Trump says ex-lawyer’s tape over ‘model payment’ may be illegal
US President Donald Trump has reacted to reports that his former lawyer secretly taped him discussing payments to a former Playboy model two months before the 2016 election, amid questions about whether the then-Republican candidate tried to quash damaging stories before the vote. The recording was discovered when the New York offices of lawyer Michael Cohen…
Republicans Have an Alger Hiss Problem Named Mariia
Alleged Russian spy Mariia Butina was arrested just a few days short of the 70th anniversary of the last major accusation of Russian infiltration in America’s political system: when on Aug. 3, 1948, Time editor and ex-communist Whittaker Chambers publicly accused former high-ranking State Department official Alger Hiss of being a Soviet agent. Rattled Democrats,…
Trump Denies Wrongdoing, Says Michael Cohen’s Tape ‘Perhaps Illegal’
WASHINGTON, July 21 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday denied any wrongdoing a day after reports that his onetime attorney Michael Cohen had recorded them both discussing buying the rights to a story by a woman who said she had an affair with Trump. The president said in a tweet it was “perhaps…
Khamenei backs threat to stop Gulf exports if oil sales halted
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has supported a suggestion by President Hassan Rouhani who hinted earlier this month that Tehran may block regional oil exports if its own sales are stopped following the US' withdrawal from a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Rouhani's apparent warning on July 3 that Iran may disrupt oil shipments from neighbouring…
Tiger Woods Roars into Contention After Shooting 66 at 2018 British Open
Andrew Redington/Getty Images Tiger Woods moved into contention at the 2018 British Open by shooting a brilliant round of 66 on Saturday to move to five-under par at Carnoustie Golf Links in Angus, Scotland. The three-time champion reached the ninth hole at two-under par and proceeded to card three birdies in a row to ignite…