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                      by Conrad Black  The effect of President Trump’s address to the Conservative Political Action Committee on Sunday has become clearer this week. The key sentence was, “A Republican president will be returning to the White House.” Since the only other living Republican president, George W. Bush, is term-limited, Trump was speaking of himself. The speech was not only the best and most interesting political speech delivered in the United States since President Reagan’s successful reelection campaign in 1984, it also broke new ground in three important respects. First, by expressing once again in reasonable and credible terms the basis of his complaint about voting and vote counting irregularities in the presidential election in several critical swing states, and in avoiding exaggerated claims of the theft of millions of votes, Trump debunked the totalitarian attempt of the national media to suppress discussion of...
    New York prosecutors investigating Donald Trump and the Trump Organization are sharpening their focus on the company's long-serving chief financial officer, delving into his personal and financial affairs, according to reports. The increasing focus on CFO Allen Weisselberg is aimed at 'flipping' him to cooperate with the investigation - an attempt to turn one of Trump's most important aides into a witness against him, according to the Washington Post. Weisselberg, 73, has served as CFO to the Trump Organization for more than two decades and could provide prosecutors invaluable information about the inner workings of the company. Over the last few weeks, prosecutors working for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. have been interviewing witnesses who know Weisselberg, and have also asked them questions about his two adult children, Barry and Jack Weisselberg. Barry Weisselberg works for the Trump Organization, where he manages the company's ice rinks in Central Park;...
    Never-before-seen footage has surfaced of Alex Jones saying he is 'so sick of f**king Donald Trump' back in 2019, two years before the conspiracy theorist paid for the pro-Trump rally that preceded the Capitol riot. The video, leaked to the Southern Poverty Law Center, shows Jones ranting that he wishes he 'never would have met' both the former president or Roger Stone, Trump's ex-aide who was convicted of lying to Congress and is a member of the purported hate group the Proud Boys. The footage was an outtake of a video interview Jones paid to do in January 2019 to use as promotional material.  The far-right radio host has long been on of Trump's most vocal supporters and is now under investigation by federal authorities over his part in the January 6 riot.  Jones pushed the false claims that the election was stolen to his listeners in the weeks leading up...
    New York : The Barcelona coach, Ronald Koeman, assured that former president Josep María Bartomeu, detained on Monday by the Catalan police within the operation “Barçagate” has always “been an exceptional person”. “I know Bartomeu well and I also know Óscar Grau – the general manager also detained. It tastes very bad to me, I had important moments with them. Bartomeu for me has always been an exceptional person ”, he declared in the preview of the Copa de del Rey match against Sevilla. “Bartomeu for me has always been an exceptional person.” Ronald Koeman’s response when asked by the former president of Barcelona. Surprised? pic.twitter.com/NUKgyLLkho – SportsCenter (@SC_ESPN) March 2, 2021 In any case, the Dutch coach admitted that “It’s not good for the club’s image” for these types of episodes to happen, although he made it clear that will not affect to team performance. “You have to...
    Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Tim Allen opened up about Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and his conservative political views in a new interview. On the latest episode of Marc Maron’s WTF podcast, the former Home Improvement star explained why he leans to the right. “I just don’t like — once I started making money — I had this silent partner that took almost half of my money and never gave me anything for it. That was the taxes,” he said. “I’ve never liked taxes. Whoever takes the taxes and never tells me what they did with it. I’m a fiscal conservative person with money. That’s it.” Allen continued, “Never liked taxes. Never liked what they do with taxes and the bullshit on both sides. It’s not their money.” Allen went on to say he mostly avoids getting backlash over his political beliefs because he doesn’t “preach anything.” “What I’ve done is just...
    In his first public appearance since leaving the presidency, former president Donald Trump called for unity in the Republican Party during a conservative political forum this Sunday in Orlando, even as he reaffirmed that he was not defeated at the polls in 2020 and assured that he was not defeated. he proposed to create a new party. Miami World / Telemundo 51 Trump used his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) – where he was greeted as a hero – to lash out at his successor Joe Biden and try to consolidate his status as the undisputed leader of the party despite his defeat. in the November elections. “Do you miss me already?” asked the ex-president when going on stage. “Today (Sunday) I am here before you to declare that the incredible journey that we started together … is far from over.” Despite the fact that Trump...
    Donald Trump's presidency is over and his Twitter feed silenced, but at the first major conservative gathering of the year, the message is clear: Mr. Trump is here to stay.  Elected officials and activists who spoke on the first day of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in Florida this year, focused on COVID-19 restrictions, the so-called cancel culture, how the 2020 election was administered and the threats they see from Democratic policies. While there was barely any mention of the attack at the Capitol last month, speakers railed against the "liberal mob" and riots over the summer. The conference doesn't feature open critics of the former president, so praise for Mr. Trump, who still has the support of most GOP voters, was a theme of the opening day.  "There are a whole lot of voices in Washington that want to just erase the last four years,"...
    Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks onstage during the Hulu Panel at Winter TCA 2020 at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on January 17, 2020 in Pasadena, California.Erik Voake | Getty Images Hillary Clinton is trying her hand at fiction writing. The mystery novel fan and former Secretary of State is teaming up with award-winning author Louise Penny to pen her first non-fiction book "State of Terror." The novel centers around a novice Secretary of State working in the administration of a rival politician who tries to solve a wave of terrorist attacks. The newly minted president has been inaugurated after "four years of American leadership that shrank from the world stage," a clear swipe at former president Donald Trump. "State of Terror," which will be jointly released by Clinton's publisher Simon & Schuster and Penny's St. Martin's Press, is set to arrive in bookshops on Oct. 12. Penny, whose previous work includes...
    Nearly a week after the Senate acquitted former President Trump of inciting insurrection, Mr. Trump's grip on the Republican Party remains firm. Eight out of 10 Republicans still view him favorably, according to a Politico/Morning Consult poll, even after seven Republican senators voted "guilty" and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell chastised the ex-president for his behavior leading to the January 6 riot. Republicans who cross the former president do so at their own political risk. State and local GOP committees have taken measures to censure some of the seven Republicans who voted to convict the former president. And McConnell was on the receiving end of a string of insults from Mr. Trump, who called him a "dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack." On Wednesday, the ex-president did a round of cable news interviews to mark the death of conservative talk radio provocateur Rush Limbaugh. As he reminisced about Limbaugh on Fox...
    Michael Cohen is set to be interviewed by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. for the fourth time as part of the criminal probe into Donald Trump, DailyMail.com can reveal. Sources say the move signals the imminent indictment of the former president and members of the Trump Organization in the financial fraud inquiry. Trump's former fixer Cohen is a key part of Vance's investigation, which is the only known active criminal inquiry into Trump. It's understood Cohen will be questioned in more detail Friday on Trump’s finances, including his relationship with Deutsche Bank, his primary lender for decades. The probe is focused on allegations of bank, tax and insurance fraud, as well as falsification of business records. Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. is set to interview Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen on Friday, DailyMail.com can reveal  Cohen will likely be questioned in more...
    Alex Edelman/Getty Images Thanks to a last-minute impeachment, and a super-short trial with a conclusion which was never in any real doubt, the news media’s “Trump Era” was extended for three extra weeks. For the Fourth Estate, especially the very liberal elements of the media, this was like a five-year drug addict being finally forced to go rehab, and then finding a surprise stash with a small supply hidden under their bed. But now that the last of those stimulants is in the process of being used up, the news media has come to an important fork in the road regarding former President Donald Trump. Will they do what is journalistically sound and consistent with most of their own views of his presidency by basically ignoring him, or will they continue to use him whenever possible as a reliable source for the two things they desire most: easy content and...
