Flynn told Mueller people tied to Trump and Congress tried to obstruct probe

Former national security adviser Michael Flynn told investigators that people linked to the Trump administration and Congress reached out to him in an effort to interfere in the Russia probe, according to newly-unredacted court papers filed Thursday. The communications could have “affected both his willingness to cooperate and the completeness of that cooperation,” special counsel […]

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Iran threatens to attack Israel if the US launches an assault on it with the aircraft carrier now in the region

Iran has aimed fire at the deployment of US military forces in the Persian Gulf and threatened an attack on Israel if the aircraft carrier was ever used against them. Speaking to reporters on Sunday the Iranian Parliament’s vice-speaker Ali Motahhari said the military forces based in the region had started a ‘psychological’ war in […]

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UPDATE 2-Pentagon to transfer $1.5 bln to border wall from Afghan forces, other areas

WASHINGTON, May 10 (Reuters) – Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has approved the transfer of $1.5 billion to build more than 80 miles of barriers on the border with Mexico, U.S. official said on Friday, including taking about $600 million in savings from an account meant for Afghan security forces. The latest move comes […]

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Trump says he talked to Putin about ‘Russian Hoax’ but not about ongoing election interference

President Trump said he and Russian President Vladi­mir Putin discussed the end of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election during a lengthy phone call Friday but said he did not raise concerns about the possibility of Russian interference to come in the 2020 contest. Trump also contradicted […]

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Venezuela’s Guaido, surrounded by soldiers, calls for military uprising

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido took to the streets Tuesday morning and called for a military uprising, saying he has begun the “final phase” of his plan to oust embattled President Nicolas Maduro. In a three-minute video posted on his Twitter account, the 35-year-old lawmaker said soldiers who took the streets would be acting to protect Venezuela’s constitution. “The […]

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Michael Cohen Suggests Trump Should Also Go To Prison

Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen lamented the fact that he is the only one going to prison over campaign finance violations made during the 2016 election, saying that he’s “not the one who slept with the porn star.” Cohen pleaded guilty to a slew of charges last year, including making illegal hush money […]

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As Trump stands by Charlottesville remarks, rise of white-nationalist violence becomes an issue in 2020 presidential race

First came Joe Biden’s campaign announcement video highlighting President Trump’s “very fine people on both sides” comment about the 2017 white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville that left a counterprotester dead. Then Trump dug in, arguing that he was referring not to the self-professed neo-Nazi marchers, but to those who had opposed the removal of a statue […]

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Person appears to throw phone at stage as Trump approaches NRA podium

A person in the crowd during President Trump’s speech to the National Rifle Association in Indianapolis on Friday threw what appeared to be a cell phone at the stage as the president approached the podium, according to video posted on social media. The video, taken by attendee Bradley Brewer, shows the object being launched into […]

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