Jonathan Lemire

  • Donald Trump Jan 14, 2019

    Trump Denies Bombshell Russia Reports From NYT, Washington Post

    President Donald Trump responded to accusations of Russian collusion in two separate bombshell reports from the New York Times and the Washington Post. Trump denied that he fired former FBI Director James Comey to advance Russian interests and a Post report that he hid conversations he had with Vladimir Putin.

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2019

    Yovanovitch: Trump’s Comments to Ukraine Leader ‘Sounded Like a Threat’

    Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch testified Friday that she was “shocked and devastated” when she learned President Donald Trump told Ukraine’s leader in a call now central to the impeachment inquiry that she was “bad news” and would be “going through some things.” “A person who saw me actually reading the transcript said that the color drained from...

  • Donald Trump Nov 15, 2019

    Amb. Yovanovitch on Trump Comments: ‘Sounded Like a Threat’

    Former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch says she felt President Donald Trump’s comments on a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy “sounded like a threat.”

  • Donald Trump Nov 3, 2019

    Trump, Who Would Only Answer Written Questions, Says That’s Not Good Enough for Whistleblower

    The whistleblower who raised alarms about President Donald Trump’s dealings with Ukraine and touched off the Democratic-led impeachment inquiry is willing to answer written questions submitted by House Republicans, the person’s lawyer says. But President Trump says that’s not good enough. Trump himself refused to provide anything but written answers in response to limited questions during the special counsel’s investigation...

  • Donald Trump Nov 2, 2019

    Trump May Face Fight Over Planned Move From NYC to Florida

    Donald Trump a Florida man? Not so fast. Despite a stinging “good riddance” tweet from New York’s governor, the president’s home state may not let him go to Florida without a fight. Trump’s plan to shift his permanent residence to Palm Beach will likely be heavily scrutinized by New York state officials, who are notorious for auditing wealthy residents seeking...

  • Donald Trump Oct 25, 2019

    Trump Organization Exploring Sale of DC Hotel

    President Donald Trump’s company is exploring the sale of its Washington, D.C., hotel, which has been at the center of three years of ethics complaints and lawsuits accusing him of trying to profit off the presidency.

  • Donald Trump Oct 20, 2019

    Mulvaney’s Missteps Draw Scrutiny From Trump Allies

    For Mick Mulvaney, the hits just keep on coming. First, President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff stirred up a tempest by acknowledging that the administration had held up aid to Ukraine in part to prod that country to investigate Democrats and the 2016 elections. Then Mulvaney went on television Sunday to defend his boss in effusive terms — and...

  • Donald Trump Oct 13, 2019

    Trump Backs Giuliani, But Some Aides Wish He Would Cut Ties

    President Donald Trump on Saturday stood behind personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, one of his highest-profile and most vocal defenders, amid reports that federal prosecutors in the city Giuliani led as mayor are eyeing him for possible lobbying violations. Behind the scenes, however, many of Trump’s closest aides and advisers, inside and outside the White House, quietly wish the president would...

  • Donald Trump Oct 9, 2019

    Defying Impeachment Inquiry, Trump Makes Charge More Certain

    The combative White House letter vowing to defy the “illegitimate” impeachment inquiry has actually put President Donald Trump on a more certain path to charges. His refusal to honor subpoenas or allow testimony would likely play into a formal accusation against him. The letter sent to House leaders by White House Counsel Pat Cipollone Tuesday evening declared the president would...

  • Donald Trump Oct 9, 2019

    White House, Democrats Spar Over Rules for Impeachment

    The U.S. Constitution gives the House “the sole power of impeachment” — but confers that authority without an instruction manual. Now comes the battle royal over exactly what it means. In vowing to halt all cooperation with House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, the White House on Tuesday labeled the investigation “illegitimate” based on its own reading of the Constitution’s vague...

