Tag Archives: Donald Trump

LIVE VIDEO: Trump’s Legal Team Continues Defense

CNN reports: President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser has upended the Senate impeachment trial, and new revelations from John Bolton’s draft book manuscript could turn the tide on whether senators call for witnesses. The President’s legal team resumes its second day of arguments at 1 p.m. ET Monday, but all of the attention will be focused on the Republican …

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Trump: Bolton Is Lying, He’s Just Trying To Sell His Book

The Hill reports: President Trump on Monday denied that he told former national security adviser John Bolton that releasing security aid for Ukraine was dependent on the country investigating his political rivals, following a report that Bolton describes such an exchange in his forthcoming book. He also claimed he released the military aid to Ukraine “without any conditions or investigations …

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Bolton Book: Trump Tied Ukraine Aid To Biden Probe

The New York Times reports: President Trump told his national security adviser in August that he wanted to continue freezing $391 million in security assistance to Ukraine until officials there helped with investigations into Democrats including the Bidens, according to an unpublished manuscript by the former adviser, John R. Bolton. The president’s statement as described by Mr. Bolton could undercut …

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New Fox Poll: 50% Want Trump Convicted & Removed

Fox News reports: Voters give the economy its best ratings in nearly two decades in the latest Fox News Poll — and credit President Trump. And yet as his impeachment trial begins, Trump’s job approval holds steady, while half say the Senate should remove him from office. Trump’s best job rating is on his handling of the economy: a record …

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Schiff: Trump’s Tweets Are Intended To Threaten Me

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump on Sunday suggested House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., will pay a “price” for his role in the impeachment saga. “Shifty Adam Schiff is a CORRUPT POLITICIAN, and probably a very sick man,” Trump tweeted. “He has not paid the price, yet, for what he has done to our Country!” The president posted …

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Trump Echoes Fox Host: Why Does NPR Still Exist?

The Associate Press reports: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lashed out in anger Saturday at an NPR reporter who accused him of shouting expletives at her after she asked him in an interview about Ukraine. In a direct and personal attack, America’s chief diplomat said the journalist had “lied” to him and he called her conduct “shameful.” NPR said it …

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Hillary Clinton: Facebook Intends To Reelect Trump

The Atlantic reports: Facebook is, in a sense, the world’s first technocratic nation-state—a real-time experiment in connecting humans at massive and unprecedented scale, with a population of users that eclipses any actual nation, nearly as big as China and India combined. It’s also an institution with gigantic levers at its disposal to affect the lives of its user-citizens. Facebook knows …

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Veterans Group “Expects An Apology” From Trump

From the Veterans Of Foreign Wars: In light of the announcement from the Defense Department that 34 U.S. service members suffered traumatic brain injuries [TBI] as a result of Iran’s retaliatory strike and President Trump’s remarks which minimized these troops’ injuries, the Veterans of Foreign Wars cannot stand idle on this matter. TBI is a serious injury and one that …

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Sen. Mitt Romney “Likely” To Vote For Trial Witnesses

NBC News reports: Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, indicated Saturday that he is “likely” to vote to call witnesses in Trump’s impeachment trial, but would not commit to doing so just yet. “I think it’s very likely I’ll be in favor of witnesses but I haven’t made a decision finally yet and I won’t until” arguments on both sides are done, …

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US House Managers Deliver 28,578-Page Trial Record: “The Mountain Of Evidence Of Impeachable Offenses”

Just in from the House Judiciary Democratic Press: Today, Managers for the U.S. House of Representatives filed a 28,578-page trial record with the Secretary of the Senate for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. The trial record serves as the evidentiary foundation informing the Senate impeachment trial and provides a permanent accounting to the Senate and the public of …

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Maher: What’s The Plan If Trump Won’t Leave? [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Comic and political pundit Bill Maher asked an almost unimaginable question about the prospect of President Donald Trump refusing to leave office if he’s defeated in November: “What’s the plan?” On Friday night’s edition of HBO’s Real Time, Maher concluded his “New Rules” segment by once again raising the alarm about the possibility — or probability, as Maher …

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Raging Trump Hurls Typical Infantile Insults At Dems

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday morning encouraged his followers on Twitter to watch his lawyers present his defense in the impeachment trial beginning at 10 a.m. Trump encouraged people to watch the proceedings on Fox News and One America News, while jabbing at CNN as “fake news” and apparently mocking MSNBC as “MSDNC” – a likely reference to …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump’s Legal Team Opens Defense Case

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump’s lawyers will begin to make their case in his defense on Saturday as the Senate impeachment trial concludes its first week of arguments. The defense phase of the trial follows three days of arguments against the president from House impeachment managers. Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow said on Friday that Saturday’s arguments, which are expected …

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Warren Vows To Release Impeachment Docs Withheld By Trump If Elected, Calls On Others To Pledge Same

Talking Points Memo reports: Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) pledged Friday to release the trove of impeachment-related documents that the White House has barred, should she become president. The remarks come as Senate Democrats push for the chamber to vote next week to allow a slate of witnesses and documents be made available in its impeachment trial. It is unclear if …

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Trump May Dodge “Biased” 2020 Presidential Debates

The New York Times reports: President Trump’s campaign is considering only participating in general election debates if an outside firm serves as the host, and his advisers recently sat down with the nonprofit Commission on Presidential Debates to complain about the debates it hosted in 2016. The Dec. 19 meeting between Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr., a prominent Republican and co-chairman …

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POLL: 66% Say Senate Trial Should Have Witnesses

ABC News reports: Two-thirds of Americans in a new ABC News/Washington Post poll say the U.S. Senate should call new witnesses at Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, and the public is divided on his removal from office – even as Trump’s approval rating has rallied to match his career high. Forty-four percent now approve of Trump’s performance in office; 51% disapprove, …

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Pompeo Refuses To Defend His Ousted Ambassador

Bloomberg News reports: Secretary of State Michael Pompeo refused to defend his ousted ambassador to Ukraine despite being pressed multiple times, maintaining his long-running refusal to mention former envoy Marie Yovanovitch by name. “I’ve defended every single person on this team,” Pompeo told National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, when asked why he hadn’t stood up for Yovanovitch. “I’ve done what’s …

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Pentagon: 34 US Troops Have Traumatic Brain Injuries From Airstrike, Trump Dismissed Injuries As Headaches

Reuters reports: The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month. Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman told reporters that eight service members who had been previously transported to Germany had been moved to the United States. From the military site Task & …

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Audio Shows Trump Lied About Ousting Ambassador: “Get Her Out Tomorrow, I Don’t Care, Take Her Out”

ABC News reports: A recording reviewed by ABC News appears to capture President Donald Trump telling associates he wanted the then-U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch fired while speaking at a small gathering that included Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman — two former business associates of Rudy Giuliani who have since been indicted. The recording appears to contradict statements by …

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Michigan Governor To Deliver Dem SOTU Response

Michigan Live reports: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will be providing the official Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address, Congressional leaders announced Friday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., praised Whitmer’s work as governor and as a former lawmaker in Michigan in a statement announcing the decision. Pelosi said Whitmer’s work …

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