Then during a late-night Monday Fox News appearance, Katrina Pierson denied that several conversations Omarosa describes in her book ever took place. She also pointed out that Omarosa denied that Trump is a racist in an ABC News interview recorded days after her departure from the White House. (Omarosa also expressed discomfort with some of Trump’s racial rhetoric in the interview, and claimed she raised concerns with John Kelly about “a very urgent issue, and pressing issue, that would affect the president,” which now sounds like a veiled allusion to the alleged recording.) … [Read more...] about A Guide to Omarosa’s Trump N-word Tape Allegations
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Before his pardon of D’Souza, Trump already pardoned two other notable conservatives, former Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, the self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff in America” convicted of engaging in a crackdown on illegal immigrants, and Lewis “Scooter” Libby, the one-time chief of staff to former Vice President Dick Cheney who was convicted of lying about the unmasking of the identity of a CIA agent. … [Read more...] about Trump Pardons Conservative Pundit in Campaign Finance Case
Well, yes, that’s how cults work. They start off by inculcating some sense of group loyalty, then they are taught to disregard any external source of information — and, say, instead get their news from a source that is working for the cult, like Fox News — and pretty soon, they have lost any capacity to make independent judgments. Eventually, they are praising the toughness of Kim Jong-un and treating Donald Trump Jr. as a respected and accomplished figure. … [Read more...] about The GOP Is a Trump Cult, Boasts Donald Trump Jr.
6:16 a.m. Here are the Californians who could end up in Joe Biden’s administration: With the election of Kamala Harris as vice president and San Francisco’s Nancy Pelosi seeking another term as House speaker, Californians will already be playing an outsize role in Washington under President-elect Joe Biden. But the state is also full of wealthy donors, business leaders, university professors and elected officials leading the “resistance” to President Trump that could help fill out Biden’s Cabinet and the thousands of other appointments that make up the federal government. Here’s a look at the top contenders to watch from The Chronicle’s Alexei Koseff. … [Read more...] about 2020 Election Live Updates: Arizona certifies President-elect Biden’s win — by nearly 10,500 votes — over Trump
On Monday, U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero in Manhattan largely sided with several people across the country, including candidates for public office, who claimed that President Donald Trump, the Postal Service and the new postmaster general were endangering election mail. … [Read more...] about U.S. Postal Service argues against accusations that cuts threaten election