INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Hope Hicks, a trusted aide to Donald J. Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign, met with the Manhattan district attorney’s office on Monday [March 6, 2023] — the latest in a string of witnesses to be questioned by prosecutors as they investigate the former president’s involvement in paying hush money to a porn […]

Read More… from 3/6/2023


KELLYANNE CONWAY/TRUMP PEOPLE: “On Wednesday [March 1, 2023], former Trump White House adviser Kellyanne Conway met with prosecutors from the Manhattan District Attorney’s office as part of their criminal investigation into Trump and the alleged hush payment to Stormy Daniels, sources familiar with the matter told ABC News. Conway is the latest witness to meet […]

Read More… from 3/1/2023


2024 ELECTION/NIKKI HALEY/POLLS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday kicked off her campaign for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, a tough challenge as her former boss Donald Trump holds a strong lead in a new Reuters/Ipsos poll… Haley, a former South Carolina governor who served as the U.N. ambassador […]

Read More… from 2/14/2023


2024 ELECTION/STEVE BANNON/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Former Trump White House strategist Stephen Bannon has said Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) ‘sees herself on the short list’ to be named former President Trump’s running mate in his 2024 bid to retake the Oval Office… Greene’s name is among a number of people rumored to be under consideration, including […]

Read More… from 1/25/2023


2024 ELECTION/NIKKI HALEY/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Nikki Haley, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations under former President Donald Trump, has hired key staff and is canvassing potential donors as she explores a presidential run against her former boss in 2024, according to people briefed on her plans.” -Brian Schwartz and Kevin Breuninger, “Former Trump UN […]

Read More… from 1/24/2023


TAXES/TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Donald Trump asked whether the tax fraud offenses which Allen Weisselberg, the Trump Organization’s longtime chief financial officer, was recently jailed for should even be considered a crime. In an early morning post on Truth Social on Friday, the former president described Weisselberg as a ‘casualty of the greatest Witch Hunt of […]

Read More… from 1/20/203


IVANKA/JARED KUSHNER/MIKE POMPEO/TRUMP PEOPLE: “In a new memoir peppered with broadsides at potential rivals in the 2024 Republican presidential primary, Mike Pompeo, the former secretary of state, accuses Nikki Haley of plotting with Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump to be named vice-president, even while she served as Donald Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations. Describing […]

Read More… from 1/19/2023


GOP/MITCH MCCONNELL/TRUMP PEOPLE: “If Republicans are going to fight, we ought to be fighting Mitch McConnell and his domineering, China loving BOSS, I mean wife, [omitted]. The harm they have done to the Republican Party is incalculable. Today, he couldn’t be elected ‘Dog Catcher’ in Kentucky (Sadly, he only won because of my Endorsement, went […]

Read More… from 1/4/2023


MITCH MCCONNELL/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and her husband, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, generally have stayed mum when former President Donald Trump slams them online, but on Thursday she responded after her ex-boss repeated a racist nickname he has used for her before. When asked about it during a televised interview […]

Read More… from 12/29/2022


INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Cassidy Hutchinson gave some of the most damning testimony the Jan. 6 committee heard about former President Donald Trump. CNN reported on Tuesday [December 20, 2022] that a Trump-connected lawyer who had been representing the former Mark Meadows aide advised her to lie to the committee. The lawyer, Stefan Passantino, served as the […]

Read More… from 12/21/2022


TRUMP PEOPLE: “Nick Luna, a former White House aide to President Donald Trump, told the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 assault on the Capitol that he witnessed Trump ‘tearing’ documents, according to audio files of Luna’s deposition that were obtained by CBS News… According to the Presidential Records Act, federal law requires […]

Read More… from 12/20/2022


2020 ELECTION/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Former White House communications director Hope Hicks told the House select committee investigating the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, that she insisted to President Trump there was no evidence of election fraud. In testimony, Hicks said she was concerned Trump would damage his legacy, and he responded, ‘Nobody will care about […]

Read More… from 12/19/2022


2020 ELECTION/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was forced to hand over 2,319 text messages to the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. The trove of text messages were obtained by Talking Points Memo [TPM], which on Monday reported on the extent to which Meadows was communicating with members […]

