Tag: Presidential elections

Trump Wants to Revamp Spy Agency

President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly working with advisers on a plan to restructure the country’s top spy agency due to a belief that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has become politicized. This comes after Trump has publicly mocked U.S. intelligence agencies and their conclusion that Russian-backed hackers were involved in disrupting the…

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…

GOP Plans To Tear Down Obama’s Legacy As New 115th Congress Sworn In Today

The 115th Congress begins Tuesday with Republicans, set to control the House, Senate, and presidency for the first time since 2006, planning to start dismantling many Obama-era financial and environmental regulations, and undo parts of Obama’s signature healthcare reform law. President Obama is meeting with fellow Democrats on Wednesday to discuss how to prevent ObamaCare…

Trump Promises A Revelation On Russian Hacking [VIDEO]

President-elect Donald Trump says he knows “things that other people don’t know” about Russia’s alleged hacking during the presidential election. Speaking to reporters outside his Mar-A-Lago estate while on his way to a New Year’s Eve party on Saturday night, Trump promised to disclose the information in a few days, saying “you will find out…

Putin: I Won’t Expel U.S. Diplomats

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia will not expel 35 U.S. diplomats in response to new U.S. sanctions, as was recommended by Russia’s foreign ministry. Instead, Putin said he will wait and see what President-elect Donald Trump does when he takes office before deciding what steps to take. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov…

US Sanctions Russia Over Hacking, Expels 35 Officials

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury responded to Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election by announcing sanctions against six individuals and five entities — including two Russian intelligence services — thought to be involved in “malicious cyber-enabled activities.” The economic penalties followed President Obama’s issuance of an executive order expanding the…

Trump On “Russia Mess”: We Should “Get On With Our Lives”

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday dismissed talk of sanctioning Russia for interfering in the presidential election, offering what sounded more like a post-breakup pep talk than anything else. “I think we ought to get on with our lives,” he told reporters outside his Mar-A-Lago estate. As for the conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia…

Trump: The UN ‘Just A Club’ For People To ‘Have A Good Time’

President-elect Donald Trump on Monday afternoon took to Twitter to air his thoughts about the United Nations, calling the international diplomacy group “just a club for people to get together, talk, and have a good time.” Trump said the organization has “such great potential” but neglects to use it, saying the state of the U.N.…

Trump Gets ‘Very Nice’ Christmas Letter From Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump in which he highlighted “serious global and regional challenges” the two countries will face. The letter was released in full my Trump’s transition team on Friday. “I hope that after you assume the position of the President of the United States of America we…

Trump To Mika On Nukes: ‘Let It Be An Arms Race’ [VIDEO]

MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski said Friday morning that President-elect Donald Trump told her, “Let it be an arms race. We will out-match them at every pass and out-last them all.” Trump’s comments were referring to nuclear weapons, a discussion which he revived on Thursday after he declared on Twitter that the U.S. “must greatly strengthen…

Keith Olbermann: Trump & The GOP Plan To Destroy SS [VIDEO]

Keith Olbermann tell us all about how the Banana Republicans will use Trump as chaff to deflect the dismantling of Social Security in his latest clip for The Resistance. “It’s Mr Johnson’s bill that matters here,” Olbermann said. “It explains why the Republicans are abetting the idiot-elect.” Olbermann claimed the letter “explains how deeply Johnson…

Kellyanne Conway Named Counselor To The President

President-elect Donald Trump named his former campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, to serve as counselor to the president on Thursday. The assistant position, which hasn’t been occupied under President Barack Obama since early 2015, was first created by Richard Nixon and was formerly considered to be cabinet level. “In her position, Conway will continue her role…

Donald Trump on Proposed Muslim Ban: You Know My Plans

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday called the recent attacks in Germany and Turkey “terrible” and suggested that he does not intend to reevaluate his plans to ban Muslims from immigrating to the United States, boasting that he had been “proven to be right.” “You know my plans. All along, I’ve been proven to be right.…

Report: Russia Tested Anti-Satellite Weapon

Russia is believed to have tested an anti-satellite weapon, sources told CNN early Wednesday. U.S. officials, who tracked it, said they believe it did not destroy anything because it did not create debris. They also believe Russia sent kamikaze satellites, known in Russia as “Kosmos 2499,” which have the power to cripple or destroy U.S.…

Olbermann: We Can Still Delegitimize Trump [VIDEO]

In his latest video for GQ, former MSNBC host Keith Olbermann reacts to President-elect Donald Trump’s victory in the electoral college. “Our long national nightmare…is starting,” Olbermann says at the top of his program, in which he refers to Trump as Russia’s puppet president. According to Olbermann, the electoral college failed to do their civic…

