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Giuliani Clarifies His Surprising Comments on Collusion

Reiterates Trump's innocence, but can't speak for 'thousands' of campaign workers

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani sought to walk back comments he made in a TV interview that left the impression some of President Trump's top campaign aides might be guilty of colluding with the Russians. "I can understand the confusion," said Giuliani, per the New York Daily News , but he... More »

Atlantic Makes Bold Case Against Trump

New cover features a giant word: 'Impeach'

(Newser) - The Hill calls it "striking" and Mediaite goes further with "stunning." Whatever the adjective, the new cover of the Atlantic is definitely a talker. It features a giant word in red capital letters: "Impeach." Underneath that: "It's time for Congress to judge the... More »

Giuliani on CNN: 'I Never Said There Was No Collusion'

Between Trump campaign and Russia; Giuliani insists Trump himself has committed no crime

(Newser) - Some are wondering "what shoe may be about to drop" in Robert Mueller's Russia probe after an appearance on CNN Wednesday evening by President Trump's personal lawyer. The Hill reports that Rudy Giuliani showed up to chat with the network's Chris Cuomo, and Giuliani had some... More »

Was Pelosi's State of the Union Move a Foolish One?

Pundits weigh in

(Newser) - In a letter to President Trump on Wednesday, Nancy Pelosi suggested that the State of the Union address, scheduled for Jan. 29, be postponed until after the shutdown ends or delivered in writing. Some reactions to the House speaker's move, which she indicated was tied to security concerns :
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Pelosi Sends Trump a Letter With a Big Ask

She wants him to delay his State of the Union address

(Newser) - On Jan. 3 she formally invited him to deliver the State of the Union address on Jan. 29; just shy of two weeks later, Nancy Pelosi wants it rescheduled until after the shutdown ends—or just delivered in writing. In a letter sent to President Trump, Pelosi cited security concerns,... More »

Burger King Trolls Trump Over 'Hamberders'

POTUS initially misspelled 'hamburgers' on Twitter

(Newser) - Burger King is needling President Trump for his tweet about ordering more than 1,000 "hamberders" for the Clemson University Tigers' visit to the White House after winning the college football championship. The spelling error was quickly corrected . But Burger King jumped in with a tweet of its own,... More »

New Report Won't Help Trump on the Russia Narrative

'NYT' says he has repeatedly talked about leaving NATO, and Putin would love that

(Newser) - President Trump has made no secret of his disdain for NATO. Now, the New York Times reports that his displeasure has gone beyond making public criticisms. Quoting anonymous senior administration officials, the newspaper says Trump has repeatedly expressed his desire to withdraw from the alliance. Trump's national security team... More »

Hillary Clinton Has Fighting Words for Trump

Implies he's Russia's 'puppet'

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton on Monday jumped into the latest President Trump-Russia fray. "Like I said: A puppet," Clinton tweeted , alongside a clip of her exchange with Trump during the final 2016 presidential debate in which she said Russian President Vladimir Putin would "rather have a puppet as president... More »

Trump Answers 'Most Insulting' Question

'I have never worked for Russia,' president says

(Newser) - When Jeanine Pirro of Fox News posed it to him on Saturday, President Trump called it "the most insulting thing I have ever been asked." On Monday, he answered it. Pirro had asked about whether he had ever worked for Moscow, following a New York Times report that... More »

Trump Downplays Idea of National Emergency

President hints he won't make controversial declaration after all

(Newser) - President Trump once strongly hinted that he would declare a national emergency in order to build a border wall. On Monday, he walked back the threat about the controversial move . "Now I have the absolute legal right to call it, but I'm not looking to do that,"... More »

Trump Mocks Warren, but Critics Fault His Reference

He ridicules the 2020 candidate with a reference to the massacre at Wounded Knee

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos wasn't the only target of President Trump's scorn on Twitter on Sunday night: Trump also mocked 2020 candidate Elizabeth Warren over an Instagram Live video. Trump tweeted a link to a snippet of the video, writing, "If Elizabeth Warren, often referred to by me as... More »

Trump Praises Takedown of 'Jeff Bozo'

He taunts Amazon CEO over divorce

(Newser) - One of the world's most powerful men took to Twitter on Sunday night to taunt the world's richest man about his divorce. President Trump praised the National Enquirer and mocked Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, who owns the Washington Post, as "Jeff Bozo" after the Enquirer published a... More »

Trump Threatens Ally With 'Economic Devastation'

He says Turkey will face consequences if it hits Kurds

(Newser) - The "long overdue" American withdrawal from Syria has begun, President Trump said in a tweet Sunday before casually threatening to destroy the economy of a NATO ally. Trump said the US will hit ISIS hard from an "existing nearby base" if it tries to rebuild its caliphate—and... More »

Border Wall GoFundMe Donors Getting Their Cash Back

Brian Kolfage's campaign falls short of the $1B mark, triggering refunds, but he's not done yet

(Newser) - The 340,000 people who sent their cash to one of GoFundMe's top fundraisers ever will be getting a refund. As Mashable reports, Air Force veteran Brian Kolfage's campaign to privately fund President Trump's border wall racked up $20 million—a giant sum by the site's... More »

Trump: That's 'Most Insulting Thing' I've Ever Been Asked

Blasts idea he's worked for Russia, along with 'Post' report that he concealed details of Putin meetings

(Newser) - President Trump has met with Vladimir Putin face-to-face five times so far, but even high-ranking members of his own administration are unsure exactly what they said to each other, reports the Washington Post . The reason: Trump has taken unusual steps to keep their conversations under wraps, according to the newspaper.... More »

The Shutdown: What Not to Eat

And other ways the partial closure is affecting Americans

(Newser) - Welcome to day 22: Starting Saturday, the partial government shutdown became the longest such closure in American history. About 800,000 federal workers received blank pay statements Friday as politicians in both parties continued to maneuver and consider their options, the AP reports. President Trump pressed Congress to find a... More »

Eerie 1950s Western Predicted 'Con Man Trump'

Robert Culp faced off against a swindler on 'Trackdown'

(Newser) - "Uh, your name is Trump?" So asks Robert Culp in an episode of the 1950s Western drama Trackdown that you could say eerily foretells today's politics, Variety reports. An episode of the show titled "The End of the World," which first aired May 9, 1958, depicts... More »

Trump Fired Comey. Then the FBI Took Action: Report

'NYT' says bureau opened inquiry into whether Trump was working for Russia

(Newser) - The New York Times has a new "bombshell" on President Trump, and it ties back to a probe into his potential ties to Russia—not Robert Mueller's investigation, but one reportedly opened by the FBI soon after Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on May 9, 2017. Sources... More »

Trump's Mexico Assertion Is Getting Lots of Attention

He reiterates on Friday that he never expected a check

(Newser) - President Trump raised eyebrows on Thursday when he maintained that he had never said Mexico would directly pay for a border wall. "I never meant they're going to write out a check,” Trump said, per the Washington Post . "I said they're going to pay for... More »

Graham Urges Trump to Use Emergency Powers

Trump eyes Army Corps of Engineers funding

(Newser) - The government shutdown caused by the border wall standoff is now in its 21st day—tied for the longest ever—and both sides are braced for President Trump to use his emergency powers to break the impasse and pay for the wall. Many Republicans are uncomfortable with the idea, but... More »

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