Donald Trump said the US would allow Chinese telecommunications-equipment maker ZTE Corp. to remain in business after paying a $1.3 billion fine, changing its management and board and providing “high-level security guarantees”. In a tweet on Friday evening, the US president confirmed a deal that his administration had outlined for members of Congress. Lawmakers in both parties have expressed concern over his decision to soften an earlier US action against ZTE over what his Commerce secretary called “egregious” violations of sanctions on Iran and North Korea. Mr Trump took a jab at Democrats in his tweet, saying that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and former President Barack Obama “let... Register or log in to view this and other Technology Intelligence articles. It's free and easy to do. Access brilliant stories, features and analysis Sign up to our exclusive Technology Intelligence daily newsletter … [Read more...] about Donald Trump says ZTE will pay $1.3bn fine and provide ‘high-level security guarantees’ to resume business
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By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: May 22, 2018 at 1:01 pm | UPDATED: May 23, 2018 at 3:53 am For legendary shock jock Howard Stern, Donald Trump was “the perfect guest”: a relentless self-promoter who would say anything to get attention. That includes boasting about his then-busy sex life with Melania Trump, the pleasure of bedding women in their 20s and his self-acknowledged history of engaging in threesomes. But that sort of locker-room bluster also extended to the president’s conversations with Stern about his daughter Ivanka Trump. During those interviews, Trump happily talked about his daughter’s physique and her sexual attractiveness. “First of all, the great beauties, Howard, are not actresses. It’s models,” Trump replied, when Stern asked who he thought the “great beauties” were. Stern, who recounted the conversation in his recent appearance on David Letterman’s Netflix … [Read more...] about Howard Stern reveals another time Donald Trump talked sexually about Ivanka Trump
Fox Business Network host Maria Bartiromo declared on Monday that a number of U.S. government agencies during former President Obama‘s administration — the Justice Department, the FBI, the IRS and the CIA — “were all involved in trying to take down Donald Trump.” Fox News chief judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano was on Bartiromo’s Fox Business show to discuss reports that the FBI had an informant speak to members of the Trump campaign in 2016 as part of an investigation into Russian interference in the U.S. election. Napolitano said that “we may be on precipice of exposing a very, very extraordinary political use of intelligence and law enforcement by the Obama Administration,” but hedged by noting there is a low threshold for what warrants an investigation. “But this is very different Judge, this is a major presidential election,” Bartiromo replied. “President Obama, basically, what it appears to me, politicizing … [Read more...] about Maria Bartiromo: ‘The DOJ, The FBI, The IRS, The CIA’ Were ‘All Involved in Trying to Take Down Donald Trump’
WASHINGTONDonald Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee last year he did not recall ever discussing the Russia investigation with his father and said he didn't think there was anything wrong with meeting a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower ahead of the 2016 presidential election, according to transcripts released Wednesday of his interview with the panel.The committee released more than 1,800 pages of transcripts of interviews with Trump's son and others who attended a June 9, 2016, meeting at which they expected to receive dirt about Trump's opponent, Democrat Hillary Clinton.Meanwhile, the Senate intelligence committee said it stands behind a 2017 assessment by U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia intervened in the election to hurt Clinton and help Trump. Republican chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina said in a statement that his staff had spent 14 months "reviewing the sources, tradecraft and analytic work, and we see no reason to dispute the conclusions."The Judiciary … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Jr. said he could not recall ever discussing Russia probe with his father
By Martha Ross | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: May 9, 2018 at 6:00 am | UPDATED: May 9, 2018 at 6:09 am After the April 9 FBI raid on the office, home and hotel room of Michael Cohen, the world learned that Donald Trump’s personal attorney and fixer had allegedly arranged a payout to hide an affair in the final months of 2017. But this affair didn’t involve Trump — or that’s how the story was reported. The Wall Street Journal and New York Times reported that Cohen had negotiated a $1.6 million payment to a Playboy Playmate on behalf of Elliott Broidy, a top GOP fundraiser who played a key role in helping Trump raise money ahead of the 2016 election. According to the story, the $1.6 million went to Shera Bechard, a former girlfriend of Hugh Hefner. In 2017, Bechard claimed that she had become pregnant from an affair with Broidy. In a statement, Broidy apologized to his wife and family while acknowledging the affair. Broidy, a … [Read more...] about Was there another significant Playboy Playmate in Donald Trump’s life?