- The Guardian 08:00June 24, 2021House investigates possible shadow operation in Trump justice departmentJudiciary committee want to know if officials violated policies in issuing secret subpoenas against congressional DemocratsTop Democrats in the House are investigating whether Trump justice department officials ran an unlawful shadow operation to target political enemies of the former president to hunt down leaks of classified information, according to a source familiar with the matter.The House judiciary committee chairman, Jerry Nadler, is centering his investigation on the apparent violation of internal policies by the justice department, when it issued subpoenas against Democrats Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell in 2018. Continue reading...
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- Guardian 09:00June 19, 2021‘We dodged a mortar round’: George Packer on America in crisisThe award-winning reporter’s new book considers threats to democracy from the right around the Capitol attack – but his view of those who seek social justice has angered some on the leftWhen the pandemic struck, George Packer moved his family out of the city and upstate into the countryside. Related: Preventable review: Andy Slavitt indicts Trump over Covid – but scolds us all too Continue reading...
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- New York Magazine 15:00June 16, 2021Trump DOJ’s Secret Subpoenas and Data Seizures: What We KnowThe Trump Justice Department went to unprecedented lengths to hunt down leakers, seizing records from reporters, Democrats, and a White House counsel.
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- The Guardian 06:45June 16, 2021Jared Kushner agrees book deal for ‘definitive’ account of Trump presidencyThe untitled memoir by the president’s son-in-law will be published in 2022Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of former president Donald Trump and a senior adviser in his administration, has secured a book deal to recount Trump’s presidency. Broadside Books, a conservative imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced that Kushner’s book will come out in early 2022. Kushner has begun working on the memoir, currently untitled, and is expected to write about everything from the Middle East to criminal justice reform to the pandemic. Financial terms were not disclosed. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 21:20June 15, 2021‘Pure insanity’: emails reveal Trump push to overturn election defeatWhite House chief of staff pushed debunked conspiracy claimsHouse committee releases emails sent to justice departmentUS politics – live coverageDonald Trump tried to enlist top US law enforcement officials in a conspiracy-laden and doomed effort to overturn his election defeat, a campaign they described as “pure insanity”, newly released emails show. Related: White House unveils first national strategy to fight domestic terrorism Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 22:36June 13, 2021Former secretary of state mounts a defense of Trump's handling of Russia: 'I'm proud of the work we did there'Mike Pompeo, speaking to "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace, claimed he and former President Donald Trump were "tough" with Russia.
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- Business Insider 19:08June 12, 2021French President Emmanuel Macron says 'America is back' after Biden's first few months in office"It's great to have a US president who's part of the club and very willing to cooperate," Macron said at the G7 Summit on Saturday.
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- Business Insider 04:04June 9, 2021The Trump administration took more than 3,900 kids from their parents. More than half remain separated.A new report from the Department of Homeland Security found that less than 1,800 of the separated children have been reunited with their parents.
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- Business Insider 03:51June 5, 2021Don McGahn, former Trump White House attorney, 'was clearly distressed' by ex-president's behavior, top Democrat says after congressional testimonyThe former White House counsel testified before the House Judiciary Committee about President Trump's handling of the Mueller investigation.
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- The Guardian 04:36May 28, 2021US investigating if Ukrainian officials interfered in 2020 election - reportAndriy Derkach, a Ukrainian member of parliament, is being investigated and has previously been sanctioned by the US TreasuryFederal prosecutors in New York are investigating whether Ukrainian officials attempted to interfere in the 2020 presidential election to undermine Joe Biden and help Donald Trump, the New York Times has reported, citing unnamed sources “with knowledge of the matter”.The criminal investigation includes examining whether the Ukrainian officials used Rudy Giuliani, then personal lawyer to the former president, to spread misleading claims about Biden, the New York Times reported. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 14:45May 26, 2021Did Jordan’s closest allies plot to unseat its king?Alleged sedition and a royal family feud may have been driven by a broader plan to reshape the Middle East The phone call that shook the Jordanian government came in the second week of March this year. On the line to the General Intelligence Directorate (GID) in Amman was the US Embassy, seeking an urgent meeting about a matter of national importance. The kingdom’s spies were startled. Danger was brewing on the home front, they were told, and could soon pose a threat to the throne.Within hours, the GID had turned its full array of resources towards one of the country’s most senior royals, Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, a former crown prince and half-brother of the king, whom the Americans suspected was sowing dissent and had begun rallying supporters. By early April, officials had placed Hamzah under house arrest and publicly accused the former heir and two close aides of plotting to unseat King Abdullah. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 00:24May 25, 2021The Trump administration may have separated hundreds of parents from their children without consent, a new DHS report findsAt least 348 parents were separated from their children without any evidence they consented, according to DHS's Inspector General.
