Trump attacks Russia probe after Mueller said Manafort broke plea deal

Trump began his trio of tweets Tuesday morning by again labeling the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election a “Phony Witch Hunt.” On Monday night, Mueller accused Manafort of breaching the terms of his plea agreement by lying “on a variety of subject matters” to investigators. After Manafort was found guilty on eight criminal counts in a trial in Virginia brought on charges lodged by Mueller, Trump tweeted that he feels “very badly” for Manafort and his family. Trump ha


Trump began his trio of tweets Tuesday morning by again labeling the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election a “Phony Witch Hunt.” On Monday night, Mueller accused Manafort of breaching the terms of his plea agreement by lying “on a variety of subject matters” to investigators. After Manafort was found guilty on eight criminal counts in a trial in Virginia brought on charges lodged by Mueller, Trump tweeted that he feels “very badly” for Manafort and his family. Trump ha
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Trump attacks Russia probe after Mueller said Manafort broke plea deal

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“Is it conceivable that [Manafort] and Jerome Corsi, who is saying Mueller’s people are pressuring him to lie, are telling the truth and the special counsel in their zeal to get the president may be going too far?” Giuliani told NBC.

Trump began his trio of tweets Tuesday morning by again labeling the probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election a “Phony Witch Hunt.” The president complained that Mueller’s team was “only looking at one side, not the other,” appearing to refer to his former political opponent Hillary Clinton, who he has long claimed broke the law through her use of a private email server.

The White House did not immediately respond to CNBC’s inquiries about Trump’s tweets. The special counsel declined to comment.

On Monday night, Mueller accused Manafort of breaching the terms of his plea agreement by lying “on a variety of subject matters” to investigators.

The allegation, revealed in a filing in Washington, D.C., federal court, did not say what Manafort is specifically accused of lying about, but said that the government would “file a detailed sentencing submission to the Probation Department and the Court in advance of sentencing that sets forth the nature of the defendant’s crimes and lies, including those after signing the plea agreement herein.”

The filing also said the alleged breach relieves the special counsel of its own obligations under the plea agreement, which was reached on the eve of Manafort’s second trial. Those obligations included agreeing to reduce Manafort’s prison sentence “for acceptance of responsibility.”

The charges lodged against Manafort related mostly to work he performed years before joining the Trump campaign, when he was working for a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine.

Trump has shown sympathy for targets in the Russia probe before. After Manafort was found guilty on eight criminal counts in a trial in Virginia brought on charges lodged by Mueller, Trump tweeted that he feels “very badly” for Manafort and his family.

Trump has also avoided a straight yes-or-no answer on the possibility of a pardon for Manafort in the past.

Trump’s suggestion that Mueller is “ruining lives” of people for “refusing to lie” has been floated by other individuals targeted by the special counsel.

Corsi, one of the leading proponents of the false “birther” conspiracy theory which alleged that former President Barack Obama was not born in the U.S., said Monday that he was offered a plea deal on one count of perjury. But the former Infowars bureau chief, who also proliferated the much-criticized “Swift Boat” campaign against 2004 Democratic presidential frontrunner John Kerry, said he would “rather sit in prison and rot” than say he lied.

Corsi did not immediately respond to CNBC’s questions about Trump’s tweets.

Trump latched on to the birther conspiracy theory in 2011 and quickly became among the loudest public crusaders for the narrative, which has been widely condemned as racist. Trump finally acknowledged that Obama was born in the U.S. in September 2016, just before the 2016 election.

Meanwhile, former Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, the first person to be charged in Mueller’s probe, was incarcerated in Wisconsin federal prison Monday. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators in October 2017.


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China reportedly steps up efforts to steal Australian company secrets

China allegedly directed an increase in cyber attacks on Australian companies this year that breached a bilateral agreement between the two countries pledging not to steal each other’s commercial secrets, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Tuesday. An investigation by Australian broadcaster Nine News and Fairfax Media — which owns the Sydney Morning Herald — found that China’s Ministry of State Security was responsible for the so-called “Operation Cloud Hopper.” A senior Australian government so


China allegedly directed an increase in cyber attacks on Australian companies this year that breached a bilateral agreement between the two countries pledging not to steal each other’s commercial secrets, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Tuesday. An investigation by Australian broadcaster Nine News and Fairfax Media — which owns the Sydney Morning Herald — found that China’s Ministry of State Security was responsible for the so-called “Operation Cloud Hopper.” A senior Australian government so
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China reportedly steps up efforts to steal Australian company secrets

China allegedly directed an increase in cyber attacks on Australian companies this year that breached a bilateral agreement between the two countries pledging not to steal each other’s commercial secrets, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Tuesday.

