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May 23, 2017 10:20 PM Intelligence showed contacts between Moscow and Trump campaign last summer, former CIA chief says

The CIA received intelligence last summer indicating Donald Trump’s campaign aides were in contact with Russian government officials, information that was worrisome enough to pass to the FBI for investigation, former CIA Director John Brennan said Tuesday. Brennan said it wasn’t clear at the time if the Trump aides were acting as Russian agents or if the “contacts

May 23, 2017 10:02 PM Ex-CIA chief: Worries grew of Trump campaign contacts to Russia

WASHINGTON Former CIA director John Brennan said on Tuesday he had noticed contacts between associates of Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia during the 2016 election and grew concerned Moscow had sought to lure Americans down "a treasonous path." Brennan, who headed the agency until Trump became president in January, also told a congressional

May 23, 2017 3:19 PM Rift Valley votes belong to Raila, leaders tell DP Ruto

The National Super Alliance (NASA) has said that it does not consider Rift valley a Jubilee zone and told Deputy President William Ruto to forget the 'six-piece suit' voting pattern. NASA officials in Ruto's home turf said the Deputy President should be prepared for a rude shock in the August polls, arguing that the region was warming up to the Opposition

May 23, 2017 2:52 PM Trump's $4.1tr budget takes hatchet to safety net

The White House is unveiling a $4.1tr (£3.1tr) budget that would take the axe to the social safety net for the poor. The plan would sharply slash food stamps, healthcare for low-income patients, disability benefits and eliminate student loan subsidies. The budget also features an Ivanka Trump plan for paid parental leave. The US military would receive

May 22, 2017 12:35 PM Governor reveals how a newborn made him skip Senate queries

Uasin Gishu governor Jackson Mandago has revealed that his paternity leave forced him to snub key meetings including summons by the senate. Mandago, who failed to appear before the senate last week on Saturday rose to his defense when he told journalists that he could not avoid summons by the senate as it is a legal provision. “There is no way I can snub the Senate 8

May 20, 2017 9:01 PM Uhuru and Ruto face dilemma over wave of independents

The political force created by independent candidates in Central Kenya and Rift Valley has placed President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto at a crossroads, even as they prepare to hit the road in their re-election bid. By uniting under the Kenya Association of Independent Candidates (KAIC) with the mighty display of numbers as was witnessed

May 18, 2017 11:34 PM Trump claims 'witch hunt,' says he's most hounded president in history

Brimming with resentment, President Donald Trump fervently denied on Thursday that his campaign had collaborated with Russia or that he'd tried to kill an FBI probe of the issue, contending that "even my enemies" recognize his innocence and declaring himself the most unfairly hounded president in history. Asked point-blank if he'd done anything that might 1

May 18, 2017 4:48 PM Here's what the new special counsel can — and can't — do with his investigation

The job is the equivalent of a U.S. Attorney, but is not subject to day-to-day supervision by the Justice Department. The special counsel has to be named from outside government and has broad leeway in staffing any investigation. As special counsel, Mueller technically works for the Justice Department, so the Attorney General has the authority to fire him but only for "misconduct 1

May 18, 2017 10:14 AM Trump insists no ties with Russia, campaign as counsel named

The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to lead a federal investigation into allegations that Donald Trump's campaign collaborated with Russia to sway the 2016 election that put him in the White House. Mueller will have sweeping powers and the authority to prosecute any crimes he uncovers. The surprise 2

May 18, 2017 7:19 AM Key moments of Trump-Comey clash and what's come after

Comey was fired last week as the FBI was investigating whether Trump's presidential campaign associates had colluded with Russia to influence the outcome in his behalf. Mueller's broad mandate gives him oversight not only of the Russia probe, but also of "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation." That could well include the firing 4