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McConnell called Trump 'a fading brand' and said 'sucking up' to him 'is not a strategy that works': book

Then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell with President Donald Trump on July 20, 2020. Doug Mills-Pool/Getty Images Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called former President Donald Trump a "fading brand." "Sucking up to Donald Trump is not a strategy that works," he said, according to the new book "Peril." McConnell blamed Trump for lying to Americans about the election and provoking the Capitol riot. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Minority Leader Mitch M...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Kentucky, Senate, Trends, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Costa, Trump, Capitol, Woodward, McConnell, Sen Lindsey Graham


Bob Woodward: You could write a book on Lindsey Graham

Journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, authors of the new book "Peril," describe Sen. Lindsey Graham's (R-SC) interactions with then-President Donald Trump in the days after the 2020 election.
Tags: News, Stories, Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham, Sen Lindsey Graham, Robert Costa, Bob Woodward


Conservative lawyer penned 6-page memo on how Mike Pence could hand the 2020 election to Trump

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) preside over a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress has reconvened to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump, hours after a pro-Trump mob broke into the U.S. Capitol and disrupted proceedings. Erin Schaff - Pool/Getty Images John Eastman is a lawyer and senior fellow at The Claremont Institute, a co...
Tags: Politics, Law, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Washington Dc, Arizona, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis


Exclusive: Conservative lawyer penned 6-page memo on how Mike Pence could hand the 2020 election to Trump

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) preside over a joint session of Congress on January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress has reconvened to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump, hours after a pro-Trump mob broke into the U.S. Capitol and disrupted proceedings. Erin Schaff - Pool/Getty Images John Eastman is a lawyer and senior fellow at The Claremont Institute, a co...
Tags: Politics, Law, Obama, Congress, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Washington Dc, Arizona, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump


Horrifying Images Of Border Agents On Horses Grabbing Haitian Migrants Spark Investigation

A lot of things happened. Here are some of the things. ‘This Is Not Who We Are’? The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Office of Professional Responsibility has opened an investigation after several CBP officers were seen aggressively grabbing Haitian migrants and charging at them on horses at the border in Del Rio, Texas, the Department of Homeland Security announced . The DHS called the images “extremely troubling” and said that “the facts learned from the full investigation, which...
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Opinion: Pro-Trump lawyer's memo begins with a lie, then descends into madness

The two-page memo from John Eastman, disclosed in the new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, begins with a lie and then descends into madness.
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Pro-Trump lawyer's fantastical memo

The two-page memo from John Eastman, disclosed in the new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, begins with a lie and then descends into madness.
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According to the new Bob Woodward and Robert Costa book, a Trump lawyer wrote out a plan for then Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 election

A conservative lawyer working with then-President Donald Trump's legal team tried to convince then-Vice President Mike Pence that he could overturn the election results on January 6 when Congress counted the Electoral College votes by throwing out electors from seven states, according to the new book "Peril" from Washington Post journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa.
Tags: News, Congress, Washington Post, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Robert Costa, Bob Woodward, Electoral College


Donald Trump can't thwart Mike Pence's presidential bid as the former VP gears up for a 2024 run, report says

Then-President Donald Trump and his VP Mike Pence at the Republican National Convention on August 24, 2020. David T. Foster III-Pool/Getty Images Mike Pence is making plans for a 2024 presidential run, CNN Politics reported. He has sized up his team, acquired new office space, and recruited a top GOP fundraiser, the media outlet said. Recent headlines suggest that Pence's relationship with Donald Trump has soured in recent months. See more stories on Insider's business page. Forme...
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Lindsey Graham told Trump he was leaving office more 'powerful' than any US president to stoke his ego after the election, book says

President Donald Trump speaks to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) during an event about judicial confirmations in the East Room of the White House on November 6, 2019 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Lindsey Graham tried to stoke Trump's ego to calm him down after he lost the 2020 election. Trump was trying to overturn the results, and Graham didn't think it would work out for him. Graham told Trump he'd leave office more "powerful" than any president in history. See mor...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, Mitch McConnell, Graham, Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Woodward, Sen Lindsey Graham


Milley defends calls to Chinese general reported in Woodward book – live

General says calls were ‘perfectly within the duties’ of the chairmanFar-right groups tell supporters planned rally is a government ‘trap’Biden criticized over crowded migrant camp near Del Rio, TexasSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 6.54pm BST Jared Polis has become the first openly gay governor in the US to marry in office. Related: Jared Polis becomes first sitting governor to marry in same-sex wedding 6.34pm BST Gen Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint...
Tags: Republicans, Washington Post, US, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Beijing, Democrats, US politics, US immigration, Biden, Donald Trump, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Woodward, Robert Costa, Bob Woodward


