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Daily Archives: January 12, 2017

Trump to Hand over Businesses to Sons

According to the latest reports, President-elect Donald Trump plans to hand over his businesses to his sons. The Hill reports: “These are just some of the many documents I have signed turning over complete and total control to my sons,” … Read More

Tillerson: I Never Lobbied Against Russia Sanctions

Former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson denied all claims on Wednesday that he lobbied against imposing sanctions on Russia. The Hill reports: “I have never lobbied against sanctions. …To my knowledge, Exxon never directly lobbied against sanctions,” the prospective secretary of … Read More

Katy Perry, Cher to Join Anti-Trump Women’s March

Katy Perry and Cher are set to join an anti-Trump women’s march next week. The Hill reports: Cher, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Amy Schumer and others will also join the nationwide Women’s March on Washington on Jan. 21, organizers announced … Read More

Trump Barred Reporters from Examining Stacks of Folders at Press Conference

President-elect Donald Trump refused to allow reporters to investigate a giant stack of folders that he claimed his lawyers had drawn up to help him disentangle himself from his businesses. Update: The Trump team did not allow the press to … Read More

Federal Ethics Chief Blasts ‘Meaningless’ Trump Business Plan

The head of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) bashed President-elect Donald Trump and his meaningless business plan. The Hill reports: “The plan the president-elect has announced doesn’t meet the standards that the best of his nominees are meeting and … Read More

Booker Testifies Against Sessions at Confirmation Hearing

Sen. Cory Booker officially testified against Sen. Jeff Sessions at his confirmation hearing on Wednesday. WATCH: Complete statement from Senator @CoryBooker, first Senator to testify against fellow Senator's cabinet nomination. pic.twitter.com/ZNqhL3cjQF — CSPAN (@cspan) January 11, 2017 The Hill reports: … Read More

White House Invokes ‘Birther’ Claims After Trump Bemoans ‘Fake News’

The White House hit President-elect Donald Trump back with the birther movement after Trump droned on about the media pedaling “fake news.” The Hill reports: Obama spokesman Josh Earnest said that’s the approach the White House took when confronted with … Read More

Tapper Defends CNN Coverage After Heated Trump Press Conference

CNN’s Jake Tapper defended CNN on Wednesday and criticized President-elect Donald Trump’s behavior. .@jaketapper defends CNN Trump report, says BuzzFeed’s “uncorroborated” story “hurts us all” https://t.co/AVDO2ZcrYL https://t.co/XvRwPNuwNT — The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN) January 11, 2017 The Hill reports: The defense … Read More

Trump: Public Doesn’t Care About My Tax Returns

President-elect Donald Trump suggested on Wednesday that no one but the media cares about his tax returns. The Hill reports: In his first press conference since winning the presidency, Trump argued he could run his businesses and the government simultaneously … Read More

Trump Berates CNN Reporter: ‘You Are Fake News’

President-elect Donald Trump blasted a CNN reporter on Wednesday, accusing him of working for a “fake news” network. The Hill reports: “Your organization is terrible,” Trump told CNN’s Jim Acosta when he tried to ask a question. “You’re attacking us, … Read More