Author: Brooke Singman

Trump shakes up legal team ahead of possible Mueller interview

FOX NEWS Meet the new Trump law firm. President Trump is shaking up his legal team ahead of a possible interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, enlisting former federal prosecutors who have been critical of Mueller’s Russia probe as he faces yet another departure of a key member of his team. This week, the president re-assembled his outside legal team—hiring husband and wife law partners Joseph diGenova and Victoria Toensing to represent him alongside Jay Sekulow, who has been on the team since the beginning. On Thursday, the president’s lead outside counsel in the Russia probe, John Dowd, resigned...

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Larry Kudlow offered job of White House National Economic Council director, replaces Gary Cohn

FOX NEWS Conservative commentator and former Reagan administration official Larry Kudlow has been offered the job of White House National Economic Council director, replacing Gary Cohn, Fox News has learned. President Trump offered Kudlow the job just one week after Cohn resigned from his post as the president’s chief economic adviser, a senior administration official told Fox News.  Kudlow told The Wall Street Journal Wednesday that he had accepted the offer.  White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said Wednesday, though, that there were not any “personnel announcements to be made at this time.” Sanders did, however, confirm that the president...

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Trump says Australia could be exempt from steel, aluminum tariffs

FOX NEWS President Trump said Friday Australia could be exempt from the newly imposed tariffs on aluminum and steel imports, suggesting Australia’s commitment to a “very fair” and “reciprocal” relationship. “Spoke to PM @TurnbullMalcolm of Australia. He is committed to having a very fair and reciprocal military and trade relationship. Working very quickly on a security agreement so we don’t have to impose steel or tariffs on our ally, the great nation of Australia!” Trump tweeted Friday evening. The conversation with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull came after the president instituted a tariff of 25 percent on steel and...

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Trump on turbulence in the West Wing: ‘I like conflict’

FOX NEWS President Donald Trump on Tuesday asserted that he likes and wants “conflict” among his aides in the White House, as he pushed back against reports of a dysfunctional West Wing. “It’s tough,” Trump said about working in the White House, during a joint news conference Tuesday afternoon with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven.  The president said: “I like having two people with different points of view. And I certainly have that. And then I make a decision. But I like watching it. I like seeing it. And I think it’s the best way to go.” Earlier Tuesday,...

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Georgia lawmakers yank tax break for Delta after airline cuts ties with NRA

FOX NEWS Georgia lawmakers voted to nix a tax benefit for Atlanta-based Delta as part of a broader tax package approved Thursday, following the airline’s decision to sever ties with the National Rifle Association.  The bill — which includes a sweeping income tax cut — cleared the state House on an overwhelming 135-24 vote, after being approved in the state Senate on a 44-10 vote. It now heads to the governor’s desk.  The final version dropped an earlier amendment that would have renewed a jet fuel tax exemption worth $50 million that was taken off the books in 2015. ...

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John Kerry reportedly coaches Palestinians not to ‘yield’ to Trump in peace talks, spurring backlash

FOX NEWS The former Secretary of State and presidential candidate reportedly told Palestinian leader Mahmooud Abbas’ aide to stand his ground in talks with the US  (Getty Images) Former Secretary of State John Kerry reportedly tried to meddle in Middle East peace talks, allegedly telling a close associate of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas not to “yield to President Trump’s demands.”  Israeli news outlet Maariv reported on the apparent meeting between Kerry and Hussein Agha in London, where the 2004 Democratic presidential nominee also reportedly floated a possible encore bid in 2020.   But in the conversation, Kerry reportedly told Agha...

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Government shutdown: Federal workforce benched as furloughs begin

FOX NEWS This aerial picture shows the Washington Monument (R) standing on the National Mall and the White House in Washington, U.S., June 8, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts – RC1419581EC0 Monday marks the start of another work week for many Americans, but hundreds of thousands of government employees have now been furloughed as the government shutdown enters its third day — and its first weekday.  The federal government ran out of funding Friday night at 11:59 p.m. EST, after Republicans and Democrats failed to reach a deal to pass a short-term deal to fund the government another 30 days and...

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Trump Heading to Pennsylvania to back GOP candidate Rick Saccone in key special House race

FOX NEWS U.S. President Donald Trump attends a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring former Senate majority leader Bob Dole (R) at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Carlos Barria – HP1EE1H1LVVNC President Trump is throwing his weight behind a fellow Republican’s battle to keep an open House seat in GOP hands Thursday, in what could be a key bellwether for the November midterm elections. Rick Saccone will face off against Democrat Conor Lamb on March 13 in a push to succeed former Republican Rep. Tim Murphy’s 18th Congressional District seat. Murphy resigned in October over a...

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