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Trump slams Comey after bombshell interview

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump on Monday accused fired FBI officials James Comey and Andrew McCabe of committing “many crimes,” his latest salvo at the bureau in the wake of the former bureau director’s media tour to support his upcoming book. Last summer, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, said Comey drafted a statement exonerating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for running her government emails through a private email server before completing the investigation. Comey had testified before Congress that his decision to make the…

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Michael Cohen’s secret client is Sean Hannity and the internet has lost its damn mind

Image: DREW ANGERER / GETTY IMAGES Micheal Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer, has friends in some low places.  Before making his first court appearance for a hearing after federal officials raided his home, office, and hotel room last week, Cohen told a federal judge that he had given legal advice to three people in the past year. One was obviously President Trump. The second was Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and the third was a person whose identity Cohen refused to disclose.  That is until the federal judge demanded that he…

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Barbara Bush in failing health, won’t seek further treatment

(CNN)Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health, a source close to the Bush family tells CNN. “It will not surprise those who know her that Barbara Bush has been a rock in the face of her failing health, worrying not for herself — thanks to her abiding faith — but for others. She is surrounded by a family she adores, and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving,” the statement continued. At 92 years old, Bush has been suffering for some time and…

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Jeremy Corbyn calls Syria airstrikes legally questionable

PM should have sought parliamentary approval before taking military action, says Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has described airstrikes on Syria as legally questionable and accused Theresa May of trailing after Donald Trump in an attack that could escalate the conflict. The Labour leader was responding to the news that the Theresa May: Syria strikes ‘right and legal’ option video Labour has opposed a military strike on Syria since the chemical weapons attack on Douma. On Thursday, Corbyn urged May to remember the lessons of intelligence failures in the buildup to…

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Trump declares ‘mission accomplished’ in Syria strike

Washington (CNN)Top administration officials on Saturday rallied behind President Donald Trump’s declaration of “mission accomplished” in Friday night’s strike on three Syria targets in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians in a Damascus suburb. Vice President Mike Pence said the strikes, conducted in coordination with the United Kingdom and France, “degraded and crippled chemical weapons capabilities of Syria.” “I think the President’s expressions this morning were a strong affirmation that the mission that he gave our military to go in and destroy key elements of the chemical…

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U.S., France, U.K. Launch Strikes on Syria After Chemical Attack

Missile strikes targeted chemical weapons facilities in Syria Trump condemns Russia and Iran for supporting Syria’s Assad statement posted on Twitter. “We warned that such actions will not be left without consequences.” Syria said its air defenses were “confronting the U.S.-French-British aggression,” according to the state-run SANA news agency. Syria’s Observatory for Human Rights, a group monitoring the conflict, reported that the strikes targeted several military bases, Republican Guards locations and the Scientific Studies Research Center. "Based on recent experience, we fully expect a significant disinformation campaign over the coming…

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FBI may have seized recorded conversations from Trump’s attorney

Washington (CNN)Donald Trump’s personal attorney often recorded telephone conversations both before and during the 2016 presidential campaign that likely have been scooped up in the FBI raid on attorney Michael Cohen’s apartment, office and hotel room, according to sources familiar with the matter. CNN has also learned that the search warrant sought records relating to Cohen’s personal finances and his net worth. One source said Cohen played to Trump and some associates conversations that he had with political and media figures during the exploratory part of the campaign. The source…

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‘Time’ recreates iconic Trump cover to show how much worse things have gotten

Image: mashable composite: time A storm’s a brewin’ in the White House, and Time Magazine has found a way to perfectly illustrate the chaos on its latest cover. In a rare callback cover, Time asked longtime collaborator Tim O’Brien to depict the absolute chaos that is Donald Trump as president of the United States.  The “Stormy” cover for the April 23 issue reimagines O’Brien’s “Nothing to See Here” cover from Feb. 27, 2017. This time Trump’s being heavily rained on and he’s nearly drowning in a rising tide.

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FBI sought Trump’s communications with his personal lawyer regarding Access Hollywood

(CNN)FBI agents who raided the home, office and hotel of Donald Trump’s personal lawyer sought communications that Trump had with attorney Michael Cohen and others regarding the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape that captured Trump making lewd remarks about women a month before the election, according to sources familiar with the matter. The search warrant also sought communications between then-candidate Trump and his associates regarding efforts to prevent disclosure of the tape, according to one of the sources. In addition, investigators wanted records and communications concerning other potential negative information about…

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Public Interrogation: Every Senator Is Angrily Grilling Mark Zuckerberg On Why ClickHoles Articles Arent Getting Shared As Widely On Facebook After It Changed Its Algorithms

It’s just a few minutes into Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees, but it’s already looking like the Facebook founder isn’t going to be getting off easy: Every senator in attendance is angrily grilling Mark Zuckerberg on why ClickHole’s articles aren’t getting shared as widely on Facebook since it changed its algorithm. Wow. Senators on both sides of the aisle are clearly determined to hold Zuckerberg accountable for Facebook’s role in preventing them from being constantly showered in the web’s most viral content, courtesy of ClickHole.com.…

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House Armed Services chairman: Military readiness ‘at a crisis point’

(CNN)The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee called the deaths of two soldiers in an Apache helicopter crash in Kentucky on Friday “heartbreaking” in a statement Saturday, adding that military readiness is in crisis. “Congress voted to provide our troops the funds they need to begin turning this crisis around” and that “there can be no higher priority for the Department of Defense than ensuring that our aircraft are safe and that pilots get the training they need.” The 101st Airborne Division said in a statement that the crash…

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Ted Nugent likens Democrats, media, academics to ‘rabid coyotes’

(CNN)Ted Nugent compared multiple groups he opposes to “rabid coyotes” on Friday, adding that you “keep your gun handy” to shoot them on sight. Nugent’s comments come days after he called the Parkland, Florida, shooting survivors “liars” and “poor, mushy-brained children.” Last year following the shooting of Louisiana Republican Rep. Steve Scalise as he and others practiced for the annual Congressional Baseball Game, Nugent told a New York radio station that he would stop “the hateful rhetoric.” “I cannot and will not and I encourage even my friends, slash, enemies…

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New centrist party gets 50m backing to break mould of UK politics

Plans secretly made for a new political party drawing from left and right A new political party with access to up to 50m in funding has been secretly under development for more than a year by a network of entrepreneurs, philanthropists and donors keen to break the Westminster mould, the Observer can reveal. The movement, spearheaded by a former Labour benefactor, is understood to have been drawn up by a group frustrated by the tribal nature of politics, the polarisation caused by Brexit and the standard of political leadership on…

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