Corey Lewandowski Finally Went Too Far—He Messed With the Money
Alex WongLike bad breath, Corey Lewandowski keeps coming back, but he might have finally worn out his welcome in Trumpworld for good.According to allegations reported in Politico, the wife of a Republican donor claimed that Lewandowski “repeatedly touched her, including on her leg and buttocks, and spoke to her in sexually graphic terms” and “stalked” her throughout the evening. Oh yeah, he also “allegedly remarked on the size of his genitalia, described his sexual performance and showed [her] hnews.yahoo.com
New round of Trump clemency benefits Manafort, other allies
FILE - In this Thursday, June 27, 2019 file photo, Paul Manafort arrives in court in New York. President Trump's former campaign manager is to be arraigned on state mortgage fraud charges. Manafort, who led Trump's campaign during a pivotal period in 2016 before being ousted over his ties to Ukraine, was among the first people charged as part of Mueller’s investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Though the charges against Manafort did not concern the central thrust of Mueller's mandate — whether the Trump campaign and Russia colluded to tip the election — he was nonetheless a pivotal figure in the investigation. Trump and the elder Kushner knew each other from real estate circles and their children were married in 2009.
A look at the 29 people Trump pardoned or gave commutations
President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020, in Washington. Trump commuted his sentence in July just days before he was scheduled to report to federal prison. A White House news release praised the men as “model prisoners,” who had earned support and praise from other inmates. She was in the White House when Trump signed the overhaul measure, known as the First Step Act, into law. Black was a co-defendant in the case and was also convicted; Trump previously pardoned him.
Pentagon installs 2 Trump allies on defense advisory board
The Pentagon has appointed two close political allies of President Donald Trump to a defense advisory board, continuing a purge of the Defense Department in the waning weeks of the Trump administration. The acting secretary of defense, Christopher Miller, said in a written statement Friday that nine members of the Defense Business Board had been replaced with the appointment of 11 new members. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)WASHINGTON – The Pentagon has appointed two close allies of President Donald Trump, Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie, to a defense advisory board, continuing a post-election purge in the final weeks of the administration. The Miller statement initially said the nine individuals removed from the board had been serving in ”expired positions," implying they were overdue to leave. But later the Pentagon amended the statement to say some board members had been “terminated.” It gave no reason for the firings.
Trump advisor Corey Lewandowski tests positive for coronavirus
Trump campaign adviser Corey Lewandowski, with former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (L), speaks outside the Pennsylvania Convention Center on November 5, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Kena Betancur | AFP | Getty ImagesCorey Lewandowski, a top Trump campaign advisor who has helped lead efforts to undermine President-elect Joe Biden's victory, has tested positive for the coronavirus. Lewandowski, 47, confirmed in a text to CNBC on Thursday that he tested positive for Covid-19 a day earlier. Lewandowski was recently in Philadelphia, where the Trump campaign is mounting legal challenges to election officials' vote-counting procedures. On Wednesday, it was revealed that two more people who attended the White House gathering — White House political director Brian Jack and former Trump aide Healy Baumgardner — also tested positive.cnbc.com
The Latest: Aide says Biden will appoint 'COVID coordinator'
Joe Biden has chosen his longtime adviser Ron Klain to reprise his role as his chief of staff, installing an aide with decades of experience across. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)WASHINGTON – The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local):10:45 p.m.Incoming White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain says President-elect Joe Biden will appoint a “COVID coordinator” who will lead the administration’s pandemic response. ___3:25 p.m.President-elect Joe Biden has spoken with the top two Democrats in Congress — but not their Republican counterparts yet. ___1 p.m.President-elect Joe Biden has spoken by phone with Pope Francis as he continues to talk with leaders around the world. Democrats already control the House, and Democrat Joe Biden is the president-elect after beating President Donald Trump in their White House contest.
