US Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to step down in March, says official

Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. deputy attorney general who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate possible ties between Russia and President Donald Trump’scampaign, is expected to step down by mid March, a Justice Department official said on Monday. Rosenstein had been expected to depart shortly after new Attorney General William Barr assumed office. A registered Republican, Rosenstein made the decision because his then-boss, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a Trump supporter du


Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. deputy attorney general who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate possible ties between Russia and President Donald Trump’scampaign, is expected to step down by mid March, a Justice Department official said on Monday. Rosenstein had been expected to depart shortly after new Attorney General William Barr assumed office. A registered Republican, Rosenstein made the decision because his then-boss, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a Trump supporter du
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US Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein to step down in March, says official

Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. deputy attorney general who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to investigate possible ties between Russia and President Donald Trump’scampaign, is expected to step down by mid March, a Justice Department official said on Monday.

Rosenstein had been expected to depart shortly after new Attorney General William Barr assumed office. Barr was confirmed for the role by the U.S. Senate last week.

The Justice official said Rosenstein’s departure was not related to renewed allegations that he considered wearing a wire in meetings with Trump and using the 25th amendment of the U.S. Constitution to remove the president from office.

Rosenstein, the No. 2 official at the Justice Department, in May 2017 named Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate ties between Trump’s 2016 presidential election campaign and Moscow. The investigation continues.

A registered Republican, Rosenstein made the decision because his then-boss, former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, a Trump supporter during the 2016 campaign, had recused himself from the issue.

Last September, the New York Times reported Rosenstein in 2017 had suggested secretly recording Trump and recruiting Cabinet members to oust the president using the provisions of the Constitution’s 25th Amendment.

In an interview broadcast on Sunday with CBS News “60 Minutes,” former acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe confirmed the Times account that Rosenstein considered wearing a wire in meetings with Trump.

Rosenstein said both the Times story and McCabe’s account were “inaccurate and factually incorrect,” which a Justice Department spokeswoman reiterated after the “60 Minutes” interview.

Earlier on Monday Trump accused both McCabe and Rosenstein of planning a “very illegal act,” which he described in a tweet as “illegal and treasonous.”

Rosenstein ceased overseeing Mueller’s probe on Nov. 7 when Trump named Matt Whittaker acting attorney general. Barr now has oversight of the investigation.

Rosenstein had attracted far more attention than is typical for the No. 2 Justice Department official because of his decision to appoint Mueller to lead the investigation eight days after Trump fired James Comey as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Trump has frequently and publicly seethed about the Mueller probe, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Justice Department, which oversees them both.

The president has denied any collusion and Russia says there was no election meddling, despite findings to the contrary by U.S. intelligence agencies.

Mueller’s investigation, which the president has repeatedly called a “witch hunt,” has so far netted 34 individuals and three companies who have pleaded guilty, been indicted or been otherwise swept up in the inquiry.


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Trump warns military members supporting Venezuela’s Maduro that they will ‘lose everything’

As the monthslong political crisis stretched on, Trump delivered a public plea to Venezuela’s military to support Guaido’s government. The Venezuelan military could play a decisive role in the stalemate but has largely remained loyal to Maduro. Trump issued a dire warning to Venezuela’s military that if they continue to stand with Maduro, “you will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. Trump urged the Venezuelan military to accept Guaido’s offer of amnesty and refrain from violence a


As the monthslong political crisis stretched on, Trump delivered a public plea to Venezuela’s military to support Guaido’s government. The Venezuelan military could play a decisive role in the stalemate but has largely remained loyal to Maduro. Trump issued a dire warning to Venezuela’s military that if they continue to stand with Maduro, “you will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. Trump urged the Venezuelan military to accept Guaido’s offer of amnesty and refrain from violence a
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Trump warns military members supporting Venezuela's Maduro that they will 'lose everything'

President Donald Trump said Monday that “a new day is coming in Latin America,” as he sought to rally support among the largest Venezuelan community in the U.S. for opposition leader Juan Guaido.

Speaking at Florida International University in Miami before large American and Venezuelan flags, Trump said the U.S. stands behind Guaido, whom the U.S. recognizes as the country’s rightful president, and condemns President Nicolas Maduro’s government and its socialist policies.

