Jared Kushner: Donald Trump Weighing “Strategic Objectives” Against Jamal Khashoggi Murder

The United States is “in the fact finding phase” of the investigation into the Saudi murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, First Son-In-Law Jared Kushner told CNN’s Van Jones.
“We’re getting as many facts as…

The United States is “in the fact finding phase” of the investigation into the Saudi murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, First Son-In-Law Jared Kushner told CNN’s Van Jones. “We’re getting as many facts as we can from the different places; then we will determine which facts are credible and, after that, the President and Secretary of State will make a determination as to what we deem to be credible and what actions we think we should take,” Kushner said…

Kushner Says Trump Administration Still Gathering Facts on Jamal Khashoggi

The Trump Administration continues to gather facts regarding the death of journalist and Saudi Arabia dissident Jamal Khashoggi, adviser Jared Kushner said Monday in rare public remarks. “We are more in the fact-finding phase,” said Kushner, who is als…

The Trump Administration continues to gather facts regarding the death of journalist and Saudi Arabia dissident Jamal Khashoggi, adviser Jared Kushner said Monday in rare public remarks. “We are more in the fact-finding phase,” said Kushner, who is also the president’s son-in-law, at a conference held by CNN during an interview with activist and host […]

Jared Kushner Calls on Saudi Crown Prince to Be ‘Fully Transparent’ on Khashoggi Death

Jared Kushner warned Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman on Monday that it was critical he come clean about the kingdom’s involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Bin Salman should “be fully transparent,” Kushner sa…

Jared Kushner warned Saudi crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman on Monday that it was critical he come clean about the kingdom’s involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Bin Salman should “be fully transparent,” Kushner said during an interview with CNN contributor Van Jones on Monday, repeating advice he said he told his royal counterpart.

“The world is watching,” said the White House adviser and husband of President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka. “This is a very serious accusation and a very serious situation and take this very seriously.”

Beyond that, Kushner stuck closely to the Trump administration’s wait-and-see approach to the unfolding bipartisan furor over murdered Washington Post columnist, saying repeatedly that President Trump was still assessing all the facts. Kushner — like Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — took pains to cite the importance of U.S.-Saudi relations.

“We have to be able to work with our allies and Saudi Arabia has been a very strong ally in pushing back against Iran’s aggression,” he said. “We have a lot of terrorism in the region. The Middle East is a rough place. It’s been a rough place at the wrong time. We have to pursue our strategic objectives.”

Kushner sat for a wide ranging discussion that touched upon prison reform, Middle East peace, the Khashoggi murder and more, underscoring his informal title as “secretary of everything.”

On prison reform, Kushner spoke at length about his role in the the First Step Act, which recently passed the House of Representatives by a substantial bipartisan majority. Kushner said it was a first step which showed the Trump administration’s commitment to prison reform.

Kushner said — believe it or not — the issue resonated with President Trump.

“This is an issue that’s really hit his hard,” said Kushner, who argued that the real estate billionaire identified incarcerated prisoners as part of the forgotten people who make up his political base.

“I think he sees it as a fairness issue,” said Kushner.

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Saudis Preparing To Admit Jamal Khashoggi Killed In Botched Consulate Kidnap: Report

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Omarosa Gossips About ‘Awkward,’ ‘Disgusting’ Trump and Ivanka Relationship on ‘Real Time’

Omarosa Manigault Newman was the top of the show guest Friday on “Real Time With Bill Maher,” and the ex-Trump adviser didn’t hold back while talking about her former boss — and his daughter.

Asked point blank by Maher if Trump is “really hot” for his daughter, Ivanka Trump, Newman grimaced for a second and then said outright: “I mean he said it himself.”

“I’m just going to say his own words, he wanted to sleep with his daughter,” she continued. “It’s pretty disgusting. He would pat her on the behind, he’d kiss her on the lips, he would rub her for very long periods of time. It was awkward.”

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Maher, clearly not expecting her to be so direct, took a sip of water and asked “In front of people?” to which Newman said “Yeah, absolutely.”

Maher then asked how Ivanka reacted to that behavior. According to Newman, “she just loved it, she loved being daddy’s little girl.”

Newman also said Ivanka has recently put on airs, telling Maher that “she would say ‘my daddy,’ and then would correct herself and say ‘my father.’ And I’d think ‘where’s this accent from?’ I met her 15 years ago, she had a very potty mouth.”

“Maybe she cleaned it up for the White House,” Newman added.

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Ivanka wasn’t the only White House staffer Newman gossiped about. For instance, Maher suggested Ivanka’s Husband, senior White House adviser Jared Kusher, “might be smart,” she shook her head and called Kushner “that guy in the room who thinks he’s the smartest guy in the room, and has absolutely no idea what’s going on.”

“The sad thing about Jared,” Newman continued, “is that he doesn’t know how stupid he sounds when he’s talking.”

She also weighed in on Trump’s relationship with his Chief of Staff, John Kelly: “They’re both kind of old, cantankerous, insane guys.”

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.

Newman has been making the rounds in support of her book, the White House tell-all “Unhinged.” It’s been a big success, taking the No. 1 spot atop the New York Times best-seller list in August.

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Omarosa Manigault Newman was the top of the show guest Friday on “Real Time With Bill Maher,” and the ex-Trump adviser didn’t hold back while talking about her former boss — and his daughter.

Asked point blank by Maher if Trump is “really hot” for his daughter, Ivanka Trump, Newman grimaced for a second and then said outright: “I mean he said it himself.”

“I’m just going to say his own words, he wanted to sleep with his daughter,” she continued. “It’s pretty disgusting. He would pat her on the behind, he’d kiss her on the lips, he would rub her for very long periods of time. It was awkward.”

Maher, clearly not expecting her to be so direct, took a sip of water and asked “In front of people?” to which Newman said “Yeah, absolutely.”

Maher then asked how Ivanka reacted to that behavior. According to Newman, “she just loved it, she loved being daddy’s little girl.”

Newman also said Ivanka has recently put on airs, telling Maher that “she would say ‘my daddy,’ and then would correct herself and say ‘my father.’ And I’d think ‘where’s this accent from?’ I met her 15 years ago, she had a very potty mouth.”

“Maybe she cleaned it up for the White House,” Newman added.

Ivanka wasn’t the only White House staffer Newman gossiped about. For instance, Maher suggested Ivanka’s Husband, senior White House adviser Jared Kusher, “might be smart,” she shook her head and called Kushner “that guy in the room who thinks he’s the smartest guy in the room, and has absolutely no idea what’s going on.”

“The sad thing about Jared,” Newman continued, “is that he doesn’t know how stupid he sounds when he’s talking.”

She also weighed in on Trump’s relationship with his Chief of Staff, John Kelly: “They’re both kind of old, cantankerous, insane guys.”

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap.

Newman has been making the rounds in support of her book, the White House tell-all “Unhinged.” It’s been a big success, taking the No. 1 spot atop the New York Times best-seller list in August.

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Donald Trump Says He Has Spoken With Saudis About “Very Bad” Disappearance Of WaPo Columnist

President Donald Trump says he has spoken with Saudis at “the highest level” about the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.
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WWE Hall of Famer Goldberg Says He Didn’t Send Those Tweets Challenging Trump to a Fight

Yes, Bill Goldberg was fired by Donald Trump on Season 9 of “The Apprentice,” but the WWE Hall of Famer says it wasn’t him who sent out those recent tweets threatening the president of the United States. His verified @Goldberg Twitter account was hacked, per the WCW legend.

Obviously I was just hacked……????

— Bill Goldberg (@Goldberg) August 22, 2018

Goldberg says he deleted the tweets once access to his account was restored. However, since nothing on the internet ever truly goes away, our readers can find a sampling of what went out below the “Also Read.”

Consider them all [sic].

