In his forthcoming book, James O'Keefe claims that Donald Trump attempted to persuade him to steal Barack Obama's records from Columbia University. He claims Trump was confident Obama was born in the US but suspected that Obama may have applied as a foreign student to help his chances of being accepted to the school and possibly qualify for some scholarships. O'Keefe tools Trump that wasn't his type of work. The White House did not respond to request for comment. Sam Nunberg confirmed that he setup up the meeting and that Columbia records were discussed but Nunberg did not believe Trump was requesting O'Keefe commit a crime.
After spending his first year in office repeatedly trading threats and insults with Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump now says "I probably have a very good relationship with Kim Jong Un". He refused to comment when asked if he has talked to Kim. This comes after he previously tweeted "I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with (Kim)" read more
Missouri Governor Eric Greitens admitted to an extramarital affair this evening after the ex-husband of his mistress went public with a secret recording of her admitting to the affair. The unnamed woman who did not know she was being recorded claimed to have met Greitens when she cut his hair. She eventually had a short lived sexual relationship with him. She also is heard saying that Greitens bound her, took nude photos of her without her permission and threatened her to put them on the internet if she told anyone about the relationship. Greitens did not address the blackmail allegation when he admitted to the relationship.
[Donald] Trump's video appearance at the daily briefing this week got me trying to remember when, if any, was his last press conference. The Washington Post has a counter that reports that today will mark 326 days since his last one. In 2016, Trump and the RNC attacked [Hillary] Clinton for not giving a press conference in over 250 days. Trump had this to say "she is so protected. They are so protecting her. She hasn't had a news conference in, like, 250 days." If it was unacceptable for a candidate for president to go that long without a presser then I wonder what Trump world think of a President going nearly a full year without one. Maybe someone will ask him if he ever holds one.
Law and Crime: For those not wanting to pay the $18 for a hardcover version of Michael Wolff's new book Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, or the $14 dollars for the Kindle version, don't be tempted by WikiLeaks' tweet with the full PDF version of the book. Law&Crime consulted several copyright legal experts who all agree that the tweet amounts to copyright infringement, and anyone who downloads the book could be held liable too. ... "There's no question that this is copyright infringement," University at Buffalo School of Law Professor Mark Bartholomew explained to Law&Crime. "Sometimes you can make an argument that alternative uses of an author's work amount to 'fair use.' But no fair use defense would apply here."