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Canada may crackdown on social media giants to deal with election meddling
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Canada may crackdown on social media giants to deal with election meddling

Facebook, Twitter, Google are being asked to promote transparency and authenticity on their platforms.

'Conspiracy, collusion, cover-up': What the 4 am arrest of Roger Stone means for the Donald Trump White House
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'Conspiracy, collusion, cover-up': What the 4 am arrest of Roger Stone means for the Donald Trump White House

Roger Stone, a longtime Donald Trump aide and Republican operative with a reputation for dirty tricks and political dark arts, was indicted and arrested in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation in a 4 a.m. raid at his Florida home Friday, adding to the long trail of breadcrumbs in the alleged Russia collusion that may have influenced the 2016 election result.

Democrats consider subpoena for Michael Cohen after he postpones testimony citing Donald Trump 'threats, mob tactics'
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Democrats consider subpoena for Michael Cohen after he postpones testimony citing Donald Trump 'threats, mob tactics'

Citing threats to his immediate family members, US president's former fixer Michael Cohen, who has threatened to unload dirt on his former boss, has decided to put off his public testimony before the US House Oversight Committee. Cohen attorney Lanny Davis put out a statement Wednesday even as angry Democrats are saying this amounts to "witness tampering" by Trump and team.

'It's Watergate 2.0': Bombshell BuzzFeed story ignites renewed calls for Donald Trump impeachment
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'It's Watergate 2.0': Bombshell BuzzFeed story ignites renewed calls for Donald Trump impeachment

A bombshell BuzzFeed story that details investigators’ claims that Donald Trump told his lawyer to lie to Congress about his deep Russia connections during the 2016 election campaign is being hailed as a gamechanger in the American political scene. Political analysts are comparing this to the “Titanic coming at the iceberg and Trump is the Titanic”.

‘I will not be bullied’: US Attorney General nominee William Barr breaks with Donald Trump over Mueller probe
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‘I will not be bullied’: US Attorney General nominee William Barr breaks with Donald Trump over Mueller probe

Barely days ago, Donald Trump thought he was rid of the men who helped launch the Robert Mueller-led investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections; he didn’t realise there’s a third man of his own choice who could prove to be far more dangerous: William Barr, Trump’s own pick for the post of US attorney general and a long-time friend of Mueller’s who vowed today in a US Senate grilling that he “will not be bullied” by his political masters in the White House.

William Barr confirmation hearing: Donald Trump AG pick who will decide fate of Robert Mueller probe faces US Senate grilling
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William Barr confirmation hearing: Donald Trump AG pick who will decide fate of Robert Mueller probe faces US Senate grilling

As he did almost 30 years ago, William Barr is appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to make the case he's qualified to serve as attorney general. Barr served as attorney general from 1991 to 1993 and has been nominated by President Donald Trump to do the job again. His confirmation hearing Tuesday has multiple story lines worth watching.

US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is leaving; sparks intense buzz that Mueller bombshell report is ready to land
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US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is leaving; sparks intense buzz that Mueller bombshell report is ready to land

US Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the most dogged human guardrail for the Robert Mueller probe into alleged Russian collusion with the 2016 Donald Trump election campaign is reportedly on his way out of the Justice Department.

Russia's had its eyes on Instagram to influence US election and it still does
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Russia's had its eyes on Instagram to influence US election and it still does

Instagram became a much bigger tool than Facebook for Russian meddling during US Elections.

Robert Mueller considers new charges against Paul Manafort as Donald Trump family members become central figures in Russia probe
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Robert Mueller considers new charges against Paul Manafort as Donald Trump family members become central figures in Russia probe

Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Russia investigation, is still considering filing new charges against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort after his plea deal fell apart over allegations of lying to investigators, prosecutors said Friday.

Rattled by Michael Cohen guilty plea, Donald Trump White House braces for Paul Manafort case Friday as Robert Mueller endgame closes in
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Rattled by Michael Cohen guilty plea, Donald Trump White House braces for Paul Manafort case Friday as Robert Mueller endgame closes in

Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort’s case comes up in a Washington DC court Friday barely 48 hours after news broke that he has gone rogue on his co-operation agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller who is investigating a range of alleged Russian involvement in the Trump 2016 campaign.

