Liar, Liar: Russia Lobbyist Contradicts Sessions’ Sworn Testimony

Richard Burt, an American lobbyist for Russian interests who worked closely with the Trump team during the 2016 campaign, confirmed Thursday that he attended two dinners with then Senator and Trump advisor Jeff Sessions, contradicting Sessions’ own sworn testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee this week. During the open hearing on Tuesday, Senator John McCain … Continued

Kamala Harris Brutally Effective Against Sessions’ Stonewalling

On Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions took his turn in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee in the latest hearing into whether the Trump campaign or its associates colluded with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election. Like his colleagues Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and NSA chief Mike Rogers before him, Sessions spent much … Continued

Confidant: Trump May Fire Special Counsel Mueller

In an interview with PBS Newshour on Monday night, Christopher Ruddy, CEO of the conservative website Newsmax and a friend of President Trump, suggested that Trump was considering firing Robert Mueller as Special Counsel in the Russian collusion investigation. “I think he’s considering perhaps terminating the special counsel. I think he’s weighing that option. I … Continued

Five GOP Defenses and Five Times Comey Called Trump a Liar

Thursday’s testimony of former FBI Director James Comey was widely seen as devastating for President Trump. During his testimony in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey credibly laid out a clear pattern of behavior on the part of the President in which he attempted to pressure Comey into scuttling the FBI investigation. The testimony was seen by … Continued

Senators Tried to Shut Down Kamala Harris, and It Didn’t Go Well

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr shut down a line of questioning from Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) at a hearing in which she asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein whether he planned to sign a letter allowing Special Counsel Robert Mueller complete independence from the Justice Department in his investigation of the Trump administration’s Russian … Continued

New Poll Carries Very Bad News for Trump in Swing Counties

President Donald Trump’s approval ratings have continued to move downward, according to the latest survey from Monmouth University. Notably, Trump’s biggest decline came among residents in the swing counties that helped decide last year’s presidential election. In the 300 counties where Trump’s winning margin over Hillary Clinton, his Democratic opponent, was in the single digits, … Continued

Comey Once Tried To Avoid Trump By Blending Into the Curtains

According to a new New York Times piece, the now infamous dinner between former FBI Director James Comey and President Donald Trump, during which Trump asked for Comey’s loyalty and Comey refused, is just one of several interactions between the two that made Comey extremely uncomfortable. One such interaction, buried toward the bottom of the Times story, … Continued

Trump Knew Flynn Was Under FBI Investigation Before He Hired Him

Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, told Trump’s transition team weeks before the inauguration that he was under federal investigation for secretly working as a lobbyist for the Turkish government, according to a New York Times report. Trump hired him anyway, giving Flynn access to top-level national intelligence. Flynn, who had learned of the … Continued

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