Kate Andrews 25 March 2019 5:45 PM 25 March 2019 5:45 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp If you follow the US president on Twitter, you might think that every day is Donald Day. But Sunday was a particularly good day for Trump After two years of special counsel Robert Mueller investigating possible collusion between Trump, his officials and the Russian government, the verdict was finally delivered: not guilty. The letter from attorney general William Barr to Congress explains “the special counsel did not find that any US person or Trump campaign official conspired or knowingly co-ordinated with Russia.” On the issue of obstructing justice, the evidence “was not sufficient”, and so the “special counsel therefore did not draw a conclusion.” In short, Donald Trump is a free man. Of course, this is only the end of the beginning. US political operatives are already working to politicise Mueller’s … [Read more...] about It’s time for Democrats to face up to the truth about Donald Trump
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How far should artists allow the bleeding edge of the present into their work? The performance artist Bryony Kimmings supplies one answer in I’m a Phoenix, Bitch, which uses video, music and old-fashioned projection to tell the story of her baby son Frank’s terrifying seizures, the end of her relationship and her own descent into the hell of post-natal depression. In under 80 minutes, Kimmings goes from cracking jokes in gym gear to the depths of misery, as she imagines herself drowning in the stream outside the cottage where she lived during her son’s illness. Along the way, we meet her vicious, self-hating inner monologue – which has the voice “of a middle-aged male TV executive, for some reason”; see a pastiche of a horror film; and finally hear how she rebuilt her life, to the accompaniment of a strenuous weightlifting session. Kimmings has never been afraid to let her life into her work: one previous show chronicled her attempt to trace the … [Read more...] about Anne Washburn’s Shipwreck asks: is it too soon to write a play about Donald Trump?
ANDREW McCabe has made explosive claims about Donald Trump, saying that the president trusted Putin over his own US intelligence over North Korea. But what else has he said and how did Donald Trump react? Here's what we know. What did Andrew McCabe say about Donald Trump? FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe claimed that Trump said he trusted Vladimir Putin over his own US intelligence regarding North Korean ballistic missiles. McCabe said an FBI official informed him that Trump was told by Putin that Kim Jong-un’s long-range nukes could not yet reach the US. And despite being told by American spy agencies that their intelligence suggested North Korea could hit the US, Trump reportedly sided with the Russian President. “I don't care. I believe Putin,” Trump said, according to McCabe. McCabe, who was speaking on 60 Minutes, confirmed that he was not present at the meeting, but was told about the exchange by an FBI colleague. Speaking about the security briefing, … [Read more...] about What did Andrew McCabe say about Donald Trump and how did the US President react?
President Donald Trump is now classed in the "obese range' after piling on the pounds during his presidency. However the 72-year-old remains in "very good health overall," according to the results of a physical examination conducted last week. "After taking into account all the laboratory results, examinations and specialist recommendations, it is my determination that the president remains in very good health overall," the president's physician, Sean Conley, wrote in a memo on Thursday. A copy of the memo was released by the White House. The memo, which detailed the findings of an examination of Trump that Conley led on Friday, said the 72-year-old president weighed 243 pounds (110.2 kg), up from 239 pounds (108.4 kg) in early 2018. The findings pushed Trump into the obese range under a widely used government body mass index that aims to measure body fat based on height and weight. Little more than a year ago, Trump's doctor directed him to try to lose 10 to 15 pounds (4.5 to 6.8 kg) … [Read more...] about New health report reveals something big about Donald Trump
Margaret Cannon Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 10:37 PM EST Feb 1, 2019 A description of Donald Trump's presidency in a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor's course syllabus has set off the latest debate over academic freedom and political bias on university campuses. In his course description, political science professor Kenneth Mayer terms the Trump presidency the most “unconventional presidency in American history, with a president who gleefully flouts the norms of governing and presidential behavior that have structured the office since George Washington.” He continues by saying that Trump supporters “rejoice in his contempt for what they insist is a corrupt D.C. establishment. If elites are against it, Trump’s supporters are for it.” McKenna Collins, a senior studying communication arts who signed up for "The American Presidency" class, said the description left her feeling intimidated and … [Read more...] about UW professor’s description of Donald Trump presidency stokes debate