With rumors that President Donald Trump is looking to fire Robert Mueller circulating around Washington once again, White House lawyer Ty Cobb released a statement assuring the media that the Special Counsel is not on the hot seat. The controversy over Mueller’s employment status was relitigated after Trump attacked the probe into Russian election tampering on Twitter, tweeting this morning, “Why does the Mueller team have 13 hardened Democrats, some big Crooked Hillary supporters, and Zero Republicans? Another Dem recently added…does anyone think this is fair? And yet, there is NO COLLUSION!” The post was met with immediate backlash, as many in the media saw it as a sign that Mueller’s days are numbered. However, Cobb stepped forward to assure Americans that Trump is not looking to disrupt the special counsel, despite his constant expression of disapproval toward Mueller. “In response to media speculation and related questions being Continue reading "Ty Cobb Denies Mueller Removal Rumors: Trump is ‘Not Considering or Discussing the Firing’"
With Russian and British relations on rocky terms due to the recent chemical attack on a former spy in the UK, the Ruskie embassy in London is back to their trolling ways, as they mocked those accusing them of being involved in the incident in a tweet today. While the Russian embassy in UK has previously posted a Pepe the Frog meme and dropped a Tom Clancy reference to make fun of those accusing the country of election tampering, they took the mockery up a notch by tweeting a photo of author Agatha Christie’s detective character Poirot, who is the focus of a long-running British mystery TV show, along with the claim that there is no “evidence” of Russians being involved in the attack. “In absence of evidence, we definitely need Poirot in Salisbury!” The official account tweeted along with the photo of the television character.
Former Hillary Clinton adviser Philippe Reines urged fellow Democrats to appear on Fox News more often, as he argued the “highest rated” network is a battlefield that the left should not leave “uncontested.” Reines, who made the comments on Fox News’ Media Buzz today, defended his old boss Clinton, but suggested Democrats try something new in 2020 — even if it means going out of their comfort zone. “I mean, Fox is the highest rated, most profitable network,” argued Reines. “I don’t see the point in just letting this battlefield go uncontested… I’m not criticizing [Clinton’s] campaign. I have been with her and been in politics for long enough to know this is a Democratic-wide problem.” He continued, “It’s difficult coming on Fox, but it’s important. If I’m not sitting here, I don’t know who would be. And they would not be giving as strong a defense of a Continue reading "Ex-Hillary Adviser Philippe Reines Urges Dems to Appear on Fox News: Go to the ‘Battlefield’"
During an appearance on MSNBC this morning, Republican strategist Evan Siegfried likened the employment security of staffers working for the Trump administration to the physical security of canines flying on America’s most-hated, dog-killing airline. With their reputation for dragging customers already known, United Airlines has come under fire again after a flight attendant inadvertently killed a dog by forcing the pet into an unsafe, above-head compartment. Given the recent ousting of Rex Tillerson and the untimely departure of other top officials, Siegfried used the tragic dog incident to show how risky it is to work in Donald Trump’s White House. Siegfried said the following while speaking to anchor Stephanie Ruhle:
“It goes to the whole point of how he can’t staff up the White House with these competent Republican operatives and people who understand how the levers of power work. Potential staffers relish the opportunity to work in the Continue reading "GOP Strategist Compares Staffers Working For Trump to Dogs Flying United: ‘It’s Toxic’"
With reports circulating that Jeff Sessions is considering firing Andrew McCabe, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders further pushed the idea by calling the former FBI deputy director a “bad actor” whose fate will be left to the attorney general. “That is a determination that we would leave to Attorney General Sessions,” said Sanders while speaking from the podium at today’s White House presser. “But we do think it is well documented that he has had some very troubling behavior and by most accounts a bad actor.” Sessions is reportedly currently reviewing McCabe’s employment status, despite the official already scheduled to retire on Sunday. This news come after Trump has repeatedly attacked McCabe in private and public. The center of Continue reading "Sarah Sanders Hits Ex-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe: He’s ‘A Bad Actor’"
Sanders denounces former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe using stronger language than she used about Putin poisoning people pic.twitter.com/VwLKIY6UCQ— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 15, 2018
Shepard Smith, the Fox News anchor who just signed on to a multiyear contract with the network, spoke out about the distinction between his coverage and Fox News’s “opinion programming” by saying some of it exists “strictly to be entertaining.” Smith made the comments during an in-depth profile with Time, as he discussed everything from angry emails from the typical, right-wing Fox News viewer, to his decision to stay at the network despite frustrations because he worries “what would go in [his show’s] place.” The anchor told Time‘s Daniel D’Addario the following about the Fox News’ opinion powerhouses, after being asked about Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Tucker Carlson:
“I get it, that some of our opinion programming is there strictly to be entertaining. I get that. I don’t work there. I wouldn’t work there. I don’t want to sit around Continue reading "Shepard Smith on Fox News ‘Opinion Programming’: Shows Exist ‘Strictly to Be Entertaining’"
Infamous conservative pundit Tomi Lahren has added to her list of “haters,” as the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) called out the Fox News contributor after she admitted to kicking her dog “five times.” In what Lahren claims was a “joke,” the right-wing heroine posted a story on her Instagram account lecturing her dog Kota about bothering her during TV hits. “Why don’t you tell the world what you were doing during my entire ‘Fox & Friends’ hit?” Lahren said. “Oh I know, chewing on her damn bone as loud as she possibly could. So I had to kick her about five times during the show.” In response to the post, PETA official Stephanie Bell issued a statement condemning Lahren’s actions: “Only a heartless person would kick a dog just for doing what dogs normally do — and a reasonable person would simply have moved Continue reading "PETA Condemns Tomi Lahren For Kicking Her Dog During Fox News Hit"