    Mitch McConnell has said he is open to opposing any 'unelectable' candidates in 2022, even if they are strongly backed by Donald Trump, as he wrestles with how to handle a deeply-divided party following Trump's impeachment hearing. McConnell voted on Saturday to acquit the former president, but then publicly attacked him, accusing him of a 'disgraceful dereliction of duty' in his most critical remarks ever uttered. His tightrope walk between defending and demonizing the former president impressed few. McConnell's home newspaper, The Lexington Herald-Leader, accused him on Sunday of having 'contorted himself into a strange pretzel-shaped politician hated by everyone'. Mitch McConnell on Sunday told Politico he was focused on 'electable' candidates for 2022 His party has been engulfed in controversy sparked by Trump-backed Marjorie Taylor Greene Lara Trump, wife of Eric Trump, is widely reported to be considering a 2022 Senate run On Sunday, McConnell told...
    New York : Trump says his MAGA movement has only just begun. Photo: Joe Raedle / . The ex-president Donald trump he called the impeachment against him a “witch hunt” and demanded unfair treatment from his opponents, but celebrated the results and said he will “re-emerge” soon. “This has been another phase of the greatest witch hunt in the history of our country”Trump said. “No president has been through anything like this, and it continues because our opponents cannot forget the nearly 75 million people, the highest number for a sitting president, who voted for us a few months ago.” He said his “historic” and “patriotic” Make America Great Again movement (MAGA) “Has only just begun,” something he had said days before leaving the White House. “I have a lot to share with you and I am ready to continue our incredible journey.”added. “We have...
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has told fellow Republicans that he plans to vote to acquit Donald Trump on charges incitement of insurrection – a signal that the House-led effort to convict the former president will fail. McConnell made his position known on what could be the last day of the trial, as closing arguments were set to begin.  Although he had denounced Trump's actions in an emotional Senate floor speech immediately after the Jan. 6 MAGA riot in the Capitol, McConnell also did not act to hasten the impeachment trial while Trump was still in office. He voted along with 44 other Republicans that the post-presidency impeachment was unconstitutional – a position that did not prevail. Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell arrives at the US Capitol for the fifth day of the second impeachment trial of former US President Donald Trump, on February 13, 2021, in Washington,...
    Democratic lawmakers serving as “prosecutors” in impeachment (impeachment) They sought to demonstrate to former United States President Donald Trump this Thursday, the third day of the process, that if the former president is acquitted he could “again cause violence” or serve as inspiration to other officials or rulers in the future. To this end, the “prosecutors” emphasized the lack of regrets shown by Trump before the assault on the Capitol on January 6 to request his disqualification to hold public office in the future. Trump “spread lies to incite violent attack against the Capitol, our security forces and all of us, and then he lied back to his base to tell them that everything was fine, that this was all acceptable, “said one of the” prosecutors “, Ted Lieu, during his speech at the Senate, where the impeachment, as impeachment is called in English. “And that is why President Trump...
    A leader of the paramilitary group Oath Keepers, who planned and participated with others in the assault on the US Capitol, believed he was obeying instructions of the then president, Donald Trump, according to documents from the Department of Justice released by local media. “As the inauguration approached, [Jessica] Watkins indicated that he was awaiting instructions from President Trump, “prosecutors say in a document cited by CNN. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), describes Oath Keepers (Oath Keepers) as “one of the largest radical anti-government groups of the United States today, “consisting of” tens of thousands of law enforcement officials and military veterans, “ For the US chain, this is “the most direct language so far of federal prosecutors linking Trump’s requests for support “to the insurrection, although at least four other detainees have declared that they were obeying the former president. “His concern about acting without your support It...
    Then-President Donald Trump with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a joint press conference in Finland. Chris McGrath/Getty Images As president, Joe Biden now has access to notes from Donald Trump’s calls with Vladimir Putin. A former Trump official told Politico that Biden “owns” the notes. The Biden White House did not say whether it had reviewed these memos yet. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. During Donald Trump’s four years as president, he was extremely guarded about his phone calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which numbered to at least a dozen. According to multiple reports, he kept notes from those calls in a top-secret computer system and delayed telling the American public about conversations. But he won’t be able to hide what was said from President Joe Biden. Politico reported on Tuesday that each new...
    MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson, Katy Tur, and Stephanie Ruhle repeatedly grilled Robert Ray, a member of Donald Trump’s defense team during his first impeachment trial, pushing the attorney to reveal his involvement in the current trial. Jackson began by asking Ray if he could have done a better job than attorney Bruce Castor, who stunned viewers of the trial with his rambling defense, questioning if he had been asked to return to the team. Ray said he was unable to disclose that information, but revealed he had no plans to visit Washington D.C. anytime soon. The attorney then noted that Trump will be acquitted either way, despite Castor’s presentation, citing the “merits” of the former president’s case. “Can you explain how whether you were asked to defend the president is privileged?” Tur asked, noticing that the information could only be privileged if Ray had current ties to Trump. “Does that mean that you’re currently working with the president?...
    A handful of GOP senators crossed party lines on Tuesday by voting to affirm the constitutionality of the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The Senate agreed to consider the case against Trump by a 56-44 vote following hours of arguments by the former president’s legal team and House impeachment managers. A total of six Republicans – Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska, and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania – sided with Democrats in calling for the trial to proceed. Cassidy voted to proceed with the trial just two weeks after he joined other Republicans in a vote to dismiss the impeachment charge on grounds that proceedings against a former president would be unconstitutional. The Louisiana senator explained his reversal shortly after the first day of arguments concluded. TRUMP'S IMPEACHMENT TRIAL: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO...
    Chip Somodevilla/Zuma Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Donald Trump spent the dying weeks of his presidency vehemently denying the obvious fact that he had lost the 2020 election. In fact, his insistence that his “stolen victory” be his major defense in the impeachment trial against him was one reason why several lawyers decided not to represent him.  But today, in a rambling and disjointed speech, Bruce Castor, who is one of two attorneys representing the former president, admitted that Trump was indeed voted out by “fed up” voters last November. Castor repeated this fact three times, directly contradicting one of the former president’s most-repeated lies. Something tells me a certain someone is not gonna be happy with this performance. Maybe Rudy Giuliani should be standing by. Watch for yourself: “The people… are...
    After opening arguments from the Trump team and House impeachment managers, the Senate has voted 56-44 to affirm the constitutionality of the trial and proceed. Just like with the procedural vote Rand Paul called two weeks ago, most Republicans believed the trial is unconstitutional and voted no. Only five Republicans joined Democrats on that last vote, but Senator Bill Cassidy ended up siding with those five senators — Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski, and Pat Toomey — on the constitutionality question this time. Have a tip we should know? [email protected]
    The defense of former President Donald Trump presented new arguments on the case on Monday, in which they ask the Senate to rule out initiating a trial against his client, assuring that a process with the accused out of office is unconstitutional. Miamimundo / Univision In an additional 78-page brief presented to the Senate on the eve of the start of the second trial against Trump in just over a year and the first against a former president, attorneys David Schoen and Brice Castor claim that senators cannot prosecute an ordinary citizen. . Even in the case that they proceeded against his client, the lawyers affirm that the accusation is based on a message that Trump gave to his supporters, which the Democrats consider was the trigger that fired the town against the Congress building, but that that it would be protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution, they...
    Impeachment prosecutors are planning to prove that Donald Trump incited the January 6 Capitol riots with a dramatic video juxtaposing chaotic scenes at the insurrection with the former president's remarks.    One year after his first impeachment, Trump finds himself the target of an unprecedented second trial beginning Tuesday in the Senate.  The lead prosecutor, Democratic Rep Jamie Raskin of Maryland, offered a preview of the trial in an interview with the New York Times published Sunday.   'The story of the president's actions is both riveting and horrifying,' Raskin said. 'We think that every American should be aware of what happened - that the reason he was impeached by the House and the reason he should be convicted and disqualified from holding future federal office is to make sure that such an attack on our democracy and Constitution never happens again.'   Rather than relying on witness testimony to make their case,...
