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Posts Tagged ‘ Donald Trump ’

Trump Taps Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster As New National Security Adviser

21/02/2017

President Trump on Monday announced that he had picked Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a respected military strategist, as his new national security adviser. McMaster replaces Michael Flynn, who was ousted last week for withholding information on his communication with Russia’s ambassador from Vice President Mike Pence. In an appearance at his Mar-a-Lago club...
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John Oliver: Sweden and Undercovered Stories [VIDEO]

20/02/2017

In his latest episode of The Last Week Tonight, John Oliver addressed the president’s notorious press conference and his false claims about Sweden’s terrorist attack. “There is no hard proof yet of direct links between Trump himself and Russia, but he does have a weird, noticeably soft spot to both the country and its...
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Fox News: Trump Crossed Line Calling Media “The Enemy Of The American People”

20/02/2017

Even his friends at Fox News know President Donald Trump crossed the line with comments referring the media as “the enemy of the American people.” Chris Wallace said on Sunday that many presidents had contentious relationships with the media, but they still recognized that an independent press was essential to America’s democracy. Wallace noted...
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Defense Secretary James Mattis: U.S. Won’t Seize Iraq’s Oil

20/02/2017

Defense Secretary James Mattis on Monday said that the U.S. would not try to seize Iraq’s oil, an idea President Trump floated last month that has upset Iraqi leaders. Some local lawmakers have been pressuring Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to cut back on the country’s cooperation with the U.S. due to Trump’s oil threat...
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Judge Orders Trump’s EPA Nominee Scott Pruitt To Release 3,000 Emails

17/02/2017

A judged ordered Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency pick to release thousands of emails between his office and fossil fuel companies. Judge Aletia Haynes Timmons from Oklahoma County District said to Pruitt’s office that it would have to hand over the emails to the Center for Media and Democracy, or...
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Mika: Trump Has No Humility, Curiosity Or Humor [VIDEO]

17/02/2017

Morning Joe folks ripped President Trump’s solo press conference, with Joe declaring it as “one of the most chaotic, rambling press conferences anybody has ever seen.” “That would have been a really funny hour or so of television if he weren’t president of the United States,” Scarborough said. “Everybody I talked to on (Capitol)...
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AP: Trump To Mobilize 100,000 National Guard Troops On Immigrants

17/02/2017

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press. The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as...
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FOX News: Trump Briefed Fully On Flynn Russian Calls [VIDEO]

17/02/2017

Fox News’s John Roberts reported that his sources told him that Trump was fully briefed about the conversations Flynn had with Russian Ambassador Kislyak. The people who briefed the President would know the content. Also, Flynn remembered the conversations clearly when questioned by the White House Counsel’s Office during their investigation. .@johnrobertsFox: @POTUS was...
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Christie: Trump Made Me Eat Meatloaf

17/02/2017

Chris Christie said on Thursday that during his meal at the White House this week with President Trump, he was made to order the meatloaf on the menu. According to Christie’s account on a New York sports talk radio show, Trump allegedly pointed out the menu and said to the other guests that they...
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Robert Harward Turns Down Trump’s Offer To Replace Flynn

17/02/2017

Robert Harward confirmed Thursday night he did not accept President Trump’s offer to become the next national security adviser. Harward, a retired vice admiral who once served as deputy commander of U.S. Central Command and is now a senior executive at Lockheed Martin, told The Associated Press it was “purely a personal issue. I’m...
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Intelligence Agencies To ‘Go Nuclear’ On Trump ‘Watch Him Die In Prison’

16/02/2017

U.S. national security officials are reportedly ready to “go nuclear” after President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the intelligence community. In a series of tweets on Tuesday and Wednesday, Trump insisted that the “real scandal” was not that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn lied about his contact with Russia. Instead, the president blasted...
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Flynn Lied To FBI About Discussing Russia Sanctions

16/02/2017

Ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn denied to FBI agents in an interview last month that he had discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States before President Trump took office, contradicting the contents of intercepted communications collected by intelligence agencies, current and former U.S. officials said. The Jan. 24...
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Trump Picks Alexander Acosta for Labor Secretary

16/02/2017

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced attorney Alexander Acosta as his next labor secretary pick, just one day after fast-food executive Andrew Puzder withdrew his bid over controversies seen as likely to upend his confirmation. Acosta, who is Latino, is an attorney who has served in the Justice Department’s civil rights division, and is...
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Trump: Flynn Was ‘Just Doing His Job’

16/02/2017

President Donald Trump on Thursday said former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was “just doing his job” when he reportedly spoke numerous times with Russia’s ambassador about the sanctions levied on the country by the Obama administration, and then misled Vice President Mike Pence about those conversations. The president gave contradictory messages about Flynn,...
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Businesses Close for ‘Day Without Immigrants’

16/02/2017

Restaurants, stores, and other businesses across the U.S. will close Thursday in a show of support as immigrants boycott their jobs for A Day Without Immigrants. The strike will take place in cities including Philadelphia, Austin, and Washington, D.C., and is aimed at protesting the detention of undocumented immigrants throughout the nation. The demonstration...
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GOP Requests Investigation on Flynn Leaks