As the monthslong political crisis stretched on, Trump delivered a public plea to Venezuela’s military to support Guaido’s government. The Venezuelan military could play a decisive role in the stalemate but has largely remained loyal to Maduro.

Trump issued a dire warning to Venezuela’s military that if they continue to stand with Maduro, “you will find no safe harbor, no easy exit and no way out. You will lose everything.”

Trump added: “We seek a peaceful transition of power, but all options are open.”

The military has blocked the U.S. from moving tons of humanitarian aid airlifted in recent days to the Colombian border with Venezuela. The aid shipments have been meant in part to dramatize the hyperinflation and shortages of food and medicine that are gripping Venezuela. Trump said of Maduro, “He would rather see his people starve than give them aid.”

Critics say Maduro’s re-election last year was fraudulent, making his second term illegal.

Trump urged the Venezuelan military to accept Guaido’s offer of amnesty and refrain from violence against those opposing Maduro’s government. And he praised the Venezuelan opposition, saying of the people of Venezuela, “They are turning the page on dictatorship and there will be no going back.”

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said earlier Monday that the U.S. “knows where military officials and their families have money hidden throughout the world.”


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California and 15 other states sue over Trump’s national emergency

California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday challenging Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration. More from NBC News:Can Trump use a ‘national emergency’ to build a border wall? What is a national emergency? And then we’ll end up in the Supreme Court, and hopefully we’ll get a fair shake. “The only national emergency is the president’s trafficking in lies and deceit,” Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said in a statement.


California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday challenging Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration. More from NBC News:Can Trump use a ‘national emergency’ to build a border wall? What is a national emergency? And then we’ll end up in the Supreme Court, and hopefully we’ll get a fair shake. “The only national emergency is the president’s trafficking in lies and deceit,” Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said in a statement.
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California and 15 other states sue over Trump's national emergency

California and 15 other states filed a lawsuit Monday challenging Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration.

“The president admitted that there’s not a basis for the declaration. He admitted there’s no crisis at the border. He’s now trying to rob funds that were allocated by Congress legally to the various states and people of our states,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra told Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC Monday afternoon before the suit was filed.

“The separation of powers is being violated, we’re going to go out there and make sure that Donald Trump cannot steal money from the states and people who need them, since we paid the taxpayer dollars to Washington, D.C., to get those services,” he said.

Trump said on Friday that he would bypass Congress by declaring a national emergency to build a border wall along the nation’s southern border, after a protracted battle in which Congress has repeatedly declined to give the president billions to build border barriers.

More from NBC News:

Can Trump use a ‘national emergency’ to build a border wall? His own words offer clues.

What is a national emergency? Here are 8 things to know

In one news conference, Trump created several new minefields

A national emergency declaration gives the president special powers to take taxpayer dollars from other budgets to pay for border wall construction, but legal challenges to such an effort are inevitable. Before the emergency was declared, Becerra vowed “to reject this foolish proposal in court the moment it touches the ground.”

“The president does have broad authority. But he does not have authority to violate the Constitution,” Becerra said. “President Obama never did this. He never tried to raid accounts, funding accounts, that had been allocated by Congress. When a president tries to do that, the Supreme Court will typically step in and say, ‘Keep your hands out of the cookie jar.'”

Becerra has sued the president dozens of times already, and the president signaled that he expected this lawsuit during his Friday remarks.

“And I’ll sign the final papers as soon as I get into the Oval Office. And we will have a national emergency, and then we will then be sued, and they will sue us in the 9th Circuit, even though it shouldn’t be there,” Trump said, speaking of the largest circuit court, which includes California. “And we will possibly get a bad ruling, and then we’ll get another bad ruling. And then we’ll end up in the Supreme Court, and hopefully we’ll get a fair shake. And we’ll win in the Supreme Court, just like the ban.”

“The only national emergency is the president’s trafficking in lies and deceit,” Connecticut Attorney General William Tong said in a statement.