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“Why have you been threating me and my wife you d–k head just because you’re the president doesn’t mean you can make threats using your new found power we should go into the ring together no secret service just you and me,” one read.

Another said: “I challange you to a fist fight you spatastic sh-t head ill f—ing kill you.”

And then there was the following, which has been immortalized via screenshot:

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“The guy fired me, but I have no — whatever. It’s not a political thing with me,” Goldberg told the Washington Post. “Somebody stole my identity, and I’m sick and flipping tired of it. It’s happened to me a number of times. We end up regaining our identity, our account access, but these people get no repercussions. They get to the point where they’re posing as me threatening the president of the United States — I’m just so tired of it.”

The former NFL player said he reached out to the U.S. Secret Service on Wednesday to tell them that his account was compromised. Goldberg says he’s willing to cooperate to find the hacker.

Goldberg, who currently hosts “Knife or Death” on History channel, was fired in the sixth episode of his “Celebrity Apprentice” season.

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Yes, Bill Goldberg was fired by Donald Trump on Season 9 of “The Apprentice,” but the WWE Hall of Famer says it wasn’t him who sent out those recent tweets threatening the president of the United States. His verified @Goldberg Twitter account was hacked, per the WCW legend.

Goldberg says he deleted the tweets once access to his account was restored. However, since nothing on the internet ever truly goes away, our readers can find a sampling of what went out below the “Also Read.”

Consider them all [sic].

“Why have you been threating me and my wife you d–k head just because you’re the president doesn’t mean you can make threats using your new found power we should go into the ring together no secret service just you and me,” one read.

Another said: “I challange you to a fist fight you spatastic sh-t head ill f—ing kill you.”

And then there was the following, which has been immortalized via screenshot:

“The guy fired me, but I have no — whatever. It’s not a political thing with me,” Goldberg told the Washington Post. “Somebody stole my identity, and I’m sick and flipping tired of it. It’s happened to me a number of times. We end up regaining our identity, our account access, but these people get no repercussions. They get to the point where they’re posing as me threatening the president of the United States — I’m just so tired of it.”

The former NFL player said he reached out to the U.S. Secret Service on Wednesday to tell them that his account was compromised. Goldberg says he’s willing to cooperate to find the hacker.

Goldberg, who currently hosts “Knife or Death” on History channel, was fired in the sixth episode of his “Celebrity Apprentice” season.

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Seth Meyers Thinks It’s Hilarious That Omarosa Might be the One to Bring Trump Down (Video)

It’s probably still too soon for anyone to accurately guess how the drama between Donald Trump and everyone in the United States will end, but it feels like Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s secret recordings of conversations in the White House could be a tipping point. Which is hilarious, as Seth Meyers noted in a new edition of “A Closer Look” on “Late Night” Wednesday night.

“Omarosa’s tell-all book has a lot of sensational allegations, like her claim that she saw Trump put a note in his mouth,” Meyers said. “Now, this is Omarosa we’re talking about. So anything she says should be taken with a grain of lithium. But yesterday she dropped a new bombshell claiming that Trump knew in advance about the Hillary Clinton emails that Russia hacked during the campaign.”

Cue the video of Omarosa on MSNBC declaring that Trump admitted knowledge of those emails before they were released by Wikileaks. Meyers, wrestling with this information, then listed off a cavalcade of very bad known things that have come to light before now that somehow haven’t ended this thing already just to note the absurdity.

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“Amazing. So after Trump’s public praise of Vladimir Putin, his attorney general’s meetings with Russians, his campaign chairman’s money laundering, his deputy campaign chairman’s tax fraud, his personal fixer’s secret shell company, his national security adviser’s lies to the fbi, his son’s attempt to get dirt from a foreign adversary and son-in-law’s secret back channels with that adversary, the person who could end taking down the president of the United States is Omarosa,” Meyers said, incredulous.

“It took her 14 years, but she’s finally getting revenge for Trump firing her in season one. Now let’s be honest, the only fitting way for this presidency to end would be Trump to get indicted and leave the White House crying in the back of a cab. “

“Late Night” then displayed a doctored image of Trump himself experiencing the ignominy of being fired from “Celebrity Apprentice.”

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“Omarosa has also written in her book that Trump was furious that his son Don Jr, after Don Jr released his emails with Russians revealing that the infamous Trump tower meeting in 2016 was an attempt to get dirt on Hillary Clinton,” Meyers continued. “That contradicted their original story that the meeting was about adoption policy. Omarosa writes, ‘When I saw Donald that day, I said ‘I’m sorry to hear about Don.’ He said, ‘He is such a f—up, he screwed up again. But this time he is screwing us all big time.’ ‘

“Wait, so he just said this in passing during a conversation? Can you imagine making small talk with Trump in the elevator? ‘Hey, Donald. hot enough for you?’ ‘My son’s an a–hole.’ Now, Omarosa obviously has as much credibility as anyone else in Trump World, which is to say, very little. But she’s been releasing secret tapes of her conversations to back up her side of the story. In fact, she’s taped everyone, from John Kelly to Ivanka Trump to Jared Kushner to the president himself. Which is incredible given that, as we’ve noted before, Trump has a life long obsession with being secretly taped.”

Meyers continued that thread with a video of Trump on “CBS This Morning” last year in which he blew off questions about what proof he had for his claim that Obama was secretly wiretapping him. At the end of the clip, Trump stormed angrily over to his desk in the Oval Office and, on camera, tried to look like he was reading some papers that he found there. Which prompted Meyers, after the clip ended, to eat one of his own pages of notes before concluding the thread about Omarosa.

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“Trump surrounded himself with grifters and con artists and now that it’s coming back to haunt him, he’s trying to grift his way out of it,” Meyers said. “It’s the first rule of Trumpism. Everyone is grifting everyone else and everyone eventually turns on Trump.”

You can watch all of the “A Closer Look” segment from Wednesday’s episode of “Late Night With Seth Meyers” in the video embedded at the top of this post.

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It’s probably still too soon for anyone to accurately guess how the drama between Donald Trump and everyone in the United States will end, but it feels like Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s secret recordings of conversations in the White House could be a tipping point. Which is hilarious, as Seth Meyers noted in a new edition of “A Closer Look” on “Late Night” Wednesday night.

“Omarosa’s tell-all book has a lot of sensational allegations, like her claim that she saw Trump put a note in his mouth,” Meyers said. “Now, this is Omarosa we’re talking about. So anything she says should be taken with a grain of lithium. But yesterday she dropped a new bombshell claiming that Trump knew in advance about the Hillary Clinton emails that Russia hacked during the campaign.”

Cue the video of Omarosa on MSNBC declaring that Trump admitted knowledge of those emails before they were released by Wikileaks. Meyers, wrestling with this information, then listed off a cavalcade of very bad known things that have come to light before now that somehow haven’t ended this thing already just to note the absurdity.

“Amazing. So after Trump’s public praise of Vladimir Putin, his attorney general’s meetings with Russians, his campaign chairman’s money laundering, his deputy campaign chairman’s tax fraud, his personal fixer’s secret shell company, his national security adviser’s lies to the fbi, his son’s attempt to get dirt from a foreign adversary and son-in-law’s secret back channels with that adversary, the person who could end taking down the president of the United States is Omarosa,” Meyers said, incredulous.

“It took her 14 years, but she’s finally getting revenge for Trump firing her in season one. Now let’s be honest, the only fitting way for this presidency to end would be Trump to get indicted and leave the White House crying in the back of a cab. “

“Late Night” then displayed a doctored image of Trump himself experiencing the ignominy of being fired from “Celebrity Apprentice.”

