FROM Rosalind Helderman
FBI raids Paul Manafort's home Late last month, the President's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, met privately with the Senate Intelligence Committee staff. Before dawn the following day, federal agents appeared at his house with a search warrant and seized documents and other materials. That's according to the Washington Post . Rosalind Helderman, who co-wrote the story, says the fact that officials used a search warrant could mean they didn't trust that Manafort would turn over all relevant documents or that they were going to move very aggressively.
Political fallout from FBI document releases Today, for the first time, President Obama spoke publicly about the FBI Director James Comey's latest comments on Hillary Clinton's email troubles. "There is a norm that when there are investigations we don't operate on innuendo, we don't operate on incomplete information, we don't operate on leaks." The President made his comments during an interview with NowThisNews . Rosalind Helderman, political reporter for the Washington Post , has an update.
Clinton Cash: Corruption or Conspiracy? President Bill Clinton survived potential scandals, including "Whitewater," "Travelgate" and "Filegate" because no wrongdoing was ever proven. Now, as Hillary Clinton runs for the White House on her own, the family's Global Foundation is making news of a similar kind. It's accused of selling influence for tens of millions of dollars under the cover of doing "good works" all over the world. The latest potential scandal facing the Clinton family originates in a book called Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich . Even before its recent publication, stories based on it have been running in newspapers, including the New York Times and the Washington Post . Once again, the attackers admit that no wrongdoing's been proven. Will the smell of scandal be enough damage the latest Clinton campaign?
Who Wants to Read Hillary Clinton's Emails? Last night, Hillary Clinton tweeted, " I want the public to see my email ." The State Department is already reviewing 50,000 pages of her messages, and a committee of Congress has issued subpoenas. It's all fallout from this week's revelation that, while she was Secretary of State, she used a private account exclusively for official business. Rosalind Helderman, who reports on politics for the Washington Post , has more on the story.
Hurricane Isaac and Political Winds Tropical storm Isaac is now officially a hurricane, still disrupting proceedings here in Tampa and haunting Republicans with memories of the past. Rosalind Helderman reports for the Washington Post .
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.