Read More… from 12/12/2022


2020 ELECTION/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Sidney Powell and other conservative lawyers who sued to overturn President Joe Biden’s 2020 victory in Michigan asked a U.S. appeals court on Thursday to overturn an order sanctioning them for pressing ‘frivolous’ election claims. During oral arguments that lasted more than two hours, the 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals pressed […]

Read More… from 12/8/2022


DOJ/LAWSUITS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “A spate of major court rulings rejecting claims of executive privilege and other arguments by Donald Trump and his top allies are boosting investigations by the US justice department (DoJ) and a special Georgia grand jury into whether the former US president broke laws as he sought to overturn the 2020 election results. […]

Read More… from 11/29/2022


CONGRESSIONAL HEARINGS/TRUMP PEOPLE/STEVE BANNON: “Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon railed against the ‘Biden regime’ after being sentenced to four months in jail for contempt of Congress. Bannon, 68, was convicted in July on two counts – for refusing to provide either testimony or documents to a committee probing the 6 January 2021 riot at the […]

Read More… from 10/21/2022


2020 ELECTION/JOE BIDEN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Former president Donald Trump’s communications director recounted popping into the Oval Office roughly a week after the 2020 election to find a morose Trump watching TV: ‘Can you believe I lost to this f—ing guy?’ Trump lamented, referring to then-President-elect Joe Biden. A young aide to Trump’s former chief of staff […]

Read More… from 10/14/2022


STEVE BANNON/TRUMP PEOPLE/WALL: “Former Trump White House adviser Steve Bannon will stand trial in November 2023, a judge in New York said Tuesday [October 4, 2022]. Bannon is charged with defrauding donors to the ‘We Build the Wall’ campaign, which was an independent effort intended to raise money for former President Donald Trump’s signature policy […]

Read More… from 10/4/2022


SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Mike Lindell, a prominent ally of former President Donald Trump, must face a $1.3 billion lawsuit by Dominion Voting Systems Inc accusing him of defamation for pushing false claims that its voting machines rigged the 2020 presidential election, with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday [October 3, 2022] turning away his appeal. […]

Read More… from 10/3/2022


NEW YORK/STEVE BANNON/TRUMP PEOPLE/WALL: “Former United States President Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon has been indicted in a new criminal case in New York, and is expected to turn himself in on Thursday [September 8, 2022]… The Washington Post, citing people familiar with the situation, reported the indictment was expected to ‘mirror aspects’ of earlier […]

Read More… from 9/7/2022


TRUMP BUSINESS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “One of Donald J. Trump’s most trusted executives pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiring with Mr. Trump’s company to carry out a long-running tax scheme, an admission that painted a damning picture of the former president’s family business but did not advance a broader investigation into the man himself… Under the terms […]

Read More… from 8/18/2022


2020 ELECTION/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Pat A. Cipollone, the White House counsel under former President Donald J. Trump who tried to stop some of his more extreme efforts to overturn the 2020 election, has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury investigating activities in the lead-up to the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021, a person familiar […]

Read More… from 8/2/2022


ANDREW MCCABE/FBI/IRS/JAMES COMEY: “The New York Times… reported Wednesday [July 6, 2022] on James Comey and Andrew McCabe facing unusual IRS audits. It raised the prospect of Donald Trump engaging in Nixonian abuses: Both the former FBI director and his deputy drew the ire of the Republican president, and it seemed like it’d be an […]

Read More… from 7/8/2022


GEORGIA/LINDSEY GRAHAM/RUDY GIULIANA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Seven advisers and allies of Donald J. Trump, including Rudolph W. Giuliani and Senator Lindsey Graham, were subpoenaed on Tuesday [July 5, 2022] in the ongoing criminal investigation in Georgia of election interference by Mr. Trump and his associates. The move was the latest sign that the inquiry has entangled a […]

Read More… from 7/5/2022


TRUMP PEOPLE: “I hardly know who this person, Cassidy Hutchinson, is, other than I heard very negative things about her (a total phony and ‘leaker’), and when she requested to go with certain others of the team to Florida after my having served a full term in office, I personally turned her request down. Why did she want to go with […]

