Author: Brooke Singman

California suing Trump over border wall, escalating battle with White House

FOX NEWS California Attorney General Xavier Becerra plans to announce Wednesday that the state will sue the Trump administration over one of President Trump’s paramount campaign promises—the border wall.  Becerra’s lawsuit, expected to target planned projects in San Diego and Imperial counties, marks the latest shot in California’s legal and legislative war against Trump.  The state essentially has emerged as the heart of the Trump “resistance,” pumping out lawsuits against his immigration policies and even passing a resolution Friday in the Assembly censuring Trump for his comments on the Charlottesville, Va., violence.  The forthcoming lawsuit comes as Trump works...

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GOP senator wants full transcripts from Comey staffer interviews

FOX NEWS Sen. Ron Johnson is calling for the release of full, un-redacted transcripts from interviews the Office of Special Counsel conducted with former FBI staffers for James Comey, after initial details from those documents raised questions about the bureau’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email case and the ex-director’s statements to Congress. Johnson, R-Wis., chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, penned a letter to Acting Special Counsel Adam Miles requesting the full transcripts.  “The Committee has conducted oversight of the FBI’s investigation into Secretary Clinton’s use of a private email system. The information in...

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Trump has sent messages ‘back and forth’ with Mueller, attorney says

FOX NEWS President Trump and Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who reportedly impaneled a grand jury in the investigation into Russian meddling and potential collusion with the Trump campaign in the 2016 presidential election, have sent messages “back and forth,” according to the president’s outside counsel. In an interview with USA Today, Trump’s chief counsel John Dowd said he’s sent the messages on behalf of the president, who “appreciates” Mueller’s work. “He appreciates what Bob Mueller is doing. He asked me to share that with him and that’s what I’ve done,” Dowd told USA Today. “The president has sent messages...

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Paul Manafort subpoenaed by Senate Judiciary Committee

FOX NEWS DEVELOPING …  The Senate Judiciary Committee issued a subpoena on Monday night to compel former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort’s appearance at a public hearing on Wednesday. The move comes after lawmakers and Manafort apparently were unable to reach an agreement for a private interview. The hearing is part of the panel’s probe into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign officials in the 2016 presidential election.  Brooke Singman is a Reporter for Fox News. Follow her on Twitter at...

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Senate report: ‘Avalanche’ of media leaks hurting national security

FOX NEWS The Trump administration is facing an “alarming” and “unprecedented” cascade of media leaks that pose a potential danger to national security, according to a Senate report released Thursday.  The Republican-authored report, which estimated the administration has dealt with roughly one leak per day, was sent to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The authors urged law enforcement officials to step up their investigation of leaks exposing potentially sensitive information.  “To ensure the security of our country’s most sensitive information, federal law enforcement officials ought to thoroughly investigate leaks of potentially sensitive information flowing at an alarming rate,” the report’s...

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Senate health care bill: 5th Republican senator comes out against GOP plan

FOX NEWS Another Republican senator came out against the GOP health care plan on Friday, making it nearly impossible for the package to pass the chamber in its current form.  Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., said on Friday that the bill is “simply not the answer,” joining Republican Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Mike Lee, R-Utah, and Ron Johnson, R-Wis., in opposition.  “My point is this bill currently in front of the United States Senate is not the answer–it is simply not the answer,” Heller said at a press conference in Nevada on Friday. “I am announcing today...

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House Republicans warn Senate: Keep ‘crucial’ conservative items in health care bill

FOX NEWS A group of House Republicans on Wednesday expressed “serious concerns” regarding the Senate’s health care bill, detailing in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that the bill must include the “crucial” items in the conservatives’ agenda – or risk losing the support of key party members. The letter was signed by 28 members of the Republican Study Committee, a conservative caucus of House Republicans with more than 150 members. “We write to express our serious concerns regarding recent reports suggesting that the Senate’s efforts to produce a reconciliation bill repealing the Affordable Care Act are...

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Illinois careens into financial meltdown – and not even the lottery is safe

FOX NEWS Illinois is grappling with a full-fledged financial crisis and not even the lottery is safe – with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner warning the state is entering “banana republic” territory.  Facing billions in unpaid bills and pension obligations, the state is hitting a cash crunch that is rare even by Illinois standards. A top financial official just warned 100 percent of the state’s monthly revenue will be eaten up by court-ordered payments. Rauner is calling a special session of the Democrat-led General Assembly in a bid to pass what he hopes will be the first full budget package in...

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