Categories for Women

27,128. 8/1/2019

LEGAL/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS/WOMEN: “The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office sent subpoenas to the Trump Organization and American Media Inc. on Thursday as part of an investigation into the hush money paid to two women who alleged affairs with President Donald Trump. The subpoena to the Trump Organization is seeking communications between the company and representatives for Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, the women who alleged they had affairs with Trump more than a decade ago, according to a person familiar with the matter. AMI also received a subpoena, according to a second person. Prosecutors are looking into whether the Trump Organization filed any false business records in how it accounted for the reimbursement of the payments to Michael Cohen, a source familiar with the matter told CNN. Marc L. Mukasey, attorney for the Trump Organization, said on Thursday, ‘This is a political hit job. It’s just harassment of the President, his family and his business, using subpoenas and leaks as weapons. We will respond as appropriate.’ AMI did not comment on its subpoena from the Manhattan DA’s office.”

Kara Scannell, “Manhattan DA subpoenas Trump Organization and AMI in Stormy Daniels hush money investigation,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, August 1, 2019 10:19 pm

27,100. 8/1/2019

LEGAL/NEW YORK/TRUMP BUSINESS/WOMEN: “State prosecutors in Manhattan subpoenaed President Trump’s family business on Thursday [8-1-19], reviving an investigation into the company’s role in hush-money payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to people briefed on the matter. The subpoena, issued by the Manhattan district attorney’s office, demanded the Trump Organization provide documents related to money that had been used to buy the silence of Stormy Daniels, a pornographic film actress who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump. The inquiry from the district attorney’s office, which is in early stages, is examining whether any senior executives at the company filed false business records about the hush money, which would be a state crime, the people said…The investigation will focus on a $130,000 payment Michael D. Cohen, the president’s lawyer and fixer at the time, gave Ms. Daniels. Mr. Cohen also helped arrange for a tabloid media company to pay the Playboy model Karen McDougal, a second woman who said she had had an affair with the president.”

Ben Protess and William K. Rashbaum, “Manhattan D.A. Subpoenas Trump Organization Over Stormy Daniels Hush Money,” The New York Times online, August 1, 2019

26,780. 7/20/2019

JOBS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “RT @danielledsouzag: The unemployment rate for women is the lowest it’s been in 50 years under the Trump Administration. Discussing Women f…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 20, 2019 6:02 pm

26,778. 7/20/2019

DEMS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “RT @JessieJaneDuff: Meet ‘The REAL Squad’. We are #WomenForTrump. Women stand with President @realDonaldTrump and nothing will stop @Team…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 20, 2019 6:01 pm

26,777. 7/20/2019

TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “RT @danielledsouzag: Incredibly honored to be part of the Women for Trump Coalition, which launched this morning in Pennsylvania. My goal i…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 20, 2019 6:01 pm

26,776. 7/20/2019

TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “RT @danielledsouzag: Our squad is better🇺🇸 @deneenborelli @JessieJaneDuff @mercedesschlapp @kayleighmcenany @CissieGLynch @kimguilfoyle @La…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 20, 2019 6:00 pm

26,766. 7/20/2019

MILITARY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “RT @pulte: Pulte awards President Trump’s retweet Recipient, a Female Combat Veteran and Single Mom, with $30,000 ($20k Brand New Car!) and…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 20, 2019 6:12 am

26,735. 7/19/2019

DEMS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “House Democrats want to know whether a decades-old Justice Department prohibition on indicting a sitting president played a role in federal prosecutors’ decision not to criminally charge President Donald Trump over hush money payments that he directed his fixer to pay to women. The prohibition, laid out in a 2000 memo by the Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel, was also a key factor in former special counsel Robert Mueller’s decision to refrain from considering whether to charge Trump with obstruction of justice for his repeated attempts to thwart the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election. Now Democrats on the House Oversight Committee say the federal prosecutors based in the Southern District of New York should disclose whether they made a similar analysis. The president’s longtime lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen was jailed earlier this year, in part for his role in hush payments to women accusing Trump of extramarital affairs, and he implicated the president in the scheme.”

Kyle Cheney, “Dems ask whether DOJ memo prevented prosecuting Trump for hush payments,” Politico, July 19, 2019 2:49 pm

26,704. 7/18/2019

INVESTIGATIONS/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/LEGAL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “Federal prosecutors’ decision to end an investigation into hush money payments to women claiming affairs with Donald Trump relied at least in part on long-standing Justice Department policy that a sitting president cannot be charged with a crime, a person familiar with the matter said Thursday [7-18-19]. The Justice Department told a federal judge on Monday that it had ‘effectively concluded’ its investigation into efforts to silence the women in the final months of the 2016 campaign, but did not explain why it had done so. Prosecutors have said the payoffs violated a federal law that restricts campaign donations.  A person familiar with the case, who was not authorized to discuss it publicly, said it was unclear whether prosecutors made a determination that they had sufficient evidence to bring a case against Trump or anyone other than his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty last year. But the Justice Department’s opinion that a president cannot be indicted factored into the decision to end the probe, the person said.” 

