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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged in prostitution ring

Feb 22 2019 — — Robert Kraft, a long-time friend of President Trump and owner of the New England Patriots, faces charges in a prostitution sting connected to Florida spas, police said Friday. Kraft, 77, is facing two charges of soliciting prostitution, police in Jupiter, Fla., said during a news conference. Two instances of Kraft at the Orchids of Asia […]

Trump picks ex-oil lobbyist David Bernhardt for Interior secretary

Feb 4 2019 — — President Trump is picking David Bernhardt, a former energy lobbyist, to be the Interior Department’s next secretary. Bernhardt, whose past clients include oil companies and others with business before the Interior Department, became the agency’s deputy secretary in 2017 and has led the department on an interim basis since former Secretary Ryan Zinke resigned amid […]

Drama builds around Stone in Mueller probe

Nov 4 2018 — — Robert Mueller continues to zero in on Roger Stone as speculation builds that the special counsel could take a major overt step in his Russia investigation following the midterm elections next week.

U.S. trade chief casts doubt on Canada joining new NAFTA deal

Sep 25 2018 — — U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday cast doubt on the prospects of the U.S. and Mexico reaching a deal with Canada on an updated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) by the Sunday deadline. “The fact is, Canada is not making concessions in areas where we think they’re essential,” Lighthizer told the Concordia Summit […]

Aides caught unaware of Trump’s personal phone call to Trudeau

Jul 7 2018 — — White House aides were reportedly caught off guard by President Trump’s informal phone call with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, learning about the call only after Canada’s foreign ministry published a readout. The Washington Post reports that Trump began handing out his personal cellphone number to a few world leaders shortly after his inauguration, including […]

GOP senator rips Navarro’s comments on Trudeau: ‘This cannot be our party’

Jun 10 2018 — — Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) ripped White House National Trade Council director Peter Navarro on Sunday for comments he had made earlier lashing out at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, saying the remarks cannot be representative of the Republican Party. “Fellow Republicans, this is not who we are. This cannot be our party,” Flake said in […]

Giuliani: Melania Trump ‘believes her husband’ over Stormy Daniels

Jun 6 2018 — — Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday said first lady Melania Trump believes President Trump’s denials that he had an affair with adult-film star Stormy Daniels and suggested Daniels lacks credibility because of her profession. “She believes her husband and she doesn’t think it’s true,” Giuliani, who joined Trump’s legal team in April, said of the first lady […]

Kudlow: Trudeau ‘overreacting’ to tariffs

Jun 3 2018 — — White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Sunday said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is “overreacting” to the Trump administration’s decision to impose steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada. “To say that this is an attack on Canada is not right,” Kudlow told “Fox News Sunday.”

Trudeau on possible auto tariffs: Trump shows flimsy logic

May 24 2018 — — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday slammed President Trump for considering a slew of tariffs on automobile imports. “I am — even more than I was with steel and aluminum — trying to figure out where a possible national security connection is,” Trudeau told Reuters in an interview.

Giuliani calls for Sessions to ‘step in’ on Cohen investigation

May 3 2018 — — Rudy Giuliani called for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to intervene in the Michael Cohen case and put the people behind the probe “under investigation” in a phone call with The Hill on Thursday. “I am waiting for the Attorney General to step in, in his role as defender of justice, and put these people under […]

Panetta: Kelly has become a ‘virtual White House intern’

Apr 7 2018 — — Former chief of staff to Bill Clinton, Leon Panetta, told The Washington Post that as chief of staff John Kelly loses power in the Oval Office he becomes a “virtual White House intern.” “When you lose that power,” Panetta told the Post, “you become a virtual White House intern, being told where to go and […]

Retired general tears into Kushner: ‘Simply outrageous’ he is leading representative of US

Mar 22 2018 — — A retired four-star Army general during an interview Wednesday tore into White House adviser Jared Kushner. “Putting Jared Kushner, a 30-something person with no foreign policy or defense policy experience, as a leading representative of the United States is simply outrageous,” retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey told MSNBC. He also warned that Kushner’s portfolio shows the […]