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Former President Trump rips Mitch McConnell over debt ceiling extension: 'He made a big mistake'

  "Mitch is not the guy, not the right guy, he's not doing the job," he said. "He gave [Sen. Charles Schumer of New York and his Democrats] a lifeline – it's more than a lifeline, he gave them so much time to figure out what to do because they were in a big bind; they were unable to do anything." "He had the weapon and he was able to use it. It’s a shame," the Palm Beach Republican continued. "That’s not a good thing that happened today. He made a big mistake." The former president also addressed Biden's withdrawal from  Afghanistan , calling the ongoing situation "the single most embarrassing thing to happen to our country, maybe in its history." He also voiced concern that Russia and China – the latter of which borders Afghanistan – will be able to, with the help of the Taliban, deconstruct and summarily reconstruct the billions of dollars worth of U.S. military equipment Biden left behind. "It looked like a total

President Trump says the last thing Russia, China or Iran want is for him to win the presidential election.

  The US intelligence community's top election security official said in a   statement  Friday that China "prefers" an outcome where President Donald Trump is not reelected in November and   Russia is working to "denigrate" former Vice President Joe Biden's   White House bid. "We assess that China prefers that President Trump -- whom Beijing sees as unpredictable -- does not win reelection," said William R. Evanina, director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, in a statement updating the election threat landscape heading into the November election. "China has been expanding its influence efforts ahead of November 2020 to shape the policy environment in the United States, pressure political figures it views as opposed to China's interests, and deflect and counter criticism of China." "We assess that Russia is using a range of measures to primarily denigrate former Vice President Biden and what it sees as an an

MSNBC’s Morning Joe says President Trump doesn’t appear to want to win reelection

Is Trump someone who wants to win re-election? “This does not look like a man who wants to win, who wants to be reelected,” Scarborough said, pointing to recent controversies such as Trump reportedly seeking China’s help and comments made about slowing down COVID-19 testing. “Time and time again, this guy, every day, acts like he doesn’t want to get reelected. He undercuts his aides who are trying to cover up for previous mistakes that he’s making, and the situation just keeps getting worse,” Scarborough said.  “You have to ask yourself, ‘Why is a guy who is down 10 points, 12 points, 14 points — why doesn’t he adjust?'” The MSNBC host then said Trump is “incapable” of adjusting, but at least knew “when to keep quiet” back in 2016. “Morning Joe” played a clip of Trump telling reporters on Tuesday that he wasn’t joking when it comes to slowing down coronavirus testing and that America has the best tests in the world. “The stupidity is incredible,” co-host  Mika Brz

President Donald Trump tweets he won't sue personal assistant like 'disgusting' Omarosa

President Trump Opens a New Window.  said in a tweet Saturday morning that he doesn’t plan to file a lawsuit against his former personal assistant Madeleine Westerhourt, who abruptly left her job earlier this week after sharing private information about the president and his family. “While Madeleine Westerhout has a fully enforceable confidentiality agreement, she is a very good person and I don’t think there would ever be reason to use it,” Trump said.  “She called me yesterday to apologize, had a bad night. I fully understood and forgave her! I love Tiffany, doing great!” While Madeleine Westerhout has a fully enforceable confidentiality agreement, she is a very good person and I don’t think there would ever be reason to use it. She called me yesterday to apologize, had a bad night. I fully understood and forgave her! I love Tiffany, doing great! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 31, 2019 ...Yes, I am currently suing various people for violating their confide

President Trump's latest attacks on Mueller playing right into the hands of Democrats

NYT White House correspondent Annie Karni, former deputy Assistant Attorney General Harry Litman, NYT’s Nick Confessore, NBC’s Heidi Przybyla, former WH Comms Director Jennifer Palmieri, and Donny Deutsch on Trump’s latest Twitter attack against Mueller and his star witness, Donald McGahn Trump defended himself against a central accusation of obstruction in the Mueller report today in a few early morning Tweets. Essentially he explains that he never told Don McGahn to fire Robert Mueller and points out that he didn’t need to, as he could have just done it himself. As has been incorrectly reported by the Fake News Media, I never told then White House Counsel Don McGahn to fire Robert Mueller, even though I had the legal right to do so. If I wanted to fire Mueller, I didn’t need McGahn to do it, I could have done it myself. Nevertheless,.... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 25, 2019 ....Mueller was NOT fired and was respectfully allowed to finish his work on

President Trump says "So unfair to the U.S. OUT OF CONTROL!"

Judge Paul Watford took issue with how the migrants have been processed and whether the government was giving them a fair opportunity to express their concerns about returning to Mexico – even if on a temporary basis. “I don’t understand how that’s not arbitrary and capricious,” Watford said about current protocols which do not demand government border agents ask about fears migrants might have about staying in Mexico. Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain, a Reagan appointee who seemed favorably disposed to the government’s case, asked the lawyer representing migrants held in Mexico why her clients would rather be in detention in the United States than have freedom of movement in Mexico. “We don’t want to be in Mexico. We’d rather be in the United States,” Judy Rabinovitz of the ACLU replied. Outside the courthouse after the hearing, Rabinovitz, who said she was cautiously optimistic for a favorable ruling, went on further to say, “we have... heard of people who are kidnapped and given de

President Trump to fight House subpoena for Don McGahn to testify on Mueller report

In an exclusive interview, former White House Counsel to President Obama, Kathryn Ruemmler discusses the testimony of Trump’s own White House Counsel, Don McGahn in the Mueller report. McGahn’s testimony is cited 157 times in the report and details some of the most damning episodes of Trump’s efforts to curtail the Russia probe. Ruemmler tells MSNBC Chief Legal Correspondent, Ari Melber, that “corrupt motivation” is “littered throughout” the Mueller report. As we suspected, the White House isn’t just going to allow Don McGahn to be subpoenaed by the House Judicial Committee without a fight. Here’s more: FOX NEWS  – The White House will fight House Democrats’ subpoena of testimony and documents from ex-White House counsel Don McGahn, Fox News is told — and almost immediately, House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y, characterized the move as “one more act of obstruction” by the Trump administration. A fight over the subpoena would also set up a series of other

President Trump instructed Michael Cohen to lie to Congress

The allegations were detailed in a BuzzFeed report published Thursday night. It cited two unnamed federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation on the matter who said Cohen acknowledged to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office that he was instructed by Trump in 2017 to lie to Congress about negotiations to build the tower in Moscow. "If you believe Cohen, I can get you a great deal on the Brooklyn Bridge,” Giuliani said in response to the report. President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to two federal law enforcement officials involved in an investigation of the matter. Trump also supported a plan, set up by Cohen, to visit Russia during the presidential campaign, in order to personally meet President Vladimir Putin and jump-start the tower negotiations. “Make it happen,” the sources said Trump told Cohen. And even as Trump told the pub