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donald trump dumps james comey


in a startling move, illustrated in this cartoon slideshow, president donald trump fired fbi director james comey amid an investigation into whether any trump staffers had connections with russia during the campaign and that, in addition, to wrecking hillary clinton’s campaign. some liken this to richard nixon and watergate.






cnn accused of epitomizing ‘fake news’ by trump defenders


president donald trump’s supporters accused cnn of censorship when the network declined to air an ad by trump’s campaign showing the president’s 100 days at office, because the ad included a graphic that called the mainstream media “fake news,” the network said tuesday. trump’s campaign committee named “donald j. trump for president” criticized cnn claiming that…






kentucky gop claims accused sex-trafficking trump campaign chair was only an ‘en


the campaign of donald trump is attempting to distance the organization from tim nolan, a former northern kentucky judge facing over 100 years in prison for an 11-count indictment of child sex trafficking, rape, human trafficking and prostitution.the question is over the extent of the involvement judge nolan had with donald trump’s campaign, during the same period in which his offenses were alleged to have been committed, according tocincinnati enquirer columnist scott wartman.“tim nolan adorned in his ‘make america great’ hat and clutching trump signs became a common sight at political events in 2016,” wartman explained. “so no one publicly questioned the former district judge when he said he was donald trump’s campaign chairman for campbell county.”with the tea party leader now facing to






donald trump dumps james comey


in a startling move, illustrated in this cartoon slideshow, president donald trump fired fbi director james comey amid an investigation into whether any trump staffers had connections with russia during the campaign and that, in addition, to wrecking hillary clinton’s campaign. some liken this to richard nixon and watergate.click here if you’re having trouble viewing this photo gallery on your mobile device.






trump campaign launches latest attack on media in $1.5 billion ad buy


the trump campaign is getting an early start on his re-election campaign with his first 2020 campaign ad. in a $1.5 billion ad buy, the donald j. trump for president campaign released a new ad, just two days after his official 100th day in office, commemorating what they perceived as the highlights of his career in governing thus far.the first version of the ad showed mr. trump shaking hands with his national security adviser, gen. h.r. mcmaster, the washington post noted. the campaign replaced mcmaster with a shot of mr. trump shaking hands with a factory worker after campaign finance expert larry noble pointed out on twitter that active members of the military like mcmaster, can't engage "in partisan political activity."the campaign said in a statement that it planned to release a series






former donald trump campaign chairman paul manafort belatedly registers as forei


donald trump's former campaign chairman received more than $17 million for work as a foreign agent for a pro-russia group in ukraine.        






trump surrogate says trump’s own adviser being a russian agent isn’t evidence of


kayleigh mcenany went on cnn on wednesday to defend president donald trump from charges that he and his presidential campaign colluded with the russian government.while talking about carter page — a former trump campaign foreign policy adviser whom the fbi is investigating for being a russian agent — mcenany acknowledged that it seems that page has done work for the russian government, but countered that there’s no way trump could have known that at the time he named him a top foreign policy adviser.“i don’t think it’s evidence of the trump campaign colluding with russia at all,” she said. “he was a brief adviser on the campaign, and the campaign [was] trying to distance themselves from him.”it was then pointed out to mcenany that when trump was asked to list his foreign policy advisers du






trump campaign gave page permission for moscow trip


carter page, founder and managing partner of us investment company global energy capital, delivers a speech in moscow, russia, in december. page, earlier in 2016, gave a controversial speech in moscow while serving as a foreign policy adviser to donald trump, whose campaign has been under scrutiny regarding its interactions with russian officials.(photo: yuri kochetkov, epa) 395 connectlinkedinemailmoreformer donald trump campaign national security adviser carter page had the trump campaign’s permission for his controversial speech in moscow in july 2016, page told usa today.page confirmed he asked the campaign for permission in june before making the trip to moscow and campaign management cleared him to do so, as long as he acted as a private citizen and not a representative of the campai






trump accuses the dnc of working with the russians during campaign in bizarre ea


president donald trump was up earlier than usual on sunday, once again attacking the “fake media” but this time for not looking at connections between the democratic national committee and the russians.while the focus is once again back on the trump transition team — including fbi investigations of former trump advisors carter page and michael flynn’s connections to the russians — trump seemed to infer that the dnc was working in concert with russian agents during the 2016 campaign.on twitter, trump wrote: “when will the fake media ask about the dems dealings with russia & why the dnc wouldn’t allow the fbi to check their server or investigate?”trump’s claim is quixotic considering the russians are believed to be behind a campaign to derail former secretary hillary clinton’s presidential c






