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All the ex-Trump officials who have publicly vowed not to vote for him in November

President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at Central Wisconsin Airport on September 17, 2020 in Mosinee, Wisconsin. Scott Olson/Getty Images President Donald Trump has experienced record-setting turnover during his time in office. Many of these former officials have not only gone on to publicly criticize the president, but also create anti-Trump groups and voice their support for Democratic presidential nominee, Joe Biden. The list of ex-Trump employees who say they will n...
Tags: Politics, News, Republicans, Washington, White House, America, Trends, Joe Biden, Dhs, Repair, Romania, Bolton, Biden, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Taylor


The Justice Department launched a criminal investigation into former national security adviser John Bolton over whether he mishandled classified information

In this file photo, John Bolton listens as President Donald Trump holds a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, DC. Reuters The Justice Department launched a criminal investigation into former White House national security adviser John Bolton over whether he illegally disclosed classified information in his tell-all book. The Wall Street Journal reported that Bolton's book publisher and literary agent received federal grand jury subpoenas on Monday. This development marks an es...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, Trends, Washington Dc, National Security Council, Department Of Justice, Bolton, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, Business Insider, Trump, Reuters, John Bolton, United States US


DOJ Opens Criminal Investigation Into John Bolton’s Book

Federal prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into the publication of former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s book, notching up the pressure on a critic of and former insider in the Trump administration. A federal grand jury issued subpoenas to Simon & Schuster, the publisher of Bolton’s book, and his literary agent, Javelin, the Wall Street Journal and reported. The subpoenas reportedly ask for all communications the companies had with Bolton as he published his book “The...
Tags: News, White House, China, Manhattan, Bolton, Times, Doj, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, Trump, Tierney Sneed, Roger Stone, John Bolton, Michael Flynn, Royce Lamberth, Simon Schuster


Trump's waging a phony war against the military-industrial complex

In this July 11, 2018, photo, U.S. President Donald Trump takes his seat as he attends the multilateral meeting of the North Atlantic Council in Brussels, Belgium. AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Pool US President Donald Trump this week attacked military leaders in order to deflect from reports that he called dead soldiers "losers" and "suckers." "They want to do nothing but fight wars, so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything ...
Tags: Europe, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Iraq, Russia, Africa, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Turkey, Joe Biden, Syria, Cnn, Afghanistan


As Trump Pressured Ukraine, Rick Perry Cut Deals For Friends That Could Be Worth Billions

This story first appeared at ProPublica, Time and WNYC. ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Rick Perry came to Washington looking for a deal, and less than two months into his tenure as energy secretary, he found a hot prospect. It was April 19, 2017, and Perry, the former Texas governor, failed presidential candidate and contestant on “Dancing With the Stars,” was sitting in his off...
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Kim Jong Un told Trump their friendship would 'work as a magical force' in personal 'love letters,' new Woodward book says

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meet at the Korean Demilitarized Zone Reuters Bob Woodward's upcoming book includes the first reported excerpts from letters between President Donald Trmp and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.  In the letters, Kim said his "special" friendship with Trump would "work as a magical force." Trump's historic (and controversial) meetings with Kim have yielded few positive results, as North Korea continues aggressive activities a...
Tags: South Korea, Post, Politics, News, Washington Post, North Korea, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Kim Jong Un, North, Kim, Bolton, Donald Trump, Pyongyang, Trump


Joe Biden relaunched a $47 million digital campaign targeting military families after Trump reportedly called dead US soldiers 'losers' and 'suckers'

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's campaign will resume running ads centered on his support of the military. REUTERS/Leah Millis; REUTERS/Alan Freed; Insider Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is relaunching a $47 million digital campaign targeting military service members. The massive ad relaunch comes amid a bombshell report that said President Donald Trump privately referred to fallen US soldiers as "losers" and "suckers." The ads will target voters living near milit...
Tags: White House, Trends, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Paris, Arizona, Va, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, John Bolton, Beau, Murtaugh, Rosemary Boeglin, Leah Millis, Aisne Marne American Cemetery


Revealed: Donald Trump ordered dismissal of UK ambassador Kim Darroch after leaked cables

