World North Korea Donald Trump Kim Jong Un President Donald Trump and Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un finished their historic meeting in Singapore by signing a document together in front of the world’s press; a new agreement between America and North Korea committing them to "peace and prosperity."It also refers to Kim's "firm and unwavering committment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."The meeting almost did not go ahead when Trump cancelled it during a diplomatic spat. But he put it back on after Kim sent Trump a letter. And now, after months of exchanging threats of nuclear war, the two leaders have reached what appears to be an amicable detente.One crucial aspect of any deal is a commitment to denuclearization by Pyongyang. Trump wants North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program. The regime is nearing the development of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead to the U.S. mainland. For Trump, this is an … [Read more...] about Korea Summit Document: What Did Trump and Kim Jong Un Agree in Singapore?
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly told the White House he may quit if Trump fires Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein. (AP) Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly told the White House that he may quit should President Trump fire Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein -- the latest in a tense standoff between the White House and the Justice Department. Trump has repeatedly attacked both Sessions and Rosenstein and renewed that criticism after the April 9 raid this month on the office and hotel room of his personal attorney Michael Cohen -- a move signed off on by Rosenstein, who is now overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe. Sources told Fox News that Rosenstein told Trump he is not a target of the investigation into Cohen. Immediately after the raid, Trump described Sessions’ decision in early 2017 to recuse himself from investigations related to Russia and the Trump campaign as a “terrible mistake for the country.” He also blasted Rosenstein for … [Read more...] about Sessions reportedly says he may quit if Rosenstein is sacked; what is Trump saying?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Politics Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Philip Bump by Philip Bump Email the author April 20 at 8:51 AM Email the author President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, in 2017. (Jorge Silva/Reuters) This article has been updated. By the top of the second page of the first memo former FBI director James B. Comey wrote to memorialize his conversations with President Trump, prostitutes are mentioned. Sex workers … [Read more...] about When did Trump and Putin talk about ‘hookers’?
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Checkpoint Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Paul Sonne by Paul Sonne Email the author April 11 at 1:20 PM Email the author President Trump tweeted: “Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and ‘smart!'” (Chris Kleponis/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock) President Trump woke up Wednesday morning and warned Russia to get ready for the missiles he is planning to launch into Syria, suggesting that … [Read more...] about What did Trump mean when he said the U.S. missiles heading for Syria are ‘smart’?
Driving the Day Good Monday morning. 67 DAYS until Donald Trump is inaugurated as president of the United States. Listen to Playbook in 90 Seconds http://bit.ly/2eSCsbZ … Subscribe on iTunes: http://apple.co/2f1856AStory Continued Below CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS are already planning for early action on legislation that would allow for deporting illegal immigrants who are members of violent gangs -- a plank of Donald Trump’s immigration enforcement platform. Top Republicans on Capitol Hill say the legislation will get a vote soon after Donald Trump is inaugurated as president in 2017. Democrats point out that the Obama administration has already been deporting violent immigrants. REGULATORY REFORM will be an early priority as well, including changes to lending laws. WE BET several of Trump’s key planks will fall flat on their face. Term limits? Get real. Do you think the Republican Senate will pass a term-limit bill? No. Not a chance. We’re still curious what … [Read more...] about GOP preps immigration legislation — THE PLAYBOOK INTERVIEW: Sen. Rob Portman — What is Trump saying about lobbyists? — ELIANA JOHNSON and TARA PALMERI to Politico — B’DAY: Valerie Jarrett
Last Updated Jan 15, 2018 1:41 PM EST The debate over President Trump's use of vulgar language when discussing immigration appears to be shifting, leaving some to question what exactly the president said in his Oval Office meeting last week. National Review editor Rich Lowry says the president didn't use the word sh*thole but rather, sh*thouse. "He used a different -- my understanding from the meeting, he used a different, but very closely related vulgarity. He said 's-house,' and not 's-hole.' That's not going to make a difference to anyone. But the general remarks -- yes -- I'd like to have a transcript, because everyone is putting so much weight on this to see exactly what was said in what ways, but the general tenor of the discussion has been reported accurately," Lowry told ABC's This Week with George Stephanopoulos on Sunday. Neither word has positive connotations, and their meanings are similar. A "sh*thole" is "an extremely dirty, shabby, or otherwise unpleasant … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Did Trump say sh*thole or sh*thouse?
