Sources: US prepares charges against WikiLeaks’ Assange

The Justice Department investigation of Assange and WikiLeaks dates to at least 2010, when the site first gained wide attention for posting thousands of files stolen by the former US Army intelligence analyst now known as Chelsea Manning. Prosecutors have struggled with whether the First Amendment precluded the prosecution of Assange, but now believe they have found a way to move forward.

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Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump hit the slopes again

The couple celebrated Passover at the Four Seasons Whistler in Canada, according to an article and exclusive photo in Jewish Insider. Ivanka Trump, decked out in a red ski suit with fur trim, is pictured on her phone, grabbing some matzoh from a buffet. The photo was taken Monday, according to the publication.

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Classified docs contradict Nunes surveillance claims, GOP and Dem sources say

After a review of the same intelligence reports brought to light by House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, both Republican and Democratic lawmakers and aides have so far found no evidence that Obama administration officials did anything unusual or illegal, multiple sources in both parties tell CNN.

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Democrats’ chances of flipping GOP House seats in 5 special elections, ranked

Four of those seats were vacated by Republicans picked by Trump for Cabinet posts. Democrats’ hopes are highest for a closely-watched race in Georgia — and the party is keeping its eyes on Montana, too. Republicans, meanwhile, are confident they’ll hold onto districts in Kansas and South Carolina.

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Trump unhappy Kushner went skiing as health care floundered

Along with this wife, Ivanka Trump, another key cog in the president’s inner circle, Kushner was on vacation, skiing with family in the posh Colorado town of Aspen. Paparazzi caught Jared and Ivanka taking leisurely strolls, enjoying ice cream cones with their three kids and winding their way down the slopes.

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US Officials: Info suggests Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians

This is partly what FBI Director James Comey was referring to when he made a bombshell announcement Monday before Congress that the FBI is investigating the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia, according to one source. The FBI is now reviewing that information, which includes human intelligence, travel, business and phone records and accounts of in-person meetings, according to those U.S.

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Spicer: Trump didn’t mean wiretapping when he tweeted about wiretapping

Namely, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump wasn’t referring to wiretapping when he tweeted about wiretapping. “I think there’s no question that the Obama administration, that there were actions about surveillance and other activities that occurred in the 2016 election,” Spicer said.

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Ukraine seeks probe of hacked Manafort texts

“You know he has killed people in Ukraine? Knowingly,” Andrea Manafort allegedly wrote of her father in March 2015 in an angry series of texts to her sister, Jessica, about her father’s personal and professional life. “Remember when there were all those deaths taking place. A while back. About a year ago.

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The super-secret division in charge of the Russia investigation

It’s a case that’s been the subject of endless speculation in Washington and beyond. But to those tasked with getting to the bottom of the allegations and innuendo, it’s just another “standard counterintelligence investigation,” as one highly placed US official put it.

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Van Jones on Trump: ‘He became President of the United States in that moment, period’

Shortly after President Donald Trump addressed a Joint Session of Congress for the first time since taking the oath of office, CNN’s Van Jones called one particularly moving moment from the speech the real estate mogul’s most presidential to date.

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