Tag Archives: Trump lies

Putin: I Speak To Trump “Regularly Over The Phone”

CNBC reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump talk “regularly,” the Russian president told an Austrian news outlet ahead of his visit to Vienna Tuesday. The Russian leader was responding to a question about special counsel Robert Mueller’s February indictment of 13 Russians and three Russian organizations when he brought up his relationship with the American president. “Indeed, …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump “Celebrates” National Anthem

The New York Times reports: President Trump said on Tuesday that the United States Marine Band would “proudly” play the national anthem at the White House during an afternoon event that had originally been planned as a celebration of the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl victory. In early-morning tweets, Mr. Trump obliquely questioned the patriotism of the Eagles and other N.F.L. …

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LIVE VIDEO: White House Press Briefing

At least this time she can’t punt to “outside counsel.” There’s a very high probability Sanders will be asked about Trump’s decision to disinvite the Philadelphia Eagles from the White House in order to turn their Super Bowl victory bash into a “celebration of America” event. The White House is accusing the team of “abandoning their fans” by rejecting their …

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Judge: Trump Can Be Deposed In Defamation Suit

Politico reports: A judge ruled Tuesday that President Donald Trump can be deposed in a defamation lawsuit brought last year by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on “The Apprentice” who says Trump kissed and groped her after she appeared on the show. Zervos is one of more than a dozen women who have accused Trump of unwanted sexual contact. The …

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Trump Blames Sessions For “Russian Witch Hunt Hoax”

Fox News reports: President Trump blamed Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday for the ongoing “Russian Witch Hunt Hoax,” noting that he “would have quickly picked someone else” as the nation’s chief law officer if he knew of Sessions’ decision to “recuse himself.” The president suggested that Sessions, who was involved in the Trump campaign, “knew better than most that there …

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Mueller Accuses Paul Manafort Of Attempted Witness Tampering, Demands That Court Revoke Or Revise Bail

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, who has been indicted by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, attempted to tamper with potential witnesses, Mueller said in a court filing on Monday. Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, asked the judge overseeing the case in U.S. District Court for the District of …

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MANHATTAN: Judge Rules That Only 14 Out Of 639 Items Seized In Raid On Cohen’s Office Are Privileged

The New York Daily News reports: Michael Cohen’s privileges are limited. The retired judge reviewing the trove of materials seized by the FBI from the law office and residences of President Trump’s personal attorney found less than 1% of the hundreds of thousands of items she’s reviewed so far are protected by attorney-client privilege. The judge, Barbara Jones, is acting …

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GOP House Rep: Never Say Never On Trump Pardoning Himself, We Don’t Know What Unfairness Might Happen

Mediaite reports: Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is totally, unflinchingly on board with the idea that President Donald Trump can pardon himself. And he thinks that the Commander-in-Chief possibly may need to, because the other side might not play fair. Appearing on Your World with Neil Cavuto Monday, the Florida Congressman suggested that the Framers of the Constitution intended for the …

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Shep Smith Blasts Trump’s Self-Pardon Claim [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: After a day of confusing statements by Donald Trump and the White House, Fox News’ Shep Smith unequivocally declared that his reporting on the current administration is “without fear or favor.” “We want to report without fear or favor and hold truth to power,” the host said following the president’s outlandish claim that he can pardon himself …

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Trump: I Have The Absolute Right To Pardon Myself

The panicking continues: President Trump on Monday asserted his right to provide himself with a pardon, but insisted he won’t need to do so because he has not done anything that would warrant one. New talk emerged over the weekend as to whether or not Trump could or would give himself a pardon after The New York Times obtained and …

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Glorious Leader: I’m The Greatest President Ever

Trump is reacting, as usual, to a Fox & Friends piece that aired this morning. A fact check from the Washington Post: In the 497 days since he took the oath of office, President Trump has made 3,251 false or misleading claims, according to The Fact Checker’s database that analyzes, categorizes and tracks every suspect statement uttered by the president.  …

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Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Flails And Diverts, Won’t Comment On Trump Tower Letter Lies [VIDEO]

Under repeated direct questioning from CNN’s Dana Bash, GOP House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy dodged, weaved, and diverted but ultimately refused to comment on the revelation that Trump dictated Junior’s lying letter about the Trump Tower meeting with Russians. McCarthy’s flailing came after Bash rolled clips of multiple Trump officials denying that Glorious Leader had dictated the letter. More from …

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Trump Whines: I Wouldn’t Have Hired Paul Manafort If Only The DOJ Had Told Me About The Investigation

It feels like Glorious Leader is really panicking: President Trump on Sunday blasted the FBI and Department of Justice for not telling him that agents were “secretly investigating” his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, during the 2016 election. He added that Manafort “came into the campaign very late and was with us for a short period of time,” but said …

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Giuliani: Trump Can “Probably” Pardon Himself [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Rudy Giuliani said early Sunday that President Trump “probably” has the power to pardon himself, but has no plans to do so. “He’s not, but he probably does,” Giuliani, who recently joined Trump’s legal team, said on ABC’s “This Week.” “He has no intention of pardoning himself,” Giuliani said. “That’s another really interesting constitutional question: Can the …

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After Many Denials White House Admits Trump Dictated Junior’s Lying Letter About Meeting With Russians

CNN reports: In a confidential letter to special counsel Robert Mueller in January, President Donald Trump’s legal team acknowledged for the first time that Trump “dictated” the first misleading statement put out about his son’s controversial 2016 meeting with Russians at Trump Tower. “You have received all of the notes, communications and testimony indicating that the President dictated a short …

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Trump Lawyers: A President Cannot Obstruct Justice

The New York Times reports: President Trump’s lawyers have for months quietly waged a campaign to keep the special counsel from trying to force him to answer questions in the investigation into whether he obstructed justice, asserting that he cannot be compelled to testify and arguing in a confidential letter that he could not possibly have committed obstruction because he …

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COUNCEL: Trump Accuses Mueller And/Or The DOJ Of Leaking His Lawyers’ Letters To The “Fake News Media”

The Hill reports: President Trump on Saturday continued his attacks on the special counsel investigation into possible Russian links to his campaign, questioning in a tweet whether officials from Robert Mueller’s office or the Justice Department had released letters from Trump’s attorneys to the media. It was unclear what exactly prompted Trump’s accusation, though Trump’s attorneys have reportedly been in …

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Trump Quotes State TV Guest To Attack Brennan

Trump and Bongino are reacting to a blistering Washington Post op-ed written yesterday by Brennan. An excerpt: The impact of the Trump presidency will be felt for many years to come. Most worrisome is that his use of falsehoods, his mean-spirited and malicious behavior, and his self-absorption will be emulated by many young Americans — indeed, young people globally — …

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Roger Stone: Trump’s Pardon Of Dinesh D’Souza Is A Message To His Allies That He Can Pardon Them Too

The Washington Post reports: President Trump granted a full pardon Thursday to conservative commentator Dinesh D’Souza and said he was strongly considering clemency for other celebrity felons, signaling his willingness to exercise his unilateral power to reward friends and allies while undercutting the work of his nemeses in law enforcement. With Thursday’s announcements, Trump also delivered an indirect but unmistakable …

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First Year Cost Of Robert Mueller’s Probe: $8 Million

The New York Daily News reports: Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling has cost just under $8 million since the former FBI director was appointed last May, according to a new spending report released Thursday. The bill is a far cry from the $20 million President Trump claims that probe has cost and is only slightly higher than …

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