James Hohmann, The Washington Post Published 8:22 am PDT, Friday, April 19, 2019 WASHINGTON - It turns out the deep state wasn't so deep. The resistance was coming from inside the White House. President Donald Trump repeatedly made his own top aides, appointees and advisers uncomfortable by making requests that they found unethical, legally questionable or otherwise inappropriate as he sought to gain some control over the federal investigation into himself and Russia's interference in the 2016 election. While neither accusing him of a crime nor exonerating him, the second volume of special counsel Bob Mueller's 448-page report details 10 episodes in which there is at least some evidence that Trump sought to obstruct justice. In most of them, at least one person from the president's inner circle resisted entreaties to do something they felt was wrong. "The president's efforts to influence the investigation were mostly unsuccessful, but that is largely because the persons … [Read more...] about The Daily 202: Mueller report showcases eight Trump loyalists who resisted the president to protect themselves
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By Eric Ting, SFGATE Updated 1:27 pm PST, Friday, March 1, 2019 President Donald Trump shakes hands with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as Vice President Mike Pence looks on, as he arrives in the House chamber before giving his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019 at the Capitol in Washington. less President Donald Trump shakes hands with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as Vice President Mike Pence looks on, as he arrives in the House chamber before giving his State of the Union address to a joint session of ... more Photo: Doug Mills, Associated Press Photo: Doug Mills, Associated Press Image 1 of / 19 Caption Close Image 1 of 19 President Donald Trump shakes hands with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as Vice President Mike Pence looks on, as he … [Read more...] about Nancy Pelosi details ‘shocking’ first meeting with President Trump
DONALD Trump's plans to build a controversial border wall have been dealt a hammerblow after his rivals refused to fund it. After taking control of the House of Representatives, the Democrats promptly voted to end his US government shutdown - without money for the wall. Trump closed the government down on December 22 after the Democrats refused to approve funding for his promised wall. He has steadfastly refused to compromise on his demands for the funding to build the massive barrier between the US and Mexico. Last night, the House voted to approve a six-year spending package but the big sticking point was the demand for the £3.95bn ($5bn) to build the wall. The vote came after the White House threatened to veto the spending bills if Trump didn’t get the billions he wanted. Congressional leaders from both sides are expected to meet the president at the White House later today to discuss what happens now. However, the Democrats have made it very clear they … [Read more...] about Donald Trump border wall funding REJECTED as House Democrats vote to end government shutdown… but the president plans to veto
American pastor Andrew Brunson met with President Donald Trump at the White House Saturday, a day after Turkish authorities released him from captivity."From a Turkish prison to the White House in 24 hours. That's not bad," President Trump said.Turkey arrested Brunson in 2016 and charged him with helping to plot an attempted coup there. Brunson denied the accusations, and American officials called the charges "absurd."Turkey's president suggested the U.S. turn over a Turkish cleric his government believes orchestrated the failed coup in exchange for Brunson.But before Saturday's meeting, the president insisted on Twitter that "no deal" had been made with the Turkish government for Brunson's release.The Trump administration imposed sanctions on prominent Turkish officials earlier this summer.Additional reporting by Newsy affiliate CNN.Trending stories at Newsy.com … [Read more...] about Freed American Pastor Meets With President Trump
NATO was founded in 1949 to deter Soviet Union aggression. The alliance is based on deep cooperation with the US to provide security for the EU with its huge range of nukes. So who which ally pays the most? Read on for more... Which nations pay the most? NATO members have agreed to spend 2 percent of economic output on defense every year by 2024, but Germany and Spain are among the countries not expected to meet the target. Ahead of the July 2018 two-day summit in Brussels, President Donald Trump slammed other members for not contributing enough to the alliance. Trump has been a harsh critic of Nato since his 2016 presidential campaign. The United States contributes the most to the alliance, funding around 70 per cent of NATO spending. This adds up to roughly $664billion, or two thirds of total spending on national budgets. According to 2017, figures, the Greece is the second highest giver, spending roughly 2 per cent of its GDP, with the UK coming a close third.Who pays the … [Read more...] about Nato contributions by country – which nations pay the most, who pays the least and how many meet the 2 per cent GDP target?