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Democratic senator says Donald Trump Jr. may have lied to Congress

“Sean Coit, Coons’ communications director, told the Washington Examiner that the senator wants Trump Jr. to testify as soon as possible” writes Andrew Harnik Ap for washingtonexaminer.com. During the interview, he told committee members that he was not “aware” of foreign governments other than Russia offering to provide assistance to the Trump campaign.A Democratic senator wrote a Thursday letter to Senate Intelligence Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, calling for Donald Trump Jr.’s appearance before the committee for a second time over concerns that the president’s eldest son may have lied to…

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Obama’s team said it had Russian meddling ‘under control’ until Trump won, says GOP senator

“Johnson spoke just hours before top Trump administration officials were set to brief lawmakers on what they know about how the origin of the investigation into Trump’s alleged links to Russia” reports washingtonexaminer.com. Trump and his allies say the investigation is being pushed by Democrats to delegitimize Trump’s presidency, and some charge the Obama administration was using an informant close to the Trump campaign.Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said Thursday that senior Obama administration officials assured Congress in September 2016 that Russian meddling would not stop the U.S. from holding a legitimate…

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Senate Democrats move to bail Bill Nelson out in Florida

“The senior senator from Florida is underwater and Senate Democrats are trying to bail him out” writes Alex Brandon Ap for washingtonexaminer.com. Senate Majority PAC just cut a 30-second spot in support of Bill Nelson, touting the Florida Democrat’s record as a veteran, an astronaut, and a bipartisan senator who “puts Florida first.” It’s full of generic mumbo-jumbo political boilerplate. Source: washingtonexaminer.com Share This:

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Stearns: Negative mailers ‘factual’

“He did act unbecoming of a state senator, and he threw his role as a senator into the conversation” writes Letters To The for thecitizen.com. I intend to be the most effective state senator, connecting people to the political process who have been disengaged by the self-serving interests of my opponent.I want to be your senator and work on things that matter to the entire district. Source: thecitizen.com Share This:

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Democratic senator Joe Donnelly backs CIA nominee

“The other Democrat to support Haspel is Joe Manchin of West Virginia, another senator up for re-election in a red state” writes Martin Pengelly for theguardian.com. Joe Donnelly of Indiana on Saturday became the second Democratic senator to back Donald Trump’s pick to run the CIA, Gina Haspel, whose nomination is in question over her role in a rendition and torture programme run by the agency after 9/11. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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Cops Can Find The Location Of Any Phone In The Country In Seconds, And A Senator Wants To Know Why

“That system is typically used by marketers to obtain location data from mobile carriers” reports vice.com. According to the New York Times report, a former sheriff of Mississippi County, Mo., used an obscure service called Securus to surveill targets’ cell phones, including a judge and other law enforcement officials.On Thursday, the New York Times published a blockbuster piece revealing how US law enforcement have access to a system that can geo-locate nearly any phone in the country without an officer necessarily having a court order.As well as AT&T, the system…

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Grassley Urges Any Wavering Supreme Court Justice to Retire Now

“Liberal Justice Stephen Breyer, 79, likewise has not signaled retirement” writes Lawrence Hurley for reuters.com. The most likely justice to retire would be Anthony Kennedy, who turns 82 in July and has served since 1988.The oldest justice, 85-year-old liberal Ruth Bader Ginsburg, has given no indication of retirement and has previously criticized Trump. Source: reuters.com Share This:

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Citizenship crisis reignites as senator and four MPs quit

“Australia has lurched into a fresh political crisis after a court ruled that a Labor senator was ineligible to sit in parliament because she had failed to renounce her British citizenship, triggering a spate of MP resignations” writes Paul Karp for theguardian.com. On Wednesday the high court ruled that the Labor senator Katy Gallagher was ineligible because she had failed to renounce her British citizenship by the nomination deadline before the 2016 election. Source: theguardian.com Share This:

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CIA secrets will limit senators’ questions to Trump nominee Haspel

“A 2014 intelligence committee investigation concluded that these methods were “not an effective way of obtaining accurate information or gaining detainee cooperation.”” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. Moreover, the report added, “multiple CIA detainees fabricated information, resulting in faulty intelligence” when harsh techniques were used on them. Source: 95kqds.com Share This:

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Key senator to vote against CIA nominee Gina Haspel

“It’s unclear how many members will support Haspel, but she’s meeting with senators ahead of her hearing to address concerns” writes Leigh Ann Caldwell for aol.com. A key Democratic senator said he would not vote for Gina Haspel, Donald Trump’s pick for CIA director, after a meeting Monday at which she failed to satisfactorily answer questions about her background in the agency, an aide said. Source: aol.com Share This:

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