[《The pornographic actor Stormy Daniels has filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump, claiming that his longtime personal lawyer took “considerable steps” ... “in the last week” to silence her as she prepared to tell her story of an “intimate relationship” with Trump in 2006 and 2007. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles by Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, alleges that Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen last week tried “to silence Ms Clifford through the use of an improper and procedurally defective arbitration proceeding hidden from public view”.》
(Excerpted from sl. no. I. below.) II. <<Former President George W. Bush is reportedly pleased by at least one element of the Donald Trump presidency: It’s making him look better. While Bush doesn’t often address Trump or his policies directly, he does have a zinger he likes to deliver when the issue comes up. Tom DeFrank, a contributing editor for The National Journal, reported: “Without chiming in with the Trump critics, Bush is often heard to remark, unable to stifle his trademark smirk: ‘Sorta makes me look pretty good, doesn’t it?’” >> (Excerpted from sl. no. II. below.) III. <<President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, resigned on Tuesday, a move that came after he lost a fight over Trump’s plans for hefty steel and aluminum import tariffs.>> (Excerpted from sl. no. III. below.)] I/III. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/06/stormy-daniels-sues-donald-trump Donald Trump Stormy Daniels sues Donald Trump, alleging his lawyer sought to silence her Pornographic actor says Michael Cohen tried to prevent her from discussing ‘intimate relationship’ with Trump Tom McCarthy @TeeMcSee Wed 7 Mar 2018 07.52 GMT First published on Wed 7 Mar 2018 02.55 GMT stormy daniels Stephanie Clifford’s lawsuit marks the first time she has publicly claimed to have had an ‘intimate relationship’ with the future president. Photograph: Matt Sayles/AP The pornographic actor Stormy Daniels has filed a lawsuit against Donald Trump, claiming that his longtime personal lawyer took “considerable steps” ... “in the last week” to silence her as she prepared to tell her story of an “intimate relationship” with Trump in 2006 and 2007. The lawsuit, filed in Los Angeles by Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, alleges that Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen last week tried “to silence Ms Clifford through the use of an improper and procedurally defective arbitration proceeding hidden from public view”. The lawsuit represented the first time that Clifford has publicly claimed she had an “intimate relationship” with Trump following the revelation last October that Cohen had wired her $130,000 before the 2016 presidential election. The lawsuit seeks a court order that would void an alleged non-disclosure agreement between Trump and Clifford. The suit claims Trump never signed the agreement “so he could later, if need be, publicly disavow any knowledge of the hush agreement and Ms Clifford”. Cohen said last month that he had made the payment to Clifford, who was in talks to go on network news before the 2016 presidential election to tell her story. 1:13 Stormy Daniels on Jimmy Kimmel: porn actor casts doubt on denial of Trump affair – video In her filing Tuesday, Clifford says she “began an intimate relationship with Mr Trump in 2006 in Lake Tahoe and continued her relationship with Mr Trump well into the year 2007”. The White House has previously declined comment on the matter, calling it settled. A former Playboy model told the New Yorker last month that she regretted signing away rights to her story of a nine-month relationship with Trump for $150,000 in August 2016. The payment to Clifford was reported before the election, but it was not until January 2018 that a celebrity magazine released the transcript of a previously unpublished 2011 interview in which Clifford described an encounter with Trump. “I can describe his junk perfectly,” she said of the future president. In the interview she described meeting Trump at a celebrity golf tournament in California in 2006, a year after he married Melania Trump. Clifford said Trump had promised to put her on his TV show Celebrity Apprentice and that he was riveted by Shark Week. Following Cohen’s disclosure of the payment, a manager for Clifford said she planned to tell her story decisively, suggesting that Cohen’s disclosure had voided the alleged non-disclosure agreement. II/III. https://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/george-w-bush-donald-trump-makes-me-look-good_us_5a9e124ae4b0479c025656fa 06/03/2018 12:27 PM IST | Updated 15 hours ago George W. Bush Reportedly Sounds Off On Trump: 'Sorta Makes Me Look Pretty Good' Former president zings Trump in candid comments. By Ed Mazza Former President George W. Bush is reportedly pleased by at least one element of the Donald Trump presidency: It’s making him look better. While Bush doesn’t often address Trump or his policies directly, he does have a zinger he likes to deliver when the issue comes up. Tom DeFrank, a contributing editor for The National Journal, reported: “Without chiming in with the Trump critics, Bush is often heard to remark, unable to stifle his trademark smirk: ‘Sorta makes me look pretty good, doesn’t it?’” The relationship between Trump and the Bush family hasn’t been a warm one. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was widely considered the frontrunner for the 2016 GOP nomination until he was steamrolled by Trump, who famously dismissed him as “low energy.” Neither Jeb nor George ― nor their father, former President George H.W. Bush ― attended the 2016 Republican National Convention, in which Trump was nominated. None of the three Bushes voted for Trump either. Over the weekend, Trump reportedly called George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq in 2003 “the single worst decision ever made.” However, last week he also endorsed George P. Bush ― one of Jeb’s three children ― for re-election as Texas land commissioner. (h/t Raw Story) CORRECTION: A previous version of this story indicated Trump called George P. Bush “Trump’s Man in Texas.” In fact, he used that phrase to refer to another Texas politician. The Bush Family Tree Ed Mazza Overnight Editor, HuffPost III. