Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Pentagon Takes First Steps To Launch Space Force

Defense One reports: The U.S. Defense Department this week will take the first steps to create the Space Force, a new branch of the military ordered up by President Trump but not yet fully backed by Congress. In coming months, Defense Department leaders plan to stand up three of the four components of the new Space Force: a new combatant ...

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Trump Trashes “Globalist Total Joke” Koch Brothers

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump is calling the conservative Koch brothers “a total joke in real Republican circles.” His comment follows an announcement that the political network created by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch would not help the Republican candidate in North Dakota’s Senate race. The group has warned that the GOP is not doing enough to contain ...

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Eight States Sue Trump Administration Over 3D Guns

The Associated Press reports: Eight states are filing suit against the Trump administration over its decision to allow a Texas company to publish downloadable blueprints for a 3D-printed gun, contending the hard-to-trace plastic weapons are a boon to terrorists and criminals and threaten public safety. The suit, filed Monday in Seattle, asks a judge to block the federal government’s late-June ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Holds Joint Presser With Italian PM

Italy’s The Local reports: US President Donald Trump receives Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday, welcoming to the White House a European populist with like-minded views on immigration and trade. The visit will begin with a one-on-one meeting followed by more extensive bilateral discussions, the White House said. Trump praised Conte as “great” after meeting him at the recent ...

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Mueller Docs: Paul Manafort Was Paid $60M By Ukraine

Bloomberg reports: Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s onetime campaign chairman, earned more than $60 million as a political consultant in Ukraine, U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller said on the eve of his criminal trial, providing the first tally of Manafort’s income there. Prosecutors intend to prove that Manafort made that much and “failed to report a significant percentage of it ...

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REPORT: Trump Ignores Direction From John Kelly, Sets Daily Agenda By What He Just Saw On Fox & Friends

From a Politico article on the “futility” of John Kelly’s job: With the president working around his own chief, keeping Trump on task has proved a challenge. Trump now adds to his daily schedule in a black appointment book, jotting down meetings he schedules the day of with the help of his personal aide, Madeline Westerhout. A White House spokeswoman ...

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Kavanaugh Ruled For Trump In 2012 Casino Union Case

It’s rather interesting that this is just coming to light: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in 2012 sided with the future U.S. president’s casino in a case over unionization, Bloomberg reported. Kavanaugh threw his weight behind Trump Entertainment Resorts’ successful attempt to end a unionization effort at one of its casinos six years ago. He voted with two other Republican-nominated ...

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Rudy Giuliani: Collusion Isn’t Even A Crime [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani went on a media blitz Monday morning, during which he claimed “collusion” was not a crime and branded the president’s former lawyer Michael Cohen a “scumbag.” The former New York City mayor began the day on the president’s favorite morning show, Fox & Friends, where he suggested Trump could not be guilty ...

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NYT Publisher: Trump Boasted About Popularizing “Fake News” Phrase, Cited Countries That Suppress Media

Yesterday afternoon Trump tweeted about a previously off-the-record meeting with New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger, prompting Sulzberger to issue a statement discounting Trump’s account of the meeting. That, of course, sent Glorious Leader into a raging tweetstorm in which he accused the nation’s newspapers of being “unpatriotic.” Today, we have a follow-up. The New York Times reports: In a ...

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CEOs Reap Millions From Trump’s New Tax Law

Politico reports: Some of the biggest winners from President Donald Trump’s new tax law are corporate executives who have reaped gains as their companies buy back a record amount of stock, a practice that rewards shareholders by boosting the value of existing shares. A POLITICO review of data disclosed in SEC filings shows the executives, who often receive most of ...

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Giuliani: Trump Wants Mueller To “Put Up Or Shut Up”

Jonathan Swan reports at Axios: Rudy Giuliani told me that President Trump is fed up with Robert Mueller and wants him to “put up or shut up.” What he’s saying: “Why don’t you write a report and show us what you have, because they don’t have a goddamn thing. It’s like a guy playing poker. He’s bluffing and he’s only ...

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Trump Claims Mueller Has “Conflicts Of Interest”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday renewed his accusations that special counsel Robert Mueller has “conflicts of interest” in his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election, citing a previous business dispute between the two men. In a sequence of tweets attacking the special counsel’s credibility, Trump noted that he and Mueller had “a very nasty & contentious ...

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Trump Rages About “Unpatriotic” Media After NY Times Publishes Report Of His Meeting With Their Publisher

Glorious Leader is ever so pissed once again: Here’s four more: President Trump on Sunday unleashed a tirade against the media in which he called reporters “unpatriotic” for reporting on the inner workings of the government. In a series of tweets, the president singled out The New York Times and The Washington Post for writing “bad stories” about his administration, ...

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NYT Publisher Rejects Trump’s Account Of Meeting: I Told Him His “Enemy” Language Endangers Journalists

Just in from New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger: My main purpose for accepting the meeting was to raise concerns about the president’s deeply troubling anti-press rhetoric. I told the president directly that I thought that his language was not just divisive but increasingly dangerous. I told him that although the phrase “fake news” is untrue and harmful, I am ...

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SCOTLAND: Trump Course Destroyed Protected Dunes

ABC News reports: Documents show that U.S. President Donald Trump’s family business has “destroyed the vast majority” of an environmentally sensitive area of sand dunes near its golf course north of Aberdeen in Scotland. Scottish Natural Heritage, which is responsible for the management and monitoring of sites of special scientific interest, has found that construction of the golf course has ...

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Trump Threatens Shutdown Over Border Wall Funding

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump on Sunday threatened a federal government shutdown if Congressional Democrats would not back immigration reform, including a border wall. In a series of early morning posts on Twitter, the president lambasted Congress over immigration reform. He then threatened to shut down the government if Congress didn’t move U.S. laws “based on MERIT!” Amid searing ...

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Covfefe 2: Twitter Completes Giuliani’s “You” Tweet

Rudy Giuliani this morning tweeted the single word “You” before posting a second tweet promoting his appearances on this morning’s Sunday news shows, saying “I know what’s in the remaining tapes a lot of them. More disgusting deception about not recording. A lot more support for what should be obvious the President did nothing wrong.” Twitter, of course, is having ...

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Trump Again Lies About Polling Better Than Lincoln

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday repeated false claims that his poll numbers among Republican are higher than former President Lincoln. In an early morning tweet, Trump tweeted that he has the “highest Poll Numbers in the history of the Republican Party.” It is unclear what poll Trump was citing, but the tweet echoed similar comments he made earlier ...

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GOP Rep. Darrell Issa: Nobody Will Be Surprised If It’s Proven Trump Knew About Junior’s Meeting [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: A California Republican lawmaker said Saturday that no one in Washington will not be “surprised” if it turns out there is evidence proving President Trump knew in advance about his son’s meeting with a Russian lawyer for dirt on Hillary Clinton. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) was pressed by Fox News’ Neil Cavuto on Saturday whether Trump could ...

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Former Trump Lawyer: Giuliani Is Wrecking The Case

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, substantially weakened his case against Michael Cohen by going back and forth as to whether Cohen could tell federal prosecutors the truth, said Jay Goldberg, President Donald Trump’s friend and former lawyer. Giuliani called Cohen, Trump’s former personal lawyer, “honorable” and truthful on several occasions before an audio recording of a discussion ...

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