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Paula White: the pastor who helps Trump hear 'what God has to say' Paula White, Donald Trump’s spiritual adviser and personal pastor, re-enacted a moment at a private White House dinner last month which would eventually make headlines for showing the president’s hardline stance on abortion.

Paula White: the pastor who helps Trump hear 'what God has to say'

The evening before the National Prayer Breakfast, Trump approached the US senator Chris Coons, a Democrat and Presbyterian, about an expansion of abortion rights in New York state. The law is reviled by evangelicals like White. Trump thrust his face over the Democrat’s shoulder, so they were nearly cheek to cheek, and said in his ear: “So, you can do that to a baby … And that’s not a human, is it? And you have no problem?” He followed up: “Isn’t it called murder?” Trump was “just right in his face, and I was like, ‘Whoa,’” said White, leaning over the ornate dining room table in her nearly 6,000-sq-ft home in Florida.

Weeks after the dinner, anonymous sources told Politico about the confrontation. But White does not see it that way. “Who are you?” This may be the smoking gun in the Russia investigation. "President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter.

This may be the smoking gun in the Russia investigation

"Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign, in order to personally meet President Vladimir Putin and jump-start the tower negotiations. 'Make it happen,' the sources said Trump told Cohen. " The BuzzFeed story also claims that Cohen confirmed this information to special counsel Robert Mueller after "the special counsel's office learned about Trump's directive for Cohen to lie to Congress through interviews with multiple witnesses from the Trump Organization and internal company emails, text messages, and a cache of other documents. " It's hard to overstate what a big deal that is.

No other major outlets have confirmed the BuzzFeed report. Don't take my word for it. Barr: Well, yes. Claiming a ‘National Emergency’ to Justify Building a $5-Billion Wall. Raising 'All Manner of Conflict of Interest Questions,' the Only National Park Site Reopening Amid Shutdown Is in Trump Hotel. Explosive Dutch investigative documentary - The Dubious Friends of Donald Trump (full) Lies and Truth in the Era of Trump. Trump Marriage: Melania’s Burden click 2x. Trump uses racism to serve himself click 2x. Once upon a time, not too long ago, it was taboo for top level politicians to openly express racist sentiments.

Trump uses racism to serve himself click 2x

That’s why they tended to use code words, talking about “inner city crime” or “welfare dependency”. These are dogwhistle terms, which have been shown to appeal to voters’ latent racism without their full awareness. If politicians were too obvious in their racial appeals, political psychologists predicted, they would fail. So how have we come to be where we are now, in a world where the president of the US speaks of “shithole countries” and calls Mexicans rapists. How did this happen? Saudi Crown Prince Boasted That Jared Kushner Was “In His Pocket” Until he was stripped of his top-secret security clearance in February, presidential adviser Jared Kushner was known around the White House as one of the most voracious readers of the President’s Daily Brief, a highly classified rundown of the latest intelligence intended only for the president and his closest advisers.

Saudi Crown Prince Boasted That Jared Kushner Was “In His Pocket”

Kushner, who had been tasked with bringing about a deal between Israel and Palestine, was particularly engaged by information about the Middle East, according to a former White House official and a former U.S. intelligence professional. In June, Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman ousted his cousin, then-Crown Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, and took his place as next in line to the throne, upending the established line of succession. In late October, Jared Kushner made an unannounced trip to Riyadh, catching some intelligence officials off guard.

“Some questions by the media are so obviously false and ridiculous that they merit no response. Trump’s Proposed FY2019 Budget To Gut NASA Astrophysics, Destroying Cutting-Edge Science. This article was originally written one week ago, on the day the FY2019 budget was released by the Trump administration.

Trump’s Proposed FY2019 Budget To Gut NASA Astrophysics, Destroying Cutting-Edge Science

Today, February 12th, 2018, is a turning point in the story of the United States of America. Like any other year, the President’s proposal for the next year’s budget was sent to congress for approval. (Full text available here.) However, unlike in most years, this budget contains some radical and unilateral changes to major agencies, including NASA. With book-blocking effort, Trump is living his authoritarian fantasy. By Erik Wemple By Erik Wemple Erik Wemple Opinion Opinion A column or article in the Opinions section (in print, this is known as the Editorial Pages).

