President Donald Trump has become notorious for his ongoing stream of inflammatory Twitter tirades, but CNN’s Don Lemon has no hope that his staffers will ever be able to rein him in.
During the start of his broadcast Thursday evening, Lemon caught up with colleague Chris Cuomo and the two discussed the commander in chief’s latest social media attack targeting Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Cuomo appeared stunned by Trump’s post falsely claiming Mueller served the Obama administration for eight years, stating, “I can’t believe that the men and women around this man let him tweet the things that he does when they have to know the minute they look at them, the minute they hear the idea, this is going to hurt us.”
“Him saying that Mueller served under Obama for eight years, it’s just not true, and there’s no reason for him to double the amount of time that Continue reading "Don Lemon Doubts Trump’s Twitter Tirades Can Be Reined In: ‘He’s a Grown A– Man,’ How Can You Stop Him?"
An EPA official appointed by President Donald Trump has been arrested on criminal ethics charges stemming from his alleged violations of Alabama ethics laws.
Trey Glenn, regional director for EPA’s southeast region, was indicted on Tuesday.
AL.com reported then:
A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted the Southeast regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and a former Alabama Environmental Management Commissioner for violating state ethics laws.
Charges include multiple violations of Alabama’s Ethics Act, including soliciting a thing of value from a principal, lobbyist or subordinate, and receiving money in addition that received in one’s official capacity, according to the Alabama Ethics Commission.
Glenn was arrested on Thursday and booked into the Jefferson County Jail. He was released an hour later after posting bond.
His first court appearance has not yet been set.
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Amid a flurry of speculation over the potential exit of President Donald Trump‘s Chief of Staff John Kelly, White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp attempted to put the rumors to rest.
During a conversation with The Washington Post‘s Robert Costa for the publication’s Thursday talk titled “A New Era of Women in Politics,” Schlapp was asked whether Kelly was “leaving soon,” and appeared to answer directly.
“No,” she said. “I mean, the president has a great relationship with Gen. Kelly. The one thing Gen. Kelly has brought to the staff is a lot of the putting in processes in place when it Continue reading "White House Spox Mercedes Schlapp Gives John Kelly Vote of Confidence: He’s With Us ‘At This Point’"
Kicking off a panel discussion Thursday on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s lengthy probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, CNN’s Jake Tapper gave President Donald Trump an ominous message.
“It’s snowing in Washington, D.C. today,” Tapper said. “Yes, Mr. President, winter is coming.”
The anchor then cited the commander in chief’s rage-filled tweet earlier that morning, claiming “the inner workings of the Mueller investigation are a total mess.”
Political analyst Jackie Kucinich told Tapper that could be an indication of Trump’s mindset as he prepares to submit answers to Mueller’s questions.
“We know he’s going through the questions from Mueller, and it seems like he’s walking down memory lane, and he doesn’t like the scenery, and so that might explain why we’re seeing the throwbacks to the campaign and to his old material in these tweets,” she said.
David Urban, a former senior adviser to Continue reading "Jake Tapper, CNN Panel Debate if Mueller Probe is Nearing End: ‘Yes, Mr. President, Winter is Coming’"
Someone might want to check and see if Donald Trump knows that the stealth capabilities of an F-35 fighter jet aren’t the same thing as a cloaking device.
The president gave a speech from the White House on Thursday in which he spoke about providing support for veterans and military families. But at one point, Trump went on a tangent about his admiration for America’s military aircraft, especially the F-35.
“Just gave out a tremendous order for brand new F-35’s. They are stealth. You can’t see them, other than this, they are easy to beat. I said to one of the pilots, ‘how good are these?’ He said, ‘sir, the problem is you can’t see them when you fight them.’ I said ‘that sounds like a big advantage.’ They said ‘it’s an awfully big advantage.’ Incredible equipment.”
President Donald Trump is set to give a speech at the White House on Thursday on “veterans and military families.”
The speech is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. EST. It comes as Trump takes fire for a series of missteps critics say have demonstrated a lack of patriotism. He skipped out on a visit to a veterans’ cemetery where Americans are buried in France on the 100 year anniversary of WWI because of rain, and then skipped out on a visit to Arlington Cemetery on Veterans Day. That criticism has Trump enraged, according to reports.
Watch live above, via The White House.
Donald Trump‘s legal team is defending his administration’s banishment of CNN Jim Acosta by saying the president has complete authority to ban all reporters from the White House for any reason.
Lawyers for CNN and the White House appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly on Wednesday for a hearing on the network’s lawsuit over Acosta’s revoked press pass. Politico reports CNN is arguing that Acosta’s ban violates his First and Fifth Amendment rights, while Deputy Assistant Attorney General James Turnham argued for Trump by saying he has “broad discretion” over which reporters get let in.
“If the president wants to exclude all reporters from the White House grounds, he has the authority to do that,” said Burnham. “There’s no First Amendment right.”
Burnham also used the hearing to argue that Acosta’s “disruptive” behavior and recent verbal clash with Trump justify the confiscation of his hard Continue reading "Trump’s Defense in CNN Lawsuit: He Has Authority to Ban All Reporters From White House"