President Trump Says Nunes Memo ‘Totally Vindicates’ Him in Russia Investigation

February 3, 2018 Admin3915 0

Following the release of the four-page memo from House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, President Donald Trump said on Twitter that he has been completely vindicated in the Russia investigation. “This memo totally vindicates ‘Trump’ in probe. But the Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on. Their was no Collusion and there was no Obstruction (the word now used because, after one year of looking endlessly and finding NOTHING, collusion is dead). This is an American disgrace!” Trump tweeted Saturday morning. However, others have noted that the Russia investigation stretches beyond what was detailed in the newly public memo . Many of the details surrounding the case also remain classified despite the release of the memo. Trump ordered the release of the GOP memo, despite objections READ MORE

Trump tweets that memo ‘totally vindicates’ him in Russia probe

February 3, 2018 Admin3915 0

In a Saturday morning tweet , Trump denied any collusion or obstruction and called the investigation “an American disgrace.” “This memo totally vindicates ‘Trump’ in probe,” Trump tweeted Saturday morning. “But the Russian Witch Hunt goes on and on. Their was no Collusion and there was no Obstruction (the word now used because, after one year of looking endlessly and finding NOTHING, collusion is dead). This is an American disgrace!” On Friday, Trump approved the public release of a memo spearheaded by GOP House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes that alleges the FBI abused its surveillance authority. The highly controversial memo alleges that then-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe told the House Intelligence Committee that no surveillance warrant would have been sought for a Trump campaign READ MORE

Polls show Americans are closer to Democrats than Donald Trump on immigration

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President Trump has proposed what he calls a “fair compromise” with Congress on immigration policy, with four main components: A path to citizenship for DREAMers — unauthorized immigrants who came as children A border wall with Mexico and increased funding for Border Patrol Ending the diversity visa lottery Banning US citizens from sponsoring their adult children, parents, and siblings for green cards Item one is a concession to Democrats in Congress; items two through four are immigration restrictionist priorities that Trump and his allies on the issue have long wanted. The Cato Institute’s David Bier and Stuart Anderson estimate that the package would result in a 44 percent cut in legal immigration , while the Center for Global Development’s Michael Clemens and Jimmy Graham note READ MORE

Donald Trump vs. football

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But this season, Popson has boycotted the NFL and he says it’s all because of President Donald Trump. “I stopped watching football this current NFL season after President Trump made his remark about team owners kicking out and firing any player who kneeled during the National Anthem,” the 56-year-old told CNN. “… I will continue to boycott NFL games and if I happen to be found in front of the TV during the Super Bowl, it will only be because I am at a Super Bowl party with food and drink and more importantly, friends and family. I won’t be focused on the game. Patriotism factors into this decision one hundred percent.” Popson said that although he agrees “that people of color are targeted more and unjustly by READ MORE

Super Bowl 2018: What’s the connection between the Patriots and Donald Trump

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Donald Trump has a Super Bowl ring from the Patriots ’ championship win over the Falcons last year. It’s perhaps the most concrete example of Trump’s ties to Robert Kraft and the Patriots . Kraft and the Patriots presented Trump with the ring during the team’s April visit to the White House to honor them for the Super Bowl LI win, as a way to thank Trump for his hospitality. Trump reportedly said he was “honored” that the Patriots were the first championship team to join him at the White House after he took office. Things have gotten more complicated since then. Trump started a war with the entire NFL over players’ protests of racial inequality and oppression during the national anthem. His connections to READ MORE

Trump releasing the Nunes memo is Nixonian – but today’s GOP won’t resist

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Analysis: The president’s decision follows a pattern of seeking to undermine institutions, and his views are no longer on the fringe Donald Trump is seeking to discredit and delegitimise those investigating him. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA The release of the “Nunes memo” confirms Donald Trump’s willingness to burn down America’s institutions to save his own skin. But unlike in the era of Richard Nixon , the Republican resistance to such tactics is all but dead. On Friday, the US president approved the release of a classified memo commissioned by the Republican chairman of the House intelligence panel, Devin Nunes, that alleges bias against Trump within the FBI and justice department. It is surely no coincidence that the extraordinary move – denounced as reckless by the justice READ MORE

Why Donald Trump Should Fear Norwegian Immigrants the Most of All

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Jane Barlow/PA Wire/Zuma Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. This story first appeared at TomDispatch.com . Over the past couple of weeks, thanks to the president’s racist comments  about Haiti and African countries he can’t even name—remember “Nambia ”?—as well as the stamp of approval he awarded future immigrants from Norway , we’ve seen a surprising amount of commentary about that fortunate country. Let me just say that those Norwegians he’s so eager to invite over are my ancestral people and, thanks to years I’ve spent in that country, my friends. Donald Trump should understand one thing: If he and his Republican backers really knew the truth about life in Norway, they would be clamoring to build a second “big, fat, beautiful ” READ MORE

Trump Honored an Adoptive Family. Why Did Some Feminists Object?

February 3, 2018 Admin3915 0

A merica’s two great political worlds — left and right, liberal and conservative — are truly big places, each filled with millions of people. Many of these people are sensible, some are malicious, and a few are truly nutty. So as a conservative, if you choose to write about “the Left,” you can always find something crazy or purely spiteful to hold up as exemplary. The reverse holds true, too, of course. That’s one reason why you see so many articles in progressive publications about obscure GOP state legislators who say batty things. The latter have no power and no influence in the larger conservative movement, but they’re irresistible clickbait, and if you can somehow make the argument that they’re revealing what polite conservatives really READ MORE

GOP pressures Trump on Taiwan as China issues threats

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TAIPEI — A year after a newly elected Donald Trump enraged China by taking a congratulatory phone call from the president of Taiwan, the pro-American island nation is pleading for Trump’s protection against Beijing’s bullying. At the same time, Republicans in Congress are pressuring Trump with pro-Taiwan legislation that could strain his delicate relationship with China. Story Continued Below China is already warning Trump to back off: One senior Chinese diplomat visiting Washington in December warned that his country would invade Taiwan if U.S. Navy ships dock in Taiwanese ports, an idea proposed in the annual defense spending bill Trump signed in December. In exclusive interviews here with POLITICO, Taiwanese officials urged Trump to stand firm, saying Beijing has stepped up a campaign of political READ MORE

Husband of former Trump household aide scores government job

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A home improvement contractor married to one of Donald and Melania Trump’s former household staffers is now working as an official at the Environmental Protection Agency, the latest example of someone with a personal connection to the Trump family finding work in the administration. New Jersey-based Steve Kopec joined EPA’s Region 2 office in New York as a special assistant on Dec. 18, according to a memo obtained by POLITICO. “Steve comes to us from private industry, where he fashioned his career around customer service and organizational efficiencies,” EPA Region 2 Administrator Pete Lopez wrote in the memo. “Steve is an experienced manager with skills in team building, management and organization.” Story Continued Below According to public records, Kopec previously ran a contracting business from READ MORE