Coats and Rogers refuse to say if Trump asked them to sway Russia probe. Two of the nation’s top intelligence officials repeatedly refused to say Wednesday whether President Donald Trump asked them to intervene in or downplay the FBI’s ongoing Russia investigation, though they said they have never felt pressure to act inappropriately.
The comments from NSA Director Mike Rogers and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats were frustrating to senators on both sides of the aisle, who sought answers about news reports that Trump had urged them to interfere in or throw cold water on ex-FBI Director James Comey’s probe. Story Continued Below "In the three-plus years that I have been director of the National Security Agency, I have never been directed to do anything I believe to be illegal, immoral, unethical or inappropriate and to the best of my recollection during that same period of service I do not recall ever feeling pressured to do so," Rogers said in testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee. Rogers also refused to comment. Trump administration suppresses CIA torture report - NationofChange.
In yet another reversal of former President Barack Obama’s decisions, the Trump administration has begun returning copies of the 6,700-page CIA torture report in accordance with Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Richard Burr’s demands.
Instead of upholding transparency, Trump has taken steps to erase the human rights violations committed by the Central Intelligence Agency from the annals of history. In December 2014, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released the executive summary on the CIA’s Rendition, Detention, and Interrogation (RDI) program. According to the summary, the CIA repeatedly lied to the Committee regarding prisoners’ deaths, the backgrounds of CIA interrogators, threats to detainees’ family members, and the effectiveness of torture. Under pseudonyms within the heavily redacted report, two retired Air Force psychologists, Dr. Bruce Jessen and Dr. Many of the CIA officers involved in the RDI program had histories of violence, abuse, and sexual assault. Historian Timothy Snyder: “It’s pretty much inevitable” that Trump will try to stage a coup and overthrow democracy.
American democracy is in crisis.
The election of Donald Trump feels like a state of emergency made normal. Trump has threatened violence against his political enemies. He has made clear he does not believe in the norms and traditions of American democracy — unless they serve his interests. Trump and his advisers consider a free press to be enemies of his regime.
Trump repeatedly lies and has a profoundly estranged relationship with empirical reality. Trump is threatening to eliminate an independent judiciary and wants to punish judges who dare to stand against his illegal and unconstitutional mandates. What can the American people do to resist Donald Trump? In an effort to answer these questions, I recently spoke with Timothy Snyder, a professor of history at Yale University. Little big man. He’s huge.
Outsized. He fills the news hole at any moment of any day. His over-tanned face glows unceasingly in living rooms across America. Never has a president been quite so big. WH Aides: Trump Decided To Break Paris Deal After French President’s Handshake Embarrassed Him. Trump’s decision to pull America out of the Paris climate accord is being described by policy experts and scientists as nothing short of catastrophic.
In a single day, Trump managed to blunder America into a mistake that will be as disastrously consequential as the Iraq War. Inside Trump’s anger and impatience — and his sudden decision to fire Comey. Every time FBI Director James B.
Comey appeared in public, an ever-watchful President Trump grew increasingly agitated that the topic was the one that he was most desperate to avoid: Russia. Trump had long questioned Comey’s loyalty and judgment, and was infuriated by what he viewed as the director’s lack of action in recent weeks on leaks from within the federal government. By last weekend, he had made up his mind: Comey had to go.
At his golf course in Bedminster, N.J., Trump groused over Comey’s latest congressional testimony, which he thought was “strange,” and grew impatient with what he viewed as his sanctimony, according to White House officials. Donald Trump’s Base Is Shrinking. A widely held tenet of the current conventional wisdom is that while President Trump might not be popular overall, he has a high floor on his support.
Trump’s sizable and enthusiastic base — perhaps 35 to 40 percent of the country — won’t abandon him any time soon, the theory goes, and they don’t necessarily care about some of the controversies that the “mainstream media” treats as game-changing developments. It’s an entirely reasonable theory. We live in a highly partisan epoch, and voters are usually loyal to politicians from their party. Trump’s Bizarre Behavior At G7 Leaves The World Questioning His Health (VIDEO) While the other six world leaders at the G7 (Group of Seven) walked a short 700 yards through Taormina, Sicilly, Donald Trump, for whatever reason, rode a golf cart.
