US Senator Elizabeth Warren, a liberal firebrand and Wall Street antagonist, took the first step toward a 2020 White House run on Monday, becoming the most prominent Democrat to announce a challenge to Republican President Donald Trump. Ms Warren said she had formed an exploratory committee, which will allow her to begin raising campaign funding as part of what is expected to be a crowded Democratic field before the November 2020 presidential election. Ms Warren, 69, who became a senator from Massachusetts in 2013, has frequently clashed with Mr Trump, who has cast aspersions on Warren's claim to Native American ancestry and mockingly referred to her as "Pocahontas". Ms Warren released a video in which she outlines her vision of a path to opportunity for all Americans, not just the wealthy. "Every person in America should be able to work hard, play by the same set of rules, & take care of themselves & the people they love," she said in a Twitter post. "That's what I'm fighting … [Read more...] about Elizabeth Warren to run for US President against Donald Trump
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SINCE entering the White House on January 20 2017, dozens have left Donald Trump's administration - some were fired and some resigned. So who did the US President fire and who quit? Here's everything you need to know. Who has Donald Trump fired? James Comey The seventh director of the FBI was fired by Trump on May 9 2017. His dismissal was one of the most controversial under Trump's presidency. Comey had been leading the investigation into Trump's possible collusion with Russia to influence the result of the presidential election. Trump sent a termination letter which said the action was recommended by Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein, however he later gave a variety of other reasons to validate his decision. Comey claims Trump asked him to "let go" of potential charges against Michael Flynn. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel to lead the investigation into Russian collusion after Comey's dismissal. Sally Yates The acting US … [Read more...] about Who has Donald Trump fired and who has resigned from his administration?
opinion Michael O'Hanlon Opinion contributor Published 11:06 AM EST Dec 21, 2018 The seismic shocks of the announced resignation of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will reverberate for months. Like most, I am only beginning to take stock of the new reality. The consequences will stretch from Washington to China, Russia, North Korea, and beyond. Mattis has been the rock upon which the Trump administration, and this nation's security, has largely rested for two years. I will miss Mattis for many reasons. His experience in combat, his camaraderie with troops and his love for them, his steady hand in crisis management, and at least until recently his credibility with President Trump have all been huge advantages for the nation. He has often been called the adult in the room — when one imagines what many of the conversations in the Situation Room of the White House have been like these last two years. I will also miss Mattis for his … [Read more...] about With Jim Mattis’ resignation, Donald Trump will have to reshape goals
The British ex-spy who authored the infamous dossier alleging collusion between Donald Trump and the Kremlin said one of his goals was to give Hillary Clinton legal basis to challenge the 2016 election results. Christopher Steele’s salacious 17-page report was commissioned by Fusion GPS, a firm connected to Clinton’s campaign. “Based on that advice, parties such as the Democratic National Committee and HFACC Inc. (also known as ‘Hillary for America’) could consider steps they would be legally entitled to take to challenge the validity of the outcome of that election,” Steele wrote in recently unsealed declaration that was published by the Washington Times. Also on rt.com Comey admits FBI failed to verify Steele Dossier it used to obtain a spy warrant on Trump's aide His statement is part of a series of answers which Steele provided in a defamation suit brought by three Russians who head Alfa Bank, who were named in the dossier as part of the … [Read more...] about Trump-Russia dossier was created so Clinton could challenge 2016 election results – Steele
David Jackson USA TODAY Published 8:32 PM EST Dec 14, 2018 WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced Friday that Mick Mulvaney, the administration's top budget official, will serve as acting White House chief of staff – taking over a daunting task of managing a president who doesn't like to be managed. Mulvaney, 51, director of the Office of Management and Budget, will take over the high-profile and difficult job from John Kelly, who is expected to leave by the end of the year. The president said in a tweet that Mulvaney will serve as acting chief of staff. "Mick has done an outstanding job while in the Administration," Trump said in a tweet on Friday, ending days of speculation about the position. "I look forward to working with him in this new capacity as we continue to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" Mulvaney, a lawyer and former South Carolina congressman, will have to accommodate a boss who likes to … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s next chief of staff: Mick Mulvaney