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DNC: Fundraising woes tied to 2016 conspiracy

Apr 21, 2018 — Washington Times

The Democratic National Committee, in a lawsuit filed Friday, blamed the party’s fundraising woes during the 2016 presidential race on an nefarious plot, engineered by the Trump campaign, Russian officials and WikiLeaks, to disrupt the election.

The Trump campaign countered that lawsuit is a “sham” attempt to makeup for their lackluster fundraising.— More….

Baltimore police chief attends hip-hop show, apologizes for ‘200 years’ of abuse by cops

Apr 20, 2018 — Washington Times

Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa told concertgoers this week that he wanted to personally apologize for a long train of abuse by police dating back “200 years.”

Music lovers arrived at Baltimore Soundstage on Wednesday night to hear the tunes of hip-hop group Eric B. & Rakim, but soon found themselves listening to an apology for corrupt policing.—More…

‘Sanctuary county’ declared for Illinois gun owners; citizens ‘tired of being push

Apr 20, 2018 — Washington Times

An overwhelming majority of board members in Effingham County, Illinois, decided to “flip the script” this week and declare itself a “sanctuary” for gun owners.

Effingham County State’s Attorney Bryan Kibler and board member David Campbell called a barrage of gun-control bills working their way through the Illinois House and Senate a clear signal that it’s time to “take a stand.”— More…

Justice Department heads off subpoena, gives Comey memos to Congress

Apr 19, 2018 — Washington Times

The Justice Department on Thursday sent Congress copies of the memos former FBI Director James Comey wrote about his interactions with President Trump, moving to head off a looming subpoena from Capitol Hill.

Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd also confirmed that the memos contain classified information — potentially increasing the risk to Mr. Comey, who arranged for the contents to be leaked to the press last year as he was engaged in a public relations battle with the president.—More…

Rudy Giuliani to join Trump’s legal team ‘immediately’

Apr 19, 2018 — Washington Times

Former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani is joining President Trump’s legal team handling the special-counsel probe, reportedly to “negotiate an end” to the probe, as are two other attorneys who specialize in challenging search warrants.

Jay Sekulow, counsel to the president, confirmed the three additions to the legal team Thursday afternoon.—More…

Michael Cohen drops ‘Steele dossier’ lawsuits against BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS

Apr 19, 2018 — Washington Times

President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen withdrew a pair of defamation lawsuits Wednesday against BuzzFeed and the opposition research firm Fusion GPS over the controversial Steele dossier.

Mr. Cohen had sued for libel, but he decided to pull the lawsuits after the FBI seized records from his hotel room last week.—More…

Smuggling cartels fuel surge in border jumpers from terror-prone Bangladesh

Apr 19, 2018 — Washington Times

The number of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh jumping the border to sneak into the U.S. is on pace to double in the Laredo region of Texas, officials said Wednesday, in what is the latest worrying surge of migration from a country with terrorism dangers.

The illegal immigrants pay up to $27,000 to international smuggling organizations to ferry them from Asia into the western hemisphere, where they make their way up through Central America and Mexico to the U.S. border, where they’re led across the Rio Grande.—More…

Judge in Michael Cohen’s case officiated George Soros’ wedding

Apr 17, 2018 — Washington Times

Federal Judge Kimba Wood, who is overseeing the court case against Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, officiated the 2013 wedding of George Soros, a billionaire supporter of liberal political causes, according to news reports at that time.

The judge is currently weighing whether to have a neutral third party review the documents seized in FBI raids on the office, home and hotel of Mr. Cohen.—More…

Obama’s Justice Dept. feuded with FBI, agents quit as politics played larger role

Apr 17, 2018 — Washington Times

Acrimony between the FBI and the Justice Department was so bad in the waning days of the Obama administration that some agents quit the bureau in frustration, a former G-man says.

Fractures which began during the tenure of former Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. deepened in the later years, and particularly in the run-up to the 2016 president election.—More…

Democrat calls on Fox News to fire Sean Hannity: ‘His word can never again be trusted’

Apr 17, 2018 — Washington Times

A Democratic lawmaker demanded Monday evening that Fox News Channel fire Sean Hannity for having Michael Cohen as a lawyer.

Rep. Gerry Connolly, Virginia Democrat, said on CNN that Mr. Hannity is untrustworthy because he did not disclose his ties to Mr. Cohen while commenting on or covering the Trump administration.—More…

David Hogg’s boycott backfires: Laura Ingraham’s viewership jumps 20 percent

Apr 16, 2018 — Washington Times

Sponsors who left Fox News star Laura Ingraham’s show at the behest of teen gun control activist David Hogg are missing out on a 20 percent increase in eyeballs.

