Politics

ABC News
December 04, 2017 - 8:29 am
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Monday outlined a new preemptive legal defense in the ongoing Russia probe: The president cannot be guilty of obstruction of justice in his role. A sitting president cannot obstruct justice, Trump lawyer John Dowd told ABC News in a statement...
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Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call
December 03, 2017 - 2:41 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Embattled Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore is ahead in one new poll but tied with his Democratic rival in another recent survey. A new CBS News poll released Sunday found that "71 percent of Alabama Republicans say the allegations against Roy Moore are false," according to a...
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ABC News
December 03, 2017 - 12:55 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., dismissed as "ridiculous" the idea among some Democrats of forcing a government shutdown if Congress doesn't resolve the issue of young undocumented immigrants facing possible deportation with the ending of the Obama-era Deferred Action...
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December 03, 2017 - 10:28 am
(WASHINGTON) -- Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s plea deal over lying to the FBI shows he was not acting on his own when he communicated with Russian officials, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said. "I think that in his factual basis for the plea, he sets out...
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December 03, 2017 - 8:49 am
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, John Dowd, said he drafted the president's Saturday-morning tweet that stated he fired former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn for lying not only to Vice President Mike Pence, but also to the FBI. "I had to fire General Flynn because...
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December 02, 2017 - 11:02 am
(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump said he's not worried what his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, may tell the special counsel investigating Russia's alleged meddling in the 2016 election and possible collusion by Trump associates. The president was heading away from the White...
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