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Report Reveals McGahn’s Personal Hell Of Repeatedly Rebuffing An Angry Trump

As the White House waited for the special counsel’s redacted report to come out this week, they were reportedly biting their nails in particular about what ex-White House counsel Don McGahn told Robert Mueller. Now that the report is out, it’s easy to understand why. McGahn was an essential witness in the obstruction of justice portion of the investigation, telling Mueller in detail about his firsthand experiences with Trump’s efforts to block, derail and terminate the special counsel probe. T...
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Washington Post, White House, Russia, Reagan, The New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, Reince Priebus, Obstruction, John Kelly, Trump, Allegra Kirkland, Kelly, Porter


Trump Swamp: Interior Secretary David Bernhardt Is In Some Trouble

Newly minted Interior Secretary David Bernhardt might have broken the record for time elapsed before his first inspector general’s probe. The former oil and gas lobbyist was confirmed on April 11 and by April 15  the department’s office of the inspector general announced a probe into his earlier actions at the department, namely whether he’s given regulatory gifts to his former clients, whether he continued lobbying even after declaring he’d stopped, and so on. To be fair, this investi...
Tags: News, White House, Hud, Times, Interior Department, New York Times Magazine, Justice Department, Ben Carson, Trump, Interior, Department of Interior, MGM Resorts International, Kendall, Zinke, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bernhardt


Reports: DOJ Talked Mueller Report With White House Ahead Of Release

White House attorneys have had “numerous conversations” with Justice Department officials about the conclusion of the Mueller report, the New York Times reported, helping the President’s legal team prepare in advance for the document’s release. ABC News reported on Tuesday that the White House had “received a broad briefing on the report,” including that it would be divided into sections on alleged collusion and obstruction. “The talks have aided the president’s legal team as it prepares a re...
Tags: News, Nbc, White House, New York Times, Times, Abc News, Doj, Justice Department, Mueller, Russia Probe, Muckraker, Josh Kovensky, Mueller report


Bernie in the Fox's den: Sanders takes anti-Trump pitch straight to 'state TV'

The Democratic frontrunner will speak at a Fox News town hall. He says it’s necessary to speak to Trump voters. Others disagree Bernie Sanders speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Photograph: Aaron P Bernstein/Reuters Bernie Sanders will finish a four-day tour of Trump Country on Monday, with a town hall on the president’s favorite network: Fox News. It is an unexpected partnership, between a self-described democratic socialist and a media outlet that dedicates primetime...
Tags: News, Maryland, Washington, White House, US, America, Dnc, Fox, Hillary Clinton, New York Times, Howard Schultz, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Starbucks, Rupert Murdoch, Times


Trump Surfaced Sanctuary Cities Immigrant Plan To Distract From Mueller Report

President Trump surfaced an Immigration and Customs Enforcement-rejected and White House-abandoned immigration initiative last week in order to distract from the release of a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, The New York Times reported. While people close to Trump told the Times that the President has been more confident and in good spirits since Attorney General William Barr released his assessment of  the report, Trump is purposely “escalating his language” to ap...
Tags: News, White House, Immigration, New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Customs Enforcement, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Sanctuary Cities, William Barr, Nicole Lafond, Emmet Flood, Mueller report


'They call me Mayor Pete': Buttigieg launches 2020 presidential run

South Bend mayor makes announcement at rally in his hometown, saluting his husband and setting out his vision Pete Buttigieg speaks during a rally to announce his presidential candidacy in South Bend, Indiana. Photograph: John Gress/Reuters Pete Buttigieg officially launched his run for the White House on Sunday, against a backdrop of surging poll numbers and increasing national interest. The 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, the fourth-largest city in Indiana, madethe announcement at an after...
Tags: New York, News, Minnesota, Washington, White House, America, Joe Biden, Indiana, Cnn, Afghanistan, Harvard, United States, New Hampshire, New York Times, Iowa, Bill Clinton


