Monthly Archive: May 2018

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Key Republican publicly defends FBI against Trump criticisms

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) defended the FBI’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election during a Wednesday interview in which he took issue with President Trump‘s characterization of the FBI’s use of an informant to gather information on some of his campaign aides. “I don’t know what the FBI could have done...

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Watergate prosecutor: Giuliani has admitted Mueller has good obstruction case

BY JUSTIN WISE – 05/30/18 11:49 AM EDT A former Watergate prosecutor said late Tuesday that President Trump‘s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, basically “admitted” that special counsel Robert Mueller has a good case for obstruction of justice. Assistant Watergate special prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks said on MSNBC’s “The 11th Hour with Brian Williams” that Giuliani’s recent comments about limiting...

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Donald Trump Confirms Senior North Korean Official Coming To US

General Kim Yong Chol landed at Beijing airport on Tuesday and will continue on to New York the following day after talks with Chinese official World | Agence France-Presse | Updated: May 29, 2018 16:42 IST WASHINGTON:  President Donald Trump confirmed Tuesday that a senior North Korean official is en route to New York as...

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Trump says he’s still hopeful June 12 summit with North Korea will take place as South Korean leader reveals Kim Jong-un wants to keep Singapore date and is committed to ‘complete denuclearization’

Trump has announced summit with North Korea is going ahead as planned A delegation will head to Singapore as scheduled to prepare for June 12 meeting Trump said he believes there is ‘a lot of good will’ between the countries  North Korea’s Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon...

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Trump: North Korea summit could still happen June 12

President Trump on Friday sounded optimistic about reviving the North Korean nuclear summit he scrapped just one day earlier, even saying it is possible the meeting could take place on its original date. “We’ll see what happens. We’re talking to them now,” Trump said on the South Lawn of the White...

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Trump appears to confirm deal on Chinese firm ZTE

President Trump late Friday appeared to confirm that his administration had reached a deal to put Chinese telecommunications company ZTE back in business. In a pair of tweets, the president blasted the Obama administration and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), accusing them of letting the telecom giant “flourish with no security checks.” “I close...

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Election fears recede for House Republicans

House Republicans left town for the Memorial Day recess feeling more optimistic about their chances in the midterm elections, putting a spring in their step as they head toward the heat of the campaign season. Recent polling and election forecasts have cast doubt on the idea that a “blue wave”...

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GOP nearing end game on immigration votes

House Republicans left Washington for their 11-day Memorial Day recess without solving the vexing immigration issue that is dividing them just months before the midterm elections. Yet the effort by GOP centrists to force immigration votes gained steam before Thursday’s exit, suggesting Republican leaders may soon be forced to address...

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DOJ, FBI to brief ‘Gang of 8’ lawmakers on Russia probe after meeting with Nunes, Gowdy

FBI and Justice Department officials on Thursday will brief the bipartisan group of lawmakers known as the “Gang of 8” on classified documents related to the special counsel’s Russia investigation — after they meet with two key House Republican lawmakers, Fox News has learned. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/23/doj-fbi-to-brief-gang-8-lawmakers-on-russia-probe-after-meeting-with-nunes-gowdy.html

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‘SPYGATE’: Trump blasts ‘Criminal Deep State’ amid reports of FBI informant spying on campaign

President Trump blasted the “Criminal Deep State” early Wednesday, suggesting things have “turned around” in “SPYGATE,” following revelations of a reported FBI informant snooping on the Trump campaign. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/05/23/spygate-trump-blasts-criminal-deep-state-amid-reports-fbi-informant-in-campaign.html 

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Rubio: Trump Administration ‘Surrendered’ to China

Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) accused the Trump administration Tuesday of surrendering to China, citing a report that U.S. trade representatives are on the verge of striking a deal with China that would lift harsh sanctions against the telecom giant ZTE. The Wall Street Journal report Rubio cited indicates that the U.S. has...