Trump: ‘Special Council’ never should have been appointed

President Trump quoted a Harvard law professor to back up his argument that special counsel Robert Mueller should never have been appointed because there was no “probable cause” for collusion or obstruction of justice.“Special Council is told to find crimes, whether a crime exists or not. I was opposed to

China hits back in trade spat, hikes tariffs on numerous US goods

BEIJING — China has increased tariffs on U.S. pork, aluminum pipe and other goods in response to President Donald Trump’s higher import duties on steel and aluminum.The Commerce Ministry said on Friday that China last year bought about $3 billion worth of the goods affected by the higher tariffs.The ministry

Trump’s lead attorney in Russia probe resigns

John Dowd on Thursday stepped down as the lead lawyer on the legal team representing President Trump in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and any collusion on the part of Trump campaign associates.“I love the president and I wish him well,” Dowd said

Donald Trump presented Cynthia Nixon with her first Emmy

In an odd twist of fate, when Cynthia Nixon won her first Emmy award in 2004, Donald Trump was the presenter. The actress and Democrat, who Monday announced she’s running for governor of New York, told Variety: “Do I wish I had gotten my Emmy from somebody else? Yes, I do.

Trump in talks to exempt more countries from tariffs

The Trump administration is talking with the more than two dozen countries in the European Union as well as Argentina and Australia about exempting them from the president’s steep tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told the House Ways and Means Committee about the possible new deals

China vows to fight US sanctions over alleged technology theft

BEIJING — The Chinese government vowed Thursday to take “all necessary measures” to defend the country’s interests if President Donald Trump targets it for allegedly stealing American technology or pressuring U.S. companies to hand it over.“China will not sit idly to see its legitimate rights damaged and must take all

Trump pals wanted to be fixed up with Hope Hicks, book claims

Hope Hicks, the White House communications director until recently, tried to keep a low profile, but she definitely drew the attention of some of President Trump’s male friends.Ronald Kessler reveals in “The Trump White House: Changing the Rules of the Game” (out April 3 from Crown Forum): “Trump has told

Trump set to announce $50B in tariffs, penalites against China

President Trump will reportedly announce plans to levy more than $50 billion in tariffs and other penalties on China.Trump is making the dramatic move in response to China’s theft of technology and trade secrets, which the administration claims has cost the US billions of dollars and thousands of jobs, according

‘Legal superstar’ turns down offer to defend Trump in Russia probe

One of the nation’s top conservative litigators on Tuesday turned down an offer from the White House to join President Trump’s legal team as the special counsel’s investigation into Russian election meddling and possible collusion heats up.The White House had contacted Theodore B. Olson, who served as solicitor general under

Mueller reveals lines of questioning to Trump’s lawyers

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team has told President Trump’s lawyers that they want to grill the commander-in-chief over a June 2016 meeting between several Russians and his eldest son, son-in-law and then campaign manager.CNN reported Wednesday evening that investigators are especially interested in Trump’s role in crafting a cover story

Chilling predictions from blind mystic ‘who foresaw 9/11 and Brexit’

A blind mystic who predicted Russia would take over the world to "Vladimir's glory" had predicted two huge historical events for 2018. Conspiracy theorists claim Baba Vanga correctly foresaw the 9/11 terror attacks, Brexit, the rise of ISIS and the Boxing Day tsunami long before they happened. The Bulgarian - who died

Stormy Daniels photographer pal confirms Trump affair

Stormy Daniels let a pal listen in when Donald Trump would call her more than a decade ago — and the friend has since confirmed that the porn princess had a fling with the future president.Keith Munyan, a photographer who is one of the four people listed as knowing about

More Republicans want to avoid Trump’s ire

Republican lawmakers don’t want to pass legislation that would stop President Trump from firing the special counsel heading the Russia probe because they’re afraid of a backlash at the polls, a GOP senator said.“The president is, as you know — you’ve seen his numbers among the Republican base — it’s

James Comey’s book is a bestseller weeks before it’s even published

Former FBI director James Comey’s memoir won’t hit bookshelves until next month but it’s already rocketed to the top of Amazon’s bestsellers list.“A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership,” scheduled for release on April 17, had been working its way up the charts but got a boost over the weekend

Bipartisan lawmakers defend Mueller amid Trump’s attacks on probe

WASHINGTON – Bipartisan lawmakers sounded the alarm Sunday about President Trump’s mounting attacks on the Russia probe and issued a strong defense for special counsel Robert Mueller.“If the president reaches out and stops this investigation, that is a constitutional crisis in this country,” Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said on “Fox

Now we need a Plan B for the Hudson tunnel project

Cross-Hudson train commuters better hope there’s a Plan B for the ailing rail tunnel they use — because prospects for federal funding look grim.President Trump has vowed to veto the $1.3 trillion spending bill if it includes a planned $900 million to replace the tunnel and the Portal Bridge, a

Congressman suggests Second Amendment as means of opposing Trump

A Democratic congressman from Long Island implied that Americans should grab weapons and oppose President Trump by force, if the commander-in-chief doesn’t follow the Constitution.Rep. Tom Suozzi made the remark to constituents at a town hall last week, saying that folks opposed to Trump might resort to the “Second Amendment.”“It’s

Democrat holds slight lead over Republican in ‘Trump country’ race

Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for a Pennsylvania congressional seat deep in “Trump country,” held a razor-thin edge over Republican Rick Saccone as some ballots were still being counted — and the result could still be a week away.Lamb on Wednesday kept a 641-vote lead over Saccone in the deep-red

Eddie Scarry releasing book aimed to ‘shred’ ‘Fire and Fury’

Hot on the heels of Michael Wolff’s best seller “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” the Washington Examiner’s media correspondent Eddie Scarry is coming out with his own opus that directly contradicts Wolff’s, titled “Fraud and Fiction: The Real Truth Behind ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White