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President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is on the short list to become the next chief of staff, reports said. Kushner, a top White House adviser, met with the president about the job on Wednesday and believes his ability to work with Democrats will be an asset to the position, according to The Huffington Post. “I...
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They wanted to help ease the migrant detention crisis. Now they're locked up too. This week, NBC News reported that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents had arrested 170 immigrants who came forward to apply to sponsor unaccompanied migrant children:ICE said Tuesday that the arrests were of immigrants suspected of being in the United States illegally and took place from early July to November. They were the result of background checks conducted on potential sponsors of unaccompanied migrant children placed under the care of the Department of Health and Human Services.Nearly two thirds of those arrested — 109 in total — had no criminal record, the agency said. Another 61 of those arrested did have criminal records, but ICE did not specify the crimes and said it could not break down convictions by violent and nonviolent offenses.This mass arrest is the result of a new regulation enacted by President Donald Trump's Department of Homeland Security (DHS) which ins...
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President Donald Trump has been hearing appeals from some advisers to consider his senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner for the position of White House chief of staff, two sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday.
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President Donald Trump has been hearing appeals from some advisers to consider his senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner for the position of White House chief of staff, two sources familiar with the situation said on Thursday.
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President Trump has a new candidate for his chief of staff: son-in-law Jared Kushner, currently a senior adviser at the White House. Kushner met with the president Wednesday about the position, according to a source familiar with the process.
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"I'm dumbfounded by the expanse of everything that is coming out, but I'm not surprised." With the revelation that, among all the other avenues investigates are pursuing in their scrutiny of President Donald Trump, the U.S. attorney's office in Manhattan is also reportedly probing the potential crimes of his inaugural committee, the scope of the commander-in-chief's possible criminal exposure is hard to imagine.Speaking on MSNBC's "Deadline: White House" on Thursday, former federal prosecutor Daniel Goldman argued that the case against Trump may have, at this point, gone far beyond the initial focus on collusion with Russian efforts in interfere in the 2016 election."Mueller has been going at break-neck pace for a year and a half with about a dozen or so prosecutors. That's not a huge staff," he explained. "Collusion may be really moving to the backburner," he continued. "I think this might be a larger scheme, related to sanctions and a massive cover-up of r...
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There are a number of problems with this idea. Since the announcement that John Kelly will be leaving the White House early next year, President Donald Trump's search for a new chief of staff has not been going well. Ever since Trump's first choice, Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff Nick Ayers, declined the position, the White House has been considering a series of increasingly desperate options including former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows.But according to the Huffington Post, there could be one leading contender who slipped under the radar: Trump's son-in-law:Jared Kushner, the husband of Trump's daughter Ivanka and already an official White House adviser, met with Trump Wednesday about the job, a top Republican close to the White House told HuffPost. He and two others close to Trump or the White House who confirmed Kushner's interest in the position did so on condition of anonymity to discuss the president's staffing co...
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Dr. Eden Wells, the chief medical executive facing criminal charges in Flint’s water crisis, was hired again. Dr. Eden Wells, the chief medical executive for Michigan who is currently facing a jury trial on a criminal charge of involuntary manslaughter for her role in the Flint water crisis, was just hired by the state for a new job.Wells, an appointee of Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, was hired to fill a new position in the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services that will be protected in ways that her current job is not and will pay her $179,672, according to MLive-The Flint Journal. The state claims that Wells was the only person to apply for the "advisory physician" position and that it had been posted for less than a week in November before they decided to offer her the cushy job."MDHHS determined there was a need for an advisory physician to the Population Health Administration, as we have with other administrations within the department. The position will advi...
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Are Americans currently under the rule of law? Not likely. Those old enough to recall the presidential politics of the 1990s may still hear a certain righteous sentence ringing in their ears: "We must uphold the rule of law."With irrefutable simplicity, those words were uttered in numbing repetition by the Republicans who pursued Bill and Hillary Clinton for years, at a cost of millions, over "scandals" too baroque and too minor to explain.To honor the American rule of law, they simply had to investigate Whitewater, an obscure land deal that had lost the Clintons $45,000 in the remotest Ozarks, several years before he entered the White House. To honor the rule of law, they had no choice but to impeach Clinton, a sinner the same as many of them, for lying about his trysts with Monica Lewinsky. And when all of the charges against the Clintons either evaporated entirely or failed in the Senate trial, revealing the hollowness and hypocrisy at the center of those conservative crusade...