Gen. Mark Milley was 'one of the happiest people' at Biden's inauguration because it meant Trump was out of office, book says

General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Gen. Mark Milley was one of "the happiest people" at Biden's inauguration, a new book says. He was buoyant not because "it was President Biden," but because "Trump was out of the presidency." "Peril" documented Milley's inner turmoil throughout Trump's presidency and how he responded to Trump's impulsivity. See more stories on Insider's business page. Gen. Mark Milley, the chairma...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, China, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Iran, Biden, Donald Trump, Costa, Trump, State, Capitol


Kevin McCarthy begged Trump to call Biden on the eve of his inauguration but Trump refused: book

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and U.S. President Donald Trump attend a signing ceremony for H.R. 266, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, in the Oval Office of the White House on April 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. The bill includes an additional $321 billion for the Paycheck Protection Programs forgivable loans to cover payroll and other costs for small businesses. Hospitals and other health care providers will receive $...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Washington, White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, House, The New York Times, Biden, Donald Trump, Mccarthy, Trump, House Gop, Hope Hicks


New Book Reveals Trump’s Apoplectic Reaction To McConnell Congratulating Biden

Trump "spewed expletives" at the then-Senate Majority Leader, according to Bob Woodward and Robert Costa's "Peril."
Tags: News, Senate, Trump, Robert Costa, Bob Woodward, McConnell Congratulating Biden


AG Bill Barr privately shot down Trump's fraud allegations after publicly pushing election conspiracies for months, book reveals

President Donald Trump stands with Attorney General William Barr during the 38th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in Washington. AP Photo/Evan Vucci Former AG Bill Barr privately shut down election fraud theories after pushing them for months. Barr expertly explained voting machines and central-count systems to Trump in the wake of the election. Barr, however, had floated a baseless conspiracy about foreign interference wi...
Tags: Politics, Washington, US, Trends, Cnn, New York Times, Anderson Cooper, Michigan, Biden, Donald Trump, Detroit, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Trump, AG, Detroit Michigan


Trump said he tapped Giuliani to lead his election lawsuits because 'none of the sane lawyers' could represent him, book says

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney to U.S. President Donald Trump, gestures as he speaks after media announced that Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden has won the 2020 U.S. presidential election, in, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., November 7, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz Trump told Lindsey Graham that Giuliani was his lawyer because no "sane lawyers" would represent him, a new book says. "None of the sane lawyers can represent me because they've b...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Congress, Washington Post, White House, New York City, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Graham, Michael Wolff, Rudy, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Costa


AG Bill Barr privately shot down Trump's fraud allegations after publicly pushing election conspiracy theories for months, book says

President Donald Trump with Attorney General Bill Barr on May 15, 2019. AP Photo/Evan Vucci A new book says Bill Barr privately shut down election-fraud claims after pushing them for months. Barr also was said to have expertly explained voting machines and central-count systems to Trump. Barr had previously floated a conspiracy theory about foreign interference with mail voting. See more stories on Insider's business page. Attorney General William Barr forcefully shut down President Do...
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Trump's lawyers had a 'law school 101 discussion' about explaining to him how the Supreme Court works, book says

Former President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File Trump's lawyers had to explain to him that being upset about the election wasn't enough cause to file a lawsuit, a new book says. "Why don't we just get up to the Supreme Court directly?" he asked, per the book. "Like, why can't we just go there right away?" That prompted a "tense, basic, law school 101 discussion" about how to explain the Supreme Court to Trump. See more stories on Insider's business page. As...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Washington Post, Senate, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Supreme Court Trump, Woodward, Robert Costa


McConnell joked that Trump's ex-secretary of state could deny calling Trump a 'moron' because he actually called him a 'fucking moron': book

McConnell and Trump. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images Mitch McConnell privately joked about allegations that Rex Tillerson called Trump a "moron," new book says. He said Tillerson could deny saying that because he actually called Trump a "fucking moron." McConnell also said last year that Trump would lose the election just by "being Donald Trump," per the book. See more stories on Insider's business page. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell privately joked that President Donald Trump...
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Barr told Trump that supporting a GOP-led Supreme Court case against Obamacare would be a 'fucking loser for you,' book says

Trump makes a statement with Attorney General William Barr in the Rose Garden of the White House on July 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images AG Barr tried to convince Trump not to join a Supreme Court lawsuit last year challenging Obamacare, a new book says. The suit was brought by 18 Republican attorneys general and was widely panned as far-fetched. Barr is quoted as calling the case "a fucking loser," adding, "It's hard not to laugh at our argument." See more stories o...
Tags: Health, Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Congress, California, Washington Post, Washington, Attorney General, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, House


