Tag: Trump, Donald J

Pelosi’s Leap on Impeachment: From No Go to No Choice

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi was planning to deliver back-to-back eulogies at funerals here and in South Carolina during a busy weekend of late September travel when she saw an explosive headline in The Wall Street Journal: “Trump Repeatedly Pressed Ukraine to Investigate Biden’s Son.” For months, Ms. Pelosi had resisted calls for impeachment. It […]

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Please, Democrats, Don’t Make the Impeachment Articles Too Narrow

At Wednesday’s Judiciary Committee hearing on impeachment, the witness called by Republicans, the George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, gave a disingenuous, hackish performance. Turley criticized the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump as overly partisan, a concern that didn’t seem to trouble him in 1998, when he supported Bill Clinton’s impeachment. He argued that […]

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Indictment Details How Emirates Sought Influence in 2016 Campaign

The donors referred to their campaign contributions as baked goods, usually “baklava.” They called Hillary Clinton “Our Sister” or “the Big Lady.” And they referred to their ultimate sponsor by the initials H.H., for His Highness, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed of the United Arab Emirates, one of the Pentagon’s closest partners in the Middle […]

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Jane Fonda: The Climate Emergency Is a Political Emergency

It should come as no surprise that I believe in the power of protest. That’s why I moved to Washington to start what I call Fire Drill Fridays, joining the millions of young people around the world who turned out in the fall for protests to demand that our leaders act to save their futures. […]

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Why Is Trump a Tariff Man?

Almost exactly one year has passed since Donald Trump declared, “I am a Tariff Man.” Uncharacteristically, he was telling the truth. At this point I’ve lost count of how many times markets have rallied in the belief that Trump was winding down his trade war, only to face announcements that a much-anticipated deal wasn’t happening […]

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Trump Officials Dispute Some Giuliani Call Logs in Bid to Weaken Democrats’ Case

Trump administration officials, seeking to weaken Democrats’ case for impeachment, disputed on Thursday some of the details in the House Intelligence Committee’s report about calls between President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani and White House aides. As part of its portrait of Mr. Trump’s campaign of pressure on Ukraine, the committee’s report released this […]

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Don’t Look Away

The sketches should be seen only by adults, but they must be seen. Drawn by a victim of torture, they show, in raw and agonizing detail, the methods that Americans — soldiers, psychologists, spies, women and men — have devised to break down prisoners through pain, panic, brainwashing and other barbaric and illegal tools. There […]

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The President’s Pardon Power May Be Weaker Than It Seems

Roger Stone, President Trump’s longtime confidant, was recently convicted on seven counts of criminal behavior. Other associates of Mr. Trump’s were previously convicted of crimes. Under the pardon power granted to him by Article 2, Section 2 of the Constitution, Mr. Trump could pardon all of them at any point during his term in office. […]

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Who Will Pick the Next President: Trump, Russia or Us?

The report released on Wednesday by the House Intelligence Committee begins with a powerful indictment: “The impeachment inquiry,” the first sentence says, “uncovered a monthslong effort by President Trump to use the powers of his office to solicit foreign interference on his behalf in the 2020 election.” Mentions of the “2020 election” and the president’s […]

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Pelosi Denies ‘Hate’ for Trump, Who Accuses Her of Having a ‘Nervous Fit’

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi lashed out in anger on Tuesday at a reporter who asked whether she hated President Trump, prompting Mr. Trump to accuse her of having “a nervous fit.” The flash of anger from Ms. Pelosi — “Don’t mess with me,” she told the reporter — came as she was leaving a […]

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Trump Again Asks Supreme Court to Bar Release of His Financial Records

WASHINGTON — President Trump asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to hear a second case concerning a subpoena to his accounting firm for his financial records. The new petition, objecting to a subpoena from a House committee, follows a petition filed last month about a similar subpoena from Manhattan prosecutors. Both cases are moving fast, […]

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North Korea Threatens New ‘Dotard’ Insults if Trump Revives Name-Calling

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea on Thursday threatened to resume calling President Trump bad names, including a “dotard,” two days after he again called its leader “Rocket Man” and raised the possibility of using military force. North Korea’s first vice foreign minister, Choe Son-hui, said that if Mr. Trump deliberately stoked “the atmosphere of […]

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Woman Who Alleged Affair With Trump Sues Fox News for Defamation

A former Playboy model who has said she had an affair with Donald J. Trump before he was president sued Fox News on Thursday, saying that Tucker Carlson, one of the network’s hosts, had intentionally defamed her on his television show. The model, Karen McDougal, said Mr. Carlson had falsely accused her of extortion last […]

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Trump Administration Sued Over Social Media Screening for Visa Applicants

WASHINGTON — A pair of documentary film organizations sued the Trump administration on Thursday over its requirement that foreigners disclose their social media accounts — including pseudonymous ones — when they apply for visas. The lawsuit, which raises novel issues about privacy and surveillance in the social-media era, challenged a rule the State Department put […]

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Pelosi Says House Will Begin Drafting Impeachment Charges Against Trump

WASHINGTON — Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that the House of Representatives would begin drafting impeachment articles against President Trump, pushing ahead with a rapid timetable that could set the stage for a vote before Christmas to charge him with high crimes and misdemeanors. Wrapping her announcement in the words of the Constitution and […]

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The House Should Go Big in Framing Impeachment Articles Against Trump

For House Democrats, there is a powerful temptation to narrow the grounds for impeachment. By adhering to a simple narrative about President Trump’s criminal actions in relation to Ukraine, they hope it will be easier to mobilize public support than if they levied a more complex set of charges. In the impeachment of Richard Nixon, […]

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Brain-Dead or Not, NATO Is Essential

With the conclusion of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s 70th anniversary summit in London, it’s fair to say that Donald Trump thinks that most alliance members, starting with France and Canada, are a bunch of ungrateful and unhelpful freeloaders. Fair to say, also, that most of those members see Trump as an erratic, pompous, dangerous […]

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I Worked for Alex Jones. I Regret It.

On Election Day 2016, I sat in the passenger seat of Alex Jones’s Dodge Hellcat as we swerved through traffic, making our way to a nearby polling place. As Jones punched the gas pedal to the floor, the smell of vodka, like paint thinner, wafted up from the white Dixie cup anchored in the console. […]

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Late Night Can’t Get Enough of World Leaders Laughing at Trump

Welcome to Best of Late Night, a rundown of the previous night’s highlights that lets you sleep — and lets us get paid to watch comedy. If you’re interested in hearing from The Times regularly about great TV, sign up for our Watching newsletter and get recommendations straight to your inbox. With Allies Like These […]

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With Internal Squabbling on Vivid Display, What’s Next for NATO?

LONDON — When President Trump left the NATO gathering early and in a huff on Wednesday, it only reinforced the fear that with America distracted and retreating, the West’s celebrated alliance has lost focus. The 70th anniversary celebrations in London largely illuminated NATO’s uncertainty about whether its primary mission is defending against a disruptive Russia, […]

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Mocked Abroad and Assailed at Home, Trump Returns to Face Impeachment

WASHINGTON — When times turn tough, presidents can hop on Air Force One to escape the country for a while and stride purposefully across the world stage. But the world stage was not so friendly this week for President Trump, who landed back in Washington on Wednesday night to confront a grim couple of weeks […]

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