  • Donald Trump Oct 7, 2019

    2nd Whistleblower Comes Forward on Trump-Ukraine Call

    A second whistleblower with “first-hand knowledge” has come forward with information about President Trump’s controversial July phone call with the president of Ukraine. The White House is dismissing the new development, saying “It doesn’t matter how many people decide to call themselves whistleblowers…It doesn’t change the fact that [President Trump] has done nothing wrong.”

  • Donald Trump Oct 6, 2019

    Analysis: Trump’s Old Ways Colliding With New Realities

    Telling half-truths and outright lies. Manipulating media coverage. Pushing legal boundaries. Pressuring subordinates to do the dirty work. Believing in the force of his own personality. Accepting no personal responsibility. The playbook Donald Trump has used as a real estate developer, celebrity businessman and political candidate has, for the most part, proved effective through the first two-plus years of his...

  • Donald Trump Oct 5, 2019

    Trump Seethes Over Impeachment Inquiry and Slams Critics

    President Donald Trump is seething over an impeachment inquiry into his conduct after Democrats subpoenaed the White House about contacts with Ukraine and he signaled his administration would not cooperate. In a series of tweets Saturday sent as the presidential motorcade ferried him to his Virginia golf course, Trump defended his comments and lashed out at critics, including a past...

  • Donald Trump Sep 27, 2019

    White House Dusting Off Mueller Playbook as Pressure Mounts

    The White House is dusting off its playbook from the special counsel’s Russia investigation. Caught off guard by the speed at which a whistleblower’s claims have morphed into an impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump and his team are scrambling to respond. They’re turning, at least for now, to some of the same strategies they used to counter special counsel Robert...

  • Donald Trump Sep 25, 2019

    Trump Says Impeachment Drive Is a Plus, Yet Tweets With Fury

    Fifty-eight floors above Manhattan, President Donald Trump watched his legacy change and his political future grow more uncertain. The president, back in his hometown of New York for the U.N. General Assembly, was taking “executive time” at his Trump Tower penthouse late Tuesday afternoon when Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House was launching a formal impeachment inquiry against him....

  • Donald Trump Sep 24, 2019

    At UN, Trump Attacks Globalism, Urges Pressure on Iran

    President Donald Trump took center stage at the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday to deliver a strong defense of nationalism while exhorting the world to act against Iran’s “bloodlust” and rising aggression. The president called on the global leaders seated before him to join the U.S. in further isolating Tehran, pushing them to use economic sanctions to pressure Iran to...

  • Donald Trump Sep 22, 2019

    Rush of House Democrats Call for Trump Impeachment Probe

    Allegations that President Donald Trump pressured Ukraine’s leader to investigate the family of political rival Joe Biden at the same time he was withholding millions in aid from the Eastern European nation are raising alarms in Congress and pushing a wave of House Democrats toward impeachment proceedings. Late Monday, an influential group of freshmen Democrats who served in the military...

  • Donald Trump Sep 11, 2019

    Inside Bolton’s Exit: Mongolia, a Mustache, a Tweet

    It was a marriage that was never going to last: Trump and Bolton rarely saw eye to eye on global hotspots. The national security adviser held far more hawkish views than the “America first” president on matters like Iran, North Korea and Afghanistan. “John Bolton is absolutely a hawk,” Trump told NBC in June. “If it was up to him,...

  • Donald Trump Sep 9, 2019

    Trump’s North Carolina Rally to Be a Test for His Clout, GOP

    President Donald Trump’s rally in North Carolina will serve as a measure of his clout in trying to elect a Republican to the House in a closely watched special election that’s seen as a tossup race. It will be his first campaign rally since a tough end of summer that saw slipping poll numbers, warning signs of an economic slowdown...

  • Donald Trump Sep 6, 2019

    Analysis: Storm Spat Underscores Mr. Never Wrong’s Mindset

    President Donald Trump doesn’t make mistakes. At least according to him. Trump’s relentless justifications of his erroneous warnings that Hurricane Dorian was threatening Alabama on Sunday, which created days of ridicule and skepticism, are just the latest example of the president’s lifelong reluctance to admit an error, no matter how innocuous.

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