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Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton: Russia Collusion Probe Is FBI ‘Corruption’ at Its Worst

Robert-Mueller-and-Barack-Obama
Tom Fitton, the president of conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, on Saturday called the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s probe into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, is “corruption at its worst.”

Paul Ryan: Shutdown a ‘Shakedown Strategy’ by Senate Democrats to Appease Their Base


House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), speaking from the House floor Saturday morning, called the government shutdown a "shakedown strategy" that Senate Democrats were talked into by their base.

Defense Secretary Mattis: Government Shutdown Will Have a ‘Terrible Impact’ on Troops

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday morning that a government shutdown that it would have a "terrible impact" on military operations.

National Defense Strategy: China a ‘Strategic Competitor Using Predatory Economics’

US President Donald Trump, left,  said that Chinese President Xi Jinping has been "pretty terrific" on North Korea, and that "China is helping us"
The Pentagon's blueprint for U.S. defense strategy cites China as a "strategic competitor," taking a more confrontational stance towards the Asian nation than the previous administration.

‘Worse Than Watergate’: ‘Shocking’ House Intel Memo Allegedly Reveals FISA Abuse by Senior DOJ and FBI Officials


Members of the House on Thursday said they viewed a "shocking" classified memo allegedly detailing abuse of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) by senior Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigations officials in relation to the investigation of the Trump campaign and called for it to be declassified and available to the public immediately.

House Speaker Paul Ryan: Democrats Holding the Military ‘Hostage’ for DACA

Paul Ryan
House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday blasted Democrats for refusing to pass a 2018 government spending bill that does not include a DACA fix.

President Trump Calls Pending Shutdown the ‘Worst Thing’ for Our Military

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. troops at the Naval Air Station Sigonella before returning to Washington D.C. at Sigonella Air Force Base in Sigonella, Sicily, Italy, May 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
President Trump warned Thursday that if the government shuts down tomorrow at midnight, it will harm the military.

Report: Bannon Testifies to Congress Ryan, McConnell Trying to ‘Nullify’ Election

Steve Bannon
Stephen K. Bannon, the pugnacious former White House chief strategist and former executive chairman of Breitbart News, blasted establishment Republicans in Congress for going along with Democrats' efforts to "nullify" the election, according to a report.

House Lawmakers Grill Steve Bannon for Hours on Issues Not Related to Trump Campaign

Bannon Testifies House Intel
A showdown between the White House and Congress exploded with the appearance of former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon in front of one of the committees conducting a Russia probe on Tuesday.

Pentagon: Troops Will Not Be Paid if Government Shuts Down this Week

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Troops will not receive a paycheck this Friday if Congress fails to pass a budget or another short-term spending measure by then, according to the Pentagon.

Dems Pushing to Expand Russia Probe into Trump’s Finances

U.S. President Donald Trump listens during his joint press conference with President Sauli Niinistö of the Republic of Finland, in the East Room of the White House, on Monday, August 28, 2017. (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Senate intelligence committee Democrat Sen. Ron Wyden (OR) wants the committee's probe of Russian meddling to move into President Trump's finances, despite opposition from Republican -- and even Democratic -- colleagues.

Report: Special Counsel Robert Mueller Subpoenas Stephen Bannon

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with county sheriffs in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist and former executive chairman of Breitbart News, was subpoenaed last week by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Report: Special Counsel Robert Mueller Subpoenas Stephen Bannon

White House chief strategist Steve Bannon listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with county sheriffs in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist and former executive chairman of Breitbart News, was subpoenaed last week by special counsel Robert Mueller.

Report: Counterintelligence Officials Warned Jared Kushner Wendi Deng Murdoch Could Be Pushing Chinese Interests

Kushner, Ivanka, Wendi Murdoch
U.S. counterintelligence officials cautioned Jared Kushner that Chinese-American businesswoman Wendi Deng Murdoch could be using her friendship with him and wife Ivanka Trump to further Chinese government interests.

