Tag Archives: Donald Trump 2016 presidential campaign

04Aug/17

Mueller convenes Washington grand jury in Russia probe – Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (FILE – JUNE 20, 2017) (NBC) – Special counsel Robert Mueller has convened a grand jury in Washington to investigate allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday (August 3), citing two unnamed people familiar with the matter. Continue reading

31Jul/17

Communications chief Scaramucci out in new White House upheaval

WASHINGTON, D.C. , UNITED STATES (RECENT-JULY 21, 2017) (NBC) – U.S. President Donald Trump’s communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, is leaving the job after little over a week, the White House said on Monday (July 31), in the latest staff upheaval to hit the Republican’s six-month-old presidency. Continue reading

28Jul/17

Scaramucci lashes White House colleagues in obscene rant

Open warfare erupts within the White House, as Donald Trump’s new communications director Anthony Scaramucci attacks senior Washington officials in a scathing rant published in The New Yorker. Matthew Larotonda reports. Continue reading

22Jul/17

Exclusive: Trump admin planning sweeping immigration raids

U.S. immigration agents are planning nationwide raids next week to arrest teenage immigrants suspected of gang involvement as U.S. President Donald Trump makes good on his promise to crack down on illegal immigration. Justin Mitchell reports. Continue reading

10Jul/17

Trump’s son defends meeting with Kremlin-linked lawyer during campaign

INTERNET (JULY 10, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., defended his meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer on Monday (July 10), one day after a New York Times report said he had agreed to meet with her during the 2016 election campaign after being promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton, citing three advisers to the White House. Continue reading

09Jul/17

Leading Republican calls Trump-Putin cyber unit close to ‘dumbest idea’ ever

INTERNET (JULY 09, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday (July 9) he and Russia’s president had discussed forming a cyber security unit, an idea harshly criticized by Republicans who said Moscow could not be trusted after its alleged meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. Continue reading

08Jul/17

Trump meeting ‘big political win for Putin’ – analyst

HAMBURG, GERMANY (JULY 7, 2017) (RESTRICTED POOL) – U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Vladimir Putin at their first meeting for the Russian president on Friday (July 7) about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. Continue reading

11May/17

Trump says ‘his decision’ to fire FBI chief, calls him ‘showboat’ – NBC interview

WASHINGTON DC, UNITED STATES (MAY 11, 2017) (NBC NEWS) – President Donald Trump on Thursday (May 11) called James Comey, the FBI chief he fired, a “showboat” and “grandstander” and said in a NBC-TV interview he would have dismissed him even if officials at the Justice Department had not recommended it.

“He’s a showboat. He’s a grandstander. The FBI has been in turmoil,” Trump told NBC in his first interview since his abrupt firing on Tuesday of Comey, who was leading an investigation into possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election and possible collusion between Trump campaign officials and Moscow.

“I was going to fire Comey. My decision,” Trump said. “I was going to fire regardless of recommendation.”

08May/17

White House shifts blame to Obama over Flynn

White House spokesman Sean Spicer confirms then-President Barack Obama made his concerns known about Michael Flynn to then President-elect Donald Trump, but says Obama could have acted on Flynn while still in office. Continue reading

17Apr/17

Pence stresses “era of strategic patience” over as he visits Korean DMZ

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence say the U.S. “era of strategic patience” with Pyongyang is over as he visits the Korean DMZ.
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