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Rubio: Pardoning Paul Manafort ‘would be a mistake’

Rubio: Pardoning Paul Manafort ‘would be a mistake’

Sen. Marco Rubio said Sunday that he doesn’t think President Donald Trump should grant a pardon to his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, calling such a move “a mistake.” “It would be a mistake,” Rubio, R-Florida, told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union,” when asked about the possibility. “And I would strongly counsel…MORE

Trump, without evidence, accuses James Comey of lying to House Judiciary Committee

Trump, without evidence, accuses James Comey of lying to House Judiciary Committee

President Donald Trump lashed out at former FBI Director James Comey over testimony he gave to the House Judiciary and Oversight committees on Friday, accusing the former FBI chief, without evidence, of lying to lawmakers and questioning his inability to recall events related to certain questions. “On 245 occasions, former FBI Director James Comey told…MORE

Russell Senate Office Building evacuated over small attic fire

Russell Senate Office Building evacuated over small attic fire

The Russell Senate Office Building was evacuated Saturday night as Washington emergency crews responded to a small fire in the attic, according to the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department’s Twitter account. “Box Alarm Russell Senate Office Building. #DCsBravest on scene with small fire in attic extinguished by sprinklers,” the tweet said.…MORE

Trump tries to change the story, but Russia cloud darkens

Trump tries to change the story, but Russia cloud darkens

President Donald Trump is dipping into his playbook of distraction and denial, but even his skills at weaving alternative narratives cannot disguise the growing threat he faces from special counsel Robert Mueller. On Saturday, Trump announced the exit of chief of staff John Kelly, dismissed new revelations from the Russia probe, slapped familiar foes and…MORE

Comey says firing Mueller alone won’t derail investigations

Comey says firing Mueller alone won’t derail investigations

Former FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers in a closed-door meeting on Friday that he didn’t believe firing Robert Mueller alone would derail the investigations that have been launched since he was appointed special counsel last year. Asked by Democrats what would happen if Mueller were fired, Comey said he didn’t know the effect, but…MORE

New York Times: Kushner offered advice to Saudi crown prince after journalist’s death

New York Times: Kushner offered advice to Saudi crown prince after journalist’s death

The President’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, continued to have private conversations with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to The New York Times. Kushner offered the de facto Saudi ruler advice “about how to weather the storm” following the death of Khashoggi, the Times reported…MORE

Trump announces John Kelly is leaving

Trump announces John Kelly is leaving

White House chief of staff John Kelly will be leaving his position at the end of the year, President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on Saturday afternoon. CNN on Friday reported that Kelly was expected to announce his departure in the coming days. “John Kelly will be leaving at the end of…MORE

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