Report: Counterintelligence Officials Warned Jared Kushner Wendi Deng Murdoch Could Be Pushing Chinese Interests

Kushner, Ivanka, Wendi Murdoch
U.S. counterintelligence officials cautioned Jared Kushner that Chinese-American businesswoman Wendi Deng Murdoch could be using her friendship with him and wife Ivanka Trump to further Chinese government interests.

Report: Counterintelligence Officials Warned Jared Kushner Wendi Deng Murdoch Could Be Pushing Chinese Interests

Kushner, Ivanka, Wendi Murdoch
U.S. counterintelligence officials cautioned Jared Kushner that Chinese-American businesswoman Wendi Deng Murdoch could be using her friendship with him and wife Ivanka Trump to further Chinese government interests.

Report: Counterintelligence Officials Warned Jared Kushner Wendi Deng Murdoch Could Be Pushing Chinese Interests

Kushner, Ivanka, Wendi Murdoch
U.S. counterintelligence officials cautioned Jared Kushner that Chinese-American businesswoman Wendi Deng Murdoch could be using her friendship with him and wife Ivanka Trump to further Chinese government interests.

Report: Counterintelligence Officials Warned Jared Kushner Wendi Deng Murdoch Could Be Pushing Chinese Interests

Kushner, Ivanka, Wendi Murdoch
U.S. counterintelligence officials cautioned Jared Kushner that Chinese-American businesswoman Wendi Deng Murdoch could be using her friendship with him and wife Ivanka Trump to further Chinese government interests.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: Very Important We Stand Up for the Iranian People

FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2017, file photo, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on "The Authorizations for the Use of Military Force: Administration Perspective" on Capitol Hill in Washington. For only the second time since 9/11, America’s defense secretary didn’t visit U.S. troops in a war zone during December, breaking a longstanding tradition of personally and publicly thanking service members in combat who are separated from their families during the holiday season. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis recently spoke out in favor of the Iran protests, stating that the United States does not have any issues with the Iranian people, only with the regime.

Tom Cotton, David Perdue: Durbin’s ‘Shithole’ Reaction Proof Dems Do Not Want Deal, Not Negotiating in Good Faith

Cotton, Trump, Perdue
Democrats participating in discussions on immigration reform with Republicans and the White House are not participating in "good faith," said two Republican senators on Friday.

BuzzFeed Editor: ‘I’m Proud We Published the Trump-Russia Dossier’

Ben Smith, editor in chief of BuzzFeed.com, moderated the second panel with media and Hollywood leaders. (Rosa Trieu/Neon Tommy)
BuzzFeed's editor-in-chief Ben Smith wrote an op-ed in the New York Times on Wednesday that declared he was "proud" of publishing the dossier exactly one year ago.

Fusion GPS Lawyer: ‘Somebody’s Already Been Killed’ as a Result of Trump Dossier’s Publishing

trump-russia-probe Glenn Simpson
Publication of the Trump dossier has led to someone's death, a lawyer for Fusion GPS, the firm that produced the dossier, said during testimony released by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) on Tuesday.

Wolff Book Actually Suggests No Russia Collusion Scheme

Trump Jr. Trump Tower Elevator
The salacious new book Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff has excited President Trump's critics, who argue that its contents show that a June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between the Trump campaign and Russians was collusion.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller Could Interview President Trump Within Weeks

Mueller and Trump
President Trump is likely to be interviewed in some capacity by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, according to reports.

Steve Bannon Issues Statement: My Support Is ‘Unwavering’ for Trump and His Agenda

Stephen K. Bannon, executive chair of Breitbart News and former White House chief strategist, issued the following statement on Sunday:
Stephen K. Bannon, executive chair of Breitbart News and former White House chief strategist, issued the following statement on Sunday:

Senate Judiciary GOPs Request Criminal Investigation of Dossier Author Christopher Steele

Christopher Steel
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham (R-SC) have recommended a criminal investigation of Christopher Steele, author of the Trump dossier commissioned by Fusion GPS.