“Omarosa has also written in her book that Trump was furious that his son Don Jr, after Don Jr released his emails with Russians revealing that the infamous Trump tower meeting in 2016 was an attempt to get dirt on Hillary Clinton,” Meyers continued. “That contradicted their original story that the meeting was about adoption policy. Omarosa writes, ‘When I saw Donald that day, I said ‘I’m sorry to hear about Don.’ He said, ‘He is such a f—up, he screwed up again. But this time he is screwing us all big time.’ ‘

“Wait, so he just said this in passing during a conversation? Can you imagine making small talk with Trump in the elevator? ‘Hey, Donald. hot enough for you?’ ‘My son’s an a–hole.’ Now, Omarosa obviously has as much credibility as anyone else in Trump World, which is to say, very little. But she’s been releasing secret tapes of her conversations to back up her side of the story. In fact, she’s taped everyone, from John Kelly to Ivanka Trump to Jared Kushner to the president himself. Which is incredible given that, as we’ve noted before, Trump has a life long obsession with being secretly taped.”

Meyers continued that thread with a video of Trump on “CBS This Morning” last year in which he blew off questions about what proof he had for his claim that Obama was secretly wiretapping him. At the end of the clip, Trump stormed angrily over to his desk in the Oval Office and, on camera, tried to look like he was reading some papers that he found there. Which prompted Meyers, after the clip ended, to eat one of his own pages of notes before concluding the thread about Omarosa.

“Trump surrounded himself with grifters and con artists and now that it’s coming back to haunt him, he’s trying to grift his way out of it,” Meyers said. “It’s the first rule of Trumpism. Everyone is grifting everyone else and everyone eventually turns on Trump.”

You can watch all of the “A Closer Look” segment from Wednesday’s episode of “Late Night With Seth Meyers” in the video embedded at the top of this post.

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Colbert: Donald Trump Jr. Is ‘Wonderful’ Just Like ‘Ulcerative Colitis’

Stephen Colbert used his opening monologue Monday on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to mock Donald Trump’s tweets about his son’s meeting with a Russian lawyer in 2016, in which he called Donald Trump Jr. “wonderful.”

Colbert zeroed in on Trump’s tweets from Sunday in which he admitted the Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 was actually about getting information on Trump’s opponent in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton. But first, Colbert took issue with the way Trump described his son, Donald Trump Jr.

“There’s a report in the Washington Post … that Donald Trump is getting worried that the Trump Tower meeting might lead to criminal charges for his son,” Colbert said during the monologue. “He tweeted, ‘Fake news reporting a complete fabrication that I’m concerned about the meeting my wonderful son Donald had in Trump Tower.’ Wonderful son Donald? So he has two sons named Donald? Oh, it’s the same guy. I’m sorry, OK. It’s just weird to hear someone talk about Trump Jr. like that. It’s like someone saying ‘my wonderful disease, ulcerative colitis.’ “

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TONIGHT: Will one of Trump’s tweets actually get him in trouble? Probably not, but it might get Trump Jr. in trouble! #LSSC pic.twitter.com/0gXHhDeZ6x

— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) August 7, 2018

The now-infamous meeting has been a centerpiece of the question of whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to interfere with the presidential election in Trump’s favor. Trump Jr. met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya on June 8, and was joined by Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, who is currently on trial for financial fraud.

Colbert continued reading Trump’s tweets from Sunday, goofing on the way Trump twisted the situation to make the meeting sound like it wasn’t a big deal — but also to maintain that he knew nothing about it.

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“Trump continued his tweet-fession, ‘This was a meeting to get information on an opponent — totally legal and done all the time in politics. And it went nowhere. I did not know about it.’ OK: ‘Totally legal, actually great, everybody does it, I wasn’t there, put my son in jail.’”

The worst thing about the tweets, Colbert said, was the fact that they show Trump himself exposing the fact that the administration initially lied about the focus of the meeting. As Colbert pointed out, Trump now admits the meeting was to get dirt on Clinton — “also known as collusion,” Colbert said.

“Remember, when news of the meeting first came out last year, the official story was that it was primarily about the adoption of Russian children,” he said. “And now we know that it was primarily about Russian adoption in the same way ‘Silence of the Lambs’ is primarily about lambs.”

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Stephen Colbert used his opening monologue Monday on “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” to mock Donald Trump’s tweets about his son’s meeting with a Russian lawyer in 2016, in which he called Donald Trump Jr. “wonderful.”

Colbert zeroed in on Trump’s tweets from Sunday in which he admitted the Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 was actually about getting information on Trump’s opponent in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton. But first, Colbert took issue with the way Trump described his son, Donald Trump Jr.

“There’s a report in the Washington Post … that Donald Trump is getting worried that the Trump Tower meeting might lead to criminal charges for his son,” Colbert said during the monologue. “He tweeted, ‘Fake news reporting a complete fabrication that I’m concerned about the meeting my wonderful son Donald had in Trump Tower.’ Wonderful son Donald? So he has two sons named Donald? Oh, it’s the same guy. I’m sorry, OK. It’s just weird to hear someone talk about Trump Jr. like that. It’s like someone saying ‘my wonderful disease, ulcerative colitis.’ “

The now-infamous meeting has been a centerpiece of the question of whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to interfere with the presidential election in Trump’s favor. Trump Jr. met with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya on June 8, and was joined by Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, who is currently on trial for financial fraud.

Colbert continued reading Trump’s tweets from Sunday, goofing on the way Trump twisted the situation to make the meeting sound like it wasn’t a big deal — but also to maintain that he knew nothing about it.

“Trump continued his tweet-fession, ‘This was a meeting to get information on an opponent — totally legal and done all the time in politics. And it went nowhere. I did not know about it.’ OK: ‘Totally legal, actually great, everybody does it, I wasn’t there, put my son in jail.'”

The worst thing about the tweets, Colbert said, was the fact that they show Trump himself exposing the fact that the administration initially lied about the focus of the meeting. As Colbert pointed out, Trump now admits the meeting was to get dirt on Clinton — “also known as collusion,” Colbert said.

“Remember, when news of the meeting first came out last year, the official story was that it was primarily about the adoption of Russian children,” he said. “And now we know that it was primarily about Russian adoption in the same way ‘Silence of the Lambs’ is primarily about lambs.”

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Russian Singer Tied to Trump Collusion Scandal Trolls Everyone With ‘Pee Tape’ Music Video

The Russian pop star who helped facilitate that infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Donald Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and a Kremlin-linked lawyer is back, and with a new music video that practically dares Trump Sr. to lose his temper.

On Tuesday, Emin Agalarov dropped the video for his new single “Got Me Good”,  and it’s, uh, a not very subtle greatest hits of Trump’s many scandals so far.

In the clip, Emin goes to an expensive-looking hotel room accompanied by an entourage that includes Trump himself and several fake Miss Universe contestants. The group parties in the room, while being observed by hidden cameras, until, at one point, the scene jumps to an observation room where it looks like Kim Jong Un is erasing Trump from the video.

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Laters scenes show Emin partying with actors portraying Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Hillary Clinton, Stormy Daniels and Kim. Everyone secretly hands off briefcases or trades files in darkened parking garages. An actor portraying Mark Zuckerberg joins the conspirators for drinks one night, and then picks up a dead drop the next day. Emin even plays poker with the assorted figures at the end of the video.

Here’s the kicker: At the end of the video, the clip cuts to a scene from the real-life happy birthday video Donald Trump — the real actual Trump — recorded for Emin last summer, followed by a shot of Kim laughing maniacally while munching popcorn.

Yeah, it’s basically a reference to the infamous (and still elusive) golden showers tape which the Steele Dossier claims is being used by Vladimir Putin to blackmail Trump, and pretty much everything people suspect happened in the 2016 election.

Subtle!

Emin and his father Aras Agalarov are connected to Trump through the Miss Universe pageant, and the pair put together the Trump Tower meeting. They’re pretty close, apparently. But we’ll bet Trump isn’t recording another Happy Birthday video after this.

