Intelligence officials say Russia is interfering with the 2020 election to try to help US President Donald Trump get re-elected, The New York Times reported on Thursday.The newspaper said intelligence officials told lawmakers about the interference in a February 13 closed-door briefing to the House Intelligence Committee.It said the disclosure angered Trump, who complained the Democrats would use the information against him. He berated the outgoing director of national intelligence, Joseph…
This story is published in a content partnership with POLITICO. It was originally reported by Dan Diamond and Nancy Cook on politico.com on February 24, 2020.Stock markets tumbled around the world. The number of coronavirus cases mushroomed in advanced nations like Italy, Japan and South Korea. And travel bans expanded as leaders confronted the nightmarish prospect of a spreading virus swallowing their nations.US President Donald Trump’s top aides faced an increasingly urgent threat Monday with…
US President Donald Trump has launched a verbal offensive against two left-leaning Supreme Court judges, urging them to step aside from all “Trump-related” cases due to supposed bias.The country’s highest court will hear a case on March 31 in which Trump’s lawyers will argue against his tax returns being released – a sensitive subject in the run-up to November’s presidential election.Trump poured scorn on Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor, strengthening his record of targeting judges on…
President Donald Trump has privately expressed frustration in recent days about some of the ways his administration is confronting a spreading coronavirus outbreak, according to people familiar with the conversations. Publicly, he has expressed optimism that the virus is "going to go away."
A U.S. judge on Tuesday warned lawyers representing President Donald Trump's longtime friend Roger Stone to protect the privacy of the jurors who found him guilty ahead of a hearing in which the defense was seeking a new trial.
The Trump administration is in discussions about whether to renew a license for Chevron Corp's operations in Venezuela as Washington looks to increase pressure on its socialist leader, the U.S. special envoy to the South American country said.
Looking out over the world’s largest cricket stadium, the seats jammed with more than 100,000 people, India’s prime minister heaped praise on his American visitor. “The leadership of President Trump … Click to Continue »
It’s Monday, February 24. In the rarest of rare outcomes, a jury convicted Harvey Weinstein today of sexually assaulting two women (but acquitted him on the most serious charge, predatory criminal assault).
In the rest of today’s newsletter: Trump at the Modi-o, part two. Plus: the Nevada caucus aftermath, and what happens if presidents refuse to leave office after their term ends.
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The MAGA show heads to India.
The sight was surreal: President Donald Trump clasping hands with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, both of them taking in the raucous chants of some 50,000 Indian Americans who came to a Houston football stadium late in September for an event (aptly) named “Howdy Modi!”
Who wouldn’t want to bask in a sequel?
Today, Trump joined Modi for “Namaste Trump,” a MAGA-style rally for the two leaders in the world’s largest cricket stadium, in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Though Trump tied himself into knots trying to pronounce Hindi words—stumbling over chai as well as the name of the city in which the rally was held—he got the crowd he came for. More than 100,000 people filled out the stadium pews; another 100,000 lined the motorcade route.
As intolerance and division in both societies erode their democracies, I fear that the leaders may reinforce each other’s worst instincts,” William J. Burns, a former deputy secretary of state, writes, worrying about the type of relationship that is developing between both countries.
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“That a president would defy the results of an election has long been unthinkable; it is now, if not an actual possibility, at the very least something Trump’s supporters joke about.”
Here’s a hypothetical. Say it’s November 2020 and Trump has been defeated, thus bringing an end to his administration on January 20, 2021 (or say he’s reelected; his term would still end in January 2025). Say he then refuses to leave the White House. What then?
Across Kentucky, floods are devouring rural communities. The catastrophe is out of sight, out of mind for many people living outside these areas, partly because the national news media are too quick to default to a “flyover country” attitude toward noncoastal towns, Silas House writes.
If coal mining isn’t devouring the mountain in front of your house, then it’s easy to leave all the lights on. If your home isn’t being carried away by floodwaters, it’s hard to feel the consequences of climate change. Folks in rural places aren’t immune to this disconnect. They say they care about the land, yet they often elect politicians who value profit over the environment. Rural voters’ support of Trump is widespread, even though he has been designated by several environmental groups as the “worst president in history.”
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Tweeting while aboard Air Force One on his way back from India, Donald Trump just doubled down on his attack against the jury foreman in the case of Roger Stone, long-time GOP political operative and former Trump confidant, and said the judge in the case is also biased against him.
There has rarely been a juror so tainted as the forewoman in the Roger Stone case. Look at her background. She never revealed her hatred of “Trump” and Stone. She was totally biased, as is the judge. Roger wasn’t even working on my campaign. Miscarriage of justice. Sad to watch!
Back to the 2020 election: Comments made by Diana Taylor, Mike Bloomberg’s long-time partner, on the reported nondisclosure agreements with women who accused his company of discrimination and harassment is giving ammunition to his critics.
In an interview with CBS News, Taylor said that none of the nondisclosure agreements accuse Bloomberg of “saying something nasty to a woman”. “That’s not who he is. Life has changed. I grew up in that world. It was bro culture,” Taylor said.
Here's the full clip of the interview, where we I asked her whether the Dems can come together after the primary process. "I don't know. It's pretty nasty & I think that we have lost sight of what the goal here is. The goal is to get Donald Trump out of the White House," she said pic.twitter.com/URuiZ4IIuf
As US President Donald Trump nears the end of his first term in office, his popularity among Indians is soaring, but the same cannot be said about his protectionist trade policies, which enjoy little fanfare. Read Full Article at RT.com