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    Donald Trump's legal team is speaking to officials from the Justice Department, it was reported on Thursday night, as speculation continues to mount about a criminal investigation into the former president's actions on January 6, 2021. Trump's team are discussing whether he would be able to claim executive privilege, and refuse to reveal some of the conversations he had with federal officials, CNN reported.  The lawyers for the 76-year-old are talking to the US attorney's office in Washington, DC, which is in charge of the investigation, and its top January 6 prosecutor Thomas Windom, CNN said.  The Justice Department was expecting a court fight with Trump over executive privilege.  Donald Trump and Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia are seen on July 31 cheering on the players at the LIV invitational golf tournament, held at Trump's Bedminster course. Trump's lawyers are now believed to be speaking to DoJ officials about possible cooperation with an investigation The 76-year-old is pictured at his golf course on July 31 Several key figures on the January 6 Committee's radar have invoked executive privilege as a...
    Andy Puzder is a former CEO of CKE Restaurants, chairman of 2ndVote Value Investments, Inc., and a senior fellow at the America First Policy Institute.  Jim Talent is a former U.S. senator from Missouri and the Chairman of the Reagan Institute's National Leadership Council  'The labor market we had before the pandemic... that's what we want to get back to.' So said Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Jerome Powell last week following his announcement that the Fed is raising its benchmark interest rates three-quarters of a percentage point – the most aggressive hike in 28 years. With inflation surging, it's little wonder he's nostalgic for a time when inflation was low, unemployment was at historic lows, labor participation was increasing, and real wages were increasing faster than inflation. In short, Powell wants to return to the conditions which prevailed during President Donald Trump's Administration before the pandemic. Of course he does; as of today, his stewardship at the Federal Reserve is an epic fail. The Fed's major job is to protect against inflation, which last month was officially 8.6% but was...
    President Joe Biden has finally decided to stop working with Republicans and pounce on the party of former President Donald Trump instead.  In a Politico piece Tuesday, sources told the site that there wasn't a single moment that sparked the change of course, but months of frustration, including that the GOP wouldn't work with the White House to combat inflation.  'I never expected the ultra-MAGA Republicans who seem to control the Republican Party now to have been able to control the Republican Party,' Biden said publicly last week. 'I never anticipated that happening.'  President Joe Biden has finally decided to stop working with Republicans and pounce on the party of former President Donald Trump instead. Biden has been frustrated with the GOP for months, including that they wouldn't work with him to combat inflation  Biden said last week that he was surprised the GOP is still mainly under the control of former President Donald Trump (left) and had until recently been telling aides he believed he could get things done with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (right)  Instead, Biden believed...
    Donald Trump charged up a crowd of supporters in Texas on Saturday night in a wide-ranging speech complete with anecdotes from his time in the White House and well-known gripes about the media and his Democrat rivals.  He touted himself as the 'King of MAGA' at the all-day conservative American Freedom Tour in Austin, led by a host of prominent Trump allies including his eldest child Donald Trump Jr.  In recounting a story about arriving in Iraq under cover of darkness, the former president praised Air Force One's pilots as 'better looking than Tom Cruise' in a reference to the actor's character in the film Top Gun. He also asked the crowd if he should have awarded himself the Congressional medal of honor for being 'so brave' during the landing.  The ex-president then compared his story to the infamous incidents of MSNBC anchor Brian Williams and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton both being found to have embellished details in their respective accounts of flying in Iraq and Bosnia while under fire. 'Lyin' Brian, remember that son of a gun?...
    An ex-KGB agent who defected to the West has said Putin is likely to be suffering from Parkinson's and early stage dementia, but added that members of his inner circle may be kept in the dark about his physical state. Putin's press secretary has insisted Putin's health is 'excellent', but several videos and photos have emerged suggesting the Russian president may be enjoying less than perfect health. Boris Karpichkov, a former KBG agent who defected from Russia, told The Sun that Putin was 'insane' and becoming 'obsessed by paranoid ideas'. 'He sees literally everyone, including those inside the Russian security services and even inside his close inner circle, to be "traitors"', he said. Putin may be keeping those closest to him unaware of his health difficulties, in under to maintain his strongman image, said Karpichkov.  Boris Karpichkov, a former KBG agent who defected from Russia, said Putin was 'insane' and becoming 'obsessed by paranoid ideas'. He says the Russian president is suffering from Parkinson's and early stage dementia The former KGB-agent listed Parkinson's, cancer, or another medical condition as an explanation for...
