Jamie Dupree’s Washington Insider

As Trump takes summer break, Russia probe does not

9:25 am Aug. 6, 2018

While President Donald Trump spends this week at his New Jersey golf retreat, legal action continues to churn on a variety of fronts related to the question of Russian interference in the 2016 elections, actions

FBI releases heavily redacted documents on Steele contacts

2:29 pm Aug. 3, 2018

The Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday released 71 pages of material documenting contacts with ex-British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, confirming that he had been used as a “Confidential Human Source,” and that the FBI

Trump Administration opens door to less comprehensive health insurance plans

9:02 pm Aug. 1, 2018

Moving to make changes in the Obama health law, the Trump Administration issued a new rule on Wednesday which will permit consumers to buy limited health insurance plans that don’t meet all the coverage requirements under the Affordable Care Act, but might be more attractive to individuals who would like the opportunity to pay lower premiums for a policy that offers less comprehensive health care coverage.

“President Trump is bringing more

With Manafort on trial, Trump erupts over Russia probe

11:30 am Aug. 1, 2018

With his former campaign manager on trial across the Potomac River for tax and bank fraud, President Donald Trump called on the U.S. Attorney General to end the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections, taking to Twitter to again denounce the investigation into any possible links between Moscow and his campaign.

“This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now,

Kick the can – Congress okays seventh short term flood insurance plan

12:55 pm Jul. 31, 2018

For the seventh time in less than a year, the Congress has sent President Donald Trump a short-term extension of the federal flood insurance program, as lawmakers continue to search for a bipartisan legislative fix to a program that is already in over $20 billion in the red.

“Congress has got to start doing things differently,” said Sen. David Perdue (R-GA). “The current program is unsustainable, and taxpayers deserve better.”


Five things to know about the Paul Manafort trial

3:00 am Jul. 31, 2018

As former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort goes on trial Tuesday in a federal court in Virginia on charges of tax and bank fraud, the specter of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016

President Trump again threatens government shutdown over immigration

1:53 pm Jul. 30, 2018

Two months before a funding deadline for the U.S. Government, President Donald Trump on Monday signaled that he would favor using the threat of a government shutdown to force action on tougher immigration legislation, arguing once more that the Congress needs to vote on major changes to current U.S. immigration laws, which Mr. Trump says are not tough enough.

“I would certainly be willing to consider a shutdown if we don’t