ivanka trump laments the campaign was so grueling she didn’t have time for a mas


ivanka trump has revealed in a new book that the pressures of her father’s presidential election campaign were such that she went into “survival mode” and did not have time for massages or meditation. trump, who has been appointed as a white house adviser by president donald trump and founded an eponymous fashion business, said she…






the latest: ex-trump campaign manager open to returning


washington — the latest on donald trump (all times local):9:30 a.m.president donald trump's former campaign manager says he'd be willing to join the white house staff if "the right role is there."but corey lewandowski is declined to say whether he's been contacted by trump or anyone else about a return engagement as the president considers an overhaul of his communications team.trump wants to respond more aggressively to allegations of russian meddling in the 2016 election and questions about investigations of possible ties between trump's campaign and moscow.lewandowski tells "fox & friends" that he wants to help promote trump's agenda whether he's inside the white house or not.he says trump is best served by having staff around him who know him well.___7:15 a.m.president donald trump say






donald trump speaks at campaign-style rally in cedar rapids, ia


donald trump on wednesday will speak at a campaign-style rally in cedar rapids, iowa.the president is expected to take credit for a series of gop wins, including last night’s defeat of jon ossoff by republican karen handel in georgia’s 6th district.watch the video below, via youtube:






trump campaign gave page permission for moscow trip


closeskip in skipxembedxshare in his july 2016 speech at the new economic school in moscow, page spoke about u.s. foreign policy and sharply criticized america’s sanctions against russia. usa todaycorey lewandowski, former campaign manager for donald trump, at the republican national convention in cleveland in july.(photo: joe raedle, getty images) 11892 connect 6 linkedinemailmoreformer donald trump campaign national security adviser carter page had the trump campaign’s permission for his controversial speech in moscow in july 2016, page told usa today.page confirmed he asked the campaign for permission in june before making the trip to moscow and campaign management cleared him to do so, as long as he acted as a private citizen and not a representative of the campaign. page declined to p






trump campaign gave page permission for moscow trip


closeskip in skipxembedxshare in his july 2016 speech at the new economic school in moscow, page spoke about u.s. foreign policy and sharply criticized america’s sanctions against russia. usa todaycorey lewandowski, former campaign manager for donald trump, at the republican national convention in cleveland in july.(photo: joe raedle, getty images) 7930 connect 6 linkedinemailmoreformer donald trump campaign national security adviser carter page had the trump campaign’s permission for his controversial speech in moscow in july 2016, page told usa today.page confirmed he asked the campaign for permission in june before making the trip to moscow and campaign management cleared him to do so, as long as he acted as a private citizen and not a representative of the campaign. page declined to pu






trump campaign gave page permission for moscow trip


closeskip in skipxembedxshare in his july 2016 speech at the new economic school in moscow, page spoke about u.s. foreign policy and sharply criticized america’s sanctions against russia. usa todaycorey lewandowski, former campaign manager for donald trump, at the republican national convention in cleveland in july.(photo: joe raedle, getty images) 5257 connect 5 linkedinemailmoreformer donald trump campaign national security adviser carter page had the trump campaign’s permission for his controversial speech in moscow in july 2016, page told usa today.page confirmed he asked the campaign for permission in june before making the trip to moscow and campaign management cleared him to do so, as long as he acted as a private citizen and not a representative of the campaign. page declined to pu






trump campaign gave page permission for moscow trip


closeskip in skipxembedxshare in his july 2016 speech at the new economic school in moscow, page spoke about u.s. foreign policy and sharply criticized america’s sanctions against russia. usa todaycorey lewandowski, former campaign manager for donald trump, at the republican national convention in cleveland in july.(photo: joe raedle, getty images) 2769 connect 5 linkedinemailmoreformer donald trump campaign national security adviser carter page had the trump campaign’s permission for his controversial speech in moscow in july 2016, page told usa today.page confirmed he asked the campaign for permission in june before making the trip to moscow and campaign management cleared him to do so, as long as he acted as a private citizen and not a representative of the campaign. page declined to pu






