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Trump Claims Victory Following Mueller Indictments

But his boast of 'no collusion' may be premature

(Newser) - Following Robert Mueller's indictment of 13 Russian nationals for crimes related to interfering with the 2016 presidential election, President Trump claimed victory, the Hill reports. "Russia started their anti-US campaign in 2014, long before I announced that I would run for President," Trump tweeted Friday. "The... More »

Trump Blames Democrats for Failing to Protect Dreamers

But he threatened to veto bipartisan bill

(Newser) - Lawmakers had three chances to protect Dreamers from deportation in the form of three separate bills voted on by the Senate on Thursday. None passed , and President Trump laid the blame on Democrats on Friday, the Hill reports. "Cannot believe how BADLY DACA recipients have been treated by the... More »

Kushner, Ivanka Trump Lacked Permanent Security Clearance

And they're far from alone in Trump's White House

(Newser) - As of November, Ivanka Trump didn't have a permanent security clearance. Neither did Jared Kushner or Sarah Huckabee Sanders. They were among more than 130 political appointees working in the Executive Office of the President with only some form of temporary security clearance by President Trump's 10th month... More »

Priebus Opens Up About White House Chaos

'Take everything you’ve heard and multiply it by 50'

(Newser) - Prior to President Trump taking office, Reince Priebus sat down for lunch with nearly a dozen former presidential chiefs of staff. They didn't think much of their successor's chances. "He struck a lot of us as clueless," recalls one. "He doesn't have a prayer,... More »

Kim Jong Un, Trump Cause Scene at Winter Olympics

Well, their impersonators did anyway

(Newser) - President Trump and Kim Jong Un were kicked out of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony Friday, Reuters reports. Or at least that's what it looked like. In fact the two men briefly hassled by security at the main stadium in Pyeongchang were only impersonating the world leaders. “We... More »

Trump Will Release Classified Democratic Memo 'Soon'

It's rebuttal to classified GOP memo released by Trump last week

(Newser) - Last week, President Trump released a classified Republican memo detailing alleged wrongdoing by the FBI over the objections of both the FBI and Justice Department. Now, he's prepared to release the classified Democratic rebuttal to that memo, Politico reports. According to CNN , Trump told reporters Friday that the 10-page... More »

Trump 1st Since Nixon to Not Read Daily Intelligence Briefs

According to 'Washington Post' report

(Newser) - Donald Trump is the first president since Richard Nixon to not regularly read the President's Daily Brief—a comprehensive update on the world put together by US intelligence agencies—sources tell the Washington Post , and that has some intelligence experts concerned he's putting the US at risk. Sources... More »

White House Walks Back Handling of Abuse Allegations

'We all could have done better'

(Newser) - The White House apologized for its handling of Rob Porter in the wake of domestic violence allegations against him from two ex-wives—though it did little else to clear up the situation around the former staff secretary. "I think it’s fair to say we all could have done... More »

White House Aide Resigns After Ex-Wives Say He Abused Them

Rob Porter denies the allegations

(Newser) - Rob Porter resigned as White House staff secretary Wednesday in the wake of reports he physically abused two ex-wives. USA Today states Porter "is an important gatekeeper to the Oval Office," and Politico calls him "mostly unknown but deeply influential," noting he spends nearly every day... More »

Ex-Trump U Students Will Finally Get Paid

President avoids trial as $25M settlement is approved

(Newser) - A lengthy legal battle between Donald Trump and Trump University students, who say they paid thousands of dollars for real estate "secrets" they never received, is finally over. On Tuesday, an appeals court in San Francisco approved a $25 million settlement reached last year while rejecting an appeal from... More »

White House Walks Back Trump's 'Treasonous' Remark

It was 'tongue in cheek,' spokesman says

(Newser) - The White House says President Trump wasn't speaking seriously when he said it was "treasonous" for Democrats not to clap during his State of the Union address. He was speaking "tongue in cheek" and trying to emphasize positive changes under his leadership that all Americans should celebrate,... More »

Trump Attacks 'Little' Schiff After Brutal Op-Ed

Schiff said Trump would use FBI against political opponents

(Newser) - The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee has fallen into President Trump's crosshairs after attacking the president over the weekend. "Little Adam Schiff, who is desperate to run for higher office, is one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington," Trump tweeted Monday, adding Schiff... More »

Trump Tweets About Memo: 'This Is an American Disgrace!'

President claims memo 'totally vindicates' him in Russia probe

(Newser) - President Trump on Saturday claimed complete vindication from a congressional memo that alleges the FBI abused its surveillance powers during the investigation into his campaign's possible Russia ties, the AP reports. "This memo totally vindicates 'Trump' in probe," the president tweeted from Florida. "But the... More »

Report: Trump Asked Deputy AG If He Was 'On My Team'

Sources tell CNN about Trump session with Rosenstein prior to latter's testimony

(Newser) - Ahead of his testimony in front of the House Judiciary Committee, President Trump wanted to make sure he knew what team Rod Rosenstein was backing, CNN states in an exclusive report. Sources say the deputy attorney general met with Trump at the White House in December to ask him to... More »

First Lady Responds to Claims of Marriage Trouble

'Salacious & flat-out false reporting'

(Newser) - One tabloid claims Melania Trump spent nights alone at a DC hotel after the story of her husband's alleged affair with Stormy Daniels broke, the AP reports. Meanwhile, CNN speculates the Daniels headlines can't be easy for the first lady and notes she wasn't seen by the... More »

Museum Offered Used, Solid-Gold Toilet to Trumps

The Trumps had requested a Van Gogh

(Newser) - Donald and Melania Trump wanted to borrow a Van Gogh painting from a New York museum for their White House private quarters, the AP reports. Instead, according to the Washington Post , the Guggenheim Museum's chief curator came up with a pointedly satirical counter-offer: a working solid-gold toilet made by... More »

Trump Denies Report of Bad Relationship With British PM

'There's a little bit of a false rumor out there'

(Newser) - "The prime minister and myself have had a really great relationship, although some people don't necessarily believe that," CNBC quotes President Trump as saying Thursday in Switzerland. "There's a little bit of a false rumor out there, so I just wanted to correct it,... More »

Trump 'Looking Forward' to Mueller Interview Under Oath

'I'd love to do it'

(Newser) - President Trump declared late Wednesday he's "looking forward" to being questioned—under oath—in the special counsel's probe of Russian election interference and possible Trump obstruction in the firing of the FBI director, the AP reports. Trump said he would be willing to answer questions under oath... More »

Rand Paul Says Immigration Vote Would End Shutdown

Libertarian senator says he has a plan to reopen the government

(Newser) - The government may be stuck in a shutdown, with politicians on both sides of the aisle blaming their colleagues, but at least one Republican senator thinks he has a way to end the stalemate. On Sunday, Rand Paul told CNN's State of the Union that he had presented a... More »

Trump Ad: Dems 'Complicit' in Murders by Illegal Immigrants

Dems are furious, even some Republicans are concerned

(Newser) - Just hours into the government shutdown, the Trump campaign released a video claiming that Democrats in Congress will be "complicit" in every murder committed by immigrants in the country illegally, the Hill reports. "President Trump is right—build the wall, deport criminals, stop illegal immigration now," the... More »

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