Tag: Donald Trump

Rick Gates Agrees to Testify Against Paul Manafort

Rick Gates, the former Trump campaign aide indicted on money-laundering charges in October, has agreed to testify against former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, the Los Angeles Times reports. “Rick Gates is going to change his plea to guilty,” a source was quoted as saying by the Times, adding that the revised plea will be presented…

Trump Dares ‘Very Insecure’ Oprah To Run In 2020

President Trump was up late Sunday night directing his fury towards Oprah Winfrey after watching her on 60 Minutes. Oprah led a discussion on the CBS show about Trump’s first year with voters from across the political spectrum—but clearly not to the President’s satisfaction. Trump tweeted: “Just watched a very insecure Oprah Winfrey, who at…

Trump: ‘I Never Said Russia Did Not Meddle In The Election’

“I never said Russia did not meddle in the election,” President Trump tweeted early Sunday. “I said ‘it may be Russia, or China or another country or group, or it may be a 400 pound genius sitting in bed and playing with his computer,’” he continued. “The Russian ‘hoax’ was that the Trump campaign colluded…

Mueller Indicts 13 Russian Over Election Interference

Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian companies for interfering in the 2016 U.S. election. The lead defendant is the “Internet Research Agency,” known as Russia’s “troll farm.” They are charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, and aggravated identity…

Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal Claims She Had An Affair with Trump

Ronan Farrow claims that Trump began a sexual relationship with former Playboy Playmate of the Year Karen McDougal in 2006, less than two years after he married Melania Trump and a few months after the birth of their son, Barron. While McDougal was restricted from speaking to The New Yorker about her story, having signed…

Report: Bannon Interviewed By Mueller For Multiple Days

Steve Bannon was interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller over multiple days this week, two sources told NBC News on Thursday. The former chief strategist to President Trump sat down with Mueller for a total of roughly 20 hours as part of the special counsel’s probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election. This comes…

Trump: ‘I’d Love To See A Shutdown’

President Trump urged Republican lawmakers to shut down the government later this week if they can’t tighten immigration laws in an upcoming budget deal. “If we don’t change the legislation, if we don’t get rid of these loopholes where killers are allowed to come into our country and continue to kill … let’s have a…

Trump’s Attorneys Want Him To Refuse An Interview With Mueller

Attorneys for President Trump have advised him against sitting down for an interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, four people briefed on the matter told The New York Times. Trump has publicly declared that he is open to speaking with Mueller, who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and whether Trump obstructed…

Trump Accuses ‘Little Adam Schiff’ Of Criminal Leaks

On a Monday morning spent watching Fox & Friends, Trump went after the Democrat and ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, deriding him as “Little Adam Schiff.” If the memo was really about oversight, committee members would want to read the underlying documents and bring in the FBI. Republicans voted against both. The interest…

Quincy Jones: ‘I Used to Date Ivanka’ Trump

In a interview with Vulture, music producer Quincy Jones claimed that he “used to date” Ivanka Trump, who he called “a fine motherfucker” who “had the most beautiful legs I ever saw in my life.” Then added: “Wrong father, though.” The 84-year-old, who also said President Trump was a “crazy motherfucker” who is “limited mentally—a…

House Republicans Release Nunes Memo Without Redactions

Watch MSNBC LIVE CLICK HERE FOR POLITICS STREAM President Trump on Friday approved the complete declassification of a controversial memo compiled by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee. The four-page memo, compiled by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), was subsequently released by the House. It purports to contain proof of “a troubling breakdown of legal processes…

Trump Asked Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein if he was ‘On His Team’

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein visited the White House in December seeking President Donald Trump’s help. The top Justice Department official in the Russia investigation wanted Trump’s support in fighting off document demands from House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes. But the President had other priorities ahead of a key appearance by Rosenstein on the Hill,…

Trump Says He’s Willing To Testify Under Oath To Mueller

President Trump said on Wednesday he is “looking forward” to speaking under oath with Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Speaking to reporters as he prepared to leave for the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump also said the interview could come in…

Trump In Switzerland Attends World Economic Forum

President Trump arrived in Switzerland on Thursday for two days at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Trump is expected to meet with world leaders, host a dinner for European business leaders, mingle with the elites at a reception, and give a keynote speech Friday. Trump is only the second sitting U.S. president to attend…

