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Today โ€” April 20th 2018Politics

Former FBI Director Andrew McCabe's Camp Fires Back

By Carrie Johnson

This week brought news that Andrew McCabe could face criminal charges for alleged misstatements. But now, McCabe is creating a legal defense fund to help pay for his attorney fees.

  • April 20th 2018 at 17:46

Students protest gun violence nationwide on Columbine anniversary

Students protest gun violence nationwide on Columbine anniversaryThousands of students walked out of classes across the United States on Friday, marking the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School with a show of unity aimed at pressuring politicians to enact tighter gun restrictions.


  • April 20th 2018 at 17:29

19 Years After Columbine, Students Walk Out To Stop Gun Violence

By Laurel Wamsley
Crowds gathered in Lafayette Park across from the White House in Washington, D.C., on Friday before the National School Walkout protests began.

Some 2,600 school walkouts are planned across the country, starting at 10 a.m. in each time zone.

(Image credit: Brakkton Booker/NPR)

  • April 20th 2018 at 17:02

Rivers of Blood: The speech that divided a nation

Fifty years ago today, on 20 April 1968, the austere shadow defence secretary Enoch Powell MP made a speech in Birmingham.  

  • April 20th 2018 at 16:21

Democratic Party files suit alleging conspiracy by Trump campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks to sway 2016 election

By Barnini Chakraborty

The Democratic Party on Friday filed a multimillion-dollar federal lawsuit against Trump campaign officials, the Russian government and WikiLeaks alleging a widespread conspiracy to tilt the 2016 election in Donald Trump's favor.

DNC files federal lawsuit alleging conspiracy by Trump campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks to disrupt 2016 presidential election

Calling it an “all-out assault on our democracy,” the Democratic National Committee on Friday filed a multimillion-dollar federal lawsuit against Trump campaign officials, the Russian government and WikiLeaks for allegedly meddling in the 2016 presidential race.

McCabe 'upset and disappointed' over Comey comments

By Jake Gibson

Fired FBI official Andrew McCabe is “upset and disappointed” over comments made about him by his former boss James Comey, a lawyer for the embattled deputy said Friday – a day after it emerged McCabe was the subject of a criminal referral sent to the top federal prosecutor for Washington, D.C.

Emails show Obama White House statements on Clinton probe worried FBI's Strzok

By Pamela Browne

James Comey isn’t the only one who took issue with Obama White House statements downplaying the Hillary Clinton email probe in 2016. A new email obtained by Fox News shows that even anti-Trump FBI agent Peter Strzok was concerned about their comments at the time.

Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case

Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, has objected to the delay and pressed for the case to continue immediately.

  • April 20th 2018 at 16:04

19 Years Ago, Columbine Felt Like A Galvanizing Moment For Gun Control

By Michael Elizabeth Sakas
Demonstrators gathered on the Colorado State Capitol grounds in Denver, Colo. days after the Columbine High School shooting on May 1, 1999, to protest the National Rifle Association

The weeks after the Columbine High School's deadly shooting saw waves of activism from students and parents concerned about gun access.

(Image credit: Eric Gay/AP)

  • April 20th 2018 at 15:53

Here's why the Comey memos hurt Trump more than help him

By Chuck Todd and Mark Murray and Carrie Dann

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.

  • April 20th 2018 at 14:51

First Read's Morning Clips: Walker says reelection race will be toughest yet

A roundup of the most important political news stories of the day.

  • April 20th 2018 at 14:43

Rudy to the rescue? Giuliani vows to wrap up Mueller probe

By Brooke Singman

Former New York City mayor and U.S. attorney Rudy Giuliani is vowing to bring to an end Robert Mueller's longrunning Russia investigation as he joins President Trump's legal team, touting his personal relationship with the special counsel.

Key lawmakers say Comey's memos show 'terrible' judgment, political bias

By Adam Shaw

Top GOP lawmakers said Thursday that James Comey's newly released memos documenting his conversations with President Trump reflect his own “terrible judgment” and political bias, even as Democrats use the juicy details to tarnish Trump.

Ex-sanctions czar bashes Obama administration's 'weak' response to Russian interference

Ex-sanctions czar bashes Obama administration's 'weak' response to Russian interferenceDan Fried, the former State Department diplomat who oversaw sanctions policy, told the "Skullduggery" podcast that he was “extremely” frustrated when the Obama administration issued “weak” and “frankly inadequate” sanctions against Russia for interfering in the 2016 presidential election.


  • April 20th 2018 at 14:29

Turkey threatened with U.S. 'measures' over imprisoned pastor

By Kristina Jovanovski

They describe the indictment against the pastor as "an absurd collection of anonymous accusations, flights of fantasy, and random character assassination."

  • April 20th 2018 at 13:55
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