With book-blocking effort, Trump is living his authoritarian fantasy

The Donald Trump Jr. emails change everything. Impeachment: President Trump, This Way to the Egress. President Trump, This Way to the Egress President Trump during a press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda at the Three Seas Initiative Summit in Warsaw, Poland on July 6, 2017.

Impeachment: President Trump, This Way to the Egress

(Photo by Karol Serewis/Gallo Images Poland/Getty Images) A tune was running through my head all this past Fourth of July weekend, and it wasn’t “I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy.” No, the earworm that afflicted me was the opening number from the 1980 musical Barnum, a Broadway extravaganza that glorified the master showman and consummate humbug P.T. Clapper: Russia 'absolutely' meddled in the 2016 election. By using this site, you agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Clapper: Russia 'absolutely' meddled in the 2016 election

Clapper: Russia 'absolutely' meddled in the 2016 election By Eugene Scott, CNN. From Russia With Context: Everything You Need To Know About Trump-Russia. Spy movies make the world of international espionage and politics look flashy and exciting.

From Russia With Context: Everything You Need To Know About Trump-Russia

Real spy work, however, is a lot more subtle and complicated, and if it’s done right, you’ll only know that it succeeded after the fact. Right now, we are living through the aftermath of a successful Russian operation aimed at playing off the divisions in American society. That operation helped a TV star with an addiction to conspiracy theories and opaque ties to post-Soviet oligarchs become president. Now, he upsets the modern world order for all the wrong reasons.. But believe it or not, the election of 2016 is just one part of a much bigger story. How Russia Became Ruled By Corruption And Vladimir Putin. Russian Oligarchs May Have Used Donald Trump To Launder Money. Compromised By Money Laundering, Trump Was The Perfect Candidate For Putin. This Is How Putin Used Bots, Professional Trolls, And Wikileaks To Move An Election. We Must Learn From Russia’s Interference So This Never Happens Again.

The Other Special Prosecutor We Need. The Other Special Prosecutor We Need.

The Other Special Prosecutor We Need

White House officials besides Trump looked into pressuring FBI to drop Flynn investigation. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images The Washington Post delivered yet another bombshell about the Russia investigation on Monday night, with Adam Entous and Ellen Nakashima reporting that at some point before the May 9 firing of James Comey, senior White House officials “sounded out top intelligence officials about the possibility of intervening directly with Comey to encourage the FBI to drop its probe of Michael Flynn.”

One official told the Post that the line of questioning from the White House amounted to, “Can we ask him to shut down the investigation? Are you able to assist in this matter?” Leon Neyfakh is a Slate staff writer. This is a significant scoop for at least two reasons. What’s strange is that the Post buried this news in the 13th paragraph of its story, choosing instead to focus on something else. Obstruction of justice, presidential immunity, impeachment: What you need to know. Americans are hearing a lot of comparisons these days between Richard Nixon and Donald Trump, particularly after news reports revealed the existence of contemporaneous notes taken by soon-to-be-fired FBI director James Comey during his conversations with Trump.

The news reports hinted at further notes that could be subpoenaed by either Congress or law enforcement, fueling speculation that these materials could help lay out a case that Trump committed obstruction of justice by seeking to quash probes into his campaign’s alleged ties to Russia. "Asking FBI to drop an investigation is obstruction of justice," Rep. Ted Deutch, D-Fla., the ranking member of the House Committee on Ethics, tweeted. "Obstruction of justice is an impeachable offense. " Ted Deutch U.S. Middle East allies at physical and political risk from Trump leak. Among intelligence partners, two maxims govern how business is done: don’t disclose more than is needed, and never allow a source to be compromised. This code of conduct has been especially relevant in the campaign against Islamic State (Isis), where regional and global powers have collaborated to quash the terrorist group, often at enormous risk to individuals.

The Five Eyes alliance, comprising the US, Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand and which acts as the eyes and ears of the western world, has spent much of the past decade trying to penetrate Isis. Trump is a president gripped by delusions of absolute power. ‘I have the absolute right” to share classified information with Russia. So tweeted the United States president in defence of having spilled national security secrets to the Russians. Note that well, and put the emphasis on the word absolute, because the president’s use of the word shows that he lacks any understanding of the US constitution. America’s founding fathers were deathly afraid of centralised, absolute power. This is why the government they structured had three equal branches, and plenty of checks and balances.