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US Treasury yields lower ahead of fresh data

There is a strong focus on trade as China and the U.S. continue talks. According to the South China Morning Post, Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with U.S. delegates on Friday, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. In politics, the White House said Thursday that President Trump is signing legislation that prevents a government shutdown, but will also declare a national emergency to try to build a wall on the border with Mexico. Trump


There is a strong focus on trade as China and the U.S. continue talks. According to the South China Morning Post, Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with U.S. delegates on Friday, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer. In politics, the White House said Thursday that President Trump is signing legislation that prevents a government shutdown, but will also declare a national emergency to try to build a wall on the border with Mexico. Trump
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US Treasury yields lower ahead of fresh data

There is a strong focus on trade as China and the U.S. continue talks. According to the South China Morning Post, Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with U.S. delegates on Friday, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

In politics, the White House said Thursday that President Trump is signing legislation that prevents a government shutdown, but will also declare a national emergency to try to build a wall on the border with Mexico. Trump is due to speak in the White House Rose Garden at 10 a.m. ET.

Furthermore, bond traders are likely to follow a speech by Atlanta Fed President Raphael Bostic at 9.55 a.m. ET.

There is also a raft of data due. There will be industrial production numbers out at 9.15 a.m. ET and consumer sentiment out at 10 a.m. ET.

There are no Treasury auctions planned.


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Dow futures sharply lower after weak data

U.S. stock index futures were lower on Friday morning on the back of weaker-than-expected retail data. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell 99, indicating a negative open of more than 115 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were also seen slightly lower. Trump is due to speak in the White House Rose Garden at 10 a.m. ET on what the White House called the “national security and humanitarian crisis on our southern border.”


U.S. stock index futures were lower on Friday morning on the back of weaker-than-expected retail data. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell 99, indicating a negative open of more than 115 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were also seen slightly lower. Trump is due to speak in the White House Rose Garden at 10 a.m. ET on what the White House called the “national security and humanitarian crisis on our southern border.”
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Dow futures sharply lower after weak data

U.S. stock index futures were lower on Friday morning on the back of weaker-than-expected retail data.

At around 2:30 a.m. ET, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures fell 99, indicating a negative open of more than 115 points. Futures on the S&P and Nasdaq were also seen slightly lower.

On Thursday, U.S. retail sales data showed a contraction of 1.2 percent in December – the biggest monthly fall since September of 2009. As a result, Wall Street ended the day lower.

In the meantime, investors continue to follow news of U.S.-China trade talks. According to the South China Morning Post, Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with U.S. delegates on Friday, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.

Politics remains the focus after the White House said Thursday that President Trump is signing legislation that prevents a government shutdown, while also declaring a national emergency to try to build a wall on the border with Mexico.

Trump is due to speak in the White House Rose Garden at 10 a.m. ET on what the White House called the “national security and humanitarian crisis on our southern border.”

On the earnings front Allianz, Deere and PepsiCo are among the major companies expected to report their latest quarterly results before the opening bell.

There is also a raft of data due. There will be industrial production numbers out at 9.15 a.m. ET and consumer sentiment out at 10 a.m. ET.


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Trump: Obama told me that he was ‘close to starting a big war with North Korea’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump claimed Friday that the Obama administration “was so close to starting a big war with North Korea” when asked for details of the second summit between the U.S. and North Korea. “When I came into office, I met right there in the Oval Office with President Obama. He said by far, North Korea,” Trump explained from the Rose Garden. “I don’t want to speak for him, but I believe he would’ve gone to war with North Korea. In fact he told me he was so close to starting


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump claimed Friday that the Obama administration “was so close to starting a big war with North Korea” when asked for details of the second summit between the U.S. and North Korea. “When I came into office, I met right there in the Oval Office with President Obama. He said by far, North Korea,” Trump explained from the Rose Garden. “I don’t want to speak for him, but I believe he would’ve gone to war with North Korea. In fact he told me he was so close to starting
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Trump: Obama told me that he was 'close to starting a big war with North Korea'

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump claimed Friday that the Obama administration “was so close to starting a big war with North Korea” when asked for details of the second summit between the U.S. and North Korea.

“When I came into office, I met right there in the Oval Office with President Obama. And I sat in those beautiful chairs, and we talked, it was supposed to be 15 minutes, as you know, it ended up being many times longer than that. And I said what’s the biggest problem? He said by far, North Korea,” Trump explained from the Rose Garden.

