In his remarks prior to releasing the redacted report from special counsel Robert Mueller, attorney general Bill Barr said that President Donald Trump’s lawyers were given the chance to read a final version of the redacted report before it was publicly released.
Security contractor Erik Prince, brother of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, helped finance an effort to obtain Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails in 2016, according to the publicly released version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
Special counsel Robert Mueller examined whether President Donald Trump learned during the 2016 presidential campaign of the rumored existence of compromising tapes made of him years earlier when he visited Moscow, according to a redacted version of Mueller’s report.
Officially, the Kremlin line is that Russia simply does not care about the findings of the Mueller report. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
It’s one of the most consequential days in recent memory in Washington, as the results of special counsel Robert Mueller’s nearly-two-year-long investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election are released to the public.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders admitted to federal investigators that she provided reporters baseless information related to former FBI Director James Comey’s dismissal, according to special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report.
The Justice Department released the redacted version of the report from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
President Donald Trump lamented back in 2017 that the appointment of a special counsel would mark the end of his presidency — and was so furious that he reacted with an expletive, according to the special counsel’s redacted report released Thursday.
Efforts by President Donald Trump to obstruct justice — including his desire to remove special counsel Robert Mueller — failed because others refused to “carry out orders,” a redacted version of Mueller’s report said.
Robert Mueller’s team declined to prosecute Donald Trump Jr. and other members of the campaign for campaign finance violations for their participation in the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower, in part, because they couldn’t prove that they “willfully” violated the law.
After years of investigating, the Department of Justice released a redacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report Thursday. The report is nearly 400 pages and covers subjects ranging from questions about Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election to whether President Donald Trump obstructed justice.
Press Statement Morgan Ortagus Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 18, 2019 The United States supports a transition to a peaceful and democratic Sudan led by civilians who represent the diversity of Sudanese society. The will of the Sudanese people is clear: it is time to move toward a transitional government that is inclusive and respectful…
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he’s having a good day, following Attorney General Bill Barr’s news conference and just as special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report was released.
It’s not just the White House and Congress that want to get their hands on the Mueller report. The public wants it too.
Attorney General William Barr on Thursday framed special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the premise that its findings were favorable to President Donald Trump, emphasizing the report found no wrongdoing by the President.
‘We Were Part of the Con, and We Knew It’: Ex Southern Poverty Law Center Employees Reveal ‘Racial Slurs,’ ‘Hypocrisy’
The Family Research Council went public Wednesday with a new campaign in the Wall Street Journal exposing the “hypocrisy” of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Using testimonials of former employees, the organization, alongside the American Family Association and SPLCexposed.com, the effort calls on major companies like Spotify, MSNBC, CNN, YouTube, Amazon, and PayPal to…
After Robert Mueller spent 22 months investigating, the Justice Department plans to release a redacted version of his nearly 400-page report.
READ: Attorney General William Barr’s prepared remarks about the release of the redacted Mueller report
Attorney General William Barr delivered remarks Thursday on the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s redacted report on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, outraged over the Trump administration’s rollout of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, called on Thursday for Mueller to publicly testify before Congress.
The Mueller report is coming: Attorney General William Barr is expected Thursday to release a redacted version of Robert Mueller’s report detailing the findings of the special counsel investigation.
Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC April 18, 2019 On behalf of the United States, I offer our sincerest congratulations on the 39th anniversary of Zimbabwe’s independence. Zimbabwe has the opportunity to set itself on a path of deep and meaningful political and economic reform, which holds the promise of improved…
North Korea’s Foreign Ministry has issued a stinging rebuke of United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, hours after the country claimed to have tested a new tactical weapon.
Robert Mueller’s full report has yet to be released, but you can already order it online.
It may look like just a bike ride, but as 29 wounded warriors hit the Washington-area roads this week, it is a testament to service, sacrifice and perseverance.
Even as the Trump administration has taken steps to expand offshore oil drilling, a new report shows that thousands of oil spills are still happening and that workers in the oil and gas industry are still dying on the job.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report is nearly 400 pages long. As a real-world reference point, the Modern Classics version of “To Kill a Mockingbird” runs 384 pages. Even if Attorney General William Barr makes so many color-coded redactions to Mueller’s report that it looks like a pack of Skittles exploded, do not expect a standard…
America has been waiting two years to hear from Robert Mueller.
