Trump on latest North Korean missile tests: ‘Nobody’s happy about it’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday said he wasn’t pleased to hear reports that North Korea had launched two short-range missiles overnight. “They were smaller missiles, short-range missiles,” Trump told reporters at the White House. Just days ago, North Korea launched several unidentified projectiles, the first confirmed rocket launches Pyongyang had conducted since 2017. Trump compared the stalled North Korean negotiations to his current trade talks with China, which are underway t


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday said he wasn’t pleased to hear reports that North Korea had launched two short-range missiles overnight. “They were smaller missiles, short-range missiles,” Trump told reporters at the White House. Just days ago, North Korea launched several unidentified projectiles, the first confirmed rocket launches Pyongyang had conducted since 2017. Trump compared the stalled North Korean negotiations to his current trade talks with China, which are underway t
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Trump on latest North Korean missile tests: 'Nobody's happy about it'

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday said he wasn’t pleased to hear reports that North Korea had launched two short-range missiles overnight.

“They were smaller missiles, short-range missiles,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “Nobody’s happy about it, but we’re taking a good look, and we’ll see.”

“The relationship continues, but we’ll see what happens,” Trump added. “They want to negotiate, they’re talking about negotiating, but I don’t think they’re ready to negotiate.”

Thursday’s firing was the second in less than a week. Just days ago, North Korea launched several unidentified projectiles, the first confirmed rocket launches Pyongyang had conducted since 2017.

Trump compared the stalled North Korean negotiations to his current trade talks with China, which are underway this week in Washington.

“It’s very much like China, we were getting very close to a deal, and then they started to renegotiate the deal, and we can’t have that,” Trump said.


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White House is ‘reviewing’ Trump Fed pick Stephen Moore’s controversial past writings

Moore’s writings have come under scrutiny for passages that appear to denigrate women, call for the repeal of child labor laws, make jokes about AIDS, and jab at Moore’s now-ex wife, Allison Moore. “Certainly, we’re reviewing those comments,” Sanders told reporters Monday morning outside the White House, in response to a question about the writings, and about Moore’s insistence that he is the target of a “sleaze campaign.” Asked later about whether Sanders’ remarks reflected a change in tone fro


Moore’s writings have come under scrutiny for passages that appear to denigrate women, call for the repeal of child labor laws, make jokes about AIDS, and jab at Moore’s now-ex wife, Allison Moore. “Certainly, we’re reviewing those comments,” Sanders told reporters Monday morning outside the White House, in response to a question about the writings, and about Moore’s insistence that he is the target of a “sleaze campaign.” Asked later about whether Sanders’ remarks reflected a change in tone fro
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White House is 'reviewing' Trump Fed pick Stephen Moore's controversial past writings

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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Monday that the Trump administration is in the process of reviewing the past writings of conservative economics pundit Stephen Moore, President Donald Trump’s recently announced pick to join the board of the Federal Reserve. Moore’s writings have come under scrutiny for passages that appear to denigrate women, call for the repeal of child labor laws, make jokes about AIDS, and jab at Moore’s now-ex wife, Allison Moore. “Certainly, we’re reviewing those comments,” Sanders told reporters Monday morning outside the White House, in response to a question about the writings, and about Moore’s insistence that he is the target of a “sleaze campaign.” “When we have an update on that front, we’ll let you know,” Sanders said.

Asked later about whether Sanders’ remarks reflected a change in tone from the White House regarding Moore’s expected nomination, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow told reporters they did not. Kudlow also emphasized that there had been no change in the president’s position on Moore, who was one of a small number of high-profile economists who backed Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. Nonetheless, Sanders’ comments marked the first time the White House has acknowledged that Moore’s past writings are undergoing internal, as well as external, scrutiny. It was also noteworthy for Sanders to indicate that an “update” would be forthcoming after the review was complete. If Moore were to withdraw his name under from consideration for the Fed post, he would become the second Trump pick to do so in recent weeks: On April 22, Trump announced that former pizza company executive Herman Cain had asked that his name be withdrawn from potential nomination, after four Republican senators said they would not support him, leaving Cain short of the 51 votes needed to be confirmed to the post. Moore’s past writings The controversial comments Moore has made are scattered across decades worth of opinion columns he has written for conservative media outlets. But they include repeated suggestions by Moore that if women earn more money than men, it could lead to societal instability. “What are the implications of a society in which women earn more than men?” Moore wrote in a 2014 column for National Review. “We don’t really know, but it could be disruptive to family stability. If men aren’t the breadwinners, will women regard them as economically expendable? We saw what happened to family structure in low-income and black households when a welfare check took the place of a father’s paycheck. Divorce rates go up when men lose their jobs” he wrote.


