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Trump Stared At Walls, Wandered Out Of Room While Ryan Explained Health Care

In excerpts from former communications staffer Cliff Sims’ new White House exposé, President Donald Trump is at times irate, paranoid and petty. And as seen in one episode with former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI), he could be rudely disinterested. According to passages obtained by the Washington Post, Ryan at one point was standing in the Oval Office to explain the Republican healthcare plan to Trump. While Ryan was talking, Trump wandered around, staring out windows and at walls and ...
Tags: News, White House, House, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Ryan, Oval Office, Paul Ryan R WI, Kate Riga, Cliff Sims, Washington Post Ryan

Trump’s Lawyers Requested Mueller Statement On Buzzfeed News Report

President Donald Trump’s legal team appears to have asked Special Counsel Robert Mueller to address the bombshell Buzzfeed News Trump Tower report before Mueller’s team issued a rare statement Friday evening. Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani told CNN that the team reached out to Mueller’s office Friday morning after the report was published. He declined to elaborate on the specifics of the request. An anonymous source shared the same information with the Wall Street Journal, adding that the lawyers...
Tags: News, Cnn, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Kate Riga

Emin Agalarov Cancels US Tour After Talks Break Down With Mueller, Congress

Russian singer Emin Agalarov, the architect of the now-infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting, is cancelling his four-city U.S. tour after a failure to reach a deal over the parameters of his testimony with both Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Congress, according to a Tuesday CNN report. Agalarov is not a U.S. citizen and not subject to U.S. jurisdiction. His lawyer told CNN that he would not agree to accept a subpoena, and that he was only interested in voluntary testimony, explaining the figh...
Tags: News, Congress, Cnn, Trump Tower, Robert Mueller, Mueller Congress, Emin Agalarov, Scott Balber, Kate Riga

Scott Jennings’ PR Firm Played Big Role In Phillips-Sandmann Spin

PR firm RunSwitch, co-run by adviser to Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) Scott Jennings, has played a significant role in quelling the outrage over a video that at first appeared to show a MAGA hat-wearing teen disrespectfully crowding the space of and smirking at a Native American man. The firm said in a statement that it “has been retained by the Sandmann family to offer professional counsel with what has become a national media story. We are working with the family to ensure an a...
Tags: News, Cnn, Omaha, Jennings, Louisville Courier Journal, Maga, Nathan Phillips, Scott Jennings, Kate Riga, Nick Sandmann, Sandmann, Phillips Sandmann Spin, Mitch McConnell R KY Scott Jennings

Fox News Accidentally Shows Graphic Falsely Stating That Ginsburg Is Dead

“Fox and Friends” accidentally aired a graphic Monday stating falsely that Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead. “Fox and Friends” accidentally airs graphic stating that RBG is dead. — TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) January 22, 2019   The hosts apologized later in the show, blaming the mistake on a “technical error in the control room.” Ginsburg recently cancelled two speaking events while she recovers from surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her l...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Fox, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ginsburg, Kate Riga

Blumenthal On Giuliani Comments: ‘Smacks Of’ Dealings With ‘Putin’s Henchmen’

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Tuesday morning that Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s comments on conversations about Trump Tower Moscow could point to criminal activity, if President Donald Trump lied about them under oath. “Certainly, it smacks of elicit negotiations and dealings with an adversary, with Putin’s henchmen,” he told CNN’s John Berman. “It may well be [illegal] if he also lied under oath or other contexts. The fact is Putin had somet...
Tags: News, Putin, Cnn, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Richard Blumenthal, Senate Judiciary Committee, Trump Tower, John Berman, Blumenthal, Trump Jr, Pres Trump, Trump Tower Moscow, Kate Riga

Don Jr.: Media Trying To ‘Subvert The Democracy’ With Trump-Cohen Report

Donald Trump Jr. went full-throttle against the media Monday night, accusing outlets like Buzzfeed News, which broke the alleged Trump-Cohen Moscow Tower story, of trying to “subvert the democracy.” “They have shot themselves in the foot time and time again, because they so desperately want this to be the truth, as opposed to saying, ‘You know what? Trump’s done a darn good job as President,’” he said to Fox News’ Laura Ingraham. “The media right now is really trying to subvert this democracy...
Tags: News, Trump, BuzzFeed News, Donald Trump Jr, Don Jr, Fox News Laura Ingraham, Trump Tower Moscow, Kate Riga, Trump Cohen Moscow Tower

Judge To Weigh GOP Victory Claim In North Carolina 9th District Race

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina judge was scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday into declaring the Republican in the country’s last undecided congressional race the winner despite an investigation into whether his lead was boosted by illegal vote-collection tactics. A trial judge in the state capital was expected to hear lawyers for candidate Mark Harris argue that the now-disbanded elections board was supposed to have declared him the winner in November, delayed acting to sort out ballot...
Tags: News, Congress, Iraq, Gop, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Charlotte, State, Raleigh, HARRIS, N C AP, U S House, WBTV, McCready, Bladen County, Mark Harris