Sam Patten, the political consultant who last week was sentenced to three years probation on charges that stemmed from Robert Mueller’s investigation, confronted a senior Justice Department official at a forum held by a Washington think tank Wednesday.
Notice to the Press Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 17, 2019 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan will host Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya for a Security Consultative Committee (“2+2”) meeting on Friday, April 19, at the Department of State. The…
Collected Department Releases: United States and Japan to Hold Security Consultative Committee (“2+2”) Meeting April 19
Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 17, 2019 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan will host Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defense Minister Takeshi Iwaya in Washington, D.C., for a Security Consultative Committee (“2+2”) meeting April 19. The meeting will focus on U.S.-Japan coordination…
Ivanka Trump is the eldest daughter of Donald Trump. And a senior adviser in his White House. And, according to her, she could have been the head of the World Bank, too.
Press Statement Morgan Ortagus Department Spokesperson Washington, DC April 17, 2019 We congratulate the people of Indonesia on holding their first simultaneous presidential and legislative elections on April 17. The spirited campaigns and robust participation by Indonesia’s public, civil society, and media underscore the strength and dynamism of Indonesia’s democracy. The United States and Indonesia…
The House Oversight Committee Wednesday invited White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller to testify on the Trump administration’s immigration policies on May 1.
Late Thursday night, April 4, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen called Ron Vitiello to apologize for the confusion over his nomination to become director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The escalating US crackdown on Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua is a fresh example of the selective morality and strategic expediency shaping President Donald Trump’s foreign policy.
Prosecutors have confirmed that there’s an “ongoing criminal investigation” that relates to Julian Assange’s case, according to an assertion they made in court on Wednesday.
Officials from the Justice Department have spoken repeatedly with the White House about special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
There will be two versions of the redacted special counsel report, with one being released to the public and one that will eventually go to a limited number of members of Congress with fewer redactions, the Justice Department said Wednesday.
Country music legend Johnny Cash and civil rights leader Daisy Gatson Bates will soon be immortalized as statues in the US Capitol building, replacing two controversial Confederate-era figures.
Three months after Democrats took control of the House — and with it new powers to investigate and even subpoena all manner of information about President Donald Trump — a strategy of stonewalling has become the norm as Trump’s lawyers work to protect the material he has long kept secret.
Herman Cain will not remove himself from consideration for a seat on the Federal Reserve board, he told the Wall Street Journal in an interview published Wednesday.
Sen. Cory Booker is calling for a new and expanded Voting Rights Act, which would not only restore provisions of the original act, but also tackle gerrymandering and make Election Day a national holiday, among other changes.
Sen. Kamala Harris on Wednesday expressed “regret” over the “unintended consequences” of a 2011 California truancy law, which she supported as the state attorney general and which she said led to the criminalization of parents.
President Donald Trump needs to sell Democrats on his replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement, but a government report on the potential economic effects of the new deal could make that task more difficult.
Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will announce whether he will run for president in 2020 on Wednesday during an exclusive interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo at 9 p.m. ET.
Attorney General William Barr will hold a press conference at the Justice Department on special counsel Robert Mueller’s report at 9:30am Thursday, the department announced.
After years of investigating, 500 witnesses interviewed and a metric ton of ink spilled, Congress and the public is set to get its first real look at special counsel Robert Mueller’s report Thursday morning.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday announced a nearly complete ban on the manufacturing and importing of asbestos.
Feds charge doctors in 8 state in opioids bust, including ‘Rock Doc’ accused of trading pills for sex
Nearly three dozen doctors and a host of other medical professionals across six states were charged for illegally prescribing and distributing opioids and other dangerous narcotics, the Justice Department announced Wednesday.
A former Trump administration official who cooperated with Robert Mueller’s probe is having serious second thoughts about talking to the special counsel’s office, citing concerns about being named in the Justice Department’s redacted version of the report.
Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 17, 2019 Today, the United States has affirmed its commitment to use all economic and diplomatic tools to promote accountability for the Ortega regime and to support the Nicaraguan people in their quest for freedom. The United States has sanctioned Laureano Ortega and Banco Corporativo SA…
As Pete Buttigieg gains traction in a crowded Democratic field, an inflammatory conflict from his early years as mayor of South Bend, Indiana, is set for its next chapter.
The City of Laguna Beach will keep the American flag design on its police cars.
