Probe clears CIA director pick of destroying waterboarding tapes

Probe clears CIA director pick of destroying waterboarding tapes

WASHINGTON — Countering resistance to President Donald Trump’s pick for CIA director, the spy agency have given lawmakers a declassified memo showing she was cleared years ago of wrongdoing in the destruction of videotapes showing terror suspects being waterboarded after 9/11. Gina…

Iran vows ‘expected and unexpected’ moves if US exits deal

Iran vows ‘expected and unexpected’ moves if US exits deal

DUBAI – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran’s atomic agency was ready with “expected and unexpected” reactions if the United States pulls out of a multinational nuclear deal, as U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to do. “Our Atomic Energy…

Clintons felt Jeb Bush was biggest GOP threat, new book says

Clintons felt Jeb Bush was biggest GOP threat, new book says

Hillary Clinton lamented that “they were never going to let me be president” on election night in 2016, a new book detailing her White House bids claims. The Daily Beast obtained book excerpts of “Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and…

Hang on, did Barack Obama just call President Trump a "dipshit"!?

Hang on, did Barack Obama just call President Trump a "dipshit"!?

Former US president Barack Obama has called his successor Donald Trump a “dipshit”. Well, not quite. Ok, actually, not at all. But it’s all very convincing. In a video by Buzzfeed and Oscar-winning Get Out director Jordan Peele, Obama is heard calling…

DNC sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks for conspiracy

DNC sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks for conspiracy

The Democratic National Committee on Friday filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks that alleges a massive conspiracy to swing the 2016 election in favor of the president. The complaint, filed in federal court in Manhattan, alleges that…

Andrew McCabe planning several lawsuits over his firing

Andrew McCabe planning several lawsuits over his firing

Ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe plans to file lawsuits for defamation, wrongful termination and other claims, his lawyer said Friday. Attorney Michael Bromwich said McCabe’s legal team was still working out when they plan to file the suits, and that they “want…

Lawsuit accuses Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks of disrupting 2016 election

Lawsuit accuses Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks of disrupting 2016 election

The Democratic National Committee has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit alleging Russia, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks conspired to disrupt the 2016 presidential campaign, according to reports. The party alleges in the federal lawsuit in Manhattan that top Trump campaign officials conspired…

Koreas set up hotline between leaders ahead of summit

Koreas set up hotline between leaders ahead of summit

SEOUL, South Korea — North and South Korea installed a telephone hotline between their leaders Friday as they prepare for a rare summit next week aimed at resolving the nuclear standoff with Pyongyang. South Korea’s presidential office said a successful test call…

Trump: Comey memos clearly show there was no collusion

Trump: Comey memos clearly show there was no collusion

President Donald Trump is claiming vindication after the release of memos from former FBI Director James Comey about their interactions together. Trump says the memos “‘show clearly that there was NO COLLUSION and NO OBSTRUCTION.” It’s not clear what in the memos…

Comey memos: Trump had ‘serious’ concerns about Flynn

Comey memos: Trump had ‘serious’ concerns about Flynn

President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, according to memos maintained by Comey and obtained by The Associated Press. The 15 pages of documents…

Rudy Giuliani may be joining Trump’s legal team

Rudy Giuliani may be joining Trump’s legal team

Rudy Giuliani has had discussions about signing on to President Trump’s personal legal team although no decisions have been made, according to The Daily Beast. A source told the website that the president’s effort to beef up his team following the resignation…

Senate narrowly confirms controversial pick to head NASA

Senate narrowly confirms controversial pick to head NASA

The Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed President Trump’s nominee to run NASA despite Democrats’ deep concerns about Jim Bridenstine’s lack of scientific qualifications to run the space agency, according to a report. Bridenstine, a Republican congressman from Oklahoma, was confirmed in a…

Cohen drops libel suits over publication of Trump dossier

Cohen drops libel suits over publication of Trump dossier

President Trump’s private lawyer Michael Cohen has dropped libel suits against BuzzFeed and ​research firm Fusion GPS over the publication of a controversial dossier that claims the president has connections to Russia, according to a report on Thursday. Cohen, who has been…

Stormy Daniels’ legal team swamped with tips on sketch

Stormy Daniels’ legal team swamped with tips on sketch

Everyone thinks they know Stormy’s mystery man. More than 1,500 tips have flooded Stormy Daniels’ legal team since her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, released a sketch Tuesday of the “thug” the porn star says threatened her to stay quiet about her alleged fling…

Donald Trump hits back at Stormy Daniels’ sketch of suspect who ‘threatened her to keep quiet about tryst’

Donald Trump hits back at Stormy Daniels’ sketch of suspect who ‘threatened her to keep quiet about tryst’

The porn star unveiled the image on ABC's "The View," immediately prompting online speculation about the identity of the young man in a hoodie. Daniel’s attorney Michael Avenatti says they are now offering $100,000 (£70,000) for information leading which will track the…

Trump tweets in defense of US pastor on trial in Turkey

Trump tweets in defense of US pastor on trial in Turkey

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is tweeting in the defense of an American pastor who is being tried in Turkey on charges that he aided terror groups and committed espionage. Trump tweeted late Tuesday that “Pastor Andrew Brunson, a fine gentleman and…