- 7:31 pm Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
Over two weeks after being the subject of an FBI raid, President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer filed notice in a California federal court on Wednesday that he would exercise his right against self-incrimination, and refuse to answer questions about a lawsuit linked to a $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, who has claimed she had a past affair with Mr. Trump.
“Based upon the advice of counsel, I will assert my 5th amendment rights in connection with all proceedings in this case due to the ongoing criminal investigation by the FBI and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of [More]
- 1:01 pm Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
With few answers yet as to why a group of IT aides were fired by House Democratic lawmakers in 2017, a U.S. House panel on Wednesday approved a series of plans designed to tighten internal procedures for internet technology workers who have ‘privileged access’ to the House computer network, focusing on those who work for multiple members of Congress.
“It’s important that we actually get this right,” said Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL), who led a task force that looked at how to more closely monitor part-time workers known on Capitol Hill “shared employees.”
Under the plan, House officials would get 30 days [More]
- 3:00 am Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday wades into one of the more controversial policy matters of the Trump Administration, as the Justices will hear arguments on the merits of the revised effort by President Donald Trump to block certain foreign nationals from traveling to the United States, what critics often deride as his “Muslim ban.”
Before the Court is the third version of the Trump travel order, which began just a week into his Presidency, as an effort to stop travel to the U.S. by citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries.
After the first two versions were blocked by the courts – this [More]
- 11:00 am Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
President Donald Trump’s decision to elevate the White House physician to lead the Veterans Administration was in peril on Tuesday, as top Senators in both parties announced that a confirmation hearing set this week for Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson would be ‘postponed until further notice,’ as Mr. Trump said it’s up to Jackson on whether he wants to pursue the post.
“I said to Dr. Jackson, what do you need it for?” the President told reporters at the White House. “So, we’ll see what happens.”
Mr. Trump said he had not seen details of questions raised about Jackson’s time as the [More]
- 10:12 pm Monday, April 23rd, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
For the second time in a week, late decisions by a pair of GOP Senators provided the margin of victory for a nominee of President Donald Trump, as after fears of a rare confirmation rebuke, Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Monday got in line behind the nomination of Mike Pompeo to be Secretary of State, setting up a vote later this week for his confirmation in the full Senate.
The key votes were delivered by Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) – who last week made a late switch to help salvage the nomination of Mr. Trump’s choice to run [More]
- 3:08 pm Monday, April 23rd, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
Ending almost fourteen months of temporary leadership at NASA, Republican Congressman Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma was sworn in Monday afternoon as the new leader of the space agency, as Trump Administration officials vow that Bridenstine will help revive manned space exploration efforts by the United States.
After taking the oath – with his wife and three children at his side – Bridenstine told NASA employees that he was committed to seeing that the U.S. remains the world’s leader in space.
“I will do my best to serve our storied agency to the utmost of my abilities, as we reach for new heights, [More]
- 8:50 pm Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
On the heels of a two-day meeting last week with the Japanese Prime Minister in Florida, more diplomacy is on the agenda for President Donald Trump this week, as he receives two major European leaders at the White House, with the French President and German Chancellor coming to Washington, D.C. for meetings with Mr. Trump which are certain to cover a series of thorny foreign policy matters.
One of the main topics in those meetings for Mr. Trump is expected to be the Iran nuclear deal, which the President has repeatedly threatened to abandon; that threat will certainly draw the attention [More]
- 11:54 am Friday, April 20th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
The legal fight over the 2016 elections expanded further on Friday, as the Democratic National Committee filed a wide-ranging lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s campaign, top aides, one of Mr. Trump’s sons, his son-in-law, the Russian government, and others caught up in the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 race for the White House.
The 66 page lawsuit, filed in the Southern District of New York, where an FBI raid recently took place on the President’s personal lawyer, alleges a broad conspiracy involving Russia, its intelligence service, and members of the Trump inner circle, like former campaign manager [More]
- 7:29 am Friday, April 20th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
The morning after memos written by former FBI Director James Comey were delivered to Congress – and then immediately leaked to the news media – President Donald Trump blasted both Comey and the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections, denying that he had done anything wrong, and defending a top aide who had been caught up in the probe.
“So General Michael Flynn’s life can be totally destroyed while Shadey James Comey can Leak and Lie and make lots of money from a third rate book,” the President thundered on Twitter from his Florida retreat in [More]
- 10:31 pm Thursday, April 19th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
Bowing to demands from Republicans in the House, the Justice Department on Thursday night gave lawmakers memos written by former FBI Director James Comey after meetings and phone calls with President Donald Trump, with the resulting leaks only amplifying Comey’s story that Mr. Trump had pressed him repeatedly about the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
And in classic Washington fashion – the memos were leaked almost immediately to news organizations.
There had [More]