Read More… from 6/28/2022


DOJ/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “John Eastman, the Trump-allied lawyer who wrote memos urging then-Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 election results, said in a court filing Monday that federal agents seized his phone last week… Eastman’s suit said that the federal agents at first refused to show him the warrant and that when they […]

Read More… from 6/27/2022


2020 ELECTION/RUDY GIULIANI/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Rudy Giuliani denied Tuesday [June 14, 2022] that he was drunk when he urged former President Donald Trump to declare victory on election night as votes were still being counted, and said he was ‘disgusted’ by a Trump aide who’d testified otherwise before the Jan. 6 committee. ‘I REFUSED all alcohol […]

Read More… from 6/14/2022


2020 ELECTION/DEMS/TRUMP PEOPLE/WILLIAM BARR: “Bill Barr was a weak and frightened Attorney General who was always being ‘played’ and threatened by the Democrats and was scared stiff of being Impeached. How do you not get impeached? Do nothing, or say nothing, especially about the obviously RIGGED & STOLEN Election or, to put it another way, THE CRIME OF THE CENTURY! The Democrats […]

Read More… from 6/10/2022


SCOTT PRUITT/TRUMP ADMIN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Scott Pruitt, while in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency during the Trump administration, repeatedly pressured his federal security officers to drive at excessive and sometimes dangerous speeds on routine trips, with sirens and emergency lights on, because he had a habit of running late, according to a federal report released […]

Read More… from 5/26/2022


TRUMP PEOPLE: “Trump called [Mark] Esper’s claims [in his new book about being Defense Secretary under Trump] a ‘complete lie’ in a statement to 60 Minutes, saying that 10 witnesses would back him up. ‘Mark Esper was weak and totally ineffective, and because of it, I had to run the military. I took out ISIS, […]

Read More… from 5/8/2022


MEXICO/PROTESTS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald J. Trump in 2020 asked Mark T. Esper, his defense secretary, about the possibility of launching missiles into Mexico to ‘destroy the drug labs’ and wipe out the cartels, maintaining that the United States’ involvement in a strike against its southern neighbor could be kept secret, Mr. Esper recounts in his […]

Read More… from 5/5/2022


RUSSIA INVESTIGATION/TRUMP PEOPLE: “A top Trump political appointee delayed a report on Russian election interference in the 2020 election in a way that created the perception that intelligence was politicized, according to a new report by the Department of Homeland Security watchdog… The report also found that the appointee, acting Secretary Chad Wolf, who is […]

Read More… from 5/3/2022


LAWSUIT/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Former President Donald Trump denied under oath knowing anything about a 2015 scuffle his security guards had with protesters outside Trump Tower, but his former lawyer Michael Cohen said Trump ordered the confrontation, according to newly filed court papers… The protesters filed suit against Trump over the altercation, and the case was […]

Read More… from 4/27/2022


2020 ELECTION/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “In the chaotic days following the 2020 US election, Donald Trump’s chief of staff received a flurry of text messages from one of the president’s most ardent and well-connected supporters. ‘Help this great president stand firm!’ Ginni Thomas texted Mark Meadows… ‘The majority knows Biden and the left [are] attempting the […]

Read More… from 4/18/2022


2020 ELECTION/INVESTIGATIONS/STEPHEN MILLER/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Former Trump White House adviser Stephen Miller on Thursday testified virtually for roughly eight hours before the House select committee investigating the US Capitol insurrection, a source familiar with the meeting told CNN… Miller is under subpoena by the committee and had resisted attempts to appear, including by suing to block […]

Read More… from 4/14/2022


2020 ELECTION/DONALD JR/TRUMP FAMILY/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Donald Trump Jr., former President Donald Trump’s eldest son, texted then-White House chief of staff Mark Meadows ideas to overturn the 2020 results before most major news networks had called the election… ‘It’s very simple,’ Trump Jr. wrote in a text message to Meadows on November 5, 2020, two days […]

Read More… from 4/8/2022


2020 ELECTION/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Virginia Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, in 2020 urged then-President Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows to work to overturn President Joe Biden’s victory in a series of text messages sent shortly after the election, a person familiar with the investigation confirmed to NBC News… After […]

