PRESIDENT Donald Trump's inaugural committee might be in some hot water after an investigation was launched into the committee's funds. But who was on the committee, and why are they being investigated? Here's what we know. Who was on Donald Trump's inaugural committee? The 2017 Presidential Inaugural Committee organised events for Donald Trump and VP Mike Pence, such as the concerts, parade, balls and prayer service. The chairman of the committee was Thomas Barrack Jr, an investor and longtime friend of Trump's. The co-chairs of the committee were Lewis Eisenberg and Roy Bailey. Committee members included Sheldon Adelson and Miriam Adelson, Steve Wynn and Phil Ruffin, oil entrepreneur Harold Hamm, businesswoman Diane Hendricks, coal businessman Joe Craft, Gail Icahn, wife of Carl Icahn, Dallasites Ray Washburne, Gentry Beach, Roy Bailey, and Woody Johnson, owner of the New York Jets. The inaugural committee raised an unprecedented $107 million. This hefty amount was twice more than … [Read more...] about Who was on Donald Trump’s inaugural committee and why are they being investigated?
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EX-FBI director James Comey has blasted Donald Trump as "morally unfit" for office and says he is doing "tremendous damage" to institutional norms. Comey also admitted the US President may be open to blackmail by Russia and could not discount the possibility they "might have something on him". He was sacked last May amid the FBI's probing of possible connections between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russia's meddling in the American elections. Russia has denied interfering in the election and Trump has denied any collusion or improper activity. In an interview with ABC News on Sunday, Comey said of Trump: "A person ... who talks about and treats women like they're pieces of meat, who lies constantly about matters big and small and insists the American people believe it, that person's not fit to be president of the United States, on moral grounds. "And that's not a policy statement." Former FBI director James Comey says Donald Trump asked him to investigate the Russian pee and … [Read more...] about Ex-FBI director James Comey blasts President Donald Trump as ‘morally unfit’ for office
News / UK and world by Press Association April 21, 2018, 2:29 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter US President Donald Trump will look to pull off the ultimate charm offensive as he hosts French President Emmanuel Macron at a glitzy White House state dinner. Wined and dined on multiple state visits during his tour of Asia last year, Mr Trump is paying it forward and celebrating nearly 250 years of US-French relations at the dinner on Tuesday. Months in the making, it is the first state visit and first big soiree of the Trump era in Washington. “It sounds like what they’re planning will be spectacular,” said Jeremy Bernard, who was White House social secretary in 2014, the last time the US feted a French president. The White House has said little beyond the fact that dinner will be served, sticking to the tradition of trying to maintain an element of surprise for its guests. In fact, Mr Macron will break bread … [Read more...] about Donald Trump to host glitzy White House state dinner for French president
Donald Trump will visit the UK on Friday, 13 July, the White House and Downing Street have said. It will be his first visit to Britain since he was elected in 2016. He had been due to open the new US Embassy in London in February but cancelled the trip.Theresa May's spokesman said the US President will hold bilateral talks with the Prime Minister, with further details to be "set out in due course".On Wednesday, Sky's senior political correspondent Beth Rigby revealed that Mr Trump would make the trip in mid-July, with a full announcement expected within a day or so.In Washington, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed to reporters that the date had been set. The trip is only being billed as a "working visit" rather than an official state one, which would have seen Mr Trump meet the Queen.He is not expected to meet Her Majesty or any other members of the Royal Family when he arrives, with a precise location yet to be revealed. Mr Trump has been urged to stay away … [Read more...] about Donald Trump UK visit date confirmed for Friday, 13 July
Washington: US President Donald Trump has said that he may travel to Israel for the inauguration of the new American embassy in Jerusalem. "I may go (to Jerusalem).. Very proud of it. Jerusalem has been a subject that's been promised for many years, as you know, the embassy in Jerusalem. It's been promised for many, many years by presidents. They all made campaign promises, and they never had the courage to carry it out. I carried it out," Trump told reporters at a joint White House news conference with the visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel. He said, "It's getting ready to open, and I do want to tell that story though, because there are a couple of people that got to see it, but others, where literally, they were going to spend a billion dollars, and we're spending a tiny, tiny fraction of that, in the hundreds of thousands of dollars instead. And it will be very nice. Maybe it'll be nicer than a billion-dollar building." Trump said he reduced the construction of new embassy in … [Read more...] about Donald Trump says he may be present for US embassy inauguration in Jerusalem
We are a week away from the Donald Trump coming to the UK for the first time as president of the United States, which means we have less than a month left of listening to people pretend that he will be refused entry. Let’s face it. It’s not going to happen. You don’t refuse a man with buttons that big. Not only that, you can’t tell Donald J Trump not to go somewhere. He’s the president and the office holds a lot of weight. As does Donald himself. (I wouldn’t normally body shame someone but as he’s clearly lying about his weight to avoid being classified as obese it’s fair game. I’m not saying allegedly lying cause if he sues me that would lead to discovery and that would lead to a scale. Although since UK libel laws are so backwards let me be very clear that I do actually mean he is allegedly lying). I get why you don’t like him, believe me, I’m with you. At least most of you don’t have to defend the man … [Read more...] about ‘As an American in Britain, I couldn’t be happier that Donald Trump is visiting the UK next week’