Tag Archives: Donald Trump

Secret Service Golf Carts Tab Nears $400,000

Government Executive reports: The Secret Service has allocated more than $90,000 for golf cart rentals in South Florida this winter, ostensibly to protect president Donald Trump while he hits the links. According to federal spending data, the agency is set to pay a Delray Beach company as much as $92,740 between now and June for an unspecified number of “golf …

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Hackers Greet Each Other Warmly At G20 Summit

Each one a hacker in a different way, of course. Newsweek reports: Democratic Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey said Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman own President Donald Trump and can do whatever they want. The comment was made in a tweet attached to a video of the Russian and Saudi leaders …

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Trump To Alaska: You’ve Been Hit Hard By The Big One

Politico reports: President Donald Trump expressed his support for Alaskans affected by an earthquake on Friday, telling them to listen to emergency response personnel and calling the earthquake a “big one.” Trump has a history of comments after natural disasters that many have characterized as tone deaf or just plain weird. After Hurricane Maria, Trump and San Juan Mayor Carmen …

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Federal Workers Banned From Discussing Impeachment

The Washington Post reports: In a move that some ethics advocates say could be an opening to limit dissent, the federal government has issued new guidance for the political activity of federal government workers, warning that weighing in on impeachment or talking about “the Resistance” may constitute prohibited activity. The Office of Special Counsel is charged with enforcing the Hatch …

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64% Of Republicans Now Say Climate Change Is Real

Courthouse News reports: A new poll released Thursday shows that a majority of Americans, as well as almost two out of three Republicans, believe in the threat of climate change, a position at odds with President Donald Trump’s belief on the subject. The Monmouth University poll revealed that nearly 8 in 10 Americans more extreme weather patterns due to global …

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Politico: Trump Is Seething About Cohen’s Guilty Plea

Politico reports: President Donald Trump is more than 5,000 miles from Washington, but Robert Mueller is very much still on his mind. Aides described Trump as fixated on the Cohen news, with one adding that he was fuming about it on the lengthy Air Force One flight to Argentina. On Thursday night, the president, who regularly binges on Fox News …

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Trump Schedules Impromptu G20 Meeting With Putin After Russia Says He Canceled Over Cohen Scandal

CNN reports: Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled his meeting with Putin, blaming Russia’s refusal to release Ukrainian navy ships and sailors seized during a maritime clash on Sunday. But on Friday, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova suggested the “US domestic political situation” was the real reason the meeting was spiked, Russian state news agency RIA Novosti reported. “Was the …

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Wall Street Journal Issues Correction Of The Year

The Hill reports: The Wall Street Journal issued a correction on Thursday after it accidentally referred to the Russian president as “Vladimir Trump.” “Vladimir Putin is president of Russia. An editing mistake misidentified Mr. Putin in an earlier version of this article. (Nov. 29),” the publication noted at the bottom of an article reporting President Trump’s cancellation of a planned …

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REPORT: Trump Organization Planned To Gift Putin With $50 Million Penthouse In Trump Tower Moscow

Buzzfeed News reports: President Donald Trump’s company planned to give a $50 million penthouse at Trump Tower Moscow to Russian President Vladimir Putin as the company negotiated the luxury real estate development during the 2016 campaign, according to four people, one of them the originator of the plan. Two US law enforcement officials told BuzzFeed News that Michael Cohen, Trump’s …

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Kremlin Reacts To Trump Canceling Meeting With Putin: This Just Gives Us More Time For “Useful Meetings”

Newsweek reports: Moscow has said that President Donald Trump’s cancellation of a planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin would give the latter more time to attend other talks with world leaders. “We are flying to Argentina. So far, we have only seen the tweet and the media [on Trump cancelling the meeting with Putin]. We have no official information,” …

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Feds Raid Office Of Trump’s Former Tax Lawyer [VIDEO]

The Chicago Sun-Times reports: Federal agents showed up unannounced at the City Hall office of Finance Committee Chairman Ed Burke, kicked everyone out and papered over the windows Thursday morning. The nature of their visit was not known, but Ald. Burke (14th) has dodged dozens of federal investigations over five decades in Chicago politics. Federal agents also showed up to …

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Fox News Legal Analyst: Cohen’s Plea Is The Tip Of The Iceberg, The Rest Of The Iceberg Is In Mueller’s Office

Fox News reports: Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano on Thursday reacted to an “extraordinary” series of developments in Robert Mueller’s investigation, saying the special counsel’s “road map” for attempting to prove collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia is coming into focus. Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, pleaded guilty Thursday to making false statements to …

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Hair Furor Rages: Michael Cohen Is A “Not Very Smart Weak Person” Who Is Lying To Get A Reduced Sentence

The Huffington Post reports: President Donald Trump on Thursday bashed his former personal attorney Michael Cohen for pleading guilty to lying in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Cohen is a “weak person,” Trump told reporters on the White House lawn. “There would have been nothing wrong if I did do it,” Trump said Thursday of the Trump Tower Moscow project. …

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Trump Lies About Nonexistent Deal For New BMW Plant

ABC News reports: President Donald Trump, in a tweet early Thursday morning, downplayed General Motors’ announcement it was shuttering several U.S. factories and laying off thousands of American workers, claiming it was an anomaly among the broader “booming” U.S. economy. In doing so, though, the president repeated his frequent false claim that steel plants are opening all over the country. …

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REVEALED: Cohen Lied About Trump Tower Moscow Project, Which Was Still Under Consideration In 2017

Vox reports: Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has cut a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team, ABC’s George Stephanopoulos reports. The deal was announced in a New York federal court Thursday. As part of the deal, Cohen will admit making false statements to Congress committees investigating the Russia scandal. The Associated Press reports that the false statements relate to …

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Michael Cohen To Plead Guilty Of Lying To Congress

The New York Times reports: Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, who pleaded guilty in August to breaking campaign finance laws, made a surprise appearance in a Manhattan courtroom on Thursday morning to plead guilty to a new criminal charge, the latest turn in the special counsel’s investigation of Mr. Trump and his inner circle. The development comes at …

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Trump Adds Mystery $10M To Cost Of Mueller Probe

Mediaite reports: Either Robert Mueller managed to spend $10 million in less than 48 hours, or Donald Trump is unable to keep track of himself as he continues to slam the special counsel. The president got on his phone on Thursday to rip Mueller for the kabillionth time over the ongoing investigation into Russia. As he compared the probe to …

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Jerome Corsi: I “Absolutely” Intended To Get Hillary’s Stolen Emails To Help Trump, But So What? [VIDEO]

Roll Call reports: Conservative author and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi agreed in a new interview that he “absolutely” intended to help President Trump’s campaign by trying to get stolen Hillary Clinton emails from Wikileaks. “Everybody in the world who was in news or political operations after July 22nd 2016 when Assange dumped all these emails on Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and said …

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FBI Probes New Allegations Against Trump’s Coffee Boy

Business Insider reports: FBI and congressional investigators are looking into a new and uncorroborated claim that the former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos said he was pursuing a business deal with Russians “which would result in large financial gains for himself” and President Donald Trump. A Democratic source on the House Intelligence Committee confirmed to INSIDER that the letter was …

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Jerome Corsi Hires Nutbag Lawyer Larry Klayman

Law & Crime reports: Right-wing conspiracy theorist and author Jerome Corsi has hired a new attorney in an attempt to fight back against special counsel Robert Mueller. Corsi announced on Twitter Wednesday afternoon that he would be hiring attorney Larry Klayman. Let’s just say this news about Klayman, who happens to be the founder of Judicial Watch, wasn’t received very …

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