An investigation by Australian broadcaster Nine News and Fairfax Media — which owns the Sydney Morning Herald — found that China’s Ministry of State Security was responsible for the so-called “Operation Cloud Hopper.” It was a wave of attacks that were detected by Australia and its partners in the “Five Eyes” intelligence sharing alliance — which is made up of the U.S., U.K., New Zealand and Canada.

A senior Australian government source told the Sydney Morning Herald that China’s activity was a “constant, significant effort” to steal intellectual property. Others said local companies and universities were not doing enough to tighten their cybersecurity against such attacks, the newspaper reported.

Cybersecurity experts also told the newspaper they had noticed “a significant increase in attacks in the first six months of this year” and that the activity was “mainly from China.”

Relevant contact details for China’s Ministry of State Security were not immediately available.

China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang addressed the report during his regular press conference on Tuesday and said that cyber attacks are a common challenge faced by all countries.

“Relevant reports and accusations are fabricated without facts but with hidden motives,” he said. “They are unprofessional and irresponsible. They will only heighten tension and rivalry, instead of helping to protect the common security of cyberspace.”

The Sydney Morning Herald’s report came after recent remarks from U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who accused Beijing of intellectual property theft during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit.

Western countries have long accused China of stealing intellectual property as well as commercial and military secrets, which Beijing has denied. In recent years, China has stepped up efforts to create sophisticated home-grown technologies as it aims to catch up with other high-tech countries like the U.S. and Germany.


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Yemen’s Houthis halt missile attacks on Saudi coalition

Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Monday it was halting drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and their Yemeni allies, responding to a demand from the United Nations. “(The decision) came to support the U.N. envoy, to show good faith and support the peace efforts,” the statement said. Saudi Arabia and the UAE both have said they support U.N.-led peace talks. The Houthis say their missile attacks on Saudi Arabia are in retaliation for air raids on Yemen by the Western-


Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Monday it was halting drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and their Yemeni allies, responding to a demand from the United Nations. “(The decision) came to support the U.N. envoy, to show good faith and support the peace efforts,” the statement said. Saudi Arabia and the UAE both have said they support U.N.-led peace talks. The Houthis say their missile attacks on Saudi Arabia are in retaliation for air raids on Yemen by the Western-
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Yemen's Houthis halt missile attacks on Saudi coalition

Yemen’s Houthi movement said on Monday it was halting drone and missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and their Yemeni allies, responding to a demand from the United Nations.

International pressure has mounted on Yemen’s warring parties to end the war that has killed more than 10,000 people and pushed the country to the verge of starvation.

The move from the Houthi group came after the Saudi-led coalition ordered a halt in its offensive against Yemen’s main port city Hodeidah, which has become the focus of the war.

“After our contacts with the U.N. envoy and his request to stop drone and missile strikes … We announce our initiative … to halt missile and drone strikes on the countries of aggression,” Mohammed Ali al-Houthi, the head of the Houthis’ Supreme Revolutionary Committee, said in a statement.

U.N. special envoy Martin Griffiths is trying to salvage peace talks after a round in September collapsed when the Houthis did not show up. He hopes to convene talks before the end of the year in Sweden to agree on a framework for peace under a transitional government.

Yemen’s parties have given “firm assurances” they are committed to attending peace talks to be convened shortly, Griffiths told the U.N. Security Council on Friday, and pledged to escort the Houthi delegation from Sanaa if needed.

The Iranian-aligned group which has been battling the Saudi-backed government for nearly four years added it was ready for a broader ceasefire if “the Saudi-led coalition wants peace.”

“(The decision) came to support the U.N. envoy, to show good faith and support the peace efforts,” the statement said.

Saudi Arabia and the UAE both have said they support U.N.-led peace talks.

The Houthis say their missile attacks on Saudi Arabia are in retaliation for air raids on Yemen by the Western-backed coalition, which entered Yemen’s war in 2015 to try to restore the Saudi-backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The coalition has carried out thousands of air strikes in the impoverished country that have hit schools, markets and hospitals, killing hundreds of people —though it says it does not target civilians.