Giuliani: ‘I Am Afraid It Will Be On My Gravestone—Rudy Giuliani: He Lied For Trump’

It has been a rollercoaster couple of days for Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani. He broke major news on Sunday when he said, for the first time, that President Donald Trump and Michael Cohen were in talks to develop Trump Tower Moscow all the way through Election Day 2016. He tried to walk the comments back on Monday, claiming that he was speaking in hypotheticals. On Monday, in a conversation with the New Yorker, Giuliani changed his tune yet again, and reflected candidly about what being this Pre...
Tags: News, Moscow, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Michael Cohen, Mueller, Tower, Trump Tower Moscow, Kate Riga

‘Trump Slump’: Gun Sales Down In Shifting Political Climate

When gunmakers and dealers gather this week in Las Vegas for the industry’s largest annual conference, they will be grappling with slumping sales and a shift in politics that many didn’t envision two years ago when gun-friendly Donald Trump and a GOP-controlled Congress took office. Some of the top priorities for the industry — expanding the reach of concealed carry permits and easing restrictions on so-called “silencers” — remain in limbo, and prospects for expanding gun rights are nil for t...
Tags: New York, News, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, Gop, House, Las Vegas, Donald Trump, Trump, Nra, National Shooting Sports Foundation, National Rifle Association, State University of New York

Trump And Allies Gleefully Seize Upon Mueller’s Denial Of BuzzFeed Reporting

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, a man whose reputation and investigation President Donald Trump has been trashing for months, suddenly gained newfound credibility in the President’s eyes when he issued a vague denial of the Buzzfeed News bombshell report on Trump telling Michael Cohen to lie to Congress. Trump and his allies seized on the statement as “proof” that the report was made up to smear the President and his administration. Remember it was Buzzfeed that released the totally discredi...
Tags: News, Buzzfeed, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Mainstream Media, Trump, BuzzFeed News, Michael Cohen, Donald J Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Congress Trump, Ronna McDaniel, Crooked Hillary Clinton, Kate Riga

Trump Makes Second Ever Visit To Dover, Pays Tribute To Americans Killed In Syria

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump was paying tribute Saturday to the four Americans killed in a suicide bomb attack in Syria this week as he set off to Dover Air Force Base for the return of their remains. The trip was not listed on the president’s public schedule that was released Friday night, but he tweeted the news before his Saturday morning departure from the White House. “Will be leaving for Dover to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives...
Tags: Isis, News, Navy, Washington, White House, Islamic State, Defense, Turkey, Syria, Ap, Afghanistan, Gop, Pentagon, St Louis, Yemen, Donald Trump

Trump And North Korea’s Kim Will Have A Second Summit At The End Of February

The White House announced Friday afternoon that President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will have a second summit at the end of February, according to MSNBC. The location is still to be announced. The summit was announced soon after Trump met with Kim Yong Chol, a high-ranking official in the North Korean government. [Author: Kate Riga]
Tags: News, North Korea, White House, Kim, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Trump, Kim Jong, Kim Yong chol, Livewire, Kate Riga

Giuliani Denies Report, Attacks Cohen (Who Was Not The Source)

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani officially denied the Cohen-Trump bombshell report Friday afternoon and attacked the credibility of the President’s former lawyer, despite the fact that the BuzzFeed News report cites two federal investigators—and not Cohen—as the sources. “Any suggestion from any source that the President counseled Michael Cohen to lie is categorically false,” Giuliani said in a statement, according to CNN. “Michael Cohen is a convicted criminal and a liar. To quote the prosecutors...
Tags: News, Cnn, Giuliani, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Trump Cohen, Kate Riga, Cohen Trump

All Congressional Delegations Traveling On Gov’t Aircraft Now Need WH Permission

The White House issued a directive Friday proclaiming that all congressional delegations must get approval from acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney before traveling on government aircraft or using travel funds during the shutdown. The letter was addressed to all executive branch agencies. When President Donald Trump’s aides were cooking up the plan to ground House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) flight as retribution for her State of the Union letter, they reportedly acknowledged th...
Tags: News, White House, House, Nancy Pelosi, Msnbc, Donald Trump, Mick Mulvaney, Kate Riga

Pelosi Quips On Trump: ‘I Don’t Think The President Would Be So Petty, Do You?’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) fielded a reporter’s question Friday on if President Donald Trump grounded her flight as revenge for her State of the Union letter. “I don’t think the President would be so petty, do you?” she asked mischievously. Watch here: Pelosi mischievously addresses question of if Trump grounded her flight as revenge — TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) January 18, 2019 In the scrum, Pelosi also accused the White House of leaking her and other me...
Tags: News, White House, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi, Kate Riga, Pelosi Quips On Trump

