Federal prosecutors investigating U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen have extracted more than 700 pages of messages sent using encrypted programs like WhatsApp and Signal on phones seized from Cohen, according to a court filing on Friday.
During his press conference, Trump tried to lie, but journalists looked him in the eye and asked him why he was lying.
Here is the official White House transcript as provided to PoliticusUSA:
THE PRESIDENT: Take a little at it. Take — no, take a look at the investigation. Take a look at how it started. Take a look at the horrible statements that Peter Strzok, the chief investigator, said. And take a look at what he did with Hillary Clinton. Take a look at —
By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican efforts to debate immigration legislation next week in the U.S. House of Representatives were in turmoil on Friday after President Donald Trump blasted one of two delicately crafted proposals that had a better chance of passing.
After Paul Manafort was shipped off to jail, Rudy Giuliani said that Trump might clean up the Mueller investigation with pardons, which is witness tampering.
A federal judge on Friday refused to grant Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, an immediate restraining order against the attorney for adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
Trump nearly averaged a lie every three minutes during one Friday morning hour, and MSNBC’s Katy Tur debunked four of the biggest ones.
Tur could have spent her entire show and then some debunking Trump’s lies if she took on all of them, but here were a two of the larger falsehoods:
The federal investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and potential collusion by Donald Trump's campaign has targeted - directly or indirectly - a growing group of presidential associates.
During his interview with Fox and Friends, Trump said he wants the American people to respond to him the way that starved and oppressed N. Koreans respond to Kim Jong-un.
Trump held a press gaggle to falsely claim that the IG report about the Clinton email probe exonerates him from potential Russia crimes.
Paul Manafort being ordered to jail is another sign that Mueller in ending Trump’s world.
As NBC’s Pete Williams pointed out the calculus has now changed for Manafort, “Does that change his thinking about his strategy so far which has been to aggressively fight the government’s case. Will this cause him to reconsider and begin to enter into plea negotiations? I can’t answer that question but its to be noted this does change the circumstances now. The charges were filed by Robert Mueller in October. They have been adding to this case bit by bit. The latest charge they added was one of the things that happened in this hearing today was he was arraigned on new charges of witness tampering. That’s what led the judge to revoke his bail saying he agreed when he was let out on bail that he wouldn’t violate any laws. Now he’s charged with violating witness tampering laws even though his lawyer said what he did didn’t amount to the kind of witness tampering that Mueller was talking about. I think that’s the question. Does it change his calculus on how to go forward.”
Watch as Trump admits that he is a cult leader by referring to his political supporters as his followers during a disastrous press gaggle.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper for the first time has revealed that U.S. intelligence agencies had identified a suspect who served as the “cut-out” for Russian intelligence to funnel thousands of hacked Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails and documents to WikiLeaks.
In a highly unusual move Donald Trump took almost a 24 hour break from Twitter yesterday. Today, however, he was back on his favorite social media platform bragging and taking credit, which is his usual style.
A new study about the rate of ice loss in Antarctica caused by warmer ocean waters has raised the alarm that sea levels will be rising much faster in the future.
According to the scientists involved in the study this will pose a grave threat to coastal cities and low-lying areas that have not made preparations for the sudden rise in sea levels.
The only reason Trump stuck to the originally planned summit schedule is that he knew he would get wall-to-wall media coverage.
The president's former economic adviser Gary Cohn said that waging a trade war could start a chain reaction that ends in an economic crash.
Trump's Twitter silence tells us all we need to know about what the president thinks of the newly released IG report.
No true person of faith would see the images coming from the southern border and think it's okay.
The International Monetary Fund warned on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump's new import tariffs threaten to undermine the global trading system, prompt retaliation by other countries and damage the U.S. economy.
New York state's highest court on Thursday rejected U.S. President Donald Trump's latest bid to avoid potentially having to answer questions under oath in a defamation lawsuit by a former contestant on his television show "The Apprentice."