Washington Post: Kushner proposed secret communication channel with Kremlin

May 27, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and trusted aide Jared Kushner may have discussed creating a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin with Russia’s ambassador Sergei Kislyak, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing US officials briefed on intelligence reports. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsFree Image Plugin For WordPress Free images plugin allows you to choose from millions of royalty free …

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Trump lost travel ban fight before it began

May 27, 2017

(CNN)In announcing the first travel ban in January, President Donald Trump said, “This is the ‘Protection of the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.’ We all know what that means.” Phil Mudd: Trump travel ban ‘ass-backwards’ …

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Reports: Jared Kushner a ‘focus’ in Russia probe

May 26, 2017

Washington (CNN)The investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 election is partly focusing on Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and a key aide, The Washington Post and NBC News reported Thursday. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsBreeze Builder special golden opportunityKambo Membership Yearly WP Tweet Machine RESELLERS License 10 eCover Wizard Pro [Logo Crate Special] Create Amazing 3D eCovers in Seconds with this Easy to Use Software! …

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

May 25, 2017

President Donald Trump should be concerned when former FBI Director James Comey testifies before Congress later this month. That, at least, is the view from a self-described confidant of Comeys, Benjamin Wittes. Wittes spoke to CNNs Anderson Cooper on Tuesday night, telling the anchor, I thoughtit was interesting and very telling that he [Comey]declined any opportunity to tell his story in private. He clearly wants to do it in a public setting And I think thats a reflection of the fact that …

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Trump expected to retain private attorney

May 24, 2017

(CNN)President Donald Trump is expected to hire attorney Marc Kasowitz to represent him on matters related to the inquiry into his campaign’s alleged ties to Russia, according to a senior administration official and a person close to Trump. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsProfitMozo Pro Plan Amazingly Easy and Fast, 1 Click Landing Page builder software, that Creates High Converting Marketing Pages and drives tons of High Quality Traffic from Social Media on …

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Trump Administrations Womens Rights Lip Service Turns Irony Up to 11

May 24, 2017

Today, White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced to a room of incredulous reporters that President Donald Trump made womens empowerment a priority during his campaign. But that wasnt even the emptiest gesture the Trump administration made for womens rights today. After civilization collapses and humans are all but wiped from Earths memory, all that will be left are cockroaches and the echoes of bitter guffaws of feminists who watched this years International Women of Courage Awards. …

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P.C. Trump Abandons Radical Islamic Terror

May 23, 2017

President Donald Trump softened his anti-Islamic campaign rhetoric in a speech in Saudi Arabia Sunday meant to reset U.S. relations with the Muslim world, and spur Arab leaders to do more to fight terrorism, in return for Americas help countering their nemesis Iran. This is not a battle between different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations, Trump said in the lavish conference hall on his second day in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This is a battle between good and evil. Trump, who …

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Trump’s budget, with substantial and symbolic cuts, could be politically tricky for Republicans

May 23, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget will propose substantial cuts to anti-poverty and social safety net programs when it is released on Tuesday, offering Americans a substantially different view on government as the President tries to make good on promises he made during the 2016 campaign. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsProfitBuilder – Standard Generate leads and increase revenue using the #1 drag and drop landing page builder for …

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Saudis, UAE pledge $100 million to Ivanka Trump-proposed fund

May 22, 2017

(CNN)Just two days into President Donald Trump debut foreign trip, a member of his inner-circle has already reaped benefits to the tune of $100 million. In a sunlit ballroom Sunday morning at the Tuwaiq Palace in Saudi Arabia, Ivanka Trump’s proposed Women Entrepreneurs Fund — a concept she first shared during her own inaugural international trip as first daughter last month to Berlin, Germany — was promised a combined $100 million by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates …

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Chicago launches campaign in response to Trump’s immigration policies

May 22, 2017

(CNN)The city of Chicago is launching a campaign in response to President Donald Trump’s threats to cut off funding for sanctuary cities. “One Chicago” was established on Sunday afternoon in response to the growing needs of the city’s refugee and immigrant populations. The campaign slogan reads: “Three million residents, three million stories, one Chicago.” …

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Tips for dealing with a toddler and also Donald Trump

May 21, 2017

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos.Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock Donald Trump is a man whose behavior follows the whim of his impulses and tantrums, much like a toddler, and the world is scrambling to accommodate it. Officials in the White House and from governments around the globe have tailored aspects of governance to the new president to fit his notoriously short attention span and need for praise. SEE ALSO: Trump’s fave …

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Partisans bend to label Trump’s ‘bow’

May 21, 2017

(CNN)The action lasted mere seconds, but it has split social media and left people pondering: When is a bend a bow? During the first stop on his inaugural trip abroad, President Donald Trump, like presidents before him, was honored with Saudi Arabia’s highest civilian honor, the Order of Abdulaziz al-Saud. But no sooner had the six-foot-two President leaned in so the much shorter Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud could place the medal around his neck then the politically tinged …

