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Nunes claims some Trump transition messages were intercepted

Friday 24th of March 2017 11:08:09 AM

House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes met and brief’s Donald Trump whereas holding the information from the other members of the committee. Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the intelligence panel, cast doubt on Nunes’ claims in a fiery statement and blasted the chairman for not first sharing the information with him or other committee members. “The chairman will need to decide whether he is the chairman of an independent investigation into conduct which includes allegations of potential coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russians, or he is going to act as a surrogate of the White House, because he cannot do both,” Schiff said at a news conference Wednesday. (Politico)

TRUMP ISSUES ULTIMATUM: Pass this bill or Obamacare stays

Friday 24th of March 2017 12:32:24 AM

President Donald Trump is giving House Republicans an ultimatum: Pass the American Health Care Act on Friday, or Obamacare stays. Mick Mulvaney, the Office of Budget and Management director, made clear to Republicans on Thursday night that Trump wants a vote Friday and that he is done negotiating on the bill to overhaul healthcare. If it is not passed, the president will move on from the bill, reports said. (Business Insider)

RNC ‘worked’ with Ex-Russian Spy to Dig Up Dirt on Hillary Clinton

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 11:50:40 PM

As the general election was taking shape last summer, the Republican National Committee initiated a series of payments to a low-profile firm started by retired Central Intelligence Agency officers that worked closely with an ex-Russian spy. (Politico)

Republicans attack Internet privacy of American citizens

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 10:00:09 PM

The Senate voted Thursday to make it easier for internet service providers to share sensitive information about their customers, a first step in overturning landmark privacy rules that consumer advocates and Democratic lawmakers view as crucial protections in the digital age. The vote was passed along party lines, 50-48, with all but two Republicans voting in favor of the repeal and every Democrat voting against it. Two Republican Senators did not vote. (BuzzFeed)

FBI has no info to support Trump’s claims that Obama wiretapped him

Monday 20th of March 2017 04:34:26 PM

#Wiretapping

FBI has no info on Trump being wiretapped by the Obama administration

1: FBI Director Comey: Justice Dept. has no information that supports Trump’s tweets alleging he was wiretapped by Obama (Washington Post)
FBI Director James B. Comey on Monday said there is “no information” that supports President Trump’s claims that his predecessor ordered surveillance of Trump Tower during the election campaign. “I have no information that supports those tweets,’’ said Comey, testifying at the House Intelligence Committee’s first public hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 campaign. “We have looked carefully inside the FBI,’’ and agents found nothing to support those claims, he said.

March 20 (2017): Trump Probed

Monday 20th of March 2017 03:07:41 PM

Here is your daily update on a single page.

Trump-Russia Ties

FBI director Comey played a big role in Clinton’s defeat as just a few weeks ahead of the voting he. However, he has been silent about any investigation into Trump-Russia tie. Today he is being grilled by the Congress to disclose whether FBI is looking into Trump-Russia ties. Here are some major updates.

1: Comey confirms FBI probe into Trump-Russia collusion (Politico)
FBI Director James Comey confirmed to the House Intelligence Committee on Monday that the FBI is investigating Russia’s meddling in the presidential election, including possible links between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

2: Trump tweets ahead of Comey hearing: Dems pushing ‘Russia story’ (The Hill)
President Trump early Monday slammed the idea that his White House campaign colluded with Russia in a flurry of tweets sent hours before FBI Director James Comey appears before a House panel investigating Moscow’s influence in November’s election. Trump said Democrats “pushed the Russian story” to cover up for Hillary Clinton’s poorly run presidential campaign.

3: Trump’s tweet this morning (Twitter)
Trump Tweeted: “James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence Potus colluded with Russia. This story is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it!”

#Wiretapping

FBI has no info on Trump being wiretapped by the Obama administration

5: FBI Director Comey: Justice Dept. has no information that supports Trump’s tweets alleging he was wiretapped by Obama (Washington Post)
FBI Director James B. Comey on Monday said there is “no information” that supports President Trump’s claims that his predecessor ordered surveillance of Trump Tower during the election campaign. “I have no information that supports those tweets,’’ said Comey, testifying at the House Intelligence Committee’s first public hearing on Russian interference in the 2016 campaign. “We have looked carefully inside the FBI,’’ and agents found nothing to support those claims, he said.

FBI confirms they are investigating Trump-Russia ties

Monday 20th of March 2017 02:47:23 PM

#Trump-Russia Ties

FBI director Comey played a big role in Clinton’s defeat as just a few weeks ahead of the voting he. However, he has been silent about any investigation into Trump-Russia tie. Today he is being grilled by the Congress to disclose whether FBI is looking into Trump-Russia ties. Here are some major updates.

1: Comey confirms FBI probe into Trump-Russia collusion (Politico)
FBI Director James Comey confirmed to the House Intelligence Committee on Monday that the FBI is investigating Russia’s meddling in the presidential election, including possible links between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

2: Trump tweets ahead of Comey hearing: Dems pushing ‘Russia story’ (The Hill)
President Trump early Monday slammed the idea that his White House campaign colluded with Russia in a flurry of tweets sent hours before FBI Director James Comey appears before a House panel investigating Moscow’s influence in November’s election. Trump said Democrats “pushed the Russian story” to cover up for Hillary Clinton’s poorly run presidential campaign.

