The indictment of Paul Manafort not only fails to show any collusion between Trump and Russia (in fact, it does not even purport to do so), but the indictment itself may fall apart under legal scrutiny. If — and this is not a stretch — Manafort challenges the evidence against him as “fruit of the poisonous tree,” there may not be enough evidence left to support the indictment.
Members of the media covering the settlement of a nurse who was roughly treated by police after she refused to allow them to draw blood from an unconscious patient failed to note the key element: Nurse Wubbels was protecting her patient's right to privacy as guaranteed in the Bill of Rights.
According to the 2017 Gun Trace Report 95 percent of guns used in the commission of gun violence in Chicago were originally purchased by someone other than the perpetrators of that violence, e.g., a “straw buyer.”
U.S. forces captured Mustafa al-Imam — a suspect in the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and are bringing him to Washington, D.C.
A report blaming Charlottesville's liberal city government for the tragic events of August 12 is correct, as far as it goes.
Robert Mueller's relationship with former FBI director James Comey and other members of the Obama administration create a conflict of interest in the ongoing investigation into the alleged Trump/Russia connection, and he should recuse himself.
In another example of how we’ve become a government of, by, and for judges, a federal judge has blocked President Trump’s reinstitution of the ban on Made-up Sexual Status (so-called “transgender”) individuals serving in the military. Strangely, the ban had been in place for more than 50 years when Barack Obama overturned it last year, yet it wasn’t found “unconstitutional” until Trump decided to return to the long-held status quo.
Stephen Parente, President Trump’s nominee for assistant secretary of planning and evaluation in the Department of Health and Human Services, is closely linked to major health-insurance companies.
Everything is not as it seems in politics. And in recent months, the American people have come closer than ever to figuring that out, with the notion of a shadowy “Deep State” secretly pulling the strings in Washington capturing the public imagination. There is indeed a “Deep State,” or perhaps several, that includes elements of Wall Street, career bureaucrats with views deeply at odds with those of mainstream America, as well as the “intelligence community” that does the dirty work and appears to accept no limits on its power. But little has been said about the Deep State behind the Deep State — or the real Deep State. Until now.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation has drawn blood. One-time Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and his business partner Rick Gates were indicted Monday on a list of charges including money laundering, tax evasion, conspiracy against the United States, and being an unregistered agent of a foreign government. All of those charges stem from events alleged to have occured years before Manafort was involved in the Trump campaign.