“I don’t want to speak for him, but I believe he would’ve gone to war with North Korea. I think he was ready to go to war. In fact he told me he was so close to starting a big war with North Korea,” Trump said.

The president then said that “a lot’s been accomplished” since meeting in June with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore. Trump continued by saying that the relationship with Pyongyang has since improved.

“Where are we now? No missiles, no rockets, no nuclear testing. We’ve learned a lot. But much more importantly than all of it, much more important, much much more important than that, is, we have a great relationship,” Trump added.

On the heels of Trump’s remarks, Ben Rhodes, a top Obama national security aide, wrote on Twitter that the U.S. was not “on the brink of war with North Korea.”

Since 2011, the North Korean leader has fired more than 90 missiles and conducted four nuclear weapons tests, which is more than what his father, Kim Jong Il, and grandfather, Kim Il Sung, launched over a period of 27 years. In 2017 alone, Kim launched 24 missiles and carried out North Korea’s largest nuclear test.

North Korea is the only nation to test nuclear weapons this century.


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Short-seller Jim Chanos says he will support Joe Biden if he runs for president in 2020

Famed short-seller and Democratic donor Jim Chanos plans to support former Vice President Joe Biden if he runs for president in 2020. “Like many other Americans, I certainly hope Vice President Biden decides to run in 2020. If he does run, I fully expect to support him any way I can,” Chanos said in a statement first given to CNBC. Chanos, who founded Kynikos Associates, has a history of supporting Democratic candidates, potentially making him a key financial ally for Biden if the former vice pr


Famed short-seller and Democratic donor Jim Chanos plans to support former Vice President Joe Biden if he runs for president in 2020. “Like many other Americans, I certainly hope Vice President Biden decides to run in 2020. If he does run, I fully expect to support him any way I can,” Chanos said in a statement first given to CNBC. Chanos, who founded Kynikos Associates, has a history of supporting Democratic candidates, potentially making him a key financial ally for Biden if the former vice pr
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Short-seller Jim Chanos says he will support Joe Biden if he runs for president in 2020

Famed short-seller and Democratic donor Jim Chanos plans to support former Vice President Joe Biden if he runs for president in 2020.

“Like many other Americans, I certainly hope Vice President Biden decides to run in 2020. If he does run, I fully expect to support him any way I can,” Chanos said in a statement first given to CNBC.

When asked how much he is looking to spend to support a potential Biden candidacy, Chanos first responded, “lol no comment,” and added: “Let’s see if he decides to run, first.”

A spokesman for Biden declined to comment.

Chanos, a longtime friend of Biden’s, planned to support the former Delaware senator last time he was mulling a run for president ahead of the 2016 election. Chanos did not give to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, according to Federal Election Commission records.

Chanos, who founded Kynikos Associates, has a history of supporting Democratic candidates, potentially making him a key financial ally for Biden if the former vice president chooses to run for president in 2020.

Chanos reportedly hosted a $10,000 a plate fundraiser in March 2018 to benefit House Democrats during the midterm election campaign. Biden was the special guest at the event.

While records show Chanos gave minimally during the 2018 race, he donated just over $50,000 to President Barack Obama’s Victory Fund during his 2012 re-election bid. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in 2016 saw Chanos donate over $55,000 to their cause.

The records don’t reflect the fundraisers or other efforts Chanos has made in the past behind the scenes to help Democrats get elected.

Biden has been in touch with donors about possibly running for president in 2020 and has privately acknowledged he’s leaning toward entering the race, according to people with direct knowledge of the talks. Biden has not made a final decision.

Chanos would not say whether he has heard from Biden.


