Author: Kaitlyn Schallhorn

Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with Russian lawyer: What to know

FOX NEWS Trump Jr’s Russia emails: Inside the latest controversy President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr, tweeted an email thread on how a meeting with a Russian lawyer with potentially incriminating information on Hillary Clinton came to fruition, leading up to the 2016 presidential election Donald Trump Jr. arrived on Capitol Hill Wednesday to meet with House Intelligence Committee investigators as the lawmakers continue to probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, is expected to face questions pertaining to his family’s financial dealings with Russians. He is also expected...

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Rep. Farenthold paid $84G sexual harassment settlement with taxpayer money, report says

FOX NEWS Rep. Blake Farenthold reportedly used little-known congressional funds to pay a sexual harassment settlement.  (AP Photo/Bill Clark) Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Texas, used more than $80,000 of taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment claim from a former staffer, Politico reported. Lauren Greene worked as Farenthold’s communications director and sued the congressman in 2014 for gender discrimination, sexual harassment and creating a hostile work environment, according to Politico. When the case was settled in 2015, Farenthold said he didn’t engage in any wrongdoing. Neither Greene’s lawyer nor Farenthold confirmed whether she was the recipient of an apparent $84,000...

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Here’s who Mueller has charged in Russia investigation so far

FOX NEWS Judge Napolitano on fallout from Flynn plea deal Fox News senior judicial analyst weighs in on the former national security adviser’s decision to plead guilty to making false statements to the FBI as part of a deal that involves his full cooperation with investigators in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Michael Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, pleaded guilty on Friday to lying to the FBI regarding his contact with a Russian ambassador. Flynn is the fourth person to be charged in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing probe into alleged Russian interference in the 2016...

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Rep. Conyers embroiled in sexual harassment controversy: Who is he?

FOX NEWS As the sexual harassment accusations against Rep. John Conyers have mounted, multiple Democratic lawmakers have called on the Michigan congressman to resign. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said she was praying for Conyers but contended that he should resign. “He has served our Congress and shaped consequential legislation—zero tolerance means consequences for everyone—no matter the great legacy,” she said. An attorney for Conyers said Thursday that he “sure as hell” would not be pressured into leaving office. Read on for a look at Conyers and his tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives. Who is John...

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Jared Kushner’s ties to the White House, link to the Russia investigation

FOX NEWS Jared Kushner, a senior White House aide and the president’s son-in-law, was questioned by special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators earlier this month, Fox News confirmed. Kushner reportedly was questioned about a meeting he had with a Russian ambassador and beleaguered former national security adviser Michael Flynn in December 2016. Earlier this month, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and Democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein both called on Kushner to provide additional documents to the committee regarding their Russia probe and accused him of handing over “incomplete” information. From his trips to the Middle East and his leading of a...

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Republicans who won’t be coming back to Congress after 2018 midterm elections

FOX NEWS Embattled Rep. Joe Barton announced Thursday that he would retire from Congress at the end of his term.  The decision came after he apologized for engaging in multiple sexual relationships with women while he was still married to his second wife. The relationships were consensual, Barton said.  Fall retirement announcements are nothing new. On average, 22 House members retire each cycle, Roll Call reported. Here’s the list of Republicans, in the House and Senate, who have announced they will not seek re-election: Joe Barton Rep. Joe Barton of Texas said he would not seek re-election.  (Reuters/Aaron P. Bernstein)...

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Roy Moore's sexual assault allegations cloud Alabama special Senate election

FOX NEWS Roy Moore debacle: What’s next? Alabama Republican senate candidate Roy Moore is facing allegations of sexual misconduct. What’s next for the controversial candidate? Before Roy Moore’s sexual assault allegations came to light, the Republican senate candidate was already a polarizing figure. He’s argued that Muslims shouldn’t be able to serve in Congress; he promoted the conspiracy theory that former President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the U.S.; he said in a 2005 interview that “homosexual conduct” should be illegal. But even still, Steven Taylor, a political science professor at Alabama’s Troy University, thought voters in the deep...

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Trump’s nicknames for rivals, from ‘Rocket Man’ to ‘Pocahontas’

FOX NEWS President Donald Trump is known for giving his political opponents and critics nicknames, especially on social media.  Read on for a list of Trump’s most iconic nicknames. Pocahontas Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., became known to Trump as “Pocahontas” and “Goofy.”  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) The president reused one of his favorite nicknames for Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., while he honored Navajo code talkers at the White House Monday. At the event – held to honor the Native Americans who used their native language during World Wars I and II to help the U.S. – Trump mocked Warren as...

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