Tag: 2016 Presidential Elections

Russian Hackers ‘Breached’ 39 States’ Election Rolls

Russia’s cyberattack on the U.S. electoral system before—and during—President Trump’s election was much more widespread than was publicly reported, Bloomberg News reports. Russian hackers hit systems in at least 39 states, with incursions into software systems and voter databases in nearly twice as many states as had been previously reported. In Illinois, for example, detectives…

WI’s Voter ID Law Suppressed 200,000 Votes in 2016 (Trump Won By 22,748)

Prior to the 2016 election, Eddie Lee Holloway Jr., a 58-year-old African-American man, moved from Illinois to Wisconsin, which implemented a strict voter-ID law for the first time in 2016. He brought his expired Illinois photo ID, birth certificate, and Social Security card to get a photo ID for voting in Wisconsin, but the DMV…

Trump Set To Talk Agenda At GOP Retreat Thursday

President Trump will speak to House and Senate Republicans at the GOP’s annual policy retreat on Tuesday, the first retreat in a decade where the GOP controls both houses of Congress and the White House. Vice President Mike Pence will also address the congressional Republicans, as will British Prime Minister Theresa May, marking the first…

Greenpeace Protesters Hang “Resist” Sign From Crane In D.C.

A group of protesters from Greenpeace climbed a huge crane in Washington D.C. in protest of Donald Trump. Greenpeace supporters climbed the 270 foot crane a few blocks from the White House … a day after Trump’s Administration took action, all but bringing the EPA to a grinding halt. Cops say they respect the protest…

John Lewis: ‘I Don’t See Trump as a Legitimate President’ [VIDEO]

In an exclusive interview with NBC News’ “Meet the Press,” Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said he does not believe Donald Trump is a “legitimate president,” citing Russian interference in last year’s election. Asked whether he would try to forge a relationship with the president-elect, Lewis said that he believes in forgiveness, but added, “it’s going…

Report: Russians Who Leaked Emails Identified

A classified intelligence report was deliver to President Obama on Thursday by top officials in wich identifies the intermediaries the Russians used to give hacked emails to WikiLeaks. Earlier this week, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said the emails his website published during the 2016 U.S. presidential election that were stolen from the Democratic National Committee…

Trump Wants Congress To Fund ‘Great Wall’, Mexico Will Pay ‘Later’

Trump’s team told GOPers in Congress that the incoming administration would like to fund a long-promised wall at the Mexican border through the appropriations process. Throughout the campaign, Trump promised that he would get Mexico to pay for the wall. Transition officials have told House GOP leaders in private meetings they’d like to pay for…

Intel. Chiefs Presenting Hacking Case Against Russia – WATCH LIVE

Top U.S. intelligence officials are testifying in Congress right now on cyber threats and allegations that Russia used hacking to sway the U.S. election, as tensions continue to escalate between the intelligence community and President-elect Donald Trump. The hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee will feature Director of National Intelligence James Clapper; Admiral Michael…

Trump Promises A Revelation On Russian Hacking [VIDEO]

President-elect Donald Trump says he knows “things that other people don’t know” about Russia’s alleged hacking during the presidential election. Speaking to reporters outside his Mar-A-Lago estate while on his way to a New Year’s Eve party on Saturday night, Trump promised to disclose the information in a few days, saying “you will find out…

Putin: I Won’t Expel U.S. Diplomats

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia will not expel 35 U.S. diplomats in response to new U.S. sanctions, as was recommended by Russia’s foreign ministry. Instead, Putin said he will wait and see what President-elect Donald Trump does when he takes office before deciding what steps to take. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov…

US Sanctions Russia Over Hacking, Expels 35 Officials

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury responded to Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election by announcing sanctions against six individuals and five entities — including two Russian intelligence services — thought to be involved in “malicious cyber-enabled activities.” The economic penalties followed President Obama’s issuance of an executive order expanding the…

Trump: The UN ‘Just A Club’ For People To ‘Have A Good Time’

President-elect Donald Trump on Monday afternoon took to Twitter to air his thoughts about the United Nations, calling the international diplomacy group “just a club for people to get together, talk, and have a good time.” Trump said the organization has “such great potential” but neglects to use it, saying the state of the U.N.…

Trump Gets ‘Very Nice’ Christmas Letter From Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump in which he highlighted “serious global and regional challenges” the two countries will face. The letter was released in full my Trump’s transition team on Friday. “I hope that after you assume the position of the President of the United States of America we…

Trump To Mika On Nukes: ‘Let It Be An Arms Race’ [VIDEO]

MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski said Friday morning that President-elect Donald Trump told her, “Let it be an arms race. We will out-match them at every pass and out-last them all.” Trump’s comments were referring to nuclear weapons, a discussion which he revived on Thursday after he declared on Twitter that the U.S. “must greatly strengthen…

