WASHINGTON — The wife of Donald Trump confidant Roger Stone is using the email distribution list of former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich to request contributions for her husband's legal defense. Nydia Stone's statement Tuesday says she and her husband were roused by the FBI at their Florida home in a "terrifying pre-dawn" raid. She requests donations for what she says could be a $2 million defense. Stone has pleaded not guilty in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation to charges including making false statements. A Gingrich aide says Gingrich regularly rents his Virginia-based company's email list to people or causes as long as they're not "totally off brand." The aide says Stone's email was approved after Gingrich's team determined the message was largely in line with Gingrich's criticism of Mueller's investigation. … [Read more...] about Wife of Roger Stone seeks donations on Gingrich’s email list
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close Video Newt Gingrich weighs in on White House chief of staff pick Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich says President Trump needs a chief of staff who can help him win his 2020 election and who is strong enough to stand up to him. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Thursday adamantly denied that he’s being considered for White House chief of staff, shooting down speculation that surged in the press after he was spotted visiting 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue a day earlier. Speaking on “Fox & Friends,” Gingrich said he and his wife Callista were merely there looking at the Christmas decorations. He noted the press spotted him and “that promptly jumped to ‘Oh, are you being interviewed?’ “No, I was actually just wandering around looking at decorations,” he insisted. “… I was there as an American citizen looking at one of the most famous of American buildings." But that doesn’t mean … [Read more...] about Newt Gingrich: No, I’m not being considered for White House chief of staff
The D.C. Memo is a weekly recap of Washington political news, journalism, and opinion, delivered with an eye toward what matters for Minnesota. Sign up to get it in your inbox every Thursday. This week in Washington, the President hit the campaign trail hard, and found a little time to help Saudi Arabia clean up the mess it made over a disappeared journalist. In Minnesota and elsewhere, midterms are in full swing, and Democrats finally have more money than Republicans, which they will definitely not waste on bad ideas. This week in Washington Good afternoon from Washington, where nothing is happening, really — it’s Midterm Season! And with 19 days until those elections, it’s all hands on deck at the MinnPost MINN-DECISION 2K18 Desk™️, and we’ll head there first to recap what was a big, consequential week on the campaign trail. First off: candidates for U.S. House and Senate released their fundraising reports for 2018’s third quarter this week, … [Read more...] about D.C. Memo: Everything old is Newt again
close Video Gingrich: Do any Dems have the guts to vote for Kavanaugh? Newt Gingrich slams Democrats' handling of Kavanaugh allegations and Senate hearing; the former House speaker weighs in on 'The Ingraham Angle.' America has witnessed an unbelievably savage and despicable effort by Democrats and their media allies to destroy Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh through false and dishonest personal attacks. Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday voted to send Kavanaugh’s nomination to the full Senate, and now the burden of proof should be on Democrats to show why he should not be confirmed. Kavanaugh has clearly, unequivocally and convincingly denied all charges of sexual misconduct against him. The New Yorker magazine’s smear against Kavanaugh was an absurdity. A woman could only remember a self-described drunken event, which supposedly took place over 30 years ago, after she spent six days in discussions with her attorney. … [Read more...] about Newt Gingrich: Is there even one Democrat decent enough or disgusted enough to end this Kavanaugh travesty?
close Video NYT: White House counsel Don McGahn cooperating with Mueller New York Times reports that White House counsel Don McGahn is cooperating extensively with special counsel Robert Mueller. There is now no excuse for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to ask to interview President Trump. In fact, it is now clear the investigators have been given so much information about the president’s actions and had such remarkably open access, they should just close shop and write their final report. They no longer have any grounds for going to court to get a subpoena to compel the president to testify. Mueller’s fatal mistake was revealed Saturday in The New York Times story titled, “White House Counsel, Don McGahn, Has Cooperated Extensively in Mueller Inquiry.” Michael Schmidt and Maggie Haberman reported that there were at least 30 hours of interviews between the Mueller team and the White House Counsel. Don McGahn asserted throughout the interviews … [Read more...] about Newt Gingrich: Mueller’s fatal mistake