Pete Buttigieg to formally launch 2020 presidential run as national buzz grows

South Bend mayor to make announcement at afternoon rally in his hometown against a backdrop of improving poll numbersMayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, flashes a thumbs-up after speaking at a meet and greet event at MadHouse Coffee on Monday, April 8, 2019, in Las Vegas. Photograph: Bizuayehu Tesfaye/APPete Buttigieg was ready to officially launch his run for the White House on Sunday, against a backdrop of improving poll numbers and increasing national interest. The 37-year-old mayor...
Tags: New York, News, Minnesota, Congress, White House, America, Joe Biden, Indiana, Cnn, Afghanistan, Harvard, New Hampshire, New York Times, Iowa, Bill Clinton, The Times


Trump Again Floats Busing Migrants To Sanctuary Cities, Decries Reporting On It

President Donald Trump on Saturday re-stated his belief that sanctuary cities should take in migrants and asylum seekers who are released from government custody. But it was not clear whether he would actually order the Department of Homeland Security to begin transporting people in its custody to sanctuary cities, or whether the tweets were meant as political attacks alone. When The Washington Post first reported Thursday on early, behind-the-scenes discussions among Trump administration off...
Tags: Usa, News, California, Mexico, White House, Immigration, Dhs, Cnn, New York Times, Ice, Customs, Oakland, Times, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, The Washington Post


Reporter slaps down Donald Trump's claim New York Times failed to observe basic tenet of journalism

Donald Trump has unleashed a series of angry tweets attacking The New York Times over a report claiming he was thinking about sending undocumented immigrants into so-called “sanctuary cities” represented by Democrats.The president accused the newspaper of failing to “call to check for truth”, only for White House correspondent Maggie Haberman to explain the Times had in fact emailed his press team “three times for comment and [the] press office acknowledged receipt of emails”.The newspaper claim...
Tags: Usa, News, California, White House, US, San Francisco, Dhs, New York Times, Oakland, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Department of Homeland Security DHS, Donald J Trump, Maggie Haberman, Schaaf


The breakout star of Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 campaign? His husband Chasten

Chasten Buttigieg has gained a sizable following – and boosted his husband’s campaign – with his candid social media posts about life on the trailPete Buttigieg watches as his husband, Chasten, plays with their dog Buddy at their home in South Bend, Indiana. Photograph: Joshua Lott/The Washington Post/Getty ImagesAlthough he is yet to formally enter the 2020 presidential race, Pete Buttigieg has wowed crowds at town halls, raised more money than better-known rivals and placed near the top of Iow...
Tags: News, Instagram, White House, New Hampshire, New York Times, Iowa, Times, Peter, Chasten, Human Rights Campaign, Pete, Truman, Adam Rippon, South Bend Indiana, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg


Feds Charge Greg Craig, Former Obama Lawyer Tied to Manafort Ukraine Report

Mark Wilson/GettyFederal prosecutors have charged President Obama’s former White House counsel with making false statements in connection with his role in disseminating a report commissioned by Paul Manafort. Prosecutors allege that as an attorney in private practice, Greg Craig lied to officials at the Foreign Agents Registration Act unit after the Justice Department launched an investigation into Paul Manafort’s illegal lobbying on behalf of his pro-Russian clients in Ukraine. The charges, spu...
Tags: News, Obama, Washington, White House, Virginia, Russia, Cyprus, Ukraine, United States, New York Times, Brussels, Mark Wilson, Times, Justice Department, Craig, U S Treasury


Michael Avenatti faces 36-count grand jury indictment, vows to fight

LOS ANGELES — Attorney Michael Avenatti responded Thursday to widespread reports that he faces a 36-count grand jury indictment alleging financial crimes, asserting that he plans to plead not guilty and fight the charges. The indictment could be announced later Thursday morning, when U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna and IRS Criminal Investigation Acting Special Agent in Charge Ryan L. Korner are expected to hold a news conference in downtown Los Angeles. The purported indictment expands federal charges ...
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Manafort Crony Greg Craig Isn’t Going Down Without a Fight