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REM publisher asks Twitter to remove video tweeted by Trump over song use

The creator of the video that the president tweeted Friday, self-proclaimed Trump supporter @CarpeDonktum, accused Twitter of censorship after the clip became unplayable on the platform. Trump’s tweet with the video clip had been pinned to the top of his account’s page by Friday afternoon. In November, Trump tweeted an image of himself featuring the text overlay “Sanctions are coming,” which HBO took as a clear reference to its “Game of Thrones” series. bassist Mike Mills took notice of the use


The creator of the video that the president tweeted Friday, self-proclaimed Trump supporter @CarpeDonktum, accused Twitter of censorship after the clip became unplayable on the platform. Trump’s tweet with the video clip had been pinned to the top of his account’s page by Friday afternoon. In November, Trump tweeted an image of himself featuring the text overlay “Sanctions are coming,” which HBO took as a clear reference to its “Game of Thrones” series. bassist Mike Mills took notice of the use
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REM publisher asks Twitter to remove video tweeted by Trump over song use

A satirical video using music from rock band R.E.M., which was shared by the Twitter account of President Donald Trump, has been removed from the social media site after the publisher of the band’s songs complained.

A lawyer for Universal Music Publishing Group had reached out to Twitter on Friday asking that the video, which was first posted by another user, be taken down from the platform, according to a source familiar with the situation, who asked to remain anonymous.

The clip, which runs more than two minutes in length, plays audio from R.E.M.’s early-’90s hit single “Everybody Hurts” over excerpts from Trump’s Feb. 5 State of the Union address.

But, as of the early hours Saturday ET, Twitter users could not play the video posted by Trump, and many saw a message that read, “This video has been removed in response to a report from the copyright holder.”

The creator of the video that the president tweeted Friday, self-proclaimed Trump supporter @CarpeDonktum, accused Twitter of censorship after the clip became unplayable on the platform.

The clip, clearly meant to mock a selection of lawmakers in Congress, cuts lines from Trump’s speech together with reaction shots of stern-looking politicians whom Trump has criticized in the past. They include Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah.

Trump’s tweet with the video clip had been pinned to the top of his account’s page by Friday afternoon. But it appeared to have been un-pinned by Saturday.

The White House did not immediately respond to CNBC’s questions about the president’s tweet. A spokesman for Twitter did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request to confirm the video’s removal.

Trump has drawn criticism for using copyrighted content before: The Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” was often used at the end of Trump campaign rallies and has been used at Trump events since he became president. The band urged Trump to stop using the song, to no avail.

In November, Trump tweeted an image of himself featuring the text overlay “Sanctions are coming,” which HBO took as a clear reference to its “Game of Thrones” series. HBO said at the time that they “would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes,” but the president’s tweet was not taken down.

R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills took notice of the use of his band’s song in the video that Trump tweeted Friday.

“Measures have been taken to stop it,” Mills tweeted, adding that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey needs “to get on this.”

Mills said that the president had retweeted the video from Twitter account @CarpeDonktum, who is credited in the video. That account defended using potentially copyrighted material in its own content.

Mills, for his part, celebrated the removal of the video with a tweet calling back to a regular campaign promise from Trump.

R.E.M. reached a publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group in March 2016.


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REM publisher asks Twitter to remove video tweeted by Trump over song use

The creator of the video that the president tweeted Friday, self-proclaimed Trump supporter @CarpeDonktum, accused Twitter of censorship after the clip became unplayable on the platform. Trump’s tweet with the video clip had been pinned to the top of his account’s page by Friday afternoon. In November, Trump tweeted an image of himself featuring the text overlay “Sanctions are coming,” which HBO took as a clear reference to its “Game of Thrones” series. bassist Mike Mills took notice of the use


The creator of the video that the president tweeted Friday, self-proclaimed Trump supporter @CarpeDonktum, accused Twitter of censorship after the clip became unplayable on the platform. Trump’s tweet with the video clip had been pinned to the top of his account’s page by Friday afternoon. In November, Trump tweeted an image of himself featuring the text overlay “Sanctions are coming,” which HBO took as a clear reference to its “Game of Thrones” series. bassist Mike Mills took notice of the use
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REM publisher asks Twitter to remove video tweeted by Trump over song use

A satirical video using music from rock band R.E.M., which was shared by the Twitter account of President Donald Trump, has been removed from the social media site after the publisher of the band’s songs complained.

A lawyer for Universal Music Publishing Group had reached out to Twitter on Friday asking that the video, which was first posted by another user, be taken down from the platform, according to a source familiar with the situation, who asked to remain anonymous.

The clip, which runs more than two minutes in length, plays audio from R.E.M.’s early-’90s hit single “Everybody Hurts” over excerpts from Trump’s Feb. 5 State of the Union address.