Read More… from 3/24/2022


PAUL MANAFORT/TRUMP PEOPLE/UKRAINE: “Former Trump adviser Paul Manafort was removed from a plane at Miami International Airport before it took off for Dubai because he carried a revoked passport, officials said Wednesday [March 23, 2022]… Manafort, 72, led former President Donald Trump’s campaign for several months during the 2016 presidential race but was ousted in […]

Read More… from 3/23/2022


2020 ELECTION/TRUMP PEOPLE/VOTER FRAUD: “Mark Meadows, who was former President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, may have committed voter fraud when he registered a 14-by-62-foot mobile home in Scaly Mountain, North Carolina, as his residential address. Meadows has never owned that property and there is absolutely no evidence to suggest he may have spent time […]

Read More… from 3/6/2022


2020 ELECTION/RUDY GIULIANI/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection issued subpoenas Tuesday to Rudy Giuliani and other members of Donald Trump’s legal team who filed bogus legal challenges to the 2020 election that fueled the lie that race had been stolen from the former president. The committee is continuing to widen its […]

Read More… from 1/18/2022


2020 ELECTION/CONGRESS/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Scott Perry, a Pennsylvania Republican and the first sitting member of Congress to be requested to provide documents and sit for an interview with the committee investigating the Capitol riot, said on Tuesday he would not comply with the panel… Perry’s refusal to appear sets up a potentially fraught battle if the […]

Read More… from 12/21/2021


2020 ELECTION/INVESTIGATION/ROGER STONE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Roger Stone, longtime adviser to former President Donald Trump, appeared Friday before the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, where he said he invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in response to every question asked of him… The committee on Nov. 22 subpoenaed Stone for records and […]

Read More… from 12/17/2021


CONGRESS/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The select committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot recommended that the House hold former President Donald Trump’s White House chief of staff Mark Meadows in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena… Meadows had handed over thousands of records, the committee said, before reversing course and refusing to cooperate, citing Trump’s assertion […]

Read More… from 12/13/2021


CONGRESS/ROGER STONE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to former President Donald Trump, is refusing to be deposed or to hand over documents to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, his attorney said in a letter dated Monday [December 6, 2021]… Last month, the panel subpoenaed Stone and other Trump allies to […]

Read More… from 12/7/2021


BRETT KAVANAUGH/SUPREME COURT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “During Brett Kavanaugh’s controversial 2018 Supreme Court confirmation hearings, President Donald Trump ‘strongly considered’ dropping the nominee and instead going with a ‘stronger candidate,’ according to a new book by Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows. It wasn’t because of accusations that Kavanaugh had sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford while […]

Read More… from 12/7/2021


2020 ELECTION/MICHIGAN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Nine lawyers allied with Donald Trump were ordered on Thursday to pay Detroit and Michigan a total of $175,000 in sanctions for abusing the court system with a sham lawsuit challenging the 2020 election results… Those sanctioned include Sidney Powell, L Lin Wood and seven other lawyers who were part of the […]

Read More… from 12/3/2021


MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Michael Cohen, who was former President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer until his 2018 arrest, said Monday [November 22, 2021] that his three-year prison sentence — mostly spent in home confinement — was over… Cohen was sentenced to prison in December 2018 after pleading guilty to campaign finance charges and lying to […]

Read More… from 11/22/2021


CHRIS CHRISTIE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie writes in his new memoir that former President Donald Trump believes Russian President Vladimir Putin is ‘just like him.’ Trump thought ‘that if he complimented Putin enthusiastically enough, the Russian president would behave,’ Christie writes… But Trump turned out to be wrong: his […]

Read More… from 11/17/2021


TRUMP PEOPLE: “Heard that Alyssa Farah was terrible on The View—they could have asked the people who know her and saved a lot of time. She was a ‘backbencher’ in the White House, and is now a nobody again. We put her out there to face the public as little as possible. It’s amazing how […]

Read More… from 11/15/2021


CONGRESS/STEVE BANNON/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Former Trump adviser Steve Bannon was indicted by a federal grand jury Friday, charged with contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions from the House Committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The indictment is a first. No one has been prosecuted before for contempt of Congress when executive privilege was […]