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- The Guardian 03:46May 21, 2021US no longer wants to buy Greenland, Blinken confirmsUS Secretary of State rules out any plans to buy the Danish autonomous territory US secretary of state Antony Blinken has confirmed that America no longer wants to buy Greenland.Blinken visited the Danish autonomous territory as he ended a four-day trip that included a meeting of the foreign ministers of countries bordering the Arctic. Continue reading...
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- New York Magazine 00:23May 4, 2021Biden Administration Begins Migrant-Family ReunificationsFour parents separated from their children will be let into the U.S. this week as DHS takes its first steps to address fallout from the Trump policy.
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- New York Magazine 21:08May 1, 2021Biden Cancels Military-Funded Construction of Border WallThe DHS also says it will repair flood levees and soil erosion caused by Trump’s wall-construction efforts.
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- Breitbart News 02:29April 27, 2021Planned Parenthood Seeks Even 'Bolder’ Policies from Biden-HarrisPlanned Parenthood said the Biden-Harris administration is “on the right track,” but is looking for even "bolder” moves in the days ahead.
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- Business Insider 15:50April 24, 2021Senate GOP moves closer to picking a fight over the debt. Democrats condemn it as 'Obama-era economic sabotage'Republicans have adopted a resolution to raise the debt ceiling in exchange for spending cuts or reductions in Social Security and Medicare.
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- Business Insider 00:01April 24, 2021Biden will allow US embassies worldwide to fly Pride Flag, reversing a Trump administration decisionThis move reverses a decision from the Trump administration, which rejected requests from US embassies to fly the Pride flag.
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- New York Magazine 00:31April 17, 2021Biden Keeps Trump’s Record-Low Refugee-Admissions Cap, Breaking PledgeFollowing backlash over the reversal, the White House later signaled it would still raise the cap this fiscal year, but not as high as it had pledged.
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- Business Insider 21:25April 11, 2021Thousands of inmates given the chance to serve their sentence at home because of COVID-19 might go back to prison cellsBecause of a lingering legal memo under the Trump administration, thousands of people incarcerated for low-level crimes might have to return to prison.
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- The Guardian 21:34April 10, 2021‘Clear the Capitol’: Pence plea amid riot retold in dramatic Pentagon documentPreviously undisclosed internal report reveals how officials sought to re-establish order during 6 January attackFar-right groups raise millions via Christian funding siteA previously undisclosed document prepared by the Pentagon for internal use reveals dramatic new details about how authorities sought to quell the attack on the Capitol on 6 January and re-establish order – and how such help took agonising hours in coming. Related: Why aren't we calling the Capitol attack an act of treason? Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 18:24April 9, 2021What Biden's $1.5 trillion 'skinny budget' shows about how he wants the next year to goBiden's budget shows an intention to ramp up federal spending on education, health, and climate initiatives. Military spending would remain the same.
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- The Guardian 10:36April 8, 2021Biden restores $200m in US aid to Palestinians slashed by TrumpFormer US president had gradually cut virtually all US money to Palestinian aid projectsThe US will restore more than $200m in aid to Palestinians, reversing massive funding cuts under the Trump administration that left humanitarian groups scrambling to keep people from plunging into poverty.“[We] plan to restart US economic, development, and humanitarian assistance for the Palestinian people,” the secretary of state, Antony Blinken, said in a statement. Continue reading...