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Biden Foundation suspends operations, effective immediately

The Biden Foundation, created in 2017 by former Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, announced Thursday that it would suspend operations effective immediately, just hours after Joe Biden formally launched his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. According to a statement from the foundation, the suspension will include “activities related to fundraising, staffing, policy, and partnership collaboration across its policy pillars.” “The Vice President and Dr. Biden are t


The Biden Foundation, created in 2017 by former Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, announced Thursday that it would suspend operations effective immediately, just hours after Joe Biden formally launched his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. According to a statement from the foundation, the suspension will include “activities related to fundraising, staffing, policy, and partnership collaboration across its policy pillars.” “The Vice President and Dr. Biden are t
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Biden Foundation suspends operations, effective immediately

The Biden Foundation, created in 2017 by former Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden, announced Thursday that it would suspend operations effective immediately, just hours after Joe Biden formally launched his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

According to a statement from the foundation, the suspension will include “activities related to fundraising, staffing, policy, and partnership collaboration across its policy pillars.”

“The Vice President and Dr. Biden are the heart and soul of the foundation and now will be devoting all their time and effort to the presidential campaign,” Ted Kaufman, chairman of the Biden Foundation’s board, said in a statement Thursday. “We are immediately suspending foundation activities. In the coming days, the board will put together a plan for an orderly wind-down of all of the foundation’s work.”

Since its founding, the Biden Foundation has served as a means by which the former vice president and his wife could remain engaged in causes they worked on while in the Obama White House, such as expanding college affordability, broadening employment opportunities for military spouses, and combatting violence against women. In its first year, the foundation reported raising $6.6 million. Fundraising figures for 2018 had yet to be released on Thursday.

News of the foundation’s imminent suspension was first reported by The New York Times.


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Trump: ‘We’re fighting all the subpoenas’ from House Democrats

President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to battle every subpoena lodged by House Democrats. “We’re fighting all the subpoenas,” Trump told reporters outside the White House, en route to an event in Georgia on the opioid crisis. In recent months, House Democratic leaders have issued dozens of requests for information or cooperation from Trump, his administration and his associates. The subpoena for McGahn, issued by House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., is “ridiculous,” Trump said outsi


President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to battle every subpoena lodged by House Democrats. “We’re fighting all the subpoenas,” Trump told reporters outside the White House, en route to an event in Georgia on the opioid crisis. In recent months, House Democratic leaders have issued dozens of requests for information or cooperation from Trump, his administration and his associates. The subpoena for McGahn, issued by House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., is “ridiculous,” Trump said outsi
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Trump: 'We're fighting all the subpoenas' from House Democrats

President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to battle every subpoena lodged by House Democrats.

“We’re fighting all the subpoenas,” Trump told reporters outside the White House, en route to an event in Georgia on the opioid crisis.

In recent months, House Democratic leaders have issued dozens of requests for information or cooperation from Trump, his administration and his associates.

Democrats are demanding testimony from high-ranking current and former White House officials, as well as years of Trump’s financial records and the unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian meddling in the 2016 election..

Caught at the center of the crossfire is former White House counsel Don McGahn, who was cited by Mueller more than any other Trump official in the special counsel’s 448-page report that also investigated possible Trump-campaign coordination with the Kremlin and obstruction of justice by Trump himself.

On Tuesday, Trump told The Washington Post that he did not see any reason to “go any further” in allowing his aides to testify before congressional committees, “especially in Congress where it’s very partisan — obviously very partisan.”

Trump has already backed up his rhetoric with action: On Monday, the president sued House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and the president’s former accounting firm Mazars to block a subpoena seeking years of financial information from Trump and his businesses.

