Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Giuliani: I Never Said There Was No Collusion [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: Rudolph W. Giuliani claimed Wednesday night that he “never said there was no collusion” between President Trump’s campaign and Russia leading up to the 2016 presidential election. In a remarkable, at times contentious, interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, the president’s lawyer appeared to contradict his own past statements about collusion as well as what Trump and …

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General Services Administration: Feds Chose To Ignore The Constitution Regarding Trump’s Washington Hotel

Politico reports: Lawyers for the General Services Administration chose to “ignore” the U.S. Constitution and other legal precedents when they allowed the Trump International Hotel to maintain its lease on the Old Post Office building even after Donald Trump became president, the GSA’s internal watchdog said on Wednesday. In a 47-page report, the GSA’s inspector general said government lawyers were …

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REPORT: “Worried” Giuliani Feels The Walls Closing In

Gabriel Sherman reports at Vanity Fair: The shutdown and related chaos has pushed Donald Trump’s approval rating to new lows, with even Rasmussen, his polling happy place, pegging him at 43 percent. But the White House believes this is only the beginning of his troubles. In recent days, according to a source briefed on the conversation, Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani …

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USAA Donates $15M To Help Coast Guard Families

Stars & Stripes reports: In a letter recognizing the anxiety among Coast Guard members who missed paychecks Tuesday because of the partial federal government shutdown, Adm. Karl L. Schultz announced a $15 million donation to support servicemembers. The donation to the Coast Guard Mutual Assistance, a nonprofit charity that aids members of the Coast Guard, from USAA, a financial services …

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REPORT: Rick Gates Is Spilling More Dirt To Mueller

The Daily Beast reports: Rick Gates, the former campaign aide to Donald Trump, is cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into whether individuals from the Middle East worked with the Trump campaign to influence the election, according to two individuals with first-hand knowledge of the investigation. Gates has answered questions specifically about Psy Group, an Israeli firm that ex-employees …

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White House: Shutdown Cost Is Double What We Said

ABC News reports: The broader impact of the shutdown on the U.S. economy may be double what was expected, White House economists confirmed on Wednesday, Day 26 of the political standoff. Meanwhile, thousands of employees have been called back to work without pay because of the risks posed for their agencies if, for example, airports continue to run with fewer …

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More Shade From Christie’s Tell-All: Trump Surrounds Himself With “Grifters, Amateurs, Unconvicted Felons”

Axios reports: Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie settles scores in “Let Me Finish,” a memoir out Jan. 29 from Hachette Books, writing that President Trump “trusts people he shouldn’t, including some of the people who are closest to him.” Christie asserts that Trump has a “revolving door of deeply flawed individuals — amateurs, grifters, weaklings, convicted and unconvicted felons …

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AOC Rivals Trump In Mock 2020 Election Matchup

From Rasmussen: Though just one-in-three voters have a favorable opinion of freshman Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, if she were old enough to run for president in 2020, she’d give President Trump a run for his money. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that, if the 2020 presidential race was between Trump and Ocasio-Cortez, 43% of Likely U.S. …

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Air Traffic Controllers Union: Flying Is Now “Less Safe”

The Associated Press reports: A top member of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association said Wednesday that flying is “less safe today than it was a month ago” due to the partial government shutdown. “I would say [flying] is less safe today than it was a month ago, absolutely,” Trish Gilbert, the executive vice president of the labor union, said …

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“Defeated” ISIS Kills Four US Soldiers In Syria [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: U.S. service members were among those killed by an explosion in Syria on Wednesday, a spokesperson for the coalition fighting the Islamic State group said. Earlier, a senior Kurdish security official told NBC News that members of the U.S.-led coalition were caught up in a blast at a market in the northern city of Manbij. The official …

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Pelosi To Trump: Delay SOTU Until Shutdown Is Over

CNBC reports: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged President Donald Trump in a letter Wednesday to either reschedule his State of the Union address or deliver it in writing to Congress while the government continues to be partially shut down. Pelosi, D-Calif., in a letter to Trump, cited “security concerns” related to the shutdown’s effect on the U.S. Secret Service, which …

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SURE JAN: White House Claims Bloody Bandage On Trump’s Hand Is From “Joking Around With Barron”

Politico reports: President Donald Trump is often called thin-skinned. It’s usually not meant literally. But the back of Trump’s right hand was covered with an adhesive bandage during a Thursday trip to McAllen, Texas, with blood visibly seeping through the dressing. His hand was similarly bandaged again on Monday as he departed for a trip to New Orleans. Armchair medics …

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Ann Coulter: Trump Is Dead In The Water If He Backs Down On Border Wall: “Dead, Dead, Dead” [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: Conservative commentator Ann Coulter has said that Donald Trump will not back down over his demands for $5.7 billion to fund his promised southern border wall, as he is “dead in the water” if it does not get built. Speaking to HBO’s Vice News Tonight, Coulter said she is backing the president during the ongoing government shutdown as …

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WEST VIRGINIA: State GOP Reps Propose “Standing Up To Liberals” By Giving Trump $10M For Border Wall

Via press release: Delegates Robbie Martin, R-Upshur; Patrick Martin, R-Lewis; and Caleb Hanna, R-Webster, today announced they plan to introduce a bill that would divert $10 million from the state’s current nearly $200 million surplus to help President Donald Trump build a wall along the southern U.S. border. “West Virginians support our President and the wall,” Delegate Carl Martin said. …

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Mueller Files Doc Outlining Paul Manafort’s Russia Lies

ABC News reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller has filed a heavily-redacted court document Tuesday afternoon outlining the underlying evidence to support its claims that Paul Manafort, the president’s onetime campaign chairman, lied to federal investigators. At a hearing in December, the federal judge overseeing that case asked the government to provide some “underlying evidence” to support the scant details they’ve …

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EPA Criminal Pollution Prosecutions Hit 30-Year Low

The Associated Press reports: The Environmental Protection Agency hit a 30-year low in 2018 in the number of pollution cases it referred for criminal prosecution, Justice Department data show. EPA said in a statement that it is directing “its resources to the most significant and impactful cases.” But the 166 cases referred for prosecution in the last fiscal year is …

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Burger King Shade: Sorry, We’re All Out Of Hamberders

Raw Story reports: President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued an incoherent early-morning tweet in which he badly bungled the spelling of the word “hamburgers.” Trump on Tuesday morning boasted of having the champion college football team from Clemson over to the White House on Monday, where he served them piles of fast food that he had ordered. Burger King, whose …

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Trump Shares Anonymous Daily Caller Op-Ed Titled “I Hope A Long Shutdown Smokes Out The Resistance”

Politico reports: President Trump on Monday shared an op-ed from a writer claiming to be an anonymous senior member of his administration who harshly criticizes federal workers as disloyal to the White House and worthy of losing their jobs. The writer of the op-ed, headlined “I’m a Senior Trump Official and I Hope a Long Shutdown Smokes out the Resistance,” …

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Air Traffic Controllers Union Warns There Won’t Be “Any Controllers Left” If Shutdown Goes On For Months

The Rising reports: A National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) official warned Tuesday that if the partial government shutdown continues for another few months, there won’t be any workers left, citing many cannot sustain working without due pay. “If this thing were to drag on for two months, three months, maybe even six; what would the effects be for the …

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Trump: Why Is Pelosi Being Paid When Workers Aren’t?

Reuters reports: President Trump on Tuesday questioned why Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) continues to receive a salary during a prolonged partial government shutdown, which has left hundreds of thousands of federal workers without pay. Pelosi’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but her spokesman, Drew Hammill, tweeted in response to Trump that the House has “repeatedly …

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