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Trump attorneys waive privilege on secret recording about ex-Playmate payment

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Trump says ‘inconceivable’ that Cohen recorded conversation about ex-Playmate payment

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Trump not trying to intervene in currency markets -Mnuchin

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump is not trying to influence currency markets, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday, reiterating that a strong U.S. dollar reflects a strong U.S. economy and is in the United States’ long-term interest. U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin talks during an interview with Reuters in Sao Paulo,…

Trump and the US dollar: Actions speak louder than words

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump may not be happy about the strength of the U.S. dollar, but the greenback’s recent rally may partly be a product of his own making. FILE PHOTO: Bundles of banknotes of U.S. Dollar are pictured at a currency exchange shop in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, January 15, 2018.…

Trump Lines Up Powell as Fall Guy If Tax, Trade Policies Go Bust

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Trump criticizes NFL anthem policy on Twitter

President Donald Trump is once again inserting himself into the culture war over protests by NFL athletes during the national anthem. The league and the NFL Players Association issued a joint statement Thursday that said “no new rules relating to the anthem will be issued or enforced for the next several weeks” while both sides…

Congress Ends Bid to Undo Trump Deal to Save China’s ZTE

Congress abandoned a bipartisan attempt to undo President Donald Trump’s deal with Beijing to save Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE Corp., according to people familiar with the matter. Senate and House negotiators removed from a must-pass defense bill, expected to become law as soon as this month, language that sought to reinstate a ban on U.S.…

Trump Continues Criticism of Fed, Renews Threat on China Imports

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump signaled for a second straight day his frustration with the Federal Reserve’s policy of gradually raising interest rates, saying it would undermine his campaign to boost U.S. economic growth and reduce trade deficits. In tweets on Friday, Mr. Trump said the Fed’s efforts hurt the U.S. economic expansion, and he accused China…

Trump will regret criticizing the Federal Reserve

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News) In retrospect, the most surprising thing about President Trump breaking the unwritten rule against presidents criticizing the Federal Reserve might be that it’s taken him this long to do it. Trump, after all, is a self-described “low-interest-rate person” who seems to — erroneously — believe that Fed…

Trump team worries: Could Helsinki disaster strengthen Mueller’s hand?

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Trump rips Fed for raising interest rates

President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he’s “not thrilled” with the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates. Breaking with tradition to avoid criticizing the Fed, Trump told CNBC he’s worried that the central bank’s policies will cancel out his efforts to speed up the economy. “I don’t really — I am not happy about…

Another top Trump official fudges Putin’s effort to help Trump

Another day, another member of the Trump administration seeming to cast doubt on the very firm conclusions the U.S. intelligence community has drawn about Russia’s 2016 election interference. This time it’s Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. Back in May, you may recall, she appeared to call into question the conclusion that Russia favored Trump at…

Trump CFPB nominee grilled by Senate Democrats

Kathy Kraninger, the president’s nominee for director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, spoke with members of the Senate Banking Committee during a confirmation hearing Thursday. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg) Kathy Kraninger, President Trump’s nominee to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, repeatedly dodged questions from Senate Democrats on Thursday about issues facing the watchdog agency and…

Trump: Biden would be my ‘dream’ opponent in 2020

Despite numerous controversies swirling around his administration, two ongoing investigations of his campaign’s contacts with Russia and his possible obstruction of the federal probe, President Trump says he’s already dreaming about a potential Democratic opponent in the 2020 presidential election: former Vice President Joe Biden. “I dream about Biden,” Trump told CBS News in an…

Trump Tried to Protect Qualcomm. Now His Trade War May Be Hurting It.

More recently, after the Trump administration blocked the Broadcom bid, White House actions have been problematic for Qualcomm. In April, the administration issued an order preventing American companies from selling components to China’s ZTE after finding that ZTE violated United States sanctions involving North Korea and Iran. ZTE is a major Qualcomm customer. Mr. Trump…

New York investigating whether Trump Foundation violated state tax laws: report

The Trump Foundation is reportedly under investigation in New York for possibly violating state tax laws. Two unidentified officials in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D) office said the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance inquiry could uncover criminal activity, according to a Wednesday New York Times report. However, they declined to say when the probe started and…

Trump says it would be a ‘dream’ to run against Biden in 2020

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Trump tries to douse Putin storm — but his cleanup tests credulity

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President Trump Tries a Tougher Stance on Russia Amid Putin Summit Backlash

(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump spent a second day managing the political fallout from his widely criticized meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin, shifting stances and mopping up what the White House said were misstatements. His toughness with the longtime American foe in question, Trump said Wednesday he told the Russian president face-to-face during Monday’s summit…

Trump stayed at a Trump resort in Scotland. The US gov’t paid $77000 for it

The U.S. government paid more than $77,000 to President Donald Trump‘s Scottish golf resort ahead of his stay there last weekend, according to federal spending records, indicating that Trump‘s official visit to Europe likely generated revenue for his business empire. Spending records seen by Reuters show that the U.S. State Department, which typically arranges presidential travel overseas,…

Trump Calls Turkish Detention of US Pastor a ‘Total Disgrace’

ISTANBUL—U.S. President Donald Trump urged his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to take action for the release of an American pastor who is on trial for terrorism and espionage in Turkey. In a message posted late Wednesday on his Twitter account, Mr. Trump said Andrew Brunson, a Presbyterian minister, was innocent and should be released.…

Dems lash Trump team for failing to hold North Korea briefing

“We’ve been asking Secretary [of State Mike] Pompeo to come and explain the Trump Administration’s strategy on North Korea for a long time,” Sen. Bob Menendez, the top Democrat on the Foreign Relations Committee, said through a spokesman. | Alex Wong/Getty Images Senate Democrats are frustrated that the administration has still not scheduled a classified…

Trump Appears to Say Russia Is No Longer Targeting US White House Says He Was Answering a Different Question.

Regardless, the constantly changing stories frayed nerves among Republicans. Speaking before Mr. Trump’s interview on CBS was aired, Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said he was “dumbfounded” by the president’s latest denial. “We need to reconcile the difference between him and the intelligence community,” he said. “I agree with the intelligence community. Tell me…