Government responds in travel ban litigation – SCOTUSblog

Hawaii contended that the June 14 memorandum demonstrated that the travel ban is no longer necessary. The provisions of the president’s March 6 executive order requiring the government to review its procedures for vetting visa and refugee applications – the justification for the ban – will go into effect at the end of this week, but the visa and refugee programs themselves remain on hold until the lower courts’ orders are lifted. – See more at:

Trump administration asks justices to weigh in on travel ban (UPDATED Friday 7:45 p.m.) – SCOTUSblog

asked the Supreme Court to step into the legal dispute over the constitutionality of the executive order that the president signed on March 6. The government also asked the court to put on hold two lower-court rulings blocking the implementation of the executive order, telling the justices that those rulings undermine “the President’s

Trump Returns to Crisis Over Kushner as White House Tries to Contain It

Trump Returns to Crisis Over Kushner as White House Tries to Contain It

Mr. McGahn, who has been increasingly uneasy in his role since Mr. Trump ignored his advice to delay Mr. Comey’s dismissal, said he was not the person to write such a statement

Portland hotelier concealed $1 million donation to Trump inauguration |

Sondland is founder and chief executive of Provenance Hotels, which owns or manages several successful Portland hotels, including the Westin Portland, Hotel Lucia, Hotel deLuxe, The Benson, Sentinel and The Heathman Hotel.

A Provenance Hotels spokeswoman did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

Other Oregonians and Oregon-based companies also donated to Trump’s inauguration. 

Chipmaker Intel gave $500,000, while Robert Freres of logging company Freres Lumber gave $25,000, Pacific Crest Securities chief executive George Glass gave $22,500 and Bill Furman of railcar builder Greenbrier gave $10,000.