The Houthis last July unilaterally halted attacks in the Red Sea to support peace efforts, after Saudi Arabia suspended temporarily oil exports through a strategic Red Sea channel following attacks on crude tankers.

Key Western allies including the United States have been urgently calling for a ceasefire ahead of the renewed U.N. efforts.

Western countries have provided arms and intelligence to the Arab states in the alliance, but have shown increasing reservations about the conflict since the murder of U.S.-based Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul early last month.


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Trump attacks Florida recount with a wild claim that there are ‘missing or forged’ ballots

“The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged,” Trump said in a post on Twitter, without citing any evidence for his dramatic claims. Florida started a contentious ballot recount over the weekend in its tight Senate and gubernatorial races. Rick Scott led Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson by 0.2 percentage points, or about 13,000 votes. The GOP is projected to keep its


“The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged,” Trump said in a post on Twitter, without citing any evidence for his dramatic claims. Florida started a contentious ballot recount over the weekend in its tight Senate and gubernatorial races. Rick Scott led Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson by 0.2 percentage points, or about 13,000 votes. The GOP is projected to keep its
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Trump attacks Florida recount with a wild claim that there are 'missing or forged' ballots

With recounts underway and legal challenges intensifying, President Donald Trump on Monday demanded that the tight Florida races for governor and the state’s seat in the U.S. Senate be called for Republicans because an “honest vote count is no longer possible.”

“The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged,” Trump said in a post on Twitter, without citing any evidence for his dramatic claims.

State election monitors have said there is no evidence of voter fraud, and the agency tasked with overseeing election integrity said it had not received any allegations in writing, despite accusations from Republicans.

Florida started a contentious ballot recount over the weekend in its tight Senate and gubernatorial races. In a state where a recount — and subsequent Supreme Court case — decided the 2000 presidential election, the process has already become bitter and prompted Republicans to accuse their opponents of attempting to “steal” the races.

Before the recount, Republican Gov. Rick Scott led Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson by 0.2 percentage points, or about 13,000 votes. The contest will help to set the partisan composition of the Senate, which is critical of Trump’s ability to put conservative judges on federal benches. The GOP is projected to keep its majority in the Senate, but a Scott win would help the party expand its control of the chamber.

NBC News has said the Senate race too close to call. Nelson on Monday called for Scott to recuse himself from “any role” in the recount process, saying it “is the only way that we can ensure that the people’s votes are protected.”


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Trump’s 2020 campaign manager attacks tech’s ‘Palo Alto mafia’ for allegedly censoring conservatives

President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, attacked social media companies Monday for allegedly squashing speech in an interview on the television program “CBS This Morning.” And I think that you have multiple platforms I call the ‘Palo Alto mafia’ trying to stop that.” Parscale, now chief of Trump’s 2020 campaign, spearheaded the president’s digital media strategy in 2016. Trump and his conservative allies in Congress have lashed out against the major social media companies


President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, attacked social media companies Monday for allegedly squashing speech in an interview on the television program “CBS This Morning.” And I think that you have multiple platforms I call the ‘Palo Alto mafia’ trying to stop that.” Parscale, now chief of Trump’s 2020 campaign, spearheaded the president’s digital media strategy in 2016. Trump and his conservative allies in Congress have lashed out against the major social media companies
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Trump's 2020 campaign manager attacks tech's 'Palo Alto mafia' for allegedly censoring conservatives

President Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, Brad Parscale, attacked social media companies Monday for allegedly squashing speech in an interview on the television program “CBS This Morning.”

“I think that when the left found out that Facebook, a tool built by Silicon Valley, helped elect President Trump, they weren’t very happy,” Parscale said. “And so they want to do everything they can to help prevent conservative voices. And I think that you have multiple platforms I call the ‘Palo Alto mafia’ trying to stop that.”

Parscale, now chief of Trump’s 2020 campaign, spearheaded the president’s digital media strategy in 2016. Trump originally hired him to build a website for his exploratory campaign in 2015. Parscale eventually took on a prominent role as a digital strategist, rising to become one of the campaign’s central decision-makers.

In the interview, Parscale credited the Trump campaign’s dominance in Facebook advertising as being a key contributor to its success in 2016. He referenced the wide gap between the number of Facebook ads Trump and Hillary Clinton placed during the run-up to the election. Trump’s team placed 5.9 million ads compared with Clinton’s 66,000.

