Category: Politics

Senate leader Schumer backs decriminalizing marijuana at the federal level

The push to decriminalize marijuana has picked up another high-profile backer — Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer — just a week after President Donald Trump endorsed letting states decide how to regulate the drug. “I’ll be introducing legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level from one end of the country to the other,” Schumer, of New York, told Vice…

Comey memos: Trump was concerned about Flynn’s ‘judgment’

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Eric Tucker | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey that he had serious concerns about the judgment of his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, according to memos maintained by Comey and obtained by The Associated Press. The 15 pages of documents contain new details about a series…

Rudy Giuliani Isn’t the Big Trump Legal Story

Sometimes the biggest news items on a given day aren’t the most telling ones. Consider three stories on Thursday about President Trump’s legal issues. First, Bloomberg reported that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told the president last week that he is not a target of either special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation nor of a separate investigation in Manhattan that produced…

Minister won’t apologize to NPA for accusing it of skirting fundraising law

B.C.’s municipal affairs minister won’t apologize to Vancouver’s Non-Partisan Association for accusing it of trying to skirt rules that ban political donations by companies and unions. Selina Robinson said Thursday she still feels the NPA is trying to find ways around the “intent” of legislation last year that banned corporate and union donations in local election campaigns, and set a…

Appeals court rules against Trump over ‘sanctuary cities’

By Devlin Barrett | Washington Post A federal appeals court in Chicago ruled Thursday against the Trump administration’s effort to withhold federal funds for law enforcement from “sanctuary cities” – saying the term itself is an unfair attack on local authorities. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit ruled unanimously against the Justice Department,…

Giuliani joins Trump team to help end Mueller probe

By Robert Costa and Josh Dawsey | Washington Post Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, a combative former prosecutor and longtime ally of President Donald Trump, told The Washington Post on Thursday that he has joined the president’s legal team dealing with the ongoing special counsel probe. “I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this…

Giuliani joins Trump team to help end Mueller probe

By Robert Costa and Josh Dawsey | Washington Post Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani, a combative former prosecutor and longtime ally of President Donald Trump, told The Washington Post on Thursday that he has joined the president’s legal team dealing with the ongoing special counsel probe. “I’m doing it because I hope we can negotiate an end to this…

Will Andrew McCabe Be Prosecuted?

Andrew McCabe, the former deputy FBI director and frequent target of President Trump, who was recently fired days short of retirement, has been referred for criminal prosecution by the Justice Department Inspector General. Although former prosecutors described the referral as routine, it comes in the context of McCabe’s extraordinary status as a frequent scapegoat for the president’s legal woes. “Any…