Watch the video above.

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The Russian pop star who helped facilitate that infamous 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Donald Jr., Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort and a Kremlin-linked lawyer is back, and with a new music video that practically dares Trump Sr. to lose his temper.

On Tuesday, Emin Agalarov dropped the video for his new single “Got Me Good”,  and it’s, uh, a not very subtle greatest hits of Trump’s many scandals so far.

In the clip, Emin goes to an expensive-looking hotel room accompanied by an entourage that includes Trump himself and several fake Miss Universe contestants. The group parties in the room, while being observed by hidden cameras, until, at one point, the scene jumps to an observation room where it looks like Kim Jong Un is erasing Trump from the video.

Laters scenes show Emin partying with actors portraying Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Hillary Clinton, Stormy Daniels and Kim. Everyone secretly hands off briefcases or trades files in darkened parking garages. An actor portraying Mark Zuckerberg joins the conspirators for drinks one night, and then picks up a dead drop the next day. Emin even plays poker with the assorted figures at the end of the video.

Here’s the kicker: At the end of the video, the clip cuts to a scene from the real-life happy birthday video Donald Trump — the real actual Trump — recorded for Emin last summer, followed by a shot of Kim laughing maniacally while munching popcorn.

Yeah, it’s basically a reference to the infamous (and still elusive) golden showers tape which the Steele Dossier claims is being used by Vladimir Putin to blackmail Trump, and pretty much everything people suspect happened in the 2016 election.

Subtle!

Emin and his father Aras Agalarov are connected to Trump through the Miss Universe pageant, and the pair put together the Trump Tower meeting. They’re pretty close, apparently. But we’ll bet Trump isn’t recording another Happy Birthday video after this.

Watch the video above.

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Colbert: ‘Everything You Think Happened With Donald Trump Is Always Exactly What Happened’ (Video)

It was an eventful evening Tuesday night on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” with Colbert hosting President Bill Clinton for a lengthy interview. But sandwiched in between that conversation and his monologue was short segment in which Colbert sat at his desk and ranted a little bit about how much of a liar Donald Trump continues to be.

“Hey, remember that Trump Tower meeting attended by Don Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, also known as Huey, Dewey, and Colludy?” Colbert said, revealing this fascinating image:

“Well, before the election, after being promised dirt on Hillary Clinton, they met with Kremlin lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Once the news of this meeting became public, Don Jr. released a statement saying he was meeting about adoptions. They were hoping to find a loving family for Eric,” Colbert joked. “Trump clearly wrote that statement for his son. You knew as soon as you read it. But if that were true, that would be obstruction of justice, so the president and his team have repeatedly denied having anything to do with it. But it turns out Trump’s lawyers admitted in a letter to Mueller that ‘the president dictated a response to the New York Times article on behalf of his son Donald Trump Jr.’ Of course he did! That letter could not have been more by Donald Trump if it had been written in bronzer on the back of a KFC bucket.

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“Because — and here’s the thing you can’t forget — everything you think happened with Donald Trump is always exactly what happened. Anyone who’s surprised to find out he was lying probably still watches ‘Titanic’ going, ‘Ooh, I hope the boat’s going to be okay.’ “

Colbert continued with an illustration to describe just how fully ludicrous the defense presented by Trump’s legal team is on this matter.

“So this letter admits some guilt but it stresses that ‘the president is not required to answer to the office of the special counsel, or anyone else, for his private affairs with his children.’ Yes, this is a sacred father-son bonding moment,” Colbert said. “We all remember when dad would take you down to the old fishin’ hole and say, ‘Son, that’s where I’m going to hide your body if you admit we colluded with the Russians. Don’t tell your mother. Which one was she again?’ “

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You can watch this entire segment in the video embedded above.

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It was an eventful evening Tuesday night on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” with Colbert hosting President Bill Clinton for a lengthy interview. But sandwiched in between that conversation and his monologue was short segment in which Colbert sat at his desk and ranted a little bit about how much of a liar Donald Trump continues to be.

“Hey, remember that Trump Tower meeting attended by Don Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort, also known as Huey, Dewey, and Colludy?” Colbert said, revealing this fascinating image:

“Well, before the election, after being promised dirt on Hillary Clinton, they met with Kremlin lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya. Once the news of this meeting became public, Don Jr. released a statement saying he was meeting about adoptions. They were hoping to find a loving family for Eric,” Colbert joked. “Trump clearly wrote that statement for his son. You knew as soon as you read it. But if that were true, that would be obstruction of justice, so the president and his team have repeatedly denied having anything to do with it. But it turns out Trump’s lawyers admitted in a letter to Mueller that ‘the president dictated a response to the New York Times article on behalf of his son Donald Trump Jr.’ Of course he did! That letter could not have been more by Donald Trump if it had been written in bronzer on the back of a KFC bucket.

“Because — and here’s the thing you can’t forget — everything you think happened with Donald Trump is always exactly what happened. Anyone who’s surprised to find out he was lying probably still watches ‘Titanic’ going, ‘Ooh, I hope the boat’s going to be okay.’ “

Colbert continued with an illustration to describe just how fully ludicrous the defense presented by Trump’s legal team is on this matter.

“So this letter admits some guilt but it stresses that ‘the president is not required to answer to the office of the special counsel, or anyone else, for his private affairs with his children.’ Yes, this is a sacred father-son bonding moment,” Colbert said. “We all remember when dad would take you down to the old fishin’ hole and say, ‘Son, that’s where I’m going to hide your body if you admit we colluded with the Russians. Don’t tell your mother. Which one was she again?’ “

You can watch this entire segment in the video embedded above.

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Kim Kardashian Is White House Bound – Here’s Why

Kim Kardashian West will meet with president Donald Trump on Wednesday to discuss prison reform.

The meeting comes after months of back-channel talks with the president’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, according to Vanity Fair. The reality star has recently become an outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform, lobbying on behalf of Alice Johnson, a great-grandmother serving a life sentence for a first-time nonviolent drug offense.

“I’ve been in communication with the White House and trying to bring her case to the president’s desk and figure out how we can get her out,” Kardashian West said in an interview with Mic earlier this month. “That’s such a huge step from where we started with that not even being on their radar.”

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Kushner has also been pushing for reform from inside the White House, driven in his case by the experience of his father, Charles Kushner, who spent a year in prison in 2005 for tax evasion. He has thrown his political weight behind the bipartisan First Step Act, a bill to incentivize rehabilitation programs in prisons that passed the House last week.

According to Vanity Fair, Kardashian West’s meeting will not be captured by the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” cameras, and she will be accompanied in the meeting by only her attorney.

Kardashian West’s husband, rapper Kanye West, has recently faced criticism for his public support for the president, including tweets hailing Trump as his “brother” and photos of himself in a “Make America Great Again” hat. West is not expected to attend the meeting.

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Kim Kardashian West will meet with president Donald Trump on Wednesday to discuss prison reform.

The meeting comes after months of back-channel talks with the president’s adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner, according to Vanity Fair. The reality star has recently become an outspoken advocate for criminal justice reform, lobbying on behalf of Alice Johnson, a great-grandmother serving a life sentence for a first-time nonviolent drug offense.

“I’ve been in communication with the White House and trying to bring her case to the president’s desk and figure out how we can get her out,” Kardashian West said in an interview with Mic earlier this month. “That’s such a huge step from where we started with that not even being on their radar.”

Kushner has also been pushing for reform from inside the White House, driven in his case by the experience of his father, Charles Kushner, who spent a year in prison in 2005 for tax evasion. He has thrown his political weight behind the bipartisan First Step Act, a bill to incentivize rehabilitation programs in prisons that passed the House last week.

According to Vanity Fair, Kardashian West’s meeting will not be captured by the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” cameras, and she will be accompanied in the meeting by only her attorney.

