Kamala Harris received money from Donald Trump as recently as six years ago. Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner hosted a Park Avenue fundraiser for Cory Booker. Kirsten Gillibrand took in Trump family donations three times across a seven-year period — and then gave a similar amount of money to a nonprofit years later after the president mocked her in a tweet. As the president gears up for his re-election fight, donor records show that six of the declared or potential Democrats itching to take him on have themselves been the beneficiaries of his — or his daughter’s — largesse.Story Continued Below Harris, Booker and Gillibrand — along with Joe Biden, John Kerry and Terry McAuliffe — all share a common bond of receiving Trump family donations, adding another wrinkle to a crowded primary where candidates are expected to trumpet their distance from the president. An ideological shapeshifter whose decades in the public eye have spanned stints as a Republican, … [Read more...] about Trump spread money around to 2020 Dems
WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee on Monday launched an investigation into potential Constitutional abuses and public corruption by President Trump with a sweeping request for documents from the president's family, businesses and administration. Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., said the requests issued to 81 individuals and entities would help the committee probe three main topics: obstruction of justice, including the potential interference by the president into criminal investigations; public corruption, including violations of the emoluments clause; and abuses of power, including attacks on the free press, the judiciary and law enforcement agencies. Each topic could well form the basis of an impeachment effort of Trump by the Democratic-controlled House, though Nadler and committee aides stress that they begin their inquiry without that specifically in mind. Recipients of document request letters Monday are a who's-who of the Trump universe — the … [Read more...] about House Judiciary Committee launches investigation into potential Trump abuses
Jonathan Greenberg, The Washington Post Published 11:36 am PST, Friday, February 22, 2019 President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House February 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. Liu is in Washington with the Chinese delegation to participate in the U.S.-China trade talks. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) less President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House February 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. Liu is in Washington with the Chinese delegation to ... more Photo: Alex Wong, Staff / Getty Images Photo: Alex Wong, Staff / Getty Images Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close Image 1 of 15 President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with … [Read more...] about The 6 essential cons that define Trump’s success
President Donald Trump on Friday signed a deal for far less money than he wanted to start to put up a tiny fraction of a slat-fence variety of the long-promised border wall he says he’s been building but hasn’t. It was clearly a loss. He still called it a win. “Nobody’s done the job that we’ve done on the border,” Trump said in the midst of his meandering Rose Garden remarks. “No matter the money, we’re getting it done. Whether it’s $8 billion or $2 billion or $1 1/2 billion, it’s going to build a lot of wall. We’re getting it done.”Story Continued Below Trump declaring a national emergency on the Mexican border: a first. Trump painting over inconvenient facts: not at all a first. His whole life, from courtrooms and boardrooms in New York to the suites and the jangling halls of his casinos in New Jersey to his unlikely political ascent and now his two-plus haywire years in the White House, Trump unceasingly has … [Read more...] about Can Trump Spin a Wall From Nothing?
White House White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders sought Tuesday to distance the White House from allegations of misusing money from President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee, though she did not deny that any illegal activity might have taken place. Trump’s inaugural committee, which is just one more extension of the Trump universe under scrutiny from federal prosecutors, was hit with a subpoena on Monday for documents reportedly related to the nonprofit’s donors and whether they received any benefits for their contributions. Prosecutors also sought information about attendees at Trump’s 2017 swearing-in and whether any donations were made on behalf of foreign nationals. Story Continued Below Asked on CNN’s “New Day” if she were confident no illegal activity took place on the committee, Sanders said, “I'm reading the same reports you are this morning, gathering the information.” She deferred specific questions to … [Read more...] about Sanders on Trump inaugural committee subpoena: ‘This has nothing to do with the White House’