16/02/2017

House Republicans Chaffetz, Goodlatte requested an investigation late Wednesday into leaks of information that contributed to the ouster of former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn. Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Jason Chaffetz and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Bob Goodlatte requested that the Department of Justice investigate the leaks over fears that...
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Report: Spies Keeping Info From Trump

16/02/2017

U.S. intelligence officials have withheld some sensitive intelligence from President Trump because of concerns about the information being leaked or compromised, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. This purported move underscores distrust between the intelligence community and the new administration as a result of reports that Trump’s campaign team had contacts...
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Trump Labor Secretary Pick Andrew Puzder Withdraws

16/02/2017

Andrew Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants and President Trump’s nominee to lead the Labor Department, withdrew his name from consideration Wednesday. “I am honored to have been considered by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor and put America’s workers and businesses back on a path to sustainable prosperity,” Puzder said...
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NYT: Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contact With Russia

15/02/2017

The NYT just reported that phone records and intercepted calls show that members of Donald J. Trumps 2016 presidential campaign and other Trump associates had repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials in the year before the election, according to four current and former American officials. American law enforcement and intelligence agencies intercepted the...
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Trump: Reports Of Contact With Russia Are ‘Non-Sense’

15/02/2017

President Donald Trump called reports that his 2016 campaign team was in “constant” contact with senior Russian intelligence officials “non-sense,” alleging that the news “is merely an attempt to cover up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton’s losing campaign.” U.S. officials told The New York Times and CNN that they had intercepted phone...
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Labor Nominee Andrew Puzder ‘Vowed Revenge’ on Ex-Wife

15/02/2017

The ex-wife of Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, told The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1990 that he had “vowed revenge” against her when she said she would publicize her allegations of spousal abuse. Tape of the episode, featuring Lisa Fierstein, was obtained by Politico. Puzder’s hearing for labor secretary is Thursday....
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Mika Brzezinski: Conway Will No Longer Be Booked On ‘Morning Joe’

15/02/2017

MSNBC’s Morning Joe Mika Brzezinski says she will no longer allow senior White House adviser Kellyanne Conway on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “I know for a fact she tries to book herself on this show; I won’t do it,” Brzezinski said of Conway on Wednesday morning. “I don’t believe in fake news or information that...
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Keith Olbermann: Michael Flynn Must Now Be Arrested [VIDEO]

14/02/2017

Watch Keith Olbermann demanding Gen. Michael Flynn be arrested for the laws he’s broken. Flynn negotiating foreign policy while not holding any position in government is a breach of the Logan Act. “I call for the immediate investigation for whether his relationship with the Russian government is limited to activities covered by the Logan...
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New Hampshire Fires Back at Trump’s False Voting-Fraud Claims

14/02/2017

Bipartisan New Hampshire officials fired back this week after White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller doubled down on false claims of voter fraud. On Sunday, Miller told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week: “Having worked before on a campaign in New Hampshire, I can tell you that this issue of busing voters into...
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Seth Meyers: Even In A Crisis, Trump Knows Where The Camera Is

14/02/2017

Watch Seth Meyers tearing down Donald Trump’s summit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, his handling of national security at Mar-a-Lago and the ongoing conspiracy theory that millions of people voted illegally in the 2016 election.
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Matt Lauer Rips Kellyanne Conway on Flynn Defense: ‘Makes No Sense!’

14/02/2017

The Today show’s Matt Lauer on Tuesday morning confronted top Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway over the White House’s remarkable inconsistencies in defending the handling of a scandal involving Michael Flynn. The national security adviser resigned late Monday over his pre-inauguration calls with a Russian ambassador that included discussion of lifting U.S. sanctions; and over...
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Michael Flynn Resigns As Trump’s National Security Adviser

14/02/2017

Michael Flynn resigned late Monday as President Trump’s national security adviser, after just over three weeks on the job. Flynn quit hours after The Washington Post reported that the Justice Department had warned the White House that Flynn had discussed sanctions with Russia’s ambassador before Trump’s inauguration, and could be subject to blackmail. Flynn,...
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Senate Expected To Confirm Steven Mnuchin As Treasury Secretary

13/02/2017

On Monday, the Senate is expected to confirm two of President Trump’s Cabinet nominees, Steven Mnuchin as treasury secretary and David Shulkin to head the Department of Veteran Affairs. The vote on Mnuchin, a former top Goldman Sachs executive and Hollywood financier, will be much closer than Shulkin’s confirmation. Republicans argue that Mnuchin is...
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Israel PM Netanhayu & Trump To Meet On Wednesday [VIDEO]

13/02/2017

PM Benjamin Netanhayu it’s on his way to Washington, where he plans to present Trump with Israel’s position on issues of vital interest, including Iran, Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “I am going to Washington to have a very important meeting with President Trump and I will also be meeting with Vice President ...
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Trump To Host Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau At WH

13/02/2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Washington on Monday morning for a visit with U.S. President Donald Trump, whom he hopes to persuade to work with Canada on job-creation and continental security measures. While Mr. Trudeau has been taking a realpolitik approach to the much-awaited meeting, what he’ll get in return from Mr. Trump...
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