trump campaign gave page permission for moscow trip


closeskip in skipxembedxshare in his july 2016 speech at the new economic school in moscow, page spoke about u.s. foreign policy and sharply criticized america’s sanctions against russia. usa todaycorey lewandowski, former campaign manager for donald trump, at the republican national convention in cleveland in july.(photo: joe raedle, getty images) 10146 connect 6 linkedinemailmoreformer donald trump campaign national security adviser carter page had the trump campaign’s permission for his controversial speech in moscow in july 2016, page told usa today.page confirmed he asked the campaign for permission in june before making the trip to moscow and campaign management cleared him to do so, as long as he acted as a private citizen and not a representative of the campaign. page declined to p






president donald trump holds rally in louisville, kentucky


president donald trump is slated to hold a rally in louisville, kentucky where it is likely he will talk about monday’s intelligence committee hearings that shot down his accusation that he had been wiretapped by former president barack obama.earlier on monday, director james comey disputed trump’s accusation while admitting there is an ongoing investigation into collusion between trump campaign aides and russian operatives during the 2016 presidential election campaign.watch the video below via youtube:






clinton campaign manager robby mook calls for 9/11-style investigation into trum


hillary clinton’s former campaign manager robby mook told cnn on wednesday that revelations about the trump 2016 campaign’s relationship with the russian government warrant a full investigation along the lines of the 9/11 commission. speaking with anchor kate bolduan, mook said, “first and foremost, we’ve got to understand what these communications were between donald trump’s aides on the campaign and russian intelligence officials.”“we’ve been saying from the beginning that the russians were the ones who stole the information from the dnc and put it out through wikileaks,” mook said. “there’s a real question now: were members of donald trump’s campaign aiding, abetting or encouraging this to take place?”mook pointed out that we know trump was briefed by intelligence officials about contac






former dni james clapper says trump claim of wiretap is false


closeskip in skipxembedxshare james clapper denied allegations made by president donald trump. veuer's emily drooby (@emilydrooby) has the story. buzz60james clapper, the former director of national intelligence, says there was no court order to monitor donald trump's phones.(photo: susan walsh, ap) 183 connect 1 linkedinemailmorewashington — former director of national intelligence james r. clapper said sunday he would have known and that there were no wiretaps at trump tower or against donald trump or his campaign during his tenure.speaking on nbc’s meet the press, clapper said “there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president-elect at the time, as a candidate or against his campaign.”pressed on whether he would know whether the fbi had obtained a foreign intelligence sur






chicago bank tangled up in intrigue over ex-trump aide manafort


trump campaign chair manafort offers to talk to house panel on russiaeileen sullivan and chad daypresident donald trump's former campaign manager, a key figure in investigations into the trump campaign's ties to russia, has volunteered to be interviewed by lawmakers as part of an increasingly partisan house probe of the kremlin's alleged meddling in the 2016 election.the chairman of the house...president donald trump's former campaign manager, a key figure in investigations into the trump campaign's ties to russia, has volunteered to be interviewed by lawmakers as part of an increasingly partisan house probe of the kremlin's alleged meddling in the 2016 election.the chairman of the house... (eileen sullivan and chad day)






former dni james clapper says trump claim of wiretap is false


closeskip in skipxembedxshare james clapper denied allegations made by president donald trump. veuer's emily drooby (@emilydrooby) has the story. buzz60james clapper, the former director of national intelligence, says there was no court order to monitor donald trump's phones.(photo: susan walsh, ap) 95 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — former director of national intelligence james r. clapper said sunday he would have known and that there were no wiretaps at trump tower or against donald trump or his campaign during his tenure.speaking on nbc’s meet the press, clapper said “there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president-elect at the time, as a candidate or against his campaign.”pressed on whether he would know whether the fbi had obtained a foreign intelligence surveil






former dni james clapper says trump claim of wiretap is false


closeskip in skipxembedxshare james clapper denied allegations made by president donald trump. veuer's emily drooby (@emilydrooby) has the story. buzz60james clapper, the former director of national intelligence, says there was no court order to monitor donald trump's phones.(photo: susan walsh, ap) 24 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — former director of national intelligence james r. clapper said sunday he would have known and that there were no wiretaps at trump tower or against donald trump or his campaign during his tenure.speaking on nbc’s meet the press, clapper said “there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president-elect at the time, as a candidate or against his campaign.”pressed on whether he would know whether the fbi had obtained a foreign intelligence surveil