    Since it became clear that Joe Biden would ascend to the presidency in the wake of his November victory over former President Donald Trump, questions have abounded regarding whether or not the latter should be eligible to receive regular intelligence briefings after leaving office. According to recent statements made by the current commander-in-chief, it would seem that the answer to those questions is no, at least as Biden sees it. Biden shared his opinion on the subject during a sit-down interview with CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell, of which an excerpt was tweeted by the host on Friday. In the clip, he didn’t mince words when he was engaged on the possibility that his predecessor could be kept in the loop on matters of national security. When asked directly if Trump should continue to be briefed, the president deadpanned, “I think not.” O’Donnell pressed Biden for his thought process...
    The head of Former President Donald Trump's legal team defending him in the Senate impeachment proceedings will argue that the Capitol rioters planned the attack before Trump's speech. David Schoen, the Atlanta-based lawyer appointed by Trump on Sunday, will defend him next week in his historic second impeachment trial.  'I have no reason to believe anyone involved with Trump was in the know,' Schoen said in an interview with the New York Times of the Capitol riots, that saw Trump supporters storm the building on January 6 leaving five people dead. The argument that Capitol rioters planned the attack in advance could help Trump, as house prosecutors plan to argue that the former president was 'singularly responsible' for the riots, and that he must be convicted and barred from office. Schoen, a Fox News commentator and former counsel to the sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, also said on Tuesday that his client had...
    Donald Trump's legal team is still scrambling to nail down its defense strategy as a deadline looms at noon on Tuesday for the former president to reply to a charge of incitement of insurrection brought by the House last month. Over the weekend, Trump split with his previous team of lawyers, with reports indicating they were unwilling to center their legal strategy on election fraud claims. His new lawyers, which were announced Sunday, have not indicated what defense they have planned for the 45th president. Those who will represent Trump in the Senate trial next week are David Schoen, a Fox News commentator and former counsel to the sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, and Bruce Castor, a former county prosecutor in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania – where Trump's campaign sued over claims of fraudulently counting mail-in ballots. The team shake-up and lack of legal strategy maintains as there's just one week left...
    Outgoing Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that former President Donald Trump’s supporters “have to acknowledge that this election was lost and we have to move on.” Anchor Dana Bash said, “I’m sure you’ve seen the news that CNN broke last night. All five members of former President Trump’s impeachment team quit, and there is just a week until this trial begins. CNN’s reporting is they left amid a disagreement over strategy because Trump wanted them to argue the election was stolen. What does that say to you about the former president, that he is still trying to perpetuate the lie that led to the insurrection in the first place?” Portman said, “Well, let me just say clearly, and I’ve said this as you know since November, which is that there was not adequate irregularities or fraud, not widespread enough to change the results...
    Those lights that are just shooting out from the Lincoln Memorial along the Reflecting Pool – it’s like almost extensions of Joe Biden’s arms embracing America. It was a moment where the new President came to town and sort of convened the country in this moment of remembrance, outstretching his arms.’ Believe it or not, those were the actual words of CNN’s political director, David Chalian, ‘reporting’ on Joe Biden’s appearance at a light show on Washington DC’s National Mall on the eve of his inauguration.  British Conservatives have long railed against ‘BBC bias’ and the ‘Left-wing media’, but honestly… The non-stop, undiluted, self-abasing fawning over Biden and his new administration on display over the past week or so from America’s smug, self-righteous, sanctimonious press corps makes North Korea’s mad ‘Dear Leader’ broadcasts sound like Radio Four’s Today programme. So what, you might say? Biden’s team said they inherited...
    Former President George W. Bush plans to lend his support to Rep. Liz Cheney (WY-R) during a Saturday call with her father Dick Cheney, his former vice president.  Freddy Ford, Bush's chief of staff, said that the former president plans to lend his support for the third Republican in the House following her vote to impeach then-President Donald Trump.    'We aren't thinking about the next election cycle yet,' Ford told CNN when asked , adding that they were a few months ahead of such a decision.  'But I do know that President Bush is planning to call VP Cheney tomorrow for two reasons: to wish him a happy 80th birthday, and to thank him for his daughter's service,' he added.  Bush will be calling Dick Cheney for his 80th birthday on Saturday and to lend his support to Liz Cheney 'I do know that President Bush is planning to...
              One Memphis media outlet has sparked speculation that former U.S. Sen. Bob Corker may run for governor of Tennessee. This, the same month that Corker, a Republican, granted an interview to PBS and seemed to make patronizing remarks about former President Donald Trump’s supporters. Corker referred to those individuals as “the base.” As The Tennessee Star has frequently reported, Corker has long criticized Trump and Republicans who support him. Corker’s Facebook and Twitter pages provided no way to contact the former senator or his representatives. A Memphis Flyer article last week profiled Corker speaking to reporters in Chattanooga, his hometown. “Corker declared that the White House under Trump had become an ‘adult daycare,’ needful of help from more conscientious members of the administration to ‘separate our country from chaos,’” the paper reported. “He questioned the president’s steadiness and scheduled a hearing to consider...
    A majority of Republican voters have expressed the belief that former President Donald Trump should run for president again in 2024, a recent Politico/Morning Consult survey revealed. Wednesday morning’s Politico Playbook detailed the position Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) finds himself in during the early Trump post-presidency days. While he and other Republican leaders are resuming with business as usual, they find themselves in a particularly unique position, as a sizeable portion of the Republican Party continues to support Trump and his MAGA agenda. Some Republican lawmakers moved to distance themselves from Trump following the January 6 Capitol riots, which resulted in Democrats in the House, as well as ten Republicans, impeaching Trump for the incitement of insurrection. McConnell has found himself in the midst of the controversy, failing to specify if he will vote to convict the former president, while expressing the belief that Trump and others “provoked” the mob. However,...
    A PICTURE of a 9ft shark has gone viral - as it bears an uncanny resemblance to former president Donald Trump. The rare shot shows the predator baring its teeth below the surface of crystal clear water with its mouth open – as if ready to take a bite out of someone above. 2The terrifying image was captured by Tanner Mansell, 27, an underwater photographer and videographer from Florida 2Social media users say the the photo bears a resemblance to former president Donald Trump The terrifying image was captured by Tanner Mansell, 27, an underwater photographer and videographer from Jupiter, Florida during a dive off the coast of his home town on December 19. But after the snapper shared the close-up of the predator, it has become an online hit with over 31,000 likes so far for its similarity to the former president. One Twitter user said: "I wanna apologise...
    A majority of Republicans voted Tuesday that Donald Trump's second impeachment is unconstitutional, a sign the former president will likely be acquitted in his upcoming trial. Republican Senator Rand Paul forced the Senate to vote on the issue, arguing the trial was illegal given that Trump no longer occupies the Oval Office. Most Republicans, including GOP Leader Mitch McConnell agreed with him: 45 of them voted it was illegal but five GOP senators joined Democrats to give them 55 votes to proceed.  Those 45 Republicans are also likely to vote for Trump's acquittal when the time comes. The Republicans who voted with Democrats were Senators Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, Susan Collins, Lisa Murkowski and Pat Toomey. Paul argued that trying a former president would violate the U.S. Constitution. 'He is a private citizen,' the senator said of president.  A majority of Republicans voted that Donald Trump's second impeachment is unconstitutional...
