Trump speechwriter fired amid scrutiny of appearance with white nationalists

Darren Beattie was removed Friday after a media inquiry about his appearance at a conference featuring a white nationalist.

Nixon had an enemies list. Now so does Trump.

Half a century after Nixon’s secret list was revealed during the Watergate hearings, Trump is threatening to pull the security clearances of those who have criticized him or played a role in the Russia investigation.

From ‘men are disposable’ to ‘truth isn’t truth’: Giuliani’s weirdest moments so far

No one says it quite like Rudy Giuliani.

In his four months as one of President Donald Trump’s personal attorneys, the former New York City mayor has blitzed media green rooms, befuddled legal experts and caused headaches for the White House. Even Trump once told reporters Giuliani would "get his facts straight" eventually.

On the heels of his latest eyebrow-raising pronouncement, here’s a look at Giuliani’s oddest recent moments.

1. "They funneled through a law firm and the president repaid it."

Fresh into his new assignment as an legal adviser to the president, Giuliani appeared on Fox News host Sean Hannity’s program on May 2 for what should have been a friendly interview.

Instead, Giuliani contradicted months of Trump-team statements that the president was not aware of a $130,000 payment during the 2016 campaign to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, which she says was "hush money" to buy Continue reading “From ‘men are disposable’ to ‘truth isn’t truth’: Giuliani’s weirdest moments so far”

Fox News analyst calls Trump’s McCarthy tweet ‘ridiculous’ 

Fox News’s senior political analyst brushed off President Trump’s most recent Twitter attack against special counsel Robert Mueller, in which the president compared Mueller to Sen. Joseph McCarthy….

GOP Sen. Ron Johnson Says John Brennan ‘Abused His Privilege’

The Senate homeland security chairman seemed to defend Trump on pulling the ex-CIA chief's security clearance, but not without some hedging.

Intel officials concerned Brennan’s criticism of Trump went too far

Intelligence officials on Sunday expressed concern that ex-CIA Director John Brennan has waded too far into politics with his vehement criticism of President Trump, days after the administration drew critical fire for rev…

Omarosa: Trump Wants ‘A Race War’

"He had his agenda and that agenda did not include advancing and uniting the African-American community."

McGahn seen as ‘undercover operative’ in Trump’s White House

President Donald Trump is claiming his White House lawyer, Don McGahn, was representing his interests, and following his orders, when he voluntarily testified before the special counsel in multiple sessions.

And former administration officials said it’s unlikely that McGahn would still be serving in his top position in the administration if he had actually shared incriminating information about the president with Robert Mueller’s team.

“I can’t imagine that McGahn would still be White House counsel if he had produced any damaging information,” said Mark Corallo, a former spokesman for the president’s legal team. “He’d have resigned.”

But the New York Times’ revelation that McGahn has spoken to Mueller’s team for more than 30 hours over the past nine months has lawyers baffled — and noting that McGahn could have still filled in crucial blanks for Mueller, even if he didn’t hand over anything that could jeopardize his boss.

“The Continue reading “McGahn seen as ‘undercover operative’ in Trump’s White House”

Obama shares list of recent reads

Former President Obama on Sunday shared a list of some of his recent summer reads.In a post on Facebook, Obama listed…

Watergate’s John Dean rips Trump: I doubt you have any idea what McGahn told Mueller

Former White House counsel to President Nixon, John Dean, ripped President Trump on Sunday, saying he doubts Trump has any idea what White House counsel Donald McGahn…

Brennan says he’s willing to take Trump to court over security clearances

“I am going to do whatever I can personally to try to prevent these abuses in the future, and if it means going to court, I will do that,” said the former CIA director, a prominent Trump critic who was stripped of his clearance last week.

John Brennan Stands By His Claim That Trump’s Behavior Is ‘Treasonous’

“I have seen the lights blinking red in terms of what Mr. Trump has done and is doing,” he said.

Mick Mulvaney Suggests Military Parade Canceled For Reasons Besides Money

The White House budget director hinted that Trump's rocky relationship with Washington city officials played a role.

‘Truth isn’t truth’: Giuliani weighs risks of possible Trump interview in Russia probe

Christie predicts White House will regret not invoking executive privilege

Former Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) said Sunday morning that President Trump will regret not invoking executive or attorney-client privilege in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into any ties between Trump camp…

Montana governor supports assault weapon ban

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Sunday said he would support a ban on semiautomatic weapons — the strongest stance the Democratic governor has taken on gun control as he weighs a possible run for the 2020 presidential election.

Bullock told Jake Tapper on CNN’s "State of the Union" that firearm owners and those who want more gun control have the same goal: keeping their families safe.

"If we really step back for a minute, I think most folks that live in Montana and elsewhere that are firearm owners want to keep themselves and their families safe. It’s not unlike folks who say that all these school tragedies and everything that’s been happening," he said.

"What do they really want? Those same values."

Bullock in May wrote in an op-ed in the Great Falls Tribune that he would support universal background checks. That stance was much stronger than a statement Continue reading “Montana governor supports assault weapon ban”

Former Intel Officials Defend John Brennan In Wake Of Revoked Security Clearance

Retired Adm. Mike Mullen likened Trump to Richard Nixon and Joe McCarthy.

Brennan considering legal action

Former CIA Director John Brennan announced Sunday that he is willing to pursue legal action against President Donald Trump after his security clearance was revoked.

Brennan on NBC’s "Meet the Press" told Chuck Todd that he had "been contacted by a number of lawyers" who have given advice on the basis for complaint or an injunction to try to "prevent Trump from doing this in the future."

The White House announced Wednesday that it was revoking Brennan’s clearance and reviewing the clearance of a number of other former officials. The act has been seen as the White House trying to silence those who have opposed the president and his policies.

"If my clearances and my reputation, as I’m being pulled through the mud now, if that’s the price we’re going to pay to prevent Donald Trump from doing this against other people, to me it’s a small price to Continue reading “Brennan considering legal action”

Rudy Giuliani Stuns NBC’s Chuck Todd: ‘Truth Isn’t Truth’

“Mr. Mayor, do you realize... this is going to become a bad meme," Todd told the president's lawyer.

NY Lawmaker Wants To Make Calling Cops On Innocent Black People A Hate Crime

State Sen. Jesse Hamilton said a woman called 911 on him earlier this month as he canvassed in his own district.