Trump says ‘we’re trying to find out about a whistleblower’ amid impeachment inquiry – live

Trump’s comment the White House is trying to find out more about the whistleblower raises concerns of defying federal protections Sign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 8.03pm BST One of the whistleblower’s lawyers has sent a tweet defending the person’s anonymity despite Trump’s claim that the White House is trying to find about more about the official. The lawyer, Andrew Bakaj, warned that retaliating against…

October 29, 2019

The future of the global economy hinges on four games of chicken | Nouriel Roubini

Trump’s rows with China and Iran, Brexit and Argentina’s populism put the world on a knife edge In the classic game of chicken, two drivers race directly toward each other, and the first to swerve is the loser. If neither swerves, both will probably die. In the past, such scenarios have been studied to assess the risks posed by great-power rivalries. In the case of the Cuban missile crisis, for…

October 24, 2019

Immigration panic: how the west fell for manufactured rage

From Trump to Orbán, politicians are winning votes by stoking age-old hatreds. Where does this fear of migrants come from? By Suketu Mehta The west is being destroyed, not by migrants, but by the fear of migrants. In country after country, the ghosts of the fascists have rematerialised and are sitting in parliaments in Germany, in Austria, in Italy. They have successfully convinced their populations that the greatest threat to…

August 29, 2019

CNN host has shocking reaction to guest who claims Trump will kill ‘many millions more’ than Hitler, Stalin, Mao

August 28, 2019

Psychiatrist Allen Frances claimed on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” Sunday that President Donald Trump’s leadership will result in more deaths than the destructive actions of Hitler, Stalin, and Mao. Frances, professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University, said: Calling Trump crazy hides the fact that we’re crazy for having elected him. And even crazier for allowing his crazy policies to persist. Trump is as destructive a person in…


William Barr replaces prisons director following Jeffrey Epstein suicide – live

Attorney general gave no reason for Hugh Hurwitz’s reassignment, but the move comes as the bureau faces scrutiny after financier’s death Sign up to the US briefing and get a new perspective 6.18pm BST The acting director of the federal Bureau of Prisons has been removed from his position more than a week after millionaire financier Jeffrey Epstein took his own life while in federal custody, the AP reports: William…

August 20, 2019

Here’s how Trump donors outed by Rep. Joaquin Castro are striking back

August 17, 2019

Texan donors to President Donald Trump’s campaign are banding together to strike back at Rep. Joaquin Castro (R-Texas) after he posted a list that many said was meant to intimidate others from supporting Republicans. One of the donors targeted told the Washington Examiner that they had branded themselves the “Texas 44,” and organized a “fundraising frenzy” to raise money for the president’s 2020 re-election campaign. “My phone’s been lit up…


Family of couple who died protecting their infant child in El Paso gets death threats over Trump photo

August 13, 2019

Last week we learned of two of the many tragic deaths in the despicable and horrible massacre in El Paso, the passing of a husband and wife shot dead while shielding their two-month-old infant. In the days that followed, The President and Melania Trump visited victims in both Dayton, Ohio and El Paso, Texas, where the two attacks occurred. In the hospital in Texas, Trump posed for photos with several…


Trump shares Epstein death conspiracy theory–so did ALL THESE DEMOCRATS

August 12, 2019

Conspiracy theorizing hasn’t had this big a day in the mainstream since Aunt May won best actress for My Cousin Vinny, but if you were to go by the “well I never” response in the media for a Trump retweet of a #ClintonBodyCount conspiracy theory following the death of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, you’d think his was the first and only example. By a tremendous margin and several hours…


Beto O’Rourke claims it is ‘very hard’ not to believe President Trump’s supporters are not racist

August 12, 2019

Democratic presidential contender Beto O’Rourke said on CNN’s “State of then Union” Sunday that if you vote for President Donald Trump then you are probably racist. “You said to me last week that you thought President Trump was a white nationalist,” host Jake Tapper said. “President Trump won your home state of Texas by nine points. Almost 63 million Americans voted for him. Do you think it is racist to…


Gay Speaker Spouts QAnon Slogan At Trump Rally Hours After FBI Warning About QAnon Was Leaked

August 6, 2019

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); An openly gay Manhattan hairdresser and aspiring actor who leads the group “Walk Away,” recited a QAnon conspiracy theory rallying cry onstage shortly before President Trump addressed the crowd at his rally in Cincinnati on Thursday. “This is not a president who panders to minorities because he needs them,” Brandon Straka said as he warmed up the crowd. “This is a president who serves minorities…