- 10:43 am Friday, June 15th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
In an extended media session with reporters on the north lawn of the White House Friday morning, President Donald Trump defending his outreach to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, blasted former FBI Director James Comey in the wake of an internal review of his handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, and sparred with reporters over how the Trump Administration is separating illegal immigrant children from their families.
Mr. Trump began the unexpected media blitz by walking out to where Fox and Friends anchor Steve Doocy was broadcasting from the White House lawn, as the two engaged in a nearly [More]
- 7:00 am Friday, June 15th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
After staying silent about the details of a much-awaited report on how the FBI and Justice Department handled the Hillary Clinton email investigation, President Donald Trump on Friday morning said the comment of a top FBI official that “we’ll stop” the Trump bid for President, demonstrated the political bias that he and other Republicans argue has infected the top ranks of the FBI.
“Doesn’t get any lower than that!” the President tweeted early on Friday morning.
Mr. Trump also lashed out at former FBI Director James Comey, who was singled out for “insubordinate” conduct in the internal review by the Justice Department, [More]
- 5:51 pm Thursday, June 14th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
Promising to hold FBI officials accountable for any misconduct related to the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails during her time as Secretary of State, the FBI Director on Thursday said that while a new internal report made clear there were errors in judgment linked to that investigation, it did not show the FBI wrongly dealt with that politically sensitive investigation.
“This report did not find any evidence of political bias or improper considerations actually impacting the investigation that was under review,” the FBI chief said, referring to the Clinton email probe, though he made clear, the actions of certain officials would [More]
- 11:20 am Thursday, June 14th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
Accusing President Donald Trump of using his foundation as to illegally funnel help to his campaign for President before the Iowa Caucus in 2016, the state of New York filed a lawsuit Thursday against Mr. Trump, his children, and the Trump Foundation, charging the group was used to illegally raise money for his bid for the White House.
“Mr. Trump’s wrongful use of the Foundation to benefit his Campaign was willful and knowing,” the lawsuit states.
The suit, by acting New York Attorney General Barbara Underwood, said the Trump Foundation acted as nothing “more than a checkbook for payments [More]
- 9:13 pm Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
Republicans in the Congress say they expect a report from the Justice Department’s internal watchdog due to be released on Thursday to clearly show that former FBI Director James Comey and other top officials mishandled the probe of Hillary Clinton’s private email server from her time as Secretary of State, as both parties were poised to grab favorable evidence from the report, said to be several hundred pages in length.
While it was not listed on his schedule issued by the White House, President Donald Trump was expected to be briefed on the report Thursday morning, with lawmakers getting their first [More]
- 3:05 pm Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
A former director of security for the Senate Intelligence Committee, James Wolfe, pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to federal charges that he lied to FBI agents about whether he had been in contact with or leaked classified information to four different reporters, with some of that happening during the ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
Until his retirement in May, Wolfe, 58, had been responsible for managing “all classified material” provided to the Senate Intelligence Committee – Wolfe is not charged with leaking any of those items, but instead with making false statements to investigators, when asked if [More]
- 12:10 am Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
Hours after President Donald Trump tweeted his opposition to Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC), voters in his Charleston-based district tossed the former South Carolina Governor out of his seat in the U.S. House, making him the second incumbent to lose a primary in the 2018 mid-term campaign, as supporters of the President flexed their muscles in a series of races on Tuesday.
“Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA,” the President wrote on Twitter, with less than three hours until the polls closed in the Palmetto State, as GOP candidate Katie Arrington had highlighted the times [More]
- 1:56 pm Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
While praising President Donald Trump for his effort to rein in the nuclear weapons program of North Korea, lawmakers in both parties in the Congress expressed caution on Wednesday about the deal signed by Mr. Trump and Kim Jong Un, worried that it has few specifics on how the Pyongyang regime would be forced to denuclearize.
“While I am glad the President and Kim Jong Un were able to meet, it is difficult to determine what of concrete nature has occurred,” said Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN), as Republicans were a bit dubious in their initial reactions about what the Trump-Kim agreement [More]
- 6:11 am Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
As President Donald Trump left Singapore and his historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the big question from a day of talks was a basic one – what did the two leaders agree to do, and how swiftly will the Pyongyang regime move to rein in its nuclear weapons program?
In a news conference before boarding Air Force One for the lengthy flight back to the United States, Mr. Trump acknowledged that there may need to be another meeting with Kim to further hammer out details.
“I think he’s going to do these things,” the President said of Kim, [More]
- 11:25 pm Monday, June 11th, 2018 by Jamie Dupree
As President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shook hands in a historic summit meeting in Singapore on Tuesday, lawmakers in both parties waited back in Washington for word of any concrete agreements to rein in the nuclear weapons program of Pyongyang, as Republicans saluted Mr. Trump’s efforts, while Democrats raised questions about the need for guarantees from Kim.
“We’re going to have a great discussion and, I think, tremendous success,” the President said of his first meeting with Kim. “It will be tremendously successful. And it’s my honor. And we will have a terrific [More]