Last Updated Jan 25, 2018 11:41 AM EST President Trump said Thursday that U.S. aid to the Palestinians won't continue until they're willing to "sit down and negotiate peace." At a bilateral meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Mr. Trump said that the Palestinians "disrespected" the U.S. a week ago by not allowing Vice President Mike Pence to see them on his trip to the Middle East. He suggested, therefore, the aid money is on the table. "This was never brought up by any negotiators," Trump said, "But it's brought up by me." Mr. Trump alluded to his decision in December to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's official capital, breaking the U.S.'s longstanding policy that the city's final status should be determined by peace negotiations. "We took Jerusalem off the table so we don't have to talk about it anymore," he said Thursday. "What I did with Jerusalem was my honor." In December, however, the president said, "We are … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Trump says U.S. aid to Palestinians won’t continue until they return to peace talks
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a central figure in the ongoing controversy over the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, agreed Friday to brief members of the Senate next week about Comey's ouster. Rosenstein has been on the job for only a few weeks, but his role in President Trump's firing of the FBI chief has come under enormous scrutiny from Democrats on Capitol Hill. Rosenstein met with Mr. Trump Monday before writing a memo criticizing Comey for his handling of the investigation in Hillary Clinton's email use. White House officials, including Vice President Mike Pence, said earlier in the week that Mr. Trump acted entirely on Rosenstein's recommendation when firing Comey. However, Mr. Trump told NBC News Thursday he had already decided to dismiss Comey before he met with Rosenstein Monday. The evolving explanations from Mr. Trump and his team raise questions about why Rosenstein wrote the memo, CBS News chief Washington correspondent and anchor of "Face … [Read more...] about John Dickerson on Comey firing: What did Deputy AG Rosenstein think would happen?
Opinion By Ruben Navarrette Jr. Published 6:00 pm, Tuesday, August 4, 2015 READ ANOTHER OPINION Potent legal claims throw Trump on the defensive A reminder of just how wrong Trump apologists were Republicans demonstrate they aren't up to the task of... What authoritarians do: Attack the apolitical administration... I can’t believe I’m saying this, but Donald Trump may be good for the immigration debate after all. Trump is a refreshing change from those in both parties who are too afraid to speak the truth about the jobs done by illegal immigrants. Also, Trump doesn’t let his opposition to illegal immigration interfere with his support for legal immigration. When as many as 17 candidates gather this week for a pair of GOP presidential debates — the main event at the Donald Trump Debate, and an undercard matchup at the kids’ table — we are sure to hear a lot about Trump’s views on immigration. Yet, those views are becoming … [Read more...] about Listen to what Donald Trump says about immigration
WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico (all times local): 12:10 a.m. President Donald Trump says "We're going to have to wipe out" Puerto Rico's debt in the wake of destruction caused by Hurricane Maria. He tells Fox News in an interview that: "We're going to work something out." He goes on to say: "We have to look at their whole debt structure. You know, they owe a lot of money to your friends on Wall Street. And we're going to have to wipe that out." The White House did not immediately respond to questions about how the president wanted to do that. Trump spoke to Fox in San Juan, Puerto Rico, which he toured Tuesday. Before the storm, the island's government was in the midst of bitter negotiations with creditors to restructure a portion of its $73 billion in debt. The island's previous governor had declared that debt unpayable. ___ 8:45 p.m. President Donald Trump is congratulating Puerto Rico for escaping the higher death toll of "a real catastrophe … [Read more...] about The Latest: Trump says US must ‘wipe out’ Puerto Rico debt