Report: Trump Legal Team Ready in Case Michael Flynn Attacks

Michael Flynn
Trump’s legal team is prepared, should former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn accuse the president or senior aides of any wrongdoing.

President Trump and First Lady Melania Help Children from Across Country Track Santa


President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump spent their afternoon Sunday taking calls from children wanting to know Santa's whereabouts, as they eagerly awaited his arrival on Christmas Day.

Man Leaves $3,000 Tip at His Favorite Local Diner and Inspiring Message

Generous diner stuns restaurant staff with $3000 tip on a $39 bill and a sweet Christmas message written on back of receipt
Patron Dwayne Clarke, 59, decided to leave a $3,000 tip on his $39.60 bill, along with an inspiring message, according to a WLTX report.

Report: How Fusion GPS and the Obama Administration Weaponized the Trump Dossier

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 11: U.S. President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks during an event to recognize emerging global entrepreneurs May 11, 2015 at the South Court Auditorium of Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, DC. Entrepreneurs from across the U.S. and around the world participated, ahead of President Obamas travel to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Kenya this summer, in the event which focused on investing in women and young entrepreneurs. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Did the Obama administration launch an investigation into the Trump campaign based solely off of unverified political opposition research?

House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes Running Parallel Probe into Obama Corruption

Devin Nunes
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) has launched a parallel investigation into corruption by Obama Justice Department and FBI officials during the election against the Trump campaign, according to reports.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder Urges Americans to Hit the Streets if Trump Fires Mueller


Former Attorney General Eric Holder urged Americans to take to the streets if Special Counsel Robert Mueller is fired, even though the White House has not remotely suggested it was considering doing so.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder Urges Americans to Hit the Streets if Trump Fires Mueller


Former Attorney General Eric Holder urged Americans to take to the streets if Special Counsel Robert Mueller is fired, even though the White House has not remotely suggested it was considering doing so.

Former Attorney General Eric Holder Urges Americans to Hit the Streets if Trump Fires Mueller


Former Attorney General Eric Holder urged Americans to take to the streets if Special Counsel Robert Mueller is fired, even though the White House has not remotely suggested it was considering doing so.

Trump Names China as ‘Strategic Competitor’ in National Security Strategy

Xi Jinping and Donald Trump
President Trump will clearly name China as a "strategic competitor" in the forthcoming National Security Strategy to be unveiled Monday, according to senior administration officials, who previewed the document in a call with reporters.

Trump to Throw Down Against China’s ‘Economic Aggression’ in National Security Strategy

China Prosperity
The Trump administration's upcoming National Security Strategy -- a document required by Congress -- will be the first one to have a deep focus on economic competitiveness, particularly with China, according to a source familiar with it.

U.S. Embassies to Finally Get Official Trump and Pence Photos

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The State Department told staff earlier this week that it will begin distributing the official portraits of Trump, Pence, and Tillerson.

Rep. Adam Schiff Has Twitter Meltdown, Worries House Intel Russia Probe Will End Too Early


The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) went on a Tweetstorm on Friday afternoon, saying he was "increasingly worried" that Republicans would shut down the committee's probe at the end of the month.

Former AG Eric Holder Complains About ‘BS’ Attacks on Special Counsel Robert Mueller

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 26: Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder delivers remarks on the second day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention at Wells Fargo Center on July 26, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. An estimated 50,000 people are expected in Philadelphia, including hundreds of protesters and members of the media. The four-day Democratic National Convention kicked off July 25. (Photo by Paul Morigi/WireImage)
Former Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday joined a growing chorus of Democrats and Trump critics complaining that Republicans were attempting to take out Special Counsel Robert Mueller by exposing members of his team's animus towards President Donald Trump.

House Judiciary Lawmakers Mull Subpoenas on FBI, DOJ After Text Messages Reveal ‘Path’ to Stop Trump

Jim Jordan Questions Rod Rosenstein
Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee said on Wednesday it was time to issue subpoenas to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department, following the release of text messages about stopping Trump's election.
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