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Full text: James Comey testimony transcript on Trump and Russia. A transcript of former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8.

Full text: James Comey testimony transcript on Trump and Russia

This transcript will be updated: SEN. RICHARD BURR: I call this hearing to order. Director Comey, I appreciate your willingness to appear before the committee today, and more importantly I thank you for your dedicated service and leadership to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Your appearance today speaks to the trust we have built over the years and I'm looking forward to a very open and candid discussion today. Story Continued Below The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence exists to certify for the other 85 members of the United States Senate and the American people that the intelligence community is operating lawfully, and has the necessary authorities and tools to accomplish its mission, and keep America safe.

How a ‘shadow’ universe of charities joined with political warriors to fuel Trump’s rise. Ivanka and Jared’s Power Play. The modern Presidential campaign may be the world’s most sophisticated pop-up operation, a billion-dollar multilayered organization that, if it hopes to succeed, must be as technologically sophisticated and responsive as any Silicon Valley unicorn.

Ivanka and Jared’s Power Play

A campaign includes armies of social-media worker bees, data crunchers, messaging experts, policy advisers, media surrogates, fund-raising chiefs, oppo-research teams, volunteers, and, above all, coolheaded managers, who can formulate a coherent position on Chinese trade policy and a plan for how to get out the vote in Hillsborough County in a lightning storm. Then, there is the Presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump, which has followed this formula about as closely as the candidate follows the South Beach Diet. The Story Behind Jared Kushner’s Curious Acceptance into Harvard. I would like to express my gratitude to Jared Kushner for reviving interest in my 2006 book, “The Price of Admission.”

The Story Behind Jared Kushner’s Curious Acceptance into Harvard

I have never met or spoken with him, and it’s rare in this life to find such a selfless benefactor. Of course, I doubt he became Donald Trump’s son-in-law and consigliere merely to boost my lagging sales, but still, I’m thankful. My book exposed a grubby secret of American higher education: that the rich buy their under-achieving children’s way into elite universities with massive, tax-deductible donations. It reported that New Jersey real estate developer Charles Kushner had pledged $2.5 million to Harvard University in 1998, not long before his son Jared was admitted to the prestigious Ivy League school.

Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times. Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times. It is hard to imagine a more scathing indictment of our ability to read another’s thoughts and intentions than our inability to predict Donald Trump’s next move.

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From the gross pre-election misjudgments to postelection bafflement, the best pundits are at a loss to accurately anticipate his response to matters like North Korean military aggressiveness or his moment-by-moment political gyrations and opinion reversals. Labeling Trump a narcissist, psychopath, megalomaniac or attention-impaired, or all of the above, might feel explanatory, but even when armed with the best psychoanalytic insights, we have no idea what he will do when presented with a new or unforeseen circumstance. If conventional psychology isn’t up to the task, perhaps we should step back and consider a tantalizing sci-fi alternative — that Trump doesn’t operate within conventional human cognitive constraints, but rather is a new life form, a rudimentary artificial intelligence-based learning machine.

Let’s be clear about what the 25th Amendment does and doesn’t do. People protest in front of the White House to demand the investigation of President Trump after he fired FBI Director James B.

Let’s be clear about what the 25th Amendment does and doesn’t do

Comey. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) The 25th Amendment sets forth a procedure for removing a president, either temporarily or for an extended time, when he is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his office.” There is no question that one could be mentally disabled — in a coma, suffering from a psychotic breakdown, experiencing such anxiety or depression that one cannot conduct affairs of state. It is not meant for a situation in which the president is so stupid as to raise questions about whether he is a danger to the country.

I wrote ‘The Art of the Deal’ with Trump. His self-sabotage is rooted in his past. President Trump’s behavior hasn’t changed in decades.

I wrote ‘The Art of the Deal’ with Trump. His self-sabotage is rooted in his past.

The Unauthorized White House visitor logs and records. Shoker! Rediculous chocker Trump attaks and dishoners English with ever-dummer spellings. The English language was unprepared for the attak.

Shoker! Rediculous chocker Trump attaks and dishoners English with ever-dummer spellings.

It was destined to loose. And, inevitably, it chocked. The Trump White House on Monday night, attempting to demonstrate that the media had ignored terrorism, released a list of 78 “underreported” attacks. Possible source of Trump's mass voter fraud claim says proof is on the way. In 12-minute exchange with CNN's Chris Cuomo Friday, VoteStand founder Gregg Phillips alleged he has the names of three million individuals who voted illegally, but that he needs more time to prepare a public report to ensure accuracy and because the work is being completed by volunteers.

