REPORT: Jared Kushner Seeking Chinese Real Estate Deal While Advising Father-In-Law Trump

Jared_Kushner-650x433The New York Times dropped a report today indicating that President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was “nearing agreement on a joint venture” with a huge Chinese financial company, Anbang Insurance Group, for the redevelopment of a piece of Manhattan real estate Kushner’s company owns. At the same time Kushner is negotiating this major project with a company that has expressed hope that Trump’s election would be good for their global business, Kushner is being leaned on as an adviser for the incoming POTUS and he has hired a law firm to see how he can comply with ethics laws regarding his holding an official White House staff role. The Times noted that the deal Kushner is working on has been in the works for a few months and had not been reported on before.
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Joy Reid: If Media Didn’t Cover Trump’s Tweets for a Week, He Would do a Press Conference

joy-reid-msnbceditedOne thing that has been frustrating those in the media now that Donald Trump is about to be President of the United States has been his reluctance to hold conventional press conferences. Trump has not held a full news conferences since late July and canceled a proposed one in mid-December where he said he would use to address his business interests. He has since announced that he will hold a presser next week. In the absence of regular press conferences and interaction with the media, Trump has taken to Twitter as his main mode of public communication, generally taking to the social media platform daily to send out a few missives that are then widely reported by the press. Case in point, this morning, with the news centered on the president-elect meeting with intelligence leaders to be briefed on a report that shows Russia meddled in the election, he Continue reading "Joy Reid: If Media Didn’t Cover Trump’s Tweets for a Week, He Would do a Press Conference"

‘He Blatantly, Overtly, Bluntly, Simply Lied’: Maddow on Trump’s Statement About Intelligence Report

During tonight’s broadcast of The Rachel Maddow Show, host Rachel Maddow tore into the statement released by President-elect Donald Trump following his briefing with intelligence leaders earlier today over Russia meddling in the election. What really got the MSNBC host’s blood boiling is that it was apparent that “our new president will flat out lie to us.” Her basis for that statement was over Trump’s declaration following the meeting that Russian efforts to interfere “had no effect on the outcome of the election.” As Maddow pointed out, the declassified version of the report that was publicly released after the meeting said no such thing. She then let loose with a blunt assessment of what Trump did with his statement. “He put out a written statement about what he learned in the briefing,” she stated. “And he blatantly, and overtly, bluntly, simply lied Continue reading "‘He Blatantly, Overtly, Bluntly, Simply Lied’: Maddow on Trump’s Statement About Intelligence Report"

Ex-Mexican President to Trump: ‘I am Not Paying For That F*cken Wall’

Earlier today, in response to President-elect Donald Trump’s tweets about how Mexico will reimburse America for the Great Wall, the former President of Mexico took to Twitter to hit back at the incoming POTUS. This isn’t the first time Vicente Fox has gone after Trump over the issue of Trump’s proposed border wall along the Mexican border. It also isn’t the first time he’s used an f-bomb in refuting Trump. Last February, he told Fusion’s Jorge Ramos that “I’m not going to pay for that f*cking wall!” Fox followed that tweet up by trolling Trump on the intelligence report that was released today that showed Russia meddled in the election to help Trump. He also Continue reading "Ex-Mexican President to Trump: ‘I am Not Paying For That F*cken Wall’"

Obama’s Message to Republicans: ‘Vladimir Putin is Not on Our Team’

In the wake of receiving an intelligence report detailing how Russia interfered in the election, President Barack Obama spoke to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos for an exclusive interview. He explained how the Russian government “intended to meddle and they meddled” in the election. He then took aim at Republicans, specifically in the media, who appear to be siding with Russia. “One of the things I am concerned about is the degree to which we’ve seen a lot of commentary lately where there are Republicans or pundits or cable commentators who seem to have more confidence in Vladimir Putin than fellow Americans because those fellow Americans are Democrats,” he told the ABC host. After adding “that cannot be,” Obama wouldn’t directly answer if he was talking about President-elect Donald Trump. Continue reading "Obama’s Message to Republicans: ‘Vladimir Putin is Not on Our Team’"

‘We Feel That Way’: Kellyanne Conway Confirms Trump Thinks Intelligence Report is Political

Following President-elect Donald Trump meeting with intelligence leaders to be briefed on their report showing Russia meddled in the election, adviser and soon-to-be presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway appeared on The O’Reilly Factor to discuss. Speaking to guest host Eric Bolling, Conway talked about whether she felt the intelligence community and the gathering of intel has become politicized. “We feel that way as well,” Conway said, agreeing with Bolling’s comment that it was a political report. “We certainly don’t want intelligence to interfere with politics and we don’t want politics to interfere with intelligence.” Earlier in the day, the New York Times quoted Trump as saying this was all a “political witch hunt.” She went on to slam Hillary Clinton as being a poor candidate as being the real reason she lost, not Russian interference. She was also asked by Bolling if Trump Continue reading "‘We Feel That Way’: Kellyanne Conway Confirms Trump Thinks Intelligence Report is Political"

Would Environmentalists be Subpoenaed?: Tucker Carlson Grills Democrat on Russia’s Anti-Fracking Propaganda

During this evening’s broadcast of Tucker Carlson Tonight, host Tucker Carlson challenged Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) on the recent intelligence report that indicates Russia meddled in the election to assist Donald Trump. Early on in the interview, Carlson asked Swalwell about the bipartisan commission he’s proposed to look into Russian hacking, pressing him to explain how it’s bipartisan if he hasn’t gotten any Republicans to join on. (Swalwell said Republicans would be added if it were created.) After some more back-and-forth, with Carlson pressing the Democrat on some of his politically charged and aggressive comments about Trump and Vladimir Putin, the conversation changed to one part of the report that Carlson found humorous. Pointing out that the report showed Russia was pushing anti-fracking propaganda because natural gas production is hurting Russia’s oil and gas industry, Carlson noted that environmental groups were “taking their Continue reading "Would Environmentalists be Subpoenaed?: Tucker Carlson Grills Democrat on Russia’s Anti-Fracking Propaganda"