Politics
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Cohen admits to wrongdoing, points finger at Trump

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/27/19, 01:04 pm

WASHINGTON—Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, made a series of damaging accusations against his old boss during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing Wednesday.

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House votes to block border emergency

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/27/19, 10:17 am

WASHINGTON—House Democrats, joined by more than a dozen of their colleagues from across the aisle, voted Tuesday evening to terminate President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration to fund the building of a wall on the U.S. southern border. The resolution passed 245-182. It is unlikely to succeed at reversing the president’s declaration in the long-run but would block Trump from accessing some funds to construct a border wall.

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Mueller recommends no leniency for Manafort

by Harvest Prude
Posted 2/25/19, 12:34 pm

WASHINGTON—Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort “repeatedly and brazenly” broke the law for years, according to a sentencing memo special counsel Robert Mueller’s office released to the public on Saturday. Manafort pleaded guilty in September to two counts of conspiracy for his work as an unregistered political lobbyist for Ukraine. Prosecutors did not specify how much prison time Manafort should serve but advised against granting him leniency. He faces up to 10 years in prison on the charges.

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