Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Sean Spicer Threatens To Sic Cops On Reporter Who Texted To Ask About His White House Note-Taking

Axios reports: The Watergate resonance of the Bob Mueller probe rose this week with a CNN report that the special counsel has details of wiretaps of “former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election.” Now we can tell you about another potential honey pot for Mueller. Former colleagues of Sean Spicer tell Axios ...

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Ellen DeGeneres: I Won’t Have Trump On My Show Because He’s Dangerous To Me As A Gay Woman

And Teabistan explodes. From the right wing Free Beacon: Daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres said she would not have President Donald Trump as a guest on her show because she feels he is “dangerous” to the country and the world. “I would not have him on my show,” she said without hesitation. “You know, he is who he is, ...

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Federal Executive Staffers Take Anti-Leaking Classes

The Associated Press reports: Employees at the Environmental Protection Agency are attending mandatory training sessions this week to reinforce their compliance with laws and rules against leaking classified or sensitive government information. It is part of a broader Trump administration order for anti-leaks training at all executive branch agencies. The Associated Press obtained training materials from the hourlong class. Government ...

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REPORT: Russian Propagandists Used Facebook To Organize Trump Rallies In 17 Florida Cities During 2016

The Daily Beast reports: Suspected Russia propagandists on Facebook tried to organize more than a dozen pro-Trump rallies in Florida during last year’s election, The Daily Beast has learned. The demonstrations—at least one of which was promoted online by local pro-Trump activists— brought dozens of supporters together in real life. They appear to be the first case of Russian provocateurs ...

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CNN Hires Former US Attorney Preet Bharara

Politico reports: Preet Bharara, whom President Donald Trump fired as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, is joining CNN as a Senior Legal Analyst, POLITICO has learned. Bharara was known for his media savvy on the job in Manhattan, and since leaving office in March has amassed nearly 440,000 Twitter followers. He also recently launched a podcast, ...

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REPORT: Manafort Offered To Give Kremlin Billionaire “Private Briefings” On 2016 Presidential Campaign

The Washington Post reports: Less than two weeks before Donald Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign chairman offered to provide briefings on the race to a Russian billionaire closely aligned with the Kremlin, according to people familiar with the discussions. Paul Manafort made the offer in an email to an overseas intermediary, asking that a message be sent ...

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Coulter: If We’re Not Getting The Wall, We Should Get An Attractive And Dignified President Like Mike Pence

The Hill reports: Ann Coulter on Wednesday slammed President Trump as less “attractive” and “dignified” than Vice President Mike Pence and doubled down on her recent harsh criticism of the president by advocating replacing him with his second in command. “If we’re not getting a wall, we may as well have an attractive, dignified Republican there. We’ll get better Supreme ...

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Trump Praises Nonexistent Nation Of “Nambia” [VIDEO]

The Week reports: President Trump announced that the nonexistent country of “Nambia” has an increasingly self-sufficient health-care system during a United Nations lunch with African leaders on Wednesday. So far, Trump appears to have failed to impress African leaders — a photo of the Zimbabwean delegation listening to Trump’s U.N. speech on Tuesday went viral and President Robert Mugabe appeared ...

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Trump Judicial Nominee Spoke At “Death To Gays” Conference, Says Gay Marriage Leads To Bestiality

CNN’s K-File team reports: In a pair of 2015 speeches, President Donald Trump’s nominee for a federal judgeship in Texas described transgender children as evidence of “Satan’s plan,” lamented that states were banning conversion therapy and argued that sanctioning same-sex marriage would lead to polygamy and bestiality. Jeff Mateer, the current first assistant attorney general of Texas, was serving at ...

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Trump Attacks Rand Paul On Obamacare Repeal

Politico reports: Libertarian-leaning Sen. Rand Paul is “such a negative force” on Republican efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday morning amid a final GOP push to overhaul the nation’s healthcare system. Senate Republicans have restarted in recent days their stalled efforts to undo former President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare legislation, throwing support behind ...

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Trump Uses Campaign Donations For Russia Defense

Reuters reports: U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. Following Reuters exclusive report on Tuesday, CNN reported that the Republican National Committee paid in August more ...

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Turkish President: Trump Called To Apologize After My Bodyguards Were Indicted For Beating DC Protesters

The Washington Examiner reports: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said President Trump called him to apologize after members of his security detail were indicted for attacking protesters during his visit to Washington, D.C., in May. “Actually President Trump called me about a week ago about this issue,” Erdogan said, through a translator, during an interview with “PBS Newshour” that aired ...

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Trump Mocks The Emmys For Low Ratings

The Washington Post reports: President Donald Trump is mocking Sunday’s Emmy Awards ceremony — where he himself was frequently mocked by host Stephen Colbert, presenters and prize-winners. Trump tweets, “I was saddened to see how bad the ratings were on the Emmys last night – the worst ever.” The president’s Tuesday night tweet is a little off: The show was ...

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Senate Mulls Limiting Trump’s First Strike Power

NPR reports: Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Bob Corker has crossed swords with President Trump before — in August, he accused Trump of lacking the “stability” and “some of the competence” needed to be successful. But the Tennessee Republican may now be defying Trump with more than just words. In a brief interview at the Capitol, Corker told NPR his ...

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White House Quotes Obama Out Of Context To Defend Trump’s Threat To “Completely Destroy” North Korea

The Daily Kos reports: When you take the position of press secretary in the Trump White House, the first thing they teach you is highly selective editing. Presidents have always been clear to deter threats: “We could, obviously, destroy North Korea with our arsenals” –@BarackObama last year — Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 19, 2017 That certainly makes it appear that ...

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Foreign Tourism To USA Sags Under Trump

The New York Times reports: New figures released by the U.S. Department of Commerce show a drop in international visitors to the United States by close to 700,000 in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the previous year. European countries were down 10.1 percent, and Mexico was off 7.1 percent in the quarter. The largest drops were from the ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Addresses UN General Assembly

CBS News reports: President Donald Trump is delivering a major address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, where he is expected to discuss threats to global stability — including the Iran nuclear deal, nuclear-armed North Korea and global terrorism. A senior administration official said the president will deliver a message that “nations cannot be bystanders in history – ...

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OKLAHOMA: Two Coworkers Knew About Child Porn On Computer Of Former Trump State Campaign Chair

The Associated Press reports: At least two people knew about child pornography on former Republican state Sen. Ralph Shortey’s computer at the Oklahoma Capitol, but failed to disclose that information to authorities until years later after police reportedly found Shortey in a motel room with a 17-year-old boy, according to newly released court records. The application for a search warrant ...

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REPORT: Mueller Likely Has Trump’s Tax Returns

US News reports: It now appears likely FBI Special Counsel Robert Mueller has crossed what President Donald Trump has said is a clear “red line” by gaining access to the president’s tax returns as part of a broadening investigation looking for links between Trump’s business interests, his presidential campaign and Russia. In fact, it seems almost certain the FBI special ...

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Hillary Won’t Rule Out Challenging Election Result

Talking Points Memo reports: Hillary Clinton said in an interview that aired Monday that she wouldn’t rule out challenging the legitimacy of the 2016 election based on the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the election. “Democrats have said that they think there was Russian interference in the election, but that they’re not challenging the results of the election,” “Fresh ...

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