Tag: Trump, Donald J

Democrats Plan to Investigate Ivanka Trump’s Use of Private Email Account

WASHINGTON — President Trump, who campaigned in 2016 by aggressively criticizing Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, dismissed as “fake news” on Tuesday questions about a similar practice by his daughter Ivanka Trump during her early days working in the White House. A White House review showed that […]

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Trump Stands Up for Saudi Arabian Values

President Trump confirmed the harshest caricatures drawn by America’s most cynical critics on Tuesday when he portrayed its central objectives in the world as panting after money and narrow self-interest. Ignoring the findings of the C.I.A., Mr. Trump said in a muddled statement released by the White House that, in […]

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Trump’s Black Friday Sale: Oil, Guns and Morals

I really wrestle with this question: What is the worst thing about President Trump’s approach to foreign policy? Is it that he is utterly amoral or that he is such a chump? Because the combination is terrible — a president who is an amoral chump is the worst thing of […]

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Trump Wanted to Order Justice Dept. to Prosecute Comey and Clinton

WASHINGTON — President Trump told the White House counsel in the spring that he wanted to order the Justice Department to prosecute two of his political adversaries: his 2016 challenger, Hillary Clinton, and the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey, according to two people familiar with the conversation. The lawyer, […]

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Trump Answers Mueller’s Questions on Russian Interference

WASHINGTON — President Trump laid out for the special counsel his defense in the investigation into possible ties between his associates and Russia’s election interference, the president’s lawyers said in a statement on Tuesday. The details of Mr. Trump’s responses were not immediately clear, but his lawyers said that now […]

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In Extraordinary Statement, Trump Stands With Saudis Despite Khashoggi Killing

WASHINGTON — President Trump declared his unswerving loyalty to Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, on Tuesday, saying that the prince’s culpability in the killing of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi might never be known. “It could very well be that the crown prince had knowledge of this tragic event […]

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McConnell Feels the Heat From the Right to Bring Criminal Justice Bill to a Vote

WASHINGTON — In the past three years, Senator Charles E. Grassley, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, blocked a Democratic Supreme Court nominee for more than a year, pushed through an army of conservative judges and helped cement a conservative Supreme Court by securing confirmation of the most controversial high court […]

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What to Root for in the Pelosi Saga

This article is part of the Opinion Today newsletter. You can sign up here to receive the newsletter each weekday. Is Nancy Pelosi in trouble or not? From reading the news coverage, it’s hard to know, because reporters themselves aren’t sure how much danger she is in of losing her […]

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Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Proclamation Targeting Some Asylum Seekers

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge on Monday ordered the Trump administration to resume accepting asylum claims from migrants no matter where or how they entered the United States, dealing at least a temporary setback to the president’s attempt to clamp down on a huge wave of Central Americans crossing […]

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Ivanka Trump’s Emails Could Provide New Democratic House With Fodder

Ivanka Trump repeatedly used a personal email account to conduct government business in 2017, a White House review found, a fact that raises the stakes on congressional oversight hearings that the new Democratic House majority will hold. Ms. Trump’s email use, much of which first came to light last year, […]

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Trump’s Criticism of Architect of Bin Laden Raid Draws Fire

WASHINGTON — He was the man who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011. As a member of the Navy SEALs, he became renowned as one of the iconic military officers of the post-9/11 era. And after retiring four years ago, Adm. William H. McRaven took on […]

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‘Message of Change’: 16 Rebel Democrats Vow to Oppose Pelosi

WASHINGTON — A rebellious group of 16 Democrats went public on Monday with their opposition to electing Representative Nancy Pelosi speaker when the new Congress convenes in January, taking the first formal step in a bid to force a leadership shake-up that could change the face of their party. It […]

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So Much for Bipartisanship, Eh Mitch?

“The Senate has proved its ability to reach bipartisan solutions to some of the most pressing challenges facing our nation,” Senator Mitch McConnell wrote last week not on the satirical news site The Onion, but for Fox News. “After years of rhetoric,” the irony-free op-ed said of Mr. McConnell’s Democratic […]

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Trump’s Foes by Any Other Name….

A new week, a new opportunity to dissect President Trump’s forays into the art of the personal insult. By now, most people are familiar with the president’s habit of slagging the physical, mental and moral fitness of his detractors. From “Crooked Hillary” Clinton to “Psycho Joe” Scarborough to “low energy” […]

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Democratic Senators Challenge Whitaker Appointment in Court

WASHINGTON — Three Democratic senators asked a Federal District Court judge on Monday to issue an injunction barring Matthew G. Whitaker from exercising the powers of head of the Justice Department, arguing that President Trump’s installation of Mr. Whitaker as acting attorney general violated the Constitution. The senators — Richard […]

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Did a Tax Increase Tucked Into Trump’s Tax Cut Come Back to Bite Republicans?

President Trump’s $1.5 trillion tax cut was supposed to be a big selling point for congressional Republicans in the midterm elections. Instead, it appears to have done more to hurt, than help, Republicans in high-tax districts across California, New Jersey, Virginia and other states. House Republicans suffered heavy Election Day […]

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Pakistan Angered by Trump’s Claim That It Does ‘Nothing’ for U.S.

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan reacted angrily on Monday to criticism by President Trump that the country had not done enough in return for years of United States military aid and that the government had harbored Osama bin Laden, the leader of Al Qaeda. In an interview with “Fox News Sunday” […]

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Trump’s Border Stunt Is a Profound Betrayal of Our Military

A week before the midterm elections, the president of the United States announced he would deploy up to 15,000 active duty military troops to the United States-Mexico border to confront a menacing caravan of refugees and asylum seekers. The soldiers would use force, if necessary, to prevent such an “invasion” […]

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News Analysis: Why Trump Is Sticking With the Saudi Crown Prince

WASHINGTON — As evidence piles up pointing to the Saudi crown prince’s responsibility in the brutal killing of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Trump has only hardened his refusal to concede any possibility that the prince had a hand in the crime. Mr. Trump, who had once condemned the […]

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Looking Forward to Reconstruction

Make no mistake: The 2020 presidential race has already begun. It began before the ballots were fully counted from the midterms, and for some presidential hopefuls, it started even earlier. People are already making the obligatory pilgrimages to Iowa and New Hampshire. In fact, NBC10 Boston and New England Cable […]

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Trump Says He’s Unlikely to Sit for Interview in Russia Investigation

President Trump said in an interview aired Sunday that he most likely would not sit for an interview with the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, asserting that “we’ve wasted enough time on this witch hunt and the answer is, probably, we’re finished.” The president also claimed that he had […]

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