Kevin Johnson and Kristine Phillips, “Prosecutors weighed DOJ policy blocking indictment of a sitting president in closing Trump hush-money probe,” USA Today, July 18, 2019 5:53 pm

26,697. 7/18/2019

DEMS/MINORITIES/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “President Donald Trump’s series of attacks this week against four Democratic women – all minorities – has stirred outrage but it’s far from the first time he has stoked racial tensions. Trump has created controversy for years with incendiary rhetoric that is often directed at people of color – from his branding of the Central Park Five as ‘muggers and murderers’ to his peddling of the false ‘birther’ conspiracy against then-President Barack Obama to his denigrating of a former African-American aide as a ‘dog.’ Here are a dozen times when Trump has fueled racial tensions: ‘The Squad’ Trump’s attacks against four liberal Democratic congresswomen – all women of color – started Sunday with a series of tweets in which he suggested they should ‘go back’ to their country of origin. The remarks were met with a barrage of criticism, but Trump refused to back down, saying they ‘hate our country’ and that ‘if they don’t like it, let them leave.’ Three of the congresswomen – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez; Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass.; and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich. – were born in the United States.”

Michael Collins and Christal Hayes, “From the ‘Central Park Five’ to ‘the squad’: A dozen times Donald Trump has stoked racial tensions,” USA Today, July 18, 2019 3:34 pm

26,693. 7/18/2019

CHILDREN/IMMIGRATION/LATINOS/RACISM/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “The United States 2016 election, when President Donald Trump was voted into office, may have been tied to a rise in premature births among Latina women across the US, according to a new study. In the nine months beginning with November 2016, about 3.2% to 3.6% more preterm births to Latina women occurred above the levels of preterm births that would have been expected had the election not occurred, suggests the study, published in the medical journal JAMA Network Open on Friday [7-19-19]. Birth outcomes have long been used in medical research as indicators of acute stress among populations of women, and preterm birth in particular is linked with maternal stress, the researchers noted in their study…The study showed only an association between premature births among Latina women and the election, not that the election directly caused any negative birth outcomes. To determine that, more research would be needed.”

Jacqueline Howard,  “A rise in premature births among Latina women may be linked to Trump’s election, study says,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, July 18, 2019 1:12 pm

26,662. 7/17/2019

COURTS/INVESTIGATIONS/MICHAEL COHEN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “A judge on Wednesday [7-17-19] ordered the release of documents relating to hush-money payments by Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to two women who said they had sexual encounters with the president and disclosed that federal prosecutors had ended their investigation of the matter. U.S. District Judge William Pauley in Manhattan ordered that the documents, used by prosecutors to obtain a search warrant for Cohen’s home and office last year, must be unsealed by 11 a.m. (1500 GMT) on Thursday [7-18-19], declaring the issue of ‘national importance.’ Cohen, 52, pleaded guilty in 2018 to directing payments of $130,000 to adult film star Stormy Daniels and $150,000 to Playboy model Karen McDougal to avert a scandal shortly before the 2016 presidential election. Trump has denied having the encounters more than a decade ago with Daniels and McDougal. Pauley said because prosecutors had informed him that their investigation of the payments was over, there was no reason to keep the documents secret.”

Brendan Pierson, “Judge orders release of documents related to hush payments by Trump’s ex-lawyer,” Reuters, July 17, 2019 10:25 am

26,653. 7/17/2019

SEX ABUSE/TRUMP PEOPLE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “President Trump has been playing down his relationship with Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy financier under federal indictment on charges of sexually trafficking and abusing girls, but at least one night they shared together in the company of dozens of N.F.L. cheerleaders was documented on camera. A newly unearthed video from 1992 shows Mr. Trump and Mr. Epstein watching and commenting on women together at an event at Mar-a-Lago, Mr. Trump’s club in Palm Beach, Fla. The video was broadcast on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ on Wednesday [7-17-19] morning. Dressed in a suit and a pink tie, Mr. Trump, then 46, appears to be in jovial spirits as he plays host, laughing and warmly welcoming guests, including Mr. Epstein — the man he now claims he was ‘never a fan of.’ The video provides a glimpse of Mr. Trump in his element: moving back and forth between the dance floor, filled with cheerleaders for the Buffalo Bills and the Miami Dolphins, and watching from the sidelines, where at one point he points out a woman to Mr. Epstein and leans in to tell him, ‘She’s hot.’ At another point, Mr. Epstein doubles over laughing at something Mr. Trump whispers into his ear.”

