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Elections

Mueller Indicts 13 Russian Over Election Interference

16/02/2018

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for interfering in the 2016 U.S. election. The lead defendant is the “Internet Research Agency,” known as Russia’s “troll farm.” They are charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and aggravated...
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Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal Claims She Had An Affair with Trump

16/02/2018

Ronan Farrow claims that Trump began a sexual relationship with former Playboy Playmate of the Year Karen McDougal in 2006, less than two years after he married Melania Trump and a few months after the birth of their son, Barron. While McDougal was restricted from speaking to The New Yorker about her story, having...
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Report: Bannon Interviewed By Mueller For Multiple Days

15/02/2018

Steve Bannon was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller over multiple days this week, two sources told NBC News on Thursday. The former chief strategist to President Trump sat down with Mueller for a total of roughly 20 hours as part of the special counsel’s probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. This...
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100 WH Staffers Lacked Full Security Clearances A Year After The Election

15/02/2018

As of November, more than 100 staffers in the Executive Office of the President were still operating on interim security clearances, including high-profile senior advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner and former White House Staff Secretary Rob Porter, documents obtained by CNN show. People with full permanent clearances are supposed to be careful about...
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Trump’s Lawyer Says He Paid Stormy Daniels Out of His Own Pocket

13/02/2018

Michael D. Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, said on Tuesday that he paid $130,000 out of his own pocket to a pornographic-film actress who had once claimed to have had an affair with Mr. Trump. In the most detailed explanation of the 2016 payment made to the actress, Stephanie Clifford, Mr. Cohen, who...
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Trump: ‘I’d Love To See A Shutdown’

07/02/2018

President Trump urged Republican lawmakers to shut down the government later this week if they can’t tighten immigration laws in an upcoming budget deal. “If we don’t change the legislation, if we don’t get rid of these loopholes where killers are allowed to come into our country and continue to kill … let’s have...
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Trump’s Attorneys Want Him To Refuse An Interview With Mueller

06/02/2018

Attorneys for President Trump have advised him against sitting down for an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, four people briefed on the matter told The New York Times. Trump has publicly declared that he is open to speaking with Mueller, who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump...
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Trump Accuses ‘Little Adam Schiff’ Of Criminal Leaks

05/02/2018

On a Monday morning spent watching Fox & Friends, Trump went after the Democrat and ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, deriding him as “Little Adam Schiff.” If the memo was really about oversight, committee members would want to read the underlying documents and bring in the FBI. Republicans voted against both. The...
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Quincy Jones: ‘I Used to Date Ivanka’ Trump

04/02/2018

In a interview with Vulture, music producer Quincy Jones claimed that he “used to date” Ivanka Trump, who he called “a fine motherfucker” who “had the most beautiful legs I ever saw in my life.” Then added: “Wrong father, though.” The 84-year-old, who also said President Trump was a “crazy motherfucker” who is “limited...
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Trump Says He’s Willing To Testify Under Oath To Mueller

25/01/2018

President Trump said on Wednesday he is “looking forward” to speaking under oath with Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Speaking to reporters as he prepared to leave for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump also said the interview could come...
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Trump In Switzerland Attends World Economic Forum

25/01/2018

President Trump arrived in Switzerland on Thursday for two days at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Trump is expected to meet with world leaders, host a dinner for European business leaders, mingle with the elites at a reception, and give a keynote speech Friday. Trump is only the second sitting U.S. president to...
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Was Interviewed By Robert Mueller Last Week

23/01/2018

Attorney General Jeff Sessions was “questioned for several hours last week” by special counsel Robert Mueller, a Justice Department spokeswoman confirmed Tuesday morning. This marks the first time Mueller has interviewed someone from Trump’s Cabinet. Sessions recused himself from the Justice Department’s investigations into the Trump team’s possible collusion with Russia during 2016 presidential...
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Schumer Retracts Offer On Funding Trump’s Border Wall

23/01/2018

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) told the White House this week that he has retracted his offer to provide funds for the border wall well above the $1.6 billion that President Trump originally requested, Politico reported Tuesday. Sources say that “Trump will simply not get a better deal than that on his signature...
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Pence Speaks At Israel’s Knesset After Public Scolding In Jordan

22/01/2018

Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Israel late Sunday after tense meetings with the leaders of Jordan and Egypt, who publicly scolded him for President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Jordan’s King Abdullah II gave Pence a “candid and frank” talk about the U.S. decision, warning it would likely...
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Senate To Vote Monday Afternoon On Reopening Government

22/01/2018

With no deal made Sunday night, the Senate adjourned and will vote at noon Monday on a bill to reopen the government for at least three weeks. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wanted to hold a vote at 10 p.m. Sunday, but Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) objected, saying there still wasn’t...
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FBI Investigating If Russian Money Went to the NRA to Help Trump