Several legal scholars have since noted that the lawsuit against the accounting firm is a long shot and appears to be more of a delay tactic than anything else. In their justification for why the courts should block the release of the president’s taxes, Trump’s lawyers cite case law from an 1880 ruling as their precedent. In 1927, that precedent was replaced with a much broader reading of congressional powers, which has set the legal standard ever since, although Trump’s lawyers do not mention this.

“They’re seeking … to overturn the entire modern case law that the courts have put together to respect Congress’ investigative power,” University of Baltimore law professor Charles Tiefer told The Washington Post. “These suits look like an act of desperation by the Trump lawyers.”

The subpoena for McGahn, issued by House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., is “ridiculous,” Trump said outside the White House on Wednesday.

The Russia report — released with redactions Thursday — found insufficient evidence to prove that Trump’s 2016 campaign coordinated with the Kremlin. Attorney General William Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein further determined that the report did not show that Trump committed an obstruction of justice offense.

Senior White House advisor Kellyanne Conway said earlier Wednesday that an option to assert executive privilege to keep McGahn from testifying “is on the table.”

Nadler has already rejected that move, however. “The moment for the White House to assert some privilege to prevent this testimony from being heard has long since passed,” the committee chairman said in a statement Tuesday evening.

Trump spoke to the press en route to Atlanta, where he and first lady Melania Trump are scheduled to headline an event on the opioid crisis Wednesday afternoon.


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Polls show Joe Biden entering the Democratic primary with a significant lead

In the Reuters survey, Sanders’ support fell to just 15%, nearly 10 points below Biden. One place where Biden’s support appears to weaken slightly is in the key Democratic early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. So far, the few national polls that have pitted Biden directly against Trump appear to support the theory that Biden presents a very serious challenge to the president’s reelection. A Politico/Morning Consult poll released Monday showed Biden leading Trump by eight points in a hyp


In the Reuters survey, Sanders’ support fell to just 15%, nearly 10 points below Biden. One place where Biden’s support appears to weaken slightly is in the key Democratic early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire. So far, the few national polls that have pitted Biden directly against Trump appear to support the theory that Biden presents a very serious challenge to the president’s reelection. A Politico/Morning Consult poll released Monday showed Biden leading Trump by eight points in a hyp
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Polls show Joe Biden entering the Democratic primary with a significant lead

“But the bigger question will be what happens when those voters start taking a closer look at him on the campaign trail. It’s a long way to Iowa and a lot can happen,” Murray said Tuesday in a statement announcing the poll results.

A large Reuters/Ipsos poll released Wednesday had similarly good news for Biden, with 24% of self-identified Democrats and independents saying they would back the former vice president over the other 19 declared and potential candidates Reuters included on the list.

Trailing immediately behind Biden in both the Monmouth and Reuters polls was Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the candidate who likely has the most to lose from Biden’s entry into the race.

The Monmouth poll found support for Sanders at 20%. In the Reuters survey, Sanders’ support fell to just 15%, nearly 10 points below Biden.

Moreover, if Biden had chosen not to run, the percentage of Democrats who told Monmouth they would back Sanders as their preferred nominee would have shot up to 27%. That would have put Sanders 16 points ahead of his nearest rival, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, whose unexpected surge in the polls has caught the national Democratic establishment by surprise.

One place where Biden’s support appears to weaken slightly is in the key Democratic early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.

According to Real Clear Politics, which averages polling results, Biden leads Sanders in Iowa by an average of four points, a notably smaller gap than the seven and nine points by which Biden led Sanders in the two bigger national polls released this week. In New Hampshire, next door to Sanders’ home state of Vermont, Sanders has a slight advantage over Biden of 2.5 points, according to RCP’s average of recent polls.

Biden is expected to release a video Thursday morning announcing his official entry into the race. He is also expected to stake out positions that are more centrist than those of his Democratic primary rivals.

A big part of Biden’s pitch to Democratic primary voters is likely to be that he is uniquely positioned to win back large swaths of moderate Democrats who broke for Donald Trump in 2016. These voters helped the president to capture traditionally Democratic-leaning swing states such as Pennsylvania and Michigan.

So far, the few national polls that have pitted Biden directly against Trump appear to support the theory that Biden presents a very serious challenge to the president’s reelection. A Politico/Morning Consult poll released Monday showed Biden leading Trump by eight points in a hypothetical 2020 general election matchup.

