Trump administration

Trump commerce secretary’s business links with Putin family laid out in leaked files

Wilbur Ross stands to profit from company run by Russians, some of whom are under US sanctions Donald Trumps commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, is doing business with Vladimir Putins son-in-law through a shipping venture in What are the Paradise Papers? video Peter Harrell, a senior state department official under Barack […]

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Trump Jr’s message to Russian operatives? I’m open for business | Richard Wolffe

His only defense for apparently wanting to collude with an unknown foreign national was that nothing moved forward because she had no information Donald Trump Jr is a curious beast. Of all the hotheads around his hotheaded father, the oldest son leads the charge in confirming the presidents very worst […]

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White House ‘pressuring’ intelligence officials to find Iran in violation of nuclear deal

Intelligence analysts, chastened by the experience of the 2003 Iraq war, are said to be resisting the pressure to come up with evidence of Iranian violations US intelligence officials are under pressure from the White House to produce a justification to declare Iran in violation of a 2015 nuclear agreement, […]

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Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’

Administration put de facto gag order on EPA and agriculture department staff, following similar guidance for USDA and Department of Transportation, reports say The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture have been placed under de facto gag orders by the Trump administration, according to documents obtained by news […]

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Trump trade investigation will ‘poison’ relations with China, media warns

The president is expected to order the probe on Monday despite the risk of angering Beijing amid the North Korea nuclear standoff Donald Trumps decision to order an investigation into allegedly unfair Chinese trade practices will poison relations between the two countries, a state-run newspaper has said. Trump is expected

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Philippines president says US, Australia have ‘toned down’ human rights criticism

Rodrigo Duterte claims issue of thousands of drug war deaths was mentioned only in passing in meetings with Rex Tillerson and Julie Bishop The US and Australia have considerably toned down criticism of a drug war in the Philippines in which thousands have been killed, according to the countrys president, […]

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