​President Trump continued to rail at special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation claiming that the “witch hunt” should never be allowed to happen to another commander-in-chief.

Election-year politics have crept into Trump’s trade policy.

The president went on yet another retweet rampage Saturday as he re-shared 60 posts in around 45 minutes that praised him, defended him or echoed his main talking points.

Trump says it would be “appropriate” for him to speak with Attorney General William Barr about investigating former Vice President Joe Biden, currently the leading Democratic 2020 contender, or his son Hunter.

Just over two weeks into Biden’s candidacy, the most notable feature of his campaign may be what hasn’t happened: He has not blurted anything out that delights his rivals, horrifies his aides and reinforces his image as “Uncle Joe,” America’s there-he-goes-again relative who makes you smile and wince in equal measure.

In his first public remarks on the subject, Jim Baker, the FBI general counsel who left the Bureau under attacks by Trump’s allies, after being involved in the Russia investigation said he worried the probe’s fallout could deter the FBI from engaging in politically sensitive but necessary future investigations.

Trump sought to have former White House counsel Donald McGahn issue a public statement last month that he did not believe the president had engaged in criminal conduct when he sought to exert control over the Russia investigation, but he declined.

The Pentagon is shifting $1.5 billion in funds originally targeted for support of the Afghan security forces and other projects to help pay for construction of nearly 80 miles of wall at the U.S.-Mexican border, officials said.

More than 45 percent of the itemized individual contributions to Trump’s campaign for the first three months of the year came from women, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research group that tracks money in US contests.

The demand from voters was clear after a historic wave of women was elected in November: They want political representatives whose families and life experiences reflect their own. But the trials of mothers with school-age children in Congress are many.

Facing withering attacks accusing him of seeking foreign assistance for Trump’s re-election campaign, Rudy Giuliani announced he had canceled a trip to Kiev in which he planned to push the incoming Ukrainian government to press ahead with investigations that he hoped would benefit Trump.

Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy raised alarm over Giuliani’s actions on behalf of Trump in Ukraine and called for an investigation.

California Sen. Kamala Harris, a 2020 Democratic contender, pledged that she will pursue executive action on gun control measures if Congress fails to act in the first 100 days of her presidential administration.

New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a 2020 Democratic contender, will be raising campaign cash in Coral Gables, FL next week.

Gillibrand has not yet won one prominent endorsement from politicians in WNY. And in the first three months of her campaign, campaign finance reports show she has raised only about a tenth as much money from the region as former Sen. Hillary Clinton did in the same period of her race for the presidency four years ago.

Gillibrand has cited her mother and grandmother for her early inspiration in law and politics but says less about her father, Doug Rutnik, a lawyer and lobbyist. And in an only-in-New York twist, Rutnik once worked for Trump, whom Gillibrand is campaigning to unseat as president.

Judith Clark, who entered prison in 1981 as a former member of the Weather Underground domestic terrorism group, walked free on Friday as a 69-year-old woman acclaimed for her work behind bars with service dogs, AIDS patients and inmates with babies.

Clark spent Mother’s Day with her adult daughter, Harriet, 38, of Oakland, Calif. — whom she left behind as an infant when she joined in the $1.6 million heist.

“The thing is, I’m not sorry,” jail-bound unrepentant fake heiress Anna Sorokin said in a new interview. “I’d be lying to you and to everyone else and to myself if I said I was sorry for anything. I regret the way I went about certain things.”

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer added his voice to the chorus of northern border lawmakers objecting to U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s transfer of customs officers to the southern border.

Phone scammers badgered New Yorkers with an eye-popping 293 million robocalls in April alone, according to Schumer, who announced support for a new bill to tamp down on the unwanted intrusions.

Whether NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio can make his case to a national audience, should he decide to run for president, is uncertain; polls in early primary states suggest that the task may be monumentally difficult. What seems clearer is where New Yorkers stand on his chances: They’re not interested.

A budget shortfall threatens Weeksville Heritage Center and the historic remains of a community founded in Brooklyn after slavery was abolished in New York State.

The racketeering trial of Keith Raniere, who co-founded the cult-like group NXIVM in the 1990s in a suburb outside Albany, is just a few days old. But testimony from two former followers has already offered insight into how Raniere was said to have wielded influence and controlled his many followers.

The Silver Bay YMCA Conference and Family Retreat Center on Lake George was apparently the perfect spot for the Colonie-based self-help group to hold “V Week,” an annual bash to mark the Aug. 26 birthday of the group’s spiritual leader, Raniere, known as “Vanguard.

Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was stunned on Friday when a Trump supporter left a note on a wall outside her office saying that he supports both her and the president.

The departmental trial for NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, whose apparent chokehold killed Eric Garner in 2014, is expected to start tomorrow.

In an emotional outpouring, Ocasio-Cortez shared her feelings about graduating from waitress work to being a member of Congress — and railed against the stigma of low-paying jobs on Twitter.

Claims from the NRA that New York selectively investigated and enforced the state’s insurance laws against insurance products marketed by the gun lobby group, while ignoring others, were thrown out by a federal judge.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo had harsh words for MTA employees accused of padding their paychecks with excessive overtime, calling it “stealing” and “fraud.”

Cuomo, who effectively controls the MTA, said an investigation was needed to reveal “how widespread the fraud, or possible fraud, is” as well as how the MTA missed it.

Cuomo said he isn’t confident New York will legalize the recreational use of marijuana this year because state lawmakers are getting cold feet.

NYC Chancellor Richard Carranza’s top deputy has gotten her two youngest children into two of the city’s most selective and desirable middle schools — in one case, after the application period had ended.

The state Senate Consumer Protection Committee is scheduled to consider a bill on Tuesday that would regulate businesses that help finance lawsuits by offering high-interest loans to plaintiffs in civil cases.

De Blasio expanded the city’s cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement by adding seven crimes to an existing list of 170 that can lead to the deportation of convicted felons.

The $3.9 billion centerpiece of the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan is leaking. A rubber seal that runs along the center of the 355-foot retractable skylight at the Oculus is believed to have ripped during its opening and closing on the 2018 anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

Kate Smith’s rendition of “God Bless America” has been scrapped at Yankee Stadium, but Bronx Bomber fans are going to bat for her over allegations of racism.

Cleaner waterways in New York City have attracted more sea life, including seals, dolphins, whales, and sharks in bigger numbers than seen in a century. Sadly, many don’t survive the trip — there are also more mammals washing ashore or getting stranded.

The TU: “The state’s lobbying and ethics watchdog goes easy on violations and apparently takes a pass on a high-level investigation.”

A former custodian who has been accused of systematically raping boys at a Catholic elementary school in Albany in the 1970s had allegedly done the same thing years earlier while serving as a priest with a seminary in the Midwest, where he attended college.

The state Legislature may still play a role in crafting the database to track the state’s economic development projects.

Staffers at a violence-plagued Brooklyn high school say they fear speaking up about the dangerous environment because the assistant principal is politically connected.

A closed stretch of Rockaway Beach will reopen with the rest of the sandy shore when the summer season begins later this month, de Blasio announced.

An ATV rider was slapped with 63 summonses after being busted racing down Sunrise Highway in Suffolk County, cops said.

Fusion voting’s unique influence may be reflected in Erie County as much as anywhere in the state, as Democrats face accusations of interference, manipulation and gaming the system for their own advantage.

An Ithaca College student’s family decided to pull him off life support Friday after he suffered a “serious injury” in an off-campus incident, according to a statement issued by Ithaca College president Shirley M. Collado to the campus community.

The Cuomo administration has launched its third solicitation for large-scale renewable energy projects.

Tempers flared at a public hearing Friday in Lower Manhattan over a State Assembly bill that would scrap a citywide test for admission to elite public high schools.

The Legislature’s move to ban a common insecticide linked to brain development issues in children is causing consternation among some New York farmers who rely on the chemical.

Inspectors found rotten wooden beams holding up the 90-year-old famed Dragon Coaster at Playland amusement park in Rye, as well as rusted bolts securing the wood, according to reports prepared in November 2017 and August 2018.

Like Hillary Clinton, WNY Republican Rep. Chris Collins used a private email account to do public business — and now, his lawyers are using that fact to defend him against insider trading charges.

Syracuse vs. Darien Lake, SPAC, CMAC, Bethel Woods: Which has best 2019 concert lineup? Check it out here.

Albany County legislative districts will have 15 primary races next month as incumbents step aside and other legislators face challengers.

Party City will close 45 stores this year amid a downturn in balloon sales sparked by a global helium shortage.

The Niskayuna Town Planning Department is asking speakers to limit comments to three minutes and sign up in advance for two community forums on the proposed Holocaust memorial.

The Sackler name has become synonymous with the opioid crisis. And it’s costing them their social status in NYC.

Jeff Glor has been offered a new position at CBS, Page Six is told — but the ousted “CBS Evening News” anchor is weighing whether or not to take it.

There’s a new movie based in Buffalo.