Trump Should Be ‘Scared’ Of Comey Testimony, Says Former FBI Director’s Friend

May 25, 2017

… Trump and answer some questions over whether the president had inappropriately sought to influence the FBIs work. The former FBI Director is also expected to elaborateon a specific meeting, in which, according to a memo written by Comey, the president asked for a half of investigations into former national security Advisor Mike Flyyn. After news of the memos existence broke, Wittes said he became concerned about things Comey had told him in the past about the president. Wittes told CNN, I was …

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P.C. Trump Abandons Radical Islamic Terror

May 23, 2017

… by White House strategist Stephen Miller, the architect of the administrations proposed ban on immigration from six Muslim-majority nations. But its language was softer than language on Islam used by aides such as national security Council spokesman Michael Anton or White House counterterrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka, who see the war on terrorism as an ideological struggle against fundamentalist Islam. The speechs departure from Trump campaign rhetoric could also irk segments of Trumps base …

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Tips for dealing with a toddler and also Donald Trump

May 21, 2017

… to Foreign Policy. Attention span. Asking heads of state to speak 2-4 minutes. Because of Trump’s attention span. https://t.co/nBxWWdlbgj Christine Brandt (@LavishTantrums) May 17, 2017 Make sure you tell him how well he’s doing hahaha Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock As president, Trump is often briefed on matters of national security. But Trump doesn’t much like to read, so national security Council folks have had to take creative approaches to getting Trump to finish …

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What is obstruction of justice?

May 18, 2017

Washington (CNN)In the wake of reports that President Donald Trump told former FBI Director James Comey to end a probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, questions are being raised about whether the President’s actions amounted to obstruction of justice. “‘Close it down’ is an instruction to stop investigating President Trump’s campaign,” CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Tuesday. “Richard Nixon was …

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Gergen: ‘We’re in impeachment territory now’

May 17, 2017

(CNN)If President Trump truly did ask James Comey to end the investigation into national security adviser Michael Flynn — as the former FBI director is said to have claimed in a memo — then the United States has reached a rare tipping point, David Gergen said Tuesday night. “After watching the Clinton impeachment I thought I’d never see another one, but I think we’re in impeachment territory now for the first time,” he told Anderson Cooper during a live CNN …

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Dershowitz: Most serious charge ever against a sitting US president

May 16, 2017

… President reportedly relayed specific classified intelligence. Multiple administration officials denied the story, including national security adviser H.R. McMaster, who said, “I was in the room, it didn’t happen” and “at no time were intelligence sources or methods discussed and the President did not disclose any military operations that weren’t already publicly known.” …

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Trump again reveals his dangerous incompetence

May 16, 2017

… Trump’s national security adviser who participated in the meeting, insisted to reporters, “At no time were intelligence sources or methods discussed and the President did not disclose any military operations that weren’t already publicly known … I was in the room. It didn’t happen.” But security experts say this is a non-denial denial. The Post’s sources say Trump did not directly reveal methods, but gave the Russians enough detail that they could …

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Intel officials: Trump disclosure ‘carelessly’ threatened relationship with ally

May 16, 2017

Washington (CNN)A Washington Post report that President Donald Trump shared highly classified information with Russian diplomats in a meeting last week drew immediate reactions from intelligence officials, who warn any revelations jeopardizing “a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State” would severely impact international cooperation on matters of national security. The report claims that Trump relayed sensitive details gathered through an intelligence-sharing …

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