REPORT: Trump reimposes sanctions to levy economic pressure on Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday reimposing many sanctions on Iran, three months after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal, saying the U.S. policy is to levy “maximum economic pressure” on the country. In a statement, Trump said the 2015 international accord to freeze Iran’s nuclear program in…

‘WITCH HUNT!’ Trump steps up attacks on Mueller probe

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump on Wednesday stepped up his attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller, calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to put an end to the ongoing Russia investigation, which the president referred to as a “witch hunt”. ““FBI Agent Peter Strzok (on the Mueller team) should have recused himself on day…

REPORT: Court strikes down Trump effort to cut funding for sanctuary cities

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.  (AP) — A divided U.S. appeals court on Wednesday struck down a key part of President Donald Trump’s contentious effort to crack down on cities and states that limit cooperation with immigration officials, saying an executive order threatening to cut funding for “sanctuary cities” was unconstitutional. In a 2-1 decision, the 9th…

MANAFORT TRIAL: Judge’s need for speed jolts prosecution off its game

ALEXANDRIA, VA (BLOOMBERG) — U.S. prosecutors want to tell a jury about Paul Manafort’s lavish lifestyle and spending habits to support their claim that he failed to pay taxes on offshore income and defrauded banks. The judge isn’t making it easy for them. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III, who’s repeatedly said he wants the…

SORRY…NOT SORRY: Immigration officials defend handling of border issues

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Top federal immigration officials went before Congress Tuesday to defend their handling of President Donald Trump’s now-abandoned policy of separating migrant children from their families, saying they keep records of children in their custody. They also said they can document decisions by hundreds of detained parents to willingly leave the U.S….

REPORT: Jury selected in trial of former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A jury set to decide the fate of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was selected Tuesday, and opening statements in his tax evasion and bank fraud trial were expected in the afternoon. It’s the first trial arising from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential ties between the…