Trump Administration Years

By Cynthia Kelly-Yildirim | Follows Donald J. Trump administration years. 2017-

Trump must release Mar-a-Lago visitor records, judge rules

<b>A US court has ordered that President Donald Trump release records of visitors to his Mar-a-Lago resort in southern Florida.</b><p>Mr Trump has been to the property seven times this year, including when he hosted foreign leaders. But it is unclear who else he had as guests.<p>The move is part of a legal …

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Trump Panel Prompts Thousands of Voters to Unregister

Thousands of peeved voters are removing themselves from state voter rolls, prompted by a fear that their personal information could be revealed by President Donald Trump’s vote fraud commission.<p>The number of those "unregistering" ranges from several thousand in Colorado to hundreds in Vermont and a …

Elections

Robert Reich: The 10 Steps to Impeach a President

It won’t be easy to impeach Donald Trump.It won’t be easy to impeach Donald Trump. No president in American history has ever been convicted on …

Government

To Trump Supporters, He Is a Fantasy Love Object Who Does No Wrong: How to Fight This?

Trump's most loyal supporters are cult-like; reason cannot defeat them.Donald Trump is amazing. At this early point in his tenure, Trump is one of …

Democracy

The Trump-Russia investigation: A timeline

Possible ties between the Kremlin and President Donald Trump have dominated headlines for months. Here's everything you need to know about the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and the Kremlin's alleged collusion with the Trump campaign.<p>Keep this page bookmarked, as …

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Don’t Forget Jared Kushner Was Also At The Meeting With The Russian Lawyer

Donald Trump Jr. went to Jared.<p>WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump Jr.’s decision to meet with a Kremlin-connected lawyer after being promised damaging information about Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is likely the biggest bombshell yet in the ongoing investigations into whether the Trump …

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Morning Joe: 'Donald Trump Capitulated On Every Point' To Vladimir Putin

On MSNBC's Morning Joe, the co-host said that Putin ran circles around Trump at the G20.And by the way, the reason there were no joint statements …

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The Trump-Russia conspiracy is now very simple

Evan Vucci/AP<p>Here’s a point missing in much of the coverage of Donald Trump Jr.’s bombshell emails: If they are an accurate depiction of events, …

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How a music publicist connected Trump's inner circle to a Russian lawyer peddling Clinton dirt

Rob Goldstone, center, attends the Miss Universe contest in Moscow in 2013.Rob Goldstone/Facebook<p>After the Trump camp for months has denied any …

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Buzzword emerges as Trump Jr. Russia scandal deepens: Treason

New revelations about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton has critics flirting with a new attack line — treason.<p>Sen. Tim Kaine, who was Hillary Clinton’s vice presidential pick, on Tuesday said that, while nothing has been proved, the …

Donald Trump Jr

Trumpcare could force 4 million special needs kids into pricy ‘pediatric nursing homes’

Under the version of Trumpcare being considered in the United States Senate, four million special needs children would be at risk for …

Autism

How will FBI nominee Wray deal with Trump?

When Christopher A. Wray hired a new deputy at Justice Department headquarters in the summer of 2003, he issued a warning: There could come a moment when they might have to resign rather than carry out an order that violated their sense of the law.<p>Within a year, that warning proved prophetic.<p>Wray, …

Government

Read the Emails on Donald Trump Jr.’s Russia Meeting

The text of email correspondence between Donald Trump Jr. and a Kremlin-connected lawyer in chronological order.