A Facebook spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.

Trump and his conservative allies in Congress have lashed out against the major social media companies for perceived anti-Republican bias. In August, the president wrote in a post on Twitter that Google was “controlling what we can & cannot see. This is a very serious situation-will be addressed!”

In April, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was questioned on the issue at a congressional hearing.

“There are a great many Americans who I think are deeply concerned that that Facebook and other tech companies are engaged in a pervasive pattern of bias and political censorship,” Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said at the time. Zuckerberg told Cruz then that Facebook is a “platform for all ideas”

The companies have all said that they do not filter content based on political ideology.

Parscale claimed that even if social media companies exclude conservative ideas on their site, people will find other ways of spreading their ideas.

“There are lots of things they can’t stop,” Parscale said. “And I think one of the big emerging technologies is just your cellphone, direct, rich media and text messaging, and the things we can do directly through your phones.”


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Trump adopts a ‘nicer’ tone at campaign rally after pipe bomb attacks

President Donald Trump sought to strike a gentler, more positive tone at a campaign rally Wednesday, just hours after authorities intercepted at least seven pipe bombs intended for Trump’s political rivals. Trump began his rally in Mosinee, Wisconsin by decrying the assassination attempts, calling them “an attack on our democracy itself.” Those that are engaged in the political arena must stop treating political opponents as being morally defective.” The media also “has a responsibility to do mo


President Donald Trump sought to strike a gentler, more positive tone at a campaign rally Wednesday, just hours after authorities intercepted at least seven pipe bombs intended for Trump’s political rivals. Trump began his rally in Mosinee, Wisconsin by decrying the assassination attempts, calling them “an attack on our democracy itself.” Those that are engaged in the political arena must stop treating political opponents as being morally defective.” The media also “has a responsibility to do mo
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Trump adopts a 'nicer' tone at campaign rally after pipe bomb attacks

President Donald Trump sought to strike a gentler, more positive tone at a campaign rally Wednesday, just hours after authorities intercepted at least seven pipe bombs intended for Trump’s political rivals.

The bombs were mailed to former President Barack Obama, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, former CIA director John Brennan, and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., among others.

Trump began his rally in Mosinee, Wisconsin by decrying the assassination attempts, calling them “an attack on our democracy itself.”

“Such conduct must be fiercely opposed and prosecuted,” Trump said. “There is one way to settle our disagreements, it’s called peacefully, at the ballot box.”

The president was visiting the state, which he won in 2016, in the hopes of boosting support for several Republican candidates who are locked in tight races.

“We want all sides to come together in peace and harmony — we can do it, we can do it. We can do it, it’ll happen,” Trump told the crowd. “There’s much we can do to bring our nation together. Those that are engaged in the political arena must stop treating political opponents as being morally defective.”

“Destructive arguments and disagreements have to stop. No one should carelessly compare political opponents to historical villains, which is done often,” Trump continued. “We’ve got to stop. We should not mob people in public spaces or destroy public property.”

The media also “has a responsibility to do more to set a civil tone,” Trump said, “and to stop the endless hostility and constant, negative, and oftentimes false, attacks and stories. Have to do it. They’ve got to stop.”

Several times during his speech, Trump told the crowd he was “trying to be nice” in light of the assassination attempts on his political rivals.

Indeed, the difference was striking, and the crowd responded in-kind to Trump’s subdued tone.

Several of the attack lines Trump has used during recent campaign rallies were missing from his remarks on Wednesday night, including his false claim that undocumented aliens are trying to vote in the midterm elections, and that Democrats want to destroy the nation’s communities and families.

Yet even as Trump sought to play down his hyper-incendiary tone, he still held fast to several of his most well-worn, and false, claims.

“Liberal Tammy Baldwin wants socialist health care,” Trump falsely claimed about the Wisconsin Democratic senator who is up for reelection this cycle.

“I’m trying to say that very nicely,” Trump added. “Normally I would scream ‘socialist takeover!’ But I’m trying to be nice.”


