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Deal or No Deal, 'Wall Will Get Built'

Ahead of meeting with Democrats, Trump claims progress on wall has hindered migrants

(Newser) - President Trump's Tuesday meeting with Democratic leaders to negotiate funding for his proposed border wall should be interesting given that Trump started the morning by claiming work is already well underway and will be fully completed regardless of what Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi have to say. "If... More »

Here Is the Shortlist for Person of the Year

At least in the eyes of Time magazine

(Newser) - Time will choose its Person of the Year on Tuesday, and a short list out Monday has the usual suspects, along with a few surprises. The person (or group) will be announced during the Today program. Here are the 10 finalists:
  • President Trump
  • Robert Mueller
  • Jamal Khashoggi
  • Christine Blasey Ford
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WaPo Creates New Fact-Check Category for Trump

Newspaper introduces the 'Bottomless Pinocchio'

(Newser) - The Fact Checker blog of the Washington Post has just added a brand-new category to rank what it sees as the more egregious of lies, and only one person in the world has managed to qualify so far: President Trump. What's more, he's done so 14 times, according... More »

Trump Defends 'Simple Private Transaction'

Refers to payments to women, as prosecutors focus on his family business

(Newser) - Michael Cohen will be sentenced Wednesday, largely bringing an end to his personal involvement in the Robert Mueller investigation. But as the New York Times reports, the cooperation he provided will likely continue to mean trouble for the president's family business, the Trump Organization. For example, the newspaper says... More »

Rumored John Kelly Replacement Is Quitting

Nick Ayers won't be chief of staff after all

(Newser) - President Trump's top pick to replace chief of staff John Kelly, Nick Ayers, is no longer expected to fill the role, the AP reports. Ayers, who is chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence, was seen as the favorite for the job when Trump announced Saturday that Kelly... More »

Rep. Schiff Talks 'Jail Time'

And more around the Sunday dial

(Newser) - With prosecutors saying President Trump arranged illegal payments during the 2016 campaign, Rep. Adam Schiff adds a thought: "There's a very real prospect that on the day Donald Trump leaves office, the Justice Department may indict him," he says on CBS' Face the Nation, per Slate . "... More »

Nixon Lawyer: Expect Impeachment Proceedings

John Dean says Congress has 'little choice' but to get them started

(Newser) - President Trump suggests that the flurry of late court filings Friday related to the Robert Mueller investigation "totally clears" him . But a man with familiarity in such things has a different view: "I think what this totality of today's filings show (is) that the House is going... More »

Trump, 'Totally Cleared'? George Conway Reacts

Kellyanne Conway's husband fires off a missive

(Newser) - "Totally cleared"? That was President Trump's take on news about sentencing recommendations for his ex-attorney, Michael Cohen—but Kellyanne Conway's husband sees it his own way, reports the Huffington Post . To recap: "Totally clears the president. Thank you!" the president tweeted after federal prosecutors... More »

President Trump: 'Stop Calling' John Kelly 'for Anything'

The chief of staff is finally departing

(Newser) - It's official: John Kelly is leaving the White House. "John Kelly will be leaving toward the end of the year," said President Trump while heading out for the Army-Navy game Saturday, USA Today reports. Rumors had been swirling after White House sources said Kelly was on his... More »

'Ebullient Officer' Is Trump's Pick for Joint Chiefs of Staff

President nominates Gen. Mark Milley to be the new chair

(Newser) - He teased the news Friday, and on the next day, President Trump made it official: Mark Milley has earned his nomination to be the new chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, per the Hill . The announcement came early Saturday on Twitter, with Trump announcing the four-star general would be... More »

Mueller Filing Cites Offer of 'Political Synergy.' Trump: 'No Collusion'

Documents drop on Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen in Russia probe

(Newser) - All eyes were on three new filings related to the Russia probe, dropped Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller's team and New York prosecutors, and related to two men: former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort and ex-Trump attorney Michael Cohen . One person seemingly not fazed by the details: the... More »

She Has Made Trump's Bed, and She's Undocumented

'NYT' talks to woman who says she worked as undocumented employee at NJ golf club

(Newser) - Victorina Morales knows she stands a good chance of getting fired, or even deported, after speaking to the New York Times about her time as a housekeeper for President Trump's golf club in Bedminster, NJ. But the Guatemalan native says Trump's comments against Latin American immigrants, as well... More »

On What May Be a Big Mueller Day, Trump Unloads

President unleashes tweetstorm ahead of court filings on Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen

(Newser) - Those paying attention to the particulars of the Robert Mueller investigation are keeping an eye on two big court filings Friday, developments that might shed important light on where he's at. In the bigger one, Mueller must explain to a judge why he believes former Trump campaign manager Paul... More »

N. Korea Is Denuclearizing? Not According to These Images

Satellite pics shows possible new missile site near border with China

(Newser) - People lie, satellite images don't—hence why the US and South Korea are closely monitoring a new suspected missile site near North Korea's central border with China. The facility in Hoejung-ni, "one of the most likely sites for deploying intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United... More »

China Starts to Open Up on What It Agreed to Do

Confirms there is a 90-day window for trade talks

(Newser) - Though US markets are closed Wednesday in honor of former President George HW Bush, after Tuesday's 800-point plunge investors will be looking for hints as to what to expect Thursday morning, and all eyes are on China. Tuesday's sell-off was sparked by uncertainty over what exactly Trump and... More »

Mueller Filing Suggests Harsh Punishment for Probe Thwarters

CNN suggests Trump could be of that number

(Newser) - President Trump ought to be worried by special counsel Robert Mueller's Tuesday court filing describing Michael Flynn's "substantial" help in the probe into Russian election interference, CNN reports, highlighting one line in particular. "Senior government leaders should be held to the highest standards," Mueller writes... More »

Mueller Reveals Flynn's Cooperation Was 'Substantial'

He recommends no prison time for Trump's former national security adviser

(Newser) - President Trump's former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel's Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn't do any prison time, according to a court filing Tuesday that describes Michael Flynn's cooperation as "substantial." The filing by special counsel Robert... More »

Trump Lawyers Ask Court to Hit Stormy Daniels With Fines

They say she should pay $780K for failed defamation suit

(Newser) - Lawyers for President Trump asked a court Monday for nearly $800,000 in lawyers' fees and penalties from porn actress Stormy Daniels for a failed defamation lawsuit against him. Attorney Charles Harder defended ringing up a nearly $390,000 legal bill for the president and asked for an equal amount... More »

Trump Salutes Bush's Casket at the Capitol

Melania put her hand over her heart

(Newser) - President Trump paid his respects Monday after George HW Bush arrived at the Capitol for the final time . The 45th president—who skipped an earlier service—visited the 41st president as he was lying in state, the AP reports. The president, who traveled down Pennsylvania Avenue in a motorcade, saluted... More »

Trump: Cohen Should Be More Like Roger Stone

President wishes Cohen a long sentence, praises Stone for vowing not to testify

(Newser) - President Trump on Monday highlighted a contrast between a former ally and a current one, and he hopes the former ally spends a long time in prison. The man he wants to see in jail is Michael Cohen, who is cooperating with Robert Mueller's investigation after taking a plea... More »

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