Category Archives: Political News

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido calls for US help in letter.

By Flora Charner and Tatiana Arias, CNN Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is calling more openly than ever for US assistance, as he continues to seek fresh elections in the country. In a letter posted early Monday, Carlos Vecchio — Guaido’s appointed ambassador to the US — requested a meeting between the US Southern Command…MORE

Pentagon diverts another $1.5 billion for Trump’s border wall.

By Ryan Browne and Jamie Crawford, CNN The Pentagon has diverted an additional $1.5 billion in Defense Department funds from various accounts in order to fund President Donald Trump’s border wall, acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan told reporters Friday. He said the military has found a way to reprogram the $1.5 billion without harming readiness.…MORE

Mitch McConnell just dared Democrats to keep pushing impeachment

Analysis by Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the Senate floor Tuesday morning to deliver a very clear message to Democrats: You continue to push the Mueller report — and everything around it — at your political peril. “With an exhaustive investigation complete, would the country finally unify to confront…MORE

Farrakhan social media manager predicts backlash to Facebook ban

Louis Farrakhan, the longtime leader of the Chicago-based Nation of Islam, was removed from both Facebook and Instagram last Thursday for violations of Facebook’s policies, ​the website said in a statement. Nation of Islam member and Minster Farrakhan’s social media manager Jesse Muhammad a.k.a. “Brother Jesse” says the ban is not justified. “The minister is…MORE

Michael Cohen set to report to one of ‘America’s cushiest prisons’ on May 6.

By Kara Scannell and Eric Levenson, CNN Michael Cohen will report to the federal prison in Otisville, New York, when he begins serving his three-year sentence on May 6, his spokeswoman Eleanor McManus told CNN. Cohen requested that prison, which is popular among Jewish inmates and for its proximity to New York City, when he was…MORE

Mueller expressed frustration the day after Attorney General Barr released summary of special counsel report

By Katelyn Polantz, Laura Jarrett and Veronica Stracqualursi, CNN Special counsel Robert Mueller criticized Attorney General William Barr for Barr’s summary to Congress about Mueller’s work and investigative conclusions the day after that summary was released, according to a letter from Mueller released Wednesday. Mueller sent an initial letter to Barr on March 25, the day…MORE

Trump gives base-pleasing NRA speech, teasing 2020 pitch

By Jeremy Diamond, Maegan Vazquez and Nikki Carvajal, CNN President Donald Trump on Friday made a campaign-style speech to one of his most loyal political constituencies — gun rights activists — as he delivered his fifth consecutive speech to the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting. In dramatic fashion, Trump announced that he would not ratify a…MORE

Ex-Trump Lawyer John Dowd: Mueller Report Takes “Swipes At Me That Are Not Accurate”

One of President Trump’s former lawyers is slamming the Mueller report. John Dowd, who was one of the key players on President Trump’s defense team, is slamming special counsel Robert Mueller’s decision to leave open the question of whether the president obstructed justice — and he says the 448-page Mueller report isn’t accurate. “There’s a…MORE

Here Are 7 Key Lines From The Mueller Report

The Justice Department released the redacted version of the report from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.MORE