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Pentagon’s transgender policy for military service to take effect, nearly two years after Trump tweeted about the ban

The Pentagon’s new policy that places limits on the military service of transgender individuals goes into effect on Friday, nearly two years after President Donald Trump tweeted that he wanted to ban transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military. The new policy largely requires service members and those wishing to join the military to adhere to the standards associated…

Democrats prepare to launch subpoenas for Mueller report

(ABC News)-  House Democrats on Wednesday plan to move forward with efforts to subpoena the Justice Department for special counsel Robert Mueller’s full report, along with any underlying materials, after the Justice Department ignored Democrats’ deadline to deliver both to Congress on Tuesday. The move puts Democrats on a collision course with the Trump administration and could set up a legal battle that reached…

Cohen to meet with House Oversight Committee, to make opening statements against Trump

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, intends to tell the House Oversight Committee today that President Donald Trump is “a racist,” “a conman” and “a cheat.” Cohen, according to a copy of his intended remarks obtained by ABC News, also plans to divulge that Trump, as a candidate, knew Roger Stone was talking with Julian Assange about WikiLeaks’ revealing…

House Democrats take 1st step to obtain Trump’s tax returns

President Donald Trump delivers the State of the Union address, with Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, at the Capitol in Washington, Feb. 5, 2019. (ABC News)- House Democrats will take their first step toward obtaining President Donald Trump’s personal tax returns, convening a hearing Thursday to examine legislative proposals and laws dictating the process to acquire…

Roger Stone, longtime Trump friend, indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller

(ABC News)- President Donald Trump’s longtime friend and veteran political operative Roger Stone has been indicted on seven counts, including one count of obstruction of an official proceeding, five counts of false statements and one count of witness tampering in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential election Stone was arrested and…

Some DACA protections revamped, for others, safeguards stripped: Details from Trump’s border wall ‘compromise’

(ABC News)- When President Donald Trump announced a deal to “compromise” with Democrats in an effort to secure border funding Saturday, he avoided mentioning several major proposed changes including the way the nation handles the temporary protected status of people from countries ravaged by war or disaster and for young immigrants known as “Dreamers.” In his announcement on Saturday, Trump…

US banker with ties to Putin’s inner circle sought access to Trump transition: Sources

(ABC News)- Nine days after Donald Trump won the presidency, as scores of supporters clamored for meetings with his transition team, the Hollywood producer of “The Apprentice,” Mark Burnett, reached out to one of Trump’s closest advisers to see if he would sit down with a banker who has long held ties to Russia. The banker, Robert Foresman, never got the role he was…

‘I never said there was no collusion’: Rudy Giuliani rants against Mueller investigation in CNN interview

(ABC News)- President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani sparred with Chris Cuomo in a heated — and often pinballing — interview Wednesday night. The former New York City mayor tried to defend the president and impugn the credibility of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. In one spirited debate, Giuliani told Cuomo, host of…

President Donald Trump’s inaugural fund spent lavishly at his DC hotel, new docs show

President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee spent more than $1.5 million at the Trump International Hotel in Washington ahead of his 2017 swearing-in, according to internal documents reviewed by ABC News. It is part of an array of expenditures there and elsewhere that included more than $130,000 for customized seat cushions at two gala dinners for the president-elect, $10,000 to provide…