Read More… from 11/12/2021


CONGRESS/STEVE BANNON/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to hold Steve Bannon, one of former President Donald Trump’s closest allies, in criminal contempt of Congress after he defied a subpoena from the committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol. The vote was 229-202.” -Clare Foran, Zachary Cohen, and Ryan Nobles, […]

Read More… from 10/21/2021


LAWSUIT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Former President Donald J. Trump has lost an effort to enforce a nondisclosure agreement against Omarosa Manigault Newman, a former White House aide and a star on ‘The Apprentice’ who wrote a tell-all book about serving in his administration… Mr. Trump’s campaign filed the case shortly after Ms. Manigault Newman published her book, […]

Read More… from 9/28/2021


MELANIA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Stephanie Grisham spent years at the side of the Trumps, serving as then-President Donald Trump’s press secretary and as chief of staff for first lady Melania Trump. She quit her job in protest after the January 6 US Capitol riot and has written a tell-all memoir of her time at the center of […]

Read More… from 9/28/2021


2020 ELECTION/LAWSUIT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday [August 11, 2021] rejected requests from former Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell that he dismiss lawsuits from Dominion Voting Systems against the three… The ruling by U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols, a Trump nominee, swept […]

Read More… from 8/11/2021


DOJ/TRUMP PEOPLE/UAE: “Tom Barrack, who chaired former President Donald Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee, was arrested Tuesday [July 20, 2021] on charges that he unlawfully influenced the foreign policy positions of the campaign and administration to advance the interests of the United Arab Emirates, the Department of Justice said… Barrack, a longtime Trump friend, used that […]

Read More… from 7/20/2021


RUDY GIULIANI/TRUMP PEOPLE: “But Rudy Giuliani… He is by far the greatest mayor of the city… But one of the great crime fighters of his generation has had his law license taken away by the radical left, all because he was fighting against an election result that he saw was corrupt. That means you can […]

Read More… from 7/11/2021


2020 ELECTION/ARIZONA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “New records obtained by The Arizona Republic reveal the behind-the scenes efforts by Trump, his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, and state GOP Chair Kelli Ward to pressure the county supervisors, who make up the elected body that oversees elections in the state’s most populous county. Text messages and voicemails make clear that […]

Read More… from 7/2/2021


LAWSUIT/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer and fixer for ex-President Donald Trump, has moved to sue the U.S. government for $20 million on a claim that he was illegally returned to prison last year in retaliation for planning to write a book about Trump.” -Dan Mangan, “Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen moves […]

Read More… from 7/2/2021


2024 ELECTION/RUDY GIULIANI: “I’ll be making an announcement [about running for President in 2024] in the not too distant future. Right now, I’m helping a lot of people get into office, and we’re fighting the deep state, and we’re fighting radical left. They’re after me. They’re after Rudy… They’re after anybody. They’re vicious. They’re vicious, […]

Read More… from 6/25/2021


2020 ELECTION/RUDY GIULIANI/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Giuliani has been a hard-line Trump supporter since his presidential campaign in 2016. But the former New York mayor was catapulted into the spotlight in 2018 when he took over as Trump’s main defense attorney… On Thursday [June 24, 2021], a New York court suspended Giuliani from practicing law in the […]

Read More… from 6/25/2021


MICHAEL FLYNN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Michael T. Flynn, a former national security adviser, suggested that a military coup was needed in the United States during a Memorial Day weekend conference organized by adherents of the QAnon conspiracy theory, drawing criticism from political scientists, veterans, Democrats and a handful of prominent Republicans… Mr. Flynn — who suggested in […]

Read More… from 6/1/2021


INVESTIGATIONS/RUDY GIULIANI/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Lawyers for Rudy Giuliani cited communications he would have had with then-President Donald Trump in a letter to a judge attacking the legitimacy of a 2019 federal search warrant for an iCloud account belonging to the former New York City mayor… In 2019, Giuliani and other allies of Trump had sought damaging […]

Read More… from 5/17/2021


RUDY GIULIANI/TRUMP PEOPLE/UKRAINE: “Federal investigators in Manhattan executed search warrants early Wednesday at the home and office of Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former New York City mayor who became President Donald J. Trump’s personal lawyer, stepping up a criminal investigation into Mr. Giuliani’s dealings in Ukraine, three people with knowledge of the investigation said… The […]

