Tag: Elections 2016

Trump Dissolves Controversial Voter Fraud Commission

President Trump on Wednesday announced that he had disbanded the controversial White House commission he created to study voter fraud. Trump, who made a baseless claim that he only lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton because millions voted illegally for her, said that “despite substantial evidence of voter fraud” he was disbanding the…

Pokémon Go Apparently Used In Russian Election Meddling

Russian agents used the game Pokémon Go as a tool to influence the 2016 presidential election, according to a new report by CNN. A Russian-linked account masquerading as a Black Lives Matter activist group called Don’t Shoot Us apparently had the “dual goal of galvanizing African-Americans to protest and encouraging other Americans to view black…

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…

Kushner Co. Backlash After Investment For Visas Event in China

Jared Kushner’s possible conflicts of interest picked up steam on Sunday, after the family business of President Trump’s son-in-law spent the weekend promoting an investment-for-visas scheme in Beijing and Shanghai. Nicole Kushner Meyer, Kushner’s sister, urged Chinese investors to put $500,000 into a New Jersey real-estate project in return for investor visas and residency in…

Trump: Comey ‘Best Thing That Ever Happened’ to Hillary

President Trump took to Twitter late Tuesday to hit back against Hillary Clinton’s claims that FBI Director James Comey contributed to her election loss. “FBI Director Comey was the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton in that he gave her a free pass for many bad deeds!” Trump posted. “The phony Trump/Russia story…

Flynn Lied To FBI About Discussing Russia Sanctions

Ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn denied to FBI agents in an interview last month that he had discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador to the United States before President Trump took office, contradicting the contents of intercepted communications collected by intelligence agencies, current and former U.S. officials said. The Jan. 24 interview…

Keith Olbermann: Michael Flynn Must Now Be Arrested [VIDEO]

Watch Keith Olbermann demanding Gen. Michael Flynn be arrested for the laws he’s broken. Flynn negotiating foreign policy while not holding any position in government is a breach of the Logan Act. “I call for the immediate investigation for whether his relationship with the Russian government is limited to activities covered by the Logan Act,”…

White House: No More Of Our Officials On CNN

The White House is temporarily banning spokespeople and surrogates from appearing on CNN shows after President Trump referred to the cable-TV network as “fake news.” “We’re sending surrogates to places where we think it makes sense to promote our agenda,” an unnamed White House official is quoted as saying. Administration officials are still answering questions…

Samantha Bee Will Host ‘Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner’

Samantha Bee, host of TBS’ Full Frontal, announced on Monday that she will host an alternative event to the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington D.C. this spring. “Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner,” as it as being called, will be held on April 29th, the same night President Donald Trump is set to…

Trevor Noah: How Trump Has Built His Own ‘Crazy Reality’ [VIDEO]

Trevor Noah ripped the first week of Donald Trump’s presidency to show what we can expect from here, and his assessment was pretty grim. It included a “Dark Knight” nod. “The difference between candidate Trump and President Trump is that now we have to live in his crazy reality,” Noah said. According to Noah, Trump…

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…

Trump Calls Chelsea Manning ‘Ungrateful Traitor’

Regardless of Trump’s own long history of calling former President Barack Obama a “weak” leader on Thursday morning he went after Army leaker Chelsea Manning for his critical words about Obama’s leadership style. “Ungrateful TRAITOR Chelsea Manning, who should never have been released from prison, is now calling President Obama a weak leader,” Trump wrote…

Shia LaBeouf Arrested At “He Will Not Divide Us” Protest In Queens

LaBeouf was arrested on misdemeanor assault and other charges after the altercation, which police said wasn’t necessarily about Trump. Shia LaBeouf was arrested after an altercation at a live-streamed anti-Trump protest he has been leading in Queens, police said Thursday morning. Video from the live stream shows the 30-year-old actor and performance artist being led…

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…

Nikki Haley Confirmed As U.S. Ambassador To The U.N.

