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Page of the Trump Dossier

The Trump Dossier: This “Fake News” Is Real Enough To Investigate

The Trump dossier is an intelligence file, not a prosecution memo; its purpose is not to prove a case but to point a direction. And as subsequent coverage in the Guardian and Financial Times indicated, its author Christopher Steele is no mere purveyor of gossip. He is a highly respected and experienced former official of MI6, the British foreign intelligence service, where he oversaw the agency’s work in Russia and Eastern Europe for decades.

January 13, 2017
Trump, Russian Hacking

Pressure Builds On Trump To Soften Pro-Russia Rhetoric

Although Trump has said the nation needed to “move on to bigger and better things” following the U.S. disclosure of alleged Russian hacking, it appears that Republican and Democratic lawmakers are unlikely to drop the issue anytime soon.

January 10, 2017
Trump, Sessions, Cabinet

Despite Ethics Concerns, Senate Holds Confirmation Hearings For Trump’s Cabinet Posts

A total of seven confirmation hearings are expected this week, starting on Tuesday with hearings for U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions on his bid to become attorney general and a session for retired Gen. John Kelly, Trump’s pick for secretary of homeland security.

January 9, 2017

Republican Senators Urge Trump To Embrace Findings On Russia Hacking

In a joint appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Republican Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain said evidence was conclusive that Putin sought to influence the election – a point that Trump has refuted repeatedly by arguing it might be impossible to tell who was responsible.

January 8, 2017
Intelligence Leaders

Intelligence Leaders Hit Back Against Trump

American intelligence officials on Thursday got a chance to hit back against the broad attacks Donald Trump has lobbed against them, a day ahead of their briefing with the president-elect on Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

January 5, 2017
White House, China, Trump

White House: ‘One China’ Policy Should Not Be Used As Bargaining Chip

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the United States is committed to the “one China” principle and will not use the Taiwan issue to gain leverage in any dealings with Beijing.

December 12, 2016
McCain, Trump, F-35

McCain Backs Trump Criticism Of Lockheed’s F-35 Program

While McCain backed Trump’s criticism of the costs of Lockheed Martin’s F-35 fighter jet program, he clarified that a president does not have the authority to cancel it because funds have already been appropriated.

December 12, 2016
Trump, Russia

10 Electors Demand Intelligence Briefing About Trump’s Ties To Russia

Donald Trump may have dissed the intelligence community, but ten electors, nine Democratic and one Republican, want to hear more about Trump’s relationship with Russia. So does John McCain.

December 12, 2016
John McCain disputed Trump on Russian hacking of US presidential election

Despite Trump, McCain Vows To Probe Russian Election Hacking

“Recent reports of Russian interference in our election should alarm every American,” said Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham in a public statement. “This cannot become a partisan issue. The stakes are too high for our country.”

December 11, 2016
Trump fundraising issues

Trump Campaign Cannot Overcome Serious Funding Deficit

Trump’s fundraising deficit has resulted from a series of campaign crises that made wealthy donors reluctant to contribute to his campaign.

October 21, 2016
Trump on rigged election

Trump: ‘I Will Respect Election Results If I Win’

The Republican candidate reinforced his comment at a rally in Delaware, Ohio, on Thursday, saying he would respect the result “if I win.”

October 20, 2016
Trump: Reality TV president

Still More Appalling Revelations About Trump’s Misogyny? Coming Right Up!

On Saturday, Bill Pruitt, a former producer of ‘The Apprentice,’ tweeted that there are still far worse Trump tapes to come.

October 10, 2016

In 24 Years of Town Hall Debates, The Winners, The Losers, And The Weird

Since the debut of the town-hall style presidential debate in 1992, there have been winners and losers — and some memorably weird moments.

October 9, 2016
John McCain disputed Trump on Russian hacking of US presidential election

McCain Revokes Trump Endorsement, Vows To Write In Another Name

The Arizona Republican said he had “raised questions about [Trump’s] character” several times, after the candidate made offensive remarks about prisoners of war [including McCain himself], a federal judge of Mexican descent, and the Muslim parents of a deceased U.S. soldier.

October 8, 2016
U.S. Senator John McCain arrives on a visit at a migrant center near the village of Adasevci, Serbia February 12, 2016. REUTERS/Marko Djurica/File Photo

Can Trump Fan Rubio Hold On To That Last Shred Of Dignity?

This is the stretch of the political season when presidential nominees swoop into key states to appear at rallies with candidates running for other offices. The big question facing top Republicans on the ballot is: Do I really want to be seen in public with Donald Trump?

September 6, 2016

Primary Elections: McCain, Rubio, Wasserman Schultz Win Races

In primary voting Tuesday night, incumbent Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) were all victorious against their opponents.

August 31, 2016
Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump waves goodbye as he leaves the stage after his wife Melania concluded her remarks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Trump Hovers Over McCain, Rubio Senate Re-Election Races

Republican voters in Arizona and Florida are expected to pick Senators John McCain and Marco Rubio as their respective U.S. Senate nominees when they go to the polls on Tuesday, but one name not on either ballot, Donald Trump, looms large.

August 30, 2016
mccain reelection

As John McCain Fights For Reelection, The Trump Problem Cuts Two Ways: Both Against Him

Just shy of his 80th birthday, seeking his sixth Senate term, McCain is waging the most difficult and unhappy reelection fight of his long and storied career.

August 25, 2016
Khizr Khan speaks during the last night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

Khizr Khan Blames Intolerance On Trump, Calls On McCain To Withdraw Support

Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father of a slain American war hero, blames Republican nominee Donald Trump for the growing intolerance and hate plaguing the nation: “The voices that wouldn’t dare because they were afraid of the decent America to condemn them … have gathered courage to show their ugliness.”

August 12, 2016
Hillary Clinton - martyr of the year

Republicans Hate Hillary Clinton (Unless They Actually Know Her)

To those who are familiar with Hillary Clinton, she has always seemed considerably more agreeable than the vain, bitter, superficial journalists who whine incessantly about her.

August 8, 2016

Country First: Why John McCain Must Dump Trump

“Country first” is not an easy ideal to uphold, especially in our polarized national politics. For years the former prisoner of war could claim, more plausibly than most American politicians, that he has tried to live by those words. Not any more.

August 6, 2016
Republican U.S. Presidential nominee Donald Trump attends a campaign event at Briar Woods High School in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S., August 2, 2016. REUTERS/Eric Thayer

Donald Trump Declines To Endorse Paul Ryan, John McCain

A day after he tweeted praise for Paul Nehlen, who is challenging House Speaker Paul Ryan in his Wisconsin district’s primary next week, Donald Trump went further in an interview with The Washington Post.

August 3, 2016
McCain, Trump, F-35

John McCain’s Granddaughter Endorses Hillary Clinton

John McCain has backed Donald Trump, but his granddaughter says she is still “nursing a grudge” against the Republican nominee, who famously questioned the Arizona senator’s heroism a year ago.

July 31, 2016
McCain Endorses Trump

Cartoon: McCain Endorses Trump

Great to have you aboard, John!

June 5, 2016
U.S. President George W. Bush and first lady Laura Bush (R) greet former first lady Nancy Reagan at Blair House in Washington in this June 10, 2004 file photo. REUTERS/Stringer/Files

No Former GOP Presidential Nominees Have Endorsed Trump

Nothing shows Trump’s departure from the rest of his adopted party like the near total silence from former Republican presidential nominees.

May 5, 2016