Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Trump To Spend 16 Days At Mar-A-Lago Over Holidays

The Palm Beach Post reports: President Donald Trump is expected to spend 16 days at Mar-a-Lago over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, according to an alert issued by the Federal Aviation Administration this morning. The alert warns pilots to avoid the airspace over Mar-a-Lago during the more than two-week time frame, from Dec. 21 to Jan. 6. Trump’s extended …

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Michael Cohen: I Hope I’m Remembered In History As Helping To Bring This Country Back Together [VIDEO]

“One of the hopes that I have out of the punishment that I’ve received, as well as the cooperation that I have given, I will be remembered in history as helping to bring this country back together. It’s never good to be on the wrong side of the president of the United States of America. But somehow or another, this …

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REPORT: Chris Christie Interviews For Chief Of Staff Job

Axios reports: President Trump met with Chris Christie on Thursday evening and considers him a top contender to replace John Kelly as chief of staff, according to a source familiar with the president’s thinking. “He’s tough; he’s an attorney; he’s politically-savvy, and one of Trump’s early supporters.” Trump has met with a couple of others, but the way he’s discussed …

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Cohen: Trump Knew The Hush Money Payoffs Were Wrong But He Was Worried About The Election [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to arrange hush-money payments with two women because then-candidate Trump “was very concerned about how this would affect the election” if their allegations of affairs became public, the president’s former personal attorney said in an exclusive interview with ABC News. “I knew what I was doing was wrong,” Cohen told ABC News’ …

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REPORT: Jared Kushner Considered For Chief Of Staff

CBS News reports: Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, is under consideration to become the next White House chief of staff, CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett has confirmed, citing a source familiar with the process. Kushner met with Mr. Trump on Wednesday to discuss the job.  Current White House chief of staff John Kelly is set …

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Prosecutors Probe Trump Inauguration Committee For Giving Access Or Policy Concessions To Major Donors

The Wall Street Journal reports: Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether President Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee misspent some of the record $107 million it raised from donations, people familiar with the matter said. The criminal probe by the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office, which is in its early stages, also is examining whether some of the committee’s top donors gave …

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NBC News: Trump Was In The Room When Cohen And Pecker Discussed Quashing Trump Adultery Stories

NBC News reports: Donald Trump was the third person in the room in August 2015 when his lawyer Michael Cohen and National Enquirer publisher David Pecker discussed ways Pecker could help counter negative stories about Trump’s relationships with women, NBC News has confirmed. The “Statement of Admitted Facts” says that AMI admitted making a $150,000 payment “in concert with the …

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Trump Claims Tariffs Are Paid By Exporters: China Is “Paying 25% Interest On Everything They Send To Us”

Axios reports: President Trump, who has deemed himself “a Tariff Man” and made tariffs a centerpiece of his presidential agenda, incorrectly explained how they work during an interview with Fox News’ Harris Faulkner. “We have placed tremendous tariffs on China. When China sends things into America now, they’re paying 25% interest on everything they send in.” Reality check: Tariffs are …

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Trump Claims Cohen Pleaded Guilty To Keep His Wife And “Rich Father-In-Law” Out Of Legal Trouble [VIDEO]

Law & Crime reports: Trump joined Fox host Harris Faulkner for an interview Thursday afternoon in no small part to defend himself against the accusation that he was implicated in a crime when his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced for campaign finance violations. One of the things he threw out there was the idea that Cohen pleaded guilty to keep …

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Trump Attacks “Crazed” Mika Over “Butt Boy” Comment About Mike Pompeo, Praises Homocon Richard Grenell

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump called out MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski after she was slammed with heavy criticism following her use of a what some characterized as a homophobic phrase to describe Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s response to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi. When discussing what she characterized as an uninspired response from Pompeo to the killing of …

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Former Apprentice Staffer: Trump Was A “Speed Freak” And Invited Teen Beauty Contestants Up To His Suite

Mediaite reports: A former staffer on The Apprentice and current stand-up comic named Noel Casler claims that Donald Trump was a “speed freak” who snorted crushed-up Adderall, and also says that Trump invited teen beauty pageant contestants up to his suite. Casler told the crowd “I’m not kidding this is true. I had a 24-page NDA non-disclosure agreement, I didn’t …

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In Farewell Address Sen. Jeff Flake Warns US Is “By No Means Immune To The Shadow Of Tyranny” [VIDEO]

“I believe that we all know well that this is not a normal time, that the threats to our democracy from within and without are real, and none of us can say with confidence how the situation that we now find ourselves in will turn out. To say that our politics is not healthy is something of an understatement. “Let …

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Hannity Busted Deleting Tweets About Michael Cohen

Newsweek reports: Fox News host and President Donald Trump superfan, Sean Hannity, was caught deleting past tweets that tied him to the president’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, just hours before Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday. A “Screenshot Bot” Twitter account uncovered Hannity’s attempt to sever past ties with Cohen, who Trump recently referred to as “weak,” …

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NRA-Linked Russian Spy Pleads Guilty Of Conspiracy

Talking Points Memo reports: Accused Russian agent Maria Butina pleaded guilty in a Washington, D.C. federal courtroom today to a conspiracy charge, according to reports from the courthouse. CNN reported that Butina admitted at the plea hearing to “knowingly engaging in conspiracy against the United States.” Butina ran much of her infiltration campaign while studying at a master’s program at …

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Schiff: The DOJ Needs To Revisit Its Indictment Opinion

CNN reports: Rep. Adam Schiff argued today that the Department of Justice “needs to re-examine” the Office of Legal Counsel’s opinion that a sitting US president should not be indicted. “I think the Justice Department needs to re-examine that OLC opinion, the Office of Legal Counsel opinion, that you cannot indict a sitting president under circumstances in which the failure …

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Report: Trump Is Privately Fretting About Impeachment

NBC News reports: Despite President Donald Trump’s public declaration that he isn’t concerned about impeachment, he has told people close to him in recent days that he is alarmed by the prospect, according to multiple sources. Trump’s fear about the possibility has escalated as the consequences of federal investigations involving his associates and Democratic control of the House sink in, …

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Gingrich Swats Down Chief Of Staff Chatter [VIDEO]

Fox News reports: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday adamantly denied that he’s being considered for White House chief of staff, shooting down speculation that surged in the press after he was spotted visiting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue a day earlier. Speaking on “Fox & Friends,” Gingrich said he and his wife Callista were merely there looking at the Christmas …

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Trump: I “Never Directed” Cohen To Break The Law

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday said he “never directed” Michael Cohen, his former lawyer who was sentenced on multiple charges a day earlier, “to break the law.” In a follow-up tweet, Trump said without providing evidence that campaign finance lawyers have told him that he “did nothing wrong with respect to campaign finance laws, if they even …

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Lawyer: Cohen Will Spill Dirt After Probe Concludes

Bloomberg reports: Michael Cohen, the former lawyer and fixer for President Donald Trump, is willing to reveal publicly what he knows about his former client once Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is complete and findings are released, Cohen’s lawyer said Wednesday. “There will come a time after Mr. Mueller is done with his work that Michael Cohen will be sitting …

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Trump Cancels White House Xmas Party For The Press

Fox News reports: President Trump has canceled the White House holiday party for the media, making the decades-old tradition a victim of his increasingly contentious relationship with major news organizations. The annual Christmas-season gathering was a significant perk for those covering the White House, as well as other Washington reporters, anchors and commentators, and New York media executives would regularly …

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