Trump Lies

WaPo: Impromptu Support Groups For Trump Staffers Have Formed, Friends Worried About Their Mental State

The Washington Post reports: As Donald Trump has grown increasingly angry and frustrated with his White House staff, the beleaguered targets of his ire have a quietly roiling gripe of their own — their boss, the president himself. For many White House staffers, impromptu support groups of friends, confidants and acquaintances have materialized, calling and texting to check in, inquiring …

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Trump: This Is The Greatest Witch Hunt Of All Time!

The Hill reports: President Trump on Thursday said there was never a special counsel appointed when illegal acts were committed during the administration of former President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s campaign. In another tweet, Trump appeared to refer to the probe into his campaign’s ties to Russia as the “single greatest witch hunt of a politician in American history.” With …

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Reuters: Trump Campaign Contacted Russia 18 Times

And the hits keep coming. Reuters reports: Michael Flynn and other advisers to Donald Trump’s campaign were in contact with Russian officials and others with Kremlin ties in at least 18 calls and emails during the last seven months of the 2016 presidential race, current and former U.S. officials familiar with the exchanges told Reuters. The previously undisclosed interactions form …

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Trump: Robert Mueller’s Investigation Will Confirm What Everybody Knows, There Was No Collusion With Russia

“As I have stated many times, a through investigation will confirm what we already know — that there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity. I look forward to this matter concluding quickly. In the meantime, I will never stop fighting for the people and the issues that matter most to the future of our country.” – …

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Audio Emerges Of GOP House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Telling Paul Ryan That “Putin Pays Trump”

The Washington Post reports: A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin. “There’s two people …

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Gambling Sites Again Spike Impeachment Odds

CNBC reports: Odds are that President Donald Trump will survive a growing brew of controversies, but bettors see his chances declining by the minute. Online wagering sites have been busy taking bets on whether the 45th president will make it through the year. As the heat has intensified, more action has been going toward expectations that he will be impeached …

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Jimmy Kimmel “Schools” Kids On Trump’s Lies [VIDEO]

Variety reports: Jimmy Kimmel is taking it upon himself to explain the Trump administration to the kids. On Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! the host introduced an animated video in the style of Schoolhouse Rock!, parodying the famous song “I’m Just a Bill” in order to explain President Donald Trump’s rhetoric and what he called “the new American way.” “We are …

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Trump’s Approval Rating Hits Another Low

Politico reports: Donald Trump’s approval rating is at a new low — and that’s before claims that he disclosed sensitive information to Russian officials in the Oval Office and tried to shut down an FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. A new POLITICO/Morning Consult poll, conducted after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey but before the two …

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REPORT: Trump’s Leaked Intel Came From Israel

The Jerusalem Post reports: Israel was the source of the classified intelligence US President Donald trump revealed to Russian officials at a meeting at the White House last week, The New York Times reported on Tuesday evening. According to the Times, “a current and a former American official familiar with how the United States obtained the information” has revealed Israel …

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NEW POLL: 48% Now Back Impeaching Trump

Public Policy Polling reports: For the first time we find more voters (48%) in support of impeaching Trump than there are (41%) opposed to the idea. Only 43% of voters think Trump is actually going to end up serving his full term as President, while 45% think he won’t, and 12% aren’t sure one way or the other. Voters are …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Shakes Up Press Briefing, National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster To Do Damage Control

An emergency shakeup for today’s schedule: White House officials hastily changed their plans to brief reporters Tuesday amid controversy over reports that President Trump shared highly classified information with Russian officials, opting to have national security adviser H.R. McMaster speak publicly rather than press secretary Sean Spicer. Although Spicer and McMaster were slated to brief reporters together at a televised …

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NYT Op-Ed: When The World Is Led By A Child

David Brooks writes for the New York Times: At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a rabble-rousing populist or a big business corporatist. But as Trump has settled into his White House role, he has given a series of long interviews, and when you study the transcripts it becomes clear that fundamentally he …

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Colbert: You’re A Bad President, Please Resign [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: The war of words between Stephen Colbert and President Donald Trump won’t be ending anytime soon. “I have something to say here. Donald Trump, if you’re watching, first of all: You’re a bad president. Please resign,” said Colbert to heavy applause from the crowd. “Second, please, please, please don’t take Sean Spicer from us! Where am …

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REPORT: Trump Revealed “Highly Classified” Intelligence To Russian Foreign Minister And Russian Ambassador

The Washington Post reports: President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said that Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State. The information Trump relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing …

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Spicer Won’t Deny Existence Of Comey Tapes [VIDEO]

The Daily Beast reports: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer refused to comment on the existence of taped conversations between President Donald Trump and former FBI director James Comey. During a Monday press briefing, Spicer repeatedly stated that Trump had “nothing further” to say about alleged taped recordings, which Trump first referenced in a Friday tweet. During the Monday press …

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ACLU Files FOIA Demand For Records On Comey’s Firing

Via press release: The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Justice Department and FBI asking for all records related to President Trump’s dismissal of FBI Director James Comey. “White House interference with any FBI investigation is incompatible with democratic safeguards, and that’s especially the case when the investigation involves the president or …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

An op-ed in today’s Roll Call supports Trump’s threat to end these briefings. An excerpt: President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that, because his aides can’t speak with “perfect accuracy,” it might be best “to cancel all future ‘press briefings’ and hand out written responses for the sake of accuracy.” I agree. Trump has identified an obvious truth in his administration: …

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WaPo Op-Ed: Trump Must Be Impeached

Yesterday afternoon Harvard law professor Lawrence Tribe published a Washington Post op-ed in which he forcefully calls for Trump to be impeached. His essay begins: The time has come for Congress to launch an impeachment investigation of President Trump for obstruction of justice. The remedy of impeachment was designed to create a last-resort mechanism for preserving our constitutional system. It …

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REPORT: Trump Consulted Bodyguard On Comey Firing

The Associated Press reports: Several people close to the president say his reliance on a small cadre of advisers as he mulled firing Comey reflects his broader distrust of many of his own staffers. He leans heavily on daughter Ivanka Trump and son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as Hope Hicks, his trusted campaign spokeswoman and Keith Schiller, his longtime bodyguard. …

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REPORT: Trump Mulls Major West Wing Shakeup

The New York Times reports: Mr. Trump is growing increasingly dissatisfied with the performance of his chief of staff, Reince Priebus; the communications director, Michael Dubke; and Mr. Spicer, a Priebus ally, according to a half-dozen West Wing officials who said the president was considering the most far-reaching shake-up of his already tumultuous term. He has been especially critical of …

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