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Trump's Tweets on Mueller Have Republicans Worried

Some think the president is moving closer to firing the special counsel

(Newser) - It's been a busy weekend on the Robert Mueller front thanks to the firing of Andrew McCabe , and both Politico and the AP are taking note of a potentially big development: President Trump is now going after Mueller directly in tweets. The president has previously complained about the investigation... More »

Trump Rips 'Fake Memos'

Andrew McCabe 'never took notes when he was with me'

(Newser) - President Trump is raising doubts about whether former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe kept personal memos outlining McCabe's interactions with the president. McCabe was fired Friday by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump tweeted Sunday: "Spent very little time with Andrew McCabe, but he never took notes when he... More »

One Ohio Man Has No Clue What's Going On in the World

And intentionally: Erik Hagerman blocks out all news, from politics to mass shootings

(Newser) - It's a list worth quoting (and we'll add Stormy Daniels to it): "James Comey. Russia. Robert Mueller. Las Vegas. The travel ban. 'Alternative facts.' Pussy hats. Scaramucci. Parkland. Big nuclear buttons. Roy Moore." These are all things Erik Hagerman has zero knowledge of, writes... More »

Trump's Lawyer: Stormy Daniels Could Be on the Hook for $20M

In a court filing, claims she violated the NDA some 20 times

(Newser) - The latest development in the Stormy Daniels saga: Michael Cohen, the lawyer for President Trump who paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 after she signed a nondisclosure agreement related to her alleged affair with Trump, now says she could owe $20 million in damages. That's based on Cohen's allegations,... More »

Trump's 'Bowling Ball Test' Causes a Lot of Confusion

White House insists he was joking about Japan practice on American autos

(Newser) - President Trump regaled political donors this week with a strange story about a "bowling ball test" that he says Japan uses to unfairly block imports of American cars. "That’s where they take a bowling ball from 20 feet up in the air and they drop it on... More »

Report: White House Aides Betting on Who'll Be Axed Next

The smart money might be on HR McMaster

(Newser) - The rate of firings in the White House will soon exceed anything seen on Celebrity Apprentice, reports the Washington Post , citing "five people with knowledge" of President Trump's plans. The sources say that as part of a shake-up, Trump has decided to get rid of National Security Adviser... More »

Report: Trump Aide Lost Job Over Gambling Habit

John McEntee bet tens of thousands at a time, sources say

(Newser) - One of President Trump's longest-serving aides was fired and escorted off the White House grounds so quickly Tuesday that he didn't have time to get his jacket. Sources tell the Washington Post and the Wall Street Journal that John McEntee, 27, was fired after being denied a security... More »

NYT: Mueller Subpoenas Trump's Business

President had previously warned special counsel about this 'red line'

(Newser) - A new subpoena issued by Robert Mueller may be approaching a "red line" President Trump has warned him not to cross. The New York Times reports that the special counsel has subpoenaed the Trump Organization for documents, including some related to Russia. Trump has previously warned that he didn'... More »

FBI's McCabe Is to Retire Sunday. He Might Be Fired First

Bye bye pension?

(Newser) - Though he's left his Justice Department post, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe's retirement doesn't technically take effect until Sunday, when he becomes eligible for a full pension. And perhaps it won't at all. Sources say the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility has recommended McCabe... More »

Trump: I Told Trudeau He Was Wrong, but Really 'I Had No Idea'

President recounts to fundraisers his debate on deficits

(Newser) - President Trump on Wednesday gave fundraisers a little insight into his negotiating tactics when face to face with fellow world leaders. The Washington Post has audio from Trump's fundraising speech in Missouri in which the president recounts a meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. "Trudeau came to... More »

Trump Lawyer's Claim 'Utter Fiction,' Says Daniels' Lawyer

A Trump Organization attorney has been linked to adult film actress's case

(Newser) - Yet another twist in the Stormy Daniels case: Newly released documents link a Trump Organization lawyer to an agreement to block the adult film star from discussing her alleged affair with President Trump, NBC News reports. Assistant general counsel Jill Martin filed a document as part of confidential arbitration proceedings... More »

Trump Claims Credit for 'Space Force' Idea

'What a great idea, maybe we'll have to do that'

(Newser) - SpaceX founder Elon Musk cut through the excitement surrounding future travel to Mars Monday, noting "it's difficult, dangerous," and there's a "good chance you will die." A day later, President Trump appeared more optimistic, claiming Americans will reach Mars "very soon" and touting... More »

Embattled VA Secretary May Be on the Way Out

President considers replacing him with Rick Perry, insiders say

(Newser) - President Donald Trump is considering ousting embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, who has faced an insurgency within his department and fresh allegations that he used a member of his security detail to run personal errands, the AP reports. Trump has floated the notion of moving Energy Secretary Rick Perry... More »

Tillerson Got a Warning: 'You May Get a Tweet'

Fired secretary of state says he'll return to private life as 'proud American'

(Newser) - Right on the heels of the news that Rex Tillerson was out as secretary of state came the news that Tillerson didn't know he was out as secretary of state and only learned that CIA Director Mike Pompeo was replacing him when the rest of the world did. Tillerson... More »

Trump's Personal Assistant Is Escorted From White House

John McEntee fired from White House post, then hired by the Trump campaign

(Newser) - Another White House departure is making headlines Tuesday, and it's one that President Trump won't be happy about. The president's personal assistant, John McEntee, was abruptly fired and escorted out of the White House over some kind of security clearance issue, reports the Wall Street Journal . White... More »

Notary in Trump-Daniels Agreement in Hot Water

Texas authorities aren't sure the nondisclosure deal was properly authorized

(Newser) - Stormy Daniels's offer to return the $130,000 she received in a nondisclosure agreement about President Trump has led to a new wave of coverage of their alleged affair. In one new twist, authorities in Texas are investigating whether the notary public who authorized the 2016 agreement did so... More »

Rex Tillerson Is Out as Secretary of State

Trump is replacing him with CIA chief Mike Pompeo

(Newser) - Another White House staffing bombshell: Rex Tillerson, who has had a rocky public relationship with President Trump, is out as secretary of state, reports the Washington Post . Trump is replacing him with CIA chief Mike Pompeo, a move the president himself confirmed on Twitter: Pompeo "will do a fantastic... More »

Hillary Clinton: US Didn't 'Deserve' a Trump Victory

Says she won the forward-looking parts of the country

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton told an audience in India that the United States did not "deserve" Donald Trump's presidency and that these are "perilous times." The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate spoke over the weekend at a conference in Mumbai, per the AP . "I won the places that... More »

Arnold Accuses Oil Companies of 'Knowingly Killing' People

Schwarzenegger says he's going after Big Oil for 'first-degree murder'

(Newser) - Like Big Tobacco, Big Oil has been complicit in "knowingly killing people all over the world," due to the global warming caused by fossil fuels, and they're about to be held accountable for it, per one of California's most high-profile ex-governors. Arnold Schwarzenegger recorded a live... More »

Stormy Daniels: I'll Reimburse Trump So I Can Discuss Affair

Daniels offers to pay back $130K to nullify nondisclosure agreement

(Newser) - We could soon be hearing much, much more about the alleged Donald Trump-Stormy Daniels affair if the adult film actress has her way. Daniels, real name Stephanie Clifford, has offered to return the $130,000 she was paid not to talk about her alleged affair with the now-president in exchange... More »

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