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Emails Show Trump Jr. Excited for Russian Offer: ‘I Love It’

The June 3, 2016, email sent to Donald Trump Jr. could hardly have been more explicit: One of his father’s former Russian business partners had been contacted by a senior Russian government official and was offering to provide the Trump campaign with dirt on Hillary Clinton.<p>The documents “would …

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Twitter users sue Donald Trump for blocking them over critical comments

Lawsuit argues Trump’s personal account is public forum and barring users is a violation of first amendment, after Sean Spicer called tweets ‘official statements’<p>A group of Twitter users has sued Donald Trump and two White House communication aides for violating their constitutional rights by …

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Trump Son Said to Meet With Russian Lawyer to Talk Clinton

President Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton before agreeing to meet with a Kremlin-connected Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign, according to three advisers to the White House briefed on the meeting and two others with knowledge of it.<p>…

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When the Kremlin Says ‘Adoptions,’ It Means ‘Sanctions’

President Trump’s son Donald Trump Jr. initially defended his meeting with a Russian lawyer connected to the Kremlin during the 2016 presidential campaign by saying that it was primarily about adoption — a seemingly innocent humanitarian issue.<p>Reinstating American adoptions of Russian orphans …

Russia

Declaration of Disruption

ONE of the essential, if often unstated, job requirements of an American president is to provide stability, order and predictability in a world that tends toward chaos, disarray and entropy. When our political leaders ignore this — and certainly when they delight in disruption — the consequences …

Republican Party

US Senate report on leaks and national security is deeply flawed - Committee to Protect Journalists

Last week, Republicans on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs released a report on leaks to the media. The report, …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Smoke Gives Way to Fire in the Trump-Russia Saga

A bombshell 'New York Times' report shows Trump campaign figures were willing to accept assistance from the Russians<p>By early last summer, Russia and …

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Trump Blows the GOP's Cover on Voter Suppression Efforts

It's becoming even harder for anyone who cares about the integrity of elections to believe Republicans are acting in good faith<p>Almost no one in the …

Democracy

Putin set a trap and Trump fell into it

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Russians just played the President. It was predictable. And he let it happen.<p>On paper, Vladimir Putin should not have had the upper hand going into the meeting.<p>To start with, Russia has been living with sanctions put in place more than three years ago because of their annexation of …

An avalanche of hate: How a Montana mom became the target of a neo-Nazi troll storm

<b>Whitefish, Montana (CNN) —</b> Once the calls began, they did not stop. Swiping to decline a call just led to the phone ringing again. Blocked number after blocked number filled up the voice mail.<p>Deleting one message just created space for another to take its place.<p>Then came the tweets and the email …

Cruella de Trump

WASHINGTON — So, with this latest toad jumping from our president’s mouth, is Donald Trump acting like a sexist pig or simply a pig?<p>I proffer, a pig.<p>I have no doubt that he would attack a man’s appearance in the same breathtakingly below-the-belt way if he felt humiliated by that man and had the …

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How Congress is taking back power from Trump on national security

<b>(CNN) —</b> In ways big and small, Congress is taking back power from President Donald Trump on national security matters.<p>From Russia to the Pentagon budget, Republicans in Congress are proposing new checks to curb the White House's power and in some cases simply ignoring the Trump administration's …

'Morning Joe' hosts Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough respond: 'Donald Trump is not well'

In both an op-ed and on their show, the hosts of <i>Morning Joe</i> on Friday questioned the mental and emotional fitness of President Trump following Thursday's Twitter attacks.<p>The title of the op-ed published in <i>The Washington Post</i> may say it all: "Donald Trump is not well."<p>In the piece, Mika Brzezinski …

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U.S. Census director resigns amid turmoil over funding of 2020 count

The director of the U.S. Census Bureau is resigning, leaving the agency leaderless at a time when it faces a crisis over funding for the 2020 decennial count of the U.S. population and beyond.<p>John H. Thompson, who has served as director since 2013 and worked for the bureau for 27 years before that, …

Government

This Is Not a Drill

The firing of FBI director James Comey poses a question: Will the law answer to the president, or the president to the law?<p>Who can sincerely believe that President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey for any reason other than to thwart an investigation of serious crimes? Which crimes—and how …

Government

Why we took a stand on Trump

Why now?<p>That question cropped up repeatedly, from President Trump’s supporters as well as his critics, after we launched our six-part series of editorials about the 45th president.<p>The answer is simple. Even though we’re only 11 weeks into the Trump presidency, there is good reason to believe that …