Paul Manafort walks in Union Station in December 2017. THE TRUTH ABOUT PAUL MANAFORT … Paul Manafort allegedly evaded taxes. That’s what he is going on trial for beginning today. But his situation is instructive in thinking about the current corporate climate in D.C. -- BEING A LOBBYIST AIN’T WHAT IT USED TO BE. Blue…
The inspector general’s investigation recovered around 9,311 complete text messages sent or received on Peter Strzok’s phone that it was able to date to the period of the collection-tool failure. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images An investigation by the Justice Department’s watchdog into missing text messages from the FBI-issued cellphones of former investigators Lisa Page and…
The uncertainty surrounding Brett Kavanaugh's nomination has Republicans and Democrats alike headed into the week raising the stakes of its outcome to a make-or-break moment for their chances of victory in the midterm elections. | Drew Angerer/Getty Images Kavanaugh Confirmation Allies push for an aggressive offense even as some concede that confirmation to the Supreme…
Brett Kavanaugh worked for President George W. Bush as an associate counsel and then staff secretary in the White House. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Former President George W. Bush is standing by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, a former top White House aide whose confirmation to the nation’s highest court has been thrown into doubt…
"It bothers me greatly when the president says things about John McCain," Lindsey Graham says. | Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo The way President Donald Trump handled Sen. John McCain's death was "disturbing," Sen. Lindsey Graham said on Thursday. "It bothers me greatly when the president says things about John McCain. It pisses me off to no…
The sweeping court ruling invalidating the Affordable Care Act shows how hard it is to relitigate parts of Obamacare without harming measures that benefit virtually every American. | Patrick Sison/AP Photo Millions of middle-class Americans who get health coverage through work have been getting Obamacare benefits for years — whether they know it or not.…
TAPACHULA, MEXICO—Rosa Gonzalez arrived in the shelter here after leaving her native El Salvador suddenly in late summer, fleeing her small town with her older brother and a few possessions, hoping to avoid becoming yet another murder statistic at the hands of her country’s violent gangs Rosa’s problem hadn’t started with the gangs, but with…
Rick Gates described how Paul Manafort was paid for work he did for the benefit of former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych and various electoral campaigns. | Brendan Smialowksi/AFP/Getty Images Gates testified that Manafort was insistent on secrecy — at least in part — in order to avoid paying U.S. taxes By JOSH GERSTEIN 08/07/2018 12:54…
Maria Gallagher, who on Friday confronted Sen. Jeff Flake with her story of sexual assault, said she was "relieved" when the Arizona Republican called for an FBI investigation into allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Gallagher, a resident of New York, stood next to Ana Maria Archila, co-executive director of the Center for Popular…
The anti-Pelosi rebels’ latest trouble started when Rep. Seth Moulton issued a statement Monday signaling he was open to holding talks with the House minority leader. | J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo The push to block Nancy Pelosi from the speakership is sputtering amid disagreements among her Democratic critics over their strategy and endgame, just days…
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