• 'Get it done': Trump was involved 'nearly every step' of suppressing stories on alleged affairs and may have violated campaign-finance laws

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump reportedly played a direct role in hush money payments to women he allegedly had affairs with, and he possibly violated campaign finance law in the process.
    Trump was involved in "nearly every step" of the coordinated efforts to keep the women quiet about their histories with him, in an apparent effort to help his presidential campaign, The Wall Street Journal said.
    The president has repeatedly denied playing any role in hush money payments to adult film actress Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, with whom he allegedly had affairs.
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  • Trump to CNN reporter who asked if acting attorney general will rein in Mueller: 'What a stupid question'

    Trump to CNN reporter who asked if acting attorney general will rein in Mueller: 'What a stupid question'

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump both defended and distanced himself from controversial acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker during a Friday press conference.
    Some legal scholars have argued that Whitaker - who has frequently criticized the validity of the Mueller probe - being appointed as acting AG is unconstitutional because he was not confirmed by the Senate.
    "What a stupid question that is," Trump replied to CNN reporter Abby Phillip's question of whether the president hoped Whitaker would "reign in" the Mueller probe. "You ask a lot of stupid questions."
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  • 'She's a loser': Trump goes on rant attacking journalists April Ryan and Jim Acosta

    'She's a loser': Trump goes on rant attacking journalists April Ryan and Jim Acosta

    4 days ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump took aim at two journalists on Friday - CNN's Jim Acosta and American Urban Radio Networks' April Ryan - during a press availability on the White House lawn.
    "I mean, you talk about somebody that's a loser," Trump said of Ryan. "She doesn't know what the hell she's doing."
    Trump also disputed claims that a video shared by White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders of an encounter between Acosta and a White House intern - which led to the White House suspending the reporter's press credential - was doctored to exaggerate the brief contact made between Acosta...
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  • Trump: More Reporters May Lose White House Credentials

    Trump: More Reporters May Lose White House Credentials

    4 days ago - By Fortune

    President Donald Trump said he might not return CNN reporter Jim Acosta 's pass to get into the White House and that other journalists may lose their credentials as well, after he argued with Acosta at a post-election news conference on Wednesday.
    "I haven't made that decision, but it could be others also," Trump said as he departed the White House on Friday for a commemoration of the end of World War I in France. He insulted Acosta, saying "I don't think he's a smart person but he's got a loud voice."
    Unprompted, he brought up April Ryan, Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio...
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