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Middle East Countries May Have Helped Trump Win Election

Mueller investigating 2016 meeting at Trump Tower

(Newser) - Seems Donald Trump Jr. had another meeting with foreigners during the election that Robert Mueller's team is investigating, the New York Times reports. According to insiders, Trump Jr. met with a small group at Trump Tower in August 2016: an envoy for two Arab princes, an Israeli expert in... More »

CIA Nominee Offered to Quit Over Interrogation Background

Gina Haspel's role in agency's past techniques has sparked controversy

(Newser) - Gina Haspel , President Trump's nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, offered to withdraw her nomination amid concerns that a debate over a harsh interrogation program would tarnish her reputation and that of the CIA. That's according to two senior administration officials speaking on condition of anonymity... More »

DPRK Says Trump Boasting Threatens Truce With South

Pyongyang doesn't like hearing Trump take credit for talks with South Korea

(Newser) - With just weeks to go before President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to hold their first-ever summit, Pyongyang on Sunday criticized what it called "misleading" claims that Trump's policy of maximum political pressure and sanctions are what drove the North to the... More »

NYT: Trump Knew About Payment to Porn Star

The president also reimbursed his lawyer with up to $470K

(Newser) - President Trump was aware that his personal attorney paid $130,000 in hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels, aka Stephanie Clifford, before he denied it on Air Force One, two people with direct knowledge of the arrangement tell the New York Times . Clifford received the money just prior to... More »

Giuliani: Mueller Is Trying to 'Trap' Trump Into Perjury

If a meeting does occur, it should take 'two or three hours'

(Newser) - New Trump legal team member Rudy Giuliani told Fox News that the president may not sit down with special counsel Robert Mueller and that if he does, he should not be under oath, reports USA Today . "What they’re really trying to do is trap him into perjury, and... More »

Judge: 'Trump Place' Can Remove 'Trump'

Manhattan condo building wins fight with Trump Organization

(Newser) - Trump Place no more? A New York Supreme Court judge ruled Thursday that the Manhattan condominium building can remove the president's name from its building, the New York Times reports. In 2000, the building at 200 Riverside Boulevard entered into a licensing agreement with DJT Holdings, one of Trump'... More »

Macron's Symbolic Offering to Trump Mysteriously Gone

A tree the French president gave to the White House was planted but has since vanished

(Newser) - A mystery is brewing at the White House about what happened to the oak tree President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron planted there last week. The sapling was a gift from Macron on the occasion of his state visit. News photographers snapped away Monday when Trump and Macron shoveled... More »

Judge Rules on Trump Supporter Booted From NYC Bar

Greg Piatek's lawsuit gets dismissed

(Newser) - A New York bar can apparently toss out a customer for wearing a "Make America Great Again" cap—which Greg Piatek found out the hard way, CNN reports. The Philadelphia man says he went to The Happiest Hour bar in the West Village last January and couldn't get... More »

Report Sheds Unflattering Light on Hannity's $90M Investment

The Fox News personality's real estate dealings are being questioned

(Newser) - Sean Hannity has hit back at assertions in a report from the Guardian that cast an unflattering light on a massive real estate deal to which he is financially tied. Calling the report an "attack," the Fox News personality sought to deny any wrongdoing after it was revealed... More »

Ivana: Trump Doesn't Need to Run for Re-Election

He should 'just go and play golf and enjoy his fortune'

(Newser) - Ivana Trump says President Trump should do something with presidential terms that he didn't do with wives: stick with just one. In a wide-ranging interview with Page Six , the president's first wife says she doesn't think "it's necessary" for her ex-husband to run for re-election... More »

Macron's Gift to Trump Holds Powerful Meaning

The French president will give Trump a seedling that grew on a famous WWI battlefield

(Newser) - French President Emmanuel Macron is bringing an environmentally friendly gift to the White House when he visits President Donald Trump this week: a tree sapling. The young oak also has historical significance — it sprouted at a World War I battle site that became part of US Marine Corps legend.... More »

Reporter: Here's a Tape of Trump Conning Me in 1980s

In recording, 'John Barron,' aka Trump, lies about Trump's wealth, writes Jonathan Greenberg

(Newser) - Legend has it that Donald Trump used to pose as his own PR person back in the 1980s and '90s and phone reporters to talk about how great Trump was. Now a former reporter for Forbes magazine is offering up a taped phone conversation he had with "John... More »

DNC Suit Alleges 'Unprecedented Treachery' From Trump Campaign

Complaint says Trump associates 'gleefully' welcomed Russia's help in tilting election

(Newser) - It was a "brazen attack on US soil" during the 2016 election, claims the Democratic National Committee—and now it's suing the Russian government, WikiLeaks, and Donald Trump's campaign for "unprecedented treachery." The Washington Post reports the DNC filed its complaint Friday in New York... More »

Trump's Latest Tweet on Comey Shifts the Story

Says Comey wasn't fired over FBI's Russia investigation, despite referencing it in May

(Newser) - A Wednesday morning tweet by President Trump is being branded a contradiction. "Slippery James Comey, the worst FBI Director in history, was not fired because of the phony Russia investigation where, by the way, there was NO COLLUSION (except by the Dems)!" the president tweeted . As CNN and... More »

You're About to See a Lot of James Comey

The fired former FBI director's media blitz kicks off Sunday

(Newser) - The media blitz along with James Comey's book release is about to begin and America is going to see a whole lot of the fired former FBI director. Comey is doing a string of interviews to push A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, which he wrote after he... More »

White House Walks Back China Trade Penalty Threats

The administration softened its rhetoric Sunday amid fears of a trade war

(Newser) - President Trump's administration on Sunday appeared to back away somewhat from threats of tariffs on China as global fears of an escalating trade dispute continued to rattle world markets. Per the Wall Street Journal , officials noted that penalties are not imminent and that China would ultimately choose cooperation rather... More »

Report: US, North Korea Holding Secret Talks

It's sign plans for summit between Trump, Kim Jong Un are progressing

(Newser) - North Korea and the US are apparently considering Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia, for the site of an unprecedented summit between Kim Jong Un and President Trump. That's one of the tidbits revealed to CNN by "administration officials familiar with the discussions" between the two countries. The main... More »

Kellyanne Conway Is Trump's No. 1 Leaker, Book Claims

Author Ronald Kessler's book is out this week

(Newser) - A new book about the Trump administration zeroes in on Kellyanne Conway as the person responsible for much of the anonymous information springing from the Oval Office. According to Ronald Kessler, author of The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game, Conway is the "number one leaker"... More »

No More Drugs or I'll Nix NAFTA, Trump Warns Mexico

Nation must 'stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow,' president says

(Newser) - President Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to issue a warning to America's neighbor to the south. "Stop the big drug and people flows, or I will stop their cash cow, NAFTA," Trump wrote, as CNBC notes, before he explicitly linked the renewed trade negotiations to his... More »

US to Seek Social Media Details From All Visa Applicants

Plus email addresses and phone numbers

(Newser) - The State Department wants to require all US visa applicants to submit their social media usernames, previous email addresses, and phone numbers, vastly expanding the Trump administration's enhanced vetting of potential immigrants and visitors, the AP reports. Previously, social media, email, and phone number histories were only sought from... More »

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