The conservative author of “Shut up and Sing” lost nearly 30 advertisers since a boycott against her show launched March 29, but those who held firm are benefiting from a ratings windfall. Data compiled by the media watchdog News Busters shows a jump from 2.23 million viewers prior to Mr. Hogg’s campaign to 2.7 million since her return from a vacation.—More…

FBI’s McCabe accuses Comey of lying about meeting on media leak

Apr 16, 2018 — Washington Times

Fired FBI Director James B. Comey went to bat for Andrew McCabe on Jan. 29, tweeting that his onetime deputy director “stood tall when small people were trying to tear down an institution we all depend on.”

But inside the Justice Department last year, the two men, who had run the bureau as a team before both were fired nearly a year apart, were locked in a bitter dispute over who was telling the truth. They provided “starkly conflicting accounts” about a pivotal private meeting that helped lead to Mr. McCabe’s firing, an investigation has found.—More…

New Yorker magazine bemoans Chick-fil-A’s ‘creepy infiltration

Apr 15, 2018 — Washington Times

The New Yorker is facing a backlash on social media after the liberal magazine published an article bemoaning Chick-fil-A’s “creepy infiltration of New York City.”

The article, written by contributor Dan Piepenbring, said the restaurant’s Manhattan expansion “feels like an infiltration, in no small part because of its pervasive Christian traditionalism.”—More…

Former CIA chief Brennan says Trump’s presidency is ‘collapsing’

Apr 13, 2018 — Washington Times

Former CIA director John Brennan taunted President Trump on social media Friday that his presidency is “collapsing.”

“Your kakistocracy is collapsing after its lamentable journey,” Mr. Brennan tweeted at the president. “As the greatest Nation history has known, we have the opportunity to emerge from this nightmare stronger & more committed to ensuring a better life for all Americans, including those you have so tragically deceived.”—More….

Mattis-favored Close Combat Lethality Task Force primed to transform infantry

Apr 12, 2018 — Washington Times

A task force favored by U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is on a mission to transform combat units into war-fighting machines unlike anything on the battlefield today.

Troops throughout history are all too familiar with the saying, “Hurry up and wait,” but the Close Combat Lethality Task Force in many ways seeks to make it a memory. A cross-service group at the highest levels of the Pentagon has already been allocated $2.5 billion in resources to develop a wholly new kind of infantry unit.—More…

Parents to pull kids from public schools to protest ‘graphic, gender-bending’ sex ed

Apr 11, 2018 — Washington Times

Parents are pulling their children out of public schools for a day to protest sex education that they say has become graphic, hedonistic and ideological under the influence of pro-choice and gay rights groups.

The Sex Ed Sit Out started with parents in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has spread to nearly a dozen other cities in three countries. The April 23 protest is a grass-roots effort spearheaded by mothers who said they are disturbed by the “pornographic” content that has made its way into the classroom.—More….

Zuckerberg pressed to explain why Facebook appears to censor conservative content

Apr 11, 2018 — Washington Times

Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg denied allegations that Facebook censors content from supporters of President Donald Trump and conservatives during a hearing Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

Appearing before the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce committee, the 33-year-old billionaire told lawmakers that Facebook’s goal “is to be a platform for all ideas.”—More…

White House says China ‘blinked’ in trade feud

Apr 10, 2018 — Washington Times

The White House said Tuesday that China’s president just blinked in the trade feud between Washington and Beijing.

White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said Chinese President Xi Jinping actually “may have blinked three times” in a speech earlier Tuesday in which he offered trade concessions.—More…

David Hogg taking ‘gap year’ from college to work on midterm elections, push gun control

Apr 10, 2018 — Washington Times

David Hogg won’t be going to college in the fall after all.

His mother told CNN in an interview that he will instead take a “gap year” to work as a political activist in the midterm elections.—More…

Economy to surge, unemployment to hit record low under Trump: CBO

Apr 9, 2018 — Washington Times

President Trump has overseen a dramatic worsening of the government’s finances in his first 14 months in office, sending deficits soaring to more than $800 billion this year topping $1 trillion by 2020, and staying there every year for the foreseeable future, the Congressional Budget Office said Monday.

Last year’s tax cuts will sap the government of money, even as the budget and spending deals approved this year will push the government to spend more money — cash it will have to borrow.—More…