That and several other weird behaviors leave the country and the world wondering if Trump is physically prepared to be President. The Times of London reported the six other world leaders – from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan – walked 700 yards to take a group photo at a piazza in a hilltop town. The U.S. leader decided to wait until he could get a golf cart. President Trump Has Enacted The ‘Theseus Protocol’: What Does That Mean For America? The documents referred to in this editorial are part of a trove of classified files provided to The Onion by an anonymous whistleblower in the White House.
All of these documents can be found here. While there is much to find concerning in the collection of White House files that The Onion has obtained—from the president’s struggles to comprehend the intelligence information provided to him, to the White House staff’s ineptitude at operating the West Wing rune portal, to the extremely thorough presentation the president received from the Fish and Wildlife Service on his first full day in office to familiarize him with all of the nation’s fish—no documents are more unnerving than those pertaining to a shadowy secret program known as the Theseus Protocol. What is the Theseus Protocol? What does it aim to achieve? And how will it affect the citizens of this country? Unfortunately, it appears we may never receive adequate answers to these questions. Executive Orders. The enormity of Trump’s scam is coming into view. Polling shows Medicaid is overwhelmingly popular President Trump is expected to propose $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid over the next 10 years, but polling shows that might not be a popular decision.
Polling shows Medicaid is overwhelmingly popular (Peter Stevenson/The Washington Post) President Trump is expected to propose $800 billion in cuts to Medicaid over the next 10 years, but polling shows that might not be a popular decision. (Peter Stevenson/The Washington Post) Our Embarrassment in Chief’s International Trip Is No Laughing Matter.
With his young presidency bogged down in a series of mostly self-inflicted crises, the bar for Trump’s whirlwind global tour was set so low that if he gets through it with only a handful of minor international incidents, it’ll be considered a success by many observers. After Trump delivered a somnolent reading of a tepid speech to Muslim leaders in Riyadh on Sunday—an address that literally put Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to sleep—veteran CBS broadcaster Bob Schieffer said that Trump “helped himself today because he didn’t sound like the guy at the end of the bar popping off.” Instead, said Schieffer, the president of the United States “actually sounded presidential.” And it’s true that Trump didn’t go to Saudi Arabia and say, “I think Islam hates us,” or “they’re a sick people,” or recount his phony story about Gen.
John Pershing killing Muslims with bullets dipped in pig’s blood. As Schieffer put it, “no tweets today, but a dignified speech.” Gen. What Is Trump Hiding? The documents referred to in this editorial are part of a trove of classified files provided to The Onion by an anonymous whistle-blower in the White House. All of these documents can be found here. Who is Donald Trump truly? What are the private thoughts he contemplates? And how will his presidency reshape America? As The Onion’s 300,000 staffers in its news bureaus and manual labor camps around the world continue to pore through the immense trove of documents obtained from an anonymous White House source, the answers that are emerging to these questions are deeply unnerving and suggest grave outcomes for the American people, the current international order, Wolf Blitzer, four of the five Great Lakes, and most devastatingly, the nation’s lighthouses and lighthouse keepers. However, beyond the headline-grabbing scandals of Russian collusion, tax evasion, and conflicts of interest, what these documents reveal, above all else, is that there is something haunting President Trump.
The Election Of Donald Trump: A Candidate Who United Every American Intolerance. What Can Americans Expect Under A Trump Presidency? Can Trump Follow Through On His Campaign Promises? Trump To Use Twitter For Major Policy Announcements. Trump Gives Intelligence Agencies Their Daily Briefing. NEW YORK—Sitting down with top officials from the CIA, FBI, and Defense Intelligence Agency in a Trump Tower conference room, President-elect Donald Trump reportedly gave U.S. intelligence agencies their daily briefing Tuesday morning. “With the inauguration just weeks away, the president-elect held a meeting today to bring leaders of the intelligence community up to speed on critical information that will affect his diplomatic and defense decisions as the nation’s commander-in-chief,” said Reince Priebus, Trump’s chief of staff, noting that the president-elect was planning to give briefings to intelligence officials every morning during his presidency in order to keep them closely apprised of the greatest areas of concern and latest threats to the nation.
“There’s a considerable amount of secret and highly sensitive intel about military operations and diplomatic affairs that only Mr. A Timeline Of Trump’s Relationship With The Press. President Trump routinely insists that he is treated unfairly by the press, while many in the news industry have openly expressed how difficult it can be to report on him in today’s chaotic media environment. Here is a timeline of the major events that have shaped this relationship. What Compromising Information Does Russia Have On Donald Trump?