Bill Maher On Trump: He’s ‘F—ing With People’ [VIDEO]

Bill Maher ripped Donald Trump’s Cabinet picks in an interview with Attn:, “The appointments are from opposite land,” said Maher. “For education, somebody who doesn’t believe in public education. Ben Carson, for example, surgeon general, maybe because he was a surgeon. No, housing. Because what? He lives in a house? He’s just f—ing with people.…

Samantha Bee and Glenn Beck: ‘It’s All of Us Against Trumpism’ [VIDEO]

In her last interview Monday night Samantha Bee sit down with Glenn Beck to admit that they are “strange bedfellows.” But they are uniting for a common cause ― the fight against “Trumpism.” “I think that our future is going to require a broad coalition of non-partisan decency,” said Bee. “It’s not just individual people…

Electoral College Officially Votes Trump [VIDEO]

Donald Trump received 270 Electoral College votes Monday, officially securing the U.S. presidency. The vote, taken across 50 state capitals, saw few deviations from expected outcomes, with only a few electors voting against their states’ popular votes. Four of Washington state’s 12 electors refused to vote for Hillary Clinton, picking former Secretary of State Colin…

Electoral College Votes For President Monday [VIDEO]

The 538 members of the Electoral College will convene in their respective states Monday to vote for the United States’ next president, a process that is usually little more than a legal formality following the popular vote tally on Election Day. This year, however, last-ditch efforts are ongoing to convince at least 37 Republicans to…

President Obama Vows to Retaliate for Russian Hack of U.S. Election

President Barack Obama has promised to “take action” against Russia for its alleged hacking campaign during the U.S. presidential election. In excerpts of an interview with NPR released Thursday night, Obama said he’s already spoken to Russian President Vladimir Putin about revelations of Russia’s meddling in the U.S. presidential election. “I think there is no…

Trump Slams China For Seizing Drone, Calls It ‘Unpresidented Act’

In a tweet posted early Saturday morning, President-elect Donald Trump ripped China for its reported seizure of a U.S. Navy unmanned underwater drone in the South China Sea. Trump called it an “unprecedented act”—spelled “unpresidented” in the initial post saved on Politwoops, which the President-elect later deleted and reposted with the correct spelling. Navy Capt.…

Report: FBI Backs CIA On Russia

The FBI has backed the CIA’s conclusion that Russia intervened in the U.S. presidential election in order to help Donald Trump win, according to The Washington Post, citing U.S. officials. CIA Director John Brennan reportedly sent a memo to CIA employees telling them that “there is a strong consensus” among he, Comey and Director of…

Trump Picked Rigth Wing Hard-Liner David Friedman As AMB To Israel

President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday named far-right Israel supporter David Friedman as his pick for U.S. ambassador to Israel, a move that angered liberal U.S. Jewish groups. In a statement announcing his decision, Trump said he was confident Friedman would “maintain the special relationship between our two countries.” Friedman, a Long Island bankruptcy lawyer who…

Trump Picks Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke for Secretary of Interior

President-elect Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he planned to nominate Montana Rep. Ryan Zinke as secretary of interior. “He has built one of the strongest track records on championing regulatory relief, forest management, responsible energy development and public land issues,” Trump said in a statement. “As a former Navy SEAL, he has incredible leadership…

Trump Bans Twitter From Tech Meeting Over Crooked Hillary Emoji

Twitter was excluded from President-elect Donald Trump’s Wednesday meeting with tech executives as retribution for refusing to allow an emoji version of the hashtag #CrookedHillary during the campaign, Politico reported based on a source close to the situation. While Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Tesla were all represented at the pre-presidential meet-up, Twitter—considered Trump’s main source…

Romney’s Refusal to Apologize Cost Him Trump Job

Mitt Romney declined to apologize for his past criticism of Donald Trump, costing him a job as secretary of State for the incoming GOP administration, CNN reported on Wednesday. Romney and Trump famously met for dinner to discuss a cabinet role, and despite protestations from top aides Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon, the president-elect continued…

Putin Personally Involved in U.S. Election Hack

U.S. intelligence officials now believe with “a high level of confidence” that Russian President Vladimir Putin became personally involved in the covert Russian campaign to interfere in the U.S. presidential election, senior U.S. intelligence officials told NBC News. Two senior officials with direct access to the information say new intelligence shows that Putin personally directed…

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…

At Least 1/4 Electoral College Democrats Want Intel Briefing

Almost 25 percent of the Democrats that make up the Electoral College have requested an intelligence-community briefing on the purported foreign intervention in the presidential election. Fifty-four of the 232 Democrats in the group have called on Director of National Intelligence James Clapper to authorize such a briefing becore the official vote on Dec. 19.…