Mark Wilson/GettyFormer White House counsel Greg Craig is bracing for an indictment on lobbying charges soon in connection with a case referred by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office. In statements to the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, Craig’s lawyers said they expect federal prosecutors in Washington, DC to charge their client with making false statements related to his work on a report commissioned by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort. In anticipation of the...
Tags: New York, News, White House, Ukraine, Washington Dc, New York Times, Department Of Justice, Times, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, Journal, Craig, Kiev, Trump, Viktor Yanukovych, Skadden


Richard Shelby Referred To Mulvaney As ‘Most Dangerous Man’ In Washington

During the weeks of strained debate between parties while the government was shutdown for a month earlier this year, tensions were high and one Republican senator accused acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney of continuously derailing negotiations, The New York Times reported. In an article about Mulvaney’s management style — letting President Trump be Trump — the Times reported that Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) “complained bitterly” over Mulvaney’s tact for “undoing weeks of bipartis...
Tags: News, Washington, White House, New York Times, Times, Government Shutdown, Trump, Oval Office, Shelby, Richard Shelby, Mick Mulvaney, Sen Patrick Leahy, Trump The Times, Mulvaney, Sen Richard Shelby R AL, Nicole Lafond


News Leaders Fight Back Against Trump’s Claims That Journos Wrong On Mueller

NEW YORK (AP) — News industry leaders are fighting back against the charge by President Donald Trump and his supporters that the administration’s summation of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report proved that journalists were “so wrong for so long” in their coverage of the Russia investigation. The latest to weigh in was Steve Coll, dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, who wrote in a New Yorker magazine essay this week that it’s wrong to conclude journalism failed be...
Tags: Facebook, Post, New York, Rachel Maddow, News, Nbc, Congress, Abc, Washington Post, White House, Russia, America, Cnn, Harvard, Harvard University, New York Times


Beto Nabs Highly Sought-After Top Obama Aide As Campaign Manager

Beto O’Rourke has hired Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, the deputy campaign manager of former President Barack Obama’s 2012 bid, to head his campaign in a clear move to professionalize the grassroots effort. According to a Monday New York Time report, Dillon has worked as executive director of the DNC and on five presidential races. Dillon told the Times that she was not planning to jump into the race this early, but was compelled to by O’Rourke’s message. “His leadership, his energy, his belief th...
Tags: News, Barack Obama, Dnc, Times, Dillon, Top Obama, New York Time, O'Rourke, Beto O'Rourke, Kate Riga, 2020 Democratic Primary, Jennifer O'Malley Dillon


Brexit: MPs start debate on indicative votes as May hints she might reject what Commons chooses – live news

Rolling coverage including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit and MPs voting on whether parliament should take control of the processPM concedes lack of support for deal as MPs seek to take controlWhich three amendments will be voted on by MPs?Theresa May’s Brexit statement - Summary and analysis 6.43pm GMT Back in the debate Ken Clarke, the pro-European, asks Starmer if Labour will allow its MPs a free vote during the indicative votes process. He says this is what happened in 1972 ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Conservative, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, Labour, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Dominic Grieve, Times, Article 50, Brexit, Letwin


Brexit: No 10 refuses to confirm next meaningful vote will take place this week - live news

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May’s statement to MPs about Brexit and MPs voting on whether parliament should take control of the processGovernment could ignore indicative Brexit votes, says Liam FoxToday’s amendments tabled so far 1.39pm GMT Here is some on what happened at cabinet this morning.From the Times’ Francis ElliottNEW: Cabinet war-gamed general election scenarios as per Steve Barclay yesterday. "It's not just scare-mongerin...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Theresa May, House Of Commons, Boris Johnson, Parliament, Downing Street, Times, Article 50, Cabinet, Brexit, Hunt


