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Prosecutors say that Michael Cohen exchanged hundreds of emails and texts with a Russian-linked finance firm

Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former attorney and fixer, exchanged hundreds of phone calls and text messages with Columbus Nova, the American financial firm tied to Russian oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, according to court document unsealed Wednesday.The communications began the day Donald Trump was elected and lasted for the next…read more »

The story behind Pelosi’s claim, that White House meeting and Trump’s angry comments

OlegAlbinsky/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Yet another White House meeting between President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer blew up on Wednesday and in classic Washington fashion, both sides worked quickly to spin what happened while sources spilled their version of what was going on behind the scenes.With the threat of impeachment…read more »

Dems grill Homeland Security chief on conditions for migrants in detention

Win McNamee / Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — In a hearing Wednesday examining the Department of Homeland Security’s latest budget requests, Democratic Rep. Lauren Underwood accused the Trump administration of crafting “intentional” policies that have resulted in the deaths of migrants apprehended after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.”Congress has been more than willing to provide the resources and…read more »

Treasury’s Mnuchin digs in on Trump’s taxes, shrugging off internal IRS legal analysis

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin dug in Wednesday on the administration’s refusal to release President Donald Trump’s tax returns, shrugging off questions about a draft legal analysis by the Internal Revenue Service that undercuts the administration’s official position on the matter.“Our issue is that we want to make sure that the IRS…read more »

Virginia medical school could not ‘conclusively determine’ whether Northam depicted in racist photo

Alex Edelman/Getty Images(NORFOLK, Va.) — Eastern Virginia Medical School released its report into a racist photo that appeared on the yearbook page of Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday but said they could not “conclusively determine” the identity of either person in that photo.”With respect to the Photograph on Governor Northam’s personal page, we could not…read more »

Trump, Pelosi, Schumer to meet, looking to find common ground on infrastructure funding

TriggerPhoto/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Top congressional Democrats House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer head to the White House Wednesday morning to meet with President Donald Trump for a second round of talks on President Donald Trump’s proposed $2 trillion infrastructure plan.While a previous meeting ended with both sides saying they were looking for…read more »