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President’s fiscal 2018 budget would slash EPA spending by 30%

May 21, 2017

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2018 budget request would slash EPA spending by almost a third, according to a copy of the President’s proposal obtained by CNN. The budget blueprint, which the White House plans to submit to Congress next week, would cut the EPA’s total budget by more than 30% and its operational budget by 35% compared to current funding levels. Some of the biggest cuts would go to categorical grants for science and technology and environmental …

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Here’s who Trump has called a ‘nut job’

May 20, 2017

Washington (CNN)“Nut job” seems to be one of President Donald Trump’s favorite insults for his political foes. The President — who The New York Times reported Friday bragged to two Russian officials that firing “nut job” FBI Director James Comey eased “great pressure” on him in regard to the Russia probe — has a history of slapping the label on people he disagrees with. By definition, nut job means a “mentally unbalanced person,” …

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Callan: Obstruction of justice case just took quantum leap

May 20, 2017

(CNN)On Friday the potential for an obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump took a quantum leap in strength and legal sustainability when the New York Times reported that Trump had advised two of the investigation’s targets that the Russia “pressure” was off and that Trump had fired FBI Director James Comey, who he described as a “nut.” It was shocking enough that the President had invited two of the targets of an ongoing FBI counter …

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GOP congressman: Comey may break his silence as early as next week

May 19, 2017

(CNN)A Republican congressman said Thursday night that Congress and the nation may be just days away from James Comey breaking his silence after being fired as FBI director by President Donald Trump. A senior GOP source previously told CNN it was unlikely Comey would testify publicly now that former FBI Director Robert Mueller has been named special counsel for the investigation into possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Hurd also disagreed with the President’s …

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First on CNN: House Russia investigators get access to Treasury data

May 19, 2017

(CNN)Investigators on the House intelligence committees have obtained access to valuable data from the Treasury Department, a development that will open their doors to investigate possible connections between President Donald Trump’s business empire and Russians, CNN has learned. Investigators received access to the financial data this week, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the development. Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee told …

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Israelis on edge before Trump visit

May 19, 2017

Jerusalem (CNN)Only days before President Donald Trump visits Jerusalem, Israeli politicians describe an atmosphere of “nervousness” and “confusion.” One politician put it more bluntly. “No one has any idea what the plan is.” Confusion over status of Western Wall …

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Mueller and Comey have a history

May 19, 2017

Washington (CNN)Just over a week after President Donald Trump fired James Comey as FBI director, the Department of Justice appointed Comey’s predecessor, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, as special counsel for the investigation into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election. The two former FBI chiefs have a unique relationship, stemming in large part from working side by side during a major confrontation with the Bush administration. By sheer coincidence, this week marked 10 …

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Kevin McCarthy: Comment that Putin is paying Trump was bad joke

May 18, 2017

(CNN)House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says his assertion last year that Russian President Vladimir Putin was paying President Donald Trump was merely a bad attempt at humor. “That’s all there is to it,” McCarthy added. “No one believes it to be true.” The Post reported McCarthy said in a conversation with fellow Republican leaders: “There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” according to a recording of the June 2016 …

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Trump donors closely watch the daily fracas, whether it’s Comey or Israel

May 18, 2017

Washington (CNN)The scandals that are metastasizing around the Trump administration are rankling some of the President’s largest contributors, who were already in short supply after his insurgent campaign. The political fallout of President Donald Trump’s decision to fire James Comey grew messier this week when news emerged that he had allegedly urged the FBI director to drop an investigation into Trump’s former aide. It’s another distraction for Trump’s …

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This is what Obama told his friend about Donald Trump

May 18, 2017

(CNN)While President Donald Trump is embroiled in controversy — with regularity — Barack and Michelle Obama are enjoying a less-harried lifestyle these days, at least according to the cover story in the new issue of People magazine. Also of note in the feature? Barack Obama apparently thinks Trump is full of it. “He’s nothing but a bullshitter,” is what a friend who spoke with People said of how the former president described the current president shortly after …

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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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Friend of Trump: Comey was not obligated to tell Congress

May 17, 2017

(CNN)A friend of President Donald Trump told CNN that former FBI Director James Comey should not have gone to Congress with the information he detailed in a memo — as some have suggested — explosive details from which were made public Tuesday. This source, who has knowledge of the legal issues surrounding Comey, said he “was in the middle of an ongoing investigation” and “everybody would lawyer up and head for the hills.” The source said Comey did the right …

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Behind the scenes of the hunt for a new FBI director

May 17, 2017

… America. The Justice Department leaders did not ask candidates if they will promise to do the political will of President Donald Trump or for a pledge of loyalty to the President, according to one source who said, “Definitely not. And it’s fortunate they did not ask for that.” …

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