3: Trump’s tweet this morning (Twitter)
Trump Tweeted: “James Clapper and others stated that there is no evidence Potus colluded with Russia. This story is FAKE NEWS and everyone knows it!”

Judges continue to block Trump’s muslim ban (Travel Ban)

Monday 20th of March 2017 01:44:20 AM

1: Hawaii judge declines to narrow travel ban injunction (Politico)
A federal judge in Hawaii who issued a temporary restraining order against key parts of President Donald Trump’s revised travel ban last week has turned down a Justice Department request to narrow the injunction.

In a ruling Sunday. U.S. District Court Judge Derrick Watson rejected a federal government motion asking the judge to limit his injunction to the portion of the travel ban executive order that restricts travel to the U.S. by citizens of six majority-Muslim countries.

There ‘never was’ evidence of a wiretap at Trump Tower

Sunday 19th of March 2017 06:30:14 PM

The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday there “never was” evidence that former President Barack Obama — or anyone else — wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign.

“If you take the president literally, it didn’t happen,” Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Was there a physical wiretap of Trump Tower? No, there never was, and the information on Friday continues to lead us in that direction.” (Politico)

Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price

Sunday 19th of March 2017 05:07:48 PM

Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was removed from his post by the Trump administration last week, was overseeing an investigation into stock trades made by the president’s health secretary, Tom Price, according to a person familiar with the office. (Pro Publica)

Trump in tweet: Germany owes U.S. ‘vast sums of money’ for NATO

Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:34:14 PM

A day after meeting the German chancellor, President Donald Trump on Saturday tweeted that the country owes the United States “vast sums of money” for defense under the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s security umbrella. “Despite what you have heard from the FAKE NEWS, I had a GREAT meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Nevertheless, Germany owes…..” Trump wrote on Twitter. “…vast sums of money to NATO & the United States must be paid more for the powerful, and very expensive, defense it provides to Germany!” (Politico)

Graham keeping the heat on Trump’s wiretapping claims

Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:25:28 PM

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) says he still plans to “to get to the bottom” of President Trump’s claims that Trump Tower was wiretapped by the Obama administration during the 2016 election. “We owe it to [Trump]; we owe it to the American people to find out what happened in the 2016 election,” Graham said in an interview with John Catsimatidis that aired Sunday on New York’s AM 970. (The Hill)

Kellyanne Conway’s Husband Is Trump’s Choice for Key Justice Post

Sunday 19th of March 2017 12:20:21 PM

President Trump has selected George T. Conway III, the husband of his counselor Kellyanne Conway, to head the civil division of the Justice Department, people familiar with the decision said on Saturday, placing him in charge of a crucial office charged with defending Mr. Trump’s contentious travel ban and lawsuits alleging that his business activities violate the Constitution. (NYT)

Former US ambassador to NATO educates Trump

Saturday 18th of March 2017 10:24:20 PM

President Trump and his entire administration get their information and intel from TV shows, radio shows and alt-right sites like Breitbart, no surprises that Trump continues to create embarrassing situations for the US. In the latest tweet storm, Trump attacked Germany wrongly stating that they ‘owe’ money to the US.

1/ Sorry, Mr. President, that’s not how NATO works. The US decides for itself how much it contributes to defending NATO. pic.twitter.com/8svkzRBEQb

— Ivo Daalder (@IvoHDaalder) March 18, 2017

White House apologizes to British government over spying claims

Friday 17th of March 2017 01:45:19 PM

The White House has apologized to the British government after alleging that a UK intelligence agency spied on President Donald Trump at the behest of former President Barack Obama. (CNN)

GCHQ dismisses ‘utterly ridiculous’ claim it helped wiretap Trump

Friday 17th of March 2017 12:29:18 PM

British intelligence officials have denied an allegation that the UK helped former president Barack Obama “wiretap” Donald Trump during the 2016 election. The claim was repeated by the White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, on Thursday and dismissed as “utterly ridiculous” by a GCHQ spokesperson. (The Guardian)

Trump to name coal lobbyist as deputy EPA chief: report

Friday 17th of March 2017 01:32:01 AM

Coal lobbyist Andrew Wheeler is reportedly President Trump’s pick to be the deputy chief of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and is expected to be tapped for the position in coming weeks.(The Hill)

Paul Ryan says the Obama administration didn’t wiretap Trump Tower

Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:53:55 PM

House Speaker Paul Ryan today closed the case on President Donald Trump’s baseless claim that the Obama administration had his phones tapped during the election. Citing intelligence reports given to House leaders, Ryan said, “No such wiretap existed,” according to CNN. (The Verge)

Trump says he will submit evidence of wiretapping to House committee ‘very soon’

Thursday 16th of March 2017 08:17:42 PM

President Trump discussed his tweeted accusation that President Obama ordered “wires” at Trump Tower tapped during last year’s presidential campaign in an exclusive interview with Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” Wednesday. (Fox News)

Probably right after he submits his tax returns!

Hawaii judge halts new Trump travel ban, setting stage for epic legal battle

Thursday 16th of March 2017 12:42:48 PM

President Trump appears set on a collision course with federal judges, vowing to fight them to the end after a district court in Hawaii issued the second block in as many months on his proposed travel ban on visitors from majority-Muslim countries. (The Guardian)

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