    A former Trump campaign adviser apparently threw cold water on rumors that the former president is considering creating a third party. Jason Miller, who served as a senior adviser to the president's reelection campaign, told CNN that former President Donald Trump "has made clear his goal is to win back the House and Senate for Republicans in 2022. There's nothing that's actively being planned regarding an effort outside of that." Miller's comments come days after the Wall Street Journal reported that Trump discussed the idea of creating a separate conservative "Patriot Party" with several aides. The president's relationship with the Republican Party remains tenuous following President Biden's inauguration as the party grapples with the impending Senate impeachment trial. Trump was impeached earlier this month for "incitement of insurrection" after he encouraged supporters who attended a rally in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 6 to march to the Capitol to express...
    Former President Donald Trump issued more than 100 pardons before leaving the White House, most of them to personal friends and political allies, including controversial figures such as Paul Manafort and Gen. Michael Flynn. According to a Saturday report from Business Insider, some legal experts believe that Trump’s pardons were so “poorly worded” that the individuals he pardoned may still be open to prosecution. Manafort, who briefly managed Trump’s 2016 campaign, was convicted of federal violations linked to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference and related matters. Manafort’s pardon was very narrow, according to University of Baltimore law professor Kimberly Wehle, which means that authorities could still go after him. “It says ‘for his conviction’ and that’s it. It’s just for the crimes for which he was convicted,” she said. To illustrate her point, Wehle compared Manafort’s pardon to the one former President Richard Nixon received....
    Matt Schlapp, an ally and unofficial adviser to former President Donald Trump,  reportedly received $750,000 in lobbying fees in a span of just weeks to lobby the president for a single pardon.  Schlapp’s firm, Cove Strategies, received the sum over the course of the final two weeks of 2020 from Parker “Pete” Petit, according to an Axios report. Schlapp was lobbying the office of the president on behalf of Petit, who was seeking a pardon for a securities fraud conviction from November, lobbying records indicate.  Axios: Trump ally Matt Schlapp got $750,000 in unsuccessful pardon push https://t.co/JTXlTjmHko — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 22, 2021 Petit co-chaired the Trump campaign’s fundraising machine in Georgia during the 2016 election, Axios reported. The former health care executive is just one of a number of convicts who have hired lobbyists in an attempt to secure a presidential pardon, according to Axios. Petit ultimately...
    New York : Trump moved to Florida. Photo: SAUL LOEB / . / . Reports from some media indicate that Florida is becoming ‘MAGAlandia’, due to the number of leaders and followers of that movement of the former president Donald trump who are moving into the entity. To get started, the former Republican president, his wife Melania and their son Barron will live in Mar-a-Lago; they will also live in that state Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, and Donald Trump Jr. and his girlfriend, as well as Tiffany Trump and her fiancé. Other characters than him Daily Mail highlights are Peter Thiel, a tech mogul who advised Trump on his clemency list to include Anthony Levandowski, who bought a property in Florida. There were also other characters, considered “heavyweights” in the MAGA movement, such as Thomas Barrack, Trump’s advisor for years, who moved the headquarters...
    Hours after former president Donald Trump left the White House, a mysterious red button that he had installed, not for emergencies, but for notify you that you had run out of your favorite drink, Diet Coke, disappeared from the desk now occupied by the new president of the United States, Joe Biden, in the Oval Office. The detail would have gone unnoticed had it not been for a post on Twitter by political commentator and presenter Tom Newton Duun, in which he drew attention to the device, which could well be look like the dreaded button to activate nuclear missiles that in more than one movie appears in the presidential office. “President Biden has removed the button from Diet Coke. When Tim Shipman and I interviewed Donald Trump in 2019, we were struck by what the little button did. Finally, Trump pressed him and a butler quickly brought out...
    Joe Biden takes over as president of the United States, and Donald Trump violated a tradition of democracy. Donald Trump’s term in the United States ended and he did so with the controversy that characterized it. This time he broke a 152-year tradition by failing to attend the inauguration of his successor, Joe Biden. The handover of power in North America has several traditional elements. One of them is the act of investiture, in which the new president swears to fulfill his functions. The usual thing is that the outgoing president is present. But Trump didn’t want to. Let us remember that he constantly criticized the elections he lost, calling it « electoral fraud. » Then, on the day of Biden’s certification as the winner, he encouraged his supporters to pressure Congress to perform the act. This ended with the Trump supporters’ assault on the Capitol on January 6....
    In January 2017, flanked by his top aides, President Trump made a big show out of signing an executive order that would, among other things, institute a five year ban on former aides lobbying. Part of his “drain the swamp” pledge. Tonight, Trump rescinded the executive order. pic.twitter.com/Bvv4U3bhAN — Yashar Ali ???? (@yashar) January 20, 2021 As President Donald Trump left office by giving last-minute pardons to scores of people, he also rescinded one of his earliest executive orders that were meant to ban his former political appointees from becoming lobbyists after leaving the government. Back when Trump took office in 2017, one of the first executive orders he signed was the “Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees” order. The order was an ethics rule that required Executive Branch employees to pledge that they wouldn’t engage in lobbying with any federal agencies they worked for until 5 years after...
    New York : By: Eridania Bidó Fernández January 19, 2021 When we speak of events, we refer to issues that do not occur frequently or very often, which due to their impact, be it social, individual, local or global, modify reality at a certain moment with consequences in the medium or long term. The history of humanity has been marked by great events at all levels that changed its course, events such as; the French Revolution, the arrival of man on the moon, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the September 11 attack, among others. Other events in which the man himself has not had a direct intervention, but that could be a consequence of many of his actions, include the earthquake / tsunami in Japan in 2011, most recently the appearance of the Coronavirus, generating in the world...
    The migrant caravan on the US-Mexico border “will not be open to everyone.” This is a new migratory crisis that the North American administration must face with the group that advances from Central America. Until the end of 2020, the approximate number of Latin Americans living in the United States is around 59 million people, that is, 18 percent of the more than 325 million inhabitants. President Joe Biden and his team, when referring to immigration issues, closely follow the advance of the migrant caravan from Honduras with some 9,000 people, although they suggest that participants avoid “the dangerous journey” and not believe “the lie” that anyone will be able to cross the border. During the campaigns of the dying regime, encouraging a coup, his associates spread the idea that the Democrat “wanted open borders”, since it is Biden’s team and the vice president-elect Kamala Harris indicate that a system...
    Joe Biden will lay a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery shortly after he takes the oath of office with former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama joining him in a show of unity. Jill Biden will also be there as will Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Michelle Obama, incoming Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff - part of Biden's inauguration theme of 'America United.'  It will be one of Biden's first acts as president, taking place on January 20th, following the swearing-in ceremony and Pass In Review at the U.S. Capitol, in an open display of bipartisanship. But it will also show the increased isolation of outgoing President Donald Trump, who said last week he would not attend his successor's swearing-in - a decision Biden said he agreed with. Joe and Jill Biden will lay a wreath at the...
    Former First Daughter Jenna Bush Hager couldn't help but get emotional as she reflected on the Capitol riots during Thursday’s episode of the Today show, saying 'these images are not our America.'  Rioting supporters of President Trump mobbed the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday amid the certification of the electoral college votes in a day of carnage and shame that left four dead and saw pipe bombs, long guns, and Molotov cocktails discovered on the Capitol grounds.     'This is not the America that you know. This is not the America that I know. It is not the America that we want our kids to know. So that was hard,' Jenna, 39, told her co-host Hoda Kotb — just hours after Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden's Electoral College victory over President Donald Trump 306 to 232.  Scroll down for video   Emotional: Jenna Bush Hager, 39, opened up about how 'hard' it was to watch yesterday's...