Kardashian West’s husband, rapper Kanye West, has recently faced criticism for his public support for the president, including tweets hailing Trump as his “brother” and photos of himself in a “Make America Great Again” hat. West is not expected to attend the meeting.

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‘Deadpool 2′: Did You Catch Deadpool’s Jared Kushner Joke?

(Some mild spoilers ahead for “Deadpool 2.” If you don’t want to know what the Jared Kushner joke is then I don’t really know why you clicked on this article.)
“Deadpool 2’ contains a cavalcade of pop culture jokes, …

(Some mild spoilers ahead for “Deadpool 2.” If you don’t want to know what the Jared Kushner joke is then I don’t really know why you clicked on this article.)

“Deadpool 2’ contains a cavalcade of pop culture jokes, but it’s largely devoid of overt references to real world politics. Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) may be mean and sarcastic and irreverent, and he may constantly break the fourth wall, and he may have plenty to say about social issues, but doesn’t really comment on 2018’s political situation. (His appearance on Colbert the other night notwithstanding.)

But the movie does feature one pretty incredible dig at a prominent member of the Trump administration: Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner.

The joke comes early in the film when Deadpool is on his first mission as an X-Men trainee. He’s trying talk down a young mutant named Russell Collins aka Firefist (Julian Dennison), who has broken out of the Essex House for Mutant Rehabilitation and is threatening to use his powers on the people front of that orphanage.

Deadpool quickly realizes that Russell has been abused by Essex House staff — and from that point on Deadpool refers to the people who work there as pedophiles. During the standoff, Deadpool asks Russell which one of the Essex House workers hurt him.

He doesn’t know any of their names, of course, so when Deadpool points at one particularly pale and slimy-looking guy who appears to be the headmaster’s right-hand man, he asks Russell, “Was it Jared Kushner?”

To be clear, this is a “Jared Kushner looks like a pedophile” joke. So if you were trying to figure out where Wade Wilson’s political allegiances would lie were he a real person in our world in 2018, it’s probably not the people who are aligned with Jared Kushner.

Also, seconds later, Deadpool shoots the guy he called Jared Kushner in the face.

Not that Deadpool’s visit to “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Tuesday is canon, but that occasion was an even more notable example of Deadpool going political. During Colbert’s opening monologue, Deadpool came on stage and actually took over the monologue for a moment, slinging a couple jokes at Donald Trump himself.

For example: “President Trump spent the day complaining on Twitter about leaks inside the White House, because we all know Trump prefers his leaks in Russian hotel rooms. You get it, Stephen? Because the president watched two Russian prostitutes urinate on a hotel mattress.” You can watch Deadpool’s appearance on Colbert right here.

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Seth Meyers: Trump Only Keeps Promises ‘By Accident’ (Video)

We’ve reached the point in the year in which, at least for me, everything that’s happening that involves Washington and Donald Trump is all just melding together into a great big blur of madness. Because instead of Trump’s scandals and other “situations” coming and going quickly, it’s starting to feel more like they’re each forming a bunch of long term narratives that will eventually merge into one like on “Game of Thrones.”

On “Late Night” Wednesday night, Seth Meyers went through three of those distinct long-term narratives in a new edition of “A Closer Look”: Trump’s relationship with North Korea, Trump’s relationship with China, and Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Meyers opened by discussing the deteriorating situation with North Korea, which pulled out of peace talks with the South this week, and Trump has seemingly no idea how to handle it.

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“The worry has always been that the Trump administration wasn’t fully prepared for the negotiations. And when the news broke yesterday, those suspicions seemed to be confirmed,” Meyers said, before running a clip from CNN in which an anchor cited a source that said that “the White House was caught off guard” by the new development.

“Oh really? The Trump White House was caught off guard by something? When have they ever been caught on guard?” Meyers joked. “This White House is like me every time I take a nap during the day and wake up after dark. ‘What? Huh? What happened? What day is it?’ “

Then “Late Night” played another clip to highlight just how off guard Trump was caught by all this, in which Trump himself answered a question about it by saying, “We haven’t seen anything. We haven’t heard anything. We will see what happens.”

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“You haven’t seen anything or heard anything? I never thought I’d say this, but Mr. President, you should watch more TV.”

Moving on the the situation with the embassy in Israel, Meyers noted how comically inconsistent Trump has been when talking about that subject, like during the 2016 campaign when he talked a big game about being neutral in the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians while also saying he’s pro-Israel — something Hillary Clinton called him out for.

“When Hillary Clinton criticized Trump for waffling on Israel and said he didn’t have steady hands, Trump refused to back down,” Meyers said. Then the show played a clip of Trump telling Wolf Blitzer that “I have the steadiest hands. Look at those hands. I have the steadiest hands.”

“Hey dummy, it’s a metaphor,” Meyers continued. “She wasn’t talking about your actual hands. ‘She said I don’t have my head screwed on right but look, it’s totally attached to my neck.’ Also, Wolf, didn’t you learn anything from ‘Blazing Saddles’? You have to ask to see the other hand.”

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Then “Late Night” played the “yeah, but I shoot with this hand” scene from that movie.

“Of course, Trump has since totally backtracked on his pledge to be neutral and moving the embassy is just the latest example,” Meyers continued. “On the same day Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians, a horrifying display of violence that was widely condemned. And yet Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner celebrated the move.”

Next up was a clip from Kushner’s speech at the embassy opening, in which he said this: “While presidents before him have backed down from their pledge to move the American embassy, once in office, this president delivered. Because when President Trump makes a promise, he keeps it.”

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“Well, yes and no,” Meyers said. “The thing is, he promises everything on every side of every issue. So he ends up keeping one of the promises just by accident. When you flip a coin, Trump yells, ‘headstails!’ Trump said he would be neutral, then he said he would make a deal. Then he said we’ll move the embassy. Trump only kept the last promise he made. Trump’s like a s—ty magician. ‘Is this your card? How about this one? This one?’ And then 52 cards later, he goes ‘ta-da!’ “

You can watch all of “A Closer Look” from Wednesday’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in the video embedded at the top of this post.

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We’ve reached the point in the year in which, at least for me, everything that’s happening that involves Washington and Donald Trump is all just melding together into a great big blur of madness. Because instead of Trump’s scandals and other “situations” coming and going quickly, it’s starting to feel more like they’re each forming a bunch of long term narratives that will eventually merge into one like on “Game of Thrones.”

On “Late Night” Wednesday night, Seth Meyers went through three of those distinct long-term narratives in a new edition of “A Closer Look”: Trump’s relationship with North Korea, Trump’s relationship with China, and Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Meyers opened by discussing the deteriorating situation with North Korea, which pulled out of peace talks with the South this week, and Trump has seemingly no idea how to handle it.

“The worry has always been that the Trump administration wasn’t fully prepared for the negotiations. And when the news broke yesterday, those suspicions seemed to be confirmed,” Meyers said, before running a clip from CNN in which an anchor cited a source that said that “the White House was caught off guard” by the new development.

“Oh really? The Trump White House was caught off guard by something? When have they ever been caught on guard?” Meyers joked. “This White House is like me every time I take a nap during the day and wake up after dark. ‘What? Huh? What happened? What day is it?’ “

Then “Late Night” played another clip to highlight just how off guard Trump was caught by all this, in which Trump himself answered a question about it by saying, “We haven’t seen anything. We haven’t heard anything. We will see what happens.”

“You haven’t seen anything or heard anything? I never thought I’d say this, but Mr. President, you should watch more TV.”

Moving on the the situation with the embassy in Israel, Meyers noted how comically inconsistent Trump has been when talking about that subject, like during the 2016 campaign when he talked a big game about being neutral in the conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians while also saying he’s pro-Israel — something Hillary Clinton called him out for.

