Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Trump Calls For Prosecuting John Kerry Under Logan Act: He Has Been Telling Iran Not To Call Me [VIDEO]

Newsweek reports: President Donald Trump acknowledged the United States was “risking military confrontation” with Iran and said former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry should be prosecuted under the Logan Act for interfering with potential negotiations with Tehran. Trump repeatedly accused the former Obama administration secretary of state of violating the Logan Act—a federal law dating back to 1799 which …

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Trump Blames Bolton After Venezuela Uprising Fails

The Washington Post reports: President Trump is questioning his administration’s aggressive strategy in Venezuela following the failure of a U.S.-backed effort to oust President Nicolás Maduro, complaining he was misled about how easy it would be to replace the socialist strongman with a young opposition figure, according to administration officials and White House advisers. The president’s dissatisfaction has crystallized around …

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John Kelly Dodges On Trump’s “Stable Genius” Claim

The Washington Examiner reports: Former White House chief of staff John Kelly took a pass on Wednesday on the question of whether President Trump is a “stable genius.” The president has labeled himself as a “stable genius” on multiple occasions, and during an event in Las Vegas, former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci asked his former boss what his …

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White House Welcomes Champion Boston Red “Socks”

Boston’s CBS News affiliate reports: It looks like someone on the White House staff doesn’t know much about Boston or baseball. The Boston Red Sox will meet with President Trump at the White House Thursday afternoon to celebrate their 2018 World Series championship. The event has already been clouded by issues of politics and race. Now there’s the embarrassing typo. …

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Trump Laughs At Rally Call To Shoot Migrants [VIDEO]

New York Magazine reports: “You have hundreds and hundreds of [migrants] and you have two or three border security people that are brave and great — and don’t forget, we don’t let them and we can’t let them use weapons,” Trump said, in Panama City Beach. “We can’t. Other countries do. We can’t, I would never do that. But how …

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Trump: Maybe I’ll Stay In Office For “10 Or 14” Years

Politico reports: President Trump on Wednesday joked he could stay in office for “10 or 14” years, saying it would be a good way to provoke the news media. Trump told supporters at an outdoor rally that if he suggested he might stay in office past two terms, the media would respond by saying, “See, he’s a despot.” “There’ll be …

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Space Force To Cost Billions More Than DoD Estimate

Space News reports: The Congressional Budget Office estimates the new space organizations proposed by the Pentagon would require thousands of additional personnel and cost several billion dollars more than what DoD has projected. In a new report released on Wednesday, CBO lays out personnel requirements and cost estimates for several proposed space organizations. The most controversial, an independent military branch …

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NEW YORK: State Senate Passes Bill Allowing Congress To See Trump’s State Tax Returns, Gov. Cuomo To Sign

The Hill reports: The New York Senate on Wednesday passed legislation that would allow Congress to obtain President Trump’s tax returns from the state. The bill passed by a vote of 39-21. The measure now heads to the state assembly. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has signaled he would sign the bill into law. The state Senate also passed a bill, …

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Trump Asserts Executive Privilege Over Mueller Report

The Washington Post reports: The White House formally asserted executive privilege over special counsel Robert S Mueller III’s report Wednesday, President Trump’s first use of the executive authority in the latest confrontation with Congress. Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd wrote in a letter to Congress that Trump had “asserted executive privilege over the entirety of the subpoenaed materials.” Boyd …

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LIVE VIDEO: House Votes On Holding Barr In Contempt

ABC News reports: The Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said Wednesday said he will go forward with a vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for not complying with a subpoena to turn over the full Mueller report despite a last-minute threat from the Justice Department that if it happens, it will ask President …

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Trump Taunts China As US To Hike Tariffs To 25%

Reuters reports: The United States announced on Wednesday it would hike tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports from 10 to 25 percent effective Friday, according to a notice posted on the Federal Register. Sources with knowledge of the talks told Reuters that China has sought to alter previously agreed provisions specifying changes to Chinese laws affecting nearly every …

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Newt Gingrich: The NYT Report Is Just Vindication For Trump’s Tax Cuts, There’s Less Reason To Create Losses

Mediaite reports: Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich defended President Donald Trump from what many see as a very damning New York Times report that outlines in grave detail, just how financially unsuccessful Trump’s business dealings were from the mid-80s to the mid-90s. While many in the media have criticized Trump’s apparent mythology — calling him out in names that range …

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Trump: I Reported Business Losses As A “Sport”

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday following a report that documented more than $1.1 billion in personal business losses over a 10-year period beginning in 1985. Trump seemingly tried to downplay the report, saying that “almost all real estate developers” wanted to show losses for tax purposes and renegotiate with banks, and it was “sport.” His …

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BREAKING: New York Times Gets Trump’s Taxes From 1985-1994, Numbers Show Massive $1.17 Billion Loss

The New York Times reports: Printouts from Mr. Trump’s official Internal Revenue Service tax transcripts, with the figures from his federal tax form, the 1040, for the years 1985 to 1994 — represents the fullest and most detailed look to date at the president’s taxes, information he has kept from public view. Though the information does not cover the tax …

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REUTERS: On Tape, Michael Cohen Recounts When Jerry Falwell Jr. Had Him Get “Racy Pics” Destroyed

Reuters reports: Months before evangelical leader Jerry Falwell Jr.’s game-changing presidential endorsement of Donald Trump in 2016, Falwell asked Trump fixer Michael Cohen for a personal favor, Cohen said in a recorded conversation reviewed by Reuters. Falwell, president of Liberty University, one of the world’s largest Christian universities, said someone had come into possession of what Cohen described as racy …

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NEW YORK: State Senate Poised To Approve Bill That Will Allow Congress To See Trump’s State Tax Returns

The New York Times reports: As the standoff over President Trump’s federal tax returns deepens in Washington, New York State lawmakers say they intend to advance a bill on Wednesday to allow congressional committees to see Mr. Trump’s New York State returns. State Senator Brad Hoylman, a Manhattan Democrat, confirmed on Tuesday that the State Senate has enough votes to …

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Only 50% Of Fox Viewers Say Mueller Cleared Trump

NBC News reports: “Hung jury” is how Democratic pollster Peter Hart described our latest NBC/WSJ poll showing a nation divided over the Mueller probe. And maybe the biggest reason for this stalemate is that President Trump’s political base — especially those who get their news from Fox — hasn’t budged an inch, according to the poll. Fewer than 30 percent …

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White House Claims Trump Was Only Joking About Two Extra Years To Replace Those “Stolen” By Mueller Probe

The Washington Post reports: President Trump for months has griped, complained and tweeted about what he says is the unfair Russia “witch hunt” investigation that has consumed nearly half of his presidency. Now, the president has floated a possible solution: two bonus years. White House officials and others close to the president said he was joking and is not serious …

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Trump Pardons Former Soldier Who Killed Iraqi Prisoner

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump has pardoned a former U.S. soldier convicted in 2009 of killing an Iraqi prisoner, the White House announced Monday. Trump signed an executive grant of clemency, a full pardon, for former Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna, of Oklahoma, press secretary Sarah Sanders said. Behenna was convicted of unpremeditated murder in a combat zone …

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Mnuchin Refuses US House Request For Trump’s Taxes

The Washington Post reports: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday told House Democrats he would not furnish President Trump’s tax returns despite their legal request, the latest move by Trump administration officials to shield the president from congressional investigations. Mnuchin, in a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.), said he had consulted with the Justice …

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