Tag: politics

What Donald Trump doesn’t know about obstruction of justice is a lot

(CNN)President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to complain about the ongoing special counsel investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. He tweeted this: “It would seem very hard to obstruct justice for a crime that never happened! Witch Hunt!” Cordero: No, on several levels. Setting aside for a moment the issue of …

Hero pilot who landed the Southwest plane visits the White House

(CNN)President Donald Trump welcomed hero pilot Tammie Jo Shults and other crew members and passengers from Southwest Airlines Flight 1380 to the Oval Office Tuesday, recognizing the work of those in the cabin and the cockpit following catastrophic engine failure. “Our hearts break for the family of the passenger who tragically lost her life, Jennifer Riordan. …

Robert Mueller asks for 2 more months before Michael Flynn sentencing

(CNN)The special counsel’s office wants two more months before it looks toward sentencing former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who has pleaded guilty to lying to investigators and is cooperating in the Russia probe. Out of five defendants who have pleaded guilty in Mueller’s investigation, only one — European lawyer Alex van der Zwaan — has …

Trump vents at Merkel and asks for advice on Putin

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump questioned German Chancellor Angela Merkel about how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin during their at times heated discussions at the White House last week, according to two people familiar with the conversations. Trump has long railed on those two issues, both in public and private, but his tone surprised some …

Kanye West explains what exactly he likes about Trump

Washington (CNN)Kanye West likes only half of what President Trump does. Since West went MAGA on Twitter last week and caught the attention of Trump, his intentions and the source of his beliefs have been an open question. Is his support of Trump political? Is it cultural? It it a marketing ploy for the multiple forthcoming …

Paul Manafort asks Virginia judge to throw out 1 charge

(CNN)Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has asked a Virginia federal judge to throw out one of the 18 charges he faces there — arguing that it’s past the statute of limitations. Manafort’s indictments came as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and any potential ties between the …

Trump Hints He Plans to Quit the Iran Nuclear Deal

Islamic Republic. "I’m not telling you what I’m doing but a lot of people think they know,” Trump said of a May 12 deadline to continue waiving U.S. sanctions under the deal. “We’ll make a decision. That doesn’t mean we won’t negotiate a real agreement.” Shortly before Trump spoke, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his …

Mnuchin Says U.S. Doesn’t Seek to Put Rusal Out of Business

Says Deripaska must reduce ownership stake under 50 percent Negotiations with company “encouraging” Treasury chief says United Co. Rusal out of business by sanctioning the company, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, but its majority owner Oleg Deripaska must reduce his stake to less than 50 percent. “The first aspect would be that he sells down below …
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