    In the days leading up to Christmas, President Trump granted a spurt of 49 pardons and commutations – adding to the dozens he has issued throughout his one-term presidency. While many critics expressed outrage at his pardoning decisions, the custom – as outlined in the Constitution and unique to the commander in chief – has long drawn staunch condemnation. "Presidents have often made controversial clemency decisions for what they believed were the right reasons," Spencer Critchley, Democratic communications consultant and author of "Patriots of Two Nations: Why Trump Was Inevitable & What Happens Next," told Fox News. "Clemency is supposed to be granted only when the scales of justice are out of balance." TRUMP SLAMS 'WEAK AND TIRED' SENATE GOP LEADERS AMID DEFENSE VETO OVERRIDE FIGHT In addition to signing off on pardons for convicted felons such as George Papadopoulos – a 2016 Trump campaign aide who became embroiled in the Russia investigation – and former California Congressman...
    Olivia Troye shared serious concern over the potential for violence on January 6th, the day that Congress formally certifies the results of the Electoral College vote that ensures President-elect Joe Biden will be inaugurated into the White House on January 20th. Appearing on MSNBC’s Deadline, the former aide to Vice President Mike Pence was opining on recent comments made by outgoing President Donald Trump, who has continued to baselessly claim he lost an election due to systemic voter fraud. Last Sunday, Trump teased some sort of protest on Twitter, when he wrote “See you in Washington, DC, on January 6th. See you in Washington, DC, on January 6th. Don’t miss it. Information to follow! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2020 “I’m actually very concerned that there will be violence on January 6th, because the president himself is encouraging it, Troye told guest host Jonathan Capehart. “This is what he...
    A San Francisco district is planning to rename a school named after Abraham Lincoln because the former president did not demonstrate that 'black lives mattered to him'. The president, who is often held up as an American hero for abolishing slavery, is just one of 44 historical figures soon to have their names scratched off schools within the San Francisco Unified School District. Other names include George Washington, Herbert Hoover and Senator Dianne Feinstein, whose name will be stripped from the Dianne Feinstein Elementary School for allowing the Confederate flag to fly outside City Hall back in 1984 when she was mayor.   The renaming of the schools comes as part of a nationwide reckoning around racial justice that has seen Confederate flags banned, military bases renamed and statues toppled of racist and Confederate figures across America in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd.   A San Francisco district is...
    The head of the Haiti soccer federation banned from the sport for life last month after being accused of sexually abusing and even impregnating some of the country's elite female players, said the accusations against him are pulled out of thin air and weren't properly investigated by world-wide soccer authority FIFA. Yves Jean-Bart, one of the region's longest-serving top soccer official, told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview that FIFA is 'corrupt' and bent on keeping Haiti soccer 'in its place' because the men's national team is suddenly competitive against world powerhouses. He pointed to the night of July 2019 when the red-and-blue suffered a one-goal loss to Mexico at the last minute of the Gold Cup semi-finals. FIFA banned the 73-year-old, who is nicknamed Dadou, after giving him 10 minutes on Skype to respond to accusations he used his status to abuse and harass players whose future he was entrusted...
    As the days count down to Jan. 20, President Donald Trump, who has rarely seen a norm he couldn’t break, may be tempted to break just one more — and pardon himself before he leaves office in case he is later prosecuted for federal crimes. If he does, many Americans will react with outrage. But a self-pardon by Trump, odious as it might seem, could also be a backhanded gift to President-elect Joe Biden, by instantly removing pressure on the new administration to mire itself in a divisive legal pursuit of the former president. Biden faces a genuine dilemma. A bedrock principle of American democracy is that no man is above the law, not even a president. But if Biden were to move quickly to prosecute the man he just beat in an election — a man who shows every sign of planning to run again — the result would...
    Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference about lawsuits related to the presidential election results, at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Thursday Nov. 19, 2020.Sarah Silbiger | The Washington Post | Getty Images President Donald Trump is sweating over his campaign lawyers' dismal and often outlandish efforts to reverse President-elect Joe Biden's projected electoral victory. Trump is worried that his campaign's legal team, which is being led by his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, is comprised of "fools that are making him look bad," NBC News reported Monday. That crew, which has unironically called itself an "elite strike force team," to date has failed to win any legal victories that would invalidate votes for Biden, the former Democratic vice president, even as the legal eagles tout wildly broad claims of fraud for which they have offered...
    Former President Barack Obama joked Thursday night that Navy Seals could extract President Donald Trump from the White House if he refused to leave at the end of his presidency. The former president discussed the upcoming Trump, Biden transition in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel Thursday evening where Kimmel asked if there were any hiding spots in the White House for people to hide if they were supposed to leave, according to the Hill. Obama replied, “Well, I think we can always send the Navy SEALs in there to dig them out.” (RELATED: Kayleigh McEnany Says Trump Wont Concede Until Legal Challenges Are Over) Obama’s comments come as Trump refuses to concede the election to former vice president Joe Biden. The president has mounted a number of legal challenges alleging that voter fraud occurred during the presidential election — and White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Friday that the...
    Former General Services Administration (GSA) chief David Barram said Thursday that it’s “clear” that President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenManufacturers association calls on GSA to begin transition process Biden vote tally getting close to 80 million AOC, progressive Dems attack corporate greed during health care discussion MORE should be officially recognized as the winner of the presidential election. "To me, it's clear that we should be recognizing Joe Biden as the president-elect," Barram, who was the GSA administrator during the 2000 recount in Florida, told CNN’s “New Day.” Barram, who was appointed by former President Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonSarah Paulson: Playing Linda Tripp is 'more complicated than anything else' I've ever done Democracy at risk? Folks, that's a bunch of malarkey Biden draws from campaign to fill key White House roles MORE, said he spoke with Trump-appointed GSA Administrator Emily Murphy before the election in a “very cordial conversation” in which she...
    Madison Summers November 19, 2020 0 Comments The former head of the General Services Administration (GSA), David Barram, is declaring that it is time to recognize Joe Biden as the president-elect. While President Donald Trump has refused to concede the election and several major outlets have projected Biden as the winner, Biden has indicated that he does not have the access to information necessary during the transition. Barram — who was previously appointed by former President Bill Clinton as the GSA administrator — told CNN’s John Berman on Thursday morning, “To me, it’s clear that we should be recognizing Joe Biden as the president-elect.” Emily Murphy, the current administrator of the GSA, has yet to “ascertain” the winner of the election — and she has been faced with growing pressure to do so. Once she does, funds and resources are released to the winner of the presidential election. Barram...
    President Donald Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign was powered by a cellphone app that allowed staff to monitor the movements of his millions of supporters, and offered intimate access to their social networks. The Official Trump 2020 app was a key tool in the election campaign used for fundraising and collecting location data, while encouraging more people to download it too by offering prizes such as signed MAGA hats and a photo with the president, according to the Wall Street Journal.  The app allows Trump's team to communicate directly with the 2.8million people who have downloaded it - more than any other app in a US presidential campaign. If users giver permission they can share their entire contact list to the app.  Once installed, the app can track user behavior on the app and in the physical world, push out headlines, fundraise, sell MAGA merchandise and sync with mass texting operations,...
    Former US President George W. Bush congratulated “President-elect Joe Biden” on Sunday and thanked him for his “patriotic message” in his national address on Saturday night after being projected as the winner of the election. In a statement, Bush said that the American people “can be confident that this election was fundamentally fair, its integrity will be maintained, and its outcome is clear.” He added that “no matter how they voted, their votes counted,” while indicating that President Donald Trump has the right to request a recount and present legal challenges, and that any unresolved issue be “duly decided.” “I want to congratulate President Trump and his supporters on a very close campaign. He garnered the votes of more than 70 million Americans, an extraordinary political achievement. They have spoken and their voices will continue to be heard by elected Republicans at all levels of...
