Trump, Putin shake hands, chat multiple times at Asia-Pacific summit

Trump, Putin shake hands, chat multiple times at Asia-Pacific summit
Da Nang, Vietnam (CNN)President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will not hold a formal meeting at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit here in Vietnam, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders has told reporters. But the two world leaders did informally speak a couple times during the two-day meeting.The chat, while brief, looked friendly, with both leaders speaking with their hands.One cause for concern on the American side is how Trump and Putin's first meeting on the sidelines

Mueller investigation has ‘nothing to do with the President,’ White House says

Mueller investigation has ‘nothing to do with the President,’ White House says
Washington (CNN)The White House is seeking to distance President Donald Trump from the indictments of two former campaign officials, claiming that the charges have nothing to do with Trump's campaign or his presidency.White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Monday's actions from the special counsel have "nothing to do with the President, nothing to do with the President's campaign or campaign activity" and proves there is "no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion."Asked how the mood is inside the West Wing,

North Korean official: Take hydrogen bomb threat ‘literally’

North Korean official: Take hydrogen bomb threat ‘literally’
Pyongyang (CNN)A senior North Korean official has issued a stern warning to the world that it should take "literally" his country's threat to test a nuclear weapon above ground. North Korea carried out the strongest of its six-ever nuclear tests in early September, claiming to have used a hydrogen bomb. The UN responded to the test by imposing fresh sanctions on the rogue state. North Korea's continued threats have put its neighbors in the Pacific on high alert. In

Mueller probe may ground Trump’s unconventional success

Mueller probe may ground Trump’s unconventional success
Washington (CNN)Donald Trump can't tweet his way out of this one.Like clockwork, Trump sought Tuesday morning to discredit the probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and his campaign's potential role in it.Mueller's command of the Washington game and mechanics of the law, on show in his first salvo against the Trump team, also represent a test for Trump's instinctive mastery of disruption and diversion."This was an impressive strategy that played out," Frank Figliuzzi, former assistant director of

Trump Threatens NBC License, Blasts Disgusting Free Press

Trump Threatens NBC License, Blasts Disgusting Free Press
President Comcast Corp.“With all of the Fake News coming out of NBC and the Networks, at what point is it appropriate to challenge their License? Bad for country!” he wrote in a tweet.The president doubled-down on the threat Wednesday night, saying on Twitter that “Network news has become so partisan, distorted and fake that licenses must be challenged and, if appropriate, revoked. Not fair to public!”Comcast shares slid slightly lower after Trump’s tweet, down 0.7 percent to $37.41 at

Jared Kushner’s team turned over documents to special counsel in Russia investigation

Jared Kushner’s team turned over documents to special counsel in Russia investigation
(CNN)Jared Kushner has turned over documents in recent weeks to special counsel Robert Mueller as investigators have begun asking in witness interviews about Kushner's role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey, CNN has learned.Kushner voluntarily turned over documents he had from the campaign and the transition, and these related to any contacts with Russia, according to a source familiar with the matter. The documents are similar to the ones Kushner gave to congressional investigators.Two separate sources told

Steve Bannon had to explain the 25th Amendment to Trump and the threat it poses to him

Steve Bannon had to explain the 25th Amendment to Trump and the threat it poses to him
Guys, there are really SO MANY AMENDMENTS, how can just one man keep track of all of them?Image: AP/REX/ShutterstockAt this point, nine months into the Donald Trump presidency, we shouldn't really be surprised by anything that happens. And, yet, stories like Trump being completely unaware of the 25th Amendment still manage to instill us with shock and awe. This latest revelation about Donald Trump comes from Gabriel Sherman's latest dispatch for Vanity Fair in which it sounds like every

Trump keeps up attack on ‘wacky’ congresswoman over Gold Star call

Trump keeps up attack on ‘wacky’ congresswoman over Gold Star call
(CNN)President Donald Trump on Saturday continued lashing out at the Democratic congresswoman who offered a critical account of his conversation with the widow of a fallen US soldier, calling the congresswoman "wacky."He continued using the nickname in another tweet Sunday."Wacky Congresswoman Wilson is the gift that keeps on giving for the Republican Party, a disaster for Dems," Trump wrote. "You watch her in action & vote R!"The controversy over Trump's call with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson,

At least 26 people killed in shooting at Texas church

At least 26 people killed in shooting at Texas church
(CNN)At least 26 people were killed in Sunday's church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott said at a press conference. Among the dead is the 14-year-old daughter of the First Baptist Church's pastor, Frank Pomeroy, according to his wife, Sherri Pomeroy, the girl's mother. The couple were traveling out of state when the shooting occurred.After a brief chase, law enforcement later found the suspect dead of a gunshot wound inside his vehicle. A law enforcement official briefed

This week in black women: Luvvie, 6th-grade superstars, The Lion Queen, and more.

