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Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker Infuriates House Dems at Hearing

House Judiciary Committee Democrats and acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker faced off Friday during a contentious six-hour hearing that focused primarily on whether he or President Trump had ever tried to interfere with the special counsel investigation. The showdown began on Thursday, when Democrats on the committee voted to give committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) the authority to subpoena Whitaker to appear on Friday, despite Whitaker having already agreed to do so. The move threw Whitaker’s appearance the next morning into uncertainty. The Justice Department said Whitaker would not testify unless Democrats…

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Venezuelan President Guaido Urges China, Russia to Drop Support for Maduro

Venezuela’s President Juan Guaidó pleaded with China and Russia to drop their support for Nicolás Maduro’s socialist dictatorship in remarks Thursday. Guaidó, who became president last week invoking Venezuelan constitutional protections for democracy, “sent communications” to both Moscow and Beijing, who accuse him of staging an illegal coup to remove Maduro from power, seeking relations, he said. “What most suits Russia and China is the country’s stability and a change of government,” he told Reuters. “Maduro does not protect Venezuela, he doesn’t protect anyone’s investments, and he is not a good…

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MSNBC’s Maddow: What Would You, Your Family Do If Russia Killed the U.S. Power Grid During the Polar Vortex?

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” host Rachel Maddow pondered what Americans would do if Russia attacked the United States’ power grid during the polar vortex, an event which has resulted in plunging temperatures to historic lows. Maddow said, “Before that hearing in the Senate yesterday, the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats put out this report—it’s 42 pages long—it’s the intelligence community’s worldwide threat assessment, and I just want to direct your attention to the real doozy that starts on the bottom of page five: quote, ‘China has the ability…

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DOJ’s Matthew Whitaker: Mueller Probe May Be ‘Close to Being Completed’

Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said Monday that he believes special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into whether the Trump campaign and Russia colluded during the 2016 election is “close to being completed.” “Right now the investigation is I think close to being completed,” the top Justice Department official said in a press conference. “I hope we can get the report from Director Mueller as soon as possible.” JUST IN: Acting AG Whitaker on the Russia investigation: “The investigation is, I think, close to being completed, and I hope that we can get…

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Zumwalt: Four Big Losers in Venezuela’s Opposition Takeover

As the political and economic situation in Venezuela continues spiraling downward, domestic and foreign players await a final outcome, both moving to influence it. President Nicolás Maduro, who took office upon the death of Hugo Chávez in 2013, continued along the socialist path set by his predecessor, turning the country into an economic basket case. In a May 2018 sham election that would have made the late Saddam Hussein proud, despite the country’s social and economic turmoil, Maduro purportedly won a second six-year term with 68 percent of the vote — beating his nearest…

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Nancy Pelosi, Conspiracy Theorist: ‘What Does Putin Have on Trump?’

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) published a statement and a series of tweets on Friday suggesting that Russian President Vladimir Putin was controlling President Donald Trump through the use of secrets about him. She also alleged “top Trump campaign officials” attempted “to influence the 2016 election and subvert the will of the American people,” referring to the indictment Friday of Roger Stone, who played a minor role in the campaign. Roger Stone’s indictment makes clear there was a deliberate, coordinated effort by top Trump campaign officials to subvert the…

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Roger Stone Indictment Uses Russia ‘Hack’ Conclusions from Google-Linked Company

Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller opens his office’s indictment of Roger Stone, a former associate of President Donald Trump, by citing information that relies on an outside company’s independent assessment that Russia hacked the servers of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The indictment immediately implies that WikiLeaks released emails stolen by Russians who allegedly hacked the DNC servers, going on to document alleged communication between Stone and WikiLeaks in part using intermediaries. The indictment does not charge Stone with any attempts to collude with WikiLeaks or Russia, instead charging him…

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Eric Swalwell: All Evidence I’ve Seen Shows Trump Is a Russian Agent

CHRISTOPHER MATTHEWS: Let’s talk about the materiality [of BuzzFeed’s report] here. How material was this to the role of the president of the United States. To cover up a business deal, told one of his people to lie about it. Is that relevant to his role as head of state? Tell me how. REP. ERIC SWALWELL: This is Watergate plus, right? Watergate was more of a domestic issue, rule of law at stake, the articles involved, contempt of Congress, obstruction of justice, and abuse of power. Here, if you step…

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Trump Allies Celebrate Disintegration of BuzzFeed’s Fake News Hit

Allies of President Donald Trump are out in full force Friday night, rubbing in the revelation from Special Counsel Robert Mueller that BuzzFeed’s once-thought-to-be-explosive story alleging ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen provided Mueller with evidence that the president instructed him to lie to Congress is false. President Trump himself came out swinging, again calling fake news “the enemy of the people.” Fake News is truly the ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 19, 2019 And he bashed BuzzFeed for publishing the fake dossier about him during the…

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Dems Who Pushed BuzzFeed Report Silent After Special Counsel Statement

Democrats who pushed BuzzFeed’s anonymously-sourced report that President Trump had instructed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress were silent Friday evening after Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office issued a statement disputing the report. “BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the Special Counsel’s Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s Congressional testimony are not accurate,” Special Counsel spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement. Hours before Mueller’s statement, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) issued a statement, suggesting the president may…

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