Mueller removed FBI agent from Russia probe for anti-Trump texts: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The special counsel examining alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election removed a top FBI investigator from his team for exchanging text messages with a colleague that expressed anti-Trump views, two U.S. newspapers reported on Saturday. FILE PHOTO: FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on …

China Has a Plan to Rule the World

WASHINGTON — The friendly words exchanged between Presidents Trump and Xi Jinping this month softened the edge of a Chinese economic and military buildup that a recent study commissioned by the Pentagon described as “perhaps the most ambitious grand strategy undertaken by a single nation-state in modern times.” At the Beijing summit on Nov. 9, …

Pence to host Flake and other GOP senators for dinner ahead of tax vote

The meeting at Vice President Mike Pence’s residence will include four GOP senators, according to a senior administration official. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo By MATTHEW NUSSBAUM 11/29/2017 05:24 PM EST Updated 11/29/2017 05:46 PM EST 2017-11-29T05:46-0500 Vice President Mike Pence will host four Republican senators for dinner Wednesday night—including Arizona’s Jeff Flake, who has clashed …

The AP fact checked Trump’s Joe Scarborough tweet

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump asked via Twitter if NBC would fire political talk show host Joe Scarborough based on an “unsolved mystery” years ago in Florida. Trump added, “Investigate!” in the Wednesday tweet. So now that Matt Lauer is gone when will the Fake News practitioners at NBC be terminating the contract …

My Family ‘Shiv Bhakt’, Won’t Do ‘Dalali’ Over Religion: Rahul Gandhi After Temple Controversy

Amreli: A day after a controversy broke out over his religion, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said he and his family members were ‘Shiv Bhakts’ (devotees of Lord Shiva) but asserted that he did not want to use his religion for political gains. Addressing traders in a closed-door meeting in Amreli, Gandhi said he …