Sessions may face career-ending legal trouble in wake of Comey firing. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the Russia investigation. "During the course of the last several weeks, I have met with the relevant senior career Department officials to discuss whether I should recuse myself from any matters arising from the campaigns for president of the United States," he said in his written recusal released on March 2. "Having concluded those meetings today, I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States. " Any existing or future investigations. Inside Trump’s anger and impatience — and his sudden decision to fire Comey.

Every time FBI Director James B. Russia’s Oval Office Victory Dance. When President Donald Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office on Wednesday just hours after firing the FBI director who was overseeing an investigation into whether Trump’s team colluded with the Russians, he was breaking with recent precedent at the specific request of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Watch Live: FBI's Andrew McCabe Faces The Senate Intel Committee Two Days After James Comey's Firing. Updated: 11:45 a.m. By firing James Comey, Trump is continuing the work Putin started.

A brazen attack on the rule of law. A Timeline – Russia and President Trump. Of the Jan. 6, 2017, meeting, when Comey told Trump about the infamous Steele dossier, Trump said: “He shared it so that I would think he had it out there” as leverage against Trump. Adam Schiff Just Became Putin And Trump's Biggest Nightmare After Macron Campaign Hack. Top House Intelligence Committee Democrat, ranking member, Rep. The Guardian Just Dropped A New Trump-Russia Bombshell That Changes Everything. It appears the infamous “PissGate Dossier” has a few drips left in it yet. The explosive set of documents, compiled by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele, contains dozens of pages of intelligence and analysis outlining Trump’s many ties to Russia.

It caused a firestorm of controversy when it was leaked to the press early this year. Trump Ethics: The President Who Hasn't Stopped Being A Businessman (Video) Donald Trump's tax plan would turn the whole U.S. into Kansas. Experts Just Uncovered A $500k Gift From Russia To Trump. Mar-a-Lago Ad Belongs in Impeachment File - Bloomberg View. It’s Not ‘McCarthyism’ to Demand Answers on Trump-Russia Allegations. Ivanka Trump brand secures China trademarks on day US president met Xi Jinping. ELIZABETH WARREN: The Cover-Up In Trump’s Taxes. Trump has visited a Trump-branded property every 2.8 days of his presidency. Proposed federal budget would slim down resources for state, rural and tribal libraries. Trump Russia dossier key claim 'verified'. Trump Team’s Ties to Russia: A List of Who’s Who.

Trump moves decisively to wipe out Obama’s climate-change record. Gibberish Is the White House’s New Normal - From Russia, With Oil – Yonatan Zunger – Medium. Donald Trump's disregard for words – and truth – is finally catching up with him. Intelligence Analyst Delivers Good News: Trump's Constitutional Crimes Are Being Handled. Donald Trump's presidency might be short-lived, because 'something's gotta give' - Donald Trump's America. Robert Reich Just Revealed 4 Reasons To Impeach Trump IMMEDIATELY. Trump’s ‘evidence’ for Obama wiretap claims relies on sketchy, anonymously sourced reports. White House proposes steep budget cut to leading climate science agency.

Trump’s proposed NOAA cuts threaten national security. Damning reports emerge of Trump campaign's frequent talks with Russian intelligence. U.S. Allies Conduct Intelligence Operation Against Trump Staff and Associates, Intercepted Communications. The Trump Resistance Plan: A Timeline – Russia and President Trump. Wall Street - Free to plunder. An Actual American War Criminal May Become Our Second-Ranking Diplomat - Steve Bannon Grabs Reins Even Tighter; Congress, Corporations Silent. Busted: Donald Trump caught on tape trading White House favors to paying Mar-a-Lago members - Palmer Report. US in the middle of a coup by Donald Trump, Michael Moore warns. Trump's Attempt To Put Neo-Nazi Bannon On National Security Council Just Backfired. Trump Conflicts Of Interest: Supreme Court Nominee Could Hear Case Affecting Trump Golf Courses.