    Former US President George W. Bush congratulated “President-elect Joe Biden” on Sunday and thanked him for his “patriotic message” in his national address on Saturday night after being projected as the winner of the election. In a statement, Bush said that the American people “can be confident that this election was fundamentally fair, its integrity will be maintained, and its outcome is clear.” He added that “no matter how they voted, their votes counted,” while indicating that President Donald Trump has the right to request a recount and present legal challenges, and that any unresolved issue be “duly decided.” “I want to congratulate President Trump and his supporters on a very close campaign. He garnered the votes of more than 70 million Americans, an extraordinary political achievement. They have spoken and their voices will continue to be heard by elected Republicans at all levels of...
    Former US President George W. Bush congratulated “President-elect Joe Biden” on Sunday and thanked him for his “patriotic message” in his national address on Saturday night after being projected as the winner of the election. In a statement, Bush said that the American people “can be confident that this election was fundamentally fair, its integrity will be maintained, and its outcome is clear.” He added that “no matter how they voted, their votes counted,” while indicating that President Donald Trump has the right to request a recount and present legal challenges, and that any unresolved issue be “duly decided.” “I want to congratulate President Trump and his supporters on a very close campaign. He garnered the votes of more than 70 million Americans, an extraordinary political achievement. They have spoken and their voices will continue to be heard by elected Republicans at all levels of...
    Moscow (CNN)Russian lawmakers submitted a draft bill that could grant former presidents lifelong immunity from criminal prosecution beyond their terms of office, state-run news agency TASS reported Thursday. Such a bill would give current President Vladimir Putin protection from prosecution if and when he decides to leave office. Under current Russian law, presidents cannot be prosecuted for crimes committed while in office. The proposed change seeks to extend the immunity beyond their terms of office so it would apply to offenses committed in the president's lifetime. It was submitted by a parliamentary group that assessed Putin's controversial constitutional amendments earlier this year. Russian voters overwhelmingly back a ploy by President Vladimir Putin to rule until 2036"After the expiration of his term of office, such person has the right to count on the level of protection and legal guarantees that is not lower than those provided to him while he exercised...
    Roger Sollenberger November 3, 2020 2:02AM (UTC) With Election Day approaching and his poll numbers still flagging, President Donald Trump has allegedly begun to express concerns to aides about the potential criminal liabilities which may await him in a post-White House life. The threats are broad: Trump's businesses are currently under investigation by the New York State attorney general and the Manhattan District Attorney's office for possible tax and financial crimes. He is also worried about the potential for new federal investigations, And according to a newly report from The New York Times. : Trump has reportedly expressed these concerns to advisers "for weeks." Aside from the known state and local probes, The Times did not specify which specific liabilities might have unnerved the president at the federal level. The difference is significant, because presidential pardons only apply to federal crimes; they do not extend to state and local levels. The constitutional question of whether Trump would pardon...
    Barack Obama stunned campaign staff in Michigan on Saturday as he swaggered through a basketball court, was passed the ball, and made a basket from a distance without even seeming to try. 'That's what I do,' he said, delighted, as Joe Biden - with whom he was campaigning - looked on from the sidelines in a gym in Flint, Michigan. Obama then collected the coffee and aide offered him and acknowledged the admiring gasps from his staff.  Biden, 77, shuffled away behind Obama, grinning like a proud grandfather and saying: 'All net! All net!'  Three points: Barack Obama took a passing basketball, scored a three-pointer from the right of the court, picked up his coffee then took down his mask to say: 'That's what I do!' After the event, Barack Obama tweeted this picture from the high school gym with a Halloween message Gang...
    Former President Obama laid into President TrumpDonald John TrumpStephen Miller: Trump to further crackdown on illegal immigration if he wins US records 97,000 new COVID-19 cases, shattering daily record Biden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll MORE on Saturday over his claim that doctors have tried to profit off of the coronavirus pandemic by intentionally inflating the number of COVID-19 cases. Speaking at a drive-in rally for former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden leads Trump by 8 points nationally: poll Ivanka Trump raises million in a week for father's campaign On The Money: McConnell says Congress will take up stimulus package at start of 2021 | Lawmakers see better prospects for COVID deal after election MORE in Flint, Mich., Obama hammered Trump for complaining about the media coverage of his administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, which has now infected more than 9 million people in the U.S. and...
    WASHINGTON – Miles Taylor, the former head of the Department of Homeland Security, who was the anonymous author of The New York Times of Ed article in 2018, has launched a hunt for Washington and his identity, describing President Trump as “provocative, hostile, petty and useless.” Taylor confirmed Wednesday. Mr. Taylor was the anonymous author of “A Warning,” a book he wrote the following year describing the president as an “immoral” and “decent” leader whose abuse of power threatened the very foundations of American democracy. In an interview and a three-page report, he admitted that he had written both the book and the commentary Published online. Mr. Taylor resigned from the Department of Homeland Security in June 2019, last summer after Mr. Shortly before the start of the Republican National Convention, he released a video declaring himself ineligible for the presidency, referring to Democratic presidential candidate Joseph R. He supported...
    Van Jones, the former Obama administration official and current CNN commentator, said on Friday that President Trump ‘doesn’t get credit’ for the ‘good things’ he has done for African Americans, prompting Twitter users to call for his firing. Jones made the comment while providing on-air analysis during Jake Tapper’s daily CNN broadcast on Friday. Tapper began the segment by panning Trump’s comment during Thursday’s debate in which the president said he had done more for black Americans than any of his predecessors aside from Abraham Lincoln. The CNN host, who mentioned Lyndon Johnson’s signing into law of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as an example of a president who did more for blacks than Trump, then played a clip from the debate.  Van Jones (top right), the CNN pundit, said on Friday that Trump 'doesn't get credit' for the 'good things' he has done for the black community....
    Sophia Tesfaye October 23, 2020 12:21PM (UTC) The bar was set so low — yet Donald Trump still failed to clear the mark. In his final debate performance of the 2020 campaign (and with any luck, his last one ever), the president fumbled the one attack line that his campaign had prepared against Joe Biden for years. It was like he whiffed at tee-ball.   : The first time Trump tried to hit the former vice president over his son Hunter Biden's foreign business dealings, the senior Biden defended Hunter with the compassion and empathy he so often conveys while recalling the loss of his other son, Beau Biden, or of his first wife and infant daughter in a 1972 car accident. Clearly hesitant to queue up another softball for his opponent, Trump was forced to tread lightly on Thursday night, even though his campaign has revved up its wild Biden-centric conspiracy theories through the right-wing media echo...
    ABC News has refused to comment after it was revealed that two questioners at their town hall with Joe Biden had ties to the Democratic Party. Directing Fox News to a statement given by town hall moderator George Stephanopoulos at the beginning of the event, ABC News declined to provide additional comment pertaining to the pair. 'Some are voting for [Biden], some have said they're voting for President Trump, some are still undecided, and we're going to try to take questions from as many as we can tonight,' Stephanopoulos explained to viewers.  ABC News declined to comment about two questioners at their town hall with former Vice President Joe Biden Nathan Osburn served as a speechwriter at the Commerce Department in the Obama administration Miecke Haeck's husband is a county Democratic Party figure in Pennsylvania, where the event was held. Fox News reported on the questioners' party...
    (CNN)Former White House chief of staff, retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, has told friends that President Donald Trump "is the most flawed person" he's ever known."The depths of his dishonesty is just astounding to me. The dishonesty, the transactional nature of every relationship, though it's more pathetic than anything else. He is the most flawed person I have ever met in my life," the retired Marine general has told friends, CNN has learned.The reporting comes from a new CNN special to air Sunday night, "The Insiders: A Warning from Former Trump Officials," in which former senior administration officials -- including former national security adviser John Bolton, former Health and Human Services scientist Rick Bright and former Department of Homeland Security general counsel John Mitnick -- explain why they think the President is unfit for office. Kelly's sentiments about the President's transactional nature and dishonesty have been shared by other former...
