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May 1, 2018

Porn star Stormy Daniels sues President Trump for defamation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The porn actress alleging a sexual encounter with President Donald Trump is escalating her legal fight, suing the president for defamation. Stormy Daniels filed the complaint in federal court in New York on Monday. At issue is a tweet Trump made in which he dismissed a composite sketch that Daniels says depicted […]

Mar 19, 2018

Some in GOP alarmed as Trump tweets against Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump kept up his attack on the escalating Russia investigation, insisting in a new tweet Monday that it was “a total WITCH HUNT with massive conflicts of interest!” The comment came a day after a top White House lawyer tried to calm speculation that the president was considering firing the special […]

Feb 1, 2018

Schiff accuses Nunes of altering memo before sharing it with Trump for release

WASHINGTON – The House Intelligence Committee’s top Democrat accused the panel’s chairman of making “material changes” to a GOP-drafted memo alleging surveillance abuses before sending it to the White House to approve its public release, a move he charges should prevent President Donald Trump from releasing it. Ranking Democratic member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., sent a [[...]

Jan 29, 2018

Democrats want to protect special counsel after Trump’s flirtation with firing Mueller

WASHINGTON – Congressional Democrats on Friday demanded that lawmakers act to protect special counsel Robert Mueller III after revelations President Donald Trump sought to oust him last summer from overseeing the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Several Democrats and one moderate Republican called for votes on Senate legislation that would prevent presidents […]

Jan 12, 2018

Trump’s vulgar comment is a gift to lawyers challenging his immigration policies

For nearly a year now, a collection of lawyers challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban and other immigration policies have argued, with considerable success, that they are driven not by legitimate national security concerns but by bigotry. On Thursday, Trump once again made their arguments a little easier to prove. For these litigators, the president’s […]

Jan 12, 2018

Trump-branded condo tower sues for right to erase his name

NEW YORK (AP) — There was a time when brassy letters spelling “Trump” had money-making allure. But now the board of a 376-unit luxury condominium tower on Manhattan’s West Side is asking a court to declare that it has the right to yank President Donald Trump’s name off the building if enough residents decide they […]

Jan 11, 2018

Sessions tries to impress Trump with moves at Justice

WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to find his way back into President Donald Trump’s good graces. For months, Sessions has asked senior White House aides to make sure the president knows what he is doing at the Justice Department, two White House advisers said, and has told allies he hopes policy decisions […]

Jan 11, 2018

Trump administration opts for speed over accuracy in implementing new tax law

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration is pushing American businesses to withhold fewer taxes from paychecks by February, aiming to quickly deliver the boost in take-home pay that Republicans promised their tax law would bring. But the rush could expose millions of workers to the risk of underpaying taxes to the government now, which means they […]

Jan 11, 2018

Trump says administration will take ‘very strong look’ at stricter libel laws

 WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump on Wednesday called for tougher libel laws, saying the current iteration is a “sham and a disgrace” as he addressed his Cabinet and reporters at the White House. “Can’t say things that are false, knowingly false, and be able to smile as money pours into your bank account,” Trump said […]

Jan 8, 2018

Bannon tries to make amends as aides defend Trump’s fitness

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon is trying to make amends. Faced with a growing backlash, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist released a statement Sunday reaffirming his support for the commander in chief and praising Trump’s eldest son as “both a patriot and a good man.” Bannon infuriated Trump with comments to author Michael Wolff […]

Jan 8, 2018

Trump allies defend him against book’s claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials and allies are rallying to the president’s defense, trying to contain the fallout from an explosive new book that questions Trump’s fitness for office. Chief policy adviser Stephen Miller, in a combative appearance Sunday on CNN, described the book as “nothing but a pile of trash through and through.” […]

Jan 5, 2018

AP source: Trump had lawyer urge Sessions not to recuse self

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed his White House counsel to tell Attorney General Jeff Sessions to not recuse himself from the Justice Department’s investigation into potential ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, according to a person familiar with the matter. The conversation between Don McGahn, the president’s White House counsel, and Sessions […]

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