On Tuesday, it was reported that leaders of American intelligence agencies had given Donald Trump a memo advising that Russia had gathered compromising personal information about him as part of a wider effort to disrupt the election, though these claims remain unsubstantiated and both the president-elect and the Kremlin deny these reports. Here’s a look at what damaging information Russia may have in its possession. Nation Elects First Black-Hearted President. WASHINGTON—Shattering a barrier long thought unbreakable in the United States, Donald Trump, the 70-year-old billionaire real estate mogul from New York, became the first black-hearted man in history to win the American presidency, in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
President-elect Trump, who in July became the first black-hearted nominee of a major political party, once again rewrote the history books as the first black-hearted man to capture the majority of votes in the electoral college, defeating former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in a closely contested race. Why Trump Is Mentally Unfit to Be President: Pathology of Narcissism - Rolling Stone.
At 6:35 a.m. on the morning of March 4th, President Donald Trump did what no U.S. president has ever done: He accused his predecessor of spying on him. Effects of age and dementia on temporal cycles in spontaneous speech fluency. Budget Slashes Programs for Poor, While Largely Sparing Older People. In that sense, the plan, which was quickly denounced by several organizations and congressional Democrats, would align government spending with the views of senior administration officials like Ben Carson, the head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget director, who maintain that too much help to the poor is creating dependency on the government and discouraging work.
“We are no longer going to measure compassion by the number of programs or the number of people on those programs,” Mr. The Trump Documents. The Daily 202: Trump hypocrisy continues at home and abroad. What made Trump can/will break Trump. I've just finished watching Get me Roger Stone, a new Netflix documentary about the man who's arguably produced Donald Trump's presidential victory, or at least the culture behind his dirty, populist campaign. Roger Stone has been the dark knight of American politics and the "master of right-wing political hit jobs" for the past the past five decades. From Richard Nixon's "dirty tactics" to George Bush's "fear tactics", through Reagan and Bush I, and of course Trump, Stone was active in every phase of American politics - producing lies, fake news, and character assassinations.
Informative, entertaining and at times infuriating, the documentary exposes the cynical new drivers behind the victories of the American Right. 100 days of Trump claims - Washington Post. Untitled. So what did you think a U.S. Trump Russia Leak May Have Been Legal – But It Was a Disgrace - Rolling Stone. Erik Erikson: Trump’s Russia Leak ‘Is Actually Far Worse Than What is Being Reported’ (DETAILS) Conservative pundit Erik Erikson is weighing in on Donald Trump’s decision to blab highly classified information to the Russians during a closed-door meeting at the White House and he is vouching for at least one of the sources.
In a blog post on his website, The Resurgent, Erikson said that usually, he takes “these stories about the President with a grain of salt.” But this time, things are different because he knows that the information is coming from a credible source whom he knows personally. He notes that the source is actually very pro-Trump, “or at least has been and was during Campaign 2016.” Why We’re Stuck With Trump Until He Loses Fox News. In all seriousness, Donald Trump has been President for about 114 days, or 2784 hours, of which 2782 have been in crisis mode.
I’ve subtracted the two disciplined, focused, dull-as-dirt hours that Trump managed to read from a teleprompter and relatively calmly deliver his address to Congress to the orgiastic joy of the pundit class. So, using bare numbers, the Trump Administration has been in crisis mode for 99.93% of a young Presidency. These Two Former Intelligence Chiefs Differ Sharply on Russia and Trump. NATO ‘freaking out’ as they try to figure out how to circumvent Trump’s ‘notoriously short attention span’ Escalating Tensions Lead Trump To Shake Up Inner Circle Of TV Programs. Most WTF Moments From Trump's WTF Week - Rolling Stone. Q&A: Transcript: Interview with Donald Trump. Courting trouble: Why Trumponomics won’t make America great again. Escalating Tensions Lead Trump To Shake Up Inner Circle Of TV Programs. Trump Wants ‘Goddamned Steam,’ Not Digital Catapults on Aircraft Carriers. Experts on authoritarianism are absolutely terrified by the Comey firing.
