Tag: Elections

Trump Accuses Obama of Tapping His Phones At Trump Tower

President Donald Trump took to Twitter early Saturday to accuse former President Barack Obama of tapping his phones ahead of the election. “Is it legal for a sitting President to be “wire tapping” a race for president prior to an election? Turned down by court earlier. A NEW LOW!” he wrote. He went on to…

Ben Carson Wins Confirmation As Housing Secretary

The Senate has confirmed retired neurosurgeon and former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson as housing secretary. The vote was 58-41. Carson will lead an agency of some 8,300 employees and a budget of about $47 billion. Carson has no government or housing policy experience. Despite that, his nomination cleared a Senate committee in January on…

Pelosi: AG Sessions Should Resign After Lying Under Oath

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign after The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday evening that he spoke with the Russian ambassador during Donald Trump’s campaign. In a statement released late Wednesday, Pelosi said Sessions is “not fit to serve as the top law-enforcement officer…

Top GOPers Urge Sessions To Recuse Himself After Russia Revelations

In a tweet Thursday morning, House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to “recuse himself” from investigations of the Trump administration’s ties to Russia. Chaffetz also urged Sessions to “clarify his testimony” in light of recent reports that Sessions twice spoke to Sergey Kislyak, Russian ambassador to the United…

Tom Perez Chosen As New DNC Chair

The Democratic National Committee met in Atlanta on Saturday and chose former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as the new DNC chair, an important step of self-definition for a party seeking new direction after its unexpected loss of the White House in November. Seven candidates were in contention for the position, but Perez, the preferred candidate…

Trump Block Free Press From WH: CNN, Buzzfeed, NYT, Politico & LA Times

Several major news outlets found themselves blocked from attending a Friday White House press briefing with Sean Spicer, the Press Secretary, the latest sign of worsening relations between the Trump administration and the media attempting to cover it. The New York Times, CNN, the Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed and Politico were among the…

WH To FBI: Request To Knock Down Trump/Russia Stories

Trump administration officials asked intelligence officials and members of Congress to help them downplay and speak out against news reports about the Trump campaign’s connections to Russian intelligence, according to a Washington Post report. These individuals reportedly called journalists attempting to “challenge” stories in the New York Times, CNN and elsewhere about top Trump advisers’…

Fox News: Trump Crossed Line Calling Media “The Enemy Of The American People”

Even his friends at Fox News know President Donald Trump crossed the line with comments referring the media as “the enemy of the American people.” Chris Wallace said on Sunday that many presidents had contentious relationships with the media, but they still recognized that an independent press was essential to America’s democracy. Wallace noted that…

Intelligence Agencies To ‘Go Nuclear’ On Trump ‘Watch Him Die In Prison’

U.S. national security officials are reportedly ready to “go nuclear” after President Donald Trump’s latest attack on the intelligence community. In a series of tweets on Tuesday and Wednesday, Trump insisted that the “real scandal” was not that former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn lied about his contact with Russia. Instead, the president blasted what…

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…

Trump Picks Alexander Acosta for Labor Secretary

President Donald Trump on Thursday announced attorney Alexander Acosta as his next labor secretary pick, just one day after fast-food executive Andrew Puzder withdrew his bid over controversies seen as likely to upend his confirmation. Acosta, who is Latino, is an attorney who has served in the Justice Department’s civil rights division, and is the…

Report: Spies Keeping Info From Trump

U.S. intelligence officials have withheld some sensitive intelligence from President Trump because of concerns about the information being leaked or compromised, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. This purported move underscores distrust between the intelligence community and the new administration as a result of reports that Trump’s campaign team had contacts with…

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,”…

New Hampshire Fires Back at Trump’s False Voting-Fraud Claims

Bipartisan New Hampshire officials fired back this week after White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller doubled down on false claims of voter fraud. On Sunday, Miller told George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s This Week: “Having worked before on a campaign in New Hampshire, I can tell you that this issue of busing voters into New…

Ku Klux Klan To Held A ‘Trump Victory Parade’ In NC

The largest Ku Klux Klan group announced a Trump victory parade in North Carolina today, along with the declaration: “TRUMP = TRUMP’S RACE UNITED MY PEOPLE.” The Loyal White Nights posted the Victory Klavalkade Klan Parade will be held on Dec. 3 and didn’t provide further details or a specific location.

#ShePersisted Goes Viral After Senate Votes To Silence Warren

GOP Turtle-Man Mitch McConnell inadvertently created a rallying cry for supporters of Sen. Elizabeth Warren when he rebuked her after the Senate voted to prevent her from speaking. As Democrats held the Senate floor overnight to protest Sen. Jeff Sessions’s (R-Ala.) nomination for attorney general, Warren quoted a 1986 letter that the late Coretta Scott…

Trump Defends Killer Putin: US Has “A Lot Of Killers” Too [VIDEO]

Vladimir Putin wants Fox News to apologies to him for calling him “a killer”, in an interview with President Trump Bill O’Reilly said “But he’s a killer, though. Putin’s a killer.” During the segment, Trump responded to say that the U.S. has “a lot of killers,” too. Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Monday ignored Trump’s…

Trump: I Will ‘Destroy’ Johnson Amendment [VIDEO]

After asking prayer for Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Apprentice ratings this morning at the National Prayer Breakfast Trump declared that religious freedom is “under threat,” He vowed to repeal an IRS rule that says pastors who endorse candidates from the pulpit risk losing their tax-exempt status. “I will get rid of and totally destroy the Johnson Amendment…

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…

Senate Dems Will Filibuster Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Senate Democrats are going to try to bring down President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick no matter who the president chooses to the fill the current vacancy. With Trump prepared to announce his nominee on Tuesday evening, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) said in an interview on Monday morning that he will filibuster any pick that…

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…

The ‘Entire Senior Level’ Of State Department Management Just Quit

The entire senior level of management officials resigned Wednesday” as part of an “ongoing mass exodus of senior foreign service officers who don’t want to stick around for the Trump era,” WaPo reported. According to the media, the action started shortly after Tillerson visited the State Department’s headquarters in Foggy Bottom on Wednesday, when the…

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…

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…