This week in black women: Luvvie, 6th-grade superstars, The Lion Queen, and more.
Indictments fell like leaves. Baseball finally ended. And black women had another week of being intelligent, talented, innovative, and fearless. This is the second edition of "This week in black women," a weekly column dedicated to signal-boosting the black women who make the world spin. This week, we shoutout a Hollywood hotshot, a writer making big moves, children inspiring millions from their classroom, and a judge doing work. Celebrate them! Follow them! Support them! Let's go! "Go off, sis":

Fox New story about pro-Trump Navy SEAL was fake

Fox New story about pro-Trump Navy SEAL was fake
The story, which ran on Oct. 8, highlighted John Garofalo–who created a large glass presidential seal he hoped to give to President Donald Trump. In the segment, Fox News describes him as a “highly decorated Navy SEAL,” who served in Vietnam and wanted to gift Trump because he “woke something up” in him. While the seal he created exists, Garofalo’s claims about his military experience were bogus. websiteDuring the segment, Fox News paints Garofalo as a “patriot” who had

Donald Trump just hit a new low in the La David Johnson fiasco

Donald Trump just hit a new low in the La David Johnson fiasco
(CNN)Calling the widow of an American soldier killed in action is, emotionally speaking, absolutely gut-wrenching. Knowing that nothing you will say can bring true comfort. Knowing a life -- and likely many lives -- have been altered forever. Facing down pure loss and pure grief.To which Trump almost immediately replied via Twitter: "I had a very respectful conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, and spoke his name from beginning, without hesitation!" It's staggering to consider what

Muellers Collusion Pursuit Nets Ex-Trump Aides Guilty Plea

Muellers Collusion Pursuit Nets Ex-Trump Aides Guilty Plea
U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, tasked with pursuing collusion between Read More: Follow the Trump Administration’s Every Move Even more than the indictments of Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, the case -- showing how Russians attempted to influence key Trump aides -- lays out a blueprint for Mueller’s work as his prosecutors circle other campaign officials.The case against Papadopoulos details repeated contact between Trump’s campaign team and agents working on behalf of Russian interests during the 2016 election campaign. Emails and

Kathy Griffin Calls Out Andy Cohen, Harvey Levin And Other Media Moguls In Tell-All Video! Watch!!

Kathy Griffin Calls Out Andy Cohen, Harvey Levin And Other Media Moguls In Tell-All Video! Watch!!
WHOA!!! The Life On The D List alum sat in front of the camera for more than 17 minutes to tell the story of how TMZ's Levin, Bravo's Cohen and others are connected and tied in directly to the Donald Trump administration in the White House. She also publicly shamed CNN's Jeff Zucker over her lost New Year's Eve show gig alongside Anderson Cooper, and a few other major issues that have gone on in her career, as well.

Ex-Trump campaign adviser pleads guilty to making false statement

Ex-Trump campaign adviser pleads guilty to making false statement
Washington (CNN)A former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser has pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the FBI after he lied about his interactions with foreign officials close to the Russian government -- the campaign's clearest connection so far to Russia's efforts to meddle in the 2016 election. In addition, former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former Trump campaign official Rick Gates surrendered Monday to Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller. A former Trump campaign official said

Under Trump, Made in America Is Losing Out to Russian Steel

Under Trump, Made in America Is Losing Out to Russian Steel
Four days after his inauguration, Donald Trump signed a handful of executive memos to advance the Keystone XL pipeline and revive the U.S. steel industry. He invited builder TransCanada Corp. to reapply for a permit denied by Barack Obama and ordered up fast-track rules forcing not only Keystone but also all new U.S. pipelines to be made from American steel. “From now on, we’re going to be making pipeline in the United States,” he said.Made-in-America Keystone was a stunt.