Author: Sarah Begley

House Intel Chair Says There’s No Evidence of Trump’s Wiretapping Allegations

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said on Wednesday that the committee has seen no evidence supporting President Trump’s claim that Barack Obama ordered a wiretap of Trump Tower last year. “We don’t have any evidence that that took place,” Nunes said at a press conference, “and in fact I don’t believe — just in the last week of time, the people we’ve talked to — I don’t think there was an actual tap of Trump Tower.” Referencing Trump’s original claims via Twitter, Nunes said if you’re going to take Trump’s tweets literally, then “clearly the President was wrong.” CNN reports the committee has asked the Justice Department to respond to their request for relevant information by March 20, when FBI Director James Comey is expected to testify at a hearing. A second hearing in the committee is scheduled for March 28....

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WATCH: Joe Scarborough Has a Warning for the GOP on President Trump

Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough has warned his own Republican party that they will be judged on their response to President Donald Trump’s administration for the next 50 years. Scarborough made the comments in an appearance on The Late Show on Tuesday night. “Right now, I think it’s the responsibility of all Americans, especially Republicans—and let me say this, especially Republicans in the Senate—that when you have a president of the United States…that questions judicial review, and questions the legitimacy of a federal judge, to stand up and say this is not right, and we’re going to call it out,” Scarborough told Stephen Colbert. “When you have a president that actually questions free speech, the First Amendment, and news organizations that are doing their job, I think it’s incumbent upon my party especially to stand up right now and speak out.” “I always say this of everybody that gets in the White House: You think you’re in the center of the world now? You don’t own this place. You are renting this place out. The American people are letting you have this,” he continued. “The Republican party needs to know there is going to be a time after Donald Trump, and they are going to be judged for the next 50 years on how they respond to the challenges today.” Colbert replied, “I wish I shared your optimism that...

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Donald Trump Lashes Out at President Obama for Transition ‘Roadblocks’

“Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!” President-elect Donald Trump lashed out at President Barack Obama on Wednesday morning, tweeting that the current president had put out “inflammatory” “statements and roadblocks.” Although the president-elect seemed ready to collaborate with Obama early in the transition, he has redirected his sentiments since Obama stated in an interview that he could have won in a presidential race against Trump. The president-elect refuted that claim several times on Twitter in recent days, and now he’s taking aim at the U.N. resolution against Israeli settlements, which the Obama administration abstained from voting on and chose not to veto. “We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect. They used to have a great friend in the U.S.,” Trump wrote, but “not anymore. The beginning of the end was the horrible Iran deal, and now this (U.N.)! Stay strong Israel, January 20th is fast approaching!” Doing my best to disregard the many inflammatory President O statements and roadblocks.Thought it was going to be a smooth transition – NOT! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2016 We cannot continue to let Israel be treated with such total disdain and disrespect. They used to have a great friend in the U.S., but……. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2016 not anymore. The beginning of the end was the horrible...

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Donald Trump Says London’s Muslim Mayor Could Be Exception to Ban

Sadiq Khan has already expressed concern that he could be barred from traveling to the U.S. Donald Trump proposed a temporary ban on all Muslims entering the U.S. should he be elected president, but he might have at least one name on his list of exceptions: Sadiq Khan, the new mayor of London. “There will always be exceptions,” Trump said on Monday, according to the New York Times. “I was happy to see that [he was elected] … Because I think if he does a great job, it will really—you lead by example, always lead by example. If he does a good job and frankly if he does a great job, that would be a terrific thing.” In a recent interview with TIME, Khan said he would want to visit the U.S. “before January in case Donald Trump wins … I want to go to America to meet with and engage with American mayors. If Donald Trump becomes the president I’ll be stopped from going there by virtue of my faith, which means I can’t engage with American mayors and swap ideas.” [NYT]  ...

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