Sunday , 19 August 2018

Politics

Catholic bishop named in report denies cover-up but says, 'I … understand the rage'

A Catholic bishop among those named in a grand jury report alleging widespread sexual abuse by hundreds of Pennsylvania priests pushed back against calls by a survivors’ group for him to resign, saying he has never covered up sexual misconduct by clerics but has instead acted on allegations by victims. Bishop David Zubik of the Diocese of Pittsburgh told ABC …

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Trump adviser: Russia, China, North Korea and Iran could meddle in US midterms

National Security Adviser John Bolton said Russia is only one of four countries that could potentially try to interfere in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections. In an exclusive interview Sunday morning, Bolton told ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and “This Week” Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz that the U.S. is also concerned about possible election meddling by China, North Korea and …

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Bolton defends revoking of security clearance of former CIA director, Trump critic

President Donald Trump‘s National Security Adviser John Bolton floated the possibility of reviewing longstanding policy of maintaining security clearances of former government officials. In the wake of Trump’s revoking the clearance of former CIA Director John Brennan, Bolton told ABC News’ “This Week” Co-Anchor and Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz in an exclusive interview Sunday that he doesn’t see “anything …

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White House counsel cooperated extensively with Mueller's investigators: Sources

White House counsel Donald McGahn has cooperated extensively with special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russia’s meddling with the 2016 presidential election, sources with knowledge of his interviews tell ABC News. McGahn has met with Mueller’s team at least three times and has been questioned by the special counsel’s team more extensively than any other member of the White House …

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Trump says social media platforms are 'totally discriminating' against conservatives

President Trump weighed in on social media platforms’ banning certain content, claiming in a series of tweets that the sites are “totally discriminating” against conservative voices supportive of his administration. “Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices. Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we won’t let that happen,” Trump tweeted Saturday morning from his golf club in …

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The conservative DC legal group behind challenge to Mueller probe

The latest legal challenge to special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, now heading to the U.S. Court of Appeals, is being steered by a veteran Washington legal group that has a history of taking on Democrats and is bankrolled, in part, by longstanding Republican donors. The National Legal and Policy Center is backing a subpoena fight launched by Andrew Miller, …

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