    Photo credit: Alex Wong, Getty Images. Rudy Giuliani, the personal lawyer and campaign oppo fixer for Donald Trump, has been targeted by Russian intelligence to launder election misinformation about Joe Biden According to the Washington Post, the U.S. intelligence community made that assessment last year, and went so far as to warn the president that Giuliani could be an unwitting conduit of false or manipulated claims, with the goal of sowing dissension and chaos in the 2020 election. This alert was based on a number of different evidence sources, including intercepted communications. The warnings to the White House, which have not previously been reported, led national security adviser Robert O’Brien to caution Trump in a private conversation that any information Giuliani brought back from Ukraine should be considered contaminated by Russia, one of the former officials said. […] But O’Brien emerged from the meeting uncertain whether he had gotten through to...
    CLAIM: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, claimed that President Trump has “refused to condemn white supremacists.” Verdict: False. Trump has condemned white supremacists repeatedly. Klobuchar used her opening statement on Monday to attack the president, repeating a series of falsehoods. “We have a president who divides our country each and every day. He has called our military suckers and losers. He’s refused to condemn white supremacists, and he has the gall to hold up a Bible as a prop in front of a church instead of heeding its words, to act justly,” she said. Klobuchar’s first claim, that Trump has refused to condemn white supremacists, is patently false, as Breitbart News has consistently detailed. Two days after the incident in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, Trump said, “Racism is evil and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK,...
    Better to be a good American than a good employee. Distilled to its most elemental expression, that is the reason why I blew up a 35-year career in broadcast media to add my voice to the alarms sounding about the current state of our Republic. My former employer did the right thing in firing me. They set the rules, standards of conduct and guidelines for content. Break them and you pay. I did and I did. To anyone gleefully saying that I got what I deserved, I agree, so let’s move on...back to our imperiled democracy. Related Stories Marty Coniglio Out at 9News After Controversial Nazi Photo Tweet Marty Coniglio Agrees to Stay Longer at 9News Marty Coniglio on Why He's Leaving 9News At a public event the Saturday after the 2016 election, a colleague asked me what I thought of the result of the presidential race. “Racism and...
    The former First Lady of France Carla Bruni opened up about confronting President Trump about dating rumours.  Bruni, 52, who married former French president Nicolas Sarkozy in 2008, has always denied that she had dated Donald Trump in the 1990s while she worked as a model around the world.  The allegations surfaced back in June 1991 when the New York Post reported that Trump had left his then-girlfriend Marla Maples for Bruni. This prompted Bruni to call the businessman a 'lunatic.' Speaking to the Daily Beast, the singer and model recounted how she recently found out while watching Trump: An American Dream on Netlfix that the president himself had been telling the press they'd been romantically involved.  In a recording aired on the documentary he could be heard referring to Carla, saying: 'She dropped Mick Jagger for Donald and that's where it is right now.'  Revealing she called him to...
    President Trump is calling reports claiming he wanted his daughter Ivanka Trump to be his 2016 running mate “ridiculous.” “Now Fake News @CNN is actually reporting that I wanted my daughter, Ivanka, to run with me as my Vice President in 2016 Election. Wrong and totally ridiculous,” the president said on Twitter shortly before midnight Monday. “These people are sick!” CNN reported about the vice president story based on earlier reporting by Bloomberg News and the Washington Post. Both publications cited information contained in a new book, “Wicked Game,” being released on Oct. 13 by Trump’s former deputy campaign manager Rick Gates. According to Gates’ book, top campaign aides in June 2016 were considering who Trump, then the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, should pick as his running mate. “I think it should be Ivanka. What about Ivanka as my VP?” Trump allegedly asked the group, adding “She’s bright, she’s smart,...
    A former aide to Vice President Mike Pence has said that White House staffers discussed the possibility that President Donald Trump would refuse to leave office if he loses the November 3 election. Olivia Troye is a former counterterrorism adviser to Pence who last week joined the campaign against Trump and said she'd be voting for Biden, and has been making the rounds in media interviews. In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Friday, she said that and other staffers held 'closed door' conversations regarding the president's potential unwillingness to exit the office after his term expires.  'It's frightening to me, because to be honest, during my tenure at the White House, I've had conversations behind closed doors with White House staffers and other government officials, including people in the intelligence community, where we've actually discussed what if, what if he loses and refuses to leave, or better yet,...
    Getty Former national security adviser H.R. McMaster on Wednesday told CNN that he wishes President Donald Trump would recognize that Russian President Vladimir Putin is not his friend.  “I wish President Trump would just realize…Vladimir Putin is not his friend,” McMaster said to CNN’s Jim Sciutto. “It’s self-delusion…Putin is the best liar in the world.” Trump at a rally on Monday told supporters: “I like Putin. He likes me.” The intelligence community has repeatedly warned that Russia is engaged in ongoing efforts to interfere in the US electoral process.  Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser H.R. McMaster on Wednesday told CNN that he wishes the commander-in-chief would recognize that Russian President Vladimir Putin is “not his friend.” “I wish President Trump would just realize…Vladimir Putin is not his friend,” McMaster...
    Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley says he likes to keep focused on making music and doesn't like to talk about politics. But in a recent interview, the 69-year-old rocker made clear he's supporting President Donald Trump for re-election in 2020. "I don't think politics and rock and roll mix — in my opinion," Frehley told "The Cassius Morris Show" in an interview reported by Blabbermouth.net. The topic of politics came up while Frehley was discussing his new rendition of the Cream song "Politician," to appear on an upcoming covers album, "Origins Vol. 2." "I try to stay away from that as much as I can. I mean, once in a while, I'll make a crack," Frehley said. "I will say I'm a Trump supporter." "All the politicians have had skeletons in the closet," he continued. "But I think Trump is the strongest leader that we've got on...
    In a recent interview with ABC News Australia, former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was confronted on a number of topics related to President Donald Trump and her time in the administration. The segment — getting renewed attention today after CNN’s Brian Stelter called it “the most interesting interview” of Sanders “I’ve seen in a long time” — started out with anchor Leigh Sales asking if the president can “tell the difference between the truth and a lie.” Sanders turned that around on the media and said they attacked him with “false claims and “negative attack after negative attack” almost every day. Sales brought up the exchange Trump had while in California during a briefing on the wildfires. One official at the briefing said, “If we ignore that science and put our head in the sand and think it’s all vegetation management, we’re not going to succeed together in protecting...
    Bradley Cortright September 13, 2020 0 Comments As poll after poll finds Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump, a new report by The Washington Post says one of his former primary contenders is privately nervous about the former vice president’s chances of winning the election. However, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) says he does not have doubts about Biden’s prospects for winning in November. During an appearance on MSNBC on Sunday, Sanders was asked if the report was true. “No, of course, they’re not true,” Sanders said, adding, “What I have said privately is what I have said publicly. And that is, I think Biden is in an excellent position to win this election.” He continued, “But, I think we have got to do more as a campaign than just go after Trump. Trump is a disaster, I think most people know it, but we also have to give people a reason...
    The coronavirus bombshells in Bob Woodward’s new book, “Rage,” due out September 15, are so explosive that they have somewhat overshadowed other important parts of the book — for example, the veteran journalist/author’s reporting on President Donald Trump’s foreign policy decisions. And Woodward, according to the Guardian’s Julian Borger, describes some of the ways in which Sen. Lindsey Graham, former Defense Secretary James Mattis and others tried to rein Trump in on foreign policy. “Rage” is based in part on a series of interviews that Woodward conducted with Trump from December 2019-July 2020. Woodward reports that on February 7, Trump told him that COVID-19 was five times “more deadly” than the flu — although he was publicly claiming, in February, that the novel coronavirus didn’t pose a major threat to the United States. Not surprisingly, Woodward’s damning coronavirus revelations have dominated cable news discussions of “Rage.” But other parts of...
