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Could Trump Tower End Up on 'Barack Obama Avenue'?

That's what 130K petition signers want

(Newser) - Trump Tower's current address is 725 5th Avenue in New York City. But if thousands of petitioners have their way, it will be 725 President Barack H. Obama Avenue, the Huffington Post reports. More than 130,000 people have so far signed a MoveOn.org petition to rename the... More »

Gillibrand: 'Brave' Isn't Winning Right Now

Senator announces she's officially in, first speech as candidate will be in front of president's marquee

(Newser) - New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand formally joined the 2020 White House race on Sunday and previewed the hard line she will take against President Trump by announcing a rally outside one of his signature Manhattan properties. She had spent more than a month traveling the country to gauge support for... More »

Blackwater Founder Admits to Trump Tower Meeting

Erik Prince is the first to acknowledge it happened

(Newser) - Blackwater founder Erik Prince may have played a role in the Trump presidential campaign after all. Speaking Friday to Al Jazeera, Prince admitted to attending a controversial 2016 Trump Tower meeting to "talk about Iran policy"—a fact he left out when talking to the House Intelligence Committee... More »

Cohen: These Documents Will Lead You to Trump's Lawyer

The president's former lawyer hands over his false statement to Congress

(Newser) - Michael Cohen turned over documents to the House intelligence committee on Wednesday that show edits to a false written statement he gave to the panel in 2017 about a Trump real estate project in Moscow, the AP reports. Cohen provided the documents in a closed-door interview with the panel, according... More »

Report: Democratic Theory on Don Jr. Calls Proved Wrong

He didn't get a call from his father before Trump Tower meeting

(Newser) - A Democratic theory on Donald Trump Jr.'s infamous Trump Tower meeting with a group of Russians has been proved wrong, sources tell CNN . The insiders say records provided to the Senate Intelligence Committee show mysterious calls from Trump Jr. to "blocked" private numbers before and after the... More »

Rudy Giuliani Walks Back Startling Moscow Claim

He said Trump Tower timeline was 'hypothetical'

(Newser) - For the second time in the space of a week, Rudy Giuliani has found himself walking back his own startling statements. Giuliani, President Trump's personal attorney, said Monday that comments he had made to the New York Times the day before about Trump Tower Moscow were "hypothetical."... More »

Report: Putin Was Almost Given $50M Trump Tower Penthouse

Business associate thought it would lure oligarchs

(Newser) - While Donald Trump was still a presidential candidate, his company was considering giving Vladimir Putin a huge and very symbolic gift, reports BuzzFeed , which cites multiple sources—including the business associate who came up with the plan. Longtime Trump Organization business associate Felix Sater says the plan was to give... More »

Illinois AG Sues, Says Trump Tower Ignores Clean Water Laws

Cooling with Chicago River waters requires permit, environmental impact report: suit

(Newser) - Illinois' attorney general has announced a lawsuit accusing Trump Tower in Chicago of violating federal environmental laws through its use of the Chicago River in a move the Trump Organization claims is "motivated by politics." Per NBC News and the AP , the 92-story residential building and hotel pulls... More »

Trump's Defense of Don Jr. Meeting Puzzles Analysts

He admits it was to gather information on Clinton

(Newser) - President Trump defended Donald Trump Jr.'s controversial 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer Sunday—but he did so in a way that left analysts as puzzled as ever. Trump tweeted that stories he was concerned about a meeting his "wonderful son" had in Trump Tower were a... More »

Giuliani Explains His Media Blitz About Trump 'Collusion'

Says he was trying to deflate a 'NYT' story; also, Trump says 'collusion is not a crime'

(Newser) - Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani made the case in public interviews Monday that "collusion is not a crime." On Tuesday, Trump echoed the point: "Collusion is not a crime, but that doesn't matter because there was No Collusion (except by Crooked Hillary and the Democrats)!" he... More »

Report: Cohen Says Trump Knew About Infamous Meeting

Trump allegedly approved Trump Tower meeting with Russians

(Newser) - Michael Cohen has some bombshell news about the Trump family's pre-election contacts with Russians and he's willing to talk to Robert Mueller about it, CNN reports, citing "sources with knowledge." The sources say Trump, despite his repeated denials, knew in advance about a June 2016 meeting... More »

Big Dump: 2.5K Pages About 2016 Trump Tower Meeting

Senate Judiciary Committee released testimony, exhibits Wednesday morning

(Newser) - "These materials, taken in their entirety, provide the most complete public picture of the events surrounding the meeting to date," said Sen. Chuck Grassley in a statement Wednesday morning, per the BBC . Their entirety is a substantial one: The Senate Judiciary Committee released 2,500 pages of testimony... More »

Trump's Old Sprinkler Views Re-Emerge After Deadly Fire

As a developer, he once fought against tough NYC measure

(Newser) - One big factor in a deadly fire at Trump Tower over the weekend in New York City is drawing a lot of attention: The 50th-floor apartment that burned had no sprinkler system, though that was perfectly legal. The city passed a law requiring sprinklers in high-rises in 1999, but only... More »

1 Dead in Blaze at Trump Tower

(Newser) - A raging fire that tore through a 50th-floor apartment at Trump Tower killed a man inside and sent flames and thick, black smoke pouring from windows of the president's namesake skyscraper. New York Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said the cause of Saturday's blaze is not yet known but... More »

Secret Service Spotted Fire Atop Trump Tower

2 were injured by the rooftop blaze

(Newser) - New York City fire officials say a fire in Trump Tower's heating and air conditioning system injured two people and caused smoke to billow from the roof. The Fire Department of New York says the fire started around 7am Monday at the building that contains President Trump's home... More »

3 Members of Congress Arrested at Trump Tower

They were part of a protest against Trump's immigration policies

(Newser) - Three Democratic members of Congress have been arrested at a protest outside Trump Tower, the AP reports. US Reps Raul Grijalva, of Arizona; Luis Gutierrez, of Illinois; and Adriano Espaillat, of New York, were among a small group of demonstrators who sat down in the street on Fifth Avenue Tuesday... More »

Report: Moscow Trump Tower Was Discussed Amid Campaign

Real estate deal apparently fell through, per 'WaPo' report

(Newser) - "Can you believe two guys from Brooklyn are going to elect a president?" That's a paraphrased remark in a November 2015 email from a Russian-born real estate developer to Trump Organization exec Michael Cohen, which the Washington Post reports was part of the business' effort to develop a... More »

Thousands Protest Trump's Return to Trump Tower

'Feels good to be home,' he tweets

(Newser) - President Trump was back in his own bed Monday night for the first time since taking office—but not everybody in his hometown was pleased to see him back. Thousands of protesters, some holding signs denouncing the violence in Charlottesville, gathered along Fifth Avenue ahead of the president's return... More »

Secret Service Now Stuck in Trailer Outside Trump Tower

They couldn't agree on lease terms with Trump Organization

(Newser) - The agency tasked with protecting President Trump and his family has had to leave a command post amid a lease dispute with the Trump Organization. The Secret Service vacated its command post in Trump Tower, in a unit one floor below the president's apartment, to a trailer on the... More »

Woman From China Said to Be Mystery Buyer of Trump Childhood Home

Trump Birth House LLC spent $2.14M for the Jamaica Estates abode

(Newser) - Someone has agreed to hand over $2.14 million for President Trump's childhood home in Queens—and an unnamed neighbor tells the New York Times she's witnessed suited-up people pulling up to the Jamaica Estates home in black luxury SUVs and speaking Chinese since the secretive deal went... More »

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