Variety
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Politico
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Former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta said Monday that “forces within the FBI” may have sought to elect Donald Trump as president. “There are at least forces within the FBI that wanted her to lose,” Podesta said during an interview with John Heilemann hosted by NewCo. Podesta offered no evidence to back-up his speculation. “I’m not sure they really understood the alternative, but they wanted her to lose. I think that’s one possibility.” Theseforces” could have played a role in FBI Director James Comey’s controversial decision to alert Congress 11 days before the election that the FBI was evaluating more of Clinton’s emails, Podesta said. The Clinton campaign has long pointed to Comey’s letter as a turning-point in the election which may have caused their electoral college defeat. He also said pressure from underneath Comey may have pushed him to send the letter.
TYT YouTube
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Leaked audio of Trump has just surfaced. John Iadarola and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, break down what he said. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. https://www.tytnetwork.com/go “President Donald Trump, living alone inside the White House, often hungers for friendly interaction as he adjusts to the difficult work of governance. At his clubs, he finds what’s missing. That showed last November at a cocktail and dinner reception celebrating longtime members of his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club. Deep into the process of meeting potential Cabinet nominees, the president-elect invited partygoers to stop by the next day to join the excitement. “We’re doing a lot of interviews tomorrowgenerals, dictators, we have everything,” Trump told the crowd, according to an audiotape of his closed-to-the-press remarks, obtained by POLITICO from a source in the room.
The Event Chronicle
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Both Bill Clinton and Tim Kaine are pensive in thought about their roles, whereas Hillary Clinton appears outright defiant. Of course, the attire speaks volumes as even Kaine’s wife (not shown) was dressed in purple. US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton makes a concession speech after being defeated by Republican presidential-elect Donald Trump as her running-mate Tim Kaine(R) and former president Bill Clinton look on in New York on November 9, 2016. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images) Exactly what does the Purple Revolution have to do with Pizzagate ? In fact, Pizzagate has everything to do with the Purple Revolution . It’s not every day that a full-blown revolution is carried out on American soil. The last one took place over 240 years ago and was a pretty big affair. It was also difficult to get many of the Minutemen to show up in force and on time for the First American Revolution .
MintPress News
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A front page of a Chinese newspaper with a photo of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and the headline Outsider counter attack is displayed at a newsstand in Beijing, (AP/Ng Han Guan) WASHINGTON Upon his “surprisevictory in November, international leaders expressed mixed feelings over the realization that Donald Trump would serve as the next president of the United States. While those countries strongly allied with the United States under Obama’s leadership largely expressed dismay and concern, those which had been victims of Obama-led antagonism largely celebrated Trump’s victory as a promise of a much-needed reset. China was one of the few nations to express both sentimentssimultaneously conveying its overarching optimism of working with a new administration while also making plain its concerns over Trump’s campaign promises to change trade policies between the two nations.
Politico
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UNDERSTANDING TRUMP -- “Leaked Trump tape: ‘You are the special people’,” by Darren Samuelsohn and Annie Karni: “President Donald Trump, living alone inside the White House, often hungers for friendly interaction as he adjusts to the difficult work of governance. At his clubs, he finds what’s missing. That showed last November at a cocktail and dinner reception celebrating longtime members of his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club. Deep into the process of meeting potential Cabinet nominees, the president-elect invited partygoers to stop by the next day to join the excitement. ‘We’re doing a lot of interviews tomorrowgenerals, dictators, we have everything,’ Trump told the crowd, according to an audio tape of his closed-press remarks obtained by POLITICO from a source in the room. ‘You may wanna come around. It’ll be fun. We’re really working tomorrow.
Politico
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President Donald Trump, living alone inside the White House, often hungers for friendly interaction as he adjusts to the difficult work of governance. At his clubs, he finds what’s missing. That showed last November at a cocktail and dinner reception celebrating longtime members of his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club. Deep into the process of meeting potential Cabinet nominees, the president-elect invited partygoers to stop by the next day to join the excitement. “We’re doing a lot of interviews tomorrowgenerals, dictators, we have everything,” Trump told the crowd, according to an audio tape of his closed-press remarks obtained by POLITICO from a source in the room. “You may wanna come around. It’ll be fun. We’re really working tomorrow. We have meetings every 15, 20 minutes with different people that will form our government. We’re going to be interviewing everybody — Treasury, we’re going to be interviewing Secretary of State,” he continued.