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Trump’s attacks on Jerome Powell are justified, James Bianco says

The Fed is leading economy down a dangerous path, veteran market researcher warns 4:15 PM ET Wed, 24 Oct 2018 | 01:56President Donald Trump’s verbal assaults on Fed Chairman Jerome Powell are justified, according to veteran market researcher James Bianco. The Bianco Research president believes Fed policy is leading the economy down a dangerous path with an interest rate-hike policy that’s too aggressive in this environment. His comments came a day after Trump intensified his attacks this week ag


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Trump's attacks on Jerome Powell are justified, James Bianco says

The Fed is leading economy down a dangerous path, veteran market researcher warns 4:15 PM ET Wed, 24 Oct 2018 | 01:56

President Donald Trump’s verbal assaults on Fed Chairman Jerome Powell are justified, according to veteran market researcher James Bianco.

The Bianco Research president believes Fed policy is leading the economy down a dangerous path with an interest rate-hike policy that’s too aggressive in this environment.

“I’m worried that the Federal Reserve might go too far. The natural state for an economy is expansion. Recessions happen because something breaks it,” he said Wednesday on CNBC’s “Trading Nation.” “The leading cause of breaking an economy is usually a spike in oil prices or too tight monetary policy.”

His comments came a day after Trump intensified his attacks this week against Powell in a Wall Street Journal interview. Trump accused Powell for threatening economic growth by raising interest rates too quickly.

Bianco supports Trump’s right to criticize the Fed and believes not enough people do it. The Fed was designed to be independent in order to resist being swayed by politics.

“[If] the president’s criticism is going to change policy, they should resign immediately,” Bianco said.


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Trump condemns attempted attacks on Democrats: ‘Political violence has no place in the US’

“This egregious conduct is abhorrent,” Trump said at a White House bill signing event. Other political leaders, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. News network CNN, which Trump has repeatedly attacked as “fake news” and “the enemy of the people,” has a bureau in the building. Chief of staff John Kelly, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, FBI Director Christopher Wray and other officials attended the event, the White House said


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Trump condemns attempted attacks on Democrats: 'Political violence has no place in the US'

President Donald Trump on Wednesday condemned a series of suspected mail bombing attempts against Democratic officials, saying “threats of political violence of any kind have no place” in the U.S.

On Wednesday, law enforcement officials said “potential explosive devices” addressed to former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had been intercepted. Other Democratic officials, including Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz and California Rep. Maxine Waters, evacuated their offices.

“This egregious conduct is abhorrent,” Trump said at a White House bill signing event. The bipartisan legislation the president signed will dedicate more resources to fight the ongoing opioid crisis.

Other political leaders, including New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as well as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, described the actions as “terrorism” in their statements Wednesday.

The Time Warner Center in midtown Manhattan was also evacuated, after a live explosive device and white powder were found, according to the New York Police Department. News network CNN, which Trump has repeatedly attacked as “fake news” and “the enemy of the people,” has a bureau in the building.

CNN reported that the package found at the Time Warner Center was addressed to former CIA Director John Brennan in care of CNN.

Trump said in his remarks that he had been briefed by the FBI, Justice Department, Homeland Security Department and Secret Service just before the opioid legislation event. Chief of staff John Kelly, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, FBI Director Christopher Wray and other officials attended the event, the White House said.

“The full weight of the government is being deployed” to track down those responsible for sending the suspected explosives, Trump said.


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Trump’s attacks on Fed could backfire with higher rates, former vice chairman says

Stanley Fischer to Powell: Don’t listen to the politicians or let them move you 6 Hours Ago | 01:39President Donald Trump’s lambasting of Federal Reserve officials for raising interest rates could backfire if the views of the central bank’s former vice chairman are correct. “They could probably raise rates faster, which is not what he is exactly looking for.” Fed officials have said they are seeking to normalize rates to head off inflationary pressures and to ensure financial stability. Earlier


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Trump's attacks on Fed could backfire with higher rates, former vice chairman says

Stanley Fischer to Powell: Don’t listen to the politicians or let them move you 6 Hours Ago | 01:39

President Donald Trump’s lambasting of Federal Reserve officials for raising interest rates could backfire if the views of the central bank’s former vice chairman are correct.

Stanley Fischer, who also was a governor of the Bank of Israel, said Thursday that the Fed might be tempted to raise rates even more aggressively to show that it can’t be influenced by the White House.

“I don’t think it helps at all, even if he thinks that. The Fed is going to try to demonstrate it’s totally independent politically and it’s not going to react to that,” Fischer told CNBC’s Sara Eisen during a “Squawk on the Street” interview.

