Any number of factors helped tilt the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, from Hillary Clinton’s fatally flawed campaign to the billions of dollars in free advertising our political press awarded her Republican opponent. Still, no candidate in modern American history has benefitted more from the proliferation of “fake news” on social media than the former host of “The Apprentice.”
The email’s subject line reads “jane in jail??” and features an image of Sanders behind bars alongside a logo with the phrase “Bernie 2020” on it, alluding to a possible 2020 presidential run for the Vermont senator.
Brad Parscale, digital director for the Trump campaign, took to Twitter Friday to hit back at claims made by author Michael Wolff in the book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” an explosive new tell-all about the Trump administration. But while Parscale was trying to defend Donald Trump, he ended up throwing two members of Trump’s own family under the bus instead.
Steve Chaggaris, the political director for CBS News, was fired by the network after “accounts of inappropriate behavior” surfaced. In a statement, CBS News announced it had “severed ties with Mr. Chaggaris for violating company policy, effective immediately.”
A Russian hacker who defied Vladimir Putin by claiming he hacked the Democratic National Committee on orders from a high-level Russian security official now says he planted personal details in DNC servers that can prove he was behind the break-in—a detail that, if true, strengthens his claim about the Russians’ meddling in the 2016 election.
“This is not easy. I understand why so many women don’t come forward. I mean, I cried. It was very hard for me to tell the story again,” Villa told Newsweek after police interviewed her about allegations that Corey Lewandowski painfully smacked her rear at the Trump International Hotel exactly a month ago.
There are four Russian hackers who have been rotting away in a notorious prison for more than a year—and they are either traitors to their country for telling American intelligence agencies about Russia’s meddling in last year’s election or they are just pawns in a bizarre power game by Vladimir Putin.
The editors at Vanity Fair magazine offered the latest proof that a lot of journalists didn’t learn any lessons from the relentlessly condescending and sexist coverage of Hillary Clinton’s historic presidential candidacy.
During Jeff Sessions’ confirmation hearing in January to become Donald Trump’s attorney general, he stressed that he would never personally oversee any investigation of Hillary Clinton. That’s because during the 2016 campaign, he had been so forcefully (and recklessly) critical of her.
Though Judge Lynn Leibovitz acquitted the defendants on the count of inciting a riot December 13—a charge that carries possibly five decades of jail time—the other counts went to a jury and were not announced until Thursday.
Thousands of emails from the Trump transition that Mike Pence led are now in the hands of special counsel Robert Mueller. It was during this period that key decisions about Mike Flynn were made by Pence and Trump.
More than a dozen progressive groups are urging the Democratic National Committee’s post-2016 Unity Reform Commission to recommend the party end its superdelegate system, where one-sixth of those nominating the presidential candidate are chosen before primaries and caucuses.
He was tense and fidgety throughout the appearance. But a disturbing moment occurred when co-host Joy Behar interrupted Lewandowski’s praise of Trump to confront him with a passage from his own book highlighting Trump’s abusive behavior.
A member of the National Rifle Association (NRA) with Russian ties reportedly invited Donald Trump to the Kremlin by request of President Vladimir Putin last year in a bid to set up a meeting between the candidate and Russian leader before the election.
Investigators will likely question McGahn to determine whether there was “corrupt intent” such as firing Comey specifically to put a halt to the investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russians to influence the 2016 presidential election, experts say.
On the tape, which surfaced weeks before the November 2016 presidential election, the former reality star can be heard bragging to TV presenter Billy Bush of grabbing women “by the pussy.” Trump faced calls to step aside from the race after the tape went public, and apologized for the remarks, dismissing them as “locker room talk.”
Julian Assange, founder of Wikileaks, is more loved, and more hated, than ever. And just who is doing the loving and the hating is more complicated than ever. In his rise from libertarian hacker to global publisher, Assange pioneered a new kind of power…
According to the news service McClatchy, Manafort’s ties with Russia are deeper than previously reported. After the February 2014 fall of Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych—a pro-Kremlin leader who won office with the help of Manafort—the former Trump aide traveled to Kiev 19 times over the course of 20 months working for the pro-Russian Opposition Block party.
President Donald Trump may have convinced himself that the investigation into his campaign’s alleged links to Russia is winding down, but evidence suggests quite the opposite—and that it is inching ever closer to his door. Specifically, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into possible obstruction of justice is ratcheting up, according to reports.
Maybe you saw it, too. On Thursday, I read a post from Facebook executives touting their determination to reel in the propaganda monster their platform had enabled in 2016’s election. “We are committed to protecting legitimate political discussion within our community,” Facebook said…
The Wall Street Journal reports that a source has confirmed investigators under special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed the 2016 campaign of then-candidate Donald Trump for documents containing Russia-related keywords.
It has been a year since the 2016 presidential election and it seems some Americans are still a little confused about the result. Newsflash: Hillary Clinton is not president, therefore she cannot be impeached. But don’t let that stop you from trying, folks.
Sean Hannity either broke a massive bombshell implicating the Trump administration in ongoing, illegal spying on journalists on his Fox News show last night, or he casually pushed yet another baseless conspiracy theory to his audience of 3 million viewers.
Whenever the legal walls start closing in on Donald Trump, the president releases a bad rabbit on the political field, a creature invisible to all but the haters of Hillary Clinton. The most recent example is his attorney general’s call to “evaluate certain issues” regarding the sale of a majority stake in Uranium One and the Clinton Foundation.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is considering appointing a second special counsel to investigate a raft of allegations connected to Hillary Clinton, a move that would fulfill long-standing demands from President Donald Trump and the Republican base.