Maggie Haberman and Annie Karni, “Trump and Epstein Partied and Commented on Women in 1992 Video,” The New York Times online, July 17, 2019

26,529. 7/12/2019

IVANKA/WOMEN: “RT @IvankaTrump: #WGDP is proud to work w/ @USAID to advance women’s economic empowerment. Thank you @USAIDMarkGreen for your commitment to…” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 12, 2019 9:17 pm

26,511. 7/12/2019

IVANKA/WOMEN: “RT @IvankaTrump: #ICYMI: We announced 14 NEW innovative activities in 22 countries impacting 100,000+ women along w/ the private sector.…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 12, 2019 7:59 am

26,377. 7/9/2019

SEX ABUSE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/WOMEN: “It was supposed to be an exclusive party at Mar-a-Lago, Donald J. Trump’s members-only club in Palm Beach, Fla. But other than the two dozen or so women flown in to provide the entertainment, the only guests were Mr. Trump and Jeffrey Epstein. The year was 1992 and the event was a ‘calendar girl’ competition, something that George Houraney, a Florida-based businessman who ran American Dream Enterprise, had organized at Mr. Trump’s request…Mr. Houraney, who had just partnered with Mr. Trump to host events at his casinos, said he was surprised. ‘I said, ‘Donald, this is supposed to be a party with V.I.P.s. You’re telling me it’s you and Epstein?’’ In fact, that was the case, an indication of a yearslong friendship between the president and Mr. Epstein that some say ended only after a failed business arrangement between them. The full nature of their eventual falling out is not clear. But through a mutual appreciation of wealth and women, and years of occupying adjacent real estate in Palm Beach and on Page Six, the lives of the two men routinely intersected for decades — until the connection turned from a status symbol into a liability, and Mr. Trump made sure to publicize the fact that he had barred his onetime friend from his clubs.”

Annie Karni and Maggie Haberman, “Jeffrey Epstein Was a ‘Terrific Guy,’ Donald Trump Once Said. Now He’s ‘Not a Fan.’,” The New York Times online, July 9, 2019

26,338. 7/7/2019

SPORTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “Congratulations to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team on winning the World Cup! Great and exciting play. America is proud of you all!” 

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 7, 2019 2:11 pm

26,249. 7/3/2019

DEMS/ELECTION/SEX ABUSE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “Kamala Harris on Wednesday [7-3-19] debuted a new line of attack against President Donald Trump, saying that her background as a prosecutor made her uniquely suited to take on ‘a predator’ like the president. At an Iowa event, during a riff on  Trump’s trade and health care policies and his handling of the surge of migrants arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, the 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful ripped the president for betraying the American people…The sharper rhetoric comes as Harris seeks to capitalize on a surge in polling since her commanding performance during last week’s Democratic debates. In particular, Harris dominated former Vice President Joe Biden in a bruising exchange over Biden’s civil rights record…Harris performed well enough to catch Trump’s eye as he attended the G-20 summit in Osaka, Japan, where he downplayed her performance. Harris’ strong showing also caught the ire of conservatives who sought to cast doubt on whether Harris is ‘black enough’ to speak with authority on matters of race, prompting her Democratic rivals to race to her defense.

-Caitlin Oprysko, “‘We have a predator living in the White House’: Harris sharpens attacks on Trump,” Politico, July 3, 2019 5:32 pm

26,099. 6/27/2019

SPORTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “Megan Rapinoe on Thursday [6-27-19] tried to quiet a brewing feud with President Trump sparked by her pledge to skip any visit by the United States women’s soccer team to the White House after the World Cup. Ms. Rapinoe said she stood by her remarks, apologizing only for using a obscenity to express them, and urged her teammates to join her in any potential boycott…Ms. Rapinoe said she was ‘not interested’ in answering any more questions on the simmering controversy, and referred reporters to her many earlier comments about Mr. Trump and his administration’s policies. She was soon smiling and joking as the conversation shifted to soccer. Her comments came in a scheduled news conference on the eve of the United States team’s highly anticipated quarterfinal against host France in Paris, and one day after President Trump criticized her in a series of Twitter posts for her declaration that she and the team would not go to the White House if they won the World Cup.”

Andrew Das, “Megan Rapinoe Digs In After Trump Criticism: ‘I Stand by the Remarks’,” The New York Times online, June 27, 2019

26,062. 6/26/2019

SPORTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “….invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose. Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team. Be proud of the Flag that you wear. The USA is doing GREAT!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 26, 2019 9:42 am

26,061. 6/26/2019

SPORTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “….in our Country’s history, and the poverty index is also best number EVER), leagues and teams love coming to the White House. I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job! We haven’t yet….”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 26, 2019 9:42 am

26,060. 6/26/2019

SPORTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “Women’s soccer player, @mPinoe, just stated that she is “not going to the F…ing White House if we win.” Other than the NBA, which now refuses to call owners, owners (please explain that I just got Criminal Justice Reform passed, Black unemployment is at the lowest level…”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 26, 2019 9:42 am

26,059. 6/26/2019

SPORTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “….invited Megan or the team, but I am now inviting the TEAM, win or lose. Megan should never disrespect our Country, the White House, or our Flag, especially since so much has been done for her & the team. Be proud of the Flag that you wear. The USA is doing GREAT!”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 26, 2019 9:27 am

26,058. 6/26/2019

SPORTS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WOMEN: “….in our Country’s history, and the poverty index is also best number EVER), leagues and teams love coming to the White House. I am a big fan of the American Team, and Women’s Soccer, but Megan should WIN first before she TALKS! Finish the job! We haven’t yet….”

Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 26, 2019 9:27 am