Donald Trump ordered the removal of Britain’s ambassador in Washington Kim Darroch after leaked cables showed the diplomat making disparaging comments about him, The Telegraph has learned. In a remarkable break with diplomatic norms, the US president is understood to have told his national security adviser John Bolton to “get him out of here” after the cables were published in July 2019. Mr Bolton told this newspaper after receiving the call he then telephoned Britain’s top civil servant, Sir Ma...
Tags: UK, News, Washington, White House, US, Britain, Darroch, Bolton, Donald Trump, Cambridge University, Mark, John Bolton, Kim Darroch, Mark Sedwill


Diplomats worry that Trump will withdraw from NATO if he gets a second term as president

U.S. President Donald Trump leaves after a reception at Downing Street, ahead of the NATO summit in Watford, in London, Britain, December 3, 2019 Reuters President Donald Trump may withdraw from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization if he is re-elected for a second term, The New York Times reported.  Trump has repeatedly privately spoken of withdrawing from the military alliance, according to the Times. Former senior national security officials in Trump's administration have said the move...
Tags: Europe, Politics, London, News, Vladimir Putin, Congress, US, International, Trends, Withdrawal, United States, Nato, New York Times, The Times, Bolton, Times


Trump's press secretary refuses to blame Russia for the nerve agent attack on Putin's top opponent

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a press briefing at the White House, Friday, May 1, 2020, in Washington. Evan Vucci/AP White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Thursday avoided assigning direct blame to Russia for the poisoning of Putin's top opponent, Alexei Navalny.  Russia has a long history of attacking dissidents.  Other world leaders have explicitly demanded an explanation from the Russian government, and Biden directly blamed the Kremlin for Navaln...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Washington, White House, Germany, Russia, Berlin, Trends, Joe Biden, Moscow, Siberia, Boris Johnson, National Security Council


John Bolton blasts Trump administration for making 'a complete mess' of US coronavirus pandemic response

National Security Advisor John Bolton speaks during his a press-conference in Kiev, Ukraine, on 28 August 2019. STR/NurPhoto via Getty Images Former National Security Adviser John Bolton blasted President Donald Trump for his response to the coronavirus outbreak, calling it "a tragedy for Americans.""It's just been one mistake after another," Bolton said in an interview with CNN Wednesday. Bolton joins a growing group of critics who are speaking out against the White House's approach to the...
Tags: Politics, News, White House, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Bolton, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, John Bolton, Quinnipiac University, Kiev Ukraine, Trump Administration, Coronavirus


Trump's hawkish turn on China raises the stakes for Americans

President Donald Trump reviews an honor guard during a welcome ceremony in Beijing, November 9, 2017. AP Photo/Andy Wong President Donald Trump's policy on China has always had unclear and shifting goals and so far produced few results.Now, with a closely contested election approaching, Trump has embraced a hardline on Beijing, but it remains uncertain where this hawkish turn with take US-China relations, writes Kimberly Ann Elliott, a visiting scholar at the George Washington University.Vi...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Politics, Congress, White House, China, US, Trends, Analysis, Beijing, Britain, New York Times, Ralph Lauren, Causeway Bay, Bolton, Xinjiang


Trump Tries To Paint Biden As China’s Choice In Conspiratorial RNC Speech

Midway through his speech at the Republican National Convention Thursday night, with the White House as his backdrop, President Donald Trump said Joe Biden had “cheered the rise of China as a positive development for America and the world.”  Then Trump cocked his head and said, “That’s why China supports Joe Biden and desperately wants him to win — I can tell you that upon very good information.”  The implication that the President was referring to secret intelligence drew laughter from ...
Tags: Usa, News, White House, China, America, Cotton, Joe Biden, United States, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Rnc, Hunter, John Bolton, Ivanka


Melania Trump launched 'Operation Block Ivanka' to minimize Ivanka's inauguration presence, according to a new book based on secret tapes recorded by the first lady's former friend

