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Trump denies report that ‘promise’ he made to foreign leader prompted whistleblower complaint

Official White House Photo by Joyce N. Boghosian(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump on Thursday reacted to a Washington Post story that a “promise” he made to a foreign leader had caused a whistleblower in the intelligence community to make a formal complaint, calling it “Presidential Harassment!”In a series of tweets Thursday morning, Trump called the…read more »

Former Bush staffer urges ‘fellow Latinos’ to vote Trump out of office in 2020

adamkaz/iStock(WASHINGTON) — A former staffer in the George W. Bush White House has urged his “fellow Latinos” to vote President Trump out of office, saying Republicans “have lost control of the monster they helped create.”“I am a Republican,” Abel Guerra wrote in an opinion piece published by The Washington Post on Wednesday. “I worked in…read more »

Acting ICE chief defends agents, scolds lawmakers for political rhetoric

danielfela/iStock(WASHINGTON) — In an interview with ABC News, the nation’s top immigration enforcement official scolded lawmakers for heated political rhetoric that he said put his agents’ safety at risk and declared that “everyone” should “take a deep breath,” an admonition that could apply to President Donald Trump as well as critics of his policies.“We’re not…read more »

Top intelligence official to brief Congress on whistleblower complaint

drnadig/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire will testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Sept. 26, after Chairman Adam Schiff accused his office of withholding an intelligence community’s whistleblower complaint from Congress.Schiff, D-Calif., issued a subpoena last week for the complaint, described as “urgent” by the intelligence community’s inspector general.The chairman said…read more »

Rep. Joe Kennedy to announce primary challenge to Sen. Ed Markey

US Senate(BOSTON) — Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, will formally announce a 2020 primary challenge to Sen. Ed Markey on Saturday in Boston, according to a source familiar with his plans, before kicking off a statewide tour to promote his candidacy for the Democratic nomination.He informed Markey of his…read more »

White House distances itself from AG Barr’s gun control ideas as NRA pans it

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead(WASHINGTON) — Attorney General William Barr spent Wednesday shopping a proposal to expand background checks to conservative Republicans in Congress. There’s just one problem: President Donald Trump is not on board with any of it. “That is not a White House document, and any suggestion to contrary is completely…read more »