National Newswatch

Trump attacks protections for immigrants from ‘shithole’ countries in Oval Office meeting

Jan 11 2018 — — President Trump grew frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they floated restoring protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan immigration deal, according to two people briefed on the meeting. “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Trump said, according […]

Netanyahu’s son brags about prostitutes, $20 billion deal for friend’s dad in strip club rant

Jan 10 2018 — — The conversation between the young men, lubricated with alcohol, meandered past several ribald topics: disparaging, misogynistic comments about women; money borrowed to pay a stripper, a late-night search for a prostitute. Three years later, recordings of their exchange have shaken Israel’s political establishment and rippled around the world because of one of the men involved […]

Federal prosecutors looking into $285m loan given to Kushner’s real estate company one month before election

Dec 28 2017 — — Federal prosecutors have requested records related to a $285 million loan that Deutsche Bank gave Jared Kushner’s family real estate company one month before Election Day, the company confirmed this week. The records were sought by prosecutors in Brooklyn and do not appear related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the […]

It’s ‘very gold’: The presidential coin undergoes a Trumpian makeover

Dec 23 2017 — — For two decades, the commander in chief has doled out distinguished-looking coins as personal mementos. Now, the presidential “challenge coin” has undergone a Trumpian transformation. The presidential seal has been replaced by an eagle bearing President Trump’s signature. The eagle’s head faces right, not left, as on the seal. The 13 arrows representing the original […]

Trump advisers vent frustrations about 2018 strategy as president listens

Dec 22 2017 — — Within hours of celebrating President Trump’s biggest legislative achievement, at the South Portico of the White House on Wednesday, his aides and outside advisers had a spirited, and at times tense, discussion with him about the political outlook ahead of next year’s midterm elections. The gathering saw tempers flare as aides vented their frustrations with […]