Comey Affair Sign of a Fractured American State. Naval War College prof explains how Trump’s ‘stress’ tweets are a roadmap for America’s enemies. Why Does Trump Embrace Foreign Dictators? - Rolling Stone. Trump to sign executive order to 'protect and vigorously promote religious liberty' ‘He just seemed to go crazy’: Senior GOP aides stunned by Trump’s bizarre behavior in last 24 hours. 'What Trump is attempting is no less than the destruction of America’s “national conscience.” ' The Onion Looks Back At The First 100 Days And 10 Plagues Of The Trump Administration. President Trump's Tweets: A Sentiment Analysis Of His First 100 Days. A display of unbelievable ignorance: In a real country with a real president, Trump’s AP interview would destroy him.
Donald Trump’s defining trait: his insecurity. Trump Realizes Being President Is Hard - The Atlantic. Trump Makes Total Ass Of Himself While Trying To Exploit Wounded Vet Receiving Purple Heart (VIDEO) Trump Scrambles For A Win. ‘Keeping an eye on Russia’: Internet loses it over pic of Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock at White House. Trump Administration Refusing To Disclose Names Of White House Diamond Elite Members. ‘Stupid or nefarious?’: Rachel Maddow destroys Trump administration’s many missteps in brutal review. Cackling Trump Reveals To Dinner Guests They’ve All Just Eaten Single Piece Of His Tax Returns. The New York Times Normalizes Trump's Ignorance.
Is Donald Trump Actually the Commander-in-Chief? The Daily 202: Trump doesn’t know much about history. It’s making his on-the-job training harder. Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times. Donald Trump's shifting positions on the economy, health care and North Korea have everything to do with the last person he spoke to — Quartz. Donald Trump's Tie Is Finally Free of Scotch Tape. Twitter Account Dedicated To Trump’s Ties Makes ‘Yuge’ Fashion Statement. Tracking Trump’s National-Security Conflicts of Interest. Trump Breaks Campaign Promise to Feed Chinese President Big Macs.
Trump Walks Out Before Signing Executive Orders. What-happens-country-whose-leader-cant-say-im-sorry?akid=15376.2617. Here Are Some Photographs of Donald Trump's Face and Hand. Sean Spicer Makes Odd Quip About Russian Dressing, Twitter Claps Back. Donald Trump's Ignorance Extends to Foreign Affairs. That's A Big Problem. What President Trump Can “Undo,” & More from CRS. Ivanka Trump Promotes 'Hidden Figures' As Her Dad Tries To Slash NASA Education Funding. ACHA Failed Because Trump Has No Idea How to Actually ‘Make a Deal’
White House Announces Jared Kushner Is Now Responsible For Everything. Udall introduces MAR-A-LAGO Act to see who flies south for the winter with Trump. Tonka Trump: Twitter has fun with the president’s meeting with American Trucking Association. The Reclusive Hedge-Fund Tycoon Behind the Trump Presidency. Wall Street Journal editorial compares Trump to a drunk clinging to an empty gin bottle. The American presidency is shrinking before the world’s eyes. Abbreviated pundit roundup: Trump team lies to defend itself on FBI's bombshell investigation. Aides Wrestle Drill From Trump’s Hands As He Tries To Remove Obama Listening Device From Skull. Redditors Gleefully Spoof Donald Trump’s Awkward Photo-Op With Angela Merkel. After Trump tweets embarrassingly inaccurate info, former NATO ambassador publicly educates Trump. It’s Official: You’re Paying for Trump’s Wall, Twice. Warming up for morning golf in FL, Trump tweets idiotic excuse for rudeness. Trump’s source: A greedy former judge citing an intel conspiracy theorist.
Trump Budget Would Abolish 19 Agencies, Cut Thousands of Federal Jobs. Businesswoman tied to Chinese intelligence paid $15.8 million for a Trump condo: Report. Trump’s budget calls for seismic disruption in medical and science research. BRILLIANT: The 'No TRUMP Act' Was Just Introduced in Congress in Response to Presidential Corruption. Trump transition team canceled ethics training session. Trump White House lawyers up. How Trump’s Start-Of-Term Strategy Differs From Past Presidents’ Untitled. Psychiatrist warns Trump is a ‘psychiatric Frankenstein monster’ who is at war with ‘imagined enemies’
Theconversation. Trump orders Pershing’s corpse to conduct another punitive invasion of Mexico. Tiny Trump Photos Could Annoy The President Bigly.