- 2:55 pm Monday, April 30th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
Escalating the legal battles for President Donald Trump, adult film star Stormy Daniels, who says she had an affair with Mr. Trump, filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against the President, charging that a Presidential tweet had led to “death threats and other threats of physical violence.”
Already embroiled in a lawsuit involving the President’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, over a $130,000 payment made just before the 2016 election – which Daniels says was meant to keep her quiet – this suit focuses on what she claims was a 2011 incident where she was threatened by a man, and told to stay [More]
- 10:00 am Friday, April 27th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee on Friday released a 253 page report into Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections, as the GOP said the evidence clearly showed Russian cyberattacks and disinformation efforts, but no collusion between the campaign of President Donald Trump and Moscow.
The GOP panel though specifically faulted certain actions by the Trump Campaign, which raised questions about possible ties with Russia, singling out a meeting that involved Donald Trump, Jr., the President’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, campaign manager Paul Manafort, and others.
“For example, the June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between members of the Trump campaign and a [More]
- 4:47 pm Thursday, April 26th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
In a turbulent Thursday, President Donald Trump raised new questions about how he might deal with the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections, admitted that Michael Cohen was his lawyer in legal dealings with porn star Stormy Daniels, watched as his Cabinet saw a day of success, verbal scrapes, and setbacks, and then saw a Senate panel approve a bill designed to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
A day after his personal lawyer notified a federal court that he would exercise his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination in a lawsuit brought by Daniels, the President did an interview by [More]
- 8:27 am Thursday, April 26th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
Facing numerous questions about his past work record, White House physician Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson withdrew from consideration for VA Secretary on Thursday morning, calling a variety of claims about him, ‘false and fabricated.’
“If they had any merit, I would not have been selected,” Jackson said in a written statement. “I am regretfully withdrawing my nomination,” Jackson said in a written statement.
“Unfortunately, because of how Washington works, these false allegations have become a distraction for this President and the important issue we must be addressing – how we give the best care to our nation’s heroes,” Jackson added.
Jackson’s nomination [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]
- 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]
- 2:16 pm Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
On hold for months, President Donald Trump’s pick to head NASA was finally given the green light by a pair of GOP Senators, as the Senate voted 50-48 to overcome a possible filibuster, and advance the nomination of Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK) to be the next Administrator of NASA.
A final vote to confirm Bridenstine’s nomination could come as early as Thursday in the full Senate.
The key votes came from Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) – Flake initially voted to filibuster Bridenstine, but after an extended wait, returned to change his vote for the final margin of [More]
- 6:49 am Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
Confirming press reports about a secret trip by CIA Director Mike Pompeo to North Korea, President Donald Trump on Wednesday said the meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had gone “very smoothly and a good relationship was formed.”
In the middle of his own summit with the Japanese Prime Minister, Mr. Trump said on Twitter this morning that details of a meeting between him and the North Korean leader “are being worked out.”
“Denuclearization will be a great thing for World, but also for North Korea!” the President tweeted from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
“We have a responsibility to achieve [More]
- 8:27 am Friday, April 13th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
With a new tell-all book out from former FBI Director James Comey painting an unflattering picture of the Commander-in-Chief, President Donald Trump on Friday attacked Comey as an “untruthful slime ball,” arguing that Comey should be prosecuted for leaking classified information.
“It was my great honor to fire James Comey!” Trump declared in a pair of breakfast-time tweets. “James Comey is a proven LEAKER & LIAR.”
The first reports on Comey’s book began to filter out on Thursday evening, in which he depicts the President as someone who plays fast and loose with the truth, and in Comey’s mind, is more [More]