1) Hope Hicks resigns after it breaks that she admits to the House Intelligence Committee that she tells “white lies” in service to the Dotard.
2) Word breaks that after Jared Kushner was holding meetings in the White House with Billionaire Joshua Harris of Apollo Global Management (a private equity firm) and also discussing a possible job in the White House for Harris, Apollo gave a $184M loan to Kushner’s failing real estate company.
3) Word breaks that Mueller is questioning witnesses about the Dotard’s knowledge of the Russian break-in to the Podesta emails and their subsequent leaking of them to impact the 2016 elections.
4) Word breaks that Mueller is questioning witnesses about the Dotard’s desire to fire hapless Jeff Sessions, apparently seeing if there’s an obstruction of justice angle.
5) Walmart will no longer sell firearms or ammunition to those under 21 and will also no longer sell AR-15s.
Early last year, a private equity billionaire started paying regular visits to the White House.
Joshua Harris, a founder of Apollo Global Management, was advising Trump administration officials on infrastructure policy. During that period, he met on multiple occasions with Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, said three people familiar with the meetings. Among other things, the two men discussed a possible White House job for Mr. Harris.
The job never materialized, but in November, Apollo lent $184 million to Mr. Kushner’s family real estate firm, Kushner Companies. The loan was to refinance the mortgage on a Chicago skyscraper.
Even by the standards of Apollo, one of the world’s largest private equity firms, the previously unreported transaction with the Kushners was a big deal: It was triple the size of the average property loan made by Apollo’s real estate lending arm, securities filings show.
It was one of the largest loans Kushner Companies received last year. An even larger loan came from Citigroup, which lent the firm and one of its partners $325 million to help finance a group of office buildings in Brooklyn.
New York state’s banking regulator wants Deutsche Bank and a pair of local lenders to hand over information about their relationships with presidential adviser Jared Kushner, his family and businesses, a new report said Wednesday.
The state’s Department of Financial Services sent letters to Deutsche Bank, Signature Bank and New York Community Bank last week, Bloomberg News reported, citing sources.
The regulators asked about the banks’ relationships with Kushner and his business properties, as well as documents and communications about certain loan requests, and set a deadline of March 5, the news service reported.
The request came from Maria Vullo, an appointee of Gov. Andrew Cuomo who serves as the department’s superintendent and also covers the banks’ processes for loan approvals.
A Daily Beast report explained that SFT coordinated with the Trump campaign during the 2016 election to get out the vote for millennials and run a social media advocacy campaign. Despite questions about troll farms and Russia paying for a robust social media campaign, the political action committee hasn’t been questioned by the Federal Elections Commission as to who their donors were.
Trump equates school shooting to missing a putt
During a speech to the U.S. governors Monday, President Donald Trump bragged that he would have run into the building to subdue the shooter who attacked Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. CNN host Don Lemon was audibly horrified.
“I want highly trained people that have a natural talent, like hitting a baseball or hitting a golf ball, or putting,” Trump said. “How come some people always make the four-footer and some people under pressure can’t even take their club back. Right? Some people can’t take their club back.”
To “bring your club back” is to line up the shot for the swing prior to striking the ball.
“I really believe I’d run in there even if I didn’t have a weapon,” Trump went on to say.
Bullshit. Trump had five deferments from military service during the Vietnam War. He’s a coward. As for comparing responding to a school shooting to missing a putt . . .
Finally!! White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is fed up with Jared and Ivanka “playing government”
White House aides resent Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, and chief of staff John Kelly and other senior officials were reportedly infuriated that the president’s daughter represented the U.S. in South Korea.
President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law occupy a unique position in the White House, where they serve as senior aides, and their dual roles has frustrated colleagues and drawn outside criticism, reported CNN.
Kelly has grown frustrated that Ivanka seems to swap roles between White House adviser and the president’s daughter when it suits her needs, and the retired Marine Corps general has said privately that she’s just “playing government.”
The chief of staff has largely ignored her agenda and has shrugged off her child tax credit as a “pet project,” according to a source.
Kelly was not happy that Ivanka was sent to the Olympic closing ceremonies as nuclear tensions with North Korea complicate American relations with South Korea, a source close to the president said.
“This isn’t like going to Italy,” the source told CNN. “The stakes are far higher and more complex.”
In October 1989, five people, including three high-level executives of Donald J. Trump’s three casinos in Atlantic City, were killed when their helicopter crashed in pine woodlands on the Garden State Parkway near Forked River, N.J.
How did Trump react? In his public statements, instead of praising these three men and comforting their families, Trump talked about how he started to go with them but, at the last minute, did not go and was not killed. That’s it . . . all about him.
Trump is a coward. A coward of the highest order.
He wants to play the hero, always wants to be the star.
Lies about his wealth . . . he is not a billionaire.
He wanted the military to torture captives . . . he thinks that’s what soldiers do.
He urged cops to “rough up” suspects. Cops don’t rough up suspects.
Trump likes to play the tough guy. He’s not tough. He’s a lardassed, overweight failure.
He did not speak to his son Donald, Jr., FOR TEN YEARS.
He has never had anything to do with this children . . . he left them up to nannies and his wives.
And Republicans love him . . . which tells you a lot about Republicans.