Rudy Giuliani says Trump will not concede election
Rudy Giuliani said at a press conference shortly after Joe Biden was projected to become the 46th president of the United States that President Trump will not concede the election. "Obviously he's not going to concede when at least 600,000 ballots are in question," Giuliani said in Philadelphia on Saturday. "Seems to me somebody from the Democratic National Committee sent out a note that said don't let the Republicans look at those mail-in ballots," Giuliani claimed, again without offering any evidence. He claimed that Biden gaining a lead in the state vote count after Election Day is proof of corruption. Asked about the call for President-elect Biden by major news networks, Giuliani mocked the media for harboring "hateful biases" toward President Trump.cbsnews.com
WATCH: Trump campaign to hold news conference in Philadelphia
President Donald Trump’s campaign team is slated to speak in Philadelphia on Thursday morning. Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi and campaign Senior Advisor Corey Lewandowski will be in attendance, according to CNN. With just a handful of states still up for grabs, Trump tried to press his case in court in some key swing states. Biden has an edge over Trump after victories in Wisconsin and Michigan, two key Midwestern battleground states. Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien said the president would formally request a Wisconsin recount, citing “irregularities” in several counties.
Trump election campaign press conference in Philadelphia postponed
President Donald Trump’s campaign team was planning on hosting a press conference at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Philadelphia, but the event has been postponed. The press conference will include Eric Trump, Trump 2020 Senior Advisor Lara Trump, Former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, and campaign Senior Advisor Corey Lewandowski. The Associated Press has not called the presidential race yet because neither candidate has secured the 270 Electoral College votes needed for victory. The AP called Wisconson and Arizona for Biden, but several key states remain too early to call: Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina and Nevada. Trump currently trails against former Vice President Joe Biden, who has 238 electoral votes to Trump’s 214.
EXPLAINER: Why AP hasn’t called Pennsylvania
WHY AP HASN’T CALLED PENNSYLVANIA:A close margin and a large number of outstanding votes are what’s making the Pennsylvania contest between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden too early to call. State law dictates that a recount must be held if the margin between the two candidates is less than 0.5%. The Pennsylvania secretary of state’s website said Friday that there were about 89,000 more mail ballots to count. It’s not like, ‘Oh, it’s close,’” Trump said during an appearance at the White House. One reason the race tightened: Under state law, elections officials are not allowed to process mail-in ballots until Election Day.
Trump campaign held press conference in Philadelphia
The Trump campaign hosted a press conference in Pennsylvania on Wednesday afternoon, with Eric Trump, Trump 2020 senior advisor Lara Trump, Rudy Giuliani, former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, and campaign senior advisor Corey Lewandowski. During the press conference, Eric Trump accused Democrats of trying to cheat in Pennsylvania, without evidence, a claim that was echoed by Giuliani. Mr. Trump visited Pennsylvania 13 times, while Biden made 16 trips, and both were campaigning in the state on the eve of the election. Pennsylvania Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar said earlier that the state had counted nearly 50% of its mail-in ballots so far. Upwards of 3 million mail-in absentee ballots were cast in the Keystone State — a 10-fold increase over previous elections, according to Boockvar.cbsnews.com
WHAT TO WATCH: Melania, Pompeo and Trump at GOP convention
What to watch at the convention Tuesday:TRUMPTrump appeared frequently during the first day of his partys convention. THE FIRST LADYFirst lady Melania Trump is set to give the marquee address from the Rose Garden. Her speech at the 2016 GOP convention, the night she introduced herself to voters, was well-received but was later found to have included lines that were very close to what former first lady Michelle Obama said in her 2008 speech at the Democratic convention. Two of the presidents children, Eric Trump and Tiffany Trump, are scheduled, along with Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, Iowa Gov. BIDENUnlike Trump, who planned events to counter the Democratic convention, the Biden campaign has not scheduled their candidate to make appearances during the GOP gathering.
White House will hire two high-profile aides to run impeachment messaging
As the House impeachment inquiry enters a new, public phase, the White House communications office is expected to add two longtime Trump allies to its staff, where they will be tasked with running a proactive impeachment messaging operation, CNBC confirmed Tuesday. Acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is "very pleased" with the Bondi and Sayegh hires, a senior administration official told CNBC. The hiring of Bondi and Sayegh, both high-profile political veterans, represents a new, more offensive posture from the White House, which has struggled to devise a cohesive strategy in response to the growing House impeachment inquiry. "Here's the thing: I don't have teams," Trump told reporters at the White House recently. Within the White House, Sayegh is considered an ally of Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor.cnbc.com