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Trump's Border Wall Plan Sees a Hiccup

Judge says Trump can't build sections using money designated for military

(Newser) - A federal judge blocked President Trump this week from building sections of his long-sought border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency. US District Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. on Friday immediately halted the administration's efforts to redirect military-designated funds for wall construction, per the AP... More »

Barr Wins Unusual Power for His Own Investigation

Attorney general will be able to declassify documents

(Newser) - President Trump has given Attorney General Bill Barr the tools to "investigate the investigators"—by granting him sweeping powers to declassify documents and directing intelligence officials to cooperate with Barr. The attorney general has launched his own probe into the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in... More »

Trump Offers Farmers Caught in Trade War $16B in New Aid

A $12B package was announced last summer

(Newser) - With more than a dozen farmers at his side, President Trump announced a $16 billion aid package to compensate farmers for their losses in the trade war with China. "This support for farmers will be paid for by the billions of dollars the Treasury takes in" from China, he... More »

Pelosi: Here's Why Trump Really Canceled Our Meeting

He actually wants impeachment proceedings, House speaker claims

(Newser) - The latest volley from Nancy Pelosi: The House speaker says President Trump wants Democrats to start impeachment proceedings because it will distract the public from the scandals dogging his administration. That's why, she said Thursday, the president actually canceled his infrastructure meeting with her and Chuck Schumer Wednesday: he... More »

Tillerson's Take on Trump-Putin Meeting Infuriates Trump

President says it was Tillerson who was 'totally ill prepared'

(Newser) - Rex Tillerson was "totally ill prepared and ill equipped to be Secretary of State," according to the man who appointed him. President Trump's tweeted insults about Tillerson, whom he again referred to as "dumb as a rock" on Thursday, came after Tillerson told the House Foreign... More »

2 Big Decisions Don't Go Trump's Way

His tax returns, financial records may be closer to the light of day

(Newser) - New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from getting the president's federal filings, the AP reports. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly both approved the measures... More »

Trump Cancels Meeting Over Pelosi Slam

'I don't do cover-ups,' says president after House speaker's allegation

(Newser) - Nancy Pelosi and President Trump escalated their war of words on Wednesday. It began when the House speaker addressed reporters after a closed-door meeting of Democrats. "We believe that no one is above the law, including the president of the United States, and we believe the president of the... More »

AOC: 'We Have to Move Forward' With Impeachment

What Senate does is 'on them,' she says

(Newser) - Count Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez among the lawmakers ready to get the impeachment process rolling. The Democratic congresswoman took to Twitter on Tuesday to discuss the subject, though a line given to CNN arguably grabbed more headlines. Fox News reports that while speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, she was asked by... More »

McGahn Is a No-Show, and Now Come the Consequences

'We will hold this President accountable—one way or the other,' says House Judiciary chair

(Newser) - The lines were drawn Tuesday as former White House counsel Don McGahn defied a subpoena to testify in front of the House Judiciary committee, as expected . Also as expected, House Democrats indicated they would move to hold him in contempt. "Let me be clear. This committee will hear Mr.... More »

Judge Sides With Congress on Trump's Financial Records

Committee's reasons for wanting to see documents are ruled valid

(Newser) - A federal judge in Washington ruled Monday against President Trump in a financial records dispute with Congress. U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta, who was appointed by President Obama, said Trump cannot block a House subpoena of financial records, the AP reports. He said the Democratic-led House committee seeking the... More »

Don McGahn Could Be a Glaring No-Show Tomorrow

'NYT' reports Trump may tell him to defy a House subpoena

(Newser) - Former White House counsel Don McGahn is slated to appear before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday, but that may not come to pass. The New York Times is reporting by way of a source that the president intends to tell McGahn to defy the subpoena—and arm him with a... More »

Trump: I Don't Need Banks Because I Have Cash

President fires back at 'New York Times' over negative story

(Newser) - The New York Times wrote a story critical of President Trump's dealings with Deutsche Bank, and now the president is firing back. In Monday morning tweets, Trump rejected the notion that banks have been leery of working with him—instead, he says he's been so successful in business... More »

Report: Trump, Kushner Bank Transactions Raised Red Flags

Sources say Deutsche Bank decided not to inform feds of staff recommendations

(Newser) - Transactions linked to President Trump and his son-in-law raised red flags in a Deutsche Bank computer system designed to detect money laundering in 2016 and 2017, but the bank decided not to act, reports the New York Times , citing "five current and former bank employees." The sources, including... More »

Trump: War Would Be 'Official End of Iran'

'Never threaten the United States again!'

(Newser) - President Trump warned Iran early on Monday not to threaten the United States again or it'll face its "official end," shortly after a rocket landed near the US Embassy in Baghdad overnight. Trump's tweet comes after he seemingly sought to soften his tone on Iran following... More »

Buttigieg: I Don't Care About 'Grotesque' Trump Tweets

Trump complains about Fox giving candidate airtime

(Newser) - President Trump has claimed that Pete Buttigieg is the Democratic 2020 hopeful he is "rooting for"—but that doesn't mean he wants to see him on his TV. "Hard to believe that @FoxNews wasting airtime on Mayor Pete, as Chris Wallace likes to call him,... More »

Trump Splits With New Abortion Laws

President makes first reference to new legislation, backs exceptions for rape, incest, mother's life

(Newser) - President Trump appeared to disagree with provisions of the new anti-abortion laws approved in several states recently. "I am strongly Pro-Life," Trump tweeted Saturday night, "with the three exceptions — Rape, Incest and protecting the Life of the mother." It was the president's first reference... More »

'Immigration Knife Fight' Breaks Out at White House

Stephen Miller wanted someone else to lead ICE, officials say

(Newser) - President Trump's right-hand man on immigration tried another shakeup at Homeland Security this week and triggered a behind-the-scenes battle—one so vicious that an aide called it an "immigration knife fight." Per administration officials, Stephen Miller objected to President Trump naming former FBI official Mark Morgan as... More »

Author's Snark to Give Trump to the Saudis Irks Maher Viewers

Fran Lebowitz later expressed 'regret' for remarks, says 'everyone misinterpreted' things

(Newser) - A guest on Bill Maher's HBO show this week has walked back remarks she made about President Trump that tied to a murdered journalist. Deadline and Fox News report 68-year-old author Fran Lebowitz sat on Maher's stage Friday and took part in a discussion about Trump's time... More »

War With Iran? 'I Hope Not,' Says Trump

Diplomats move to de-escalate situation

(Newser) - Going to war with Iran is not on the to-do list of President Trump, officials say. Sources tell the New York Times that the president—who strongly criticized America's Middle East entanglements during his 2016 campaign—told Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan during a Wednesday morning briefing that he... More »

Here's How Much Trump Made in 2018

Financial disclosure released

(Newser) - Revenue from President Donald Trump's sprawling business empire largely held steady last year amid his turbulent presidency, according to his financial disclosure Thursday, with a drop in business at his Mar-a-Lago resort and small gains at his Washington hotel and Doral golf club. The mixed bag provided validation to... More »

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