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Russia releases videos hyping its new hypersonic weapons just days after Putin and Trump meet

Just days after President Donald Trump‘s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Moscow released videos of its new strategic weapons, most of which the U.S. cannot currently defend against. The videos from the Kremlin’s Ministry of Defense, which went live Thursday, appear to show a hypersonic air-to-ground missile, a new intercontinental ballistic missile, a nuclear-powered Read More…

Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti on Trump-Cohen tape: 'I know this is the tip of the iceberg'

The lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels told CNBC on Friday that he knows secret recordings reportedly made by President Donald Trump‘s ex-attorney Michel Cohen about paying off a Playboy model are “the tip of the iceberg.” That lawyer, Michael Avenatti, had alleged the existence of Cohen’s recordings in May during court proceedings involving materials Read More…

Tiny fraction of Michael Cohen documents 'privileged' as ex-Trump lawyer meets with Al Sharpton

A watchdog reviewing the nearly 900,000 files and other items seized from President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen by the FBI has found that just a tiny fraction should be withheld from federal prosecutors because of attorney-client privilege. Meanwhile, Cohen in a tweet Friday indicated he has met with the Rev. Al Sharpton, the Read More…

Three top cybersecurity officials are reportedly leaving the FBI

Three top cybersecurity officials at the FBI are stepping down, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The departures come at a particularly sensitive time for cybersecurity concerns in the U.S. as special counsel Robert Mueller investigates Russian interference in the 2016 election and top intelligence officials warn of continued Kremlin Read More…

Democratic Sen. Heitkamp: Benefits of tax cuts to US workers have been 'eaten up' by Trump's tariffs

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp told CNBC on Friday that the benefits of President Donald Trump‘s tax cuts have been negated as a result of his aggressive steel and aluminum tariffs. “We’re the ninth most dependent on imported steel,” the North Dakota Democrat said in a “Squawk Box” interview. “The prices have gone up.” “My equipment manufacturers Read More…

Trump: Our workers' council, partnered with companies like Walmart, will create 3.7 million jobs

President Donald Trump said his administration’s new workers’ council will help fill 3.7 million jobs in the U.S. “We have tremendous numbers of people who really are phenomenal in every way but they’re not trained and they’re not qualified,” Trump said during an exclusive interview with CNBC’s Joe Kernen that aired Friday on “Squawk Box.” Read More…

After three days, Trump rejects Putin's 'incredible offer' to help Russia interrogate Americans

The White House on Thursday said President Donald Trump would not accept an “incredible offer” from Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the Helsinki summit between the two leaders on Monday, Putin offered to permit U.S. investigators to interrogate Russians charged with hacking during the 2016 election, in exchange for the United States agreeing to allow Read More…

Trump lays into the Fed, says he's 'not thrilled' about interest rate hikes

In a stinging and historically rare criticism, President Donald Trump expressed frustration with the Federal Reserve and said the central bank could disrupt the economic recovery. Presidents rarely intercede when it comes to the Fed, which sets the benchmark interest rate that flows through to many types of consumer debt. Fed officials, including Chairman Jerome Read More…

Trump's Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh would 'put the final nail in' case upholding independent counsel law

Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Donald Trump‘s nominee for the Supreme Court, in 2016 said that he would “put the final nail” in a 1988 high court ruling that upheld the law authorizing independent counsel prosecutors, according to a video that came to light Wednesday. Democratic senators immediately seized on the video to demand that Kavanaugh, Read More…