But, as of the early hours Saturday ET, Twitter users could not play the video posted by Trump, and many saw a message that read, “This video has been removed in response to a report from the copyright holder.”

The creator of the video that the president tweeted Friday, self-proclaimed Trump supporter @CarpeDonktum, accused Twitter of censorship after the clip became unplayable on the platform.

The clip, clearly meant to mock a selection of lawmakers in Congress, cuts lines from Trump’s speech together with reaction shots of stern-looking politicians whom Trump has criticized in the past. They include Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah.

Trump’s tweet with the video clip had been pinned to the top of his account’s page by Friday afternoon. But it appeared to have been un-pinned by Saturday.

The White House did not immediately respond to CNBC’s questions about the president’s tweet. A spokesman for Twitter did not immediately respond to CNBC’s request to confirm the video’s removal.

Trump has drawn criticism for using copyrighted content before: The Rolling Stones’ “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” was often used at the end of Trump campaign rallies and has been used at Trump events since he became president. The band urged Trump to stop using the song, to no avail.

In November, Trump tweeted an image of himself featuring the text overlay “Sanctions are coming,” which HBO took as a clear reference to its “Game of Thrones” series. HBO said at the time that they “would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes,” but the president’s tweet was not taken down.

R.E.M. bassist Mike Mills took notice of the use of his band’s song in the video that Trump tweeted Friday.

“Measures have been taken to stop it,” Mills tweeted, adding that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey needs “to get on this.”

Mills said that the president had retweeted the video from Twitter account @CarpeDonktum, who is credited in the video. That account defended using potentially copyrighted material in its own content.

Mills, for his part, celebrated the removal of the video with a tweet calling back to a regular campaign promise from Trump.

R.E.M. reached a publishing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group in March 2016.


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As Trump ponders auto tariffs, free-trade Republicans push back

Whether the Commerce Department took the president’s lead in recommending tariffs on all imported automobiles is unclear. “There’s not a whole lot of support for auto tariffs,” a senior administration official told CNBC. Pro-free-trade Republicans are building new tools to push back, in case the president implements new tariffs in the name of national security. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced a bill last month that would give Congress sixty days to approve any proposed tariffs under section 23


Whether the Commerce Department took the president’s lead in recommending tariffs on all imported automobiles is unclear. “There’s not a whole lot of support for auto tariffs,” a senior administration official told CNBC. Pro-free-trade Republicans are building new tools to push back, in case the president implements new tariffs in the name of national security. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced a bill last month that would give Congress sixty days to approve any proposed tariffs under section 23
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As Trump ponders auto tariffs, free-trade Republicans push back

Whether the Commerce Department took the president’s lead in recommending tariffs on all imported automobiles is unclear. But such a move would face resistance in the West Wing. “There’s not a whole lot of support for auto tariffs,” a senior administration official told CNBC. “But only one person’s opinion matters.”

In July 2018, President Trump called on Twitter for tariffs of 20 percent on foreign automobiles, and in November upped the suggestion to 25 percent following news of layoffs at General Motors.

Business groups are already warning of the economic impacts. A new study by the Center for Automotive Research found a 25 percent tariff on autos and parts would increase the price of a car by an average of $2,750 and as many as 366,900 U.S. jobs would be lost. Its analysis factors in exclusions for South Korea and assumes Canada and Mexico would also be exempt under the yet-to-be-passed U.S. Mexico Canada trade agreement.

Pro-free-trade Republicans are building new tools to push back, in case the president implements new tariffs in the name of national security.

Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced a bill last month that would give Congress sixty days to approve any proposed tariffs under section 232. It would also apply retroactively to steel and aluminium tariffs, giving Congress 75 days to pass a resolution to approve those tariffs.

Sen. Toomey says he has heard from dozens of Pennsylvania companies who use steel and aluminium products who have been hurt by the increased cost of materials. “We have seen this administration use this tool in a way that was never intended,” said Toomey.

Sen. Robert Portman (R-OH) also has a proposal to address what he sees as the misuse of national security in trade fights. Under his proposal, the Pentagon would make the primary determination that a tariff is needed, not the Commerce Department. And Congress would have the right to disapprove of those measures.


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