dan rather says special counsel means trump ‘now becomes the hunted’


famed journalist dan rather spoke with rachel maddow on wednesday about the “surreal” developments in the ongoing investigations into donald trump campaign associates and russian operatives, arguing the president “now becomes the hunted.”“i do think there is something reassuring about this,” rather said of news that a special counsel has been appointed to oversee the department of justice’s investigation. “for most of the early stages of the trump presidency, the question begged: are we still a country of laws or have we become, or are we becoming, a country of men and man?”“today’s events with the appointment of this special counsel gives a resounding answer we’re still—this is one of the things that unites us—we’re still a nation of laws, not of men,” he added.“now facts are going to tel






are you a better speller than president donald trump?


president donald trump’s unabashed use of his @realdonaldtrump twitter account has been met with praise by some and eye rolls from others. throughout the 2016 campaign, trump used twitter to send derogatory messages about a range of characters, from opponents “little marco” rubio and “low-energy” jeb bush to “so ridiculous” major league baseball. trump’s use of…






former dni james clapper says trump claim of wiretap is false


james clapper, the former director of national intelligence, says there was no court order to monitor donald trump's phones.(photo: susan walsh, ap) 5 connectlinkedinemailmorewashington — former director of national intelligence james r. clapper said sunday he would have known and that there were no wiretaps at trump tower or against donald trump or his campaign during his tenure.speaking on nbc’s meet the press, clapper said “there was no such wiretap activity mounted against the president-elect at the time, as a candidate or against his campaign.”pressed on whether he would know whether the fbi had obtained a foreign intelligence surveillance court order to wiretap the trump campaign, clapper said he would have known and that none existed “to my knowledge,” and none was authorized for tr






launch probe of inappropriate trump campaign, russia contacts


congress should launch a bipartisan investigation if there were any inappropriate contacts between president donald trump’s campaign and russian officials, fellow republican u.s. senator lindsey graham told fox news on wednesday.“if there were contacts between russian officials and trump campaign operatives that was inappropriate, then it would be time for the congress to form a joint select commission to get to the bottom of all things russia and trump,” graham said. the new york times has reported that members of trump’s presidential campaign had repeated contacts with senior russian intelligence officials before the election.(reporting by susan heavey; editing by jeffrey benkoe)






trump caught blatantly lying about whether he knew steve bannon before the 2016


president donald trump told the new york post on tuesday that he had never met top political strategist steve bannon before bannon came on to work on his presidential campaign last year.“i like steve, but you have to remember he was not involved in my campaign until very late,” trump said. “i had already beaten all the senators and all the governors, and i didn’t know steve. i’m my own strategist and it wasn’t like i was going to change strategies because i was facing crooked hillary.”however, politifact has found that trump’s claim to have not known bannon until last year is completely at odds with what he said when he first announced he was bringing bannon and top adviser kellyanne conway on board to run his campaign.“i have known steve and kellyanne both for many years,”‘ trump said at






watchdog ‘has evidence’ bannon illegally made millions while leading trump’s cam


a campaign ethics watchdog group known as the campaign legal center (clc) notified the federal elections commission (fec) on wednesday that it has evidence of illegal contributions made from a trump-aligned super pac to president donald trump’s 2016 campaign.a letter from the clc to the fec’s complaints examination and legal administration office said that the super pac make america number 1 — run by republican mega-donor robert mercer — “illegally compensated steve bannon’s work as donald trump’s campaign ceo, and that the super pac and campaign engaged in unlawful coordinated spending by using the common vendor cambridge analytica.” the letter is a follow-up to a complaint lodged by the clc in october.“the evidence suggests that the mercer-backed super pac secretly subsidized bannon’s wo






we have roger stone to thank for trump hiring paul manafort


last month, it was revealed close ally to president donald trump, roger stone, was wanted for questioning and so was his buddy, former trump campaign chair paul manafort. stone swore that he had nothing to do with russian hacking on the united states.however, according to the daily beast, it was stone we have to thank for manafort joining the trump team. stone introduced manafort to trump and by april 2016, he was on board to help shore up the delegate count for the republican national convention. just a month later, manafort was named as the chair of the campaign and by june, former campaign manager corey lewandowski was fired and manafort took over. three former trump campaign officials, who spoke to the daily beast, confirmed that stone pushed hard for manafort and manafort confirmed it






