National Newswatch

Manafort hit with 16 charges in N.Y. moments after D.C. sentencing

Mar 13 2019 — — Paul Manafort has been indicted by a Manhattan grand jury in connection with a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme, according to court documents obtained by NBC News. Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, was indicted on 16 counts tied to residential mortgage fraud and conspiracy, according to the indictment unsealed Wednesday.

Trump announces FAA will issue emergency order to ground Boeing 737 Max jets

Mar 13 2019 — — President Donald Trump announced an upcoming emergency order Wednesday grounding Boeing 737 Max jn the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday and the Lion Air accident in October that together killed 346 people. Transport Minister Marc Garneau’s announcement that the jets would not be allowed to fly into the country’s airspace followed the […]

Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman among 50 charged in college admissions scheme

Mar 12 2019 — — Hollywood actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman are among 50 people charged in a $25 million college entrance exam cheating scheme, according to court documents unsealed in Boston on Tuesday. The alleged scam focused on getting students admitted to elite universities as recruited athletes, regardless of their athletic abilities, and helping potential students cheat on […]

John Kelly differs with Trump on immigration, mum on security clearances

Mar 7 2019 — — Former White House chief of staff John Kelly said he disagreed with some Trump administration policies — particularly on immigration — but dodged questions Wednesday about the president reportedly intervening to secure top-secret security clearances for his daughter Ivanka Trump and son–in–law, Jared Kushner.

North Korea rebuilding long-range rocket site, photos show

Mar 6 2019 — — North Korea is pursuing the “rapid rebuilding” of the long-range rocket site at Sohae Launch Facility, according to new commercial imagery and an analysis from the researchers at Beyond Parallel. Sohae Satellite Launching Station, North Korea’s only operational space launch facility, has been used in the past for satellite launches. These launches use similar technology […]

House Judiciary Committee launches investigation into potential Trump abuses

Mar 4 2019 — — The House Judiciary Committee on Monday launched an investigation into potential Constitutional abuses and public corruption by President Donald Trump, sending a sweeping request for documents from the president’s family, businesses and administration. Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., said the requests issued to 81 individuals and entities would help the committee probe three main topics: […]

Tornadoes kill at least 23, injure dozens more in Alabama

Mar 4 2019 — — At least 23 people were killed and dozens more were injured Sunday when at least two powerful tornadoes swept through eastern Alabama, authorities said. The deaths were in Lee County. East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, the county seat, said that it was treating more than 40 patients and that an undetermined number of others […]

North Korea nuclear summit ends abruptly with no deal

Feb 28 2019 — — No deal. President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un abruptly broke off their nuclear summit here Thursday, canceling a planned signing ceremony. “Sometimes you have to walk and I think that was one of these times,” Trump said at a press conference that was moved forward by almost two hours after the […]

Trump dines with Kim in Vietnam just before Cohen goes nuclear on Capitol Hill

Feb 27 2019 — — President Donald Trump broke bread with his “friend” Kim Jong Un here Wednesday night to open their second nuclear summit just hours before former Trump attorney Michael Cohen was due to deliver a damning account of the president’s business and campaign practices in an open congressional hearing half a world away.

Michael Cohen plans to testify that Trump is ‘a racist’ and a ‘con man’

Feb 27 2019 — — President Donald Trump knew in advance that WikiLeaks was going to release hacked Democratic emails during the 2016 election, his former personal lawyer plans to say at an open congressional hearing Wednesday. Michael Cohen will also call Trump a “con man” and “a cheat” and allege that the president not only lied about his ongoing […]