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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein once suggested recording Trump, removing him via 25th Amendment: Sources

Drew Angerer/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — At a May 2017 meeting between Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and then-acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe, a week after President Trump had fired James Comey as director, Rosenstein suggested that McCabe or others wear a wire when speaking with the president, according to memos McCabe made of the conversation,…read more »

Former Trump lawyer discussed helping Manafort and Gates with legal bills: Sources

Yana Paskova/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The man who once led President Donald Trump’s legal defense in the Russia probe expressed interest in providing financial support to Paul Manafort and Rick Gates – the former Trump campaign chairman and deputy chairman, respectively – after they were known to be under scrutiny from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team,…read more »

Kavanaugh accuser’s lawyers and Senate negotiate terms for possible testimony next week

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Senate Judiciary Committee Republican Chairman Charles Grassley has given lawyers for Christine Blasey Ford until 10 p.m. Friday night to respond his latest offer on accommodating her conditions for testifying. “It’s Friday night and nothing’s been agreed to despite our extensive efforts to make testimony possible,” Grassley said. “I’m extending the deadline for…read more »

Obama’s next campaign stop: Pennsylvania, key to Democrats’ success

Angelo Merendino/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Former President Barack Obama continued his spirited effort to boost his party’s midterm ambitions with an event Friday in Pennsylvania, a state pivotal to Democratic hopes of winning back congressional majorities and one that could provide an indication of whether Democrats have made inroads with blue-collar voters, less than two years…read more »

Conservatives eyeing midterm elections stand by Kavanaugh amid sexual assault allegations

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  The drama surrounding the sexual assault allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and the turmoil it’s caused in his confirmation process, are nothing more than a political spectacle for many conservatives at the Value Voters Summit. They’re standing by President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. “I think he’s the right choice and…read more »

Another Roger Stone associate meets with Mueller grand jury

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Another associate of political operative Roger Stone met Friday with a federal grand jury convened to hear testimony in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling, appearing at the U.S. District Court House in Washington, D.C., a source with direct knowledge tells ABC News. Stone is a longtime and close…read more »

Rep. Ralph Norman jokes about Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s being ‘groped’ by Abe Lincoln

Bill Clark / Contributor / Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  Sexual assault allegations have uprooted Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings and prompted outrage, but that didn’t stop a U.S. congressman from joking about the topic at a recent debate.Rep. Ralph Norman, R-S.C., used his opening remarks at a Thursday debate for South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District…read more »