“Then the question is, ‘What do they do to show they’re not reacting?’ They could go either way,” he added. “They could probably raise rates faster, which is not what he is exactly looking for.”

Ultimately, the Fed likely will proceed with what it thinks is the best course of action regardless and not try to make any philosophical statements, said Fischer, who served on the bank from 2014-17.

“I believe this is a highly professional board. The Fed’s board was chosen very well by the administration, and it’s a good group of people and they will do what they know they have to do,” he said. “They have to make a professional judgment and that should be what the interest rate should be and it should be totally independent of political pressure.”

The policymaking Federal Open Market Committee has been raising rates in a gradual but steady manner since late 2015, with the most recent increase coming in September. Fed officials have said they are seeking to normalize rates to head off inflationary pressures and to ensure financial stability.

Trump has lashed out at the central bank on multiple occasions, most recently saying that rising rates are the “biggest threat” to the economic boom during his administration.

Earlier in the day, former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC that current Fed officials should “put earmuffs on” and ignore the political pressure. He added that he heard from presidents “all the time” about what monetary policy should be.

Fischer agreed with Greenspan’s advice and said the Fed should not back down from the current policy path.

“The big problem is there are lags in this process. You raise interest rates now because of inflation you fear down the road. So it’s very easy to say always, ‘Yeah, they’re premature,'” he said. “Well, they better be premature.”


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Saying he’s “not happy” with the Fed, Trump told Fox News he could’t understand why it was continuing to tighten U.S. monetary policy. The Fed is going loco and there’s no reason for them to do it. Even as he expressed concerns about the Fed’s interest rate policy, Trump told reporters at the White House Tuesday that he had not spoken to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell about them. I think the Fed has gone crazy,” the president told reporters. The Fed has raised interest rates three times this year an


Saying he’s “not happy” with the Fed, Trump told Fox News he could’t understand why it was continuing to tighten U.S. monetary policy. The Fed is going loco and there’s no reason for them to do it. Even as he expressed concerns about the Fed’s interest rate policy, Trump told reporters at the White House Tuesday that he had not spoken to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell about them. I think the Fed has gone crazy,” the president told reporters. The Fed has raised interest rates three times this year an
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Trump doubles down on Fed attacks, saying it's 'going loco'

U.S. President Donald Trump continued his tirade against the Federal Reserve in a late Wednesday television appearance, laying into the central bank’s policy decisions and suggesting it is to blame for Wednesday’s sharp market decline.

Saying he’s “not happy” with the Fed, Trump told Fox News he could’t understand why it was continuing to tighten U.S. monetary policy. The president has previously expressed displeasure with the central bank, and that’s led some to fear the institution’s independence is at risk.

“The problem I have is with the Fed. The Fed is going wild. I mean, I don’t know what their problem is that they are raising interest rates and it’s ridiculous,” Trump said during a telephone interview with Fox host Shannon Bream. “The problem [causing the market drop] in my opinion is Treasury and the Fed. The Fed is going loco and there’s no reason for them to do it. I’m not happy about it.”

“Loco” means “crazy” in Spanish.

In recent months, U.S. officials have sought to emphasize that Trump would honor the Fed’s historic ability to make decisions independent of political interference. “We as an administration absolutely support the independence of the Fed,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin reportedly said in July.

As recently as Tuesday, Trump had signaled that he understood the importance of maintaining a firewall between the White House and the Fed. Even as he expressed concerns about the Fed’s interest rate policy, Trump told reporters at the White House Tuesday that he had not spoken to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell about them.

“I like to stay uninvolved with them. I have not spoken” to Powell all year, Trump said.

Trump’s attitude towards the Fed seemed to change Wednesday, however, as fears about rapidly rising rates helped cause the Dow Jones Industrial Average to drop more than 800 points by day’s end. The S&P 500 posted its worst day since February and clinched its first five-day losing streak since 2016.

Early on Wednesday afternoon, Trump knocked his central bank as he deplaned from Air Force One in Erie, Pennsylvania for a campaign rally. “I think the Fed is making a mistake. They are so tight. I think the Fed has gone crazy,” the president told reporters.

The Fed has raised interest rates three times this year and is largely expected to hike once more before year-end.

The most recent September rate hike drew criticism from Trump at the time, who said he was “worried about the fact that they seem to like raising interest rates, we can do other things with the money,” he said.

—CNBC’s Thomas Franck contributed to this report.


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