Trump Administration Imposes Record Penalties on Chinese ZTE

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced fines of over $1.4 billion against ZTE last week in an agreement that would allow the Chinese telecommunications giant to continue purchasing materials critical to its business from U.S. companies. Under the terms of the agreement the company has agreed to pay $1 billion before the Commerce Department’s Bureau […]

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War of Words Erupts Between Trump and Canadian Prime Minister

A war of words has erupted between President Trump and his senior advisers and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the wake of comments Trudeau made at the end of the recent G7 summit in Quebec. “I personally negotiated with Prime Minister Trudeau, who by the way, I basically like working with, but not until […]

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Mueller Accuses Manafort of Witness Tampering, Wants Him Sent to Jail

Paul Manafort has been indicted once again by a federal grand jury in Washington D.C. on charges of fraud and money laundering. The new indictment also included charges of obstruction of justice. The indictments were brought by special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigative team and is the latest superseding indictment to be handed down against President […]

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McConnell Cancels Senate’s August Recess

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has cancelled the Senate’s August recess it was announced this week. McConnell said the time was needed to work through a backlog of President Trump’s nominees which McConnell claims Democrats have been slow-walking. “Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president’s nominees, and the goal of passing […]

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President’s Team Struggles to Explain Contradiction on Trump Tower Meeting Response

The President’s legal team, as well as White House staff, are struggling to explain an apparent contradiction in statements made about the President’s involvement in response to questions about a meeting Donald Trump Jr. had with individuals connected to the Russian government. In June 2016 a friend of the Trump family emailed the President’s son […]

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Trump Cancels White House Event with Philadelphia Eagles Over Anthem Protests

President Donald Trump cancelled a planned event with the Philadelphia Eagles yesterday over ongoing protest in NFL’s of the National Anthem. The team had been invited to celebrate their Super Bowl victory this year. The White House issued a statement announcing the cancellation of the event last night. “The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come […]

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Talk of President Pardoning Himself Draws Pushback

Discussion of President Trump pardoning himself for wrongdoing that may come out of the Russia investigation drew criticism from Republicans. Many said the President’s pardoning himself would lead to political turmoil, possibly even impeachment. Former New York City Mayor and early Trump supporter Rudy Giuliani was asked yesterday during an appearance on ABC’s This Week […]

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President’s Letter to Mueller: We Did Not Obstruct

President Trump’s legal team, in a letter written to special counsel Robert Mueller, said the President did not obstruct justice in the ongoing Russia probe. The letter says one of the reasons the President cannot be found to have obstructed justice is the fact that as President, Mr. Trump has the authority to end any […]

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