Author: Sam Levine

Trump Isn’t Sure If Russian Hacking Happened, But Is Still Blaming Obama

THE HUFFINGTON POST President Donald Trump on Thursday blamed the Obama administration for any Russian intrusion into the 2016 election. By the way, if Russia was working so hard on the 2016 Election, it all took place during the Obama Admin. Why didn’t they stop them? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2017 Trump’s tweet came a day after Jeh Johnson, who served as secretary of homeland security under President Barack Obama, testified that Russian President Vladimir Putin had directed officials to interfere in the U.S. election. The intrusion, Johnson said, was ”a fact, plain and simple.” Johnson’s...

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Here’s Yet More Evidence That The 2016 Election In Texas Was A Mess

THE HUFFINGTON POST Texans faced long lines in the 2016 election and confusion over their polling place, registration status and the documentation required to vote, a report from a Texas civil rights group finds. The Texas Civil Rights Project’s analysis released Thursday tracked over 4,000 incidents reported to a voter hotline or to field volunteers. It shows there was a lack of understanding among voters and election officials alike surrounding voting qualifications required by a controversial 2011 voter verification law. In April, a federal judge ruled the law was designed intentionally to discriminate against black and Latino voters, pushing Texas...

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Trump Confirms He Is Under Investigation And Blames His Own Justice Department

THE HUFFINGTON POST President Donald Trump seemed to confirm for the first time Friday that he’s being investigated for possible obstruction of justice and appeared to blame the Justice Department’s number two official for the probe. I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who told me to fire the FBI Director! Witch Hunt — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 16, 2017 Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, appointed Former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor in an investigation of alleged collusion between Trump associates and Russia in the 2016 election. Rosenstein made...

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GOP Congressman Suggests Trump Probe Should Consider He’s New To Politics

THE HUFFINGTON POST Investigators should consider President Donald Trump’s lack of political experience when determining whether he committed obstruction of justice, a Republican congressman suggested Thursday. Rep. David Schweikert (R-Ariz.) said on NPR’s “Morning Edition” that the investigation into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russia was “healthy.” But cautioned investigators who are reportedly probing whether Trump committed obstruction of justice. Former FBI Director James Comey testified earlier this month Trump asked him to drop an investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and requested Comey publicly declare Trump was not under FBI investigation. Schweikert seemed to suggest that Trump should get...

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Steve Scalise, Congressman Shot During Baseball Practice, Is A Top House Republican

THE HUFFINGTON POST Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) was shot Wednesday as he practiced for the upcoming congressional baseball game.  His injuries are reportedly non life-threatening. He was shot in the hip and is being treated at the nearby GWU Hospital, The Associated Press said. The Louisiana Republican, 51, was first elected to Congress in 2008, is the House Majority Whip, the number three Republican in the House GOP leadership.  A tea party Republican, Scalise was seen as someone who could bridge the gap between the GOP establishment and its more conservative wing when he was elected to the party’s leadership in 2014. Before...

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Trump Transition’s Handling Of Sensitive Details Reportedly Alarmed Obama Officials

THE HUFFINGTON POST Trump transition officials copied highly sensitive documents and removed them from a secure facility during the presidential transition, alarming Obama administration officials, The Associated Press reported Saturday. The practice reportedly prompted officials for then-President Barack Obama to only allow their Trump team counterparts to view the documents at a secure White House facility. The documents included information such as the government’s plan for crises, the AP noted. Several investigations are examining alleged links between President Donald Trump and his associates and Russia. During the presidential campaign, Trump criticized rival presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server and...

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Trump Threatens Shutdown Because He Didn’t Get What He Wants In Spending Deal

THE HUFFINGTON POST President Donald Trump threatened a government shutdown and fumed over the fact that he had to negotiate a deal with Democrats to fund the government until September. The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there! We…. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2017 either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%. Our country needs a good “shutdown” in September to fix mess! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2017 Congress reached the...

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Eric Holder Rips Republicans For Trying To Make It More Difficult To Vote

THE HUFFINGTON POST Former Attorney General Eric Holder says it’s “shameful” Republicans are seeking to implement photo ID laws and other measures that make it more difficult to vote. Holder, who is leading a national redistricting reform effort, accused Republicans of trying to suppress potential voters who are less likely to support them. He made the remarks during the National Action Network’s annual convention in New York City on Wednesday.  “Some Republicans have declared, ‘If you can’t beat ‘em, change the rules.’ Make it more difficult for those least likely to support Republican candidates to vote,” he said. “This is...

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