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- Snopes 03:24April 8, 2021Is Biden Admin Restarting Border Wall Construction?Joe Biden promised not to build "another foot of wall" during his 2020 campaign.
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- Business Insider 00:29April 7, 2021Biden breaks with Trump and says he'll stick up for Federal Reserve's independenceWhile he was in office, Trump pressured Fed Chair Powell against raising interest rates - the central bank traditionally operates independently.
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- The Guardian 21:05April 6, 2021Italian business owner to sue US Treasury over blacklist errorAlessandro Bazzoni’s bank account was closed after he faced sanctions in a case of mistaken identityA small business owner in Italy is preparing to sue the US Treasury after accidentally being put on a sanctions blacklist before Donald Trump left the presidency.Alessandro Bazzoni, who owns a graphic design company in Sardinia, has been unable to trade since 19 January, when his business was slapped with sanctions as part of the Trump administration’s crackdown on blacklisted Venezuelan crude oil. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 17:52April 6, 2021Former Trump staffers are facing a 'job desert' in Washington after the Capitol siegeArmstrong Williams, a Trump world insider, told The Post that he's seen "many, many people" lose job offers following the Capitol riot.
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- New York Magazine 03:00April 5, 2021J&J Takes Over Plant Where Contractor Error Led to Loss of 15M Vaccine DosesThe Biden Administration stepped in and directed Johnson & Johnson to assume control at Emergent BioSolutions’ Baltimore facility.
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- Business Insider 16:05April 4, 2021Trump adviser Peter Navarro pressured officials to reward untested companies connected to the White House with lucrative COVID-19 contracts, House inquiry saysPeter Navarro is accused of taking a "haphazard" approach to procuring contracts for companies with White House links, a House subcommittee says.
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- Business Insider 17:49April 2, 2021Jared Kushner is a 21-year-old college student. Jared Kushner also works in Canadian real estate. And they're ready to reclaim their name from Donald Trump's son-in-law.Two men named Jared Kushner reveal the highs and lows of being confused for the former senior presidential advisor.
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- The Guardian(UK) 00:57March 31, 2021Antony Blinken says the US will 'stand up for human rights everywhere'Secretary of state takes veiled swipe at Trump administration and says change of approach is ‘in America’s interests’The United States will speak out about human rights everywhere including in allies and at home, secretary of state Antony Blinken has vowed, turning a page from Donald Trump as he bemoaned deteriorations around the world.Presenting the state department’s first human rights report under President Joe Biden, the new top US diplomat took some of his most pointed, yet still veiled, swipes at the approach of the Trump administration. Continue reading...
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- The Guardian 15:14March 29, 2021Suspected Russian hackers gained access to US homeland security emailsIntelligence value of SolarWinds hacking of then acting secretary Chad Wolf is not publicly knownSuspected Russian hackers gained access to email accounts belonging to the Trump administration’s head of homeland security (DHS) and members of cybersecurity staff whose jobs included hunting threats from foreign countries, the Associated Press (AP) has learned.The intelligence value of the hacking of then acting secretary Chad Wolf and his staff is not publicly known but the symbolism is stark. Their accounts were accessed in what is known as the SolarWinds intrusion, throwing into question how the US government can protect individuals, companies and institutions if it can’t protect itself. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 22:06March 22, 2021Photos show the crowded conditions where migrant kids are being held at the US-Mexico borderThe photos, shared with Insider by Rep. Henry Cuellar, show at least dozens of children and some adults in makeshift facilities.
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- Snopes 20:50March 22, 2021Is Trump Planning To Launch His Own Social Media Site?We've reached out to the former president's media relations team to discuss the claim.
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- Breitbart News 03:19March 17, 2021Activists Pressure Biden to End Trump Campus Sexual Misconduct RuleActivists representing the interests of alleged sexual misconduct survivors are pressuring Biden to change how cases are handled on campus.
