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Putin Thanks Trump for CIA Tip

The Kremlin says the information thwarted attempted bombings in St. Petersburg

(Newser) - Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned Donald Trump Sunday to thank him for a CIA tip that helped thwart a series of bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin said. During the call, the two leaders' second in three days, Putin expressed gratitude for the CIA information, the AP reports. The Kremlin... More »

WH and Lawyer: Trump Not Talking About Firing Mueller

Marc Short, Steven Mnuchin, and Ty Cobb all said the same thing

(Newser) - Two high-ranking members of Donald Trump's team said there's been no talk at the White House of firing Robert Mueller, even as the president's legal team accused the special counsel of obtaining emails from the Trump transition team illegally. Appearing on Meet the Press today, White House... More »

Report Claims Lawyer Sought Payment for Trump Accusers

But Lisa Bloom says women weren't paid to accuse Trump or asked to lie about his actions

(Newser) - In an exclusive, the Hill reports attorney Lisa Bloom, who represented two women who accused Trump of sexual misconduct and two women who considered doing so during the 2016 election, sought to get the women paid. The accusations against Bloom include having donors pay the mortgage of one of Trump'... More »

Trump, Putin Speak After Latter Slams Collusion Probe

Putin warned against the US taking action in North Korea

(Newser) - The White House says President Trump spoke by phone Thursday with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The AP reports the call comes the same day Putin said the US is only hurting itself by investigating alleged collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia. Putin said in remarks that mirrored Trump's... More »

LiAngelo Ball Says It Wasn't His Choice to Thank Trump

Now the basketball player is trading UCLA for Lithuania

(Newser) - Former UCLA basketball player LiAngelo Ball says he wouldn't have thanked President Trump following his shoplifting arrest in China had UCLA not asked him to do so, USA Today reports. "They wanted to hear that, and he tweeted about it before my speech so I had to add... More »

USA Today May Have Written Most Anti-Trump Editorial Yet

'Not fit to clean the toilets in the Barack Obama Presidential Library'

(Newser) - Wow, tell us how you really feel USA Today . The newspaper absolutely unloaded on President Trump in an editorial Wednesday that is drawing attention for its scathing language. For instance: "A president who would all but call Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand a whore is not fit to clean the toilets... More »

Mueller Team Member: Trump an 'Idiot,' 'Loathsome Human'

Hundreds of reassigned FBI agent's texts revealed

(Newser) - Two FBI officials who would later be assigned to the special counsel's investigation into Donald Trump's presidential campaign described him as "awful," an "idiot," and a "loathsome human" in a series of text messages last year, according to copies of 375 messages released... More »

Lindsey Vonn Responds to Backlash After Trump Quip

Skier says she read comments from people 'hoping I break my neck'

(Newser) - Olympic hopeful Lindsey Vonn is learning the downside of talking politics on national television. USA Today reports Vonn has seen an outpouring of both support and criticism following an interview where she said she wouldn’t be skiing for Trump should she make the 2018 Winter Olympics team. "Well... More »

Trump Aims for the Moon

The president signs a new space directive

(Newser) - Donald Trump wants to see Americans back on the moon, the Hill reports. Today, at a White House ceremony marking the anniversary of the last human voyage to the moon, 1972's Apollo 17 mission, Trump gathered with Vice President Mike Pence and two former astronauts, Harrison Hagan "Jack"... More »

French President Gives US Climate Scientists Millions

Emmanuel Macron announced the competition after Trump said the US would be withdrawing from the Paris Agreement

(Newser) - French President Emmanuel Macron is making good on his plans to turn France into a "second homeland" for American climate scientists who feel unappreciated and underfunded in Donald Trump's America, the Washington Post reports. Six months after Trump announced that the United States would be withdrawing from the... More »

Private Investigator Busted for Using Trump's SSN

Jordan Hamlett is facing five years in prison after trying to get the president's tax info

(Newser) - A Louisiana private investigator pleaded guilty on Monday to misusing Donald Trump's Social Security number in repeated attempts to access the president's federal tax information before his election last year. Jordan Hamlett, 32, faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine following... More »

Dennis Rodman: I Know What North Korea Wants

Could the answer to one of our greatest geopolitical puzzles be a basketball game?

(Newser) - Dennis Rodman claims to know what North Korean leader Kim Jong Un wants from the United States, but the former NBA star-turned-amateur diplomat says the only person he'll tell is Donald Trump. In Beijing after what he called "a great week of humanitarian work in Guam and Tokyo,... More »

Trump Goes After Post Reporter in Photo Flap

Trump calls on Dave Weigel to be fired

(Newser) - President Trump is calling on the Washington Post to fire reporter Dave Weigel after Weigel tweeted out a photo that gave a false impression about crowd size at a recent rally. The trouble started early Saturday morning after Trump tweeted that the arena he had spoken in the night before... More »

Nikki Haley: Trump's Accusers 'Should Be Heard'

The US ambassador to the UN's comments come after three male congressmen resigned

(Newser) - President Trump's ambassador to the United Nations believes the women who have accused the president of sexual misconduct "should be heard." Appearing on Face the Nation Sunday, Nikki Haley said she is "incredibly proud" of the women who have come forward over the last months with... More »

Trump Visits New Civil Rights Museum Amid Protests

'It's big stuff'

(Newser) - President Donald Trump paid tribute Saturday to the leaders and foot soldiers of the civil rights movement, though protests surrounding his visit to Mississippi laid bare the stark divisions among Americans about his commitment to that legacy, the AP reports. As Trump gazed at an exhibit on Freedom Riders at... More »

Paul Manafort Wrote an Op-Ed While Under House Arrest

Prosecutors on Mueller's team say the piece was written under someone else's name

(Newser) - Prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller say Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been working on an op-ed essay with a longtime colleague "assessed to have ties" to a Russian intelligence service, the AP reports. Court papers say Manafort and the colleague sought to publish... More »

Supreme Court Allows Full Travel Ban

The president can implement his full ban on travelers from eight countries while legal challenges move forward

(Newser) - The Supreme Court handed Donald Trump a victory today, allowing his administration to enforce its full travel ban while challenges to the law work their way through lower courts. The Court's decision reverses the earlier rulings of two federal judges, both of whom determined the administration could only block... More »

Palestinian Leader Warns US About Jerusalem Decision

Abbas speaks as Trump considers recognizing city as Israel's capital

(Newser) - The Palestinian president has warned that the American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital would jeopardize the White House's nascent Mideast peace efforts, the AP reports. According to the official Wafa news agency, President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday that recognizing Jerusalem as the Israeli capital or moving the... More »

Trump's Comments on Flynn Raise More Questions

'I had to fire General Flynn because he lied to the Vice President and the FBI'

(Newser) - On Saturday, President Trump weighed in to reporters and on Twitter on Michael Flynn's guilty plea . Trump said that—in the wake of news Flynn is cooperating with Robert Mueller's investigation—he's not worried what his former national security adviser might disclose, CNN reports. "What has... More »

With Flynn Plea, Mueller Investigation Closes in on Trump

Pundits say Mueller could be targeting Kushner, Trump Jr., or Trump himself

(Newser) - Michael Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI is a "significant escalation" of Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump administration, the Washington Post reports. Flynn, as President Trump's former national security advisor, is the first person charged "who not only actually served in the White... More »

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