Read More… from 4/28/2021


2020 ELECTION/ARIZONA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The state Senate-ordered recount of Maricopa County ballots begins Friday in the midst of heated disputes over lack of transparency and a fresh legal challenge. It was unclear, for example, who actually would be counting the ballots, who beyond Arizona taxpayers was paying for the audit and why news reporters weren’t allowed […]

Read More… from 4/23/2021


CORONAVIRUS/HHS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Trump appointees in the Health and Human Services department last year privately touted their efforts to block or alter scientists’ reports on the coronavirus to more closely align with then-President Donald Trump’s more optimistic messages about the outbreak, according to newly released documents from congressional investigators. The documents provide further insight into how […]

Read More… from 4/9/2021


ANTHONY FAUCI/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Dr. Birx is a proven liar with very little credibility left. Many of her [coronavirus] recommendations were viewed as ‘pseudo-science,’ and Dr. Fauci would always talk negatively about her and, in fact, would ask not to be in the same room with her. The States who followed her lead, like California, had […]

Read More… from 3/29/2021


ANTHONY FAUCI/CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Based on their interviews, I felt it was time to speak up about Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx, two self-promoters trying to reinvent history to cover for their bad instincts and faulty recommendations, which I fortunately almost always overturned. They had bad [coronavirus] policy decisions that would have left our country open […]

Read More… from 3/29/2021


CORONAVIRUS/TRUMP ADMIN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House coronavirus response coordinator in the Trump administration… said the Trump administration could have prevented hundreds of thousands of Covid-19 deaths had it acted more forcefully to mitigate the pandemic. ‘I look at it this way: The first time, we have an excuse. There were about 100,000 […]

Read More… from 3/28/2021


MICK MULVANEY/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Mick Mulvaney, who stepped down as Trump’s special envoy to Northern Ireland after the insurrection, called Trump’s comments that his supporters were ‘hugging and kissing’ police officers and posed ‘zero threat,’ despite widespread violence, ‘manifestly false.’ […] ‘It’s not right to say there was no risk, I don’t know how you can […]

Read More… from 3/27/2021


2020 ELECTION/JOE BIDEN/RUDY GIULIANI/TRUMP PEOPLE/VLADIMIR PUTIN: “President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia authorized extensive efforts to hurt the candidacy of Joseph R. Biden Jr. during the election last year, including by mounting covert operations to influence people close to President Donald J. Trump, according to a declassified intelligence report released on Tuesday [Mar. 16, 2021]. […]

Read More… from 3/16/2021


2020 ELECTION/TRUMP PEOPLE: “[Rush Limbaugh] was with us in the last election, he felt, like a lot of the people at your network [OAN] feel, that the election was stolen, it was robbed, we were robbed, it was a rigged election… He fought very hard to make it through the election. He was very disappointed […]

Read More… from 2/17/2021


BIDEN-HARRIS ADMIN/NSA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The National Security Agency is moving forward with hiring a Trump administration loyalist, the agency said on Sunday, after the acting defense secretary ordered he be made the spy agency’s top lawyer… Mr. Ellis’s allies had pushed for him to be installed before President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is inaugurated. While it […]

Read More… from 1/19/2021


MIKE POMPEO/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has doubled down on his defense of Trump, criticizing those who have broken ranks and ingratiating himself with the president’s followers, who will be vital for his own presidential ambitions… Pompeo’s close alignment with Trump defined his tenure as America’s top diplomat. Both his supporters and critics […]

Read More… from 1/18/2021


IMPEACHMENT/RUDY GIULIANI/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph W. Giuliani, will not be taking part in the president’s defense in the Senate trial for his second impeachment… He told ABC News on Sunday [Jan. 17, 2021] that he would not be part of the defense, noting that he is a potential witness since he gave […]

Read More… from 1/18/2021


REX TILLERSON/TRUMP PEOPLE: “I think the other challenge that I came to realize early on is there were so many people who had access to his [Donald Trump’s] ear who were telling him things, most of which were untrue, and then he began to listen to those voices and form a view that had no […]