Trump Asked Acting FBI Director Who He Voted For in WH Meeting

Shortly after President Trump fired his FBI director in May, he summoned to the Oval Office the bureau’s acting director for a get-to-know-you meeting. The two men exchanged pleasantries, but before long, Trump, according to several current and former U.S. officials, asked Andrew McCabe a pointed question: Whom did he vote for in the 2016…

Schumer Retracts Offer On Funding Trump’s Border Wall

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) told the White House this week that he has retracted his offer to provide funds for the border wall well above the $1.6 billion that President Trump originally requested, Politico reported Tuesday. Sources say that “Trump will simply not get a better deal than that on his signature campaign…

Pence Speaks At Israel’s Knesset After Public Scolding In Jordan

Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Israel late Sunday after tense meetings with the leaders of Jordan and Egypt, who publicly scolded him for President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Jordan’s King Abdullah II gave Pence a “candid and frank” talk about the U.S. decision, warning it would likely exacerbate…

Senate To Vote Monday Afternoon On Reopening Government

With no deal made Sunday night, the Senate adjourned and will vote at noon Monday on a bill to reopen the government for at least three weeks. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) wanted to hold a vote at 10 p.m. Sunday, but Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) objected, saying there still wasn’t a…

FBI Investigating If Russian Money Went to the NRA to Help Trump

The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump win the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter have told McClatchy. FBI counterintelligence investigators have focused on the activities of Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of Russia’s central…

Colbert Mocks Trump Comparing Porn Star Stormy Daniels To Ivanka

Stephen Colbert mocked President Trump on Wednesday night on the details of his alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels, revealing in a 2011 interview she did with In Touch Magazine. The Late Show host started off by complimenting the publication for getting the scoop long before Trump’s lawyer had her sign a non-disclosure agreement…

Trump Administration Bars Haiti From Guest-Worker Visa Program

The Department of Homeland Security has removed Haiti from a list of countries eligible for a program granting U.S. visas to low-skilled workers, Reuters reports. The Trump administration announced the news less than a week after President Trump questioned why the U.S. would want immigrants from Haiti in a meeting where he reportedly called Haiti…

Trump Responds To John Kelly: The Wall Is The Wall

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told House Democrats and Fox News on Wednesday that President Trump wants a deal to protect DREAMers but also $20 billion to build 700 miles of “physical barrier” along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump has “evolved” in his “uniformed” immigration and border wall ideas since the campaign, Kelly said.…

Fox News Chose Not To Publish Story About Trump, Porn Star Before Election

One month before the 2016 presidential election, Fox News had a story ready to go about an alleged affair between adult film actress Stormy Daniels and President Trump, but never published it, four people familiar with the matter told CNN. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that in October 2016, Trump’s personal attorney, Michael…

The Sh*twinds are Blowing, Senators Calling for Trump to Resign Over Sh*tstorm

Prominent figures in the U.S. and abroad have condemned Trumps remarks calling countries like Haiti and El Salvador “shitholes.” Haitian and U.S. activists as well as U.S. lawmakers, including Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, joined many in the U.S. and abroad in slamming President Donald Trump’s latest immigration comments calling it “morally inadequate,” and “racist”. Earlier…

Trump Denies Calling Haiti, African Countries ‘Shitholes’

President Trump on Friday denied referring to Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations as “shithole countries” during a bipartisan meeting with senators on Thursday. A Democratic aide told NBC News that lawmakers were in the Oval Office discussing changes to the visa lottery system when talk turned to immigrants from Africa and Trump asked why…

Trump Doesn’t Want Immigrants From ‘Shithole Countries’

President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to two people briefed on the meeting. Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here? Trump said, according…

Trump’s FISA Tweets: ‘We Weren’t Confused,’ You Were

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders faced a lot of questions today over President Donald Trump‘s tweeting and his shifting opinions about the the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). As the House of Representatives voted today on whether to reauthorize the surveillance program, Trump offered criticism for FISA before expressing support for it two hours later.…

Trump: ‘I Probably Have a Very Good Relationship’ With N. Korea

“I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un,” President Trump told the Wall Street Journal, contrary to literally everything he has said about the North Korean dictator. “I have relationships with people. I think you people are surprised,” the president added. Despite his claim to a possibly good relationship with Kim, Trump…

Report: Trump Is Seeking To Avoid Direct Mueller Interview

President Trump’s legal team has been discussing how he could avoid an interview with the FBI or special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigators as part of the probe into Russian meddling in during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a new report from NBC News. Such internal discussions reportedly began just after Paul Manafort, the former…