Chemical gas, Tomahawk missiles and a 180 turn in Trump’s position on Syria. Was there a WAG THE DOG scenario behind the attack?

Chemical gas, Tomahawk missiles and a 180 turn in Trump’s position on Syria. Was there a WAG THE DOG scenario behind the attack?

By Peter Lance April 10th, 2017 investigatingtrump.com The Huffington Post Few who have observed President Trump’s visceral reaction to news footage in his regular Twitter storms, could doubt that part of his motivation in sending 59 Tomahawk missiles into Syria Thursday night was his reaction to the footage of children, “beautiful babies” as he put it, […]

CNN: WH tells career diplomats who oppose Trump to get out. Spicer, who misunderstands State’s “Dissent Channel,” says they can “either get with the program or they can go”

CNN: WH tells career diplomats who oppose Trump to get out. Spicer, who misunderstands State’s “Dissent Channel,” says they can “either get with the program or they can go”

By Elise Labott, CNN Updated 3:38 PM ET, Mon January 30, 2017 The White House spokesman on Monday said career US diplomats who don’t back President Donald Trump’s anti-immigration executive order should find a new line of work if they don’t get on board. Asked about a draft memo (published by The Washington Post) signed by dozens of […]

NY Daily News: Trump calls Putin for the first time since taking office

NY Daily News: Trump calls Putin for the first time since taking office

By Meg Wagner Saturday, January 28, 2017, 1:21 PM President Trump chatted with Vladimir Putin Saturday, his first known conversation since taking office with the Russian leader he frequently complimented on the campaign trail. White House press secretary Sean Spicer tweeted a photo of Trump on the phone in the Oval Office just after noon Saturday. “@POTUS is […]

BuzzFeed: USDA lifts Trump’s gag order on research division scientists

BuzzFeed: USDA lifts Trump’s gag order on research division scientists

  Dino Grandoni BuzzFeed News The US Department of Agriculture rescinded an order stopping scientists and other employees at its main research division from publishing documents meant to explain science to the public. In an email sent to scientists on Tuesday evening and obtained by BuzzFeed News, Chavonda Jacobs-Young, administrator of the department’s science arm, the […]

AP: Trump says torture “does work,” but defers to SEC DEF Mattis

AP: Trump says torture “does work,” but defers to SEC DEF Mattis

By JULIE PACE and VIVIAN SALAMA, Associated Press Jan. 27, 2017 3:45 PM ET WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that his defense secretary’s opposition to torture would override his own belief that enhanced interrogation “does work,” quietly giving ground after growing public concern about a return to Bush-era use of waterboarding and other especially harsh […]

The Guardian: Trump to implement ‘extreme vetting’ measures for people entering the US

The Guardian: Trump to implement ‘extreme vetting’ measures for people entering the US

 Sabrina Siddiqui in Washington Friday 27 January 2017 16.54 EST The United States will impose draconian new “extreme vetting” measures for people entering the country, as part of an attempt by president Donald Trump to “keep radical Islamic terrorists out”. “We are establishing new vetting measures, to keep radical islamic terrorists out of the United States of America,” the president […]

Rachel Maddow: Trump favor for unpopular Russia raises questions of influence.

Rachel Maddow: Trump favor for unpopular Russia raises questions of influence.

investigatingtrump.com editorial note: At a time when the massive amount of news emerging from the Trump White House, can seem overwhelming, Rachel Maddow reminds viewers to focus on what could be the biggest story since Watergate: Russia’s influence  on the 2016 election and what the signs inside the Kremlin might reveal about it. She begins […]

WP: Trump pressured Park Service to find proof for his claims about inauguration crowd

WP: Trump pressured Park Service to find proof for his claims about inauguration crowd

  By Karen Tumulty and Juliet Eilperin January 26 at 7:42 PM On the morning after Donald Trump’s inauguration, acting National Park Service director Michael T. Reynolds received an extraordinary summons: The new president wanted to talk to him. In a Saturday phone call, Trump personally ordered Reynolds to produce additional photographs of the previous […]

NYT: Trump’s Chief Strategist Says News Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’

NYT: Trump’s Chief Strategist Says News Media Should ‘Keep Its Mouth Shut’

By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM JAN. 26, 2017 WASHINGTON — Stephen K. Bannon, President Trump’s chief White House strategist, laced into the American press during an interview on Wednesday evening, arguing that news organizations had been “humiliated” by an election outcome few anticipated, and repeatedly describing the media as “the opposition party” of the current administration. “The […]

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