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Jared and Ivanka remain the true gatekeepers to Trumpland — and according to a new report, they wanted John Kelly gone A new report suggests that while John Kelly has been White House chief of staff for the last 17 months, the gatekeepers to power have been and will always be President Donald Trump's powerful daughter and son-in-law, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner.The Washington Post went into detail on the role played by the two Trump family members in a reporton Monday. Nick Ayers' decision to turn down President Trump's offer to replace Kelly had left Trump "without a Plan B," the Post reported:Several of his aides expressed frustration that months of intense campaigning to replace John F. Kelly — an effort led by Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, the president’s elder daughter and son-in-law — resulted in yet another chaotic staffing scramble in a White House splintered by factions and rife with turnover.The Post also made it clear that the efforts by Ivanka and Ja...
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If this allegation is true, it could be yet another serious problem for the president. President Donald Trump is already facing serious questions for allegedly directing both his personal attorney Michael Cohen and tabloid publisher American Media Inc. to make illegal campaign-related expenditures to cover up his sexual encounters with women.But there could be an entirely different problem for Trump: according to Bloomberg News, Michael Cohen's attorney and spokesperson, Lanny Davis, is now alleging Trump knew in advance that Cohen was going to lie to Congress about Trump's pursuit of a real estate venture in Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign — a crime for which Cohen has now submitted a guilty plea."Mr. Trump and the White House knew that Michael Cohen would be testifying falsely to Congress and did not tell him not to," Davis told Bloomberg Radio's "Sound On" in an interview.Davis added, "There will come a time after [special counsel Robert] Mueller is done with hi...
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"Why are we starving children?" asked the outraged cable news anchor. While a vote in the U.S. Senate to push forward a War Powers Resolution on Wednesday resulted in applause from peace advocates and critics of the U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led assault on Yemen, five Democrats in the U.S. House stirred outrage as they helped Republicans in the chamber pass a rule—attached to massive Farm Bill legislation—that effectively killed the hopes of voting on its version of the resolution for the remainder of the congressional session.The procedural vote in the Senate, said resolution co-sponsor Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), will help send a message to the world that the chamber will soon end its support for "this brutal, horrific war in Yemen led by an undemocratic, despotic regime."But in the House, say critics, the five Democrats—Reps. Jim Costa (Calif.), Al Lawson (Fla.), Collin Peterson (Minn.), Dutch Rupperberger (Md.), and David Scott (Ga.)—sent the exact oppo...
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The stock purchase probably didn't break the law. But it was a serious lapse of ethical judgment. On Wednesday, The Daily Beast reported that Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) made a massive purchase of stock in a defense contractor shortly after the negotiation of a massive increase in Pentagon spending:Inhofe, who took over the top spot on Armed Services after the death of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in August, has repeatedly pressed President Donald Trump to dramatically scale up the Pentagon's annual budget, which currently stands at $717 billion. Last week, after Trump hinted he would like to scale back parts of that budget, Inhofe met with the president and Defense Secretary James Mattis, after which it was announced that the administration would seek even more defense funding: a record $750 billion in spending for fiscal year 2020.News of that budget request broke on Sunday. On Tuesday, Inhofe's financial adviser bought him between $50,000 and $100,000 in stock in defense contract...
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Trump fired his chief of staff without a replacement. President Donald Trump is not happy with his son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner, according to a new report in Vanity Fair.Reporter Gabriel Sherman found that the president blames Kushner for the embarrassing failure of his plan to replace current White House Chief of Staff John Kelly with Nick Ayers, who is serving as the vice president's chief of staff. Kushner and Ivanka Trump reportedly pushed for Kelly's ouster and Ayers' ascension, but Ayers foiled the plan on Saturday shortly after Trump revealed he would need a new chief of staff.To punish Kushner for his role in this blunder, Sherman reports that Trump forced his son-in-law to go on Sean Hannity's Fox News show and take the heat. Kushner rarely speaks in public.“Trump said, ‘You’re going to go on there and defend me and take blame for chief of staff as punishment,’” one source told Sherman.Despite Ivanka's reported participation in the effort to promote...