19/01/2018

The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump win the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter have told McClatchy. FBI counterintelligence investigators have focused on the activities of Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of Russia’s...
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Trump Administration Bars Haiti From Guest-Worker Visa Program

18/01/2018

The Department of Homeland Security has removed Haiti from a list of countries eligible for a program granting U.S. visas to low-skilled workers, Reuters reports. The Trump administration announced the news less than a week after President Trump questioned why the U.S. would want immigrants from Haiti in a meeting where he reportedly called...
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Tillerson: U.S. Will Have An Open-Ended Military Presence In Syria

18/01/2018

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that 2,000 U.S. troops will remain in Syria, as there are “strategic threats” to the United States beyond the Islamic State. “Iran has dramatically strengthened its presence in Syria through its position in Syria, Iran is in a stronger position to extend its track record of...
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Trump Responds To John Kelly: The Wall Is The Wall

18/01/2018

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told House Democrats and Fox News on Wednesday that President Trump wants a deal to protect DREAMers but also $20 billion to build 700 miles of “physical barrier” along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump has “evolved” in his “uniformed” immigration and border wall ideas since the campaign, Kelly...
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Fox News Chose Not To Publish Story About Trump, Porn Star Before Election

17/01/2018

One month before the 2016 presidential election, Fox News had a story ready to go about an alleged affair between adult film actress Stormy Daniels and President Trump, but never published it, four people familiar with the matter told CNN. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that in October 2016, Trump’s personal attorney,...
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African-American Pastors Criticize Trump Ahead Of MLK Day

15/01/2018

In services ahead of Martin Luther King Day, ministers in black churches across the country on Sunday called out President Trump for reportedly making disparaging remarks about Africa and Haiti in discussions about immigration, expressing disappointment in the direction of the country since Trump took office. The Rev. Raphael G. Warnock told a mostly...
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Cybersecurity Firm: Russia-linked Hackers Targeting US Senate

13/01/2018

The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm said Friday. The revelation suggests the group often nicknamed Fancy Bear, whose hacking campaign scrambled the 2016 U.S. electoral contest, is still busy trying...
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Trump Doesn’t Want Immigrants From ‘Shithole Countries’

11/01/2018

President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to two people briefed on the meeting. Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here? Trump said,...
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Trump’s FISA Tweets: ‘We Weren’t Confused,’ You Were

11/01/2018

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders faced a lot of questions today over President Donald Trump‘s tweeting and his shifting opinions about the the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). As the House of Representatives voted today on whether to reauthorize the surveillance program, Trump offered criticism for FISA before expressing support for it two hours...
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Report: Trump Is Seeking To Avoid Direct Mueller Interview

09/01/2018

President Trump’s legal team has been discussing how he could avoid an interview with the FBI or special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators as part of the probe into Russian meddling in during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a new report from NBC News. Such internal discussions reportedly began just after Paul Manafort, the...
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Fire Breaks Out At Trump Tower In Manhattan

08/01/2018

A fire broke out near the roof of Trump Tower in New York City on Monday morning, the New York Fire Department said. Several dozen postings on social media showed smoke emanating from the building. The blaze reportedly started just before 7 a.m. in an electrical box, and two injuries were reported. Trump tower...
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Stephen Bannon Apologizes To Trump

08/01/2018

Former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon on Sunday apologized to President Trump after questioning his fitness for office in Michael Wolff’s controversial new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Wolff quoted Bannon describing as “treasonous” a 2016 meeting with Russians at Trump Tower attended by Donald Trump Jr. and the...
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Bannon Loses Support of the Mercers & Trump Names Him ‘Sloppy Steve’

05/01/2018

Trump came up with a new nickname for his former chief strategist. In the wake of Steve Bannon’s explosive and provocative comments in Michael Wolff’s new White House tell-all, Trump took to Twitter to label the Breitbart chief “Sloppy Steve.” Enthusiasm for Stephen K. Bannon’s plans for a fiery Republican revolution had already been...
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Fire and Fury Released Early Despite Trump’s Attempt To Block Release

05/01/2018

A portrait of the Trump presidency in a forthcoming book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” by Michael Wolff, roiled the White House on Wednesday and caused a public split between President Donald Trump and his former chief strategist and far-right campaign architect Steve Bannon. Here is the first interview with Michael...
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Internet Falls For Trump-‘Gorilla Channel’ Parody

05/01/2018

Amid startling disclosures about life in the Trump White House, Twitter users fall for a satirical fake excerpt from Michael Wolff’s book that claims the president is obsessed with gorillas. Lots of Twitter users took seriously the hoax excerpt, which included the claim that Trump spends 17 hours a day watching videos of gorillas...
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