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) tore into former President Donald Trump on Tuesday after the former president praised the Soviet Union in a Sunday interview with Jeanine Pirro. Durbin, the number Democrat in the Senate, denounced Trump while speaking on the Senate floor. Durbin said, “One last point I want to make because it is so outrageous, I believe it should be reported.” “The question really comes down to an interview of Donald Trump, the former president of the United States by Jeanine Pirro on Fox television,” Durbin continued. “He called Putin’s invasion of Ukraine a project to rebuild a Soviet empire that had been in the words of Donald Trump, quote, “full of love,” close quote,” the Illinois senator said. “‘Full of love,’ the Soviet empire? Unfortunately, the former president has no knowledge of history, nor does he have any understanding of what happened to the countries under the subjugation of the Soviet empire, how they were forcibly brought into that alliance, which they never wanted to be part of” Durbin continued. “He obviously doesn’t recall that 4...
    President Biden is dealing with a wide array of global problems, from ordering a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Olympics to warning Vladimir Putin on Tuesday against an invasion of Ukraine. Not to mention omicron, inflation, supply shortages and other challenges that comprise the grinding work of government. And there’s the little matter of whether he’ll get Democrats to pass his $2 trillion social spending bill before Christmas, or ever. But there are all kinds of developments in this other universe known as Trump World that keep stealing the spotlight. We have never had a situation where a former president generated so much news more than a year after being defeated at the polls — which, of course, remains a major point of contention for Trump partisans. U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke via video conference on Tuesday about reports of a planned Russian invasion of Ukraine. (Getty Images ) There is a synergy here between Donald’s dogged determination to stay in the news and media outlets — whose audiences love to hate Trump — that...
    A U.S. federal judge in DC has ruled that a congressional committee investigating the deadly January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol can access some of former President Donald Trump's White House records. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan on Tuesday rejected an argument by Trump's lawyers that telephone records, visitor logs and other White House documents should be withheld from the House select committee. Trump had argued that the materials requested by the House of Representatives panel were covered by a legal doctrine known as executive privilege that protects the confidentiality of some White House communications. He requested an injunction blocking the National Archives, a federal agency that holds his White House records, from complying with the committee's document requests. A U.S. federal judge has ruled that a congressional committee investigating the deadly January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol can access some of Trump's White House records Members of the House select committee investigating the January 6 attack are seen last month. The panel is investigating Trump's alleged role in fomenting the attack RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next...
    Tomi Lahren mocked President Joe Biden for his heavy usage of former President Donald Trump’s name during the Virginia State Governor Elections Thursday on Fox News. “I think that President Joe Biden misses President Donald Trump as much as we all do and as much as the American people do and as much as the liberal media does, quite frankly,” Lahren said, “or maybe it’s just that Donald Trump’s name is the only name that Joe Biden can remember at this point.” Fox host and former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said that Biden criticized the effect of Trump’s policies on America, even though, according to McEnany, the nation had “historically low unemployment, higher wages, lower gas prices” during Trump’s tenure. Lahren said that states were better off with Trump’s leadership. (RELATED: Youngkin Beats McAuliffe, Clinching First Statewide Win In Virginia For Republicans Since 2009) WATCH: “As you mentioned, Kayleigh, historically low unemployment,” Lahren said, “tax cut for 80% of Americans, a secure border, energy independence, the list goes on of wonderful accomplishments of the Trump administration. Of...