“When Hillary Clinton criticized Trump for waffling on Israel and said he didn’t have steady hands, Trump refused to back down,” Meyers said. Then the show played a clip of Trump telling Wolf Blitzer that “I have the steadiest hands. Look at those hands. I have the steadiest hands.”

“Hey dummy, it’s a metaphor,” Meyers continued. “She wasn’t talking about your actual hands. ‘She said I don’t have my head screwed on right but look, it’s totally attached to my neck.’ Also, Wolf, didn’t you learn anything from ‘Blazing Saddles’? You have to ask to see the other hand.”

Then “Late Night” played the “yeah, but I shoot with this hand” scene from that movie.

“Of course, Trump has since totally backtracked on his pledge to be neutral and moving the embassy is just the latest example,” Meyers continued. “On the same day Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians, a horrifying display of violence that was widely condemned. And yet Trump’s son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner celebrated the move.”

Next up was a clip from Kushner’s speech at the embassy opening, in which he said this: “While presidents before him have backed down from their pledge to move the American embassy, once in office, this president delivered. Because when President Trump makes a promise, he keeps it.”

“Well, yes and no,” Meyers said. “The thing is, he promises everything on every side of every issue. So he ends up keeping one of the promises just by accident. When you flip a coin, Trump yells, ‘headstails!’ Trump said he would be neutral, then he said he would make a deal. Then he said we’ll move the embassy. Trump only kept the last promise he made. Trump’s like a s—ty magician. ‘Is this your card? How about this one? This one?’ And then 52 cards later, he goes ‘ta-da!’ “

You can watch all of “A Closer Look” from Wednesday’s “Late Night with Seth Meyers” in the video embedded at the top of this post.

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Colbert: Trump Is Close to ‘Global Crisis Bingo’ After Opening U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem (Video)

The biggest new Trump-related story from Monday didn’t happen in the United States — it was finally the day when the government opened a new embassy to Israel in Jerusalem which, predictably, led to a ton of violence and death. And on “The Late Show” Monday night, Stephen Colbert had strong words for the most prominent Americans involved in the fiasco.

“Today the United States officially broke with tradition and opened an embassy in Jerusalem. Now he’s just got to destabilize Antarctica and he’ll have global crisis bingo,” Colbert joked. “In response to moving the embassy, deadly violence has broken out. But according to the U.S. ambassador to Israel, the act of moving the embassy sends the message to Israel that ‘You are not alone.’

“It’s true, Israel isn’t alone. There’s a bunch of other people who live there, too. They’re the angry ones. Now, the president couldn’t be there himself, because, you know, the angry people. So, instead, he sent Peace Treaty Barbie and Collusion Ken.”

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That jab there referred to, of course, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner — the quip was met with cheers and applause from the audience. Colbert then cued a clip of Kushner giving a speech, in which he said: “When there is peace in this region, we will look back upon this day and remember that the journey to peace started with a strong America, recognizing the truth.”

Except while those were Kushner’s actual words, “The Late Show” was actually presenting the clip without audio as Colbert read the line in falsetto.

“Sounds strong. I think he’s got a little cold. He’s got a little cold,” Colbert joked. “You know, we’ll see if there’s peace, but we’ll definitely remember. It’s like saying, ‘When the house is finally burned down, we will look back and remember that this journey started when we decided to install a deep fat fryer in the living room.’ And Ivanka welcomed the crowd on behalf of her father by saying this.”

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Next up was a brief clip, with Ivanka declaring that she was there “on behalf of the 45th president of the United States on America.” And, no, the “on” there was not a typo — she actually said that out loud.

“Yes, the 45th president of the United States ‘on’ America. Certainly feels like he’s on us. I think we all get $130,000 now.”

You can watch Colbert’s monologue from Monday’s episode of “The Late Show” in the video embedded at the top of this post.

 

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The biggest new Trump-related story from Monday didn’t happen in the United States — it was finally the day when the government opened a new embassy to Israel in Jerusalem which, predictably, led to a ton of violence and death. And on “The Late Show” Monday night, Stephen Colbert had strong words for the most prominent Americans involved in the fiasco.

“Today the United States officially broke with tradition and opened an embassy in Jerusalem. Now he’s just got to destabilize Antarctica and he’ll have global crisis bingo,” Colbert joked. “In response to moving the embassy, deadly violence has broken out. But according to the U.S. ambassador to Israel, the act of moving the embassy sends the message to Israel that ‘You are not alone.’

“It’s true, Israel isn’t alone. There’s a bunch of other people who live there, too. They’re the angry ones. Now, the president couldn’t be there himself, because, you know, the angry people. So, instead, he sent Peace Treaty Barbie and Collusion Ken.”

That jab there referred to, of course, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner — the quip was met with cheers and applause from the audience. Colbert then cued a clip of Kushner giving a speech, in which he said: “When there is peace in this region, we will look back upon this day and remember that the journey to peace started with a strong America, recognizing the truth.”

Except while those were Kushner’s actual words, “The Late Show” was actually presenting the clip without audio as Colbert read the line in falsetto.

“Sounds strong. I think he’s got a little cold. He’s got a little cold,” Colbert joked. “You know, we’ll see if there’s peace, but we’ll definitely remember. It’s like saying, ‘When the house is finally burned down, we will look back and remember that this journey started when we decided to install a deep fat fryer in the living room.’ And Ivanka welcomed the crowd on behalf of her father by saying this.”

Next up was a brief clip, with Ivanka declaring that she was there “on behalf of the 45th president of the United States on America.” And, no, the “on” there was not a typo — she actually said that out loud.

“Yes, the 45th president of the United States ‘on’ America. Certainly feels like he’s on us. I think we all get $130,000 now.”

You can watch Colbert’s monologue from Monday’s episode of “The Late Show” in the video embedded at the top of this post.

 

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But, accor…

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Jimmy Kimmel Would ‘Pay Almost Any Amount of Money to See Trump Answer Robert Mueller’s Questions Live on Television’

Among the many hilarious-yet-also-depressing Donald Trump-related news items on Tuesday, there was one that every late night host, including Jimmy Kimmel, hit last night: that whole thing where the list of questions Robert Mueller wants to ask Donald Trump got leaked to the press.

“The President had another day of tumult. The failing New York Times somehow got a copy of the questions special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to ask the President. These are questions Mueller’s office provided to Team Trump who probably turned around and leaked to the Times themselves.” Kimmel said.

“This is funny — the reason they think it was Trump’s people who leaked the questions is because they’re riddled with grammatical errors. Which is one of the hallmarks of this administration.”

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Then Kimmel had some quips about Trump’s much-beloved tweet from Tuesday morning. You know the one I’m talking about.

“But Trump played his role well today. He wrote, ‘So disgraceful that the questions concerning the Russian Witch Hunt were ‘leaked’ to the media. No questions on Collusion. Oh, I see…you have a made up, phony crime, Collusion, that never existed, and an investigation begun with illegally leaked classified information. Nice!’ ” Kimmel read. “I like ‘nice!’ That’s what my mother used to yell at me. ‘Oh, you leave your clothes all over the floor and now you’re going out to have fun. Nice!’ At this point, our only hope is that he accidentally spirals into control.”

Kimmel then discussed the questions themselves, focusing on four which he found most compelling.

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“There are 49 questions on a range of subjects the special counsel wants to get to the bottom of, and I won’t go through all of them, but here are the four key questions Mueller wants to ask,” Kimmel said. “Number 1: ‘Have you ever discussed terminating the special counsel?’ Number 2: ‘Did you know of any attempt by Jared Kushner to set up a back channel to Russia?’ Number 3: ‘What happened during your 2013 trip to Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant?’ Number 4: ‘What the F is on your head already?’ “

That last one, obviously, was one Kimmel added for comedy purposes.

