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Obtained by ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Special counsel Robert Mueller is recommending a judge sentence one-time Donald Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos to up to six months in jail for lying to the FBI, a request that factors in his pledge to cooperate with the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections, according to documents […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The latest legal challenge to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, now heading to the U.S. Court of Appeals, is being steered by a veteran Washington legal group that has a history of taking on Democrats and is bankrolled, in part, by longstanding Republican donors. The National Legal and Policy Center is backing […]

Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Department of Housing and Urban Development has filed a formal complaint against Facebook for allowing landlords to target specific racial groups or other demographic groups in violation of the Fair Housing Act. Facebook has previously faced lawsuits from housing groups after ProPublica reported in 2016 that advertisements […]

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Friday said he is on the verge of stripping the security clearance of a longtime Justice Department official who has emerged as a target and political talking point for Republicans upset over special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “I think Bruce Ohr is a disgrace. I suspect I’ll be […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Thousands of Americans — many low-income — are at risk of losing Medicaid health care insurance coverage as states implement work requirements pushed and approved by the Trump administration. In Arkansas, more than 5,400 people failed to comply with the work requirements for the past two months, according to a monthly report […]

Michigan House (DETROIT) — A Michigan lawmaker apologized after roiling her state Senate race and drawing the ire of the state Democratic party for making racial slurs against her former rival, an Asian-American candidate. Rep. Bettie Cook Scott, who is African-American, said in a statement released on Twitter by her lawyer, Bill Noakes, “I deeply […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — In an unprecedented show of support, more than a dozen top former intelligence officials have signed a letter backing former CIA Director John Brennan whose security clearance was revoked by the White House earlier this week. The group of former CIA directors, CIA deputy directors and Director of National Intelligence called the move […]

Rehman Asad / Barcroft Images / Barcroft Media via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration is sanctioning four Myanmar military officials and two military units for the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya, the Muslim-majority ethnic group that has fled by the hundreds of thousands from a violent campaign into neighboring Bangladesh. Other than one general sanctioned […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The ongoing feud between President Trump and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo continued Friday when the president slammed the Democrat on Twitter once again for comments he made earlier in the week. “How does a politician, Cuomo, known for pushing people and businesses out of his state, not to mention having the highest […]

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s military parade that was slated to have taken place on November 10 has been postponed, according to a Pentagon statement. Earlier on Thursday, a U.S. official had told ABC News that the cost of the parade had risen to $92 million, a significant increase to initial estimates that it […]

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