Proactive Investors USA
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Just two months on from a cosy meeting of tech eggheads with the then US President-elect Donald Trump and it appears that rebel Silicon Valley is stirring again
Techradar
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As President-elect, Trump met with various tech leaders to discuss job creation, innovation, free trade, and cybersecurity. Representatives from Google, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Amazon, Oracle, and Cisco were in attendance, however, one innovator was notably missing. Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey, did not receive an invitation to meet with Trump, a snub which struck many as odd considering the conservatives frequent and controversial use of the micro-blogging platform. Despite the threats to online privacy and internet freedom that have been made apparent in Donald Trumps rhetoric, its been proven time and time again that he cannot always be held at his word. We can only hope that the new administration puts the right policies and practices in place that will protect the integrity of our online environment and put an end to privacy threats before they even begin.
Voice Of America
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Politico
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President Donald Trump fumed about intelligence community leaks during a meeting at the White House with his earliest supporters in Congress, according to two of the attendees. “He was furious about that, said Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Penn.), one of 11 lawmakers who huddled with Trump and posed for pictures with him in the Oval Office Thursday. Kelly said Trump vented that the departure of his national security adviser Michael Flynn — over revelations that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about his communications with Russia in December — is not the issue compared to the leaks that made those revelations public. Rep. Lou Barletta, another Pennsylvania Republican who attended the meeting, said Trump talked a lot about the leaks and said they could have national security implications. The topic was prevalent in what was an otherwise jovial meeting between a band of lawmakers and the president they helped elect.
Washington Free Beacon
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Burnett followed up and pointed out that Wasserman Schultz never answered her question and asked her whether discussingimpeachment” made her uncomfortable. “I think we don't call for impeachment until you have an independent bipartisan investigation and we can get to the bottom of the possibility of high crimes and misdemeanors being committed,” Wasserman Schultz said. Wasserman went on to specify some of the potential crimes they would be investigating including those dating back to Trump's campaign last year. “Collusion between a presidential campaign and a foreign enemy, essentially, who was found by our own united intelligence community, to have intentionally and successfully, put their thumb on the scale and helped elect Donald Trump as president of the United States,” Wasserman Schultz said. The post Wasserman Schultz Takes Trump's Impeachment Off the Table... for Now appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
Washington Free Beacon
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Burnett followed up and pointed out that Wasserman Schultz never answered her question and asked her whether discussingimpeachment” made her uncomfortable. “I think we don't call for impeachment until you have an independent bipartisan investigation and we can get to the bottom of the possibility of high crimes and misdemeanors being committed,” Wasserman Schultz said. Wasserman went on to specify some of the potential crimes they would be investigating including those dating back to Trump's campaign last year. “Collusion between a presidential campaign and a foreign enemy, essentially, who was found by our own united intelligence community, to have intentionally and successfully, put their thumb on the scale and helped elect Donald Trump as president of the United States,” Wasserman Schultz said. The post Wasserman Schultz Takes Trump's Impeachment Off the Table... for Now appeared first on Washington Free Beacon .
MintPress News
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A man dressed in red-white-and-blue sits on the curb during a protest against President-elect Donald Trump, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016, in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. (AP/Ted S. Warren) (REPORT) Americans have been taking to the streets in record numbers since the inauguration of President Donald Trump, but amid that uptick in resistance something else has been rising within the nation's electorate: personal anxiety and stress caused by the nation's new political reality. According to a new survey by the American Psychological Association (APA), 66 percent of respondents admit feeling increasingly stressed out by the current political climate and prospects for the nation's future. The APA findingscontained in their Stress In America: Coping With Change (pdf) reportreveal that 57 percent of those surveyed said that politics have become either a very or somewhat significant source of anxiety in their lives.