Feds Raided Office Of Trump Fundraiser Elliott Broidy In Money Laundering Probe

A sealed search warrant obtained by ProPublica shows federal agents scoured Elliott Broidy’s office for documents related to China, Saudi Arabia and a Miami Beach club promoter. Federal authorities raided the office of Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy last summer, seeking records related to his dealings with foreign officials and Trump administration associates, according to a sealed search warrant obtained by ProPublica. Agents were authorized to use the megadonor’s hands and face to un...
Tags: New York, News, Instagram, Washington Post, Saudi Arabia, White House, China, Los Angeles, Fbi, United States, New York Times, Paris, Middle East, The Times, Playboy, Times


Weirdo O’Rourke

Friends of the young Bill Clinton and Barack Obama spoke of the special glow of promise they had about them, even back in their early twenties. Angels sat on their shoulders. History gave them a wink and said, “Hey, good lookin’, I’ll be back to pick you up later.”Robert O’Rourke? Not so much. He was just a weirdo. That isn’t my word, it’s how his friends saw him. “You’re supposed to make friends with future secretaries of state, not weirdo musicians,” one O’Rourke pal, Adam Mortimer, told the N...
Tags: Texas, News, Senate, White House, Virginia, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, NFL, America, Barack Obama, Bloomberg, Normandy, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Dallas


Democratic 2020 candidates roll up to support marijuana legalisation

In a joint effort, Warren, Harris, Sanders and Gillibrand are co-sponsors of legislation authored by BookerThere was a time when it was taboo for presidential candidates to talk about marijuana. Bill Clinton said he smoked but “didn’t inhale”. Barack Obama said he did inhale and even did some cocaine in his youth – “maybe a little blow” – but said the drug use was “reflective of the struggles and confusion of a teenage boy”. As presidents, both continued the “war on drugs” and upheld the prohibi...
Tags: New York, Republicans, California, Drugs, Barack Obama, Society, US news, Cannabis, Democrats, US politics, Bill Clinton, US domestic policy, US crime, Jamaica, US Congress, Times


Ivanka Trump Lied About How She Got Her Security Clearance

First daughter and senior White House advisor Ivanka Trump seems to have lied about the role her father, President Donald Trump, played in granting her security clearance.CNN reports the president pressured his staff to grant Ivanka a permanent security clearance, against recommendations from his then-chief of staff John Kelly and White House counsel Don McGahn. The news comes just days after the New York Times reported that the president also ordered his staff to grant his son-in-law Jared Kus...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Abc, White House, Cnn, Fbi, New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, John Kelly, Jared, Trump, Kelly, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump, Abby Huntsman


Dates On Trump’s Cohen Hush Money Checks Reveal President’s Double Life

President Donald Trump paid Michael Cohen 11 installments of hush money payments to cover up the alleged Stormy Daniels affair while he was in office. According to the New York Times, here’s what he was doing on seven of the days he also paid his fixer to make his problems go away. The first check, signed Valentine’s Day in 2017, was good for $70,000. The day before, Trump forced Michael Flynn to resign. On March 17, Trump signed his next check for $35,000 in between events with German Chance...
Tags: News, Vladimir Putin, White House, Angela Merkel, Jerusalem, Fbi, New York Times, Benjamin Netanyahu, Mahmoud Abbas, Department Of Justice, Times, Donald Trump, Checks, James Comey, Trump, Cohen


Surveillance Program Exposed By Snowden Has Quietly Shut Down Under Trump

A National Security Agency program that reviews private citizens’ calls and text messages and was exposed by whistleblower Edward Snowden has quietly ended under the Trump administration, according to The New York Times.  The program was introduced under the George W. Bush administration in response to 9-11 in order to monitor links between known terrorism suspects and their associates and to prevent terrorist attacks, which it has never done. After Snowden exposed the invasive nature of the ...
Tags: News, Congress, Snowden, White House, House, Edward Snowden, The New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, National Security Agency, George W Bush, Mccarthy, Trump, Kevin McCarthy, Murry, Nicole Lafond


"With progressives pushing Democrats to embrace the Green New Deal — and Republicans ridiculing the idea as socialism — Mr. Schumer is effectively trying to turn a weakness into a strength."

