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Trump Throws Cold Water on Venezuelan Cryptocurrency

The president has banned all Americans from using the so-called 'petro' coins

(Newser) - The Venezuelan government hopes its oil-backed cryptocurrency will help right the nation's flailing economy, but a move by President Trump may complicate the bid to outmaneuver US sanctions. Trump on Monday issued an executive order immediately banning all use by Americans of Venezuela's "petro" currency. Per the... More »

Former CIA Director to Trump: 'America Will Triumph Over You'

John Brennan calls out Trump for firing FBI deputy director

(Newser) - The onetime FBI deputy director long scorned by President Trump and just fired by the attorney general kept personal memos describing interactions with the president that are similar to the notes compiled by dismissed FBI chief James Comey. The AP learned of the notes by Andrew McCabe from a person... More »

Trump's New Economic Adviser Has Surprising Opinions on Tariffs

Sources say Larry Kudlow has accepted role replacing Gary Cohn

(Newser) - Gary Cohn resigned as President Trump's top economic adviser earlier this month over his opposition to Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs . So it stands to reason that the president's choice to replace Cohn ... also opposes those tariffs. Sources tell CNN that Trump has offered the top position... More »

Trump May Try to Halt Stormy Daniels Interview

Lawyers for the president reportedly want a legal injunction

(Newser) - Adult film actress Stormy Daniels sat for an interview with the revered TV newsmagazine 60 Minutes, but you'll never get to see it if President Trump's lawyers get their way. That's per s Saturday report from BuzzFeed . "We understand from well-placed sources [attorneys] are preparing to... More »

Fox News 'Absolutely' Key in Getting Trump to Pardon Sailor

Kristian Saucier took pictures of classified area on nuclear submarine

(Newser) - Despite it getting dragged by the Justice Department and dismissed by a judge, lawyers for Kristian Saucier have proven that a legal argument consisting of "Well, what about Hillary Clinton though?" is a great first step toward a presidential pardon. CBS News reports Saucier, a former Navy sailor, served... More »

Judge Has Some Twitter Advice for Trump to End Lawsuit

'Isn't the answer he just mutes the person he finds personally offensive?'

(Newser) - A judge recommended Thursday that President Trump mute rather than block some of his critics from following him on Twitter to resolve a First Amendment lawsuit, the AP reports. US District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald suggested a settlement as the preferred outcome after hearing lawyers argue whether it's constitutional... More »

Trump, Kim Jong Un Agree to Unprecedented Meeting

South Korean official says meeting will happen 'by May'

(Newser) - In a startling development, North Korea says it will halt its nuclear weapons program and Kim Jong Un will meet with President Trump in the coming months, the Washington Post reports. "[Kim] expressed his eagerness to meet President Trump as soon as possible,” Chung Eui-yong told reporters Thursday... More »

Trump Calls Gary Cohn a 'Globalist' in Farewell Meeting

But president says chief economic adviser could return in new role

(Newser) - President Trump bid farewell to Gary Cohn on Thursday, two days after the chief economic adviser resigned, while leaving the door open for Cohn to return to the White House in the future. "He's been terrific," Business Insider quotes Trump as saying during Cohn's final Cabinet... More »

Michael Cohen Got Restraining Order to Keep Stormy Daniels Quiet

Apparently, it didn't work

(Newser) - President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, got a restraining order against Stormy Daniels last month in an attempt to keep the adult film star from speaking out about her alleged 2006 affair with Trump, the New York Times reports. The temporary Feb. 27 order, obtained in a private arbitration... More »

Steel Plant Restarting Due to Trump's Proposed Tariffs

But experts still predict damage to US economy

(Newser) - US Steel Corp says it will soon restart a blast furnace in Illinois that has been cold for over two years thanks to the 25% tariff on imported steel announced by President Trump last week, Politico reports. US Steel President David Burritt blames "unending waves of unfairly traded steel... More »

Report: Bank Flagged Trump Lawyer's Payment to Stormy Daniels

Plus, lawyer complained he wasn't reimbursed: 'WSJ'

(Newser) - For the first time, insiders are linking President Trump to a $130,000 payment his personal attorney made to former porn star Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 election. Michael Cohen has claimed Trump wasn't involved in the payment wired from an account at First Republic Bank, which reportedly... More »

Trump Threatens New Tariffs Against US Allies in Tweet

'We will simply apply a Tax on their Cars which freely pour into the U.S.'

(Newser) - A full-blown trade war is looking ever more likely with President Trump threatening US allies upset with the tariffs on steel and aluminum imports he announced just days earlier, USA Today reports. "If the E.U. wants to further increase their already massive tariffs and barriers on U.S.... More »

Trump Trying to Sabotage Top Infrastructure Project: Report

Sources say president is urging lawmakers to deny funding to NY-NJ rail tunnel

(Newser) - President Trump is suddenly opposing what is widely seen as one of the most important infrastructure projects in the country, at least in part, because he's mad at Sen. Chuck Schumer, sources tell the New York Times . The Gateway project is a $30 billion plan to build a new... More »

Trump: Baldwin's Impression 'Agony' for Viewers

After actor says it's an 'agony' to impersonate the president

(Newser) - It's Trump vs. Baldwin, one more time. President Trump went after his most famous impersonator Friday after Alec Baldwin said some unflattering things to the Hollywood Reporter . While discussing his new show, Sundays With Alec Baldwin, the actor said it was "agony" for him to portray a person... More »

White House Losing Another High-Profile Member: Report

Sources say HR McMaster will be replaced as Trump's national security adviser

(Newser) - A day after Hope Hicks announced her resignation from the White House, "five people familiar with the discussions" say the Trump administration will be losing yet another high-profile member. In an exclusive report, NBC News states the White House will be replacing HR McMaster as national security adviser. The... More »

Dow Craters as Trump Says He'll Impose Big Tariffs

Market drops 500 after president's move on steel and aluminum imports

(Newser) - President Trump announced new tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum—25% and 10% respectively—on Thursday, leading some experts to fear a global trade war, the New York Times reports. "Our Steel and Aluminum industries ... have been decimated by decades of unfair trade and bad policy with countries... More »

What Hope Hicks' Departure Means

Reactions to the resignation of the latest White House communications director

(Newser) - Hope Hicks is out: She's the fourth White House communications director to resign during President Trump's tenure, and she was also one of the president's closest and most long-standing aides. At the Washington Post , Jennifer Rubin calls the timing of Hicks' departure "curious," given that... More »

Trump Punishes State by Giving It Exactly What It Wants

Trump threatens to withhold border wall from California, which sued to stop it

(Newser) - President Trump says California won't get its border wall until the entirety of the wall is approved for construction. California is almost certainly OK with that. “I have decided that sections of the Wall that California wants built NOW will not be built until the whole Wall is... More »

Dem Rebuttal Memo to GOP Memo Released

'...failed to uncover any evidence of illegal, unethical, or unprofessional behavior'

(Newser) - The classified Democratic memo written in response to the classified Republican memo released three weeks ago has itself now been released after getting the go-ahead from President Trump on Saturday, CNN reports. The GOP memo prepared by Rep. Devin Nunes claimed the FBI abused its powers when it secured surveillance... More »

Trump: Armed Teacher 'Would Have Shot the Hell Out of Him'

President goes 'off script' during lengthy speech at CPAC

(Newser) - “You don’t mind if I go off script a little bit?” President Trump asked the audience Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Time reports the president, admitting his prepared remarks were "a little boring," mostly ignored the teleprompter (including a segment on new North Korean... More »

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