Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Avenatti Charged With Stealing $300K From Stormy

NBC News reports: Federal prosecutors filed additional charges against high-profile attorney Michael Avenatti on Wednesday, claiming the frequent White House critic pocketed nearly $300,000 from former client Stormy Daniels. Daniels was owed money from a book deal and Avenatti allegedly used a “fraudulent document purporting to bear his client’s name and signature to convince his client’s literary agent to divert …

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Trump Rages After Report On 1.7 Miles Of New Wall

Bloomberg reports: U.S. Customs and Border Protection has put up just 1.7 miles of fencing with the US$1.57 billion that Congress appropriated last year for President Donald Trump’s wall along the Mexican border, a federal judge was told. A lawyer for the U.S. House of Representatives provided the information Tuesday to the judge in Oakland, California, who is weighing requests …

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Nevada To Join Movement Away From Electoral College

The Reno Gazette-Journal reports: Nevada is now on the cusp of joining the nationwide push to elect the president purely by popular vote. The state Senate on Tuesday passed Assembly Bill 186, which would see the Silver State join a compact with 15 others that have agreed to award their presidential votes to the winner of the national popular vote. …

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Internal IRS Document Says Trump’s Taxes Must Be Released Unless Trump’s Invokes Executive Privilege

The Washington Post reports: A confidential Internal Revenue Service legal memo says tax returns must be given to Congress unless the president takes the rare step of asserting executive privilege, according to a copy of the memo obtained by The Washington Post. The memo contradicts the Trump administration’s justification for denying lawmakers’ request for President Trump’s tax returns, exposing fissures …

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Trump To Meet Irish PM At Airport, Not Trump Hotel

The Irish Times reports: US president Donald Trump will visit Co Clare in early June, his first visit to Ireland as president, the White House has announced. Mr Trump will touch down in Shannon on the afternoon of June 5th after a three-day state visit to Britain. He will then depart the following morning to attend the D-Day commemorations in …

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North Korea Ridicules Biden As “Snob Fool Of Low IQ”

Bloomberg reports: As the 2020 U.S. presidential race heats up, North Korea’s official KCNA news agency has jumped into the fray, calling aspiring Democratic contender Joe Biden a “snob bereft of elementary quality as human being”. “He is self-praising himself as being the most popular presidential candidate. This is enough to make a cat laugh,” the agency writes in a …

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Trump Appeals Federal Court Ruling On Financial Docs

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday appealed a decision from a federal judge upholding a subpoena issued by a congressional committee seeking information about Trump’s finances. The move, which was expected, has set up an early legal test of the president’s strategy of fighting off congressional oversight by rejecting the legitimacy of subpoenas he argues are motivated by politics. …

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Trump Invites Cultist Dressed As Wall To Rally Stage

NBC News reports: President Trump’s wall isn’t here — but it did come by for a visit on Monday. At a campaign rally in Montoursville, Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump spotted a man in the crowd dressed in a suit resembling a brick wall and invited him on stage. “The wall is being built as we speak,” Trump told the crowd, …

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REPORT: GOP Rep May Challenge Trump As Libertarian

The Hill reports: There is growing buzz that Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) will leave the Republican Party to mount a challenge against President Trump as the Libertarian Party’s presidential candidate. That could have major implications for Amash’s home state of Michigan, which Trump carried by fewer than 11,000 votes in 2016. Amash, a former attorney who was first elected to …

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Trump Threatens To Destroy Iran: We Will “End” You

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump took to Twitter to issue a threat against Iran amidst escalating tensions between the United States and the Middle Eastern country. The threat comes just days after the New York Times reported that Trump was seeking to tamp down escalated tensions between his administration and Tehran, telling acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan he doesn’t want …

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Trump Calls For Exceptions In Abortion Ban Laws

USA Today reports: President Donald Trump called himself “strongly Pro-Life” in a several tweets late Saturday night while at the same time appearing to challenge key provisions of strict abortion laws recently passed in Republican controlled states. Trump’s comments come within days of Alabama passing a near-total abortion ban, putting in place the nation’s most restrictive law on the procedure. …

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GOP Rep Is First Republican To Call For Impeachment, Trump Hits Back With “Total Lightweight Loser” Insult

Fox News reports: Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., broke with his Republican colleagues Saturday when he claimed that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian election meddling showed President Trump engaging in “impeachable conduct.” Attorney General William Barr, Amash argued, “deliberately misrepresented” that report in not emphasizing clear evidence of obstruction on Trump’s part. Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel responded …

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Trump 2020 Launches Contest For Millionth MAGA Hat

The Hill reports: President Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign this week announced a fundraising contest to give away the millionth red “Make America Great Again.” The fundraiser states that anyone who contributes will automatically be entered into the contest for the signed hat. “President Trump is so excited about this accomplishment, that not only did he hand-sign the hat, but he …

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Fran Lebowitz Apologizes After Saying Trump Should Be Given To The Saudis Who “Got Rid Of That Reporter”

Deadline Hollywood reports: Fran Lebowitz said she regrets that “everyone misinterpreted” her comment on Bill Maher’s Real Time Friday night, when she suggested the U.S. turn President Donald Trump “over to the Saudis, his buddies – the same Saudis who got rid of that reporter.” “Maybe they could do the same for him,” she told Maher, who had asked if …

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Florida Gov To Battle Trump On “Dumping” Migrants

Axios reports: Florida’s Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said he will fight any federal plans that include “dumping” hundreds of migrants in southern Florida from the U.S.-Mexico border — even if that means taking it to President Trump directly. The federal government has reached capacity for processing the thousands of migrants crossing the border, forcing officials to find other options while …

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Mayor Pete To Fox News: I’m Old Enough To Remember When Republicans Cared About Presidential Character

Fox News reports: The South Bend, Indiana mayor – a one-time long-shot for the nomination whose surge over the past two months has made him a legitimate contender for the Democratic nomination – drew attention to Trump’s payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with Trump. “I’m old enough to remember when Republicans talked …

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Fox Host Chris Wallace: Bill Barr Is Now Trump’s Fixer

The Daily Beast reports: Reacting to a Fox News interview with Attorney General William Barr that included Barr essentially threatening Democrats who criticize him and justifying the president calling the Mueller probe a “witch hunt,” Fox News anchor Chris Wallace said Friday that Trump now has a new fixer. The Fox News anchor went on to note that we had …

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Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Trump On DACA

Bloomberg Law reports: A split federal appeals court on Friday ruled that President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was unlawful because “it was not adequately explained.” The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia found that the administration’s termination of the program was “arbitrary and capricious,” in line with a prior ruling from …

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Trump Demands “Long Jail Sentences” For Treason

The Independent reports: President Trump on Friday asserted that his 2016 campaign had been “conclusively spied on” by the Obama administration while calling the charge akin to “treason” and demanding jail time for those behind it. The president’s tweet comes days after Attorney General William Barr announced the appointment of a U.S. attorney to review the decisions that led to …

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Trump May Cancel Ireland Visit Because He Wants To Meet At His Golf Course, Ireland Wants Neutral Venue

The Irish Times reports: Disagreement over the location of a possible meeting between US president Donald Trump and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has thrown a potential visit to Co Clare by the president into doubt. While the Taoiseach’s preference is to meet Mr Trump in Co Clare, Irish officials are reluctant to meet the US president in his golf course in …

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