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Trump admin to Supreme Court: No warrant needed for cellphone records

(Washington Times)  The Trump administration told the Supreme Court Wednesday that cellphone records belong to telecom companies, not to their customers, as they sought to defend the ability of police to track Americans’ whereabouts without having to first get a warrant. The case is shaping up as one of this term’s blockbusters, as the high court continues to grapple […]

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As he investigates Trump’s aides, Robert Mueller’s record shows surprising flaws

  (LA Times)  When he was named special counsel in May, Robert S. Mueller III was hailed as the ideal lawman — deeply experienced, strait-laced and nonpartisan — to investigate whether President Trump’s campaign had helped with Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The accolades squared with Mueller’s valor as a Marine rifle platoon commander in Vietnam […]

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Trump nominates former drug company executive Alex Azar as next Health and Human Services secretary

(CNBC)  President Donald Trump said Monday that he will nominate former pharmaceutical executive Alex Azar as secretary of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department. IAzar, 50, had until last January served as president of the American arm of drug giant Eli Lilly and Company. The Yale Law graduate Azar also had served as general counsel of HHS […]

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Papadopoulos Is Connected to Fusion Dossier: Was in Contact with Sergie Millian, the Steele Source for the Dossier – The Gateway Pundit

(The Gateway Pundit)  Former Trump Campaign volunteer George Papadopoulos was arrested for making false statements to FBI agents. Papadopoulos was a volunteer whose repeated attempts to set up meetings between Trump’s camp and Russians were repeatedly rejected. ** Here is a copy of the Papadopoulos indictment that was filed back on October 5, 2017. Papadopoulos was reportedly wired by […]

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Trump campaign gave feds the goods on Papadopoulos, says White House – Washington Times

(Washington Times)  The White House on Tuesday said it was the Trump campaign that gave the feds the goods on George Papadopoulos, a low-level campaign aide who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about dealings with Russia.“Papadopoulos is an example of someone doing the wrong thing while the campaign was doing the right thing,” […]

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Mueller’s office will issue first indictment Monday, sources say – CNBC

(CNBC)  A federal grand jury in Washington has approved the first criminal charges in the special counsel’s investigation into Russian election interference, two sources told NBC News, marking a significant milestone in an inquiry that has roiled Donald Trump’s presidency. Mueller’s Office of the Special Counsel will make public an indictment on Monday, a U.S. […]

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House passes $4T budget in step forward for Trump tax plan – AP News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Thursday gave a significant boost to President Donald Trump’s promise to cut taxes, narrowly passing a GOP budget that shelves longstanding concerns over federal deficits in favor of a rewrite of the tax code that Republicans promise will jump-start the economy. The 216-212 vote permits Republicans to begin work […]