Gingrich Rallies To Trump’s Side, Calls BuzzFeed A ‘Grocery Store Tabloid’

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a stalwart ally of President Donald Trump, parroted the party line after the Cohen-Trump bombshell and trashed the outlet that broke the story, BuzzFeed News. “BuzzFeed is the equivalent of those tabloids you buy at the grocery store on the way out that introduce you to martians,” Gingrich told the “Fox and Friends” crew Friday, “and tell you the story of three stars who had anguished lives you never knew about.” “To take BuzzFeed seriously is a sign of how...
Tags: News, Fox, Donald Trump, Newt Gingrich, Cohen, BuzzFeed News, Gingrich, Former House, Kate Riga, Cohen Trump, Gingrich Rallies To Trump

Sounds Like Barr Thinks Trump Telling Cohen To Lie Is Obstruction Of Justice

Attorney general nominee William Barr made comments at his confirmation hearing this week about hypotheticals that sound an awful lot like what President Donald Trump did when he reportedly told Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about his Moscow Trump Tower dealings. Based on his testimony Tuesday, Barr considers Trump’s actions obstruction of justice. Barr answered similar and telling questions from Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). Klobuchar asked Barr if the President te...
Tags: News, Congress, Moscow, Graham, Donald Trump, Trump, Cohen, BuzzFeed News, Michael Cohen, Klobuchar, Barr, Robert Mueller, Sens Amy Klobuchar, William Barr, Moscow Trump Tower, Kate Riga

McConnell Encourages Pompeo To Run For Senate Despite Trump’s Objection

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has been urging Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to run for the Kansas Senate seat that will be left vacant by retiring Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS) despite President Donald Trump’s strong objection. According to a Thursday Washington Post report, Trump considers Pompeo his best and most loyal Cabinet member and wants to keep him where he is. As for Pompeo, he is reportedly of two minds. On the one hand, it would be an unorthodox move for someone in a pr...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Senate, Donald Trump, Cabinet, Trump, State, Kansas Senate, Mitch McConnell R Ky, McConnell, Pompeo, Robert Mueller, Sen Pat Roberts, Mike Pompeo, Kate Riga, Senate Despite Trump

Color Rudy Giuliani Unimpressed On The New Bombshell Cohen Report

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani was reportedly very unimpressed by Buzzfeed News’ bombshell report that President Donald Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about his efforts to construct a Trump Tower in Moscow. From a Washington Post reporter: Just in, Rudy Giuliani’s response to Buzzfeed story: “If you believe Cohen I can get you a great deal on the Brooklyn Bridge.” — Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) January 18, 2019 Per BuzzFeed News, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump were also i...
Tags: News, Buzzfeed, Congress, Washington Post, Moscow, Donald Trump, Brooklyn Bridge, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Cohen, BuzzFeed News, Michael Cohen, Trump Tower, Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Philip Rucker

GOP Rep Who Shouted ‘Go Back To Puerto Rico!’ Apologizes To Cardenas

Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO) called Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-CA) to apologize for yelling “go back to Puerto Rico!” while the California-born Democrat prepared to speak on the House floor Thursday. “While waiting to speak on the floor of the People’s House, a member of Congress shouted, ‘go back to Puerto Rico!’ I was shocked, because I often heard those kinds of comments when I was a kid growing up in Pacoima, California, where I was born and raised,” Cardenas told TPM through a spokesperson. “A few...
Tags: News, Congress, California, Gop, House, Puerto Rico, People s House, Steny Hoyer, Jason Smith, Cardenas, Pacoima California, Tony Cárdenas, Jason Smith R Mo, Kate Riga

Trump ‘Bristled’ While Watching Barr Talk About His Friendship With Mueller

President Donald Trump, ever hot and cold on his own staff, may be cooling on deputy attorney general nominee William Barr before Barr is even through the confirmation process. According to CNN’s Kaitlan Collins, Trump was surprised and dismayed when Barr testified to his close relationship with and high regard of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. “The President did not like that,” Collins told CNN host Wolf Blitzer Thursday. “He was complaining to aides saying he didn’t know how close they wer...
Tags: News, Washington, Cnn, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Collins, Trump, Wolf Blitzer, Mueller, Barr, Robert Mueller, William Barr, Kaitlan Collins, Kate Riga, Kaitlan Collins Trump

