Trump Defends Self After Comments, Says: ‘I’m Not A Racist’ — CBS Philly

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump, on the defensive in the wake of recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations that have revived questions about whether the leader of the world’s melting pot is a racist, declared Sunday that he is not one. “No, No. I’m not a racist,” Trump told…

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Former CIA Director Rips Into ‘Deeply Flawed’ Donald Trump Over ‘Shithole Countries’ Remark — DeepStateNation

U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Henderson, Nevada

 

He didn’t hold back. Joining in a chorus of people, Republicans and Democrats alike, former CIA Director John Brennan blasted Donald Trump over his remarks earlier in which the former reality show star attacked immigrants from what he described as ‘shithole countries.

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“Lady Liberty, our founding fathers, and generations of right-thinking Americans are all weeping tonight over the atrocious comments attributed to Donald Trump, who continues to demonstrate daily that he is a deeply flawed person,” Brennan tweeted Thursday evening.

Senate approves GOP tax plan, House to revote Wednesday — FOX2now.com

In a vote in the early Wednesday morning hours, the Senate approved the final version of the first overhaul of the US tax code in more than 30 years, handing President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans their most significant legislative victory of 2017. The bill passed along party lines, 51-48 with the final result announced […]

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Ivanka Trump’s words used to hit back at Roy Moore

Tuesday, in the campaign to be Alabama’s next senator, Doug Jones, Democrat, released a new ad using the words of Ivanka Trump against his polarizing opponent Judge Roy Moore,Republican. Moore has been accused of sexually assaulting women as young as 14 while he was in his 30’s.

Here is the ad:

Sexual misconduct accusations transform Alabama Senate race — KSN-TV

Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore defiantly denied allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct with minors published Thursday.

Yet in the span of a tumultuous afternoon, a low-profile special election became a Republican nightmare that threatens a once-safe Senate seat — and offers a new window into ugly divisions that continue to plague the GOP in the age of President Donald Trump.

Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, a 70-year-old former state Supreme Court justice, defiantly denied allegations of decades-old sexual misconduct with minors published Thursday in a Washington Post story. The revelations, a month before the Dec. 12 special election, triggered a sharp backlash from would-be Republican colleagues on Capitol Hill, who called on Moore to quit the race if the allegations were true.

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With first charges in Russia probe, Robert Mueller sends warning to Trump and aides — Global News

One of Robert Mueller’s prosecutors, Aaron Zelinsky, also hinted at the possibility of more to come.

Special counsel Robert Mueller has sent a warning to individuals in U.S. President Donald Trump’s orbit: If they lie about contacts between the president’s campaign and Russians, they’ll end up on the wrong end of federal criminal charges.

With the disclosure of the first criminal cases in his investigation, Mueller also showed that he will not hesitate to bring charges against people close to the campaign even if they don’t specifically pertain to Russian election interference and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

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Former Trump aide George Papadopoulos pleads guilty in Russia probe — New York’s PIX11 / WPIX-TV

WASHINGTON — A former campaign aide to President Donald Trump has pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents working for special counsel Robert Mueller as part of his probe into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia. George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty on Oct. 5 to one count of lying to FBI agents about the

A former campaign aide to President Donald Trump has pleaded guilty to lying to federal agents working for special counsel Robert Mueller as part of his probe into possible coordination between the Trump campaign and Russia.

George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty on Oct. 5 to one count of lying to FBI agents about the nature of his interactions with “foreign nationals” who he thought had close connections to senior Russian government officials. The plea was unsealed Monday.

Papadopoulos was a member of the campaign’s foreign policy team. But Trump aides have said he played a limited role in the campaign and no access to Trump.

President Donald Trump says alleged misdeeds by his former campaign chairman were “years ago” and insists there was “NO COLLUSION” between his 2016 campaign and Russia.

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Donald Trump goes into meltdown mode on Twitter over Manafort arrest

He’s lost it (Picture: AP)It looks like Donald Trump has finally blown a gasket over Robert Mueller’s investigation. The president went into full meltdown mode over Paul Manafort’s arrest. Woman, 22, died when boy, 12, jumped from bridge ‘in failed suicide bid’ The former Trump campaign leader and his associate, Rick Gates, were asked to surrender themselves to federal authorities to face charges over allegedly laundering millions of dollars for work they were doing on behalf of a pro-Kremlin political party in Ukraine. Muellers investigation focuses on Russia’s meddling with the 2016 election, but Trump said these findings have nothing to do with that.

 

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Republicans Facing New Hurdles with Voters

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In recent weeks, the Republican Party has come under fire due to the missteps caused by members of the party. In recent weeks, the GOP has lost state house races in New Hampshire and New York in Republican stronghold districts. There have been other wounds inflicted on those in the party and the assaults are self-induced. The investigation into the Trump campaign and their possible links to Russia is causing the party to suffer. Michael Flynn refusing to testify and will take the 5th or will ask for immunity when questioned, has caused the President embarrassment as his words during the campaign season have come back to bite him.

“If you are not guilty of a crime, what do you need immunity for?” Trump said at a campaign rally in Florida in September. Then in Iowa later that month Trump asked, “The mob takes the Fifth Amendment. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” Flynn himself said during an interview last year with MSNBC commentator Chuck Todd, “When you are given immunity, that means you have probably committed a crime.”
Republicans celebrate passing GOP healthcare bill

The party also should look at the missed promises that the administration had campaigned on. President Trump made a splash by working on keeping jobs at a Carrier plant in Indiana. He campaigned on the notion that he would save jobs and without even being the President he could hammer out a deal to keep the jobs in the U.S. Problem is, it’s not going to happen. Carrier announced that it will soon begin laying off 632 workers from its Indianapolis factory. Trump promised voters in Indiana last year that when he is elected President, “there was a “100 percent chance” he would save these jobs at the heating and air-conditioning manufacturer. “It’s not like we have an 80 percent chance of keeping them or a 95 percent chance,” he said. “100 percent!! Here’s what’s going to happen,” Trump said at the rally. “They’re going to call me, and they are going to say, ‘Mr. President, Carrier has decided to stay in Indiana.’

President Trump & First Lady Visits Church of Holy Sepulchre in Israel — Revelations Twelve

(via NPR) In a visit fraught with symbolism, President Trump on Monday became the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in the Old City of Jerusalem. The president and first lady Melania Trump visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditional site of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial and resurrection, and the Western Wall, part of […]

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