Conservative Twitter has been in full gloat-mode after the Special Counsel team called a BuzzFeed report claiming Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen lied to Congress on his boss' orders "not accurate." Twitter has been set alight by a sudden twist in a BuzzFeed story that claimed to have proof that President Donald Trump directly instructed his former attorney, Michael Cohen, to lie before Congress on his plans to build a hotel in Moscow that would have seen him meeting Russian officials. After the "bombshell" was picked up (to a great extent uncritically) by the mainstream media, which floated impeachment through a legion of ever-ready pundits, the scoop was busted by the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller himself. Mueller's spokesman, Peter Carr, said that the "description of specific statements to the Special Counsel's Office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen's Congressional testimony are not accurate." … [Read more...] about Twitter pillories BuzzFeed after Mueller team dismisses ‘bombshell’ on Cohen & Trump
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Kevin Johnson and Bart Jansen and Brad Heath USA TODAY Published 8:29 AM EST Dec 30, 2018 Less than a month after declaring his long-shot candidacy for president in 2015, Donald Trump told a Las Vegas gathering he would get along “very nicely” with Russian President Vladimir Putin and there was no need to continue U.S. sanctions against Russia. “I know Putin,” Trump said at the FreedomFest libertarian conference. “I’ll tell you what: We get along with Putin.” The encounter meant little in the early days of a campaign that many regarded as another Trump exercise in personal vanity. But three years later, the episode involving young Russian gun-rights activist Maria Butina marks one of the earliest known and most direct efforts in the Russian government’s campaign to probe the U.S. political system and Trump's unlikely ascendancy within it. Earlier this month, Butina pleaded guilty to serving as an unregistered agent of the … [Read more...] about Forces that threaten Donald Trump’s presidency come into focus
When people are shot in America, its current president has habit of suggesting extra guns. So the news that he has banned rapid-fire bump stocks that enable killers to kill more people is a bit of a head-scratcher. Whyever would someone who relies on the National Rifle Association, who promised its members he would "never, ever let you down", whose response to mass shootings has always been to say more people should be shot, perform such a u-turn? After all, the most high-profile bump stock shooting spree of late was in Las Vegas last year, when deranged gambler Stephen Paddock killed 58 and wounded 851 from the window of his hotel suite. The bump stocks he adapted many of his 23 rifles with allowed him to spray the crowds with 1,000 rounds in just 11 minutes. Trump's response was to send his "warmest condolences". Two months later, when laws were suggested to ban bump stocks, the NRA objected on the grounds they were "commonly-owned firearm accessories". Rather than say that was the … [Read more...] about ‘Did Donald Trump just do something to stop mass shootings?’
ONE of Donald Trump's most famous campaign pledges was to construct a "great, great wall" on America's southern border with Mexico. Designs have been revealed but with questions over funding and congressional support for the project, will Trump ever see the "big, beautiful wall" he promised his supporters? Why does Trump want to build the wall? During his presidential campaign, Trump promised supporters he would take a hard stance on immigration and build a giant wall on the country's southern border. He maintained Mexico would have to pay for it, saying he wanted to construct a barrier to keep out illegal migrants. The tycoon said he would build an "impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall" between the US and Mexico. In controversial speeches, he branded Mexicans "rapists" and "criminals" who were bringing problems into the United States. The policy proved popular with voters in some heartland Republican areas as Trump unexpectedly swept into the … [Read more...] about Is Donald Trump building the wall, what will the US-Mexico border look like, who’s paying for it and how much will it cost?
US President Donald Trump has told reporters that the shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue on Sunday (NZ Time) had little to do with gun laws and that the killings might have been prevented if there was an armed guard inside the building. "If they had some kind of a protection inside the temple maybe it could have been a very much different situation," Mr Trump said to reporters about the shooting at a synagogue that was holding a shabbat religious service. Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: Multiple dead, police shot at Donald Trump wants to arm teachers with guns Donald Trump tells NRA lack of guns behind European terrorism "They didn't and he was able to do things that unfortunately he shouldn't have been able to do," Mr Trump said before getting on Air Force One to fly to Indianapolis for a farmers' convention. A gunman killed at least eight people and injured 12 in an attack on a Pittsburgh synagogue during Sabbath religious services on Sunday morning, and a suspect is in custody for … [Read more...] about Donald Trump says Pittsburgh synagogue shooting could have been prevented with armed guards