The Sun Daily - Style
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RAP superstar turned designer Kanye West broke boundaries by putting a hijab-wearing Somali-American model on the New York catwalk Wednesday, unveiling a new, more adult Yeezy Season 5 collection. Halima Aden, 19, made her runway debut on day seven of New York fashion week at one of the hottest and most exclusive tickets in townWest's at times experimental collaboration with Adidas. She walked in front of West's reality star wife Kim Kardashian and Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour not long after West was slammed by fans for meeting then president-elect Donald Trump in December. Born in a Kenyan refugee camp and now a US citizen, her appearance in such a high-profile show will propel her into a much bigger league than did the headlines she first made last year – when she became the first woman to compete in a Miss Minnesota beauty pageant in a hijab.
TYT YouTube
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But on Monday, a former administration official said the Justice Department warned the White House last month that Mr. Flynn had not been fully forthright about his conversations with the ambassador. As a result, the Justice Department feared that Mr. Flynn could be vulnerable to blackmail by Moscow. In his resignation letter, which the White House emailed to reporters, Mr. Flynn said he had held numerous calls with foreign officials during the transition. “Unfortunately, because of the fast pace of events, I inadvertently briefed the vice president-elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian ambassador,” he wrote. “I have sincerely apologized to the president and the vice president, and they have accepted my apology.” Read more here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/us/politics/donald-trump-national-security-adviser-michael-flynn.
TYT YouTube
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Voice Of America
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U.S. President Donald Trump's sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump are expected to visit Dubai this week to open a Trump-branded golf complex. Trump's sons will be the guests of honor for the opening of the Trump International Golf Club Dubai on Feb. 18, according to an invitation sent to guests by Dubai-listed developer DAMAC Properties. DAMAC and real-estate mogul Trump announced in 2013 it would build the complex in its $6-billion, 28-million-square-foot 'Akoya by DAMAC' development. DAMAC pays a licensing fee to the Trump Organization to use the Trump brand. Last month, then-President-elect Trump said he turned down a $2-billion deal offered by DAMAC Chairman Hussain Sajwani because he did not want to "take advantage". DAMAC later confirmed the offer. Trump has been criticized for not distancing himself enough from his family business, the Trump Organization, since he was elected president in November.
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Politico
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S. officials said. The message, delivered by Sally Q. Yates and a senior career national security official to the White House counsel, was prompted by concerns that -Flynn, when asked about his calls and texts with the Russian diplomat, had told Vice -President-elect Mike Pence and others that he had not discussed the Obama administration sanctions on Russia for its interference in the 2016 election, the officials said. It is unclear what the White House counsel, Donald McGahn, did with the information. ... “For Yates and other officials , concerns about the communications peaked in the days after the Obama administration on Dec. 29 announced measures to punish Russia for what it said was the Kremlin’s interference in the election in an attempt to help Trump. After the sanctions were rolled out, the Obama administration braced itself for the Russian retaliation.
Washington Free Beacon
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Hikind's public campaign against Ellison comes just weeks before the Democratic party is set to elect its new leader, with most polls showing that Ellison is the frontrunner. "It's almost like the Democrats want to entirely destroy their party," Hikind said. "When someone like Ellison can be a leading candidate to be the head of a major party, we're in a lot of trouble." Hikind, a prominent Democratic voice who has long advocated for bringing his party back to the political center, said that the Democratic Party has learned nothing from the election of President Donald Trump. "The Democratic party has a serious Israel problem," Hikind said, explaining that Ellison represents a far left wing section of the party that advocates weakening ties with Israel. "It's like sticking the knife in and twisting it," Hikind said. "After eight years of [Barack] Obama, where things between Obama and the Israeli government were not a very good relationship, what do they [Democrats] do? They stick the knife in and dig it deeper.
Politico
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He thought Flynn knew what he was doing. But Trump became increasingly convinced that the question of Flynn's contact with Russia wasn't going away. His top aides and advisers distrusted Flynn, according to senior White House officials and others who spoke with Trump, and Trump was concerned that the intelligence and national security community would always oppose Flynn, sources said. I inadvertently briefed the Vice President Elect and others with incomplete information regarding my phone calls with the Russian Ambassador, Flynn said in a resignation letter. I have sincerely apologized to the President and the Vice President, and they have accepted my apology. Pence was unhappy with Flynn for not telling him the truth and told the president about his displeasure, a White House official said, but said he would accept whatever decision the president made.