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Dowd Resigns as Trump’s Lead Lawyer on Mueller Probe

“The president’s lead lawyer for the special counsel investigation, John Dowd, resigned… days after the president called for an end to the inquiry,” the New York Times reports.

It Started with Trump’s Tax Returns

Thomas Friedman: “During the campaign he promised to release them after the I.R.S. finished auditing him. Then, after he was elected, Trump said, sorry, not going to release them ever. And nothing happened. Trump, I am reliably told, has actually [...]

Bolton Appeared In a Russian Gun Rights Video

“Former U.N. ambassador John Bolton recorded a video used by the Russian gun rights group The Right to Bear Arms in 2013 to encourage the Russian government to loosen gun laws,” NPR reports. “The episode, which has not been previously [...]

Mueller Has an Insurance Policy In the Event He’s Fired

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Kasich Open to Independent Bid for President

Gov. John Kasich (R) said that the Republican Party has “never been my master” and that “all of my options are on the table” for 2020, Politico reports. Asked if he was ruling out running against President Trump as an [...]

Republicans Grow Frustrated with Leaks

A senior GOP Senate aide vents to Jonathan Swan: “Everyone is over the leaks from this White House. Why is it that every emotional moment he has, has to be leaked, has to be a tick-tock, every second has to be [...]

GOP Leaders Fear Lazy Republicans

Politico: “What GOP leaders fear most heading into the thick of the midterm elections: incumbents who haven’t seen a real race in years snoozing as a Democratic wave builds. Speaker Paul Ryan and the National Republican Congressional Committee are less [...]

When Donald Trump Met Stormy Daniels

GQ pieces together “the whole weird, sleazy weekend” when Donald Trump met Stormy Daniels at a celebrity golf tournament in Tahoe and reportedly began an affair. “Of course, Trump’s Tahoe trip haunts him in other ways. Another porn star he [...]

GOP Groups Have Spent $3 Million at Trump Properties

“Republican-affiliated campaigns, committees and outside groups have spent more than $3 million at various Trump properties since just after the 2016 election through last month, with roughly $924,000 coming from the Republican National Committee,” according to ABC News.

Sasse Writing a Book on Political Polarization

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) is writing a book about the polarization of America, the Lincoln Journal Star reports. “The book is coming together during the 4 a.m. to 7 a.m. hours that Sasse devotes to reading and writing most days.” [...]

Trump Fires Back at Joe Biden

President Trump called former Vice President Joe Biden “weak, both mentally and physically,” suggesting he could easily beat up Biden, in response to the former vice president’s comment that he would have sought to fight Trump over his remarks about [...]

Retired General Tears Into Kushner

Retired four-star Army Gen. Barry McCaffrey tore into White House adviser Jared Kushner during an interview on MSNBC. Said McCaffrey: “Putting Jared Kushner, a 30-something person with no foreign policy or defense policy experience, as a leading representative of the [...]

Newsom Surges In California Governor’s Race

A new Public Policy Institute of California poll finds Gavin Newsom (D) has surged ahead in the gubernatorial race with 28%, followed by John Cox (R) at 14%, Antonio Villaraigosa (D) at 12%, Travis Allen (R) at 10%, John Chiang [......

Ex-CIA Boss Says Russians Could Have Dirt on Trump

Former CIA Director John Brennan suggested that President Trump is withholding criticism of Russian President Vladimir Putin because the Russians might have compromising personal information on Trump,  CNN reports. Said Brennan: “I think he is afraid of the President of [...]

Zuckerberg Feels ‘Really Bad’ About Letting Down Users

While not definitively saying yes, Mark Zuckerberg told Recode that he’s “open” to testifying before members of Congress regarding Facebook’s recent privacy scandal involving Cambridge Analytica. Said Zuckerberg: “We let the community down and I feel really bad and I’m [...]

Thousands of Milwaukee Voters Dropped from Rolls

“Thousands of Milwaukee voters have been dropped from voter rolls — including some erroneously — through the state’s registration system,” the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. “Some 44,000 voters were removed from city rolls after the state started using a new process [...]

Mueller Investigated Sessions for Perjury

“Special Counsel Robert Mueller and the FBI investigated Attorney General Jeff Sessions last year for misleading lawmakers about his contacts with Russians before eventually closing that part of the case,” Bloomberg reports.

Mueller Wants to Interview Trump on Four Areas

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has so far discussed with President Trump’s lawyers four main topics they want to talk about with the President, CNN reports. “According to two sources, the areas that the special counsel investigators have indicated they [...]

Gohmert Says Mueller Should Be Fired

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said Wednesday that special counsel Robert Mueller should be fired from his position investigating Russia’s election meddling and the Trump campaign, The Hill reports Said Gohmert: “I think Mueller should be fired. He should never have [...]

GOP Lawmaker Blames ‘Deep State’ for Carson’s Spending

Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY) appeared to blame the nefarious “Deep State” for ordering a costly dining set for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, the Daily Beast reports. Said Tenney: “Somebody in the Deep State, it was not [...]

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