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Mueller investigation probed if longstanding Trump fixer Cohen was unregistered foreign agent, search warrants reveal

Mueller investigation probed if longstanding Trump fixer Cohen was unregistered foreign agent, search warrants revealNew court filings reveal the extent of investigations Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office conducted against Donald Trump’s longtime fixer and former lawyer Michael Cohen – well before the infamous raid against him took place last year. The special counsel received warrants nearly a year before the raid to begin reading Cohen’s private email correspondence, according to court documents that were unsealed on Tuesday morning and reviewed by The Independent. Initially, the special counsel’s office had launched a probe into whether Cohen was acting as an unregistered foreign agent, an allegation he has not been charged over.



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Trump to demand extra $3bn for border wall from congress, White House officials reveal

Trump to demand extra $  3bn for border wall from congress, White House officials revealDonald Trump plans on asking congress for $ 8.6bn (£6.6bn) to build a wall on the US southern border in 2020, a figure that far surpasses previous allocations for the project, according to reports. The president’s new demand is six times what was allocated earlier this year for the wall, and six per cent more than what he has sought to reallocate with his emergency declaration. “It gives the president the ability to say he has fulfilled his commitment to gain operational control of the southwest border,” one administration official told Reuters.



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Court records reveal a Mueller report right in plain view

Court records reveal a Mueller report right in plain viewWASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was in full deflection mode.



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Court records reveal a Mueller report right in plain view

Court records reveal a Mueller report right in plain viewWASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump was in full deflection mode.



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Why Mueller tucked a big Roger Stone reveal in a Russia filing on a technical matter

Why Mueller tucked a big Roger Stone reveal in a Russia filing on a technical matterMueller says Stone communicated with WikiLeaks and the GRU. He could be holding back charges for strategic reasons. That's what I did as a prosecutor.



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Monica Witt: US Air Force officer defects to Iran with information 'seriously damaging' to national security, officials reveal

Monica Witt: US Air Force officer defects to Iran with information 'seriously damaging' to national security, officials revealA US Air Force officer has defected to Iran and shared information that could cause “serious damage” to America’s national security, officials have revealed. The former Air Force intelligence specialist was charged with espionage and was accused of working for Iran, according to an unsealed federal indictment. The announcement arrived after Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers and other senior officials held a call with reporters to discuss what they called “a national security related action involving Iran”.



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Ultima Thule: First photographs taken by New Horizons spacecraft reveal distant world resembles snowman

Ultima Thule: First photographs taken by New Horizons spacecraft reveal distant world resembles snowmanNasa has revealed the first photo of the distant world of Ultima Thule, the most distant object that humanity has ever explored. The tiny, icy object resembles a snowman in the photo, which is just the first of a whole host of data that the space agency hopes to receive back from its New Horizons spacecraft. The picture came after flight controllers said they had had success in the high-risk, middle-of-the-night encounter at the mysterious body known as Ultima Thule on the frozen fringes of our solar system, about four billion miles away in a dark and frigid region of space known as the Kuiper Belt. Now they will work to download and look through all of the data sent back over that long distance, a process that could take years. "That image is so 2018… Meet Ultima Thule!" said lead investigator Alan Stern, doing little to hide his joy as he revealed a new sharper image of the cosmic body, taken at a distance as close as 17,000 miles with a resolution of 140 metres per pixel. "That bowling pin is gone – it's a snowman if anything at all," Dr Stern said during a Nasa briefing. "What this spacecraft and this team accomplished is unprecedented." These are the first colour images of Ultima Thule, taken at a distance of 85,000 miles, highlighting its reddish surface Credit: AFP Ultima Thule's surface reflects light about as much as "garden variety dirt," he said, as the sun's rays are 1,600 times fainter there than on Earth. The body is roughly 19 miles long and completes its own rotation in about 15 hours. Nasa dubbed the larger lobe Ultima, and the other, which is about three times smaller, Thule. "This is the first object that we can clearly tell was born this way" Stern said, instead of evolving as a sort of "bi-lobe." "This really puts the nail on the coffin now. We know that this is how these kinds of objects in many cases form." Alan Stern, with New Horizons team members  Credit: AFP Around 4.5 billion years ago a cloud of frozen pebbles began to join forces, gradually forming two bodies - Ultima and Thule. Slowing turning, they eventually touched at each other at what mission geology manager Jeff Moore called an "extremely slow speed" – maybe just one to a few miles per hour. If such a meeting occurred between two cars in a parking lot, he said, no driver would bother writing it up. The lobes, according to Moore, are really just "resting on each other." "New Horizons is like a time machine, taking us back to the birth of the solar system," Moore said. "We are seeing a physical representation of the beginning of planetary formation, frozen in time." Carly Howett, another researcher of the mission, noted that "we can definitely say that Ultima Thule is red," perhaps due to irradiation of ice. The close approach came a half-hour into the new year, and three years after New Horizons' unprecedented swing past Pluto.



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#Shutdownstories: federal employees reveal impact of government closure

#Shutdownstories: federal employees reveal impact of government closureThe area next to the National Christmas Tree is closed in Washington DC on 24 December as part of the partial government shutdown. Federal employees affected by the partial shutdown of the US government have been voicing their frustrations of spending the holidays worrying about their next paycheck. Donald Trump marked Christmas Day by insisting the shutdown will last until his demand for funds to build a wall on the US-Mexico border is met.



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California shooting: Police reveal sergeant slain in Thousand Oaks massacre was killed by friendly fire

California shooting: Police reveal sergeant slain in Thousand Oaks massacre was killed by friendly fireA police sergeant who died trying to stop a gunman after he opened fire in California bar was killed by a fellow officer’s bullet. Sergeant Ron Helus was shot five times by Marine veteran Ian Long after he sprayed bullets into a crowd at a country music night in Thousand Oaks on 7 November, killing 12 people. LD Maples, chief of the California Highway Patrol’s coastal division said that the patrolman “had no clue” that he had been responsible.



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Court filings reveal Michael Cohen offered limited cooperation, but point to new Russia contacts

Court filings reveal Michael Cohen offered limited cooperation, but point to new Russia contactsTwo teams of prosecutors filed memos in federal court on Friday describing their recommendations for how President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen should be sentenced after pleading guilty to several felonies.



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