For now, sources close to special counsel Robert Mueller's probe tell Reid that there is no conclusion and not enough evidence to suggest the president violated the law, so, "at this point, he is not considered a target," Reid told CBSN. "But his behavior, his actions -- specifically during the firing of (FBI Director) James Comey, and his interactions with top Justice officials -- those are still being investigated during this overall probe." … [Read more...] about What’s the difference between being the subject of an investigation, rather than a target?
The social media giant has been trying to contain the damage from a privacy scandal over its data collection following allegations that the political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica obtained data on about 87 million Facebook users to try to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. Facebook has since outlined a plan to restrict user data access … [Read more...] about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg meeting with lawmakers Monday
The indictment, which stemmed from the investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller, described the activities in a section on money laundering. "The Defendants conspired to launder the equivalent of more than $95,000 through a web of transactions structured to capitalize on the perceived anonymity of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin," the government indictment claims. … [Read more...] about Russians relied on bitcoin to finance the hacking operation
How to watch today's White House press briefing live: Date: Monday, July 23, 2018 Time: 2:00 p.m. ET Who: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Online: Watch live stream on CBSN, or in the player above Potential briefing topics: Iran: On Monday morning, President Trump unleashed an all-caps Twitter warning to Iran's President Hassan Rouhani that he would face severe consequences should his country threaten to United States. When asked if the president was ptentially inciting a war with Iran with his message, Sanders told reporters outside the White House that if "anybody is inciting anything look no further than to Iran." Russia "hoax": Mr. Trump continues to call the investigation into Russian interference as a "big hoax" after spending a week clarifying his messaging after his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. The president and White House spent much of last week reassuring the American people that … [Read more...] about Live: White House briefing July 23, 2018
“Refusing to do business is not an inherently expressive activity, as the Supreme Court held in Rumsfeld v. FAIR,” he wrote in a WashPo op-ed against ACLU criticism of the federal Israel Anti-Boycott Act. “It can be motivated by many concerns. It is only the boycotter’s explanation of the action that sends a message, not the actual business conduct. Those expressions of views are protected, but they do not immunize the underlying economic conduct from regulation.” … [Read more...] about To Get Hurricane Relief Funds, Residents Must Promise Texas City Not to Boycott Israel