‘He Is a Male’: Iowa High School Girls Stage Walk-Out Over Transgender Student Using Girls’ Restroom
Girls at an Iowa high school are asking for privacy in their bathrooms after a male who says he’s a female began using the female facility.
Chief Justice John Roberts denied a request from CNN and other news outlets on Wednesday to release same-day audio of oral arguments next week in a highly anticipated case concerning the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 17, 2019 Today, the United States has taken further action to halt the former Maduro regime’s theft of Venezuela’s assets and destruction of the economy. The United States has sanctioned the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) for operating in the financial sector of the Venezuelan economy,…
On the eve of the release of the redacted report detailing Russia’s attempted interference in the 2016 election — it’s worth noting that the man overseeing those redactions has done a series of things that have President Donald Trump and his supporters cheering since coming into the post in February.
Democrats are marching ahead with their investigations into President Donald Trump, his administration and his businesses — cognizant that special counsel Robert Mueller’s report could upend their work.
President Donald Trump said he spoke with Pope Francis Wednesday, offering his condolences and the advice of US experts on renovation following the devastating fire at Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral.
More than two dozen current and former Trump administration officials gave interviews to special counsel Robert Mueller during his investigation, according to a CNN analysis of past reporting, court filings and public statements from some of the witnesses.
The monster $6.1 million haul that Beto O’Rourke touted in the first day of his presidential campaign included nearly $300,0000 that he can’t use for the Democratic nomination fight. Julian Castro, already at the back of the fundraising pack, didn’t actually raise a full $1.1 million for the primary. And Amy Klobuchar has more than…
News junkies are more than familiar with South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg. After all, the articles on him (such as this one) from the national media seem to keep at a brisk pace. He’s now a clear number 2 in cable news mentions. But why?
Sen. Kamala Harris lauded Christine Blasey Ford for her “courage” in forcing the nation to “reckon with an issue that has too often been ignored and kept in the dark” in a tribute to Blasey Ford who was listed as one of Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.”
If you want to understand how much South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s place in the 2020 presidential race has changed, take a look at this photo from a rally his campaign held in Des Moines on Tuesday night:
The Honorable Carlton W. Reeves, a 55-year-old judge in Mississippi, did something last week no other federal judge has done in the Trump era.
Collected Department Releases: Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces Design Award for new U.S. Embassy Annex in Bangkok, Thailand
Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 17, 2019 The Department of State has awarded the design of the new U.S. Office Annex in Bangkok, Thailand to SHoP Architects of New York, New York. The multi-story building will be situated on an existing 11-acre site in the Pathum Wan district of central Bangkok,…
Rep. Tim Ryan says he’s ‘concerned’ about more Democrats viewing socialism positively than capitalism
Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan said Wednesday he is “concerned” about a poll that found more Democratic voters view socialism positively than view capitalism positively.
For the first two years of his presidency, Donald Trump rarely let a chance to praise Fox News go by.
Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 17, 2019 Deputy Special Envoy for the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS Ambassador William Roebuck arrived in Baghdad, Iraq today for the Global Coalition’s Stabilization Working Group. Ambassador Roebuck will address the Stabilization Working Group, which is co-led by Germany, the United Arab Emirates, and the…
With the release of the redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report days away, the stakes are sky-high for President Donald Trump. But Mueller and his boss, Attorney General William Barr, also have a lot riding on how the report is received by the American people.
Bernie Sanders guessed right.
A feeling of uneasy anticipation hangs over Washington ahead of the release of a redacted version of Robert Mueller’s report Thursday.
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg brushed off anti-gay chants from a small number of out-of-state hecklers who interrupted his two Iowa events on Tuesday.
A Federal Aviation Administration panel found changes Boeing made to a 737 Max stabilization system to be “operationally suitable,” and gave a thumbs up to the planemaker’s plans for training pilots about how the system works.
President Donald Trump issued the second veto of his presidency Tuesday, stopping a congressional resolution that would have sought to end US involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen.
Attorney General William Barr decided Tuesday that some asylum seekers who have established credible fear and are subject to deportation cannot be released on bond by immigration judges — a major reversal from a prior ruling that could lead to immigrants being held indefinitely.
The Trump administration is expected to announce its plan to enforce a controversial provision of the decades-old trade embargo on Cuba Wednesday, a senior administration official tells CNN — a decision that will break with the precedent set by every President since Bill Clinton.
