Author: Alana Horowitz Satlin

Supreme Court Hands Bush Officials Huge Victory Over Post-9/11 Detainees

THE HUFFINGTON POST By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to former President George W. Bush’s attorney general, FBI chief and others, ruling they cannot be sued over the treatment of detainees, mainly Muslims, rounded up in New York after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The justices, in a 4-2 decision, reversed a lower court’s decision that said the long-running suit brought by the detainees could proceed against former Attorney General John Ashcroft and former FBI Director Robert Mueller. Mueller is now the special counsel investigating possible collusion between...

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Donald Trump: Obstruction Of Justice Allegations Part Of ‘Witch Hunt’

THE HUFFINGTON POST President Donald Trump responded on Thursday to a new report indicating he is under investigation for obstruction of justice. The FBI’s special counsel, Robert Mueller, is looking into whether Trump tried to quell the bureau’s investigation into his presidential campaign’s ties to Russia, according to The Washington Post. Trump called the report “phony” and said the the allegations amounted to “the single greatest witch hunt in American political history.” They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice — Donald J. Trump...

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Elizabeth Warren Says Jeff Sessions Should Be Fired

THE HUFFINGTON POST It’s no secret that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) isn’t a huge fan of Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Warren vocally opposed Sessions’ nomination and has continued to speak out against him.  But the Democratic lawmaker took her criticism one step further on Monday, saying that Sessions “needs to be fired” if allegations that that Sessions lied under oath during his confirmation hearings are true. “He needs to be fired. He needs to be taken out of that job,” she told former Barack Obama adviser David Axelrod on his podcast. “If you’re not going to be honest during your...

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James Clapper: ‘Watergate Pales’ In Comparison To Russia Scandal

THE HUFFINGTON POST As the public learns more about the investigation into President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, politicians and media figures have begun to liken the scandal to Watergate. But former National Intelligence Director James Clapper took the comparison a step further. “I lived through Watergate,” he said. “It was a scary time…. I have to say, though, I think you compare the two that Watergate pales really in my view compared to what we’re confronting now.” Clapper was addressing Australia’s National Press Club in Canberra on Wednesday local time. Former spy-chief James Clapper: Watergate pales compared ‘to what we...

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Donald Trump Threatens To Stop Holding Press Briefings

THE HUFFINGTON POST President Donald Trump on Friday lashed out at the media, threatening to stop holding press briefings. …Maybe the best thing to do would be to cancel all future “press briefings” and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy??? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017 The Fake Media is working overtime today! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017 This is a developing story. Check back for...

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Congressman Asks Reporter To Explain The Health Care Bill He Just Voted For

THE HUFFINGTON POST A congressman who voted for the Republican health care bill despite not having read it needed a reporter to explain it to him. Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) on Thursday told CNN he hadn’t read the American Health Care Act, but that his staff had briefed him on its contents. But pressed later by The Buffalo News, Collins seemed to not be aware of how it actually affects his constituents. Harry E. Walker/MCT via Getty Images Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) admitted he wasn’t aware of some of the cuts in the GOP health care bill he voted for Thursday....

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Elizabeth Warren On Workplace Sexism: ‘Bill O’Reilly, We Are Looking At You’

THE HUFFINGTON POST Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called out disgraced former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly as proof that sexism in the workplace is a serious issue. “Women know what it’s like to get paid less for doing the same job as a man. They know what it’s like to struggle with the skyrocketing cost of childcare, know what it’s like to go to college where sexual assault is all too common and know what it’s like to have a sexist boss,” Warren said in a speech Wednesday night. “And yes Bill O’Reilly, we are looking at you.” The...

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Chris Christie Is Helping Donald Trump Hide His Tax Returns

THE HUFFINGTON POST With friends like these, who needs transparency? New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) this week became the latest Republican ally to help President Donald Trump keep his tax returns secret.  Christie on Monday vetoed legislation that would have required Trump to release his tax returns before seeking reelection in the state in 2020. New Jersey’s state legislature passed the legislation in March.  “Unwilling to cope with the results of last November’s election, the Legislature introduced this unconstitutional bill as a form of therapy to deal with their disbelief at the 2016 election results, and to play...

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