“I really would pay almost any amount of money to see Trump answer Robert Mueller’s questions live on television. It would get the biggest ratings in history,” Kimmel said as he wrapped up this thread.

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“The Super Bowl would be nothing. We wouldn’t need Mexico to pay for the wall. We could get pay-per-view to pay for it.”

You can watch Tuesday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live in full over at ABC.com right here.

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Among the many hilarious-yet-also-depressing Donald Trump-related news items on Tuesday, there was one that every late night host, including Jimmy Kimmel, hit last night: that whole thing where the list of questions Robert Mueller wants to ask Donald Trump got leaked to the press.

“The President had another day of tumult. The failing New York Times somehow got a copy of the questions special Counsel Robert Mueller wants to ask the President. These are questions Mueller’s office provided to Team Trump who probably turned around and leaked to the Times themselves.” Kimmel said.

“This is funny — the reason they think it was Trump’s people who leaked the questions is because they’re riddled with grammatical errors. Which is one of the hallmarks of this administration.”

Then Kimmel had some quips about Trump’s much-beloved tweet from Tuesday morning. You know the one I’m talking about.

“But Trump played his role well today. He wrote, ‘So disgraceful that the questions concerning the Russian Witch Hunt were ‘leaked’ to the media. No questions on Collusion. Oh, I see…you have a made up, phony crime, Collusion, that never existed, and an investigation begun with illegally leaked classified information. Nice!’ ” Kimmel read. “I like ‘nice!’ That’s what my mother used to yell at me. ‘Oh, you leave your clothes all over the floor and now you’re going out to have fun. Nice!’ At this point, our only hope is that he accidentally spirals into control.”

Kimmel then discussed the questions themselves, focusing on four which he found most compelling.

“There are 49 questions on a range of subjects the special counsel wants to get to the bottom of, and I won’t go through all of them, but here are the four key questions Mueller wants to ask,” Kimmel said. “Number 1: ‘Have you ever discussed terminating the special counsel?’ Number 2: ‘Did you know of any attempt by Jared Kushner to set up a back channel to Russia?’ Number 3: ‘What happened during your 2013 trip to Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant?’ Number 4: ‘What the F is on your head already?’ “

That last one, obviously, was one Kimmel added for comedy purposes.

“I really would pay almost any amount of money to see Trump answer Robert Mueller’s questions live on television. It would get the biggest ratings in history,” Kimmel said as he wrapped up this thread.

“The Super Bowl would be nothing. We wouldn’t need Mexico to pay for the wall. We could get pay-per-view to pay for it.”

You can watch Tuesday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live in full over at ABC.com right here.

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Jared Kushner Tried to Sell His Newspaper to Hillary Clinton’s Biggest Supporters

Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, was secretly trying to sell his struggling publication, the New York Observer, to two die-hard Hillary Clinton supporters soon after the presidential election, BuzzFeed reported Friday.

According to the article, Kushner and Joseph Meyer, Observer Media’s chair, were looking to offload the paper to Clinton mega donor Haim Saban and David Brock, the founder of the progressive media watchdog, Media Matters.

While Saban told TheWrap that Kushner never offered to sell him the Observer, Brock didn’t immediately responded to TheWrap’s request for comment. But, according to BuzzFeed, Kushner had initially hoped to sell the paper to American Media, the parent company of the National Enquirer and a decidedly pro-Trump publication. But two sources told BuzzFeed that Kushner and Meyer found “more attractive suitors in Hillaryland.”

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According to the article, Observer Media executives had discussions with Saban and Brock just days after the election. A source told the publication that Kushner did not initiate the contact and “largely recused himself after an initial discussion,” though, according to BuzzFeed, Kushner had no issues with selling his paper to Trump’s “sworn enemies.”

The then editor-in-chief of the Observer, Ken Kurson, confirmed to BuzzFeed that he and Meyer talked to Saban on the phone in late 2016. BuzzFeed went on to say that Kurson also met with Brock in January 2017 to discuss the sale.

Brock, a former conservative star, was the author of a scathing Hillary Clinton biography before switching sides and becoming a key fundraiser and strategist for the Democratic Party. He founded Media Matters in 2004 in an effort to combat the conservative eco-system he was once a part of.

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Saban, an Israeli-American media mogul and owner of Univision, was known as an ardent supporter of Clinton’s 2016 failed presidential bid. Saban was also a critic of Kushner’s father-in-law.

According to BuzzFeed, Brock and Saban were clear about what they intended to do with the paper. Brock had already publicly stated that he wanted to turn one of his progressive sites into “the Breitbart of the left.” A source told BuzzFeed that Saban was “interested in having a presence in Washington.”

But according to BuzzFeed, the talks eventually hit a wall over money.

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A source familiar with the discussions told BuzzFeed that Kushner had demanded $20 million for the paper — double what he paid for it exactly a decade earlier.

The White House did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law, was secretly trying to sell his struggling publication, the New York Observer, to two die-hard Hillary Clinton supporters soon after the presidential election, BuzzFeed reported Friday.

According to the article, Kushner and Joseph Meyer, Observer Media’s chair, were looking to offload the paper to Clinton mega donor Haim Saban and David Brock, the founder of the progressive media watchdog, Media Matters.

While Saban told TheWrap that Kushner never offered to sell him the Observer, Brock didn’t immediately responded to TheWrap’s request for comment. But, according to BuzzFeed, Kushner had initially hoped to sell the paper to American Media, the parent company of the National Enquirer and a decidedly pro-Trump publication. But two sources told BuzzFeed that Kushner and Meyer found “more attractive suitors in Hillaryland.”

According to the article, Observer Media executives had discussions with Saban and Brock just days after the election. A source told the publication that Kushner did not initiate the contact and “largely recused himself after an initial discussion,” though, according to BuzzFeed, Kushner had no issues with selling his paper to Trump’s “sworn enemies.”

The then editor-in-chief of the Observer, Ken Kurson, confirmed to BuzzFeed that he and Meyer talked to Saban on the phone in late 2016. BuzzFeed went on to say that Kurson also met with Brock in January 2017 to discuss the sale.

Brock, a former conservative star, was the author of a scathing Hillary Clinton biography before switching sides and becoming a key fundraiser and strategist for the Democratic Party. He founded Media Matters in 2004 in an effort to combat the conservative eco-system he was once a part of.

Saban, an Israeli-American media mogul and owner of Univision, was known as an ardent supporter of Clinton’s 2016 failed presidential bid. Saban was also a critic of Kushner’s father-in-law.

According to BuzzFeed, Brock and Saban were clear about what they intended to do with the paper. Brock had already publicly stated that he wanted to turn one of his progressive sites into “the Breitbart of the left.” A source told BuzzFeed that Saban was “interested in having a presence in Washington.”

But according to BuzzFeed, the talks eventually hit a wall over money.

A source familiar with the discussions told BuzzFeed that Kushner had demanded $20 million for the paper — double what he paid for it exactly a decade earlier.

The White House did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment.

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Ex-Trump Aide Sam Nunberg’s TV Meltdown: Trump ‘May Have Done Something During the Election’ (Video)

Sam Nunberg, an advisor to President Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, said Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller may have something on the president.

“I think that he may have done something during the election,” Nunberg said of President Trump during a rambling 20-minute interview with MSNBC, adding that he  didn’t “know that for sure.”

Nunberg’s comments came after The Washington Post reported he had been subpoenaed to appear in front of a grand jury as part of Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the election. Nunberg told the Post he did not plan on complying with Mueller’s subpoena.

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“Let him arrest me,” he told the paper.

Nunberg, who was fired from the Trump campaign in 2015 after an old social media post came to light that included a racial slur, later told Tur during a live interview that it would be “funny” if he were arrested for failing to comply. He referenced Roger Stone and Steve Bannon, both of whom also worked for Trump at different points during the campaign.

