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AP sources: White House aware of Russian bounties in 2019

Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelligence. The assessment was included in at least one […]

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Qasem Soleimani: Iran seeks Trump’s arrest over killing of general – BBC News

Iran has issued an arrest warrant for US President Donald Trump over the killing of top Iranian commander Gen Qasem Soleimani in Iraq in January. Tehran prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr said Mr Trump and 35 others faced murder and terrorism charges, and that Interpol had been asked to help detain them. However, Interpol said it would […]

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Berman relents, leaves post as US attorney after taking stand against firing – ABC News

Geoffrey Berman, who served as the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, said in a statement Saturday evening that he will leave his post “effective immediately,” bringing an end to his temporary standoff with the Justice Department over President Donald Trump‘s efforts to fire him. The statement came soon after President Trump […]

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‘I have not resigned’: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman fires back at Barr, who says he’s leaving

Geoffrey Berman, the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, plans to step down and President Donald Trump will nominate the current chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission to succeed him, Attorney General William Barr announced Friday evening. But Berman said he learned of the plan in a Justice Department press release and shot back that he […]

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Judge Allows Bolton Memoir To Proceed, Despite Trump Administration Objection : NPR

Alex Brandon/AP A copy of John Bolton’s book, The Room Where It Happened, stands in the White House briefing room. On Saturday, a federal judge declined the Trump administration’s request to block the publication of the former national security adviser’s book. Updated at 12:09 p.m. ET The release of former national security adviser John Bolton’s […]

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Michael Flynn case: Justice Department actions are ‘a gross abuse of prosecutorial power,’ court-appointed lawyer says – CNNPolitics

The court-appointed lawyer John Gleeson also argued that Flynn should be sentenced for lying, including for perjuring himself in court for admitting his crimes then disavowing them. Gleeson, looking at Flynn’s full case record, reasoned that the Justice Department’s recent support of Flynn is so politically advantageous to President Donald Trump and atypical for prosecutors, […]

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Trump administration still wants to cut food stamps – CBS News

Trump administration still wants to cut food stamps By Aimee Picchi May 15, 2020 / 7:42 AM / MoneyWatch Usage of food stamps is surging across the U.S. as unemployment soars to its highest level since the Great Depression. But enrolling for food aid may soon get tougher, with the Trump administration pushing to implement […]

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White House blocks Dr. Anthony Fauci from testifying next week – CNNPolitics

“The Appropriations Committee sought Dr. Anthony Fauci as a witness at next week’s Labor-HHS-Education Subcommittee hearing on COVID-19 response. We have been informed by an administration official that the White House has blocked Dr. Fauci from testifying,” House Appropriations Committee spokesman Evan Hollander said in a statement Friday. White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere […]

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Official: White House overruled health officials on recommendation concerning commercial air travel

NEW YORK (AP) — Official: White House overruled health officials on recommendation concerning commercial air travel. Source: Official: White House overruled health officials on recommendation concerning commercial air travel