Germany: Climate will last longer than Trump presidency

Threatened as it is, the Earth’s climate will survive longer than Donald Trump’s presidency, Germany’s environment minister said Friday. The U.S. Constitution dictates no more than two terms, federal environmental minister Barbara Hendricks noted to reporters at a San Francisco news conference alongside California Gov. Jerry Brown. “So that’s eight years,” Hendricks said. “I think the climate is going to […]

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Trump Repackages Obama Council as `New’ in Infrastructure Plan

The “new council” that President Donald Trump announced on Friday to streamline regulatory reviews for infrastructure projects isn’t actually new. After Trump’s speech at the Department of Transportation, the White House confirmed that he was referring to the Federal Permitting Improvement Steering Council, which was authorized by Congress in 2015 and implemented by President Barack Obama. But the panel hasn’t […]

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Government seeks dismissal of suit over Trump’s businesses

Justice Department lawyers sought the dismissal Friday of a lawsuit alleging that Republican President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by letting his businesses accept money from foreign governments.The government filed papers in Manhattan federal court saying none of the plaintiffs had suffered an injury that would give them standing to bring such a lawsuit. It also said the relief […]

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Trump lawyer to file leak complaint after Comey testimony

President Donald Trump’s outside counsel will file a leak complaint regarding former FBI Director James Comey’s memos with the Department of Justice, a source close to the outside legal team tells NBC News. Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz will file the complaint with the DOJ’s inspector general and the Senate Judiciary Committee after Comey testified Thursday that he allowed a personal […]

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James Comey testifies: I could not trust Trump to tell the truth

Former FBI director James B. Comey said in dramatic testimony Thursday he could not trust President Trump to tell the truth, leading him to take extraordinary steps to document their private conversations, and to make public the details to spur the appointment of a special counsel to probe the a1dministration over possible links to Russia.He also accused White House officials […]

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Trump disputes Comey’s ‘loyalty’ claim, source says

President Donald Trump will dispute key parts of former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony. That’s according to a person close to the president’s legal team. The person says the president disputes Comey’s claim that he asked him for loyalty. Trump also disputes Comey’s account of a conversation about the investigation into former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn. The person demanded […]

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Intelligence official told associates Trump asked him if he could intervene with Comey on FBI Russia probe

The nation’s top intelligence official told associates in March that President Trump asked him if he could intervene with then-FBI Director James B. Comey to get the bureau to back off its focus on former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its Russia probe, according to officials. On March 22, less than a week after being confirmed by the Senate, […]

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Intelligence Contractor Is Charged in First Leak Case Under Trump

An intelligence contractor was charged with sending a classified report about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election to the news media, the Justice Department announced Monday, the first criminal leak case under President Trump. The case showed the department’s willingness to crack down on leaks, as Mr. Trump has called for in complaining that they are undermining his administration. His […]

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