the beginning, the president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction,” lawyer Jay Sekulow said […]

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Trump Nominates Net Neutrality Supporter Jessica Rosenworcel To Be FCC Commissioner

President Donald Trump recently nominated Jessica Rosenworcel to resume her old job as commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission, a role she held from 2012 until the start of 2017. She’s a democrat best known for supporting net neutrality while encouraging the tech industry to get more involved with media regulators and lawmakers. Rosenworcel was originally ousted when lawmakers neglected […]

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Obstruction of Justice: What It Is and Why Trump Should Care

President Donald Trump is under federal investigation as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, NBC News has confirmed. At the center of the storm are accusations that the president may have engaged in “obstruction of justice,” a federal offense that involves intentionally trying to derail an investigation. But the situation is further complicated by the unique position held by […]

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Democrats in Congress suing Trump, citing conflicts

Nearly 200 Democratic members of Congress filed a lawsuit against President Trump on Wednesday morning alleging that his continued ties to his business empire violate the U.S. Constitution. The unprecedented legal action accuses Trump of violating the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits federal officials from accepting gifts or titles from foreign governments without congressional approval. The lawsuit […]

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Sessions Defends Trump as Democrats Accuse Him of `Stonewalling’

Attorney General Jeff Sessions played two starkly different roles as he fielded questions from lawmakers over the firing of FBI chief James Comey and alleged Russian connections to himself and other associates of Donald Trump. For Republicans at Tuesday’s hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Sessions was the nation’s top law enforcement officer, defending the president and declining to shed […]

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Trump Claims Historic Success, Despite ‘Obstructionist’ Democrats

President Donald Trump blamed “obstructionist” Democrats for slowing his agenda Monday, even as he lauded his success as historic.Meeting at the White House with his entire cabinet for the first time, Trump used his opening remarks to blame Democrats for delaying the meeting, saying the opposition party held up key appointments in the Senate to score political points. “They are […]

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