Tag Archives: White House

House Panel Subpoenas Bannon “On The Spot” Over Refusal To Answer Questions On Time In White House

Politico reports: President Donald Trump’s former adviser Steve Bannon refused to answer questions Tuesday from the House Intelligence Committee about his time in the White House, prompting panel members to subpoena him on the spot, according to a person familiar with the interview. Bannon appeared before the committee as part of its investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential ...

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Trump’s Doctor: Weight 239, No Signs Of Dementia

CNN reports: President Donald Trump asked the White House doctor to perform a cognitive exam during his physical last week, despite the doctor’s determination that such testing wasn’t necessary. “I have no concerns about his cognitive ability,” Dr. Ronny Jackson told reporters on Tuesday. He said the testing was conducted at the President’s wishes, and the results were normal. Ahead ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

The Associated Press reports: The White House will hold a press briefing Tuesday afternoon with press secretary Sarah Sanders. Dr. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician who last week declared President Donald Trump in “excellent health,” will provide more details of the President’s medical exam during a briefing on Tuesday. The White House said last week that Jackson would join ...

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Mueller Subpoenas Steve Bannon In Russia Probe

The New York Times reports: Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist, was subpoenaed last week by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to testify before a grand jury as part of the investigation into possible links between Mr. Trump’s associates and Russia, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter. The move marked the first ...

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Trump Rages As Bannon Testifies Before House Panel

This morning Hair Furor is using his famed “executive time” from his cheeseburger-strewn bedroom to launch a tweetstorm of bullshit, including retweets of his own rants from over the holiday weekend. He’s apparently especially angry that former sycophant Steve Bannon is testifying on Russian collusion in a closed-door meeting of the House Intelligence Committee. Bannon’s comments in Michael Wolff’s Fire ...

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POLL: 35% Give Trump “F” Grade For First Year

The Washington Examiner reports: Thirty-five percent of voters asked give Trump an “F” after his first year in office, while about half of that, 18 percent, gave him an “A,” according to a Morning Consult/Politico poll released Tuesday. The Jan. 4-5 survey found that 17 percent said Trump was worthy of a “B,” 14 percent gave him a “C,” and ...

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Trump Attacks “Fake News” Wall Street Journal

The Washington Post reports: President Trump claimed Sunday that the Wall Street Journal deliberately misquoted him as saying he probably has a good relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The White House is disputing the newspaper’s story from an interview last week in which Trump claimed some success in countering the nuclear threat from North Korea and said ...

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White House Doctor: Trump Is In “Excellent Health”

Talking Points Memo reports: The White House physician on Friday declared President Donald Trump “in excellent health” after Trump received his first annual physical exam while in office. “The President’s physical exam today at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center went exceptionally well,” Dr. Ronny Jackson said in a statement. “The President is in excellent health and I look forward ...

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REPORT: Trump Paid $130K For Silence Of Porn Actress Stormy Daniels After Consensual Adulterous Hook-Up

The Huffington Post reports: A lawyer for President Donald Trump arranged a payment of $130,000 to a former adult film star in October 2016, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal citing sources familiar with the matter. Michael Cohen, a longtime representative of the Trump Organization, reportedly negotiated a nondisclosure agreement with a lawyer for the woman, ...

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Trump Flees White House MLK Ceremony After Reporter Repeatedly Shouts “Are You A Racist? [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Moments after he signed a proclamation for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, President Trump got up from the table, shook and few hands and made his way to the exit. Reporters, meanwhile, shouted questions about his “shithole countries” comment yesterday. (This is the first time we’ve seen him publicly since those remarks.) Journalist April Ryan asked if ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump has someone who can empathize. An 11-year-old girl from Indiana has written a letter to Trump saying that she, too, faced a bit of a backlash after she became her 5th grade class president. Joy Wolf thought Trump may know a thing or two about that. “A lot of people are unhappy with me ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Holds Presser With Norwegian PM

Patch.com reports: President Trump will hold a joint press conference with Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg at about 3:20 p.m. Eastern on Thursday. Reporters will likely take the opportunity to ask the president about the ongoing negotiations to avoid a government shutdown and pass a bipartisan deal on immigration. On Tuesday night, the courts blocked Trump’s repeal of the Obama-era ...

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Trump Vows To Overhaul Libel Laws, Claims His DACA Meeting “Performance” Got Great Reviews [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that his administration will examine whether U.S. libel laws can be strengthened after a new book questioned his mental fitness to serve as president. “Our current libel laws are a sham and a disgrace and do not represent American values or American fairness so we’re going to take a strong look at ...

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White House Flips Out Over “Outrageous” DACA Ruling

The Hill reports: The White House called it “outrageous” that a federal judge on Tuesday temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. “We find this decision to be outrageous, especially in light of the President’s successful bipartisan meeting with House and Senate members at the White House on the same day,” the ...

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Trump Administration Waives Punishments For Major Banks, Including One Trump Owes At Least $130 Million

The International Business Times reports: The Trump administration has waived part of the punishment for five megabanks whose affiliates were convicted and fined for manipulating global interest rates. One of the Trump administration waivers was granted to Deutsche Bank — which is owed at least $130 million by President Donald Trump and his business empire, and has also been fined ...

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Trump Lawyer Sues Buzzfeed Over Russian Dossier

Bloomberg reports: Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen sued Buzzfeed Inc. on Tuesday for defamation over allegations about him in a dossier the news organization published that was commissioned in 2016 by the president’s political opponents. Cohen said he also filed a second defamation suit against political intelligence firm Fusion GPS, which compiled the dossier, in federal court. Buzzfeed published ...

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Details Emerge About Trump’s Coming Physical Exam

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump is getting his first medical checkup since taking office, a head-to-toe exam on Friday as questions swirl about the health and fitness of the oldest person ever elected to the nation’s highest office. In advance, the 71-year-old president has pushed back vigorously against suggestions he’s mentally unfit, declaring himself “a very stable genius.” ...

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

We wonder if Sanders will mention this: CNN has announced a number of new assignments for its White House and Washington-based correspondents, timed to the start of President Trump’s second year in office. Jim Acosta has been named CNN’s chief White House correspondent. Acosta has covered the Obama and Trump White Houses for CNN since 2013. Pamela Brown will move ...

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Trump: I’d Beat Oprah, It Would Be Fun [VIDEO]

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he could beat media mogul Oprah Winfrey in a presidential contest but said he did not think the actress and talk show host would run. Trump, speaking to reporters during a meeting with lawmakers at the White House, said he liked Winfrey, whose rousing speech at the Golden Globe awards show ...

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Trump To Attend “Globalist” Davos Forum

The New York Times reports: President Trump is expected to attend the World Economic Forum at Davos, Switzerland, in the coming weeks, an administration official said Tuesday. In a statement, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said the president was looking forward to attending the gathering of world leaders and business executives. Mr. Trump’s planned appearance at an ...

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