Tag Archives: Trump administration

House Riot Committee Subpoenas Trump DOJ Official

CNN reports: The House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection is expected to subpoena Jeffrey Clark, a Justice Department official who was integral to helping then-President Donald Trump in his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election, according to sources familiar with the matter. CNN has also learned that former acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen is scheduled to meet …

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Furs Gifted By Saudis To Trump Turn Out To Be Fake

The New York Times reports: The Saudi royal family showered Donald J. Trump and his entourage on his first trip abroad as president with dozens of presents, including three robes made with white tiger and cheetah fur, and a dagger with a handle that appeared to be ivory. Little that followed went right. A White House lawyer determined that possession …

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Grisham Claims She Didn’t Vote For Trump In 2020

Mediaite reports: Stephanie Grisham claimed Tuesday she did not vote for Donald Trump while she served in the Trump White House. Grisham, who aggressively defended the president in her role as communications director, has a new tell-all lambasting Trump and warning about what could happen if he wins again in 2024. CNN’s Jake Tapper noted how she writes in the …

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Grisham: My “Enabling” Of Trump Cost Lives [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham says she believes her “enabling” of President Trump cost lives during the coronavirus pandemic. Grisham made the comments on Tuesday during an appearance on CNN’s “New Day” where she was promoting her new book. Co-host Brianna Keilar directly asked Grisham if she felt her “enabling” of the president cost lives. …

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Grisham: It Was A Mistake To Work For Trump [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham on Monday said it was a mistake to work for former President Trump. When asked during an interview with host George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “Good Morning America” if it was a mistake to work for the former president, Grisham, without hesitation, responded “yes.” When pressed on why she decided to …

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REPORT: Pompeo Led Trump Admin Discussions On Kidnapping Or Assassinating Wikileaks’ Julian Assange

Yahoo News reports: In 2017, as Julian Assange began his fifth year holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London, the CIA plotted to kidnap the WikiLeaks founder, spurring heated debate among Trump administration officials over the legality and practicality of such an operation. Some senior officials inside the CIA and the Trump administration even discussed killing Assange, going so far …

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Former Trump Press Secretary To Publish Tell-All Book

Axios reports: Stephanie Grisham has quietly written a top-secret memoir of her four years in Donald Trump’s White House, and a publishing source says she’ll reveal “surprising new scandals.” What to watch: The book — “I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw in The Trump White House” — will be published Oct. 5 by Harper Collins. A former West …

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Alex Azar: Trump Should Have Gotten Vaccine On TV

Former Trump HHS Sec. Alex Azar today published an op-ed in the New York Times in which he heralds himself as the “architect” of Operation Warp Speed before going on to tout the effectiveness of COVID vaccines. There’s also this: We could have done more to address vaccine hesitancy. We focused a great deal of our efforts at the start …

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New Evidence Trump Admin Screwed With COVID Data

CNN reports: A Democratic-led House select committee says it has uncovered evidence of political interference by the Trump administration into the federal government’s coronavirus response last year, including attempts to alter or block data reports from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detailing the dire effects of the virus. A new document released Tuesday details the pressure that …

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DOJ: Trump Officials Can Testify Before Riot Committee

CNN reports: The Justice Department formally declined to assert executive privilege for potential testimony of at least some witnesses related to the January 6 Capitol attack, a person briefed on the matter said. The decision paves the way for some former Justice Department officials to testify on what they witnessed in the chaotic days between former President Donald Trump’s November …

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Trump World Worried About Conway’s Coming Tell-All

Politico reports: Trump officials are anxiously awaiting the books set to be published by actual colleagues, chief among them counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway and Jared Kushner, who plan to write their own accounts of the Trump presidency. “I think it’s fraught right now as to who is telling the truth,” said a Trump adviser. “They’re all trying to …

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Former Trump State Dept Spox Turned Fox Host Claims Japan Is “Committing A Genocide” Against The Uyghurs

“I like to call them the ‘genocide Olympics.’ Anyway, I’m still on the team that I’m not even sure that we should be competing because there’s an ongoing genocide in Xinjiang. So if we are going to compete and have America athletes there in a country that’s committing a genocide, even more important, Harris, to have the freedom of the …

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Trump Secretly Planned 35% Tariffs On Foreign SUVs

Bloomberg News reports: The U.S. Commerce Department released a report this week on proposed auto tariffs that the Trump administration refused to make public. The agency, under former President Donald Trump, kept the 2019 document private and was sued for holding back the information. The DOJ in January 2020 said the White House could use executive privilege to decline its …

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Book: WH Aides Were Terrified COVID Might Kill Trump

Changing America reports: A new book is shedding light on former President Trump’s battle with COVID-19 last fall, alleging Trump’s condition was so severe some of his aides feared he may not make it out of the hospital. The Washington Post has published excerpts from the book “Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration’s Response to the Pandemic That Changed History,” …

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BOOK: Bill Barr Called Trump’s Election Lies “Bullshit”

The Hill reports: Former Attorney General Bill Barr reportedly called Trump’s false claims of election fraud “bull—-,” according to a new book on the final days of the Trump administration. The revelation comes from the book “Betrayal,” authored by ABC News Chief Washington Correspondent Jonathan Karl. The Atlantic published an excerpt from the book on Sunday, providing key details of …

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Trump WH Drafted Insurrection Act During Protests

The New York Times reports: Responding to interest from President Donald J. Trump, White House aides drafted a proclamation last year to invoke the Insurrection Act in case Mr. Trump moved to take the extraordinary step of deploying active-duty troops in Washington to quell the protests that followed the killing of George Floyd, two senior Trump administration officials said. The …

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Trial Begins For Banker Accused Of Bribing Manafort With $16M Loan In Return For Trump Cabinet Position

The New York Daily News reports: His first choice was treasury secretary. But he would have settled for ambassador to Italy. A Chicago banker accused of loaning $16 million to Paul Manafort in a bid for a high-level post in the Trump administration will face trial starting Tuesday in Manhattan Federal Court. Stephen Calk, 54, is accused of providing Manafort, …

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Kushner To Pen “Definitive” Book On Trump Admin

The Guardian reports: Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of former president Donald Trump and a senior adviser in his administration, has secured a book deal to recount Trump’s presidency. Broadside Books, a conservative imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, announced that Kushner’s book will come out in early 2022. Kushner has begun working on the memoir, currently untitled, and is expected to write …

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Emails Show Trump Pressured DOJ On Election Claims

CNN reports: New emails show how former President Donald Trump’s White House assistant, chief of staff and other allies pressured the Justice Department to investigate claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election — and how Trump directed allies to push then-acting Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen [photo] to join the legal effort to challenge the election result, according to a …

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Trump Appointee To Step Down In DOJ Spying Scandal

The New York Times reports: John Demers, the head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division, is expected to step down at the end of next week, according to a person familiar with the matter, a departure that was arranged months ago but now comes amid widespread backlash over investigations into leaks of classified information that began under the Trump …

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