President Trump has issued yet another controversial (and perhaps sexist) tweet, this time addressing the ongoing accusations being made against him by several women who have noted his long history of inappropriate sexual behavior.
Trump issued the following tweet at 4:10 AM and 5:03 AM this morning:
A new poll from Quinnipiac University suggests that a majority of Americans believe that President Donald Trump should be investigated by Congress over the bevy of sexual harassment allegations he has faced in the past.
70% of Americans are reportedly in favor of an investigation of the President, while 25% believe that is not necessary. The breakdown of that statistic along party lines is somewhat unsurprising: 86% of Democrats would be in favor of an investigation; only 39% of Republicans would be interested in such an inquiry. Indepedents were more evenly divided: 66% of them wanted the situation looked in to. 94% of Democrats, 46% of Republicans and 71% of Independents found it hypocrtical of the President to be criticizing other men accused of harassment.
The poll also revealed a handful of other shocking statistics: 17 percent of men and 47 percent of women say they have been a victim of sexual
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An exclusive report from CNN indicates that WikiLeaks had attempted to offer both Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr. (and other members of the campaign) access to encrypted documents. The offer, which went out in September of 2016, coincides with the Trump family’s tweets about Hillary Clinton’s emails.
Donald Trump Jr. maintains that he has no memory of the exchange with WikiLeaks. He has been questioned about the conversation in a closed door House Intelligence Committee meeting.
The email from WikiLeaks reportedly came from an individual identified as “Mike Erickson,” although who, exactly, that person is (or if he is a real individual) remains unclear. The exchange was turned over to Congress as one of many documents provided by the Trump Organization.
The fact that WikiLeaks knew of both Donald and Donald Jr.’s email accounts has some questioning the regularity of interactions between the Trump Organization and the shadowy website.
The White House has not
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President Trump’s personal lawyer John Dowd continues to make controversial statements on the ongoing investigation into the current administration’s dealings with Russia. Dowd now claims that the President “is the chief law enforcement officer under [the Constitution’s Article II] and has every right to express his view of any case” and therefore “cannot obstruct justice.” Dowd’s comments have been interpreted to mean that he believes Trump to — quite literally — be above the law (because he is the law).
The statement comes in the wake of a confusing tweet issued by President Trump in which he appears to admit knowledge of Michael Flynn’s lying to the FBI:
With only Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sonia Sotomayor dissenting, the Supreme Court has ruled that President Trump’s controversial travel ban may go into effect. The ban prevents residents from six countries populated largely by muslims from entering the United States.
CNBC reports that the this will not be the final ruling on the matter; challenges continue to roll in through federal courts. Lower courts continue to find a plethora of problems with the policy, created by Trump in September.
Critics of the ban note the arbitariness of the countries listed (Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen) and the discriminatory bias inherent to the rule, which did not include exceptions for family members of those already in the USA. Trump’s social media postings have not helped him pass the policy: his recent retweet of an overtly Islamophobic hate group is now being used to demonstrate a perceived bigoted nature of the ban.
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is reportedly considering investigating Hillary Clinton. The Washington Post reports that it has obtained a letter that shows Sessions directing some senior federal prosecutors to explore Republican concerns around Clinton and the 2016 election. The letter is a response to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R) who wants the government to probe into a variety of issues that included Clinton’s use of a private email server, alleged wrongdoing by her Clinton Foundation and the sale of a uranium company to Russia.
In the communications, Assistant Attorney General Stephen E. Boyd writes that Sessions had “directed senior federal prosecutors to evaluate certain issues raised in your letters,” and that those prosecutors would “report directly to the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, as appropriate, and will make recommendations as to whether any matters not currently under investigation should be opened, whether any matters currently under investigation require further
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Donald Trump is no stranger to Twitter tirades. The President took to social media yesterday for a series of disparate tweets but it’s one tweet against Hillary Clinton that has many stunned. As Vox shares, Trump retweeted a GIF showing himself hitting Clinton with a golf ball.
“Donald Trump’s amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary,” the original tweet says. In it, Trump is seen swinging a golf ball. Then Clinton is shown from behind boarding a plane and falling down.
Trump has been vocal about his displeasure of Clinton even after the election has ended. During the campaign, he referred to her as “Crooked Hillary” and encouraged his followers to “lock her up!” Pundits pointed to this retweet as his endorsement of escalating violence against his Democratic opponent.
“President of the United States fantasizing about inflicting violence on his defeated rival, the first female major party candidate for POTUS,” said Jeet Her of The New Republic.
“Trump has a series
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Paris Hilton is now backtracking comments she made about women who have accused Donald Trump of sexual harassment.
“I want to apologize for my comments from an interview I did last year. They were part of a much larger story and I am regretful that they were not delivered in the way I had intended,” Hilton said in a statement to Us Weekly. “I was speaking about my own experiences in life and the role of media and fame in our society and it was never my intention for my comments to be misapplied almost a year later. I always believe in helping women have their voices heard and helping create an environment where women feel empowered and believe in themselves. I am deeply hurt by how this has played out and also deeply sorry. Moving forward I will continue to do what I can to be an advocate for
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump on Monday answered two days of bipartisan furor over his initial response to deadly protests in Charlottesville, Va., with a statement for the first time explicitly blaming white supremacists for the “racist violence” over the weekend.
“Racism is evil, and those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans,” the president said in a brief statement, reading from a teleprompter at the White House.
“To anyone who acted criminally in this weekend’s racist violence, you will be held fully accountable. Justice will be delivered,” Trump said.
The president’s statement was a hastily arranged do-over that implicitly acknowledged the need to stanch the self-inflicted damage his first reaction had caused him and his administration. Criticism and outrage had continued to build, including among Republicans, to Trump’s
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First Lady Melania Trump is unable to leave the hotel where she is staying due to violent protests in Hamburg, Germany, according to NBC News. Stephanie Grisham, the first lady’s communications director, said Hamburg police refused to clear Mrs. Trump from leaving her residence Friday morning due to the ongoing street violence. Authorities believe as many as 10,000 protestors have besieged the German city during the G20 summit meeting of world leaders this week.
Early Friday morning The First Lady tweeted out “Thinking of those hurt in #Hamburg protests. Hope everyone stay safe! #G20.” The Slovenian-born former model and her husband, President Donald Trump, arrived in Hamburg Thursday, ahead of his much-anticipated meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin today. CNN reports the spouses of various G-20 leaders were scheduled to tour a climate change center in Hamburg today before embarking on a leisurely cruise down the Elbe
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