NYT: Foreign Payments to Trump Firms Violate Const., Suit Will Claim

NYT: Foreign Payments to Trump Firms Violate Const., Suit Will Claim

By ERIC LIPTON and ADAM LIPTAK JAN. 22, 2017 CLICK IMAGE for direct link to the piece @NYT.com WASHINGTON — A team of prominent constitutional scholars, Supreme Court litigators and former White House ethics lawyers intends to file a lawsuit Monday morning alleging that President Trump is violating the Constitution by allowing his hotels and other business operations to […]

FoxNews: Putin: Those who leaked Trump dossier ‘worse than prostitutes’

FoxNews: Putin: Those who leaked Trump dossier ‘worse than prostitutes’

In a speech that one-upped even some of the president-elect’s colorful Twitter commentary, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called Donald Trump’s political enemies “worse than prostitutes” for disseminating a dubiously-sourced dossier last week alleging a relationship between Trump and the Kremlin. Speaking during a news conference, Putin said last week’s leak of the 35-page […]

NYT: As Trump Berates News Media, a New Strategy Is Needed to Cover Him

NYT: As Trump Berates News Media, a New Strategy Is Needed to Cover Him

Jim Rutenberg  MEDIATOR JAN. 12, 2017  Well, that sure escalated quickly. “That” was Donald J. Trump’s inaugural news conference as a duly elected United States president-to-be, in which he called BuzzFeed a “failing pile of garbage,” dismissed CNN as “fake news” and more or less told the whole lot of reporters at Trump Tower to […]

CNN: Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him

CNN: Intel chiefs presented Trump with claims of Russian efforts to compromise him

By Evan Perez, Jim Sciutto, Jake Tapper and Carl Bernstein, CNN Updated 10:24 PM ET, Tue January 10, 2017 Intel chiefs inform Trump of Russian claims 11:30  (CNN) Classified documents presented last week to President Obama and President-elect Trump included allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump, multiple US […]

TheHill.com: Hours before intel briefing proving Russian hack to hurt Clinton and aid his election, Donald Trump calls it a “witch hunt.”

TheHill.com: Hours before intel briefing proving Russian hack to hurt Clinton and aid his election, Donald Trump calls it a “witch hunt.”

BY JORDAN FABIAN – 01/06/17 11:40 AM EST President-elect Donald Trump on Friday dismissed the firestorm surrounding allegations that Russia intervened in the presidential election as a “witch hunt” carried out by bitter political opponents.  “They got beaten very badly in the election,” Trump said in an interview with The New York Times.  “I won […]

NYT: Putin Ordered ‘Influence Campaign’ Aimed at U.S. Election, Report Says

NYT: Putin Ordered ‘Influence Campaign’ Aimed at U.S. Election, Report Says

By DAVID E. SANGER JAN. 6, 2017  WASHINGTON — American intelligence officials have concluded that the president of Russia, Vladimir V. Putin, personally “ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the U.S. presidential election,” and turned from seeking to “denigrate” Hillary Clinton to developing “a clear preference for President-elect Trump.” The conclusions were part of […]

Bloomberg News: Trumps’ DC Hotel Tagged with $5 Million in Unpaid Worker Liens

Bloomberg News: Trumps’ DC Hotel Tagged with $5 Million in Unpaid Worker Liens

By Andrew M Harris January 5, 2017 at 1:17:17 PM PST  Plumbers, wood workers, electricians have claims against hotel Trump organization spent $212 million renovating capital site Donald Trump’s new Washington hotel, located just blocks from the White House, owes electricians, wood workers and a plumbing and heating business more than $5 million for unpaid labor, […]

Politico.com Conway: Trump expected to hold conflict of interest presser next week

Politico.com Conway: Trump expected to hold conflict of interest presser next week

By LOUIS NELSON 01/03/17 07:33 AM EST  President-elect Donald Trump’s promised press conference to address potential conflicts of interest between his business empire and his incoming administration is scheduled to occur in the middle of next week, a senior adviser to his transition team said Monday night. Kellyanne Conway, who took over as Trump’s campaign […]

NYT: Trump’s Indonesia Projects, Still Moving Ahead, Create Potential Conflicts

NYT: Trump’s Indonesia Projects, Still Moving Ahead, Create Potential Conflicts

By RICHARD C. PADDOCK and ERIC LIPTON DEC. 31, 2016  JAKARTA, Indonesia — One resort, planned as the largest in Bali, will overlook a spectacular Hindu temple. The other, in the verdant hills of West Java, will adjoin a theme park. The properties will be so luxurious, the Trump Organization says, that even an impressive five-star rating will not do […]