5/8/2022

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, […]

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5/5/2022

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 […]

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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 […]

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11/1/2021

2020 ELECTION/GEORGIA: “Donald Trump was threatening Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger when he asked him to help ‘find’ enough votes to overturn his loss in Georgia to Democratic President Joe Biden, Raffensperger writes in a new book. The book, ‘Integrity Counts,’ was released Tuesday. In it, Raffensperger depicts a man who defied pressure from […]

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7/9/2021

TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “It seems to me that meeting with authors of the ridiculous number of books being written about my very successful Administration, or me, is a total waste of time. They write whatever they want to write anyway without sources, fact-checking, or asking whether or not an event is true or false. Frankly, […]

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