Sunday, August 12, 2018
Friday, August 10, 2018
|“China continues to do its utmost to avoid a trade war, but in the face of the U.S.’s ever greater demand for protection money, China has no choice but to fight back,” it said.|
Tuesday, August 7, 2018
Monday, August 6, 2018
Wednesday, August 1, 2018
|In his most direct call for shutting down the probe, Trump wrote on Twitter: “This is a terrible situation and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should stop this Rigged Witch Hunt right now, before it continues to stain our country any further." “Bob Mueller is totally conflicted,” Trump continued, while providing no evidence that Mueller, a Republican appointed by Republicans, is biased against him.|
The demand comes on the eve of the first trial arising from the probe into Russia’s role in the election, Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, who faces 18 counts of bank and tax fraud charges.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018
Friday, July 27, 2018
|Trump called out a practice commonly called "shadow banning," in which Twitter limits visibility in search results for particular accounts. Trump claimed the company is limiting the reach of "prominent Republicans." It is unclear which law Trump is referring to. Twitter denied it saying "our behavioral ranking doesn't make judgments based on political views or the substance of Tweets." Twitter saw similar claims of conservative censorship in the fall, after suspending several extreme-right accounts in an effort to reduce hate speech and threats of violence on the site.|
|Meanwhile Trump unleashed his most direct attack yet on his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, while denying he knew in advance about his son Donald Jr.'s meeting with Russians. Trump Jr. had welcomed the possibility of receiving dirt from Russian sources. One of the Russian attendees, Natalia Veselnitskaya, has since admitted to working for Russian President Vladimir Putin as a Kremlin informant.|
Thursday, July 26, 2018
|Canada imposed tariffs on more than 200 U.S. products, including cucumbers, orange juice and beef, in a measured 1 for 1 response against Trump’s tariffs on Canadian steel and aluminum.|
Remarks from Duffy were the most inflammatory uttered about Canada’s trade practices by any Republican member of Congress in the Trump era. Duffy spoke a day after Trump announced a $12 billion aid package for US farmers. In tweets on Wednesday, Trump criticized all tariff critics as “weak” and accused them of undermining him.
Wednesday, July 25, 2018
|Candidate Donald Trump is heard on tape discussing with his attorney Michael Cohen how they would buy the rights to a Playboy model's story about an affair Trump had with her years earlier.|
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
|The latest from the Trump cornucopia of stupidity are two tweets where he contradicts his own administration's stated national security justification for tariffs, saying they are imposed on countries who don't negotiate fair deals with the U.S.|
When U.S. tariffs against Canadian steel and aluminum were announced, various Canadian officials scoffed at the national security assertion, calling it insulting and "impossible to fathom." The tweets come a month after Canada's $16.6 billion in retaliatory tariffs came into effect. Most recently Trump is threatening an all out trade war with China, proposing tariffs on over $500 billion in trade.
Sunday, July 22, 2018
3:28 AM - 22 Jul 2018
Saturday, July 21, 2018
|Donald Trump was secretly recorded by Michael Cohen, his personal lawyer, discussing hush payments to a former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with him. |
A recording of the conversation, which took place two months before the 2016 presidential election, was seized by the FBI in a raid on Mr Cohen’s home and office earlier this year. Specifically, the FBI is looking into payments to Karen McDougal, a Playboy model, and Stormy Daniels, the adult film star. McDougal, 47, sold her story to the National Enquirer just before the election for $150,000.
|President Donald Trump lashed out at his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, suggesting that there could be legal consequences for Cohen’s decision to record a discussion they had two months before the 2016 election about paying a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Trump.|
Here's what Trump had to say on Twitter ... “Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client — totally unheard of & perhaps illegal. The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!”
|Trump’s advisers have viewed the Cohen investigation as possibly a greater risk than the special counsel inquiry into his campaign’s ties to Russia, given Cohen’s onetime status as the keeper of Trump’s personal and business secrets.|
Friday, July 20, 2018
|U.S. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats was left in the dark about Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s White House invitation.|
He was informed about the invite on live television, while he was speaking at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado. During the event, Coats also claimed that he didn’t know exactly what happened during U.S. President Donald Trump‘s meeting with Putin earlier this week. Coats, who oversees the nation’s 17 intelligence agencies, also said that if he had been asked, he would have advised Trump against meeting Putin alone, with just interpreters. He has continued to raise the alarm on Russia since his appointment by Trump as intelligence chief in March 2017. Clearly Trump isn't listening.