You are here

Politics

FBI letters were double whammy to Presidential campaign: Hillary Clinton

Washington D.C., [U.S.], Nov. 13 : Speaking out on her stunning loss to Donald Trump in the race to the White House, Hillary Clinton asserted that FBI Director James Comey had delivered a double whammy to her candidacy in the final days of the campaign by taking another look at emails related to Clinton's private server before abruptly saying he found no wrongdoing.

A member of her national finance committee who was on the call told CNN that Clinton placed at least some of the blame on Comey for her stunning defeat to Donald Trump.

She said the first letter from Comey, sent to Congress on October 28, stopped the momentum she had built after three debates and the release of Trump's "Access Hollywood" tape.

News: 
United States: 

VP-elect Pence to replace Chris Christie as head of Trump's White House transition team

Washington D.C. [United States], Nov. 12 : Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey, has been replaced with Vice President-elect Mike Pence as the head of his White House transition team by the President-elect Donald Trump.

Taking an unprecedented move, Trump also named three of his own children and his son-in-law to the executive committee overseeing the transition, reports the Guardian.

Replacement of Christie comes in the wake of impeachment calls being faced by him following the conviction of two former aides in the so-called " Bridgegate" scandal.

However, Christie denied the allegations being leveled against him.

Christie was among the first to endorse Trump after dropping out from the primary race to the elections.

News: 
United States: 

President-elect Trump now receiving Intel briefings

Washington D.C.[U.S], Nov. 12 : It was barely a month ago that the U.S. media, quoting unnamed sources, reported that intelligence agencies were dreading their briefings for Donald Trump were he to win the election, but the day has dawned now thanks to the tumult of democratic processes.

President-elect Donald Trump has begun getting intelligence briefings known as 'the book'.

National security experts say that most President-elects go into the briefing rooms looking fairly confident but once they are informed about all intelligence operations that the US is currently engaged in, the threat perceptions, and about the nuclear code, most men look "ashen faced".

News: 
United States: 
People: 

President-elect Trump to soon receive intel 'crown jewels'

Washington D.C. [United States], Nov. 11 : Two different sets of intelligence briefings will be given to the President-elect Donald Trump, consisting information on the nation's most secretive intelligence-gathering programs from the intelligence community and the US military.

According to the US officials, Trump is set to begin receiving the President's Daily Brief very soon.

The President-elect will be briefed on matters such as signals intelligence collection methods of the National Security Agency, operations conducted by the Pentagon's Joint Special Operations Command and CIA overseas intelligence collections operations, CNN reports.

News: 
United States: 
People: 

Russia was "in touch" with Trump's team during Presidential campaign

Washington D.C. [United States], Nov. 11 : The Russian government has claimed that it was in touch with the representatives from Donald Trump's presidential campaign, however, the President-elect's team has firmly denied the report.

This development comes after Clinton camp continuously accusing Trump over his close ties to the Russian regime, which Trump has constantly denied.

"During this entire period, we not only sent some signals through some representatives, or private messages," the CNN quoted Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying on Thursday about the communications with the Trump staff.

"It was our clear position that we are ready for cooperation and working together and establishing normal relations," she added.

News: 
United States: 

President Obama assured by Trump's commitment: White House

Washington D.C. (United States), Nov. 11 : White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest asserted that President Obama is filled with renewed confidence in the commitment of the President-elect Donald Trump to engage in an effective, smooth transition after meeting him at the White House.

"We are committed to doing what is required on our part to make sure that that happens. And the President was pleased to hear a similar commitment expressed by the President-elect," said Earnest while responding to a question.

News: 
United States: 

Obama is 'a very good man', says Trump post White House meet

Washington D.C. (United States), Nov. 11 : United States President Barack Obama met the President-elect Donald Trump at the White House on Thursday, as both men put their bitter differences aside in a time-honoured ritual epitomizing the peaceful transfer of political power.

Three days after mocking Trump as unfit to control the codes needed to launch nuclear weapons, Obama told his successor that he wanted him to succeed and would do everything he could to ensure a smooth transition, reports CNN.

Calling Obama a "very good man" Trump, said that he would be seeking his advice in future.

News: 
United States: 

After Trump's win, reports of racist graffiti, hate crimes mushroom in U.S.

Washington D.C. [U.S.], Nov. 11 : After Donald Trump's presidential win, fears of intolerance and racist, hate crime have become a reality for some Americans as reports of incidents including racist graffiti in schools and Muslims being bullied are emerging from across the country.