Melania Trump (L) and Ivanka Trump look on as Republican presidential elect Donald Trump speaks during election night at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. JIM WATSON/AFP via Getty Images First Lady Melania Trump's former close friend and adviser, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, secretly taped the first lady making disparaging comments about her husband and step-daughter, Ivanka.Wolkoff drew on those tapes and years of friendship with Melania to write a book about their...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Washington Post, White House, Trends, Hillary Clinton, Washington Dc, New York Times, Manhattan, Donald Trump, New York Magazine, Trump, Donald, Melania Trump, John Roberts


Trump can't bully Iran into doing what he wants, but he can still avoid another war in the Middle East

Lawmakers in Iran set fire to a US flag on Wednesday May 9. AP The Iranian government shows no sign of cracking under the pressure the Trump administration has applied to it.Despite the deterioration in relations, pragmatic negotiations can still allow the two sides to avoid war and may open space may open for both to pursue a better deal, writes Defense Priorities fellow Daniel R. DePetris.This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.Visit Business Insider's ho...
Tags: Politics, Opinion, Washington, US, Trends, Iran, Syria, Ap, Vienna, Middle East, Hassan Rouhani, Un, UN Security Council, John Kerry, Tehran, Donald Trump


Bolton says US coronavirus response has been 'one mistake after another'

Former White House national security adviser John Bolton on Wednesday torched the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic, leveling that that the lack of a national strategy has prompted "one mistake after another."
Tags: White House, US, Cnn, Bolton, Trump, John Bolton


John Bolton on RNC from White House: It's unseemly

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton calls portions of the 2020 Republican National Convention being held at the White House a "destruction of standards."
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For new book, Bob Woodward obtained 'extraordinary' letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Bob Woodward's new book about President Trump now has a name: Rage.Rage is scheduled for release on Sept. 15, and people familiar with the book's contents told CNN it goes into detail about how Trump makes decisions and his thoughts on the coronavirus pandemic, national security, and the Black Lives Matter protests.Rage will be published by Simon & Schuster, the same company behind recent tell-alls by former National Security Adviser John B...
Tags: News, White House, Cnn, National Security, Kim, Biden, Black Lives Matter, Trump, Kim Jong, John Bolton, Woodward, Bob Woodward, Simon Schuster, Jonathan Karp, Mary Trump


EXCLUSIVE: John Bolton on Trump's performance, the 2020 election, foreign interference, and COVID-19

Bolton said anyone thinking of quitting President Donald Trump's White House if something "objectionable" happened would last only hours on the job.
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Trump Adviser, Impeachment Witness Who Detailed Ukraine Scheme Gets Book Deal

The former Trump administration national security official and impeachment witness Fiona Hill is set to publish a book about American politics. Hill’s book “There Is Nothing for You Here: Opportunity in an Age of Decline,” is set to be released in the fall of 2021. “The book will draw on Dr. Hill’s deep expertise in the United States and Europe, as well as her personal experience on both continents, to explain how our current, polarized moment is the result of long historical trends — from im...
Tags: Europe, News, White House, Russia, European Union, Ukraine, United States, United Kingdom, Associated Press, Bolton, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Joe, Trump, Josh Marshall


Coronavirus US: Trump admits pandemic will get worse as daily deaths pass 1,000 – live

Trump admits pandemic will ‘get worse’ at first briefing in monthsHow Covid-19 erupted in Detroit jailsHundreds of Yosemite visitors may have had coronavirusOpinion: masks could still revert to being a precaution, not a symbolSign up to our First Thing newsletter 2.19pm BST White House officials held a series of discussions over the past two years on the possibility of resuming US nuclear testing, according to the former national security adviser John Bolton.“Certainly the subject was discus...
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White House held talks over resuming US nuclear tests, John Bolton says

Ex-Trump adviser and testing advocate tells Guardian ‘certainly it was discussed’ but no decision was made by the time he leftWhite House officials held a series of discussions over the past two years on the possibility of resuming US nuclear testing, according to the former national security adviser John Bolton. Related: Fumbling the nuclear football: is Trump blundering to arms control chaos? Continue reading...
Tags: White House, US, World news, US news, US politics, House, Nuclear Weapons, Guardian, Trump, John Bolton, Trump Administration