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Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel Goldman thinks today's revelations are seriously bad news for Trump. On Wednesday, the dust had barely settled from the news that President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for his illegal scheme to pay off porn actress Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about their affair during the election, when prosecutors with the Southern District of New York announced they had secured a non-prosecution agreement with American Media Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer, which allegedly helped Trump facilitate payments to a second woman, Playboy Playmate Karen MacDougal.Taken together, all of this looks very bad for the president, and appears to implicate him in serious crimes. And Daniel Goldman, a former assistant U.S. attorney and legal analyst, laid out just how bad on MSNBC's "The Beat.""And when you add up Cohen's testimony, as we know from what he said in court, the recording between Trump...
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President Donald Trump’s White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, second from right, smiles as Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, left, former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, second from left, former Sen. Jim DeMint of the Heritage Foundation, third from left, and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., right, applaud as President Donald Trump recognizes Kushner as he speaks about H. R. 5682, the “First Step Act” in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Nov. 14, 2018, which would reform America’s criminal justice system.
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Taxpayers who make $20,000 a year are more likely to face IRS scrutiny than someone making 20 times as much. When Natassia Smick, 28, filed her family’s taxes in January, she already had plans for the refund she and her husband expected to receive. Mainly, she wanted to catch up on her credit card debt. And she was pregnant with their second child, so there were plenty of extra expenses ahead.Since Smick, who is taking classes toward a bachelor’s degree, and her husband, a chef, together earned around $33,000 in 2017, about $2,000 of that refund would come from the earned income tax credit. It’s among the government’s largest anti-poverty programs, sending more than $60 billion every year to families like Smick’s: people who have jobs but are struggling to get by. Last year, 28 million households claimed the EITC.Smick, who lives outside Los Angeles, thought she’d get her refund in a month or so, as she had the year before. But no refund came. Instead, she got a lette...
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Republicans evidently didn't vet economist Joseph Sabia as closely as they should have. With progressive activists fighting to secure a $15-an-hour minimum wage across the country, House Republicans are determined to throw cold water on the policy, painting it as a job killer (although there is by no means an economic consensus on that). To that effect, their members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce were planning to hold a hearing on Wednesday about the potential consequences of a minimum wage increase.But according to a report from POLITICO, Republicans frantically postponed this meeting because one of their key expert witnesses against the minimum wage, San Diego State University economist Joseph Sabia, was exposed espousing hateful rhetoric toward gays and women on his now-defunct blog, "No Shades of Gray," written when he was a doctoral candidate at Cornell University."I humbly propose that right-wingers attach an amendment to every bill that taxes o...
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Trump's daughter pushed the "Opportunity Zones" tax break hard. She and her husband could financially profit from it. One of the key new programs outlined in the GOP's tax cut bill was "Opportunity Zones" — economically-lagging areas designated by the Treasury Department where investors can defer or exclude 10-15% of taxes on capital gains.Two of the biggest proponents to this change in the tax code were Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, who sold program hard. Earlier this year, President Donald Trump invited his daughter to speak about the program at an Oval Office meeting because she's "been pushing this very hard," and Ivanka subsequently tweeted that "it was an honor" to work with Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on "this important policy."But according to the Associated Press, there may be a reason these two were so keep to promote the Opportunity Zones program: they stand to profit from it.Trump and Kushner jointly own a big stake in...
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I’m sorry, Mr President, but you got this wrong. Tariffs are paid by American consumers. “I am a Tariff Man,” Trump tweeted last week. “When people or countries come in to raid the great wealth of our Nation, I want them to pay for the privilege of doing so…. We are right now taking in $billions in Tariffs. MAKE AMERICA RICH AGAIN.”I’m sorry, Mr President, but you got this wrong. Tariffs are paid by American consumers. About half the $200bn worth of goods you’ve already put tariffs on come almost exclusively from China, which means American consumers are taking a hit this holiday season.These tariffs function exactly like taxes. By imposing them, you have in effect raised taxes on most Americans. You have made Americans poorer.Worse yet, they’re regressive. The middle class and poor pay a larger percentage of their incomes on these tariffs than do the rich.I needn’t remind you that your Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, passed last year, slashed taxes on big corporation...