There’s only one key conclusion to be taken from the first three months of Democratic fundraising for the 2020 presidential race: Bernie Sanders is a fundraising machine.
WH denies Dems’ demands for information on Trump’s purported role in attempts to block AT&T-Time Warner merger
The White House is rejecting a demand from two top House Democrats to detail whether President Donald Trump improperly sought to block the AT&T-Time Warner merger, the latest refusal to turn over records to Democrats probing all aspects of the Trump administration.
The Homeland Security Advisory Council announced emergency actions on Tuesday that the Department of Homeland Security should take to address the surge of migrant families and children, primarily from Central America, arriving at the US-Mexico border.
In President Donald Trump’s mind, the release this week of Robert Mueller’s findings is a moment to mark his long-proclaimed innocence. In the minds of some current and former White House officials, the moment isn’t quite as rosy.
House Democrat: If Sarah Sanders cared about intelligence, ‘she probably would have chosen another employer’
House Democratic Rep. Brad Sherman didn’t mince words Tuesday when turning White House press secretary Sarah Sanders’ assertion that members of Congress weren’t “smart enough” to review President Donald Trump’s tax returns back on the White House.
Star Wars director J.J. Abrams, actor Ben Affleck, and Grey’s Anatomy creator/showrunner Shonda Rhimes all gave money to California Sen. Kamala Harris in the opening months of her presidential campaign — just a few of the many famous names scattered throughout Harris’ and other 2020 Democrats’ first quarter fundraising reports released this week.
Several Senate Republicans, who have been at odds with President Donald Trump, won’t say if they’d consider backing his new primary opponent, Bill Weld.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is not hiding the fact that everyone’s taxes would go up under his “Medicare for All” plan, though the rich would be hit with several extra levies.
Federal District Judge Reggie Walton expressed uncertainty about the redactions Attorney General William Barr is making to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and suggested he may want to review the Justice Department’s redactions for himself once versions of it are made public.
Small-dollar contributions helped propel Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar to a big fundraising haul as the Minnesota freshman faced intense controversy over her remarks and drew the ire of some powerful Republicans as well as high profile members of her own party in the nation’s capital.
‘Who Has Bewitched You?’ Franklin Graham Blasts Christian College Students, Alumni for Fighting Mike Pence at Graduation
Vice President Mike Pence is receiving backlash from Taylor University students and alumni after the school announced Pence, a former Indiana governor, would be this year’s commencement speaker.
One of the most unique — and hard to grasp — phenomena of Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy (and his time in the White House) is the solid and unwavering support he has enjoyed from evangelical Christians. Witness former presidential candidate — and former House member — Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, in an interview over the weekend…
Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 16, 2019 The U.S. State Department’s Global Innovations through Science and Technology Initiative (GIST) hosted its Technology Idea (Tech-I) Competition at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Bahrain, April 14-16. The GIST Tech-I pitch competition brings together science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide, enabling young…
It’s easy to see President Donald Trump’s latest attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar as an exercise in rousing up the Republican base. It is — but I would argue it’s more than just that from a political angle.
With his potential 2020 campaign announcement nearing, former Vice President Joe Biden returned to South Carolina on Tuesday not as an official presidential candidate but as one of the nation’s most prominent political eulogists.
Top White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Tuesday that “we’re talking to a number of candidates” for two open seats on the Federal Reserve board, even though President Donald Trump’s two named picks are still in the vetting process.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it’s unclear how much Attorney General William Barr will redact in the release of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Thursday, but argued “that’s not necessarily going to be the final product” as Democrats continue to push for a full release of the report to Congress.
The House Judiciary Committee is requesting information about reports that President Donald Trump told Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan he would grant a pardon if McAleenan was sent to jail for having border agents block asylum seekers from entering the US.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the President is “bankrupt of any ideas” whenever he accuses the Democratic Party of pushing an anti-Semitic agenda and flatly denied the party was growing more hostile to Jews.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed sadness over the partial destruction of the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris that was damaged Monday by a catastrophic fire, saying the building endured a “tragedy.”
Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC April 16, 2019 U.S. Special Representative for North Korea Stephen Biegun will travel to Moscow April 17-18 to meet with Russian officials to discuss efforts to advance the final, fully verified denuclearization of North Korea. The Office of Website Management, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site…