Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Trump Launches Cybersecurity Competition: $25K Prize

Roll Call reports: President Donald Trump issued an executive order today that directed the Department of Homeland Security to work with the Office of Management and Budget to create a rotational program that will “serve as a mechanism for knowledge transfer” across agencies. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, part of DHS, along with OMB and other agencies will also …

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370+ Former Federal Prosecutors Declare Trump Would Be Charged With Obstruction If He Wasn’t President

The Washington Post reports: More than 370 former federal prosecutors who worked in Republican and Democratic administrations have signed on to a statement asserting special counsel Robert Mueller’s findings would have produced obstruction charges against President Donald Trump – if not for the office he held. The statement – signed by myriad former career government employees, as well as high-profile …

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Champion Red Sox Manager Won’t Attend White House Event Over Trump’s Handling Of Puerto Rico [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora will not attend the ceremony at the White House on Thursday honoring the 2018 World Series champions. Cora cited the Trump administration’s response to Hurricane Maria in his native Puerto Rico as the reason for his decision. “The government has done some things back home that are great, but we …

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Media Awaits Michael Cohen’s Arrival At “Cushy” Prison

The New York Times reports: He spoke eight times with Robert S. Mueller III’s investigators, appeared before three congressional committees and helped federal prosecutors with at least two criminal inquiries into President Trump’s inner circle. But on Monday, perhaps the most important number in Michael D. Cohen’s life will be 1,095: the number of days in a three-year prison term. …

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Trump Campaign Sells “Total Exoneration!” Merchandise

Fox News dutifully reports: Nancy Pelosi won’t be stockpiling this swag. President Trump’s post-Mueller-report victory lap includes new merchandise such as $30 “Collusion Delusion” T-shirts and “Witch Hunt!” mugs. Buyers are also snatching up white tees that reproduce Trump’s March 24, 1:42 p.m. tweet following Attorney General William Barr’s announcement of his summary of Mueller’s findings: “Complete and Total EXONERATION.” …

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Claiming His First Two Years Were “Stolen” By Mueller Probe, Trump Retweets Call For Extending First Term

The Washington Post reports: President Trump on Sunday seemed to warm to the idea of reparations — for himself, and in the form of an unconstitutional, two-year addition to his first term in the White House. He retweeted a proposal offered by Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University, that he be granted another two years in office as …

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Trump Rages: Mueller Should Not Testify, “No Redos”

Axios reports: President Trump tweeted on Sunday that special counsel Robert Mueller should not testify before Congress, arguing that Democrats are “looking for a redo” after the investigation failed to establish that his campaign conspired with Russia. Attorney General Bill Barr — despite being accused by many Democrats of obfuscating and spinning the Mueller report’s findings in favor of Trump …

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Mueller Sets Tentative Date To Testify Before House

The Huffington Post reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller has agreed to the “tentative date” of May 15 to testify before the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), a member of the panel, told “Fox News Sunday.” “We hope the special counsel will appear,” Cicilline said. “We think the American people have a right to hear directly from him.” There’s …

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Trump Skips WH Cinco De Mayo Event For Third Year

Via White House press release: I send my greetings and best wishes to all those celebrating Cinco de Mayo. On this day 157 years ago, the Mexican people valiantly defended their freedom and prevailed in the Battle of Puebla. Facing a French army equipped with more men and better weapons, the tenacious Mexican forces, under the command of General Ignacio …

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Trump Retweets Call To Take Fox Analyst “Off The Air”

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump is calling for Fox News to take one of the networks biggest critics off their air, in a Sunday morning retweet of Twitter User @HH41848213, aka “HowardH” who joined Twitter in 2016 and has roughly 235 followers until today. Donald Trump’s use of Twitter has flouted previous presidential decorum for years. But the retweeting of …

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Trump Is Now An Expert In The “Kentuky” Derby

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday blamed “political correctness” for the decision to disqualify the Kentucky Derby’s first-place finisher, claiming that the best horse did not win. “Country House,” a horse with just 65-1 odds to win, was named the winner on Saturday in the annual event’s first-ever “inquiry ruling.” Race officials made the decision after disqualifying “Maximum Security” …

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POLL: 57% Of Voters Say Trump Is A Criminal

Just in from Quinnipiac Polling: American voters say 57 – 28 percent that Donald Trump committed crimes before he became president, according to a Quinnipiac University National Poll released today. This compares to results of a March 5 survey, before release of the Mueller Report, in which voters said 64 – 24 percent that President Trump committed crimes before he …

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Trump Again Defends Washed Up Actor James Woods

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump criticized social media companies after Facebook banned a number of extremist figures, declaring that he was “monitoring and watching, closely!!” James Woods, one of Hollywood’s most outspoken conservatives, has had his Twitter account locked. Twitter spokeswoman Katie Rosborough said Woods will need to delete a tweet that violated Twitter rules before he can …

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Bill Maher: Explaining The Law To Trump Is Like Playing Monopoly With A Hyena, He Just Shits On The Board

“Bill Barr is so far up Trump’s ass he bumped into Hannity. So Barr went before the Senate this week, on Wednesday, and the Democrats looked all so happy after they gave him a good grilling. But I think they missed the big picture. Trump is still President and the big gotcha was they got Barr to commit perjury, which …

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Trump Organization Files To Block Deutsche Bank Subpoena, Claims Family Faces “Irreparable Harm”

Law & Crime reports: President Donald Trump‘s attorneys filed a memorandum of law on Friday in an effort to block Deutsche Bank and Capital One from complying with subpoenas from the House of Representatives ahead of a May 6 deadline. Attorneys moved for a preliminary injunction to block the “outrageously broad” subpoenas. They noted that the subpoenas demand, “among other …

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Trump: Why Are News Outlets Allowed On Twitter?

The Huffington Post reports: Donald Trump went on yet another wild retweet rampage Saturday morning. He also attacked the media, shared a tweet with an Islamophobic caption and promoted a Trump Organization-owned golf course. Trump began the spree at 9 a.m. when he shared a video from far-right conspiracy-monger Alex Jones’ Infowars website, which itself has been banned or suspended …

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Trump Retweets Canadian White Nationalist Who Has Been Banned From Britain Under Anti-Racism Laws

Trump began his morning today by retweeting Canadian white nationalist Lauren Southern. Some background: A far-right Canadian activist has been banned from entering the UK for distributing posters that said “Allah is gay.” Lauren Southern was detained trying to enter the UK at the Port of Calais after her previous trip saw her distributing the leaflets in Luton at an …

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Trump Doesn’t Understand The First Amendment

Glorious Leader is ending his week of 200+ tweets by raging about the latest crop of far-right extremists to be banned from various social media platforms. This whining comes hours after his eldest son made similar complaints. As those of us who attended a fifth grade civics class know, freedom of speech doesn’t apply when it comes to private companies. …

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White House: Trump And Putin Discussed Letting Don McGahn Testify, Agreed There Was No Collusion In 2016

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke Friday and both agreed “there was no collusion” between Moscow and Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said. Sanders said that the two briefly discussed special counsel Robert Mueller’s report “essentially in the context of that it’s over and there was no collusion.” She …

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San Francisco Sues Trump Over Anti-LGBT Health Rule

Cynthia Laird reports at the Bay Area Reporter: San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Thursday announced he had filed suit against the Trump administration’s Department of Health and Human Services to invalidate a new federal rule that would allow health care staff to refuse to provide medical treatment to people, even in emergencies. If allowed to take effect, the …

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