    Former Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats had fears that Russian president Vladimir Putin had dirt on President Trump, according to veteran journalist Bob Woodward's new book. Woodward, in upcoming book, Rage, which is scheduled to be released on Sept. 15, wrote that Coats held "deep suspicions" that Putin "had something" on Trump, CNN reported Wednesday. According to Woodward, Coats viewed "no other explanation" for the president's behavior. Coats "continued to harbor the secret belief, one that had grown rather than lessened, although unsupported by intelligence proof, that Putin had something on Trump." Woodward added, "How else to explain the president's behavior? Coats could see no other explanation." He and top staff members "examined the intelligence as carefully as possible," and Coats still had reservations about the relationship between the two leaders," Woodward wrote. "Coats saw how extraordinary it was for the president's top intelligence official to harbor such deep...
    Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville made statements Tuesday that refuted President Donald Trump's comments that Pentagon brass sends American soldiers to war to make defense companies happy.  'I can assure the American people that the senior leaders would only recommend sending our troops to combat when it's required for national security and a last resort,' McConville told Defense One. 'We take this very, very seriously how we make our recommendations.' 'I feel very strongly about that,' the top Army officer added.   At Monday's North Portico press conference the president said that while the soldiers loved him, 'the top people in the Pentagon probably aren't because they want to do nothing but fight wars so that all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy.'     Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville told Defense One that American troops...
    Image copyright E.P.A. Image title The US president has dismissed the reports as “fake news” U.S. President Donald Trump is facing a backlash over reports that he mocked American soldiers killed in action as “losers” and “suckers.” The alleged comments were first reported in Atlantic magazine, And some details were confirmed by the Associated Press and Fox News. But the president and his allies have denied the allegations. Veterans groups were among those who attacked the president over the reports. Progressive group Vodvets Released a video of families whose children were killed. “You don’t know what sacrifice is,” says one. Paul Rickoff of Iraq & US soldiers in Afghanistan, Tweeted: “Who is really surprised to see this?” Analysts say these comments could have an impact as the president needs the support of military voters when bidding for re-election.What is Trump said to say?According to the...
    A top correspondent for Fox News confirmed part of the Atlantic's report about disparaging remarks President Trump allegedly made about fallen soldiers. The report by the magazine's Editor-in-Chief Jeffrey Goldberg, published Thursday and reliant on anonymous sources, said Trump referred to fallen soldiers as "losers" and dead Marines as "suckers" during an overseas trip in 2018. The report also claimed the president refused to visit the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery in France, saying it was a place "filled with losers" and that he didn't want his hair to be ruined by rain. In addition, the report said Trump asked staff planning for a military parade to keep wounded veterans away. Jennifer Griffin, Fox's national security correspondent, said on Friday that two former senior Trump administration officials confirmed to her that Goldberg's report was true in regard to disparaging veterans and not wanting to visit the cemetery. While she did...
    Two former senior officials in the Trump administration said that President Donald Trump disparaged veterans and the military on multiple occasions, Fox News reported. The accounts corroborate recent reports from The Atlantic alleging that Trump called fallen American soldiers “suckers” and “losers,” and that the president long-held contempt for the late Arizona Sen. John McCain, and more. NEW, @JenGriffinFNC confirms former Trump admin official confirms details in The Atlantic story, including quotes about veterans. When the President spoke about the Vietnam War he said, “It was a stupid war. Anyone who went was a sucker.” — Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) September 4, 2020 The Fox News report alleges that Trump did not want to visit the Aisne-Marne Cemetery during a trip to France commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I. “The President was not in a good mood,” one anonymous official says, referencing an earlier interaction that he...
    Itziar ReyeroFOLLOWMadrid Updated: 09/01/2020 02: 07h Save Related news Ciudadanos will not put any anti-corruption “red line” this time to start negotiating Budgets with the Government. Inés Arrimadas confirmed yesterday her willingness to “improve” the economic project with “moderation” and “good sense” but she will not demand preconditions from Pedro Sánchez despite the formal accusation of senior leaders of Podemos for alleged irregular financing. Arrimadas, expressly asked about it in the press conference held yesterday after the meeting of the permanent committee of Citizens, limited himself to demanding that Vice President Pablo Iglesias “show his face in Congress” and clarify the “so serious accusations” that weigh on your party’s accounts. Mariano Rajoy, on the other hand, was forced by pressure from Albert Rivera to remove several accused leaders from the PP, although later their causes would come to nothing: the former mayor of Valencia, Rita...
    Roger Sollenberger August 31, 2020 4:04PM (UTC) President Donald Trump reportedly told White House counsel Don McGahn that he was not concerned about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation because he could always just "settle" with Mueller, according to a new book by New York Times reporter Michael Schmidt. "At one point, as the investigation seemed to be intensifying," Schmidt says, Trump told McGahn there was "nothing to worry about because if it was zeroing in on him, he would simply settle with Mueller. He would settle the case, as if he were negotiating terms in a lawsuit." : It's one of a number of potentially explosive claims in Schmidt's forthcoming book, titled "Donald Trump v. The United States," which will officially be published on Tuesday. Schmidt covered the Russia investigation extensively for the Times, and his early reporting on the probe won a Pulitzer Prize. Schmidt says his book is based on an array of documents from Mueller's office, the FBI, the White House and Trump's...
    John Kelly was President Trump’s chief of staff. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / . The former White House Chief of Staff, John kelly, has been very discreet after his departure from the government of the president Donald trump, but there are important revelations in a book by The New York Times correspondent, Michael Schmidt. One of the worrisome aspects was explaining to the Republican illegal actions that he planned to implement, what Kelly described as “kissing a chainsaw.” The book Donald Trump v. United States: Inside the Fight to Detain a President It will be published this Tuesday, Axios said. The book’s synopsis describes it as the story of Trump “and the officials in his own administration who tried to stop him,” including Kelly, who was also Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS). “Kelly has told others that Trump wanted to behave like an...
    The University of Notre Dame on Thursday distanced itself from comments former football coach Lou Holtz made during an appearance at this week’s Republican National Convention. Holtz on Wednesday criticized the Catholic faith of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, saying he was “Catholic in name only.” Holtz also accused Biden of being “radically pro-abortion.” “One of the important reasons (President Donald Trump) has my trust is because nobody is but a stronger advocate for the unborn than President Trump,” Holtz said. “The Biden-Harris ticket is the most radically pro-abortion campaign in history. They and other politicians are Catholics in name only and abandon innocent lives. President Trump protects those lives. I trust President Trump.” MORE: Lou Holtz says Crown Royal bag at RNC wasn’t for booze Holtz led into his statement by mentioning that he was the former Fighting Irish football coach and that the university has a statue of him...
    (CBS Local)– Susan Rice has been a National Security Advisor, United States Ambassador to the United Nations and a Rhodes Scholar. Thanks to her Simon & Schuster book “Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For,” she’s also a New York Times bestseller and her book is now available in paperback. Rice was also one of the final contenders for Joe Biden running mate in the 2020 presidential election before California Senator Kamala Harris was selected to join the Democratic ticket. President Barack Obama’s former National Security Advisor has known Biden since the 1990s and spends part of her book describing her working relationship with the former vice president. Rice also goes through her personal journey and the lives of her late parents, who were big fans of Biden. She knows her parents would’ve been so happy to see their daughter considered as Biden’s running mate. WASHINGTON – APRIL...
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