Utah man accused of threatening to kill Trump

January 9, 2018

Washington (CNN)A Utah man faces criminal charges after allegedly threatening to kill President Donald Trump, according to an indictment filed Wednesday. CNN has no confirmation of Dominguez’s claim that he is a SEAL. A motion filed Wednesday said Dominguez was confined in Utah state prison and was due to appear in court on Thursday afternoon. Melodie Rydalch, a spokeswoman for US Attorney John Huber, issued a statement outlining the indictment…

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Fusion GPS co-founders slam GOP’s ‘fake investigations’

January 5, 2018

(CNN)The two co-founders of the firm behind the infamous Steele dossier are publicly pushing back against the Republican Party’s handling of the investigation into the Trump campaign’s potential ties to Russia. Trump and his Republican allies have seized upon the disclosure late last year that law firm Perkins Coie paid Fusion GPS — which in turn hired former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele — for the dossier on behalf of…

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Donald Trump’s #metoo moment is here

December 14, 2017

(CNN)On Monday morning, a trio of women — Rachel Crooks, Samantha Holvey and Jessica Leeds — went on Megyn Kelly’s NBC show to reiterate allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump that they first aired during the 2016 presidential campaign. The environment today is very different from even a year ago. Beginning with movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and continuing all the way through this morning’s revelations regarding celebrity chef…

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Chuck Schumer Calls on Al Franken to Resign

December 8, 2017

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer joined more than half of the chamber’s Democrats in calling on Senator Al Franken to resign Wednesday as yet another sexual-harassment claim created what one female senator called a "tipping point." Franken plans to make an announcement Thursday in Washington. Minnesota Public Radio quoted an unidentified Democratic official as saying he will resign, but a posting on Franken’s Twitter account said no final decision has…

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Dramatic video shows escape, shooting of North Korean defector

November 26, 2017

Warning: Some viewers might find the above video disturbing. It’s the stuff of action movie climaxes, but IRL.  A new video captured by the United Nations Command depicts a North Korean soldier defecting by crossing the “Joint Security Area” (JSA) of the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The gunfire that the escape attempt drew is a violation of the truce between North and South Korea, the first such violation since a…

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Amid legal challenges, Gates, Manafort get OK to spend Thanksgiving with family

November 22, 2017

(CNN)Former Trump campaign officials Paul Manafort and Rick Gates will be able to spend Thanksgiving with their families and leave their homes this week, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. Manafort got the exception to be with his family on Thursday. Gates will attend all-day family celebrations Thursday and Friday. Neither will be allowed to drink alcohol, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said in DC District Court on Tuesday. Manafort and Gates…

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Trump names North Korea a state sponsor of terrorism

November 22, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump, in the latest demonstration of increased tensions on the Korean Peninsula, placed North Korea back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism. “Today the United States is designating North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. Should have happened a long time ago. Should have happened years ago,” Trump said. Trump on North Korea: What he said in Asia Defector: Sanctions could cost Kim Jong Un

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Hip-hop stars slam Trump amid anthem firestorm

October 2, 2017

(CNN)Hip-hop artists — from Diddy to Killer Mike — rallied behind Colin Kaepernick and other athletes this week after President Donald Trump urged owners of the NFL to fire the “sons of bitches” who protest the National Anthem on the field. Diddy, who used to have a friendly relationship with Trump in the 1990s, urged fans to take action in a minute-long video posted to Twitter.

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