Joel B. Pollak

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Rachel Casey gets egged (Josh Edelson / AFP / Getty)

Ninth Circuit Lets Trump Supporters Hurt in San Jose Riot Sue Police

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Friday that a lawsuit by supporters of Donald Trump against San Jose police officers who allegedly failed to protect them from an anti-Trump riot in June 2016 could proceed, defeating the city’s appeal.

Michael Avenatti (Andrew Harnik / Associated Press)

Michael Avenatti Bars Media from His Own Testimony in Bankruptcy Court

Michael Avenatti told CNN: “I’m all for freedom of the press and open access. But everything has its limits. My personal financial dealings and that of an old law firm are of no relevance and, you know, were not going to be leveraged by other people who are trying to get famous and take advantage of the situation.”

Tom Steyer Need to Impeach (Jewel Samad / AFP / Getty)

Tom Steyer Renews Call for Impeachment After Trump-Putin Summit

Billionaire left-wing mega-donor Tom Steyer is renewing his push for Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump after the midterm elections in November, following last week’s meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.

Nancy Pelosi and Bashar Assad (Sana / Associated Press)

Nancy Pelosi Slams Trump for Inviting Vladimir Putin to Washington

In 2007, shortly after becoming Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi traveled to Syria to meet with dictator Bashar al-Assad, to show that the U.S. was capable of using diplomacy and not merely war as a tool of foreign policy in the Middle East.

Trump Putin presser (Yuri Kadobnov / AFP / Getty)

American Media Ask Trump-Putin About Mueller, not Foreign Policy

American journalists at the joint press conference between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday focused all of their questions on allegations of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.

Vladimir Putin umbrella (Shaun Botterill / Getty)

Vladimir Putin Hogs Umbrella at World Cup, Leaves Emmanuel Macron in the Rain

Russian president Vladimir Putin arrived onstage at the awards ceremony for the FIFA World Cup with the sole umbrella in the middle of a torrential downpour — leaving French president Emmanuel Macron and Croatian president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović standing in the rain for several minutes until more umbrellas could be found.

Peter Strzok (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

Peter Strzok Refuses to Hand Over Texts to Congress

FBI agent Peter Strzok refused Thursday to hand over his text messages to Congress for further investigation, telling the U.S. House of Representatives that the Inspector General had already reviewed the relevant texts and found “no acts of bias.”