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Week 91: Mueller’s Case for Collusion Comes Into View

The special counsel has begun to draw sharper lines between Russia, Wikileaks, Roger Stone and the Trump campaign.

Trump's national emergency declaration faces legal challenges

President Trump says he expects a legal battle after declaring a national emergency to access money for his proposed border wall. Mr. Trump signed a ...

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Trump’s Attempt to Circumvent Congress Leaves Uneasy Senate Republicans With Hard Choice

It remains to be seen whether Senate Republicans will act collectively to try to stop the president or how far into uncharted territory they are ...

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‘Finish that wall’: Trump seeks to turn his failure to build the wall into campaign rallying cry

President Trump and his political team plan to make his years long quest for a border wall one of the primary thrusts of his reelection effort.

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The One Trait That Predicts Trump Fever

Oostburg and Chevy Chase couldn’t be more different. But in the 2016 primary, they both rejected Trump. They have something else in common, too.

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In declaring a national emergency, Trump reminds Republicans: It’s all about him

For GOP lawmakers, loyalty with President Trump remains a one-way street. Having lost two rounds of negotiations, he dismissed their warnings and showed contempt for the separation of powers.

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Trump’s declaration of national emergency faces political and legal challenges

Unsatisfied with the funding in a bill passed by Congress, President Trump took executive action to try to secure about $6.5 billion more for border barriers.

Trump emergency declaration faces fights in the courts

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency along the southern border Friday and predicted his administration would end up defending it all ...

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Democrats on ‘reassurance tour’ for European allies worried about Trump

Pelosi is leading a group of newly elected Democrats eager to calm the fears of allies. Along with several GOP lawmakers, they are following in the ...

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Trump Declares a National Emergency, and Provokes a Constitutional Clash

The president’s decision incited instant condemnation from Democrats, who called it an unconstitutional abuse of his authority and vowed to overturn it with Republican support.

US citizen detained in Egypt for over 5 years is dying, desperate for release

U.S. citizen Mustafa Kassem has been in Egyptian jail for over five years on trumped up charges, using a hunger strike to plea to Trump and Pence for help.

Cummings says new evidence shows Trump attorneys may have misled ethics officials

House Oversight chairman says evidence suggests lawyers other than Cohen may have given differing accounts about hush money payments.

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Mueller: Guidelines call for Manafort to get up to 24.5 years in prison for Virginia convictions

Prosecutors made a clear reference to Manafort’s time atop Trump’s 2016 campaign, noting his 'repeated misrepresentations to financial institutions were brazen' during that time.

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News Analysis: Presidents Have Declared Dozens of Emergencies, but None Like Trump’s

In invoking emergency powers for an end run around Congress in building his border wall, President Trump violated a norm of presidential ...

Trump declares national emergency to build the border wall

At the White House on Friday, President Trump declared a national emergency to help fulfill one of his campaign promises: Constructing a wall on the border with Mexico. The administration said it intends to spend roughly $8 billion to build 234 miles of steel wall. Congress has approved just under $1.4 billion for border barriers. Major Garrett ...

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Here’s How Trump’s New Attorney General, William Barr, Controls Who Will See the Mueller Report

The new Attorney General is the most important person in America when it comes to access to the Mueller report.

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‘A recipe for disaster’? Trump’s border emergency drags the GOP into a risky fight ahead of 2020.

It’s unclear whether even the most vocal critics of the move will risk the ire of the president’s political base by standing up against it.

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Trump to nominate Satterfield ambassador to Turkey

President Donald Trump intends to nominate David Satterfield, a veteran diplomat with deep experience in the Middle East, to be U.S. ambassador to ...

What laws are Trump using for the national emergency?

President Trump is justifying the national emergency using statutes from Title X of the U.S. Code

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Legal challenges to Trump emergency declaration face uphill battle

Democratic lawmakers, states and others mulling legal challenges to President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration to obtain funds to build ...

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Mueller says searches yielded evidence of Stone-WikiLeaks communications

U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller disclosed for the first time on Friday that his office has evidence of communications between Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to President Donald Trump, and WikiLeaks related to the release of hacked Democratic Party emails.

White House press secretary interviewed by special counsel's office

News of the sitdown comes as the probe into Russian collusion and the Trump campaign is believed to be coming to an end.

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Mueller interviewed Sarah Sanders in Russia probe

The details of the sit-down are not publicly known, but Mueller likely has interest in Sanders’ role crafting statements about the Trump team’s interactions with Russian nationals.

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