This comports with the way many of Biden’s longtime supporters view the 2020 presidential race. “If we’re going to be pragmatic about this as a party, there’s only one person who can beat Donald Trump,” Democratic South Carolina state Sen. Dick Harpootlian recently told The Washington Post. Biden, he said, “can go toe-to-toe with [Trump] in states like Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio, and Wisconsin and take it to him on his own terms.”


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Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

President Donald Trump met with Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey at the White House on Tuesday, press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed after the meeting had ended. Shortly thereafter, Trump tweeted: “Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and the world of social media in general. Following the meeting, a Twitter spokesperson told NBC News that “Jack had a constructive meeting with the President of the United States today at the president’s invitation. The president uses Twit


President Donald Trump met with Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey at the White House on Tuesday, press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed after the meeting had ended. Shortly thereafter, Trump tweeted: “Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and the world of social media in general. Following the meeting, a Twitter spokesperson told NBC News that “Jack had a constructive meeting with the President of the United States today at the president’s invitation. The president uses Twit
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Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

President Donald Trump met with Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey at the White House on Tuesday, press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed after the meeting had ended.

Shortly thereafter, Trump tweeted: “Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and the world of social media in general. Look forward to keeping an open dialogue!”

Following the meeting, a Twitter spokesperson told NBC News that “Jack had a constructive meeting with the President of the United States today at the president’s invitation. They discussed Twitter’s commitment to protecting the health of the public conversation ahead of the 2020 U.S. elections and efforts underway to respond to the opioid crisis.”

Trump’s positive assessment of the meeting represented a reversal from his attitude toward the company just hours before, on Tuesday morning, when he used his personal Twitter account to criticize the tech giant.

There is no evidence to support Trump’s claim that Twitter is “very discriminatory,” or that it is “hard for people to sign on.” Trump’s allegation that Twitter is “constantly taking people off list,” likewise appears to be unfounded, although the site does take steps to remove automated accounts that impersonate real people, known as bots. It was also unclear precisely what Trump was referring to by, “Big complaints from many people.”

In response to similar criticism from Trump in March, the company said, “We enforce the Twitter rules impartially for all users, regardless of their background or political affiliation.”

Trump is a prolific tweeter, and his account had more than 59 million followers as of Tuesday afternoon. The president uses Twitter practically every day to communicate directly with the public on issues affecting every facet of his administration.

Over the course of a day, Trump’s Twitter topics can range from serious foreign policy matters like the North Korean nuclear talks, to small scale domestic political rivalries.

The social media platform was instrumental in driving Trump’s meteoric rise through the ranks of Republican politics. In 2015 and 2016, Trump’s blunt, outspoken tweets helped him to break through a crowded Republican primary field to win the party’s presidential nomination and from there, the White House.


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Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

President Donald Trump met with Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey at the White House on Tuesday, press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed after the meeting had ended. Shortly thereafter, Trump tweeted: “Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and the world of social media in general. Following the meeting, a Twitter spokesperson told NBC News that “Jack had a constructive meeting with the President of the United States today at the president’s invitation. There is no evidence to


President Donald Trump met with Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey at the White House on Tuesday, press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed after the meeting had ended. Shortly thereafter, Trump tweeted: “Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and the world of social media in general. Following the meeting, a Twitter spokesperson told NBC News that “Jack had a constructive meeting with the President of the United States today at the president’s invitation. There is no evidence to
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Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

President Donald Trump met with Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey at the White House on Tuesday, press secretary Sarah Sanders confirmed after the meeting had ended.

Shortly thereafter, Trump tweeted: “Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform, and the world of social media in general. Look forward to keeping an open dialogue!”

Following the meeting, a Twitter spokesperson told NBC News that “Jack had a constructive meeting with the President of the United States today at the president’s invitation. They discussed Twitter’s commitment to protecting the health of the public conversation ahead of the 2020 U.S. elections and efforts underway to respond to the opioid crisis.”

Trump’s positive assessment of the meeting represented a reversal from his attitude toward the company just hours before, on Tuesday morning, when he used his personal Twitter account to criticize the tech giant.

