As a jury appears to be nearing a verdict against Donald Trump’s former campaign manager and as a New York court appears to be readying for a possible appearance by his former personal lawyer, Trumpworld remained defiant on Tuesday.
One of the president’s closest advisers, Kellyanne Conway, went on to Fox News to discuss the day’s news, and use the opportunity to tell host Harris Faulkner that instead of possibly convicting Paul Manafort on charges that could send him to prison for the rest of his life, special prosecutor Robert Mueller should be investigating the president’s enemies.
“You had corrupt dealings all the way up the chain at the FBI,” she said. “Jim Comey, and the shenanigans that he pulled in front of Congress and in his silly book.”
Trump has been “incredibly compliant” she said and that the Justice Department should be “looking at the other side of things.”
Conway lashed out at the “ridiculous” dossier which details the alleged ties between Trump and the Kremlin.
“Dossier, by the way, is a fancy French word for a load of crap,” she said.
Trump had two goals in ramping up pressure on Iran — and he’s failing at both: CNN
That being said, the president clearly believes he can bully Iran into unconditional submission to whatever the United States demands. And Iran is having none of it, escalating its own acts of maritime aggression and proclaiming they have missile technology capable of striking U.S. aircraft carriers.
Ukrainian-Russian developer with Trump Tower Moscow ties suing after getting bilked for $200,000 at inauguration
It is illegal for foreigners to donate to presidential inaugurations, but a new lawsuit sheds light on how wealthy foreigners attempted to buy access to the Trump administration.
"A Ukrainian-Russian developer who wanted access to President Trump’s inauguration filed a lawsuit on Tuesday saying he was bilked out of the $200,000 he paid for what he thought would be V.I.P. tickets to the event," The New York Times reported Tuesday.
"The developer, Pavel Fuks, who once discussed a Moscow real estate project with Mr. Trump, said in the lawsuit, filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, that he had paid the money to a firm at the direction of Yuri Vanetik, a prominent Republican fund-raiser and sometime lobbyist," the newspaper explained. "But, the lawsuit said, Mr. Vanetik failed to come through with the promised tickets, and Mr. Fuks ended up watching the inauguration from a Washington hotel bar."
Indicted Republican gets his passport back — so he can leave the country prior to his bribery trial
Despite being indicted and waiting to stand trial, a North Carolina judge returned the passport of a top Republican and is allowing him to leave the country.
Former North Carolina GOP Chair Robin Hayes spent a decade in Congress and was once the Republican nominee for governor.
In April, Hayes was indicted on bribery and wire fraud charges.
Despite the seriousness of the charges, a federal judge will temporarily return Hayes' passport for him to travel abroad in July, WSCO-TV correspondent Joe Bruno reported on Tuesday.