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 Trump accuses Democrats of obstruction if CIA chief Mike Pompeo isn’t confirmed as secretary of state - President Trump slammed “obstructionist” members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee amid opposition to his pick of CIA chief Mike Pompeo for secretary of state. “Hard to believe Obstructionists May vote against Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State,” the president tweeted. “The Dems will not approve hundreds of good people, including the Ambassador to Germany. They are maxing out the time on approval process for all, never happened before. Need more Republicans!” he added.

 Obama Justice Dept.’s attempts to influence investigations exposed in McCabe probe - Tucked inside the inspector general’s report on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was the story of an August 2016 phone call from a high-ranking Justice Department official who Mr. McCabe thought was trying to shut down the FBI’s probe into the Clinton Foundation at a time when Hillary Clinton was running for president.

 Trump casts doubt on legality of special counsel Mueller - President Trump has renewed doubts about the security of the special counsel’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. “James Comey illegally leaked classified documents to the press in order to generate a Special Council? Therefore, the Special Council was established based on an illegal act? Really, does everybody know what that means?” he tweeted.

 Justice Department Watchdog Probes Comey Memos Over Classified Information - Former FBI director has said he considered the memos, which he gave to a friend to release to media, personal documents

 Sessions warns White House: Firing Rosenstein could prompt his departure, too - Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently told the White House he might have to leave his job if President Donald Trump fired his deputy, Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to people familiar with the exchange.

 Senate panel will vote on bill to protect Mueller despite McConnell's opposition - Despite opposition from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley confirmed that his committee will vote on a bill to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired in the midst of the Russia investigation.

 Justice IG sends criminal referral of Andrew McCabe to US attorney - The Justice Department's inspector general has sent a criminal referral regarding former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to the US attorney's office in Washington, according to a source familiar with the matter.

 Republicans Call For DOJ Investigation Into Comey, Clinton, Lynch, Strzok And Page - A group of House Republicans are calling for the Department of Justice to investigate a laundry list of former agency heads and people involved in the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server.


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 Devin Nunes: If Democrats Want to Sue Someone Over Collusion, They Should 'Sue Themselves' - House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) suggested that Democrats' new collusion lawsuit accused President Donald Trump's campaign of something its own party did in 2016.

 Commentary: Democrats' lawsuit is a risky publicity stunt - "...Conspiracy theories are strongest when their claims and evidence are kept vague and shadowy. When they meet the cold light of day — for example, when they are put into writing in a lawsuit — their flimsy nature is revealed and elicits laughter rather than fear."

 A sweeping Democratic lawsuit is just the latest in a string of legal battles trailing Trump

 Democratic Party files suit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign, and WikiLeaks conspired to disrupt the 2016 election - The Democratic National Committee sued the Trump campaign, the Russian government, and Wikileaks, accusing them of conspiring to disrupt the 2016 presidential election. The DNC claims Russia found a "willing and active partner" in the Trump campaign to attack American democracy and defeat Hillary Clinton.

 DNC: Fundraising woes tied to 2016 conspiracy - The Democratic National Committee, in a lawsuit, blamed the party’s fundraising woes during the 2016 presidential race on an nefarious plot, engineered by the Trump campaign, Russian officials and WikiLeaks, to disrupt the election.

 Cohen drops libel suits against BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS - Embattled attorney Michael Cohen has dropped a pair of much-touted libel suits against BuzzFeed and the private investigation firm Fusion GPS over publication of the so-called dossier detailing alleged ties between President Donald Trump and Russia.

 Trump allies worry Cohen will flip - Longtime Trump personal lawyer Michael Cohen is fighting the seizure of his records by federal investigators in New York, but people close to the president are fretting he might fold if he faces severe charges.

 Cohen Would Turn Against President if Charged, Counselor Warned Trump - Former prosecutor Jay Goldberg says he cautioned president that his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, could be compelled to cooperate with prosecutors.


    

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