There is no evidence to support Trump’s claim that Twitter is “very discriminatory,” or that it is “hard for people to sign on.” Trump’s allegation that Twitter is “constantly taking people off list,” likewise appears to be unfounded, although the site does take steps to remove automated accounts that impersonate real people, known as bots. It was also unclear precisely what Trump was referring to by, “Big complaints from many people.”


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Herman Cain withdraws from consideration for Fed board, Trump says

CNBC survey: Majority say Cain and Moore shouldn’t be confirmed to the Federal Reserve Board 12:29 PM ET Mon, 8 April 2019 | 04:07More importantly, Cain, like Trump, is an outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve, which Cain has accused in the past of “manipulating” the value of the U.S. dollar. In recent weeks, several White House officials expressed what could only be described as tepid support for Cain. There are also concerns among lawmakers and on Wall Street about Trump’s other contentious


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Herman Cain withdraws from consideration for Fed board, Trump says

CNBC survey: Majority say Cain and Moore shouldn’t be confirmed to the Federal Reserve Board 12:29 PM ET Mon, 8 April 2019 | 04:07

More importantly, Cain, like Trump, is an outspoken critic of the Federal Reserve, which Cain has accused in the past of “manipulating” the value of the U.S. dollar.

In addition to having repeatedly criticized the central bank, Cain has also weathered a series of scandals that first came to light during his 2012 presidential campaign but which would unquestionably have come up again in a Senate confirmation hearing.

In late 2011, Cain suspended his presidential campaign after it emerged that three women had accused him of workplace sexual harassment, a fourth woman accused him of sexual assault, and a fifth woman came forward to allege that she and Cain had carried out a 13-year-long extramarital affair. Cain has denied all the allegations.

The prospect of revisiting the allegations during a heated Senate confirmation hearing and having to publicly defend Cain likely held little appeal for the White House.

In recent weeks, several White House officials expressed what could only be described as tepid support for Cain. Larry Kudlow, the director of the National Economic Council, said this month that Cain was “in the vetting process, we will see how that turns out.”

There are also concerns among lawmakers and on Wall Street about Trump’s other contentious pick for the Fed board, conservative political activist and economics writer Stephen Moore.

It is unclear whether Republican senators will vote against Moore, who has had to contend with claims that he is unqualified for the Fed role as well as revelations about his messy divorce. Moore advised Trump during his 2016 campaign and co-authored a 2018 book called “Trumponomics: Inside the America First Plan to Revive Our Economy.”

WATCH: 4th GOP senator plans to vote against Cain for Fed


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Mueller evidence 14 potential crimes. Only two publicly known.

Out of the 14 potential crimes for which Mueller uncovered evidence, only two have so far been made public. That means there are still 12 investigations that arose from the special counsel’s probe about which the public knows nothing. Here’s how the special counsel describes them:During the course of the investigation, the Office periodically identified evidence of potential criminal activity that was outside the scope of the Special Counsel’s jurisdiction established by the Acting Attorney Gene


Out of the 14 potential crimes for which Mueller uncovered evidence, only two have so far been made public. That means there are still 12 investigations that arose from the special counsel’s probe about which the public knows nothing. Here’s how the special counsel describes them:During the course of the investigation, the Office periodically identified evidence of potential criminal activity that was outside the scope of the Special Counsel’s jurisdiction established by the Acting Attorney Gene
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Mueller evidence 14 potential crimes. Only two publicly known.

The most striking of these may be a list, almost completely redacted, of 14 instances of “potential criminal activity” the special counsel says it uncovered and handed over to other offices within the DOJ and in particular to the FBI, because it determined that the crimes involved were “outside the scope” of the special counsel’s mandate.

Out of the 14 potential crimes for which Mueller uncovered evidence, only two have so far been made public. That means there are still 12 investigations that arose from the special counsel’s probe about which the public knows nothing.

Here’s how the special counsel describes them:

During the course of the investigation, the Office periodically identified evidence of potential criminal activity that was outside the scope of the Special Counsel’s jurisdiction established by the Acting Attorney General. After consultation with the Office of the Deputy Attorney General, the Office referred that evidence to appropriate law enforcement authorities, principally other components of the Department of Justice and the FBI. Those referrals, listed alphabetically by subject, are summarized below.