watchdog ‘has evidence’ bannon illegally received super pac payments while leadi


a campaign ethics watchdog group known as the campaign legal center (clc) notified the federal elections commission (fec) on wednesday that it has evidence of illegal contributions made from a trump-aligned super pac to president donald trump’s 2016 campaign.a letter from the clc to the fec’s complaints examination and legal administration office said that the super pac make america number 1 — run by republican mega-donor robert mercer — “illegally compensated steve bannon’s work as donald trump’s campaign ceo, and that the super pac and campaign engaged in unlawful coordinated spending by using the common vendor cambridge analytica.” the letter is a follow-up to a complaint lodged by the clc in october.“the evidence suggests that the mercer-backed super pac secretly subsidized bannon’s wo






lara trump hired by trump campaign's digital vendor


washington — the digital vendor for president donald trump's political campaign has hired a new senior consultant: his daughter-in-law, lara trump.the new yorker, eric trump's wife, will serve as a liaison for san antonio, texas-based giles-parscale to trump's ongoing campaign, based at trump tower in manhattan.giles-parscale president brad parscale says she's an "incredibly talented person with the right experience for us."parscale says lara trump has a background in marketing and helped on trump's 2016 political bid.parscale's firm also serves as the data and digital provider for america first policies, a nonprofit group started earlier this year to back trump's presidential agenda.a representative for lara trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment.






the latest on president donald trump and the fbi


washington (ap) — the latest on president donald trump and the fbi (all times local):8:45 a.m.president donald trump is warning that former fbi director james comey “better hope” that there are no “tapes” of their conversations.trump tweeted friday, “james comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!”trump fired comey on tuesday, later saying that “he wasn’t doing a good job.”in the termination letter to comey, trump thanked him for telling the president “three times” that he personally is not under investigation for collusion with russia during his 2016 campaign.trump said in an nbc news interview thursday that comey told him once over dinner and twice by telephone that he isn’t under investigation.comey has not commented since he






lara trump hired by trump campaign's digital vendor


washington — the digital vendor for president donald trump's political campaign has hired a new senior consultant: the president's daughter-in-law, lara trump.the new yorker, eric trump's wife, will serve as a liaison for san antonio, texas-based giles-parscale to trump's ongoing campaign, based at trump tower in manhattan.giles-parscale president brad parscale says she's an "incredibly talented person with the right experience for us."parscale says lara trump has a background in marketing and helped on trump's 2016 political bid.parscale's firm also serves as the data and digital provider for america first policies, a nonprofit group started earlier this year to back trump's presidential agenda.a representative for lara trump did not immediately respond to a request for comment.






trump to host trump re-election fundraiser at trump hotel


washington — president donald trump has chosen his washington hotel as the site for his first re-election fundraiser.campaign director michael glassner confirmed the location to the associated press on wednesday. he calls it a premier and convenient choice.trump officially kicked off his re-election campaign on inauguration day by filing federal election commission paperwork, making it the earliest such effort by a sitting president.through the end of march, trump's campaign had raised more than $7 million through small donor appeals and the sale of merchandise. the june 28 fundraiser in washington will be for larger donors.the trump organization completed a $200 million renovation of the government property weeks before election day. trump has since distanced himself from the finances of






donald trump celebrates andrew jackson’s birthday with campaign-style rally in n


president donald trump will hold a rally in nashville, tn on wednesday to push the gop’s obamacare replacement plan.trump tweeted about the rally wednesday morning, promising “a big crowd of great people” will attend his second campaign-style event since his jan. 20 inauguration.looking forward to a big rally in nashville, tennessee, tonight. big crowd of great people expected. will be fun!— donald j. trump (@realdonaldtrump) march 15, 2017but while trump is expected to address growing concerns over the republican healthcare replacement, the washington post reports that trump is going to nashville to “celebrate the 250th birthday of andrew jackson.”he is expected to speak at the nashville municipal auditorium at 6:15 p.m e.t.watch the rally below, via right side broadcasting:






trump’s ‘poisonous’ rhetoric led to divisive politics


the amnesty international 2016/17 annual report — “the state of the world’s human rights” — released wednesday said president donald trump’s “poisonous” rhetoric during his campaign to win the presidential election has led a global trend toward increasingly divisive politics in 2016. “donald trump’s poisonous campaign rhetoric exemplifies a global trend towards angrier and more divisive…