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- Business Insider 16:41March 16, 2021Jared Kushner charged taxpayers $24,000 in hotel bills on his last official trip to IsraelKushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, and other members of the Trump family have faced scrutiny over how they've spent taxpayer dollars.
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- Snopes 00:03March 16, 2021Is Chinese Furniture Maker Selling a Trump Buddha Statue?The description of the alleged product says, "Make your company great again!"
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- Business Insider 19:45March 13, 2021Rudy Giuliani will keep his honorary degree after the board of a New York college didn't count enough votes to rescindAlums urged St. John Fisher College to revoke his degree after Giuliani peddled baseless claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election.
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- Breitbart News 07:23March 11, 2021Five Far-Left Promises Joe Biden Has Kept in His First 50 DaysPresident Joe Biden marked his 5oth day in office on March 10, keeping his promise of establishing a progressive body of government while repealing critical components of former President Trump's "America First" agenda.
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- Snopes 22:46March 6, 2021Was Melania Trump Not Invited to First Lady Summit at Camp David?A routine review of content labeled satire.
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- Business Insider 22:05March 6, 2021Biden fired a Trump-appointed lawyer who refused to leave officeHer dismissal prompted fury from other Republicans like Rep. Virginia Foxx, who called it an "unprecedented firing of an honorable public official."
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- Business Insider 19:28March 5, 2021Trump appointee arrested over Capitol riot took a police riot shield and fought with officers, affidavit saysThe FBI pieced together footage of the man said to be Federico Klein, a Trump appointee, fighting with police at the Capitol riot on January 6.
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- Snopes 03:04March 3, 2021Did Trump Launch 2024 Presidential Campaign?"I may even decide to beat [Democrats] for a third time," the former U.S. president said at the 2021 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
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- Business Insider 22:54February 27, 2021Justin Trudeau looks forward to working with President Biden: 'It's great to see America re-engage'"That need to work closely as neighbors continues," Trudeau said. "But now it continues with an administration with whom we have a little more in common."
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- The Guardian 06:11February 25, 2021Biden reverses Trump actions on green cards, architecture and 'anarchist jurisdictions'Move undoes actions that blocked many immigrants from entering the US and sought to cut funding to cities Trump deemed ‘lawless’Joe Biden has formally reversed a series of executive actions taken by Donald Trump, including a proclamation that blocked many green card applicants from entering the United States. Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 19:00February 24, 2021Biden opens up migrant child facility, prompting criticism from progressives like AOCRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said the reopening of the facility "is not okay, never has been okay, never will be okay."
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- Business Insider 13:47February 23, 2021Fauci said partisan fights over mask-wearing hurt the US virus response, and that it never should have hit 500,000 virus deathsFauci said that a "rich and sophisticated" country like the US should have been able to avoid such large-scale death.
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- The Guardian 15:43February 20, 2021Trump ally Nunes sees CNN Ukraine lawsuit thrown out by New York judgeCalifornia congressman sought $435m in damagesStory linked him to hunt for Biden dirt in UkraineA defamation lawsuit brought against CNN by the California Republican Devin Nunes, a leading ally of former president Donald Trump, was tossed out by a Manhattan judge on Friday. Related: Icy blast of anti-Ted Cruz outrage shows little sign of abating Continue reading...
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- Breitbart News 14:20February 17, 2021Mike Pompeo, Robert O'Brien to Co-Chair Foreign Policy Series at Nixon FoundationMichael Pompeo, former Secretary of State and CIA director and Robert O'Brien, former National Security Adviser, will soon be regularly weighing in on foreign policy issues as co-chairs of a monthly roundtable discussion at the Nixon Foundation.
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- Business Insider 19:26February 13, 2021A banner reading 'Convict Trump and lock him up' flew over the former president's Mar-a-Lago residenceThe banner flew over Trump's Mar-a-Lago home right as impeachment proceedings played out in the Senate.
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