    Nikki Haley, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, said on Tuesday that the Republican Party needed former President Trump and that she would talk to him if she decided to run for president in 2024. The former South Carolina governor is due to deliver a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, on Tuesday evening - the latest 2024 hopeful to do so. Like others in the running, she will have to navigate the Trump-shaped shadow hanging over the contest. 'He has a strong legacy from his administration,' she told the Wall Street Journal.  'He has the ability to get strong people elected, and he has the ability to move the ball, and I hope that he continues to do that.  'We need him in the Republican Party. I don’t want us to go back to the days before Trump.' Nikki Haley is due to deliver a speech at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, on Tuesday evening - the latest 2024 hopeful to do so Like all 2024 Republican hopefuls Haley must...
    Joe Biden's Justice Department is continuing to defend Donald Trump in the defamation lawsuit brought by rape accuser E. Jean Carroll, saying he can't be held liable for his 'crude and disrespectful' comments because he was acting within his scope as president at the time.  Justice Department lawyers argued in a brief Monday that the US government should be allowed to replace Trump as the defendant, paving the way for him to be given immunity over his comments and the suit against him to be dropped.  Carroll, a former Elle magazine columnist, came forward at the height of the #MeToo movement in 2019 to accuse the then-president of raping her back in 1996. Trump denied the allegations claiming she was 'totally lying' to sell her new book, was 'not my type' and that he had 'never met' her.  His comments prompted Carroll to sue him for defamation later that year.   Joe Biden's Justice Department is continuing to defend Donald Trump in the defamation lawsuit brought by rape accuser E. Jean Carroll. Pictured Trump at the North Carolina Republican Convention Saturday ...
    Former President Donald Trump angrily rejected reports that social media bans had sent him sliding into irrelevance, insisting Monday that he was staying out of the headlines so attention would stay on President Joe Biden's troubles with inflation, the border and the Middle East. His comments come as his lieutenants plan a new social media platform to propel Trump back into the daily conversation. And a new poll suggests the former president retains his grip on Republicans, with a majority of the party still proclaiming Trump to be the 'true president.' But in a statement published on his website, Trump hit back at media reports that his online presence was no longer making an impact. Former President Trump, pictured during a visit to Trump Tower in New York Monday, issued a statement saying he had not been doing many media interviews in order to keep attention on President Biden's crises. He blasted claims that his website was struggling for attention and said a new social media platform was coming soon Trump published his statement on 'From the Desk...
    Evangelist Rev. Franklin Graham once led a day of prayer for former President Donald Trump against his “enemies.” But unlike the former president, Graham does not believe the media to be an opposition force. In an interview with Axios on HBO, Graham criticized Trump for repeatedly bashing the fourth estate at rallies and in other forums. [email protected]: “Do you tell [Trump] hard truths?” Rev. @Franklin_Graham: “Yes, I do.” Allen: “How does he take it?” Graham: “Sometimes I walk out of his office and I think he’ll never invite me back again.” #AxiosOnHBO pic.twitter.com/v79q6vg7Gp — Axios (@axios) May 17, 2021 “I would never have said that,” Graham said — of Trump’s constant directives to not believe the press. “I think it’s hurt him. I think it built a wall. I think it created animosity when it shouldn’t have. Just because somebody disagrees with you doesn’t mean they’re your enemy.” Asked by Axios co-founder Mike Allen if he believes it was a mistake to demonize the press, Graham replied, “No question about it.” Allen pressed — asking Graham whether he...
    Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, called the raid on his father’s apartment and office exemplary of “politicization of the Justice Department.” The elder Giuliani’s apartment was searched by the feds amid a criminal investigation into his Ukraine dealings. He teased a response on his radio program Wednesday afternoon, but his program ended up being preempted. Giuliani’s son, who is considering a run for governor, made brief comments to the press Wednesday saying he’s “disgusted” by the “continued politicization of the Justice Department.” BREAKING: Andrew Giuliani speaks to press on raid against Rudy Giuliani in New York, NY on April 28, 2021 pic.twitter.com/s2EkitOtS0 — Kyle Mazza (@KyleMazzaWUNF) April 28, 2021 “It has to stop,” he said. “If this can happen to the former president’s lawyer, this can happen to any American. Enough is enough. The only piece of evidence that they did not take up there today was the only piece of incriminating evidence that is in there, and it does not belong to my father, it belongs to the current president’s son.” The...