"He is planning daily floor speeches attacking Republicans for inaction and a proposal for a special Senate committee focused on the issue, which he intends to announce this week. And while there is virtually no chance of passing climate change legislation in a Republican-controlled Senate with President Trump in office, Mr. Schumer said he wanted legislation to run on next year — and bring to a vote in early 2021, should his party win the White House and the Senate. 'This is the first time Demo...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, California, Senate, White House, Green, Democrats, Mitch McConnell, Amy Klobuchar, Scary, Times, Kirsten Gillibrand, Vermont, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Trump


House panel demands Kushner clearance details from White House

After weeks of White House stonewalling, House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, in a letter to the White House, said "I am now writing a final time to request your voluntary cooperation." Cummings panel has subpoena power. Cummings highlighted in his letter a New York Times story that said Trump ordered his former chief of staff John Kelly to provide Kushner with clearance over objections from Kelly and Donald McGahn, then White House counsel. The Times said Kelly and McGahn both ...
Tags: News, White House, New York Times, Cia, Times, John Kelly, Trump, Kelly, Elijah Cummings, Cummings, Kushner, House Oversight Committee, Donald McGahn, McGahn


House panel demands Kushner clearance details from White House

After weeks of White House stonewalling, House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, in a letter to the White House, said "I am now writing a final time to request your voluntary cooperation." Cummings panel has subpoena power. Cummings highlighted in his letter a New York Times story that said Trump ordered his former chief of staff John Kelly to provide Kushner with clearance over objections from Kelly and Donald McGahn, then White House counsel. The Times said Kelly and McGahn both ...
Tags: News, White House, New York Times, Cia, Times, John Kelly, Trump, Kelly, Elijah Cummings, Cummings, Kushner, House Oversight Committee, Donald McGahn, McGahn


Ivanka Trump Lied About How Her Husband Obtained Top-Secret Security Clearance

First daughter Ivanka Trump seems to have lied about whether her father, President Donald Trump, gave her husband Jared Kushner special treatment and ordered for him to get top-secret security clearance, despite concerns from the intelligence community and the White House's own legal team.The New York Times reports that the president ordered John Kelly, then his chief of staff, to give Kushner top-secret security clearance in 2018 — a highly unusual request. The order unsettled Kelly, leading h...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Obama, Abc, White House, America, The New York Times, Times, Donald Trump, George W Bush, John Kelly, Clinton, Trump, Kelly, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump


NYT: Trump Ordered Top-Secret Clearance For Kushner Despite Others’ Concerns

President Donald Trump personally ordered that his son-in-law Jared Kushner be granted a top-secret security clearance last year, The New York Times reported Thursday, citing four unnamed “people briefed on the matter.” The report contradicted claims by Trump himself, Kushner’s lawyer, Ivanka Trump and others that Kushner had received the clearance as a result of the normal process, and without Trump’s help. Though the President does have the authority to grant clearances, he did so in this c...
Tags: News, White House, New York Times, The Times, Cia, Times, Donald Trump, John Kelly, Trump, Kelly, Ivanka Trump, Kushner, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Jared Kushner, Don McGahn, Matt Shuham


WH Bans All But One Print Reporter From Kim Dinner After Shouted Questions

The White House banned all but one print journalist from covering a dinner between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday, after initially banning print journalists altogether, apparently due to shouted questions. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement, explaining what The Washington Post called “an extraordinary act of retaliation by the U.S. government”: “Due to the sensitive nature of the meetings we have limited the pool for...
Tags: Post, News, Washington Post, White House, Los Angeles, Fbi, Kim Jong Un, Press freedom, Kim, Pool, Times, Donald Trump, James Comey, Sanders, The Associated Press, TASS



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