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley (R) as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations in a 96-4 vote. Haley resigned shortly after the vote, and Lt. Gov Henry McMaster (R) was sworn in to replace her for the final two years of her term. During her confirmation hearing, Democrats challenged…

Trump Adviser Gary Cohn Gets $100M Goldman Payout

President Trump’s top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, will leave his post at Goldman Sachs with a payout worth more than $100 million. The former second-in-command at the Wall Street firm has been tapped by the commander-in-chief to head the National Economic Council. Cohn worked at the investment bank for 25 years, but he was forced…

Trump Will Keep James Comey as FBI Director

President Donald Trump has asked FBI Director James Comey to stay in his post, The New York Times reported Tuesday. Comey was vehemently criticized for sending a letter to members of Congress relating to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server just 10 days before the presidential election. He reversed course a week later,…

Report: Michael Flynn Under Investigation for Russia Ties

The National Security Adviser to President Trump’s new administration Michael Flynn its under investigation—and possibly still is—for what has been described as his “repeated contacts” with a Russian official, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday. Flynn’s communications have been under scrutiny by the FBI, CIA, National Security Agency, and the Treasury Department as part of…

Trump’s America: Canadians Traveling To Womens March’s Denied Entry

A group of canadians on their way to the Women’s March in Washington told the border agents their plans to march, after this cars were searched and phones examined, and each person was fingerprinted and had their photo taken Relations between Canada and the United States are under scrutiny following the election of Trump, who…

Protesters Make Their Mark On Trump’s Inauguration

Several protesters are bearing signs reading “Let freedom ring” and “Free Palestine,” pitching diverse causes but united against the incoming president demonstrated in the early hours of Inauguration Day, intent on making their mark as Donald Trump prepared to take office. Dozens lined up across a security checkpoint near the Capitol, some wearing orange jumpsuits…

Trump Pays Out His $25 Million Trump University Settlement

Donald Trump quietly paid out $25 million on Tuesday night to settle litigation against his now defunct Trump University, one day before the deadline and three days before he is set to be inaugurated. The funds were deposited into an escrow account by the Trump Entrepreneur Initiative (Trump University had to change its name to…

Ex-Apprentice Summer Zervos Files Defamation Lawsuit Against Trump

Los Angeles based attorney Gloria Allred held a press conference on Tuesday during which she announced that former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos filed a defamation lawsuit against President-elect Donald Trump, accusing him of lying about touching her in a sexually inappropriate way. During the press conference, Allred described the alleged actions she says Trump did…

Putin: Those Who Leaked Trump Dossier ‘Worse Than Prostitutes’

At a news conference Tuesday morning, Russian President Vladimir Putin accused President Obama’s administration of attempting to “undermine the legitimacy” of President-elect Donald Trump. Addressing the unconfirmed dossier that surfaced last week alleging Russia has compromising information on Trump, Putin reportedly said anyone circulating the “fake” claims about the president-elect is “worse than prostitutes.” Putin…

Trump Heads To Inauguration With Historical Low Poll Numbers

Three new polls show President-elect Donald Trump being viewed favorably by about 40 percent of Americans, a huge shortfall from the approval numbers for Trump’s four predecessors. In Gallup and Washington Post/ABC News polls, Trump is viewed favorably by 40 percent and unfavorably by 55 percent (Gallup) and 54 percent (WaPo), while a CNN/ORC poll…

Trump Insults American Hero John Lewis: Worry About Your ‘Crime Infested’ District

On Saturday morning President-elect Donald Trump attacked hero of American history John Lewis for stating that Trump was not a “legitimate” president. “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election…

Mexican President Reiterates Mexico Won’t Pay For Trump’s Wall

On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump assured Americans that while taxpayers will initially fund his border wall, Mexico will eventually reimburse the cost. “I don’t feel like waiting a year or year and a half,” Trump told the media at his first press conference in nearly six months. “We’re going to start building. Mexico in some…

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…