Trump Finally Breaks Silence On Passing Of John Lewis In Belated Tweet

President Donald Trump finally commented on the death of John Lewis, hours after an announcement about the the passing of the lionized civil rights hero, who was among the President’s prominent critics. In the midst of a wave of bipartisan tributes that streamed late Friday evening and early Saturday remembering the Black Democratic congressman from Georgia who served 17 terms following his election in 1986, Trump fired off a series of vicious tweets on other matters. The President slammed “Corr...
Tags: John Lewis, News, White House, Georgia, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Lewis, John Bolton, Edmund Pettus Bridge, Philip Rucker, President Trump, Mary Trump, Zoë Richards


Leading Homeland Security Under a President Who Embraces 'Hate-Filled' Talk

WASHINGTON -- Elaine C. Duke, then President Donald Trump's acting secretary of homeland security, arrived at the Roosevelt Room, down the hall from the Oval Office, on a steamy August afternoon in 2017 expecting a discussion about Trump's pledge to terminate DACA, the Obama-era protections for young immigrants. Instead, she said, it was "an ambush.""The room was stacked," she recalled. Stephen Miller, the architect of the president's assault on immigration, Attorney General Jeff Ses...
Tags: Texas, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Congress, Washington, White House, Defense, America, Dhs, United States, New York Times, Donald Trump, Duke, Haiti, Cabinet


Let’s be honest, today’s conservatives are blatantly anti-immigrant

There’s a ridiculous claim by conservatives about immigration that is usually described to me as not being against immigration, but instead being against illegal immigration. When you ask why these same conservatives don’t favor loosening up immigration restrictions so that it’s easier to legally immigrate into the United States they pivot to nativistic “America-first” diatribes. The fact of the matter is that modern conservatives are blatantly anti-immigrant. This week, an ICE statement declare...
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Former Melania Trump Confidante to Release an ‘Explosive’ Tell-All Before the Election

Following months of legal drama, threats, and public controversy surrounding multiple books published by former Trumpworld insiders, yet another blockbuster Trump book is set to hit shelves this summer and contain “explosive” revelations about first lady Melania Trump, written by her once close adviser and friend of 15 years.According to people familiar with the project, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff—who was previously seen by the first lady as a loyal confidante and helped plan President Donald Tru...
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John Bolton Suggests Trump Spends Much Of His Time Glued To TV

The advice of his own advisers presents little competition for the president's attention, says his former national security adviser.
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Susan Rice Rips Trump For Claiming He Was Never Briefed On Russia Bounty Plot

Former national security adviser Susan Rice on Sunday slammed President Trump for claiming that he was never briefed on the intelligence suggesting Russia paid bounties to Taliban-linked militants to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan. In the past week, Trump has downplayed the Russia bounty plot allegations in tweets by saying that it’s “possibly another fabricated Russia hoax” and that he was “never briefed because any info that they may have had did not rise to that level.” Last week, White Ho...
Tags: News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, White House, Russia, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, Susan Rice, Associated Press, Bolton, Rice, Trump, Oval Office, John Bolton, Kayleigh McEnany


Bolton: Trump claim he wasn’t told of Russia bounty report is 'not how system works’

Ex-national security adviser also says any decision to withhold intelligence would ‘certainly not’ be ‘made only by the briefer’ * Trump uses Fourth of July to stoke division on virus and raceDonald Trump’s claim not to have been briefed about intelligence suggesting Russia paid Taliban-linked militants to kill US soldiers is “just not the way the system works”, former national security adviser John Bolton said on Sunday.Bolton was appearing on Face the Nation, the Sunday talk show from ViacomC...
Tags: News, Nbc, Obama, White House, Russia, Afghanistan, United States, Taliban, New York Times, Susan Rice, Cbs, Fox News, Cia, Bolton, Times, Meet The Press


Only Verified Intelligence? A Look At Presidents’ Briefings

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump was never briefed on intelligence that Russia had put a bounty on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan because there wasn’t corroborating evidence. But former intelligence officials say presidents are routinely informed about intelligence even when it’s not definitively confirmed. Intelligence that may be on shaky ground today may foreshadow tomorrow’s calamity. Some questions and answers about how presidents are briefed on intelligence, what...
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