Israel is Furious Over Trump Revealing Info to Russians

As Trump embarks on his first foreign trip, which includes going to Israel, Foreign Policy magazine reports that Israel intelligence is "furious" over his off-the-cuff revealing of highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador. … [Read more...]

Trump Told Russia Comey Firing Would Stall Collusion Investigation

The New York Times got its hands on a transcript of the conversation between Donald Trump, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office the day after he fired James Comey. Trump told them that the firing of Comey would relieve the pressure of the Russia investigation. … [Read more...]

WaPo: Senior White House Official is Russia Investigation Target

Another day, another story that is very, very bad for the Trump administration. The Washington Post is reporting that a senior White House official is a "person of interest" -- that is, a target -- of the FBI investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. … [Read more...]

The Scope of the Special Counsel Appointment

One of the important questions in regard to the appointment of Robert Mueller as a Special Counsel is exactly what he is authorized to investigate. The mandate in the official document appointing appears to be fairly narrow, focusing specifically on the question of collusion. … [Read more...]

Rosenstein Appoints Special Counsel

I'm shocked, but Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller to be a special counsel to investigate possible Trump campaign collusion with the Russians during last year's presidential election. It's an excellent choice. … [Read more...]

Israel Warned Against Sharing Intel With Trump Administration

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that the source of the classified information that Trump shared with the Russians was Israel, which makes the story even weirder and more dangerous. And despite Israel pretending it's no big deal, there's no doubt they think it is. … [Read more...]

Trump Tried to Get Comey to Drop the Flynn Investigation

The New York Times reports that Donald Trump tried to get FBI Director James Comey to drop the investigation into his former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Comey documented that request in a memo, which someone at the FBI leaked to the paper. … [Read more...]

Buzzfeed Confirms Washington Post Report

Buzzfeed is now reporting that, according to two government officials, not only is the Washington Post's report about Trump revealing classified intelligence to the Russians true, the reality of what was revealed is actually worse than has been reported so far. … [Read more...]

Trump Admits to Sharing Classified Intel with Russians

Donald Trump took to Twitter this morning to admit that he shared classified intelligence with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador, defending it by saying he has the "absolute right" to do so. That's legally accurate but totally irrelevant. … [Read more...]

WaPo: Trump Gave Classified Intel to Russians

The Washington Post has a bombshell report that Donald Trump revealed classified information during his now-infamous meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during their meeting at the White House last week, the day after he fired James Comey. … [Read more...]

Why Trump’s Attack on the FBI Could Backfire

One of the things that has driven Donald Trump mad since taking office is the huge number of leaks coming out of the executive branch that make him look bad. He just made that a whole lot worse by firing James Comey and enraging virtually the entire FBI. … [Read more...]

The Inanity of Blaming Obama for Flynn

Donald Trump and his favorite wind-up toy, Sean Spicer, have laughably tried to claim that it's Obama's fault that he named Michael Flynn his National Security Adviser. The Washington Post's fact checker points out why this is so ridiculous. First, on the subject of his security clearance: … [Read more...]