Donald Trump's answers to Robert Mueller begin leaking to media; Russia probe bombshell may be in sight
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Donald Trump's answers to Robert Mueller begin leaking to media; Russia probe bombshell may be in sight

The contents of two of US President Donald Trump written answers to special counsel Robert Mueller were revealed in a CNN newsbreak Wednesday. CNN is reporting, citing sources, that Trump told Mueller that Roger Stone did not tell him about WikiLeaks, nor was he told about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between his son Donald Trump Jr, campaign officials and a Russian lawyer who promised dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Democratic senators sue over Donald Trump pick Mathew Whitaker's appointment as AG; the gloves are off after Republicans' drubbing in midterms
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Democratic senators sue over Donald Trump pick Mathew Whitaker's appointment as AG; the gloves are off after Republicans' drubbing in midterms

Fresh from their 'blue wave' performance in the US midterm elections where they retook the House majority, three Senate Democrats filed a lawsuit Monday arguing that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker's appointment is unconstitutional and asking a federal judge to remove him.

Donald Trump White House braces for Robert Mueller probe to fire up again as threat looms of damning final report
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Donald Trump White House braces for Robert Mueller probe to fire up again as threat looms of damning final report

The White House is bracing for the probe of Donald Trump's presidential campaign to fire up again. Trump's advisers are privately expressing worries that the special counsel, who's been out of the news for the past month, has been stealthily compiling information and could soon issue new indictments or a damning final report.

Donald Trump fires Attorney-General Jeff Sessions amid fear over Mueller probe; 'worse than Watergate', say opponents
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Donald Trump fires Attorney-General Jeff Sessions amid fear over Mueller probe; 'worse than Watergate', say opponents

Within 24 hours of Democrats seizing control of the US House of Representatives and raising the risks of investigations into Donald Trump's businesses, the US president fired US Attorney General Jeff Sessions - the country's chief law enforcement officer who has endured more than a year of blistering and personal attacks over his recusal from the Russia investigation.

'Our base is on fire': US midterm forecasts point to sharp gains for Donald Trump party after Brett Kavanaugh firestorm; pushback against #MeToo
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'Our base is on fire': US midterm forecasts point to sharp gains for Donald Trump party after Brett Kavanaugh firestorm; pushback against #MeToo

Midterm elections usually go badly for a sitting US president’s party but here too, Trump is a wildcard and the first signs are polls showing Republican strength in the Senate forecasts. In most midterms, the Senate and the House swing in the same direction. If the Senate and House go in opposite directions, it’s rare and will prove a bump from the Trump-Kavanaugh combo.

If US deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein is forced out, the Robert Mueller probe into US election meddling is toast
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If US deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein is forced out, the Robert Mueller probe into US election meddling is toast

Rod Rosenstein, the seniormost official in the US Justice Department overseeing the Robert Mueller probe into Russia's alleged meddling in the US 2016 elections is said to have verbally offered his resignation to Donald Trump's chief of staff John Kelly Monday. If Rosenstein goes or is asked to go when he meets Donald Trump this week, who will oversee the Mueller probe and what does that imply in midterm election season?

US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis dismisses news reports of widening rift with Donald Trump; says 'somebody cooks up a headline'
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US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis dismisses news reports of widening rift with Donald Trump; says 'somebody cooks up a headline'

Several news organizations have reported that Trump has become weary of Mattis, a retired Marine general who was one of his first Cabinet selections. He is seen by many as a steadying influence on Trump in the face of sometimes impulsive moves on national security issues.

As midterm election closes in, Donald Trump preps latest Russia probe counterpunch; will declassify a trove of documents
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As midterm election closes in, Donald Trump preps latest Russia probe counterpunch; will declassify a trove of documents

Ahead of midterm election season, Donald Trump preps latest Russia probe punch; will declassify a trove of documents

As US midterm elections near, Donald Trump plays high risk political gamble with hardline trade policy; insists he can save US jobs and factories
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As US midterm elections near, Donald Trump plays high risk political gamble with hardline trade policy; insists he can save US jobs and factories

Trump's apparent belief is that he and congressional Republicans can rely on the unswerving support of core GOP voters — even in rural areas that have been economically hurt by his trade disputes — and maybe succeed in delivering better trade deals before Election Day. Still, as an insurance policy against failure, the administration is providing $12 billion in farm aid to soothe trade-war wounds in rural America.

Ex-Donald Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort pleads guilty as part of deal to cooperate 'fully and truthfully' with special counsel Robert Mueller
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Ex-Donald Trump campaign boss Paul Manafort pleads guilty as part of deal to cooperate 'fully and truthfully' with special counsel Robert Mueller

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has pleaded guilty to two federal charges as part of a cooperation deal with prosecutors. The deal requires him to cooperate "fully and truthfully" with special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.