President Donald Trump spoke out about Jamal Khashoggi in a pool spray with reporters after his rally in Nevada on Saturday, and said he won’t be satisfied until he has answers on the killing. Trump was asked by a reporter if he was “satisfied” by the firing of some Saudi officials in connection with the murder of Khashoggi, a Saudi writer and dissident. The Saudi Arabian government claimed on Friday night that Khashoggi was killed in a fight at the consulate in Istanbul. “No, I’m not satisfied until we find the answer,” Trump said. “But it was a big first step. It was a good first step. But I want to get to the answer.” Trump continued by noting “we have $450 billion” of equipment “ordered from Saudi Arabia,” which he claimed is creating one million jobs (he previously said these deals would create 40,000 jobs). “That’s not helpful Continue reading "Trump on Saudi Explanation of Khashoggi Killing: ‘I’m Not Satisfied Until We Find the Answer’"
When Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman embarked on a tour of the United States earlier this year, he was met with a gushing welcome. At the time, the myth that the young prince was the kingdom’s grand “reformer” was at its peak, and M.B.S. was even treated to a dinner with American superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson at Rupert Murdoch‘s home in Los Angeles. Johnson even touted the encounter in a strange Instagram post, calling it a “historic night.” “An historic night it was. A pleasure to have a private dinner with the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, his royal family and distinguished cadre,” Johnson wrote. “Fascinating experience to hear his deep rooted, yet modern views on the world and certainly the positive growth he desires for his country.” In light of the murder of Saudi writer and dissident Jamal Continue reading "The Rock and CNN’s Oliver Darcy Spar Over Actor’s Dinner With Saudi Crown Prince"
CNN’s Chris Cuomo noted after his interview with Corey Lewandowski that Trump’s former campaign manager was incapable of criticizing the president over his widely-condemned cheering on of the assault of a reporter by Rep. Greg Gianforte. Cuomo, in an exchange Friday night with fellow CNN anchor Don Lemon, brought up Trump’s comments at a rally, which came amidst a search for answers in the suspected murder of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi. “It’s too soon to make fun of a guy who beats up a journalist,” Cuomo said. “It’s not even too soon,” Lemon replied, “why would you ever do that?” “The president of the United States should be held to a different standard than just about everyone else,” Lemon added. He pointed out the hypocrisy of Trump’s defenders decrying the rhetoric of Eric Holder but ignoring the words of the president. “The crowd loves it,” Cuomo added, before Continue reading "Chris Cuomo: Corey Lewandowski Refuses to Condemn Trump Because ‘He Knows Where He Bread is Buttered’"
New details are emerging about a blow up between top Trump administration officials over immigration on the southern border, as a caravan of Honduran immigrants makes its way north and border crossings are on the rise. It was reported on Thursday that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and National Security Adviser John Bolton got into a shouting match during an Oval Office discussion on the increase in border crossings. NBC News is now reporting that the fight was sparked by Bolton’s criticisms of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, included multiple F-bombs, and ended with Kelly storming out of the White House for the day. The argument was borne out of a dispute in how to handle the rising number of border crossings, leading to “an angry, profanity-laced exchange” between Bolton and Kelly. “During a meeting Thursday about the issue, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was explaining an Continue reading "Details Revealed From Bolton and Kelly’s Profane Fight Over Shutting Down Border: ‘I’m F*cking Out of Here’"
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Politico’s Annie Karni is out with a new profile of Hillary Clinton that assesses a conundrum for Democrats: the former secretary of state, senator and failed 2016 presidential candidate is “not going away.” Unlike previous losing presidential candidates who have retreated into obscurity for at least the first few years of their opponents’ administrations, Clinton has maintained a public profile, giving talks and interviews and penning op-eds about the current “democracy in crisis.” Karni reported for Politico that Clinton has begun making overtures to political reporters, “putting out the occasional feeler” to those on the Trump beat. And her recently announced 13-city speaking tour alongside Bill Clinton is sure to keep Hillary’s name in the headlines well into 2020 campaign season. The Politico story ends with a curious comment from Philippe Reines, Clinton’s longtime former adviser, proposing her as a 2020 presidential candidate. “It’s curious why Hillary Continue reading "Longtime Clinton Adviser Philippe Reines: Non-Zero Chance Hillary Runs in 2020"
President Donald Trump fired off tough words at Joe Biden at a rally on Thursday night, boasting he would knock him down faster than Rep. Greg Gianforte could, the Montana Republican who attacked a reporter during his campaign for Congress. After praising Gianforte for body slamming Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, a crime for which the lawmaker was just sentenced, Trump brought up his feud with former Vice President Biden. “How about Sleepy Joe Biden,” Trump said, while listing off his potential 2020 competitors. “Remember he challenged me to a fight.” “And when I said he wouldn’t last long, he’d be down faster than Greg would take him down,” Trump continued. “He’d be down so fast. Remember? Faster than Greg. I’d have to go very fast. I’d have to immediately connect.” During the 2016 campaign, Biden criticized Trump’s “disgusting assertion” about groping women on the access Hollywood Tape. “The Continue reading "Trump Talks Fighting Joe Biden: ‘He’d Be Down Faster’ Than Greg Gianforte Could ‘Take Him Down’"