Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told Congress he was “even more resolute” in his belief that Russia staged cyber attacks on Democrats in the 2016 election campaign. Continue reading
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said President-elect Donald Trump won the election ‘fair and square,’ but reiterated his concern about Russia meddling in the 2016 election. Continue reading
President-elect Donald Trump says he discussed “life” with rapper Kanye West during a meeting at Trump Tower. Continue reading
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President-elect Donald Trump announces Exxon Mobil Corp’s Rex Tillerson as his choice for secretary of state, praising the business leader as a successful international dealmaker who has led a global operation. Chris Dignam reports. Continue reading
Lockheed Martin executive says company already cut F-35 costs in response to Donald Trump’s tweet against the company’s costs.
U.S. intelligence agencies have assessed that as the 2016 presidential campaign drew on, Russian government officials devoted increasing attention to assisting Donald Trump’s effort to win the election, the U.S. official familiar with the finding told Reuters on condition of anonymity.
Beijing says cooperation between the U.S. and China must continue despite critical comments made about China by President-elect Donald Trump. One analyst says, “if Trump thinks he’s going to out-negotiate the Chinese he’s got another thing coming”. Mana Rabiee reports. Continue reading
White House Spokesman Josh Earnest takes issue with a tweet from President-elect Donald Trump that said burning the U.S. flag should be punishable as a crime.
WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (NOVEMBER 29, 2016) (WHITEHOUSE.GOV) – White House Spokesman Josh Earnest weighed in on Tuesday (November 29) on a tweet made earlier in the day by President-elect Donald Trump which read that the burning of the American flag should be punishable as a crime.
“Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag – if they do, there must be consequences – perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning.
Earnest said that while he and many other Americans might find the burning of the flag “offensive”, the country also had a “responsibility” to “carefully protect” constitutional rights like freedom of speech.
The Supreme Court ruled in 1989 that flag burning is protected speech under the Constitution’s First Amendment.
Green Party candidate Jill Stein says she has raised over $3 million to force recounts of election results in three states where Donald Trump scored narrow wins. Diane Hodges reports. Continue reading