Tag: Donald J. Trump

Trump Ex-Campaign Chair Paul Manafort’s Trial Begins

Paul Manafort, the veteran Republican political operative and lobbyist who helped run President Trump’s 2016 campaign, is scheduled to go to trial on financial fraud charges starting on Tuesday in United States District Court in Alexandria, Va.  It is the first trial stemming from charges brought by the special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the…

Guiliani All Over MSM – Speaks Out of Both Sides of His Mouth

Rudy Giuliani went on a chaotic media tour, starting with a nutso interview on CNN. Each subsequent interview seemed to clean up a key element laid out in a previous appearance, culminating with an interview with The Daily Beast where Giuliani appeared to blame the fall out from all the interviews on inquisitive New York…

Cohen Recorded Trump Payoff to Former Playboy Model and FBI Has It [VIDEO]

[Karen McDougall’s interview with CNN] President Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, secretly recorded a conversation with Mr. Trump two months before the presidential election in which they discussed payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump.  The F.B.I. seized the recording earlier this year during a raid…

Trump Rolled by Putin

Following a day of discussions between Presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, Mr. Trump left Monday’s summit neglecting to hold Putin accountable for Russia’s role in interfering in the 2016 presidential election — saving most of his criticism for America itself.  “I hold both countries responsible. I think that the United States…

Trump Calls Allies “Foes” on Way to Meeting with BFF Putin [Transcript]

President Trump took aim at another Western institution just days before his high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.  In an interview with “CBS Evening News” anchor Jeff Glor in Scotland on Saturday, President Trump named the European Union when asked to identify his “biggest foe globally right now.” In the CBS News interview, Mr.…

Senate Intelligence Committee Agrees That Putin Meddled to Help Trump

The Senate Intelligence Committee strongly backed the finding by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, ultimately intending to help Donald Trump win. The Senate committee said on Tuesday that that during its review, it was consistently told that intelligence analysts were under “no…

N Korea Pushing Ahead with Weapons Programs [VIDEO]

North Korea is completing a major expansion of a key missile-manufacturing plant, said researchers who have examined new satellite imagery of the site.  The facility makes solid-fuel ballistic missiles as well as re-entry vehicles for warheads. New building didn’t appear to begin in earnest until April this year, around the time Mr. Kim shook hands…

Zero Tolerance Suspended as Border Officials Run Out of Room to Jail Kids

The nation’s top border security official said Monday that his agency has temporarily stopped handing over migrant adults who cross the Mexican border with children for prosecution, undercutting claims by other Trump administration officials that “zero tolerance” for illegal immigration is still in place. Immigration and Customs Enforcement does not have enough detention space for…

Trump extends “No Longer a Threat” North Korea’s Economic Restrictions

Despite saying days earlier that North Korea was no longer a nuclear threat, Trump – with no fanfare whatsoever – signed an executive order on Friday and extended for one year the so-called “national emergency” with respect to the nuclear-armed nation, re-authorizing economic restrictions against it. Nine days after Trump tweeted: “There is no longer…

Trump’s Executive Order Does Nothing – Zero Tolerance Still in Effect

President Trump on Wednesday sought to quell the uproar over his administration’s systematic separation of immigrant children from their families at the border, signing an executive order he portrayed as ending the problem. However, Trump’s Executive Order explicitly states that the executive branch will continue to criminally prosecute people who cross the border illegally, signaling…

Jeff Sessions’ Church Files Charges Over Family Separations

More than 600 members of the United Methodist Church have issued a formal complaint against Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a fellow church member, charging that his “zero tolerance” policy on immigration violates church rules and may constitute child abuse.  The complaint charges Sessions with violating the United Methodist Church’s Book of Discipline, its code of…

Trump Has Young Children Locked Up in “Tender Age Shelters” in S. Texas

Trump admin officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas with another one planned in Houston. Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the shelters described play rooms of crying preschool-age children. Due to the…

North Korea State News: Major Concessions From Trump

North Korea wasted no time on Wednesday spinning the results in its favor, claiming Trump had promised to eventually lift sanctions against the North and to end joint military drills with South Korea in exchange for a phased, “step-by-step” denuclearization process for the North.  Questions remain: under what terms, and by when, is Kim going…

Trump Signs Letter to Suspends Military Exercises in Korean [VIDEO]

Donald Trump angered U.S. allies, had lunch with Kim Jung-Un, signed a letter of intent, and made the YUGE concession of suspending the ‘war games’ … uhm … military exercises on the Korean Peninsula. North Korea has used the joint US/South Korea exercises as an excuse to build their nuclear and ballistic capabilities. Trump thinks…