“Why does Bob Mueller need to see my emails when I send Roger and Steve clips and we talk about how much we hate people?” Nunberg asked.

“I’m not going to cooperate when they want me to come into a grand jury for them to insinuate that Roger Stone was colluding with Julian Assange,” he told Tur. “Roger is my mentor. Roger is like family to me. I’m not going to do it.”

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Reached by phone, Stone told TheWrap: “Sam Nunberg speaks only for himself.”

After his interview with Tur, Nunberg jumped on the air with CNN for an equally bizarre exchange with Jake Tapper, in which he said that he believed former adviser Carter Page colluded with the Kremlin.

“I believe Carter Page was colluding with the Russian,” he said.

BREAKING: Ex-Trump Aide Sam Nunberg just said “Carter Page was colluding with the Russians.” Jake Tapper stopped to make sure he heard Nunberg clearly & Nunberg repeated “yes I believe Carter Page was colluding with the Russians.” #TrumpColluded pic.twitter.com/FREGekRa8u

— Scott Dworkin (@funder) March 5, 2018

Nunberg also dismissed the notion that he was involved in some sort of a conspiracy with the Trump campaign following his dismissal, claiming that if he were in charge of the campaign, he would have brought Bill Clinton’s “illegitimate, black child” to the presidential debate.

“Trust me, we weren’t colluding with Trump,” Nunberg said, referring to himself and Stone. “If Roger and me were there, Katy, we would have had the Benghazi parents there at the first debate, we would have had Bill Clinton’s illegitimate black child there at the second debate, and we would have had the women there,” he said, referring to women who accused the former president of sexual misconduct.

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During the 2016 presidential election, an old, unproven tabloid story accusing Clinton of fathering a “love child” with a black prostitute was resurrected.

The White House did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. But White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday that Nunberg is “incorrect” about his assertion that Mueller could have something.

This isn’t the first time Nunberg has raised eyebrows with a TV interview. Last week, he called presidential adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner a “weak link” who has done “nefarious things.” And in January, he called Trump an “idiot” and a “complete pain in the ass to work for.”

JUST NOW:

Katy Tur:
“Do you think that [Robert Mueller’s investigators] have something on the president?”

Sam Nunberg:
“I think they may. I think that he may have done something during the election” pic.twitter.com/6n7PFzMoAX

— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) March 5, 2018

Roger Stone to me:

“Sam Nunberg speaks only for himself”

— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) March 5, 2018

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Sam Nunberg, an advisor to President Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign, said Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller may have something on the president.

“I think that he may have done something during the election,” Nunberg said of President Trump during a rambling 20-minute interview with MSNBC, adding that he  didn’t “know that for sure.”

Nunberg’s comments came after The Washington Post reported he had been subpoenaed to appear in front of a grand jury as part of Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the election. Nunberg told the Post he did not plan on complying with Mueller’s subpoena.

“Let him arrest me,” he told the paper.

Nunberg, who was fired from the Trump campaign in 2015 after an old social media post came to light that included a racial slur, later told Tur during a live interview that it would be “funny” if he were arrested for failing to comply. He referenced Roger Stone and Steve Bannon, both of whom also worked for Trump at different points during the campaign.

“Why does Bob Mueller need to see my emails when I send Roger and Steve clips and we talk about how much we hate people?” Nunberg asked.

“I’m not going to cooperate when they want me to come into a grand jury for them to insinuate that Roger Stone was colluding with Julian Assange,” he told Tur. “Roger is my mentor. Roger is like family to me. I’m not going to do it.”

Reached by phone, Stone told TheWrap: “Sam Nunberg speaks only for himself.”

After his interview with Tur, Nunberg jumped on the air with CNN for an equally bizarre exchange with Jake Tapper, in which he said that he believed former adviser Carter Page colluded with the Kremlin.

“I believe Carter Page was colluding with the Russian,” he said.

Nunberg also dismissed the notion that he was involved in some sort of a conspiracy with the Trump campaign following his dismissal, claiming that if he were in charge of the campaign, he would have brought Bill Clinton’s “illegitimate, black child” to the presidential debate.

“Trust me, we weren’t colluding with Trump,” Nunberg said, referring to himself and Stone. “If Roger and me were there, Katy, we would have had the Benghazi parents there at the first debate, we would have had Bill Clinton’s illegitimate black child there at the second debate, and we would have had the women there,” he said, referring to women who accused the former president of sexual misconduct.

During the 2016 presidential election, an old, unproven tabloid story accusing Clinton of fathering a “love child” with a black prostitute was resurrected.

The White House did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. But White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday that Nunberg is “incorrect” about his assertion that Mueller could have something.

This isn’t the first time Nunberg has raised eyebrows with a TV interview. Last week, he called presidential adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner a “weak link” who has done “nefarious things.” And in January, he called Trump an “idiot” and a “complete pain in the ass to work for.”

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Wall Street Journal Suggests Jared and Ivanka Should Quit White House: ‘Political Liabilities’

The Wall Street Journal is raising new questions about Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s continued usefulness in the White House. In an editorial published Wednesday, the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper said the couple needed to consider whether it was time to leave the West Wing.

“Mr. Kushner and Ivanka have to decide if they’d serve themselves and the President better by walking away from their formal White House roles,” wrote the paper’s editorial board. “Giving up their White House positions would be a bitter remedy, but Mr. Kushner and first daughter Ivanka could still offer advice as outsiders.”

WSJ warned that if Jared Kushner’s contacts with Russia were more extensive than is currently known, it would be smart for him to leave his position in the White House.

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“He and President Trump would both better off if Mr. Kushner were out of the White House before they become public,” the paper said.

The argument was repeated almost verbatim on Fox News Thursday afternoon by Chris Wallace.

Anti-Kushner drumbeat growing in Murdoch-land

Chris Wallace today:
“What’s clear to me in all of this is that the long knives are out for Jared Kushner”

WSJ Editorial yesterday:
“The long knives are out for Mr. Kushner”https://t.co/iTlteFFpea pic.twitter.com/i12RBt34wp

— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) March 1, 2018

Despite being a critical part of the pro-Trump media, the Wall Street Journal and Murdoch have taken a tougher line with the president in recent weeks.

In January, Trump accused the paper of misrepresenting an Oval Office interview he granted them about North Korea. Both the White House and WSJ released their own audio to substantiate their version of events.

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The Murdoch-owned New York Post — a Trump favorite — has also taken an increasingly strident position in favor of gun control.

“Mr. President, please act,” the tabloid blared in very large letters last month after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. “We need sensible gun control to help stop the slaughter.”

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The Wall Street Journal is raising new questions about Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s continued usefulness in the White House. In an editorial published Wednesday, the Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper said the couple needed to consider whether it was time to leave the West Wing.

“Mr. Kushner and Ivanka have to decide if they’d serve themselves and the President better by walking away from their formal White House roles,” wrote the paper’s editorial board. “Giving up their White House positions would be a bitter remedy, but Mr. Kushner and first daughter Ivanka could still offer advice as outsiders.”

WSJ warned that if Jared Kushner’s contacts with Russia were more extensive than is currently known, it would be smart for him to leave his position in the White House.

“He and President Trump would both better off if Mr. Kushner were out of the White House before they become public,” the paper said.

The argument was repeated almost verbatim on Fox News Thursday afternoon by Chris Wallace.

Despite being a critical part of the pro-Trump media, the Wall Street Journal and Murdoch have taken a tougher line with the president in recent weeks.

In January, Trump accused the paper of misrepresenting an Oval Office interview he granted them about North Korea. Both the White House and WSJ released their own audio to substantiate their version of events.

The Murdoch-owned New York Post — a Trump favorite — has also taken an increasingly strident position in favor of gun control.

“Mr. President, please act,” the tabloid blared in very large letters last month after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida. “We need sensible gun control to help stop the slaughter.”

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