    Former President Donald Trump requested a mail-in ballot so he could vote in a municipal election in Florida despite railing against absentee voting during the 2020 election cycle.  The Palm Beach Post reported that Trump had requested a mail-in ballot Friday, nearly a week late to have it mailed to Mar-a-Lago, and likely had an associate pick it up for him, which is allowed.  The election was held Tuesday, while Trump was in New York City.  Former President Donald Trump was in New York City on Tuesday, the date of the Florida municipal election that he requested an absentee ballot to vote in  Former President Donald Trump is photographed golfing Wednesday at this West Palm Beach, Florida golf club. He returned to Florida after Tuesday's municipal election  Former President Donald Trump made Mar-a-Lago (pictured) his official residence in 2019 and also requested a mail-in ballot in August to vote in a primary election  Former President Donald Trump railed against mail-in voting except for in Florida, pointing to the state's Republican governors and having the absentee option 'over...
    Q: We will soon have a new president and, clearly, he will seek to undo at least some of what President Donald Trump has done. Can President-elect Joe Biden simply end Trump’s executive orders? -M.O., Tustin Ron Sokol  A: Executive orders are directives issued by the president with regard to operations of the federal government. They do not carry the same weight as an act of Congress enacted into law. For example, The Dreamers program (formally known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and abbreviated DACA) was instituted by former President Barack Obama as an executive order, which Trump subsequently reversed. In turn, once Biden officially is president, he can end, modify or reverse executive orders issued by Trump. This does not mean the changes necessarily are immediate; regulations already in place based on the prior executive order(s) may have to be modified and the impact of Biden’s actions will, in at least some instances, no doubt take time to become a reality. Q: Once out of office, does Trump get secret service and any salary as an ex-president? -M.T.,...
    (CNN)Atlantic City is offering critics of President Donald Trump the chance to celebrate his departure with a literal bang.Mayor Marty Small Sr. announced Thursday that the Jersey Shore town is auctioning the chance to push the button that will set off the implosion of the now-closed Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino. How Trump raised massive amounts of money after the election and other takeaways from campaign filingsThe city plans to donate the money raised to the Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City. "Personally, I'm a pretty ambitious guy. I want to raise at least a million dollars," Small said in a news conference Thursday. The funds will go toward expanding and sustaining the club's operations for its three sites across the city, Boys & Girls Club of Atlantic City CEO Stephanie Koch told CNN. Read MoreThe club serves as many as 1,200 children per year and has expanded its operations amid the pandemic to 12 hours a day, Koch said. "No longer is the Boys & Girls Club a simple after-school program," Koch said at the news conference, noting...
    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen could on Wednesday find a way forward towards a Brexit trade deal, senior British minister Michael Gove said. "It is often around the table, when you have two political principals one-on-one, that you can often find a way through," Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Gove told the BBC. Gove cautioned that it could not be a deal at any price and that the EU needed to both make concessions and understand that the United Kingdom was sovereign for there to be a deal. (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge and Paul Sandle; editing by Kate Holton) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters. Tags: Ireland, France, European Union, international trade, United Kingdom, Europe, GermanyGalleriesNewsCartoons on President Donald TrumpPhotosPhotos: Daily Life, DisruptedPhotosArmenia-Azerbaijan Conflict EscalatesNewsThe Week in Cartoons: Nov. 30-Dec. 4RecommendedAmerica 2020Texas Case a Hail Mary for TrumpAmerica 2020High Court Denies GOP Election ChallengeAmerica 2020Biden Calls on Public to Help Address PandemicBest StatesDivorce Rate by StateNational NewsArmy Disciplines Fort Hood CommandersCoronavirus Bulletin Stay informed daily on the latest news and...
