politics

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Exclusive: Russian-linked Facebook ads targeted Michigan and Wisconsin

(CNN)A number of Russian-linked Facebook ads specifically targeted Michigan and Wisconsin, two states crucial to Donald Trump’s victory last November, according to four sources with direct knowledge of the situation. The sources did not specify when in 2016 the ads ran in Michigan and Wisconsin. As part of their investigations, both special counsel Robert Mueller

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Exclusive: IRS shares information with special counsel in Russia probe

Washington (CNN)The IRS is now sharing information with special counsel Robert Mueller about key Trump campaign officials, after the two entities clashed this summer over both the scope of the investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election and a raid on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s home, people briefed on the matter tell

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Eminem unleashes on Trump: The 11 fiercest lines

(CNN)In what is perhaps the fiercest and the most exhaustive attack against Donald Trump in hip-hop, Eminem “came to stomp” Tuesday night, calling the President everything from “Donald the b—-” to a “racist grandpa” in an explosive 4.5-minute freestyle rap. “And any fan of mine who’s a supporter of his, I’m drawing in the sand

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DOJ demands Facebook information from 'anti-administration activists'

Washington (CNN)Trump administration lawyers are demanding the private account information of potentially thousands of Facebook users in three separate search warrants served on the social media giant, according to court documents obtained by CNN. Facebook went through seven months of legal proceedings so it could make all three of the Facebook users aware that the

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NFL chief, team owners, NBA stars slam Trump

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump came under harsh criticism Saturday from the NFL and some of the NBA’s top players after he blasted prominent athletes for kneeling during the national anthem and refusing to come to the White House, putting himself in the center of a controversy with significant racial and cultural undertones. The Golden State

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Trump attacks San Juan mayor over hurricane response

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump launched an attack on San Juan Mayor Carmen Yuln Cruz on Saturday for criticizing the White House’s hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, accusing her of “poor leadership” and suggesting that the island’s residents are not doing enough to help themselves. The spectacle of Trump’s comments slamming Cruz and others on

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Trump: NFL owners should fire players who protest the national anthem

(CNN)President Donald Trump criticized some in the National Football League Friday night at a rally for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange, saying team owners should fire players for taking a knee during the national anthem. Last year, Colin Kaepernick — formerly with the San Francisco 49ers, but currently without a team — drew national