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January 15, 2019 10:54 PM Trump's attorney general pick faces Senate hearing

In her line of questioning, California Sen. Kamala Harris tried to draw out a situation in which attorney general nominee William Barr would not take the advice of career ethics officials if they advised him to recuse himself. If it came down to a judgement call, Barr said he could ignore the advice of those officials — if he disagreed with that advice 2429

January 15, 2019 3:50 PM Trump AG nominee Barr says Mueller would not back witch hunt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. attorney general said on Tuesday he did not believe Special Counsel Robert Mueller would be involved in a “witch hunt,” a charge often levied by Trump against the Russia probe that Mueller leads. “I don’t believe Mr. Mueller would be involved in a witch hunt,” William Barr told a U.S. Senate 2137

December 16, 2018 3:34 PM 'Saturday Night Live' Reimagines 'It's a Wonderful Life' With Trump as President

This holiday season, some may be wishing for a world without Donald Trump as President— even Trump himself. Or at least that’s the tale behind the Saturday Night Live cold open last night. The cast of SNL reimagined classic Christmas movie It’s a Wonderful Life as It’s a Wonderful Trump. In the sketch, the characters that have made headlines for the last two years 93

November 27, 2018 4:14 PM Comey calls acting attorney general 'not the sharpest knife'

BOSTON – Former FBI Director James Comey says Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker "may not be the sharpest knife" in the drawer. Comey made those comments during an interview Monday with WGBH News in Boston after he was asked whether Whitaker could derail special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. Comey said Whitaker "may not be the sharpest 75

November 25, 2018 3:52 PM U.S. judge orders former Trump campaign adviser Papadopoulos to jail

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal judge on Sunday denied a motion by George Papadopoulos, a former aide for Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, seeking to postpone his sentence pending a separate case he hoped would lead to his conviction being overturned. Papadopoulos will report to jail on Monday to start his 14- day sentence after judge 139

November 22, 2018 12:49 AM Amazon stops blocking Australians from its U.S. website after backlash

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) said on Thursday it would stop blocking Australians from shopping on its much larger U.S. site after a customer backlash, dumping an unpopular policy the retail giant had said was necessary to comply with Australian tax law. The abrupt reversal, less than five months after the policy was introduced, is a relief 118

November 9, 2018 11:54 PM Trump Brushes Aside Questions About Mueller Probe

President seeks to distance himself from his acting attorney general, who has criticized the investigation WASHINGTON—President Trump appeared to distance himself from Matthew Whitaker as controversy continued over his appointment as acting attorney general, with some conservative legal scholars questioning whether it was constitutional. When Mr. Trump 63

November 8, 2018 4:55 PM President Trump considers Kris Kobach, Lindsey Graham, Chris Christie, Rudy Giuliani for attorney general

President Trump is considering a handful of loyalists as possible replacements for Jeff Sessions after his unceremonious exit as attorney general, people familiar with the matter said Thursday. Following months of public spats, Trump finally fired Sessions on Wednesday and replaced him temporarily with the AG chief of staff Matthew Whitaker, a political 67

November 7, 2018 9:26 PM Top Senate Democrat Schumer: Whitaker should recuse himself from Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said on Wednesday that acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, who was appointed by President Donald Trump after he fired Jeff Sessions, should recuse himself from oversight of the Russia probe. “Given his previous comments advocating defunding and imposing limitations on the Mueller investigation 110

November 5, 2018 10:31 AM Real Salt Lake's Corey Baird voted MLS Rookie of the Year

Real Salt Lake forward Corey Baird was named MLS Rookie of the Year for 2018, the league announced on Monday. Baird, 22, beat the Philadelphia Union's Mark McKenzie and Orlando City SC's Chris Mueller to the prize. He is the first Salt Lake player to ever win the award. "Unbelievable honor. I owe it to my teammates, the coaching staff, and @realsaltlake 53