Is this treason? Or just ignorance from stupidity?

(WASHINGTON) — National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has responded forcefully to claims that President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting at the White House last week, as the Washington Post reported Monday. The newspaper cited current and former U.S. officials who said Trump shared details…

via The White House Is Downplaying a Report That Trump Shared Classified Intelligence With the Russians — TIME

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Obvious parallels.

J.K. Rowling has been working double-time lately keeping up with U.S. political news and making sure that her Twitter feed stays freshly filled with responses to President Trump’s activities. The latest from the author is a quick jab at a series of Trump’s tweets defending the contradiction in position between his own remarks to news…

via J.K. Rowling Just Came at Trump With Another Literary Burn — TIME

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President Trump’s Tax Returns Show Some Income from Russian Sources, Say His Lawyers — TIME

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump’s lawyers say a review of his last 10 years of tax returns do not reflect “any income of any type from Russian sources,” with some exceptions. The lawyers did not release copies of Trump’s tax returns so The Associated Press cannot independently verify their conclusions. The letter says there is…

via President Trump’s Tax Returns Show Some Income from Russian Sources, Say His Lawyers — TIME

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Oh what tangled webs we weave.

In a “friendly conversation” on April 29, US president Donald Trump invited Filipino president Rodrigo Duterte to the White House, despite Duterte’s violent and bloody crackdown on drug users and dealers that has already resulted in thousands of extrajudicial killings. The visit is “necessary” to counter the threat from North Korea, advisor Reince Priebus said,…

via Trump’s invitation to Rodrigo Duterte highlights why he and his kids must sell their business — Quartz

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There’s no defense. None.

WASHINGTON — The White House on Monday walked back key point of President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated allegation that President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones in Trump Tower during the 2016 election. Namely, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Trump wasn’t referring to wiretapping when he tweeted about wiretapping. “I think there’s no question that the Obama administration, that there were actions about surveillance and other activities that occurred in the 2016 election,” Spicer said. “The President used the word […]

via Spicer: Trump Didn’t Mean Wiretapping When He Tweeted About Wiretapping — FOX40

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Trump…It’s time to go to journalist school.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, known for uncovering former President Richard Nixon’s involvement in the Watergate scandal, have a message for President Donald Trump — the media is not fake. The two iconic journalists offered guidance Saturday to reporters amid an increasingly bitter relationship between the Trump Administration and the press at…

via Read What Legendary Journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein Said at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner — TIME

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Not fake news!

The New York Times published its collection of page-one headlines for the first 100 days of the Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and George W. Bush presidencies. They make instructive reading. Bush’s are a melange of domestic and foreign stories. Obama’s have slightly more narrative, since many are about his battle with the US’s financial meltdown.…

via The nail-biting narrative arc of the Trump presidency, as told through front-page headlines — Quartz

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The best background a President could have had.

Former president Barack Obama made his first public appearance since leaving office on Monday, hosting a discussion at the University of Chicago with students from across the city. He said the work he did in Chicago as a community organizer laid the groundwork for his life in politics. “This community gave me a lot more…

via Read Barack Obama’s First Public Remarks Since Leaving Office — TIME

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More trials and tribulations for Donald

It’s hard to know if President Donald Trump has had much fun in the three months he’s been in the White House. It’s certain he’s not having fun this week, what with his 100-day report card coming and the likelihood that somebody is going to be grounded if he doesn’t gets those grades in health…

via The Play-by-Play of President Trump’s Call to the International Space Station You Were Waiting for — TIME

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Sean Spicer just claimed that Hitler “was not using gas on his own people” — Quartz Really……….What next?

Donald Trump’s press secretary was asked today about Syria—specifically why he thinks Russian president Vladimir Putin should abandon his support for Bashar al-Assad’s regime. It didn’t go well. Somehow, Sean Spicer tried to make the argument that Assad was worse than Adolf Hitler, saying the Nazi leader “was not using the gas on his own…

via Sean Spicer just claimed that Hitler “was not using gas on his own people” — Quartz

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