Trump designates Irans Revolutionary Guards as foreign terrorist organization

Statement marks first time US has formally labeled another countrys military a terrorist group The United States has designated Irans elite Revolutionary Guards as according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (Irna), a state-run news agency. The council added: The IRGC unlike America and its regional allies who have always supported extremist and terrorist groups in West Asia region, have always been in the frontline of fighting terrorism and extremism in the region. Critics have warned that the move could raise the risk of retaliation against US military and intelligence officials. The United States has already blacklisted dozens of entities and people for affiliations with the IRGC, but not the organization as a whole. The move against Irans most powerful …

Democrats seek financial records from Trump Fed pick after Guardian report

Stephen Moore owes $75,000 in unpaid federal taxes and was held in contempt of court over unpaid debts Democratic US senators have pressed Stephen Moore for detailed information on his finances over the past decade, after the Guardian revealed he owed $75,000 in federal taxes and was held in contempt of court over unpaid debts. Moore, the economics commentator chosen by Donald Trump for a seat on the Federal Reserves board of governors, was warned in a letter that he may need to provide a full tax return to senators preparing to consider his nomination. Senators Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Ron Wyden of Oregon, the ranking members of the Senate banking and finance committees, IRS is pursuing Moore for …

Democrats: Cohen’s testimony will be a map to key witnesses and investigations

Trumps former attorney testified before a House committee for eight hours and raised several issues implicating the president Michael Cohen raised a litany of allegations against his former boss, Donald Trump, in explosive testimony before Congress this week, implicating the president and his inner circle in potential criminal wrongdoing on multiple accounts. Now House Democrats plan to use Cohens revelations as a blueprint to summon key witnesses and pursue investigative avenues they say their Republican counterparts have ignored. That is likely to trigger a steady flow of public hearings involving those closest to the president as Democrats hunt for more damaging revelations. No one is off limits, including Allen Weisselberg. All you have to do is follow the transcript, Elijah …