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Trump still uses his personal cell phone despite warnings and increased call scrutiny

Trump on cell phonePresident Donald Trump has continued to use his personal cell phone to make calls, despite repeated warnings from his staff that the practice could leave him vulnerable to foreign surveillance, multiple officials told CNN.

The Democratic impeachment inquiry has resurrected concerns about the security and potential vulnerability of the President's communications. Witness testimony revealed some top officials repeatedly failed to follow protocol intended to prevent sensitive phone conversations, including those involving the President, from being intercepted by foreign intelligence services.

Supreme Court denies Trump request to immediately resume federal executions

SCOTUS denies Trump immediate executions

The Supreme Court on Friday denied the Trump administration's request to immediately lift a block on federal executions so that it could move forward with a death sentence that was scheduled to be carried out on Monday.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) had filed an emergency request with the court to vacate a stay of all four planned federal executions. A fifth execution has also been delayed for unrelated reasons.

The first was scheduled for Monday and the others were set to be carried out through December and January.


Barr’s handpicked prosecutor tells inspector general he can’t back right-wing theory that Russia case was U.S. intelligence setup

Barr's appointees refute his conspiracy theory

The prosecutor handpicked by Attorney General William P. Barr to scrutinize how U.S. agencies investigated President Trump’s 2016 campaign said he could not offer evidence to the Justice Department’s inspector general to support the suspicions of some conservatives that the case was a setup by American intelligence, people familiar with the matter said.

Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s office contacted U.S. Attorney John Durham, the prosecutor Barr personally tapped to lead a separate review of the 2016 probe into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia, the people said. The inspector general also contacted several U.S. intelligence agencies.


Embarrassment for Boris Johnson as ally Donald Trump storms out of UK after being mocked

Trump and Boris

Donald Trump stormed out of Britain today, cutting his trip short after he was offended by Boris Johnson and other world leaders.

The US President scrapped a planned press conference and returned to Washington early, after a video emerged of his NATO allies laughing at his expense.

The Prime Minister was among those caught on camera joking about the American premier at a reception hosted by the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, France’s President Emmanuel Macron and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg are also believed to be talking about the US leader in the clip.


House Intelligence Committee Releases Impeachment Inquiry Report

Intel Committee Releases ReportThe House Intelligence Committee has released a report of their findings in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump on Tuesday.

This comes after days of impeachment inquiry hearings, during which former and current officials of the Trump administration told committee members about what they knew of an effort to get Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.

Read the full report HERE.


Lev Parnas gave House Intelligence recordings of Trump and Giuliani: Report

Lev Paarnas gave House Intel recordings of Trump and Guiliani

As Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives move closer to considering which articles of impeachment could be used against President Donald Trump, one GOP name that continues to come up in connection with the impeachment inquiry is Rudy Giuliani — Trump’s personal attorney, former mayor of New York City, and a strong proponent of the Ukrainian government investigating former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.

And the House Intelligence Committee, according to ABC News, is in possession of audio and video recordings as well as photos that include both Giuliani and Trump and could be relevant to the House’s impeachment inquiry.


Trump loses appeal to block Deutsche Bank, Capital One from handing over his financial records to Congress

Deutche bank loses appeal to withhold Trump docsA federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that it would not block congressional subpoenas for President Donald Trump's financial records from Deutsche Bank and Capital One, affirming a lower court ruling and dealing the president another legal blow.

Trump and several members of his family sued Deutsche Bank and Capital One this year seeking to block them from responding to the subpoenas issued by House Democrats, which they said had "no legitimate or legislative purpose." The Democratic-controlled House Intelligence and Financial Services committees issued the subpoenas in April as part of investigations into alleged foreign influence in U.S. elections.


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