James Comey’s Book Hits No. 1 on Amazon After Trump’s Scathing Tweets, And It’s Not Even Published

President Donald Trump is truly making book sales great again. The commander in chief sent yet another one of his least favorite people soaring to the top of the best sellers lists overnight — all thanks to his incessant tweeting. Former FBI Director James Comey’s book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership, climbed from No. 15 on Amazon’s best sellers list Saturday to the No. 1 spot by Sunday afternoon. The book will detail Comey’s time in office, as well as his interactions with the president, ultimately culminating with his historic firing amid an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. All orders for the book are currently pre-sale, since it’s set for release on April 17. In other words, Comey is already a bestselling author, and his book hasn’t even been published yet.

Durbin: Hillary Clinton’s Comments About Trump Voters ‘Not Helpful At All’

Sen. Dick Durbin described former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent controversial comments about the 2016 election as “wrong” and “not helpful at all” in an interview with Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace. The Democratic Senate minority whip was responding to comments Clinton made a week earlier in India, where she said she won more economically advanced states while President Donald Trump won people over who liked his “backwards” message. The former Democratic candidate also claimed white women were pressured by the men in their life to vote for Trump — a statement that received backlash from analysts on Fox News and CNN alike. “No, it’s not helpful at all. In fact my friend Hillary Clinton is wrong,” Sen. Durbin said. “But we’re moving on to the next chapter of American history… It will be a different cast of characters completely.” Clinton has remained a central focus of national Continue reading "Durbin: Hillary Clinton’s Comments About Trump Voters ‘Not Helpful At All’"

Sen. Angus King: Andrew McCabe’s Firing Appears To Be ‘Mean-Spirited’ Act of ‘Vengeance’

Sen. Angus King said the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was “mean-spirited” and appeared to be at least in part an act of “vengeance,” during an interview on Sunday with CBS News’ Face the Nation. The Maine senator told host Margaret Brennan he was concerned with the timing of McCabe’s dismissal, which occurred just days before he would have been able to receive a full pension from his tenure with the federal agency. “It just seemed mean-spirited to come down on a guy within 48 hours of his scheduled retirement,” Sen. King said. “He had 21 years of exceptional service in the FBI, so it was clearly rushed, and I think there are questions about that and whether the administration was putting pressure on the Justice Department to take this action. The whole thing appears at least at this point — we’re going to find out more Continue reading "Sen. Angus King: Andrew McCabe’s Firing Appears To Be ‘Mean-Spirited’ Act of ‘Vengeance’"

Bob Corker Expects Trump to Pull Out of Iran Nuclear Deal in May

Sen. Bob Corker said he expects President Donald Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal in May, during an interview with CBS News’ Face the Nation. The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee told host Margaret Brennan he “doesn’t feel like it’s going to be extended,” barring some sort of agreement European officials may be able to create in the coming weeks and convince Trump to support. “Right now it doesn’t feel like it’s going to be extended. I think the president likely will move away from it unless our European counterparts really come together on a framework, and it doesn’t feel to me that they are,” the Republican senator said. “Now, as we get within two weeks of the May 12 date, that could change.” Corker, one of Trump’s loudest Republican critics in the Senate, discussed the potential impact such a move could have for Continue reading "Bob Corker Expects Trump to Pull Out of Iran Nuclear Deal in May"

Jeff Flake Calls on Republicans to Challenge Trump in 2020 Primary Elections

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake isn’t seeking re-election in 2018 — but says he or another “decent” Republican may just have a shot at the presidency in two years’ time. The senator joined CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper on Sunday morning, discussing the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and other controversies arising from President Donald Trump’s White House. Flake, an ardent anti-Trump lawmaker who’s fiercely opposed the president on some issues, said he hasn’t yet ruled out taking on Trump in the 2020 Republican primaries. “People want to remember the Republican Party as the decent party, and it is not right now … I don’t know who will step up in the end, I hope somebody does,” Flake said. “I’m not ruling it out but I certainly think the odds are long that I would do it.”

SNL Ridicules Betsy DeVos’ 60 Minutes Trainwreck: Behind the Scenes I Am ‘Much Worse’

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos — or, at least Kate McKinnon’s uncanny impersonation of her — was offered a shot at redemption on Saturday Night Live following her recently botched interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes. McKinnon played DeVos on the show’s latest episode, appearing on “Weekend Update” to clear up her stance on several issues. The SNL version of the education secretary addressed her views on charter and public schools, as well as arguably being one of the most hated cabinet appointees in the Trump administration. “I don’t like to think of things in terms of school,” the mock-DeVos said, echoing a statement the secretary made on 60 Minutes. “It should be up to the states. In Wyoming, for example, where there are many potential grizzlies, there should be a school for bears. In Louisiana, crocodile crossing guards. In North Carolina, stop being trans, and that’s what’s best for them! That’s Continue reading "SNL Ridicules Betsy DeVos’ 60 Minutes Trainwreck: Behind the Scenes I Am ‘Much Worse’"

Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Suspended By Facebook

Christopher Wylie, the 27-year-old whistleblower who recently revealed how the controversial firm Cambridge Analytica used harvested Facebook profiles for the 2016 presidential election, said he was suspended from the social media platform in a tweet on Saturday morning. The data scientist blasted the social media platform on Twitter, posting a screenshot of a message he received from Facebook, indicating his account had been removed from the site. “Suspended by @Facebook. For blowing the whistle. On something they have known for 2 years,” Wylie wrote. Wylie claimed to have helped set up Cambridge Analytica by creating algorithms based off of data from tens of millions of Facebook users in a stunning interview with The Guardian. That interview, which directly contradicted denials from the company Continue reading "Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower Suspended By Facebook"