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WASHINGTON — At an Oval Office gathering earlier this year, President Donald Trump began touting his administration’s new real estate investment program, which offers massive tax breaks to developers who invest in downtrodden American communities. He then turned to one of the plan’s strongest supporters. “Ivanka, would you like to say something?” Trump asked his...
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The Opportunity Zone program, promoted by Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner — who are both senior White House advisers, could also benefit them financially, an Associated Press investigation found.
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The Trump administration's Opportunity Zone program promoted by Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner -- both senior White House advisers -- could also benefit them financially, an Associated Press investigation found.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — AP investigation finds Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner could profit from Opportunity Zone developer tax break they pushed.
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President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner told Fox News that U.S. intelligence agencies are still "making their assessments" on the death of Jamal Khashoggi, despite the CIA already concluding that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered his assassination. CBS News senior security consultant Michael Morrell, former acting director of the CIA, joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" with analysis.
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Trump unloads a barrage of tweets out of fantasy land. Trump has ended a newsy week with a fountain of what by even his own standards are pretty down-is-up and untrue statements.For a president increasingly isolated and facing a growing number of challenges from the world, politics and incoming investigations, there is a distinct reflection of self-delusion and an air of desperate flailing strong enough for all to sense. It’s a sign that we all should strap in for more as these investigations come closer to him.Indeed, “The White House is adopting what one official termed a ‘shrugged shoulders’ strategy for adverse news, calculating that most GOP base voters will believe whatever the president tells them to believe,” according to one Washington Post report.In just a few days, Trump:Blamed rioting protests in Paris on failed efforts to address climate change and claimed that protesters were calling for Trump to intervene. Um, no – on all counts. The protests are aime...
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Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” senior White House adviser Jared Kushner discussed criminal justice reform legislation, which he shared is “very close” to being passed despite some pushback from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Kushner told host Sean Hannity that there is a “very strong bipartisan coalition” of support for the bill that would “correct some racial disparities that we have in our system.” “[W]e have been able to build a very strong bipartisan coalition under the president’s leadership to come up with a bill that we think can really solve a lot of those problems,” Kushner said. “And what it is is going into the prisons and giving job training, vocational training, mentorship, mental health treatment, drug addiction treatment to people who are coming out who are nonviolent offenders and figuring out how when they leave prison, they have a better chance of getting a job in re...
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The internet erupts with TIME's 2018 Person of the Year. TIME has just announced its "Person of the Year": Jamal Khashoggi, the assassinated Washington Post journalist, and other journalists, the magazine says, including the Capital Gazette, Maria Ressa, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo. The cover story reads, "The Guardians and the War on Truth."Khashoggi's murder, believed to be by the government of Saudi Arabia and at the direction of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has been covered up with the assistance of President Donald Trump and his Senior Advisor, Jared Kushner.TIME's editor-in -chief explains the decision: "This is the first time we’ve chosen someone no longer alive as Person of the Year, but it’s also very rare that a person’s influence grows so immensely in death.” “This is the first time we’ve chosen someone no longer alive as Person of the Year, but it’s also very rare that a person’s influence grows so immensely in death.” TIME Editor-in-Chief @ef...
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President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner said Monday that Trump will name his next chief of staff "when he's ready."Kushner, who is also a senior adviser to Trump, predicted during an interview on Fox News's "Han...
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President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner told Fox News' "Hannity" exclusively on Monday that, despite increasingly critical media reports on the Trump administration and his role in it, the White House is humming along effectively as new officials prepare to take over top roles.
 
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Jared Kushner, the U.S. president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, was wooed by Saudi Arabia’s controversial crown prince before Donald Trump took office, and the contacts ...
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The House Foreign Affairs Committee could investigate ties between senior White House adviser Jared Kushner and the Saudi crown prince as part of a broader probe into the Trump administration's response to the death of Wa...
