Monthly archives: May, 2018

Trump’s Pick to Lead CIA Withdraws Amid Interrogation Debate

(WASHINGTON) — Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Central Intelligence Agency, offered to withdraw her nomination, two senior administration officials said Sunday, amid concerns that a debate over a harsh interrogation program would tarnish her reputation and that of the CIA. White House aides on Friday sought out additional details about Haspel’s …

Touring the N.R.A.’s Annual Convention

The National Rifle Association’s annual convention took place in Dallas, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, this past Friday through Sunday. But even for the most determined of the eighty thousand attendees, some of whom were fuelled by “Murdered Out coffee,” from the Black Rifle Coffee Company, learning about all of the eight hundred …

As the ‘King of Debt,’ Trump borrowed to build his empire. Then he began spending hundreds of millions in cash.

Less than a month before he became the Republican nominee for president in 2016, Donald Trump celebrated the grand reopening of Trump International Golf Links in Aberdeen, Scotland. (Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg) In the nine years before he ran for president, Donald Trump’s company spent more than $400 million in cash on new properties — including 14 transactions …

Giuliani talks Stormy payment, Russia probe with ‘Justice’ host Jeanine Pirro

Rudy Giuliani, a recent addition to President Donald Trump’s legal team, attempted Saturday night to clarify comments he made earlier in the week regarding a $130,000 payment that Trump attorney Michael Cohen made to adult film star Stormy Daniels. In an appearance on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine” — in which Giuliani also addressed Special …

Politics Podcast: The Rudy Giuliani Rampage

Embed Code <iframe frameborder=”0″ width=”100%” height=”180″ style=”margin:20px auto 25px;max-width:600px;” scrolling=”no” src=”https://fivethirtyeight.com/player/politics/23406251/”></iframe> It’s been an interesting couple of days for President Trump and his new lawyer, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani contradicted the president about payments to Stormy Daniels in a Wednesday interview and spent the rest of the week adding details and clarifications …