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President Trump scraps summit meeting with Kim Jong Un

  • 9:54 am Thursday, May 24th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

After days of uncertainty about a planned June 12 summit meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, President Donald Trump on Thursday told Kim in a letter that because of hostile statements from the Pyongyang regime in recent days, the summit in Singapore would not take place.

“Sadly, based on the tremendous anger and open hostility displayed in your most recent statement, I feel it is in appropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting,” the President wrote in his letter to Kim.

The decision came as North Korean officials seemed to back away from public assurances that they would [More]

Trump still not sure about summit with Kim Jong Un

  • 1:05 pm Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

A day after meeting with the leader of South Korea, President Donald Trump told reporters that a final decision should be made next week about a scheduled June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a meeting which has suddenly been surrounded by questions about what the Pyongyang regime will give up on its nuclear weapons program.

“It could happen,” the President said. “Some day a date could happen, it could very well be June 12th.”

“We will know next week,” Mr. Trump added, as preparations for the summit continue, without any clear indication of what concessions the North [More]

Trump Jr. tells Senate he can’t recall discussing Russia meeting with his father

  • 9:31 am Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

In testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, Donald Trump Jr. denied doing anything wrong by meeting with a group of Russians who promised ‘dirt’ on Hillary Clinton during the 2016 elections, telling investigators that he did not remember if he had talked about the details of that meeting with his father, the President, as a U.S. Senate panel released hundreds of pages of documents related to the controversial election year meeting at Trump Tower in New York.

“I have no recollection of documents being offered or left for us,” Trump Jr. said. “I did not collude with any foreign government [More]

Trump moves to start U.S. withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

  • 2:34 pm Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree

President Donald Trump announced on Tuesday that the United States would begin the process of ending its participation in the Iran nuclear agreement worked out by the Obama Administration, saying the deal is “rotten to the core,” and needs to be renegotiated to insure that the Tehran regime is not getting nuclear weapons.

“If I allowed this deal to stand there would soon be a nuclear arms race in the Middle East,” the President said from the White House, as he charged the agreement was filled with loopholes and weak enforcement mechanisms to keep Tehran in check.

“This will make America much [More]

Stormy Daniels sues President Trump for defamation – over a tweet

  • 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]

House GOP finds no collusion, but criticizes Trump Campaign over Russia, Wikileaks contacts

  • 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]

Roller coaster Thursday for President Trump on Russia, Cohen, Cabinet

  • 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]

President Trump’s choice for VA Secretary withdraws his nomination

  • 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]

U.S. Supreme Court takes up Trump travel order 3.0

  • 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]

Trump pick to head VA in trouble as Senators postpone hearing

  • 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]