Keith Olbermann: Trump & The GOP Plan To Destroy SS [VIDEO]

Keith Olbermann tell us all about how the Banana Republicans will use Trump as chaff to deflect the dismantling of Social Security in his latest clip for The Resistance. “It’s Mr Johnson’s bill that matters here,” Olbermann said. “It explains why the Republicans are abetting the idiot-elect.” Olbermann claimed the letter “explains how deeply Johnson…

Kellyanne Conway Named Counselor To The President

President-elect Donald Trump named his former campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, to serve as counselor to the president on Thursday. The assistant position, which hasn’t been occupied under President Barack Obama since early 2015, was first created by Richard Nixon and was formerly considered to be cabinet level. “In her position, Conway will continue her role…

Donald Trump on Proposed Muslim Ban: You Know My Plans

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday called the recent attacks in Germany and Turkey “terrible” and suggested that he does not intend to reevaluate his plans to ban Muslims from immigrating to the United States, boasting that he had been “proven to be right.” “You know my plans. All along, I’ve been proven to be right.…

Report: Russia Tested Anti-Satellite Weapon

Russia is believed to have tested an anti-satellite weapon, sources told CNN early Wednesday. U.S. officials, who tracked it, said they believe it did not destroy anything because it did not create debris. They also believe Russia sent kamikaze satellites, known in Russia as “Kosmos 2499,” which have the power to cripple or destroy U.S.…

Olbermann: We Can Still Delegitimize Trump [VIDEO]

In his latest video for GQ, former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann reacts to President-elect Donald Trump’s victory in the electoral college. “Our long national nightmare…is starting,” Olbermann says at the top of his program, in which he refers to Trump as Russia’s puppet president. According to Olbermann, the electoral college failed to do their civic…

Bill Maher On Trump: He’s ‘F—ing With People’ [VIDEO]

Bill Maher ripped Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks in an interview with Attn:, “The appointments are from opposite land,” said Maher. “For education, somebody who doesn’t believe in public education. Ben Carson, for example, surgeon general, maybe because he was a surgeon. No, housing. Because what? He lives in a house? He’s just f—ing with people.…

Samantha Bee and Glenn Beck: ‘It’s All of Us Against Trumpism’ [VIDEO]

In her last interview Monday night Samantha Bee sit down with Glenn Beck to admit that they are “strange bedfellows.” But they are uniting for a common cause ― the fight against “Trumpism.” “I think that our future is going to require a broad coalition of non-partisan decency,” said Bee. “It’s not just individual people…

Electoral College Officially Votes Trump [VIDEO]

Donald Trump received 270 Electoral College votes Monday, officially securing the U.S. presidency. The vote, taken across 50 state capitals, saw few deviations from expected outcomes, with only a few electors voting against their states’ popular votes. Four of Washington state’s 12 electors refused to vote for Hillary Clinton, picking former Secretary of State Colin…

Electoral College Votes For President Monday [VIDEO]

The 538 members of the Electoral College will convene in their respective states Monday to vote for the United States’ next president, a process that is usually little more than a legal formality following the popular vote tally on Election Day. This year, however, last-ditch efforts are ongoing to convince at least 37 Republicans to…

President Obama Vows to Retaliate for Russian Hack of U.S. Election

President Barack Obama has promised to “take action” against Russia for its alleged hacking campaign during the U.S. presidential election. In excerpts of an interview with NPR released Thursday night, Obama said he’s already spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin about revelations of Russia’s meddling in the U.S. presidential election. “I think there is no…

Trump Slams China For Seizing Drone, Calls It ‘Unpresidented Act’

In a tweet posted early Saturday morning, President-elect Donald Trump ripped China for its reported seizure of a U.S. Navy unmanned underwater drone in the South China Sea. Trump called it an “unprecedented act”—spelled “unpresidented” in the initial post saved on Politwoops, which the President-elect later deleted and reposted with the correct spelling. Navy Capt.…

Report: FBI Backs CIA On Russia

The FBI has backed the CIA’s conclusion that Russia intervened in the U.S. presidential election in order to help Donald Trump win, according to The Washington Post, citing U.S. officials. CIA Director John Brennan reportedly sent a memo to CIA employees telling them that “there is a strong consensus” among he, Comey and Director of…

Trump Picked Rigth Wing Hard-Liner David Friedman As AMB To Israel

President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday named far-right Israel supporter David Friedman as his pick for U.S. ambassador to Israel, a move that angered liberal U.S. Jewish groups. In a statement announcing his decision, Trump said he was confident Friedman would “maintain the special relationship between our two countries.” Friedman, a Long Island bankruptcy lawyer who…

Trump Picks Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke for Secretary of Interior

President-elect Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he planned to nominate Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke as secretary of interior. “He has built one of the strongest track records on championing regulatory relief, forest management, responsible energy development and public land issues,” Trump said in a statement. “As a former Navy SEAL, he has incredible leadership…