Kamala Harris Calls For DHS Sec Nielsen to Step Down Amid Migrant Policy Furor: ‘She Must Resign’

Amid the widespread outcry over the Trump administration’s policy of separating migrant families at the U.S. border, and Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen‘s head-scratching denial and subsequent defense of that policy, a prominent Senator thought by many to be a leading 2020 Democratic Presidential contender is calling on the Director to step down. In a statement on Monday, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) blasted Nielsen for what she deems to be a lack of transparency and accountability from the department at large. “The government should be in the business of keeping families together, not tearing them apart,” Harris said. “And the government should have a commitment to transparency and accountability. Under her tenure, the Department of Homeland Security has a track record of neither. As a result, she must resign.” In addition to the outcry over the border policy, Harris also cited Homeland Security’s response to Hurricane Maria Continue reading "Kamala Harris Calls For DHS Sec Nielsen to Step Down Amid Migrant Policy Furor: ‘She Must Resign’"

Stuart Varney: The Media ‘Will Never, Ever’ Report Positive News About Trump’s Economy

With President Donald Trump and several members of his administration (notably Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Director of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen) facing heavy criticism from both sides of the aisle over the administration’s policy of separating migrant children from their families at the border, Fox & Friends was in full spin mode on Monday. As part of the cheerleading session, Stuart Varney dropped by the Fox News morning show to lament the idea that — gosh darn it — the media just won’t give Trump his due praise for the state of the economy. “The media hates President Trump,” Varney said. “And will never, ever mention anything truly positive about the U.S. economy.” Varney added, “A surge in consumer spending. A job for everyone who wants one. Confidence in the future at historic highs. Unemployment at a generational low, and we’ve just about achieved four percent Continue reading "Stuart Varney: The Media ‘Will Never, Ever’ Report Positive News About Trump’s Economy"

GOP Strategist Evan Siegfried Buries Nielsen, Scaramucci on Migrant Policy: ‘Devoid’ of Morality

Sunday night, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen tweeted that the Donald Trump administration policy of separating migrant families at the border does not exist. “We do not have a policy of separating families at the border,” Nielsen said. “Period.” “She’s either a liar or suffering from severe…memory loss,” said Republican strategist Evan Siegfried in a fiery monologue on MSNBC Monday. “We talk about how President Trump wants to make American strong and great again. Our greatness and our strength comes from our morality and our compassion. And this administration is absolutely devoid of it. It is absolutely infuriating!” Siegfried did not give a pass to Anthony Scaramucci — who, Monday on CNN, slammed the Trump policy for its bad “optics” and said he believes the president will eventually stop it. “Anthony Scaramucci this morning was saying, ‘Well, the president will probably reverse because it’s just bad Continue reading "GOP Strategist Evan Siegfried Buries Nielsen, Scaramucci on Migrant Policy: ‘Devoid’ of Morality"

Trump Says Washington Post Staffers Should Go on a ‘Really Long Strike’ in Their Battle With Jeff Bezos: ‘Great Idea’

On Thursday, roughly 400 Washington Post employees signed their names to an open letter addressed to the paper’s owner — Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. In the letter, the employees asked Bezos for increases in pay and benefits. “Please show the world that you not only can lead the way in creating wealth, but that you also know how to share it with the people who helped you create it,” the employees wrote. Those employees now have a very unlikely ally — President Donald Trump. In a Sunday morning Tweet, the president called for the Post‘s employees to go on a “really long strike” in their fight for increased pay. “Washington Post employees want to go on strike because Bezos isn’t paying them enough,” Trump wrote. “I think a really long strike would be a great idea. Employees would get more money and we would get rid of Fake Continue reading "Trump Says Washington Post Staffers Should Go on a ‘Really Long Strike’ in Their Battle With Jeff Bezos: ‘Great Idea’"

Judge Denies Michael Cohen’s Request For Gag Order on Michael Avenatti

If you’re a fan of Michael Avenatti‘s umpteen-zillion cable news appearances per day, you’re in luck. A Federal judge in California has denied a request filed by Michael Cohen — President Donald Trump‘s lawyer — for a gag order to be placed on Avenatti, the attorney for Stormy Daniels. Avenatti, naturally, took a victory lap on Twitter. “Here is the Order the Court just issued denying Mr. Cohen emergency relief as it relates to trying to gag me,” the lawyer wrote — tweeting a screencap of the ruling. “The Court found he and Mr. Blakely failed to show any need for immediate relief. #Basta”

Trump Tears Into IG Report During Wild Fox & Friends Cameo: ‘A Horror Show’

During his Friday morning cameo on Fox & Friends, President Donald Trump absolutely tore into the Inspector General’s report on the FBI’s investigations into the 2016 election — following up on his Friday morning Tweetstorm. “The IG report was a horror show,” Trump told Steve Doocy. “I thought that one sentence of conclusion was ridiculous.” Earlier in the segment, the President said this — summing up his thoughts on the report:
The end result was wrong. I mean, there was total bias. When you look at Peter Strzok and what he said about me. When you look at [James] Comey, all his moves. It was interesting, it was apretty good report. And then I say that the IG blew it at the very end with that statement. Because when you read the report, it was almost like Comey. He goes point, after point anbout how guilty Continue reading "Trump Tears Into IG Report During Wild Fox & Friends Cameo: ‘A Horror Show’"

OH BOY: Trump Botching a Salute to North Korean Military Officer Surfaces on Twitter and It’s Painful

North Korean state media has put out a propaganda video following Monday’s summit in Singapore (obtained by the BBC). And in it, President Donald Trump is seen, in an extremely awkward moment, initially extending his hand to a North Korean general, and then — after that general salutes him — returning the favor. This, said Rear Admiral John Kirby (Ret.), was a stunning breach of protocol. “He should have just nodded his head when the general saluted him, and reached out his hand and did a handshake,” Kirby said Thursday on CNN. “That’s the appropriate thing. Look, he’s the Commander-in-Chief. He doesn’t even salute his own generals. They salute him. That’s the way it works. And you don’t certainly
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