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A number of other candidates may be in play, as my Bloomberg News colleagues Margaret Talev and Jennifer Jacobs detail here. All of which is to say that chaos in the Trump administration isn’t a bug, it’s a feature. Here’s a video I made with our commentary team in March 2017 — “Who’s Really Running the White House?” — which highlighted the chaos back then and speculated that advisers like Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus and Rex Tillerson would never have the staying power or presidential access that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump enjoyed.
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Jared Kushner, Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, reportedly offered private counselling to Mohammed bin Salman, the Saudi crown prince, on "how to weather the storm" after the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Jared Kushner has given Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman advice on how to handle the outrage over Jamal Khashoggi's murder, according to The New York Times.
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Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, flouted
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Saudi officials note Kushner's ignorance of Middle East politics made him key target for partnership
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Jared Kushner and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman are so close, they call each other by first names in their many private phone calls and texts, The New York Times reported Saturday. The chummy relationship between the volatile prince and President Trump’s son-in-law was initiated by the Saudis and has helped shape US-Mideast policy,...
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The President's son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, continued to have private conversations with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman following the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, according to The New York Times.
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John Kelly will leave his job as chief of staff at the end of the year, Donald Trump announced on Saturday, describing him as "a great guy". Mr Kelly, 68, took over from Reince Priebus in July 2017, and was brought in to try and instill some discipline in the White House. However, his departure had long been rumoured, with Mr Kelly, a retired Marine general, reportedly frustrated at Mr Trump's freewheeling style. Last month Melania Trump, the first lady, reportedly demanded Mr Kelly be fired. "John Kelly will be leaving at the end of the year," said Mr Trump on Saturday afternoon, shortly before leaving the White House for Philadelphia. John Kelly and Donald Trump, on the day he was appointed - July 31, 2017 "A great guy. "We'll be announcing who will be taking John's place - it might be on an interim basis. "He's been with me almost two years now. "I appreciate his service very much." Among those believed likely to take...
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The crown prince of Saudi Arabia cultivated Mr. Kushner’s friendship. The benefits to the U.S. are uncertain but it has paid off well for the Saudis.
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The Trump-Russia scandal will likely end up being in many respects a bribery and money laundering and possibly even RICO scandal, with features of conspiracy to commit election fraud and conspiracy to defraud the United States. Special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Donald Trump campaign's possible collusion with Russia to steal the 2016 presidential election marches onward. Trump and his alleged co-conspirators, defenders and allies appear to be encircled.This article wasoriginally published at SalonBeginning last week, there have been a series of events which could spell doom for Donald Trump. His attorney, personal fixer and consigliere Michael Cohen has agreed to fully cooperate with Mueller's investigation. Court documents reveal that Cohen has admitted to lying about Trump's real estate dealings in Russia and other business matters. Cohen has also admitted that Donald Trump was fully briefed and involved in these real estate and other dealings (including,...
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A Democrat who sits on the House Intelligence Committee suggested Friday that Democrats could subpoena Donald Trump Jr. and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner next year as part of investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
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President Trump on Friday urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to call for a vote on a criminal justice reform package created with input from White House adviser Jared Kushner, citing the bill's bipartisa...
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Giuliani reportedly heard about the interviews from Manafort's lawyers. Rudy Giuliani told CNN Friday that Robert Mueller believes Paul Manafort was lying about President Donald Trump's knowledge of the notorious Trump Tower meeting with top campaign officials with a Russian lawyer offering help from the Kremlin during the 2016 election.Because Giuliani is Trump's lawyer — and has issued bewildering and false claims about the investigation repeatedly — it's worth taking anything he says with a pillar of salt.But with a forthcoming sentencing memo from Mueller expected to detail Manafort's lies to the investigation due out Friday, it seems likely that Giuliani is attempting to get out in front of bad news.Trump has claimed that he had no knowledge of the Trump Tower meeting, arranged by his son Donald Trump Jr. and attended by Jared Kushner and Manafort. Donald Trump Jr. has backed up this claim. Many have argued, though, including those with intimate knowledge of the Tr...
