Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Criminal Charges Coming For Epstein’s Prison Guards

The Washington Post reports: Federal prosecutors in New York are preparing to file criminal charges as early as this week against two Bureau of Prisons workers who were supposed to check regularly on millionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein the night he hanged himself in his cell, according to people familiar with the matter. The two corrections workers, whose names have …

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Fox News Host Rips Trump For Attack On Chris Wallace: Journalists Are Obligated To Risk Inviting Your Wrath

The Hill reports: Fox News’ Neil Cavuto on Monday launched into a blistering critique of President Trump over his attacks against “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace, saying that journalists are “obligated to question” the president and his defenders even if it means “inviting your wrath.” “What makes something fake news?” Cavuto asked on Fox News. “I would assume if …

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Walter Reed Hospital Didn’t Know Trump Was Coming

Vox reports: In a break from precedent, Trump’s trip to the hospital wasn’t acknowledged ahead of time on any White House schedule. Secondly and similarly unusual, CNN reported that medical staff at Walter Reed weren’t notified of Trump’s visit in advance. White House pool reporters said they were told Trump’s movements on Saturday “were strictly unreportable” until he arrived at …

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SCOTUS Temporarily Blocks US House Subpoena For Trump’s Financial Records Until New Filings Are Made

Bloomberg Law reports: U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts temporarily blocked a subpoena from a House panel for President Donald Trump’s financial records while the justices consider a request for a longer delay. The administrative stay comes after the House said in a letter it would accept a delay until the end of the month. The order from Roberts applies until …

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House Investigates Whether Trump Lied To Mueller

CNN reports: The House of Representatives is now investigating whether President Donald Trump lied to special counsel Robert Mueller in written answers he provided in the Russia investigation, the House’s general counsel said in federal court Monday. “Did the President lie? Was the President not truthful in his responses to the Mueller investigation?” House general counsel Douglas Letter told the …

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Chuck Schumer Sends Letter To Pentagon: How Are You Protecting Impeachment Witnesses From Retaliation?

Politico reports: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is pushing the Pentagon for details on how its protecting officials from retaliation after they testify as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Trump. Schumer sent a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday asking for details on how the department is protecting two officials set to testify this week, …

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Trump Claims He Will “Strongly Consider” Testifying

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump tweeted Monday that he would “strongly consider” testifying in impeachment inquiry proceedings — either in writing or in person. Trump’s tweet came after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested in a CBS “Face the Nation” interview Sunday that Trump testify. Testimony by Trump would be an about-face for the administration, which has previously said it …

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NYT Editor: Trump Puts My Reporters’ Lives At Risk

The Guardian reports: The executive editor of the New York Times has accused Donald Trump of putting his reporters’ lives at risk by subjecting them to personal abuse and describing them as “enemies of the people”. Dean Baquet, who has led the news outlet during one of the most tumultuous periods in its history, said the US president’s history of …

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Trump Cultist Jon Voight To Get National Medal Of Arts

The Hill reports: The White House announced on Sunday that President Trump will award actor Jon Voight the National Medal of Arts later this week. Voight, one of Trump’s most vocal Hollywood supporters, will be honored at a White House ceremony on Thursday for his “exceptional capacity as an actor to portray deeply complex characters,” the White House said in …

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Trump Flips On Vaping Ban Due To Reelection Fears

The New York Times reports: On Nov. 11, Mr. Trump tweeted that he would be “meeting with representatives of the vaping industry, together with medical professionals and individual state representatives, to come up with an acceptable solution to the vaping and E-cigarette dilemma.” The announcement on Twitter took West Wing advisers by surprise, and one senior official said no meeting …

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Schumer: Trump Should Come Testify Under Oath

“Speaker Pelosi invited President Trump to come testify, and I think her invitation is correct. If Donald Trump doesn’t agree with what he’s hearing, doesn’t like what he’s hearing, he shouldn’t tweet — he should come to the committee and testify under oath. “And he should allow all those around him to come to the committee and testify under oath. …

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Sen. Ron Johnson: Trump’s Attempt To Extort Ukraine Should Have Been Taken Care Of “Behind The Scenes”

“It’s going to be very difficult for future presidents to have a very candid conversation with a world leader because now we’ve set the precedent of leaking transcripts,” he said. “The weakening of executive privilege is not good. And by the way, these individuals that leaked this. “If their interest was a stronger relationship with Ukraine, they did not accomplish …

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Scalise: Pardoning Murderers Boosts Military Morale

Politico reports: House Minority Whip Steve Scalise on Sunday voiced his support for President Donald Trump’s pardons of two Army officers who were accused of war crimes, arguing the move boosts morale in the military. “I’ve heard, from our men and women in uniform for years that they felt that they were sidelined because they needed a team of attorneys …

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NEW: Bolton Met Privately With Trump On Ukraine Aid

Axios reports: Former White House national security adviser John Bolton met privately with President Trump in August in an effort to convince him to release nearly $400 million in frozen military aid to Ukraine, former National Security Council official Tim Morrison told impeachment investigators last month. The episode underscores how important Bolton’s testimony could ultimately be to determining why Trump …

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Writer’s Source Claims “Chest Discomfort” Prompted Trump’s Abrupt “Routine Physical” At Walter Reed

Heavy.com reports: A contributor for The Hill who writes on veterans issues and used to work for the Department of Veterans Affairs is claiming that President Donald Trump visited Walter Reed National Medical Center due to chest discomfort. That’s a different story from the White House statement on Trump’s November 16, 2019 visit, which said Trump was undergoing “portions” of …

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LOUISIANA: Dem Gov Wins Reelection Despite Trump

CBS News reports: Incumbent Governor John Bel Edwards will remain the only Democratic governor in the deep south, after winning a tightly-contested governor’s election against Republican businessman Eddie Rispone Saturday night, according to the Associated Press. The Democratic candidate’s win is a discouraging sign for Republicans and President Donald Trump, who were using this race as a barometer for Mr. …

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Trump Visits Walter Reed Hospital For Alleged Physical

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday began portions of his annual physical exam at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the White House said. “Anticipating a very busy 2020, the President is taking advantage of a free weekend here in Washington, D.C., to begin portions of his routine annual physical exam at Walter Reed,” press secretary Stephanie Grisham said …

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Roger Stone Clutched Bible As He Arrived For Verdict

Reuters reports: Before the verdict was announced, Roger Stone, 67, arrived at the courthouse clad in a pinstripe suit, blue tie with white dots, white handkerchief in his pocket, arm in arm with his wife, sunglasses in one hand, a small red copy of the Bible in the other and a smile on his face. When the verdict was read, …

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Trump Celebrates Release Of Pardoned Murderer

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump celebrated the release of Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance — whom Trump freed from the remainder of a 19-year murder sentence — by tweeting a video of Lorance reuniting with his family. Trump’s grant of clemency was made over the objections of his own Department of Defense, according to news reports. From the linked Fox …

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Glorious Leader Threatens Depression If Impeached

CNN reports: President Trump attacked Democrats on Twitter this morning and threatened an economic depression if he is impeached. The three major US stock indexes rallied to fresh record highs Friday, as investor sentiment was helped by hopes for a US-China trade deal and better-than-expected retail sales. The Dow rallied above 28,000 points for the first time ever. The first …

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