While Trump has been accused of fostering xenophobia and Islamophobia, some of his supporters have used his words as justification to carry out hateful acts, CNN reports.

Student Moses Karngbaye said he was terrified to see racist graffiti sprawled inside a bathroom in his Minnesota high school.

"#Go back to Africa" and "Make America great again," someone wrote on a toilet paper dispenser at Maple Grove Senior High School.

News: 
United States: 
People: 

Will ensure Obama Care does not get repealed under Trump administration: Josh Earnest

Washington DC [USA], Nov. 10 : White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest has said the Obama administration would make sure that policies like the Affordable Care Act, referred to as Obama Care, climate change and Iran deal would remain in force, and added that the President-elect Donald Trump would be briefed about the status of these policies.

"I am not going to speak and predict what kind of policies he is going to make and he was pretty explicit in the campaign trail, but part of a smooth transition is to ensure that they have the latest available information about the status of the policies and that something our administration is committed provide it," said Earnest while responding to a poser about the continuation of policies under the new administration.

United States: 
News: 

Hillary winning popular vote underscores her national campaign support: John Earnest

Washington DC [USA], Nov. 10 : Despite Donald Trump emerging triumph in the presidential election, White House Press Secretary John Earnest has said that his Democrat opponent Hillary Clinton winning the popular vote underscores her ability to built support for a national campaign.

Responding to a poser as to whether the poll have rejected not only Clinton but also incumbent Barack Obama by casting their votes in Trump's favour, Earnest wondered whether anybody has direct answer to the same.

Earnest drew the attention of the media towards some relevant facts to put forth his stand.

News: 
United States: 

Donald Trump to be the 45th president of US

Washington D.C. [United States], Nov. 9 : Republican Donald Trump has been elected as the 45th president of the United States and Mike Pence will be his Vice President.

Trump's surprising performance at the polls ended Hillary Clinton's quest to make history as the first female president of the United States.

Trump, a 70-year-old celebrity businessman who had never before run for office, is poised to become the oldest president ever elected to a first term, reports the Washington Post.

News: 
United States: 
People: 

McCain wins Arizona Senate Race for sixth term

Phoenix [United States], Nov. 9 : Surviving one of the most bruising election seasons of his long political career, Senator John McCain has secured a sixth term for representing Arizona in Washington by fending off a challenge from his Democratic rival, Representative Ann Kirkpatrick.

McCain, 80, weathered a revolt from within the Republican Party as he found himself in an awkward relationship with Donald J. Trump, who last year had mocked his military service and years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, saying: "He was a war hero because he was captured. I like people who weren't captured," reports the New York Times.

News: 
United States: 
People: 

Donald Trump wins Florida, North Carolina and Ohio

New York [United States], Nov. 9 : Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump has been declared the victor in Florida, earning him the state's 29 electoral votes and giving him a more certain grip on the presidential contest with democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

Trump who ran an improbable and often ugly campaign against the establishment, is holding on to small but significant leads in a series of key battleground states, upending months of polling that had given the advantage to Hillary Clinton and raising Republican hopes of seizing back the White House, reports the New York Times.

Meanwhile, markets went haywire across the globe with the prospect of a Trump presidency.

News: 
United States: 
People: 

Nevada judge denies Trump request for order on early voting

Washington D.C. [United States], Nov. 9 : A request from the Donald Trump's campaign to direct a county registrar of voters to preserve and segregate ballots from voting machines in four early voting sites in the Las Vegas area has been denied by a Nevada court judge.

The Trump campaign had claimed that Clark County Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria had kept polling locations open for two hours beyond their designated closing times.

According to data from the Nevada secretary of state's office, Clark County saw its record for single-day early voter turnout shattered Friday when 57,174 people cast their ballots, reports the CNN.

News: 
United States: 
People: 

Sant Chatwal hopeful of "great friend of India" Clinton's victory

New York [USA], Nov. 9 : Expressing hope over the victory of Democrat Hillary Clinton in the US presidential elections, Indian American businessman Sant Singh Chatwal said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) clearing her name has greatly helped her campaign before the final day.

"The FBI Director (James Comey) cleared the whole thing on Sunday. Today 130 million people are going to vote. If you look state wise, the swing states that are some concern, there the voting makes a lot of difference. Most of the Indo-Americans we talked said only Hillary can help us with immigration, education," Chatwal told ANI, adding that Clinton has already proven to be a great friend of India.

He said the present statistics show inclination towards Hillary's win.

News: 
United States: 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Politics