President Trump praised the late-night firing of former top FBI official Andrew McCabe and blasted him and former FBI Director James B. Comey, whom Trump axed last year.
Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy. Sanctimonious James Comey was his boss and made McCabe look like a choirboy. He knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI!
Later Saturday, the president continued his attack on the FBI, Justice Department and the investigation by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III into possible collusion by the Trump campaign with Russia during the 2016 campaign.
As the House Intelligence Committee has concluded, there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump Campaign. As many are now finding out, however, there was tremendous leaking, lying and corruption at the highest levels of the FBI, Justice & State. #DrainTheSwamp
The Fake News is beside themselves that McCabe was caught, called out and fired. How many hundreds of thousands of dollars was given to wife’s campaign by Crooked H friend, Terry M, who was also under investigation? How many lies? How many leaks? Comey knew it all, and much more!
Democrats said the firing was inappropriate and vindictive. They questioned Trump’s motive.
In the absence of the IG report, it’s impossible to evaluate the merits of this harsh treatment of a 21-year FBI professional. That it comes after the President urged the DOJ to deprive McCabe of his pension, and after his testimony, gives the action an odious taint. https://t.co/rpZqqxFp4u
Heller is one of the nation’s most vulnerable Republican senators in a year when Trump’s unpopularity has imperiled many GOP incumbents.
.@POTUS is adamant that a unified GOP ticket in Nevada is the best direction for the America First movement. Thank you Mr. President for your full support & endorsement, I'm filing to run again in CD3 with the firm belief that we will finish what we started in 2016 & win in 2018. https://t.co/w3Fwqric73
President Trump’s nomination of Mike Pompeo as secretary of State probably augurs the end of the 2015 accord that has blocked Iran from building nuclear weapons, an agreement praised by world powers but detested by Trump — and by Pompeo, a notable hawk on the Islamic Republic.
A little more than a week after President Trump’s chief economic advisor, Gary Cohn, quit in response to Trump’s sweeping tariffs on imported metals, the White House announced a replacement who is similarly a staunch free-trader with experience on Wall Street and known for his hard-charging style.
President Trump was only out of Washington for 36 hours this week, for an overnight trip to California and, on Wednesday, to St. Louis. He returns to even more tumult than he’d left, largely the fallout of his own actions on his way out of town.
A lawyer for President Trump’s private business empire initiated a secret arbitration proceeding last month in an attempt to silence the porn actress who says she had an affair with Trump in 2006 and 2007, documents show.
In papers marked “highly confidential,” Jill A. Martin, vice president and assistant general counsel of the Trump Organization, accused adult-film actress Stormy Daniels of breaking an October 2016 agreement that bars her from speaking about her relationship with Trump.
Martin’s role in the case is the newest piece of evidence that the Trump Organization was directly involved in both the $130,000 payment that Daniels received in return for her silence and in the effort to enforce the confidentiality agreement. It was first reported late Wednesday by CNN and the Wall Street Journal.
Larry Kudlow on Wednesday accepted an offer from President Trump to head the White House’s National Economic Council, according to three people familiar with the decision.
Kudlow had been seen as the front-runner, but Trump formally offered Kudlow the job Wednesday to replace former Goldman Sachs executive Gary Cohn, who resigned last week after losing a fight over imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
Kudlow, 70, is described by White House officials as someone who connects with the president personally and politically. Kudlow, born and raised in New Jersey, shares with Trump a hard-charging personality and a fondness for being a media figure, and both have hosted television programs. Kudlow has also been an informal Trump advisor over the past year.
President Trump is rarely at a loss for words, but Stormy Daniels has left him virtually mute as she and her hard-charging lawyer filed a lawsuit and kicked up a storm of publicity over Trump’s alleged extramarital affair with the porn actress.