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In an effort to understand what may happen next in the Russia scandal, and in Robert Mueller's investigation of President Trump and his inner circle, I recently spoke with veteran defense attorney and criminal investigator Seth Abramson. In an effort to understand what may happen next in the Russia scandal, and in Robert Mueller's investigation of President Trump and his inner circle, I recently spoke with veteran defense attorney and criminal investigator Seth Abramson. He is the author of numerous books, including his most recent, the New York Times bestseller "Proof of Collusion: How Donald Trump Betrayed America." Abramson has also been a regular commentator for numerous major news outlets, including the BBC, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, MSNBC, CNN, PBS and ABC News.This is the second part of our conversation, which has been edited for length and clarity. Read the first part of this interview here.We have learned that Paul Manafort...
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Trump is always racing on to his (and our) next distraction. I took my first hit of speed in 1970 during my freshman year in college. That little white pill -- Dexedrine -- was a revelation. It made whatever I was doing absolutely fascinating. Amphetamine sharpened my focus and banished all appetites except a hunger for knowledge. I spent that entire night writing 35 pages of hand-scrawled notes about a 35-page article by the philosopher Ludwig Feurbach, thereby convincing the professor who would become my advisor and mentor that I was absolutely fascinating.Speed was definitely not a respectable drug in those days. I bought mine from a seedy hippie who hung out on the edge of campus with some of my edgier friends. My college was probably one of the few in the country whose infirmary actually prescribed Dexedrine for its students, presumably to keep us from buying it from guys like him.Nowadays, respectable doctors all over the country prescribe speed for people with ADHD,...
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State Rep. David Stringer won re-election. But that didn't put an end to the calls to resign. Republican David Stringer managed to win a second term in the Arizona House of Representatives. But no one has forgotten his racist position on African-Americans.This week, the city council of Prescott, a conservative small city north of Phoenix where Stringer's district is based, voted 6-1 for a resolution calling on Stringer to resign from office."His abhorrent words do not reflect our city or our community and while we condemn them, that word, any word, is not strong enough to express our disdain," said the council's statement. "As proud members of this community we are horrified that the opinions expressed by Mr. Stringer exist." Mayor Greg Martinelli took it one step further and said Stringer has "mortally wounded and disqualified himself" and "forgotten the moral compass of our great country" that "all men are created equal."A local businessman and attorney, Stringer attracted...
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The memo begins describing the extent of Flynn’s cooperation by explaining what he assisted the government with. There were two big questions on Tuesday night following the release of the Flynn sentencing memo by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The first, and most puzzling for many analysts looking at the memo, was why Flynn had lied to the FBI on January 24th of last year when he was questioned about his contacts with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The thinking went, gee, as the former Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Flynn had to have known that the National Security Agency would have been listening in on any calls made by the Russian ambassador, and the FBI had to have seen those intercepts. Why would Flynn lie?We have had some hints recently from other Trump associates facing prison time that might help us answer that question, but let’s leave it aside for a moment and deal with the second big unanswered question posed by the sentencing memo: what could F...
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Trump has previously boasted denuclearization is coming "very, very soon." On Wednesday, CNN reported that satellite evidence shows North Korea is upgrading a major missile base — and constructing what appears to be a new site:The satellite imagery offers evidence that the Yeongjeo-dong missile base and a nearby, previously unreported site remain active and have been continuously upgraded, underscoring the reality of just how far apart Washington and Pyongyang are on the issue of denuclearization despite five months of sporadic talks.While the base at Yeongjeo-dong has long been known to US intelligence agencies and analysts, researchers at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey told CNN that the images reveal construction on a new facility just seven miles away from the older site that had not been previously publicly identified.The revelation is yet another blow to President Donald Trump, who after first trying to face down North Korean dictat...
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Peters served in the military with the disgraced lieutenant general. Retired Lt. Col. Ralph Peters discussed the stunning descent of now-disgraced former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn — zeroing in on the key moment he believes sealed the former general's fate and led to the crimes at issue in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's sentencing memo released this week. "It is unforgivable," Peters said of Flynn's conduct, which included lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia. "Lying to the FBI was a crime. The greater crime was what, to me in my view, was treason — embracing the Russians."He made the comments on MSNBC's "The Beat" to Ari Melber, who noted that Peters didn't mean "treason" in a technical legal sense.Peters, who served with Flynn in the military before becoming an author and strategic analyst, described Flynn as an "exemplary" service member with a remarkable record in the field. He compared Flynn favorably to David Petraus, the widely praised genera...
