MashTalk: What is Uber’s future without Travis Kalanick?

June 25, 2017

… this week’s MashTalk, Pete is joined by a panel of Uber experts, including Farhad Manjoo from The New York Times, JP Mangalindan from Yahoo Finance, and Kerry Flynn from Mashable‘s business team to answer that very question. Also up for discussion: What kind of person should lead the company next? What about the internal petition to reinstate him? Will Kalanick’s downfall change Silicon Valley startup culture at all? And, if you’re an Uber user, what should your takeaway …


It’s Simple: Either Trump Or Comey Is Lying. Who Is More Credible?

June 9, 2017

Comey laid out his version of events before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday,detailing comments the president had made to him about the FBIs investigation into links between Russia and the Trump campaign and its probe of Trumps former national security adviser, Michael Flynn. Comeys account suggests that the president attempted to interfere with the bureaus investigations,pressed the then-FBI director to pledge Trump his loyalty and asked him to get out the word that the president …


Let’s Be Honest, Donald Trump Will Survive James Comey’s Testimony

June 8, 2017

… was already reported that the president pressured Comey to pledge loyalty, and that Comey felt uncomfortable being left alone with Trump, and that Trump encouraged him to end inquiries into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. The only thing missing is we havent heard Comey saying these things out loud, said Rory Cooper, a longtime GOP operative and vocal Trump critic. We will have video of it but that is already out. But the main reason Trump will survive is that Republicans, who …


James Comey Reportedly Will Testify He Never Told Trump He Wasn’t Under Investigation

June 7, 2017

… he fired him. according to The New York Times Trumps formerI hope you can let this go. Comey was also apparently so disturbed by Trumps requests about Flynn that afterward he reportedly asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to let him be alone with Trump. On Monday, the White House said Trump would not claim executive privilege to block Comey from testifying. On Tuesday, Trump simply said he wished Comey good luck. …


Putin: ‘We Don’t Care Who’s The Head Of The United States’

June 5, 2017

… Kelly. Trumps former national security adviser Michael Flynn was forced to resign after he mischaracterized a meeting he had with Kislyak. In recent months, several other administration officials, including Attorney General Jeff Sessions and adviser Jared Kushner, have also come under increased scrutiny over their dealings with Kislyak. Im being completely honest with you, Putin said. I dont know. The routine job of an ambassador do you think that from all over the world, or from the United …


Report: Russian Billionaire Linked To Manafort Seeks Immunity To Testify

May 27, 2017

… funnel millions of dollarsto two Washington lobbying firms from 2010 to 2014. The FBI also is reportedly investigating activities of Trumps ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, former campaign advisers Carter Page and Roger Stone, and top White House aide and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner. There was no indication that the FBI has sought to question Deripaska for its investigation, the Times reported. Related Coverage Report: Paul Manafort Advising Chinese Billionaire On …


Jared Kushner Reportedly Draws Interest Of FBI In Russia Investigation

May 26, 2017

… through hacking with the goal of getting Trump elected. Several officials involved with the Trump campaign, including former national security adviser Michael Flynn and campaign manager Paul Manafort, have also come under scrutiny for connections to Russia. Earlier in May, Trump fired FBI Director James Comey as his bureau investigated the Russian links. Following Comeys firing, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor in the …


Bush, Obama Lawyers Slam Trump’s Possible Meddling In FBI Russia Probe

May 18, 2017

… officials until Trump fired him last week. In February, a day after ousting Flynn,reportedly for misleading the vice president about previous contacts with the Russian ambassador, Trump asked Comey to go easy on Flynn, according to news reports citing a Comey memo on the meeting. I hope you can let this go,Trump told Comey, according to a bombshell report published Tuesday in The New York Times detailing the memo the former FBI director wrote after meeting Trump. That conversation may be …


Sen. Angus King Says We’re Getting Closer To Impeachment

May 18, 2017

… process? Blitzer asked King. But, if indeed the president tried to tell the director of the FBI, who worked for him, that he should drop an investigation whether it was Michael Flynn or some investigation that had nothing to do with Russia or politics or the election thats a very serious matter. King also called on the White House to disclose any evidence that may disprove the Times report. If the presidents Twitter feed is any indication, tapes may exist. Last week, he implied he …


Jason Chaffetz Says He’s ‘Ready’ To Subpoena James Comey Memo

May 17, 2017

Some Democrats have accused the president of obstructing justice by impeding the investigation into Flynn, who was fired earlier this year over his conversations with Russian officials prior to Trumps inauguration. Chaffetz, who announced last month he is not running for re-election, said he was drafting the subpoena in aninterview with NBC Newson Tuesday. I do have the ability to unilaterally issue a subpoena if need be hopefully, if this memo exists, they will turn it over voluntarily …