NYT: Intercepted Russian Communications Part of Inquiry Into Trump Associates

NYT: Intercepted Russian Communications Part of Inquiry Into Trump Associates

By MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT, MATTHEW ROSENBERG, ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO JAN. 19, 2017 WASHINGTON — American law enforcement and intelligence agencies are examining intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a broad investigation into possible links between Russian officials and associates of President-elect Donald J. Trump, including his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, current […]

NYT: Inauguration Schedule: What Is Happening and When

NYT: Inauguration Schedule: What Is Happening and When

By NICHOLAS FANDOS JAN. 17, 2017 WASHINGTON — Donald J. Trump will take the oath of office outside the Capitol on Friday, officially becoming the 45th president of the United States. But the ceremony is only the centerpiece of the week’s inaugural festivities — and protests. We’ve pulled together a schedule of events to guide […]

NYT: Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Nominee, Failed to Disclose $100 Million in Assets

NYT: Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Nominee, Failed to Disclose $100 Million in Assets

By ALAN RAPPEPORT JAN. 19, 2017 WASHINGTON — Steven T. Mnuchin, President-elect Donald J. Trump’s pick to be Treasury secretary, failed to disclose nearly $100 million of his assets on Senate Finance Committee disclosure documents and forgot to mention his role as a director of an investment fund located in a tax haven. The revelation […]

Politico: Trump pays out $25 million to settle Trump University litigation

Politico: Trump pays out $25 million to settle Trump University litigation

By JOSH GERSTEIN 01/18/17 03:34 PM EST Days before President-elect Donald Trump is set to take the oath to uphold the Constitution, he has followed through on a more painful obligation: coughing up $25 million to settle litigation over his defunct Trump University real estate seminar program. Trump University — now known as the Trump Entrepreneur Initiative […]

McClatchy: FBI, 5 other agencies probe possible covert Kremlin aid to Trump

McClatchy: FBI, 5 other agencies probe possible covert Kremlin aid to Trump

BY PETER STONE AND GREG GORDON McClatchy Washington Bureau  JANUARY 18, 2017 1:52 PM The FBI and five other law enforcement and intelligence agencies have collaborated for months in an investigation into Russian attempts to influence the November election, including whether money from the Kremlin covertly aided President-elect Donald Trump, two people familiar with the matter […]

LAT: Former ‘Apprentice’ contestant accuses Donald Trump of unwanted sexual advances, files defamation suit

LAT: Former ‘Apprentice’ contestant accuses Donald Trump of unwanted sexual advances, files defamation suit

Hailey Branson-Potts Contact Reporter A former contestant on TV’s “The Apprentice” on Tuesday filed a defamation lawsuit against President-elect Donald Trump, whom she has accused of making unwanted sexual advances toward her. Summer Zervos announced the lawsuit at a downtown Los Angeles news conference with her attorney, Gloria Allred, three days before Trump’s inauguration. Zervos, who appeared […]

PoliticusUSA: Disaster For Trump As Senate Intelligence Committee To Investigate Trump/Russia Connection

PoliticusUSA: Disaster For Trump As Senate Intelligence Committee To Investigate Trump/Russia Connection

By Jason Easley on Fri, Jan 13th, 2017 at 6:32 pm As Donald Trump prepares to take office, the Senate Intelligence Committee has announced a bipartisan investigation into Russian election hacking and any connections between Russia and any members of campaigns. The Senate Intelligence Committee released a joint statement:  Another Senate investigation is something that Trump and his […]

NYT: G.O.P. Lawmaker Hints at Investigating Ethics Chief Critical of Trump

NYT: G.O.P. Lawmaker Hints at Investigating Ethics Chief Critical of Trump

By STEVE EDER and ERIC LIPTON JAN. 13, 2017 The Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee on Thursday issued a stern letter, including a veiled threat of an investigation, to the federal government’s top ethics monitor, who this week had questioned President-elect Donald J. Trump’s commitment to confront his potential conflicts of interest. In an […]

Reuters/WP: Trump adviser Flynn held multiple calls with Russian envoy: sources

Reuters/WP: Trump adviser Flynn held multiple calls with Russian envoy: sources

By Jonathan Landay, Warren Strobel and Susan Heavey Fri Jan 13, 2017 | 1:42pm  Michael Flynn, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for national security adviser, held multiple phone conversations with Russia’s ambassador to Washington on the day the United States announced retaliation for Moscow’s interference in the U.S. presidential election, two people familiar with the issue […]