Aides Including Mulvaney Goaded Trump To Ground Pelosi’s Flight In Retaliation

Some of President Donald Trump’s staffers—including acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney—had a thirst for revenge after reading House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) State of the Union letter. According to a Thursday New York Time report, Mulvaney and the other disgruntled aides goaded Trump to knock her down a peg especially after her proclamation about the legislature being a coequal branch of the government. The team thought that grounding her was the easiest way to get revenge, and were repo...
Tags: News, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Trump, Pelosi, New York Time, Mick Mulvaney, Mulvaney, Kate Riga, Mulvaney Goaded Trump

‘Foul,’ ‘Glum,’ ‘Like I’m Gonna Strangle You’: The Mood On Capitol Hill Is Grim

Lawmakers are at the end of the their rope with the prolonged government shutdown, sinking into a miasma of despair as reopening the government seems like an increasingly remote possibility. According to a Thursday Politico report, one senator took to gallows humor. When a reporter asked how he was feeling, he retorted: “I feel like I’m gonna strangle you.” Democrats are at a loss: they won’t fold on the wall money, and President Donald Trump seems totally dismissive of any other potential fa...
Tags: News, Politico, Alaska, Donald Trump, Trump, John Cornyn, Gerry Connolly D Va, Lisa Murkowski R AK, Kate Riga

Freshmen House Dems Take Wildly Different Tacks In Shutdown Approach

WASHINGTON (AP) — One group went to the White House with Republicans to talk about border security and reopening shuttered parts of the government. Another, led by social media stars, marched around Capitol Hill in a widely-posted but futile search for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell — hashtag #WheresMitch. The Democrats’ two paths within a 12-hour stretch this week demonstrated the dramatic differences emerging among members of the historic freshman class of House Democrats that — tog...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, White House, Indiana, Ap, Pennsylvania, House, New Jersey, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi

#WheresMitch: McConnell Disappears Into The Background Of Shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s guiding principles is: “There’s no education in the second kick of a mule.” Now, deep into a government shutdown he cautioned President Donald Trump against, McConnell is not about to let himself be kicked again. The Republican leader has been conspicuously deferential to Trump since the shutdown began. He’s waiting on the president and Democrats to make a deal to end it. The result is an unusually inactive profile for the GOP ...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, Mexico, Kentucky, Senate, White House, Joe Biden, Ap, Gop, Tom Watson, Mitch McConnell, Kansas, Watson, Tsa, Nancy Pelosi

McCarthy: It’s ‘Appropriate’ For Trump To Cancel Pelosi’s Trip

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) stood by President Donald Trump after he barred House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) from going on her overseas trip, widely seen as retaliation to her State of the Union letter. “Why would she want to go overseas while the government is shut down, with people missing their paychecks?” McCarthy said to reporters. “I think it’s appropriate, that we could get back together, it would not take long and we could solve this problem.” Watch here: McCarthy think...
Tags: News, House, Nancy Pelosi, Donald Trump, Mccarthy, Trump, Pelosi, Kevin McCarthy, Kate Riga

Hoyer Calls Out GOP After Member Told Rep. Cardenas To ‘Go Back To Puerto Rico’

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) took a few minutes in his concluding floor remarks Thursday to scold a Republican representative who shouted “go back to Puerto Rico!” during Rep. Tony Cardenas’s (D-CA) speech on the shutdown. “I would hope that we could refrain from any implications which have any undertones of prejudice or racism or any kind of -ism that would diminish the character and integrity of one of our fellow members,” Hoyer said. For the record, Cardenas is from Los Angeles...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, House, Republican, Puerto Rico, Hoyer, Steny Hoyer, Cardenas, Tony Cárdenas, Kate Riga, Hoyer Calls Out GOP

‘People Need To Believe In Something’: Prankster Behind Fake WaPos Aimed To Inspire

The nearly 10,000 fake Washington Post papers (of 25,000 printed) that bounced around the nation’s capital Wednesday and hailed President Donald Trump’s ouster from office may have come across as a snarky joke, a way to get under the media-loving President’s skin. But according to a co-founder of the prankster activist group behind the stunt, the papers were printed to inspire. The Yes Men’s Andy Bichlbaum (pseudonym used by Jacques Servin) told TPM that “people need to believe in something.”...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Senate, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic, Kate Riga, Andy Bichlbaum, Jacques Servin, Bichlbaum

Feinstein Says She’ll Only Vote For Barr If He Agrees To Release Mueller Report

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said Wednesday that she will not vote for attorney general nominee William Barr unless he promises to release Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s original report to the public. “My decision is all around the report coming out,” she said according to the Washington Post. “It can’t be stopped, interfered with, defunded — it’s got to finish, and there has to be a commitment by this attorney general that that report ...
Tags: News, Washington Post, Senate Judiciary Committee, Feinstein, Sen Dianne Feinstein, Robert Mueller, Livewire, William Barr, Kate Riga, Senate Barr

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