Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Pelosi: No Vote Yet To Authorize Impeachment Probe

CNBC reports: House Democrats will not hold a vote to authorize an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump as of now, which the White House had sought, according to a person familiar with the discussions Tuesday evening. The decision to hold off on a formal vote comes amid growing pressure from Republican lawmakers and White House officials who have criticized …

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Trump Orders Lift On Logging Ban In Alaska Rainforest

The Washington Post reports: The Trump administration Tuesday proposed allowing logging on more than half of Alaska’s 16.7 million-acre Tongass National Forest, the largest intact temperate rainforest in North America. President Trump instructed federal officials to reverse long-standing limits on tree cutting at the request of Alaska’s top elected officials, on the grounds that it will boost the local economy. …

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Top State Dept Official Warned About Giuliani/Ukraine

The New York Times reports: The procession of high-ranking witnesses to the House’s impeachment inquiry continued apace on Tuesday, as George P. Kent, the deputy assistant secretary of state in charge of Ukraine policy, arrived on Capitol Hill to face questions from investigators about his knowledge of the widening Ukraine scandal. Mr. Kent, who appeared behind closed doors despite the …

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Trump Suspects Bolton Behind Ukraine Leaks To Press

The Daily Beast reports: The media-obsessed president has been fixated on not just the identity of the whistleblower behind the internal complaint that brought this scandal to the fore, but also on who, exactly, has been namelessly feeding intel to the press. In the course of casual conversations with advisers and friends, President Trump has privately raised suspicions that a …

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SWAMPITY: Trump Has So Far Hired 281 Lobbyists

Pro Publica reports: At the halfway mark of President Donald Trump’s first term, his administration has hired a lobbyist for every 14 political appointments made, welcoming a total of 281 lobbyists on board, a ProPublica and Columbia Journalism Investigations analysis shows. With a combination of weakened rules and loose enforcement easing the transition to government and back to K Street, …

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WH Tried To Stifle Testimony By Russia Analyst [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: The White House tried to limit what Fiona Hill, who until August served as President Donald Trump’s top Russia analyst, could say to Congress in its impeachment inquiry, correspondence between her lawyers and a White House deputy counsel shows. The letters, obtained by NBC News, illustrate that while the White House did not try to block Hill …

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SYRIA: Russian Troops Move In As US Troops Withdraw

The Associated Press reports: Russia moved to fill the void left by the United States in northern Syria, deploying troops Tuesday to keep apart advancing Syrian government and Turkish forces. At the same time, tensions grew within NATO as Turkey defied growing condemnation from its Western allies of its invasion across the border. Now in its seventh day, Turkey’s offensive …

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Trump To Fly Anti-Socialism Banner Over Dem Debate

The Hill reports: President Trump’s reelection campaign on Tuesday will fly banners over Westerville, Ohio, ahead of the Democratic presidential primary debate in the city knocking Democrats’ for “socialist” policies. “This week’s debate will be another display of the 2020 Democrats’ far-left lurch toward big government socialism,” Tim Murtaugh, Trump campaign communications director, said in a statement. The 105-foot-long banners, …

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Geraldo Rivera Condemns Trump “Bloodbath” Video

“I was very, very outraged by Kathy Griffin when she had the head of the president, remember, and she was excoriated for it, almost wrecked her career, which rebounded because Trump hatred was sufficient and brought her back and made her popular again. “But I think it’s very dangerous when you start going there. I don’t like it. It’s not …

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Axios: Democrats Moving Fast On Impeachment Probe

Axios reports: The White House is tense — and some aides are frantic — as Democrats on Capitol Hill tap a gusher of revelations that paint an increasingly vivid portrait of President Trump’s unrestrained conduct of foreign policy. Why it matters: Democrats are moving fast. Letters to potential witnesses reveal the breadth and speed at which the inquiry is unfolding, …

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BOOK: Enquirer Editor Ordered Trump Docs Shredded

CNN reports: According to Ronan Farrow’s new book, The National Enquirer‘s top editor directed staffers to shred documents when the Wall Street Journal called for comment before publishing the first story about the Enquirer‘s “catch and kill” relationship with Donald Trump. Farrow cites editor Dylan Howard [photo] as saying he needed to empty the safe and that the editor expressed …

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Bolton Was Alarmed By Giuliani’s Pressure On Ukraine

The New York Times reports: The effort to pressure Ukraine for political help provoked a heated confrontation inside the White House last summer that so alarmed John R. Bolton, then the national security adviser, that he told an aide to alert White House lawyers, House investigators were told on Monday. Mr. Bolton got into a tense exchange on July 10 …

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Trump To Sanction Turkey For “Destabilizing Actions”

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Monday said he would implement sanctions on Turkey following bipartisan backlash over his decision to greenlight the country’s incursion into northern Syria. The president said in a statement that the U.S. will target government officials in Ankara and “any persons contributing to Turkey’s destabilizing actions in northeast Syria.” The sanctions include an increase …

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Parscale: Send Us Money To Thwart Dem “Sedition”

Mediaite reports: Recently the Trump campaign went all in accusing Democrats of engaging in a “coup” with the House’s impeachment inquiry. Trump himself tweeted it’s a “COUP,” followed by his campaign manager Brad Parscale and an official Trump campaign ad. This afternoon Parscale posted a video of cable newsers criticizing the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, including the fact the House hasn’t …

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REPORT: Bloomberg Telling Allies He Still Might Run

CNBC reports: Mike Bloomberg might end up running for president, after all. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York, has indicated to associates in recent weeks that Joe Biden’s recent struggles against Sen. Elizabeth Warren are making him rethink his decision to stay out of the 2020 Democratic primary. That’s according to people familiar with the discussions who spoke …

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Trump Again Claims ID Is Required To Buy Groceries

CNN reports: President Donald Trump said again on Friday that Americans need identification to buy groceries, which remains not true. “You know, if you want to go out and buy groceries, you need identification. If you want to do almost anything you need identification. The only thing you don’t need identification for is to vote, the most important single thing …

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OHIO: Trump Tied With Top Dems After 2016 +8 Win

Just in from Innovation Ohio: After winning the state by 8 points in 2016, a new Public Policy Polling survey finds President Trump trailing a generic Democratic 47-48% and an underwater 47-51% favorable/unfavorable rating. Given that state’s swing from 2012 to 2016, it is especially notable that President Trump trails a generic Democrat 37-51% with independent voters. “As Democrats gather …

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Warren Trolls Facebook’s Ad Policy By Lying In Paid Ad

Axios reports: An ad by Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s campaign that says Facebook has endorsed President Trump (before admitting the claim is a lie) is having its intended effect: raising tough questions about Facebook’s policy of allowing politicians to make any claims they want. Why it matters: Facebook has spent much of the last 2 years talking about its efforts to …

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Joe Biden: If Elected I Will Not Pardon Donald Trump

Radio Iowa reports: During an interview with Radio Iowa late Sunday afternoon, Biden said if he is elected, he will not follow President Ford’s example in pardoning Nixon so Nixon was not prosecuted for his role in Watergate. “It wouldn’t unite the country,” Biden said. “You’d say: ‘This guy does all these things that put us jeopardy and he gets …

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Trump To His Cultists: Vote For Sean Spicer On DWTS

USA Today reports: ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” tangoed into uncharted drama this season, announcing former White House spokesman Sean Spicer as a celebrity contestant.  The controversial pick brought the kind of response you’d expect in the 2019 political climate – cheers from President Donald Trump supporters for the notoriously combative mouthpiece, along with jeers (and even talk of boycotts) …

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