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Michael Flynn asks federal judge to spare him from prison time in response to government sentencing memo

Michael Flynn asks federal judge to spare him from prison time in response to government sentencing memo

Former national security adviser to President Donald Trump Michael Flynn has asked a federal judge to spare him from prison time, echoing Robert Mueller’s assertions that he cooperated early and extensively with the special counsel’s Russia investigation. Flynn said his cooperation with Mueller’s special counsel investigation “was not grudging or delayed,” according to a memo…MORE

Rick Santorum says he would decline White House chief of staff role

Rick Santorum says he would decline White House chief of staff role

Rick Santorum said Tuesday that his “answer right now would be no” if President Donald Trump were to offer him the role of White House chief of staff. “Look, it’s an honor even to be considered,” the former Pennsylvania Republican senator and onetime presidential hopeful told Erin Burnett on CNN’s “Erin Burnett OutFront.” “I think…MORE

DOJ asks Supreme Court to lift injunction on asylum ban

DOJ asks Supreme Court to lift injunction on asylum ban

The Department of Justice is asking the Supreme Court to lift the injunction that’s blocking the asylum ban from going into effect, according to a filing Tuesday night. It’s the latest move by an aggressive solicitor general to bypass the lower courts and ask the newly solidified conservative Supreme Court for relief. President Donald Trump…MORE

Pelosi, rebels near deal to deliver her votes for speaker

Pelosi, rebels near deal to deliver her votes for speaker

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and a small group of Democratic members seeking to oust her are on the cusp of an agreement that would help deliver the longtime Democratic leader the votes to become speaker again. The deal is “98% done,” according to one source familiar with the negotiations. The proposed deal would guarantee…MORE

Former Bloomberg employee pleads not guilty in construction kickback scheme

Former Bloomberg employee pleads not guilty in construction kickback scheme

A former Bloomberg LP executive pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges he masterminded a $15 million bid-rigging and commercial bribery scheme. Anthony Guzzone, 49, was charged by prosecutors in Manhattan with multiple crimes including conspiracy, grand larceny, money laundering and commercial bribery connected to construction work done at the offices of the financial and media…MORE

6 key lines from the Trump-Pelosi-Schumer throwdown

6 key lines from the Trump-Pelosi-Schumer throwdown

On Wednesday at the White House, Donald Trump returned to his reality TV roots: Hosting — and participating in — a bare-knuckled brawl with the two top Democratic leaders in Congress. It was a remarkable event as Trump, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer repeatedly sought the political and rhetorical high ground, feuded over what they…MORE

Trump watches as his former ‘fixer’ awaits sentencing

Trump watches as his former ‘fixer’ awaits sentencing

Amid White House turmoil, a possible government shutdown and falling approval ratings, President Donald Trump’s former fixer could be slapped with a lengthy prison sentence Wednesday as part of what the President derides as Robert Mueller’s “witch hunt.” Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is expected to be the first member of Trump’s inner circle to receive…MORE

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