Christopher Steele’s Victory in a D.C. Court

The author of the explosive dossier outlining the president’s alleged ties to Russia won an important legal victory on Monday, when a judge dismissed a defamation lawsuit brought against his firm by the co-founders of Russia’s largest private bank. In his decision to toss the case “with prejudice”—that is, permanently—Judge Anthony C. Epstein of the…

Miami Herald Endorses Candidate Who Says She Was Taken By Space Aliens

What planet are you from, Miami Herald? The newspaper is endorsing a Republican congressional candidate who says she was abducted by Jesus-like aliens. Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera, a former Doral councilwoman, is running in the primary to replace the retiring Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen’s (R-Fla.) in Florida’s 27th congressional district. And despite the contender’s out-of-this-world claims, she…

Trump denies report that he considered restricting Obama’s intelligence bri…

President Trump on Tuesday denied a report that he had considered restricting former president Barack Obama’s access to intelligence briefings, calling that an extraordinary step that he “never discussed or thought of.” The New Yorker reported Monday that then-national security adviser H.R. McMaster had talked Trump out of the idea, which some White House officials…

Trump, Sessions feud spills over into dispute over policy on criminal justi…

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ disconnect with his boss, President Donald Trump, is extending beyond their disagreement about the Russia probe to disagreeing on policy issues for which Sessions would normally speak for the administration — notably, prison reform. The White House has embraced bipartisan legislation that would ease sentences and beef up prisoner re-entry and…