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There is evidence that the special counsel could be coming after Trump's son-in-law. With special counsel Robert Mueller wrapping up the investigation of President Donald Trump's former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and noting in a heavily-redacted court filing that he has been of "substantial assistance" to the Russia investigation following his plea agreement, many in Trump's inner circle may be fearful of what will happen next in the probe.One person who should be worried, argued Daily Beast reporter Betsy Woodruff to MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace on "Deadline: White House," is the president's son-in-law."Flynn had unique, and arguably unparalleled, insight into the Trump administration all the way back through transition, where he was a very senior official running the National Security Council's transition project," said Woodruff. "And of course, through the bulk of the presidential campaign, the most interesting campaign times, Flynn had a front row seat. And Flynn...
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Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner, son Donald Trump Jr, former advisers Roger Stone and Corey Lewandowski, personal aide Rhona Graff and former personal aides Hope Hicks and Keith Schiller all testified before the House Intelligence Committee while it was under control of its outgoing Republican majority. The sources said the transcripts of those interviews will be among those sent to Mueller's team, which is investigating Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion by Trump's campaign team.
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CNN contributor Douglas Brinkley says Jared Kushner, senior adviser to President Trump, should be concerned about special counsel Robert Mueller's court filing that stated former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn gave "substantial evidence" to the Russia investigation.
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President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn’t do any prison time, according to a court filing Tuesday that describes Michael Flynn’s cooperation as "substantial." The filing by special counsel Robert Mueller provides the first details of Flynn’s assistance in the Russia investigation, including that he participated in 19 interviews with prosecutors and cooperated extensively in a separate and undisclosed criminal probe. But the filing’s extensive redactions also underscore how much Mueller has yet to reveal. It was filed two weeks ahead of Flynn’s sentencing and just over a year after he became the first of five Trump associates to accept responsibility by pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations with the Russian ambassador to the US. Though prosecutors withheld specific details of Flynn’s cooperation because of ongoing invest...
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Here is a quick list of issues, and people, still hanging out there. Tuesday’s sentencing hearing for Michael Flynn, and memos expected later in the week detailing portions of the investigation related to Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen, have a number of pundits opining that the Russia investigation is all but over. Again. Across DC, and TV, the desire to slap a bow on the special counsel appointment and flip off the lights seems to be near fever pitch. But there are reasons to believe that the investigation led by Robert Mueller may be a long way from over—it might not even have reached cruising altitude. Here is a quick list of issues, and people, still hanging out there:1) Roger Stone and Jerome Corsi These two are a given. From Stone’s “defense” that he lies so much that everyone should just expect that any statement he makes is a lie, to Corsi’s apparently unwritten joint defense agreement with Donald Trump, these two are apparently flapping in the breeze...
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1 week ago
Get ready for Mueller's end game. It’s been axiomatic from the start of the Russia investigation that it is different from Watergate in one important way: the crimes that Nixon committed behind closed doors in the White House secretly, Trump is committing out in the open. Repeatedly lying to the American public? Every time Trump tweets or opens his mouth. Obstruction of justice? Firing Comey. Firing Sessions. Calling Mueller’s investigation a “witch hunt” and calling for its end. Tampering with witnesses? Dangling pardons. Engaging in a cover-up of a crime? As he lives and breathes.But there is one thing Donald Trump and his people have sought to keep secret from the earliest days of his campaign right up to the present moment: their connections with Russians. If, in the past, we thought we knew about most of the Russian contacts, events this week have taught us that we were wrong.First there were new revelations about contacts between Roger Stone and WikiLeaks invol...
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1 week ago
Mexico’s government has given President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner the highest honor America’s southern neighbor grants to foreigners
1 week ago
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Mexico’s government on Friday gave President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner the highest honor America’s southern neighbor grants to foreigners. The award has caused an uproar in Mexico, where many are angry over Trump’s insulting comments about Mexicans and his promises to build a border wall between the countries. The […]
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