Tag: George W. Bush

Bannon Threatened to Leave White House Over Clash With Kushner

Steve Bannon, former executive chair of Breitbart News and current chief strategist at the White House, threatened to quit over a clash with the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, Politico reports. Bannon believes that Kushner, who has taken on an increasingly important position within the administration over the last few weeks, is trying to undermine his…

Rick Perry Added to NSC After Bannon’s Ouster

Following top White House strategist Steve Bannon’s Wednesday morning ouster from the National Security Council, the president has reportedly added Energy Secretary Rick Perry to fill the vacancy. Along with Perry, Trump added the director of national intelligence, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the director of the CIA, and the U.S. ambassador…

President Trump’s Company Pursues Second Washington Hotel

President Trump’s company is actively seeking to open a second Washington hotel as part of a planned nationwide expansion, potentially creating another venue where he stands to benefit financially from customers doing business in the nation’s capital. Representatives of the Trump Organization, now run by the president’s adult sons, have inquired in recent months about…

Nunes: Manafort Will Testify to Intel Committee

A lawyer for Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, reached out to the House Intelligence Committee to volunteer his testimony before the panel, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said during a Friday press conference. Manafort has offered to be “voluntarily interviewed” by the committee, but whether it will happen in either open or closed session…

Manafort Worked For Russian Billionaire To ‘Benefit Putin Government’

Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign chairman, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to “greatly benefit the Putin government,” according to documents obtained by the Associated Press. The new report directly contradicts the Trump administration and Manafort, who have both alleged that the former campaign operative never worked on behalf of Russian interests. In his…

Ivanka Trump to Move Into White House Office

Ivanka Trump will begin working from a White House office, despite previously stating that she would not take a formal role in her father’s administration, Politico reports. Trump’s new West Wing office will be located on the second floor, next to that of senior adviser Dina Powell. Trump’s new unofficial position will come with a…

Jeff Sessions Asks Resignations Of 46 U.S. Attorneys

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday asked the remaining 46 U.S. attorneys appointed by President Obama to resign “in order to ensure a uniform transition,” Reuters reported. “Until the new U.S. attorneys are confirmed, the dedicated career prosecutors in our U.S. attorney’s offices will continue the great work of the department in investigating, prosecuting, and…

George W. Bush Rips Trump On Media, Immigration [VIDEO]

Former President George W. Bush ripped President Donald Trump on his views about the media and immigration on an interview with Matt Lauer on NBC’s TODAY show, Bush said the news media are “indispensable to democracy” and said he is in favor of an immigration policy that is “welcoming and upholds the law.” Trump has…

AP: Trump To Mobilize 100,000 National Guard Troops On Immigrants

The Trump administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,000 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants, including millions living nowhere near the Mexico border, according to a draft memo obtained by The Associated Press. The 11-page document calls for the unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement as far north as Portland,…

Robert Harward Turns Down Trump’s Offer To Replace Flynn

Robert Harward confirmed Thursday night he did not accept President Trump’s offer to become the next national security adviser. Harward, a retired vice admiral who once served as deputy commander of U.S. Central Command and is now a senior executive at Lockheed Martin, told The Associated Press it was “purely a personal issue. I’m in…

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…

Senate Confirms Tom Price As HHS Secretary

On Monday the Senate voted 52 to 47 to confirm Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to lead the Health and Human Services Department. The party-line vote was the fourth contested Cabinet vote in a row. Democrats argued before the vote that Price, a seven-term congressman and former orthopedic surgeon, had failed to come clean about some…

Federal Court Rules Against Trump & Reinstating Travel Ban

A federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled against reinstating President Donald Trump’s ban on travelers from seven predominantly Muslim nations. READ THE COURT’S RULING (PDF) CLICK HERE Citing a failure by the government to show that a stay of a lower-court ruling that suspended the ban would “cause irreparable damage,” a panel of three…

Trump: Even ‘Bad’ High-School Students Would Rule in My Favor

President Trump on Wednesday spoke on behalf of his own executive order in front of law-enforcement officers. Reading from U.S. law, he declared that even a “bad high-school student” would side with him in his legal battle to keep citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S. “This was done, very importantly, for…

