How cocktail party chatter led a Trump ally to claim a ‘deep state’ conspiracy

A seemingly impromptu suggestion at a cocktail party in 2016 — that Hillary Clinton’s deleted emails were circulating among the intelligence community and the Trump campaign might be able to get hold of them — has irked former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo for years, he said. Read more about

The proposal came as Special Counsel’s probe closed in on US President’s former aides Flynn and Manafort

President Donald Trump’s lawyer, John Dowd, floated the possibility last year with lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort that the President might issue pardons for both men, The New York Times reported on Wednesday, citing three individuals with knowledge of the