Possible source of Trump's mass voter fraud claim says proof is on the way

"We're going to release all of this to the public. We are going to release our methodology and release the broad data and our conclusions and we're going to release everything to the public as soon as we get done with the checks," he said, when pressed by Cuomo. "(We) believe it will probably take another few months to get this done. " Phillips' remarks were apparently noticed by Trump, who tweeted minutes later that he was looking forward to reviewing the results of the investigation. First Community Credit Union. Details Browser & Version: Browser and version needs to be on one of our most recommended browser and minimum supported browser version or above.

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‘He Has This Deep Fear That He Is Not a Legitimate President’

Trump better than anyone outside his family. We asked his biographers the questions that were on everyone’s mind: What happens next? Will the unabashedly self-promoting and self-obsessed businessman transform himself into a selfless and dignified president of the nation he was elected to lead? Trump Intelligence Allegations. Russian Intervention in American Election Was No One-Off. Perhaps most arresting is the assessment that , the Russian president, sees the election attack as payback — not offense, but defense.

He has borne a serious grudge against Mrs. Clinton, who he believes denigrated him when she was secretary of state and encouraged the pro-democracy protests in Moscow that erupted against him in 2011. Mr. Putin, the report says, sees the hidden hand of the United States in the leaking of the Panama Papers, files stolen from a law firm that exposed the wealth of his closest associates, secreted in offshore accounts. He even blames the United States for the exposure — carried out mainly by international sports authorities — of Russian athletes for their widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs. Watch FRONTLINE'S 10 Most-Streamed Documentaries of 2016. From investigating the complicated fight against ISIS, to examining Donald Trump’s evolution from businessman to reality-TV star to politician, FRONTLINE’s 2016 documentaries explored a wide range of stories about our country and our world.

As the year draws to a close, we’re counting down the 10 FRONTLINE documentaries that earned the most digital streams over the past 12 months — and collecting them all in one place, for easy (and, as always, free) viewing. Every day from now through Dec. 24, we’ll reveal a different documentary on the list — starting with No. 10, and ending with No. 1. Log In. Photo DALLAS — I am a Republican presidential elector, one of the 538 people asked to choose officially the president of the United States. Since the election, people have asked me to change my vote based on policy disagreements with Donald J. Trump. In some cases, they cite the popular vote difference. I do not think president-elects should be disqualified for policy disagreements. Fifteen years ago, as a firefighter, I was part of the response to the Sept. 11 attacks against our nation.

George W. Mr. This is unacceptable. The United States was set up as a republic. SNL makes fun of Trump’s tweets, and Trump immediately tweets his disapproval. Sad! There's an emerging theory that Donald Trump distracts us all with his tweets. But on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, it was Trump getting distracted by his own tweets. In the cold open, Alec Baldwin returns as the retweeter-in-chief, shrugging off important policy briefings to pass along the social media musings of 16-year-olds and other random Twitter users. There is also a cameo from Stephen Bannon, a plate of mashed potatoes and a brutal joke at Mitt Romney's expense.

And naturally — and perhaps at the risk of proving SNL's point for it — shortly after SNL made fun of him for getting distracted by insignificant tweets, Trump took to his preferred medium to voice his disapproval. Steve Bannon: 'Darkness is good' The ex-Breitbart executive, who serves as Trump's chief strategist for the new administration, told The Hollywood Reporter that "darkness is good.

" "Dick Cheney. Donald Trump is moving to the White House, and liberals put him there. Election of Donald Trump Deepening Racial Divide in NFL Locker Rooms. Election of Donald Trump Deepening Racial Divide in NFL Locker Rooms. Robert Scheer: Revenge of the ‘Deplorables’ - Robert Scheer. Mr. Donald Trump’s Sad, Lonely Life. Photo. Female reporter: Trump called me the c-word. Jennifer Lin, who was based in New York, wrote a story about Trump's business dealings in Atlantic City in 1988 when she received a phone call from Trump, she told CNN's Michael Smerconish Saturday.

"The woman said hold for Mr. Behind the scenes, NBC execs concede Matt Lauer forum performance was "disaster" - Sep. 8, 2016. One executive, speaking anonymously, was blunt about it: "Disaster. " The morning after Lauer's back-to-back interviews of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, several high ranking sources at the network said they hear the criticism and agree with at least some of it. If Donald Trump Had a Selfie Stick, We'd All Be in the Picture - BillMoyers.com.

Understanding Trump. Lakoff writes: "Donald J. Trump has managed to become the Republican nominee for president. Trump’s Wink Wink to ‘Second Amendment People’ Photo. Who Are Donald Trump's Supporters? Trump’s flirtation with fascism. The Geometry of Progressive Trumpism. Clash of Republican Con Artists. The rise of American authoritarianism. Donald Trump’s ‘Captain Underpants’ campaign. Trump is the GOP’s Frankenstein monster. Now he’s strong enough to destroy the party. How the Republican Elite Created Frankentrump. How the US Went Fascist: Mass Media Make Excuses for Trump Voters - BillMoyers.com.

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