John Yoo: Trump Has Gone Too Far

John Yoo, who once advised President George W. Bush to take “vigorous, perhaps extreme, measures to protect the nation” in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, wrote in an opinion column in The New York Times on Monday that he believes President Trump’s actions are concerning. Yoo mentioned various examples, from the…

Aussie PM Stands Up to ‘Bully’ Trump [VIDEO]

According to a report in The Washington Post, President Trump had a contentious call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in which he blasted him for a refugee agreement between the two countries, allegedly bragged about his electoral win, and abruptly ended the conversation nearly 30 minutes early. Trump also reportedly told Turnbull that among…

Trump to Senate GOP: Go Nuclear on SCOTUS Vote

On Wednesday President Trump said that he would be fine with the Senate changing rules to pass his Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, with just 50 votes as opposed to the necessary 60 required now. “Yes, if we end up with the same gridlock we’ve had in Washington for longer than eight years, in all…

Trump Selects Judge Neil Gorsuch For SCOTUS

President Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday night, saying in a speech at the White House: “This may be the most transparent judicial process in history.” Gorsuch, 49, sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit and is the youngest Supreme Court nominee in 25…

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…

Trump Ready To Lift Ban On C.I.A. ‘Black Site’ Prisons

President Trump is preparing a sweeping executive order that would clear the way for the C.I.A. to reopen overseas “black site” prisons, like those where it detained and tortured terrorism suspects before former President Barack Obama shut them down. President Trump’s three-page draft order, titled “Detention and Interrogation of Enemy Combatants” and obtained by The…

Trump Expected To Order Construction Of Mexican Border Wall

On Wednesday, President Trump will order the construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials told The New York Times. Trump will sign an executive order at the Department of Homeland Security ordering that federal funds be shifted in order to build the wall, which during his campaign he vowed would be…

George H.W. Bush Hospitalized for ‘Shortness of Breath’ [VIDEO]

Former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized after experiencing “shortness of breath.” The 41st president’s office confirmed he was recently admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital and that he is responding to treatment. “He’s there. He’s fine and he’s doing really well,” Bush chief of staff Jean Becker told the Houston Chronicle. The 92-year-old former…

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…

Trump Sides With Assange On Russia Hacking

President-elect Donald Trump is seemingly taking the word of Julian Assange over that of the U.S. intelligence community, writing on Twitter that the WikiLeaks founder “said it was not the Russians who gave” him the leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee and other prominent political officials. “Julian Assange said ‘a 14 year old could…

Michael Moore: Trump ‘Is Gonna Get Us Killed’

On his latest article posted on his Facebook page Tuesday night Michael Moore blasted Donald Trump for boasting about only attending “two or three” of his daily presidential national-security briefings since being elected president. Read the complete essay below: Donald Trump Is Gonna Get Us Killed by Michael Moore A week has gone by since…

George W. Bush’s Nephew May Vote Hillary

According to the Associated Press, Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush told a small GOP crowd in San Marcos that his uncle may “potentially” go for the Democratic nominee over his own party’s nominee. When asked for clarification by the AP, the younger Bush said he was only “speculating” and had not directly heard how…

Chilcot Report: ‘Flawed Intelligence’ Led U.K. Into Iraq [VIDEO]

British Prime Minister Tony Blair wrote to President George Bush nine months before the invasion of Iraq “with an assurance that he would be with him, whatever,” a long-awaited official government inquiry into the invasion has found. The finding is grabbing early headlines in reporting of the Chilcot Report, published today, which documents the entire…

Will Ferrell Is Back On ‘SNL’ As George W Bush To Mock GOPers [VIDEO]

Will Ferrell does George W. Bush once again for Saturday Night Live to mock the current crop of Republican presidential candidates and announce that “Bush” is running for president again. This is an important day. I’ve made a big decision. I’m entering the race for the President of the United States of America,” Ferrell said…