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-staffing-factbox/factbox-cohn-resignation-is-latest-trump-administration-departure-idUSKCN1GJ07O MARCH 7, 2018 / 7:34 AM / UPDATED 15 HOURS AGO Factbox: Cohn resignation is latest Trump administration departure Reuters Staff 5 MIN READ WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, resigned on Tuesday, a move that came after he lost a fight over Trump’s plans for hefty steel and aluminum import tariffs. White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn and U.S. national security adviser H.R. McMaster join White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 23, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst The following is a partial list of officials who have been fired or have left the administration since Trump took office on Jan. 20, 2017, as well as people who were nominated by him for a position but did not take the job: 2018 Hope Hicks - the White House communications director, one of Trump’s longest-serving and most trusted aides, resigned on Feb. 28. She was the fourth person to hold the post since Trump became president. Rob Porter - the White House staff secretary, a senior adviser in charge of much of the documentation that went to Donald Trump for his signature, resigned in early February following accusations of domestic abuse from two former wives. 2017 Richard Cordray - the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s first director resigned in November. Trump designated White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney as acting director, but Cordray named a deputy director as his replacement, triggering a political and legal battle. Four days later, a federal court ruled in Trump’s favor. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price resigned under pressure from Trump on Sept. 29 in an uproar over Price’s use of costly private charter planes for government business. Stephen Bannon - Trump’s chief strategist, who had been a driving force behind the president’s anti-globalization and pro-nationalist agenda that helped propel him to election victory, was fired by Trump in mid-August. He had repeatedly clashed with more moderate factions in the White House. Reince Priebus - the former chairman of the Republican National Committee was replaced by John Kelly as Trump’s chief of staff in July. A confidant of the president said Trump had lost confidence in Priebus after major legislative items failed to be approved by Congress. Anthony Scaramucci - the White House communications director was fired by Trump in July after just 10 days on the job after profanity-laced comments to The New Yorker magazine were published. Walter Shaub - the head of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics, who clashed with Trump and his administration, stepped down in July before his five-year term was to end. Michael Short - senior White House assistant press secretary, resigned in July. Sean Spicer - resigned as White House press secretary in July, ending a turbulent tenure after Trump named Scaramucci as White House communications director. James Comey - the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who was leading a probe into possible collusion between the Trump 2016 presidential campaign and Russia to influence the election outcome, was fired by Trump in May. James Donovan - a Goldman Sachs Group Inc banker who was nominated by Trump as deputy Treasury secretary, withdrew his name in May. Michael Dubke - founder of Crossroads Media, resigned as White House communications director in May. Mark Green - Trump’s nominee for Army secretary withdrew his name from consideration in May. Todd Ricketts - a co-owner of the Chicago Cubs baseball team and Trump’s choice for deputy secretary of commerce, withdrew from consideration in April. Katie Walsh - deputy White House chief of staff, was transferred to the outside pro-Trump group America First Policies in March, according to Politico. Philip Bilden - a private equity executive and former military intelligence officer picked by Trump for secretary of the Navy, withdrew from consideration in February because of government conflict-of-interest rules. Michael Flynn - resigned in February as Trump’s national security adviser after disclosures that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump took office and had misled Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations. Related Video Gerrit Lansing - White House chief digital officer, stepped down in February after failing to pass an FBI background check, according to Politico. Robin Townley - an aide to Flynn, was rejected in February after he was denied security clearance to serve on the U.S. National Security Council, according to Politico. Vincent Viola - an Army veteran and a former chairman of the New York Mercantile Exchange, nominated by Trump to be secretary of the Army, withdrew his name from consideration in February. Caroline Wiles - Trump’s director of scheduling, resigned in February after failing a background check, according to Politico. Sally Yates - acting U.S. attorney general, was fired by Trump in January after she ordered Justice Department lawyers not to enforce Trump’s immigration ban. Reporting by Washington Newsroom; Editing by Peter Cooney -- Peace Is Doable -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Green Youth Movement" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to greenyouth+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. 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