It’s a tantalizing mystery, made all the more so by the fact that the two probes which have so far been made public have targeted two of the most high-profile individuals to be caught up in the special counsel’s web: Trump’s longtime personal fixer and attorney, Michael Cohen, and the former White House counsel to President Barack Obama, Greg Craig.

The discovery of Cohen’s potential crimes is the second item on the 14-item list. “During the course of the investigation, the Special Counsel’s Office uncovered evidence of potential wire fraud and [Federal Election Campaign Act] violations pertaining to Michael Cohen. That evidence was referred to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and the FBI’s New York Field Office,” wrote the special counsel.

Craig’s case is No. 5 on the list. “During the course of the [Foreign Agents Registration Act] investigation of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, the Special Counsel’s Office uncovered evidence of potential FARA violations pertaining to Gregory Craig, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Skadden), and their work on behalf of the government of Ukraine,” the report said.

Craig was indicted earlier this month on two counts of lying to federal investigators about the nature of past lobbying work he did for the government of Ukraine. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and is expected to face trial later this year.


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Trump allies dismiss Mueller report’s damaging details and claim ‘total vindication’

For those in Trump’s political firmament, however, the damaging revelations in the Mueller report appeared not to exist at all. “President Trump has been fully and completely exonerated yet again,” Brad Parscale, Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, said in a statement. Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel called the report “a complete and total vindication of President Trump.” “Instead, they prioritized spying on a political opponent — the Trump campaign — and used a phony D


For those in Trump’s political firmament, however, the damaging revelations in the Mueller report appeared not to exist at all. “President Trump has been fully and completely exonerated yet again,” Brad Parscale, Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, said in a statement. Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel called the report “a complete and total vindication of President Trump.” “Instead, they prioritized spying on a political opponent — the Trump campaign — and used a phony D
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Trump allies dismiss Mueller report's damaging details and claim 'total vindication'

Yet even as they held up the report by special counsel Robert Mueller as proof of their client’s innocence, Trump’s lawyers also sought to undermine the veracity of the report itself, and the scores of damaging revelations contained within it.

The report included vivid details of more than a dozen instances during which the president appears to have sought to interfere in the special counsel’s Russia probe.

“The report itself is nothing more than an attempt to rehash old allegations” wrote Trump’s lawyers. The attorneys also suggested that the report might violate rules that prohibit the Justice Department from “insinuating or alleging that an individual who has not been charged with a crime is nevertheless guilty of some wrongdoing.”

While Trump himself made only a passing reference to the report on Thursday morning, Vice President Mike Pence issued a statement that essentially served as the White House’s formal response. “The report confirms what the President and I have said since day one: there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia and there was no obstruction of justice,” the statement said.

Even as he struck a note of confidence, Pence also tacitly acknowledged that the report’s release would do little to put to rest the serious questions raised about the propriety of the president’s actions during his first two years in office. According to Pence, however, these questions amount to little more than partisan political weapons.

“While many Democrats will cling to discredited allegations,” Pence said, “the American people can be confident President Trump and I will continue to focus” on improving the country.

For those in Trump’s political firmament, however, the damaging revelations in the Mueller report appeared not to exist at all.

“President Trump has been fully and completely exonerated yet again,” Brad Parscale, Trump’s 2020 campaign manager, said in a statement.

“Now that the collusion and obstruction conspiracy theories have been exposed for the pathetic hoaxes they always were,” the statement continued, “the Obama-era DOJ and FBI must answer for their misdeeds and the scam that they perpetrated against the American people.”

Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel called the report “a complete and total vindication of President Trump.”

“It is increasingly clear that the only scandal here is the Obama administration’s repeated failure to act against Russian cyber meddling,” she added. “Instead, they prioritized spying on a political opponent — the Trump campaign — and used a phony DNC-funded dossier as justification.”

Both McDaniels’ and the Trump campaign’s statements sought to dismiss the contents of the report and focus on the unfounded allegation that Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign had been placed under improper surveillance due to its myriad contacts with people suspected of connections to Russian intelligence.

Yet as the amount of damaging information about the president’s actions grew larger and more public Thursday, it was unclear how long Trump’s political operation would be able to go on focusing exclusively on Attorney General Bill Barr’s conclusions while ignoring the report’s contents.

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