Read More… from 1/11/2021


REX TILLERSON/TRUMP PEOPLE: “His [Donald Trump’s] understanding of global events, his understanding of global history, his understanding of U.S. history was really limited. It’s really hard to have a conversation with someone who doesn’t even understand the concept for why we’re talking about this… If I could put a photo or a picture in front […]

Read More… from 1/11/2021


ATTORNEY GENERAL/TRUMP PEOPLE/WILLIAM BARR: “Former Attorney General William Barr says President Donald Trump’s conduct as a violent mob of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol was a ‘betrayal of his office and supporters.’ In a statement to The Associated Press, Barr said Thursday [Jan. 7, 2021] that ‘orchestrating a mob to pressure Congress is inexcusable.’ […]

Read More… from 1/7/2021


2016 ELECTION/PARDONS/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Former Trump 2016 campaign adviser George Papadopoulos celebrated the pardon President Trump granted to him while noting that he may not be done with his accusers. Papadopoulos served a 14-day prison sentence after pleading guilty to providing false statements to investigators about the timing of his meeting a professor with supposed ties […]

Read More… from 12/23/2020


INVESTIGATIONS/RUDY GIULIANI/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Tuesday lashed out against federal prosecutors investigating him, suggesting they are acting as ‘secret police’ and serving the political interests of President-elect Joe Biden… Giuliani’s Twitter rant against the Department of Justice came a day after NBC News reported that federal prosecutors in New […]

Read More… from 12/22/2020


BIDEN PEOPLE/TRUMP PEOPLE/WILLIAM BARR: “Breaking with President Donald Trump, outgoing Attorney General William Barr said Monday [Dec. 21, 2020] he saw ‘no reason’ to appoint a special counsel to look into the president’s claims of election fraud or the tax investigation into the son of President-elect Joe Biden. In his final press conference, Barr also […]

Read More… from 12/21/2020


CORONAVIRUS/MIKE PENCE/TRUMP PEOPLE: “From early on, President Trump gave the White House Coronavirus Task Force one mission, and that was to save lives. And in the midst of one of the most challenging years in the life of this nation, I truly do believe that, despite the heartbreak and hardship that we have endured as […]

Read More… from 12/18/2020


CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/MIKE PENCE/VACCINES: “Vice President Mike Pence received a televised COVID-19 vaccination Friday morning [Dec. 18, 2020], making him the highest-profile government official to do so publicly. Second lady Karen Pence and Surgeon General Jerome Adams also received a vaccination… ‘Make no mistake about it: it’s a medical miracle,’ Pence said about the vaccine, which began […]

Read More… from 12/18/2020


2020 ELECTION/PRESS SECRETARY/TRUMP PEOPLE: “White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Tuesday [Dec. 15, 2020] again declined to acknowledge that President-elect Joe Biden won the 2020 election… ‘The president is still involved in ongoing litigation related to the election,’ McEnany deflected. ‘Yesterday’s [Electoral College] vote was one step in the constitutional process so I will […]

Read More… from 12/15/2020


TRUMP PEOPLE/WILLIAM BARR: “Attorney General William Barr will leave office before Christmas, President Donald Trump said Monday… The shake-up, in the twilight of Trump’s tenure in the White House, also followed weeks of public clashes between Barr and the president. But Barr’s resignation letter, shared on Twitter by Trump as he made the announcement, elaborately praised […]

Read More… from 12/14/2020


BIDEN PEOPLE/INVESTIGATIONS/TRUMP PEOPLE/WILLIAM BARR: “Attorney General William Barr has known about a disparate set of investigations involving Hunter Biden’s business and financial dealings since at least this spring, a person familiar with the matter said, and worked to avoid their public disclosure during the heated election campaign… One investigation became public this week after federal […]

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COVID-19/RUDY GIULIANI/TRUMP PEOPLE: Rudolph W. Giuliani, the latest member of President Trump’s inner circle to contract Covid-19, has acknowledged that he received at least two of the same drugs the president received. He even conceded that his ‘celebrity’ status had given him access to care that others did not have. ‘If it wasn’t me, I […]

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JUDGE SULLIVAN/MICHAEL FLYNN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “A federal judge on Tuesday [Dec. 8, 2020] dismissed the criminal case against former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn but pointedly noted that a pardon Flynn received from the president last month does not mean that he is innocent. The order from U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan was expected […]

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