Tag: Elections

Trump Promises ‘Major Investigation’ of Voter Fraud

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday his intention to investigate the possibility of voter fraud in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Trump has repeatedly claimed that “millions” of people voted illegally in the election, although such allegations are unsubstantiated. “I will be asking for a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in…

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,…

Trump Falsely Says 5 Million Illegal Ballots Cost Him Popular Vote

President Trump spent the first 10 minutes of his first official meeting with congressional leaders talking about the “huge crowd” at his inauguration, rehashing the presidential campaign, and repeating a claim that has been debunked multiple times — that he lost the popular vote by a wide margin because of millions of illegal votes cast…

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…

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…

Donald Trump Sworn In As 45th U.S. President of the United States

Today Friday Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States when he takes the oath of office and subsequently delivers his inaugural address at the West Front of the Capitol Building, beginning at 12 p.m. ET. Trump’s day begins much earlier, though, with a private family breakfast and prayer service, a coffee…

Trump Plans To Hold Military Parades

One of the latest news about President-elect Donald Trump is that he will hold military parades while in office to be a “great cheerleader for the country.” Trump spoke at length about conveying the image of America as a great power, he said he considers it part of his job to show off the military’s…

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…

Gov. Paul LePage: John Lewis Should Thank White GOPers For Freeing Slaves

Republican Maine Gov. Paul LePage thinks civil rights legend Rep John Lewis could use a history lesson on civil rights in the United States. LePage allegedly rip Lewis for questioning President-elect Donald Trump’s legitimacy during a regular appearance on a local talk radio show, and he said Lewis needed to show more gratitude to past…

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…

18 Congressional Democrats Plan Inauguration Boycott

At least 18 House Democrats will not attend President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremonies this Friday, with some planning to leave for their home districts and others intending to march with protesters in Washington. Among those boycotting is Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights leader whom Trump criticized as “all talk” in the weekend before…

Trump Promises ‘Insurance For Everybody’

President-elect Donald Trump says his plan for replacing the Affordable Care Act is nearly complete. In an interview with The Washington Post, Trump did not reveal the specifics of his replacement package, but promised “lower numbers, much lower deductibles,” and said “we’re going to have insurance for everybody.” He also said he plans to crack…

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…

FBI Director Briefed Trump On Russian Report [VIDEO]

FBI Director James Comey informed President-elect Donald Trump about the existence of unverified allegations regarding Russian ties after an intelligence briefing at Trump Tower last Friday top U.S. officials said. Comey reportedly spoke with Trump one-on-one about the “dossier” of Russian documents that were detailed in a BuzzFeed News report published this week. A summary…

Justice Dept. Launching Probe Into FBI, DOJ Actions Ahead Of Election

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it will investigate allegations that the FBI and its chief, James Comey, did not follow proper procedures when Comey announced last July that the agency would not recommend charges for Hillary Clinton; and when Comey sent letters to members of Congress just days before the presidential 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…

James Mattis, Ben Carson, Mike Pompeo Senate Hearings – WATCH LIVE

President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet hearings continue Thursday with secretary of defense nominee James Mattis, secretary of housing and urban development nominee Ben Carson, and CIA director nominee Mike Pompeo. WATCH LIVE SENATE QUESTIONS TRUMP’S PICKS CIA CHIEF, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE & SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT < ----- While Rep. Pompeo (R-Kan.), a member…

Trump Refuses CNN Question: ‘You’re Fake News!’ [VIDEO]

President-elect Donald Trump’s Wednesday press conference devolved into a shouting match between himself and CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta. Trump yelled, “You are fake news!” as Acosta tried to press him to answer a question. The exchange was prompted by Trump calling BuzzFeed a “failing pile of garbage.” He said, “I think they’re going…

Trump On ‘Golden Showers’ Report: ‘I’m a Germaphobe’ [VIDEO]

In his first press conference as president-elect on Wednesday, Donald Trump addressed the unverified documents published the prior evening alleging that Russia had blackmail materials about his financial and sexual life. The reports alleged Trump paid prostitutes to perform “golden showers” in a hotel room during one of his visits. The president-elect denied that claim…

Rex Tillerson Trump’s Secretary Of State Faces Senate Grilling

The second day of Senate confirmation hearings started Wednesday morning with President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of state, former ExxonMobil executive Rex Tillerson facing heavy questioning, especially due to his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin. Tillerson has downplayed his relationship with Russia, though, and his prepared remarks claim “Russia today poses a danger,…

Donald Trump Scheduled To Hold First Press Conference In 6 Months Today

The last time Donald Trump held a press conference, in July, he suggested that Russia should hack the emails of his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Click here to WATCH Live Donald Trump Press Conference after #GoldeShoweGate leaks Now president-elect, Trump is scheduled to face the press at 11 a.m. ET, and he will undoubtedly get questions…

Trump: Intel Leaks Are Like ‘Nazi Germany’

President-elect Donald Trump twitted this morning about the #goldenshowersgate calling it“fake news” the new leaks to the media of alleged sex blackmail obtained by Russia. “One last shot at me. Are we living in Nazi Germany?” Trump said, declaring that he has “nothing” to do with Russia. “NO DEALS, NO LOANS, NO NOTHING!” On Tuesday,…

Protesters At Sessions Hearing: No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA

Before the confirmation hearing for Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for U.S. attorney general, protesters shouted and interrupted the proceedings. “No Trump, No KKK, No Fascist USA,” many demonstrators in the room yelled Tuesday morning before they were escorted out. Others held signs that said “End Racism—Stop Sessions.” The proceedings continued despite…

Senate Opens Confirmation Hearings Of Trump Nominee Sessions

The Senate is scheduled to launch three days of confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks on Tuesday. First up in the morning is Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Trump’s nominee for attorney general. WATCH LIVE CONFIRMATION HEARING OF TRUMP NOMINEE SESSIONS Sessions is expected to tout his conservative legal credentials; Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.)…

Jared Kushner To Be Senior Adviser To Father-In-Law Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump announced Monday that he was naming his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, as a senior White House adviser. Kushner, the 35-year-old husband of Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, served as a close adviser during the campaign, and has provided input on hiring decisions during the transition. Ivanka Trump will not immediately take on a formal…

Trump To Be Briefed On Russian Hacking Report Friday [VIDEO]

On Friday, the heads of the CIA and FBI, plus Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, are scheduled to brief President-elect Donald Trump on a 50-page classified report on Russian hacking, a day after President Obama was presented with the same findings from the U.S. intelligence community. Trump has publicly questioned the intelligence community’s findings…

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…