TRUMP-PUTIN MEETING: U.S. PRESIDENT URGED NOT TO ‘WING IT’ IN MEETING ALONE WITH KGB VETERAN, IN LETTER FROM TOP DEMOCRATS

“Top Democratic senators penned a letter to President Donald Trump Saturday urging him not to meet with Russian leader Vladimir Putin alone during their scheduled summit Monday. The lawmakers wrote that if Trump insists on meeting with the Russian president, that he should at least do so in the company of senior staff members so as not […]

Trump asserts Russia not targeting US, contradicting intel

“President Donald Trump on Wednesday denied Russia is still targeting the United States, a claim sharply at odds with recent warnings from his top intelligence chief about ongoing threats to election security. Trump was asked at the end of a Cabinet meeting if Russia was still targeting the U.S. and answered “no” without elaborating. His […]

Trump pardons ranchers in case that inspired 2016 occupation

“President Donald Trump has pardoned two ranchers whose case sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. Dwight and Steven Hammond were convicted in 2012 of intentionally and maliciously setting fires on public lands. The arson crime carried a minimum prison sentence of five years, but a sympathetic federal judge, on his […]