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  • Hillary Clinton on the conservative media: ‘It appears they don’t know I’m not president’

    31 October 2017 5:43 PM 75

    Hillary Clinton was nowhere near Washington the day charges against President Trump's former campaign chairman were announced and news broke that a former Trump campaign volunteer had pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents about meeting with Russian officials. “All the networks except Fox are reporting what’s really going on... It appears they don't

  • Trump Belittles ‘Low Level’ Adviser Who Tried to Connect With Russia

    31 October 2017 2:52 PM 108

    “The biggest story yesterday, the one that has the Dems in a dither, is Podesta running from his firm,” Mr. Trump wrote. “What he know about Crooked Dems is earth shattering. He and his brother could Drain The Swamp, which would be yet another campaign promise fulfilled. Fake News weak!” Mr. Manafort and his deputy, Rick Gates, were charged in a 12-count

  • Spiro Agnew's Lawyer: Paul Manafort Has Nothing to Fear

    31 October 2017 1:42 PM 102

    The legal poobahs are all aflutter, issuing statements as to how this is the classic first prosecutorial step: The prosecutor starts with a vulnerable target at the bottom and works his way up to the top. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s charges against President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort are certainly serious enough, if proven

  • The Russia Scandal: Your Guide

    31 October 2017 1:34 PM 105

    Some senior campaign officials were clearly willing to talk with the Russians. The documents released yesterday suggest as much. So does Donald Trump Jr.’s previously reported meeting with a Russian lawyer who had promised dirt on Clinton. For now, these conversations seem to be separate from the charges filed against Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign

  • The Daily 202: 10 takeaways from Mueller’s shock-and-awe gambit

    31 October 2017 11:50 AM 232

    THE BIG IDEA: The ghost of Paul Manafort haunts the White House this Halloween. Since President Trump likes alliterative nicknames, maybe the special counsel’s should be Methodical Mueller. Unveiling the first batch of criminal allegations to come from probes into possible Russian influence in the American political system, Robert S. Mueller III proved

  • A proposal in New Zealand could trigger the era of ‘climate change refugees’

    31 October 2017 11:32 AM 98

    New Zealand could become the world’s first country to essentially recognize climate change as an official reason to seek asylum or residence elsewhere, a government minister indicated in an interview Tuesday. If implemented, up to 100 individuals per year could be admitted to the island nation on a newly created visa category, according to an initial

  • Papadopoulos Plea Ups the Ante in Russia Probe

    31 October 2017 5:51 AM 101

    First Read is your briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter. WASHINGTON — The most significant news Monday in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe wasn’t the indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates — though it’s not every day that two high-ranking members of a president’s

  • Watch Live: President Trump Hosts White House Halloween Party as Russia Probe Intensifies

    31 October 2017 5:51 AM 65

    President Donald Trump will hand out treats at the White House Halloween party on Monday afternoon, hours after a federal grand jury indicted his former campaign chief as part of the Russia probe. Former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort and his longtime associate, Rick Gates, both turned themselves in to the FBI on Monday in response to felony charges

  • Paul Manafort Allegedly Used Laundered Money to Make Thousands Through Airbnb

    31 October 2017 5:51 AM 62

    Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, was indicted by a federal grand jury Monday on a number of charges including conspiracy against the United States and an alleged scheme to hide millions of dollars of foreign funds through offshore accounts. The indictment, which includes charges against Rick Gates, Manfort’s longtime

  • Mueller to Trump: Be afraid. Be very afraid

    31 October 2017 5:51 AM 106

    Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. For the Trump administration, Monday marked an unwelcome Judgment Day. Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is investigating potential ties between figures