Barr warned Trump that supporting a GOP-led Supreme Court case against Obamacare would be a 'fucking loser for you,' book says

Trump makes a statement with Attorney General William Barr in the Rose Garden of the White House on July 11, 2019 in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images AG Barr tried to convince Trump not to join a Supreme Court lawsuit last year challenging Obamacare, a new book says. The suit was brought by 18 Republican attorneys general and was widely panned as far-fetched. Barr is quoted as calling the case "a fucking loser," adding, "It's hard not to laugh at our argument." See more stories o...
Tags: Health, Politics, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Congress, California, Washington Post, Washington, Attorney General, White House, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, House


Trump fumed that it was the 'biggest fucking mistake' to hold a campaign rally after a TikTok prank resulted in thousands of empty seats: book

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during his first re-election campaign rally in several months in the midst of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S., June 20, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis Trump ranted last year that it was the "biggest fucking mistake" to hold a rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a new book says. He initially gloated that more than 1 million people had requested tickets and tens of thousands would show up. But fewer than 6,500 people...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Trends, Iowa, Oklahoma, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Trump, Donald, Tulsa Oklahoma, Tulsa, BOK Center, Oval Office, Woodward, Herman Cain


Trump said Jared Kushner was 'more loyal to Israel than the US,' employing the dual loyalty trope against his Jewish son-in-law: book

Donald Trump and Jared Kushner. Photo by Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images Trump in a White House meeting suggested Kushner was "more loyal to Israel," per a new book. Kushner spearheaded the Trump administration's efforts on the Middle East peace process. Trump has employed the anti-Semitic dual loyalty trope on a number of occasions. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump targeted his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, with off-color remarks suggesting...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, White House, Israel, US, Trends, United States, Middle East, Benjamin Netanyahu, Republican, Donald Trump, Jewish, Costa, Jared, Trump


‘These Are My People’: Trump Blasted Paul Ryan For Condemning White Supremacy, New Book Claims

Trump raged at Ryan and told him "these people love me," according to Bob Woodward and Robert Costa's new book "Peril."
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Analysis: Trump's mental health becomes an issue again

Here's a fact you may have missed amid all of the coverage of the allegations and revelations in the new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa: The top general in the country believed that President Donald Trump was in significant enough mental decline that he took countermeasures to ensure Trump didn't start a war with China on his way out the door.
Tags: News, China, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Robert Costa, Bob Woodward


Psaki rejects GOP calls for Gen. Mark Milley's dismissal, saying 'many of them were silent' as Trump 'fomented an insurrection'

White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaks at a press briefing at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik The White House defended Gen. Mark Milley as he's faces criticism from Republicans for reports of his actions during the Trump administration's last days. Biden has "has complete confidence in Chairman Milley." A new report details that Milley spoke with a Chinese official without Trump's knowledge, and potentially overstepped his ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, General, News, Republicans, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, White House, China, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Gop, Marco Rubio, Kansas


Gen. Mark Milley told his Chinese counterpart the US was '100 percent steady' after the Capitol riot but privately thought the siege was 'treason': book

Trump and Gen. Mark Milley. Mark Wilson/Getty Images Gen. Mark Milley told his Chinese counterpart the US was "100 percent steady" after the Capitol siege. But he privately believed the riot amounted to "treason," a new book says. He also thought Trump was still looking for his "Reichstag moment," according to the book. See more stories on Insider's business page. Two days after the deadly Capitol siege, Gen. Mark Milley spoke to his Chinese counterpart to assure him that the US was st...
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Analysis: Trump's mental health an issue again

Here's a fact you may have missed amid all of the coverage of the allegations and revelations in the new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa: The top general in the country believed that President Donald Trump was in significant enough mental decline that he took countermeasures to ensure Trump didn't start a war with China on his way out the door.
Tags: News, China, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Robert Costa, Bob Woodward


Analysis: Donald Trump's mental health becomes an issue again

Here's a fact you may have missed amid all of the coverage of the allegations and revelations in the new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa: The top general in the country believed that President Donald Trump was in significant enough mental decline that he took countermeasures to ensure Trump didn't start a war with China on his way out the door.
Tags: News, China, Stories, Donald Trump, Trump, Robert Costa, Bob Woodward


Donald Trump's mental health becomes an issue again

Here's a fact you may have missed amid all of the coverage of the allegations and revelations in the new book by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa: The top general in the country believed that President Donald Trump was in significant enough mental decline that he took countermeasures to ensure Trump didn't start a war with China on his way out the door.
Tags: China, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, Robert Costa, Bob Woodward



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