    Democratic Georgia U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff predicted “obstructionism as far as the eye can see” if the Republican Party maintains control of the U.S. Senate. Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock are facing off in a January 5 runoff against Republican Georgia Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. The GOP needs to win at least one seat in order to hold a narrow majority. During a Sunday morning interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Ossoff responded to a question from guest anchor Dana Bash about Republicans who voted for former Vice President Joe Biden in Georgia using the runoffs as an “opportunity to have a check” on the president-elect. WATCH: “Well, what we need is the capacity for this incoming administration to govern in the midst of a crisis,” Ossoff said. “So many families here in Georgia and across the country can’t feed themselves right now. Businesses are on the brink. Folks are looking at eviction and foreclosure.” Ossoff drew from former President Barack Obama’s experience with a GOP-held Senate since 2014 to predict the nature of politics...
    VIDEO3:1903:19Vaccines, therapeutics part of a larger coronavirus framework: Fmr. Aetna CEOSquawk on the Street Former Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini told CNBC on Wednesday that the flaws in the Affordable Care Act can be fixed without totally getting rid of the law. "To tear ... this very important program out now, in the midst of this pandemic and huge unemployment, would be huge mistake," Bertolini said on "Squawk on the Street." Bertolini's comments came one day after the Supreme Court heard arguments in California v. Texas, the third time the constitutionality of the ACA, also known as Obamacare, has come before the nation's high court. The law appears likely to survive yet again, after two conservative justices suggested the individual mandate provision could be struck down separately while the rest remains in place. President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have been frequent critics of Obamacare, pledging unsuccessfully for years to "repeal and replace" the signature health-care legislation championed by former President Barack Obama. It was signed into law in 2010. Bertolini, who served as Aetna's chief executive before the health insurer...
    Former President George W. Bush congratulated former Vice President Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, in a statement Sunday after several outlets projected their election victory. Bush also congratulated President Donald Trump and his supporters for their “hard-fought campaign” and for earning more than 70 million votes. Multiple outlets, including Fox News and The Associated Press, projected Biden’s win, though the Trump campaign is fighting several legal battles regarding election results. “Though we have political differences, I know Joe Biden to be a good man, who has won his opportunity to lead and unify our country,” Bush said in the statement. “The President-elect reiterated that while he ran as a Democrat, he will govern for all Americans.” Bush extended an offer of prayers for Biden’s success and pledged to help in anyway he could. Bush said the voter turnout this election shows a healthy democracy. (RELATED: ‘Trump As President Was Fun, But Trump As Ex-Prez, Holy Crap!’: Greg Gutfeld Predicts More Media Mayhem For Trump) “President Trump has the right to request recounts and pursue legal challenges, and...
    On Thursday, October 22, President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will square off for their second and final debate, with only 12 days to go until the election. Everything is at stake. Though more than 35 million votes have already been cast in person or mailed in, most Americans have yet to make their choice. And, even as the average of national polls puts Democrat Biden ahead by nearly nine points, according to Real Clear Politics, the contests in the so-called battleground states are close. An average of surveys for Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Wisconsin show the candidates essentially tied. To be reelected, President Trump must win the upcoming debate.   LIZ PEEK: TRUMP VS. BIDEN -- 5 REASONS WHY A SANE PERSON SHOULD VOTE – AGAIN – FOR TRUMP Supporters of President Trump don’t like to hear it, but the last debate was a debacle. He was belligerent and unfocused. He appeared intent on rattling Joe Biden, apparently convinced that, under pressure, the former V.P. would commit the kinds of unforced errors that have caused many...
    Hunter Biden is a 50-year-old American lawyer whose elderly father Joe hopes in just over a fortnight to unseat Donald Trump at the U.S. Presidential election. He’s also a twice-married father of five kids (one via a fleeting affair with a former stripper) who has struggled with cocaine and alcohol addiction for most of his adult life and in 2014, when his dad was Barack Obama’s Vice President, managed to get booted out of the U.S. Naval Reserve for failing a drug test. This week saw a vintage ‘October surprise’ when the New York Post obtained footage of Hunter variously: lying in bed smoking a crack pipe; reclining in the bath with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth; and starring in a 12-minute mobile phone video that, in the newspaper’s words, saw him hoofing class A narcotics ‘while engaged in a sex act with an unidentified woman’. Most sensationally — if you believe the Trump camp, that is — it also published leaked emails that appear to implicate Joe in long-standing controversy over his son’s rackety business career. To...
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