The businessman and adviser to the president was reportedly concerned about the reach of special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe following the indictment of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, according to a report from Vanity Fair that cited a source briefed on Kushner’s conversation.
A former employee of Jared Kushner has claimed the senior adviser doesn’t read and calls his father “daddy.” Kyle Pope, who worked as an editor for the New York Observer while Kushner was publisher, has described his time working for Kushner in a tell-all article for the Columbia Journalism Review, where he is currently editor-in-chief and publisher.
A former Apprentice contestant who alleges Donald Trump groped her has subpoenaed his campaign team for documents about “any woman alleging that Donald J. Trump touched her inappropriately.” Summer Zervos said Trump had attempted to kiss and touch her in 2007, making her accusation public in October 2016. Trump called the allegations a lie, which led Zervos to file a defamation lawsuit against Trump.
Counter-protesters charged Nathan Damigo, Evan McLaren and JonPaul Struys as they left Charlottesville General District Court on October 13, chasing them into a parking garage where the three men jumped into a vehicle, C-Ville.com reported.
Trump will be the keynote speaker at Friday’s event, which will also be attended by his former strategist, Steve Bannon. Other speakers include the founder of anti-Islam group ACT for America and former Trump strategist, Sebastian Gorka.
Vice President Mike Pence walked out of a Colts game after NFL players chose to kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality against African Americans. The Republican had posted a picture of himself ahead of Sunday’s game, stating he was there to honor the career of former quarterback Peyton Manning, who’s No. 18 jersey is being retired by the Indianapolis Colts.
As Donald Trump is facing criticism for his response to the disaster in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria, it has emerged he slammed former president Barack Obama’s administration for its response to Hurricane Sandy.
At least 800 people were injured in the violent clashes over the weekend, with Spanish police attempting to prevent people from casting their votes with the use of force or by seizing their ballot papers, the BBC reported.
The president’s adviser, who is married to his daughter Ivanka Trump, uses both his official and private email accounts in his White House role, something Politico reported was part of the systemic use of private email accounts by Trump aides.
The university has maintained that it promotes the idea of free speech on campus, but it remains to be seen how the largely left-leaning student populace will respond to the appearance of the three notorious right-wing provocateurs. Yiannopoulos, who has dealt with negative publicity recently after comments he made about pedophilia more than a year ago resurfaced, said he was a big fan of Bannon, the former White House chief strategist.
Sally Bradshaw, strategist and one of the authors of the Republican National Committee’s Growth and Opportunity Project, slammed Trump’s leadership as divisive and spoke about her disappointment with the party as rumors circulated that the president was preparing to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
“The parties concerned must strengthen their sense of urgency, take due responsibilities, play their due roles, take practical measures, make joint efforts together to ease the situation, restart the dialogue and talks and prevent further deterioration of the situation on the peninsula.” But in the same meeting, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley spoke out in favor of a strong response.
And following Pyongyang’s announcement on Sunday it had tested “with perfect success” a powerful hydrogen bomb that was capable of being fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile. Trump again tweeted about reacting with force. “South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing!” he said in further combative comments.
Leaving church on Sunday, Trump appeared not to rule out any options, responding to reporters asking whether he would attack North Korea by telling them “we’ll see,” and suggesting on Twitter that negotiations with Pyongyang were pointless. “South Korea is finding, as I have told them, that their talk of appeasement with North Korea will not work, they only understand one thing!” he tweeted on Sunday following Pyongyang’s announcement of its nuclear test.
Donald Trump signed away Obama-era flood standards just weeks before Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in a bid to get infrastructure projects approved more quickly. The rule signed by former president Barack Obama in 2015 had not yet come into effect but aimed to make infrastructure more resilient to the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels and flooding.
A group of black lawmakers have launched a campaign intended to “root out racism” in Congress and “call out” President Donald Trump for his “discriminatory policies.” Led by the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Representative Cedric Richmond, the campaign comes following the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month in which one counter protester was killed.
A torch-wielding white supremacist caught on camera marching in the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville claims he is not “an angry racist” and just wants to preserve European culture. History and politics student Peter Cvjetanovic, 20, saw a photograph of himself from Saturday’s rally holding a torch and apparently shouting shared online, one by a Twitter account called ‘Yes, You’re Racist.’
“But like every athlete that’s training for the Olympics, every day we gotta make ourselves incrementally better. The only thing I ask Sarah, Sarah if you’re watching, I love the hair and make-up person that we had on Friday. So I’d like to continue to use the hair and make-up person,” he added.
The Secret Service has disputed claims made by Donald Trump’s lawyer that they would have vetted anyone meeting with his son, in the wake of revelations Donald Jr. met with a Kremlin-linked lawyer in June 2016. Jay Sekulow, a member of the president’s legal team, said in an interview with ABC’s This Week on Sunday that the Secret Service would have vetted a meeting between Donald Jr. and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya, suggesting this meant there was nothing untoward about the meeting.
Trump openly despises CNN and often refers to the network-and many others-as ‘fake news,’ but the majority of people questioned in a poll by Survey Monkey trust information from the news network over the president. “The fight… between the White House and major media outlets has made the question of truthfulness just as partisan-tinged as health care or other policies,” SurveyMonkey’s Jon Cohen told Axios.
According to statistics released by the state Department of Justice on Monday, there was an overall increase of hate crimes by 11.2 percent from 2015 to 2016, with a particular spike in hate crimes against black people. Overall, the department recorded 931 incidents in 2016, with the most common crime involving a racial bias (most often against black people) and the second most common a bias against gay people.
Despite Trump appearing to suggest he had used the word “mean” to describe his own party’s healthcare bill, the president appeared more concerned with outlining who coined the description. “Well he used my term, mean,” Trump said during an interview with Fox and Friends on Sunday.
“I have very serious concerns about the bill,” Republican Senator Susan Collins told ABC’s This Week in a Sunday interview. “It’s hard for me to see the bill passing this week.” And Senator Ron Johnson, from Wisconsin, who is among the five members who has already stated they will not be supporting the bill, said in a Sunday interview with NBC’s Meet the Press it was too early to hold a vote on the matter.
“The Obama administration should have done a lot more when it became clear that not only was Russia intervening, but it was being directed at the highest levels of the Kremlin,” he told host Dana Bash. Schiff added: “I think the administration needed to call out Russia earlier, needed to act to deter and punish Russia earlier, and that was a very serious mistake.”