“Our presidency has been debased. By a figure who has a seemingly bottomless appetite for destruction and division. And only a passing familiarity with how the Constitution works,” Flake said, according to prepared remarks obtained by CBS News ahead of the speech. “And our Article I branch of government, the Congress (that’s me), is utterly supine in the face of the moral vandalism that flows from the White House daily.”He called Congress “willing accomplices to this calamity” and at one point he even said, “We may have hit bottom.” Flake has made a few speeches on the Senate floor in the past Continue reading "Sen. Jeff Flake Goes Off on Trump Again: The Presidency Has ‘Been Debased’"
Rudy Giuliani, one of the president’s outside lawyers, said in an interview Tuesday that he is currently opposed to letting Mr. Trump field questions from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Noting the perils of talking to prosecutors, Mr. Giuliani said that were the president to testify he could “talk himself into becoming a target.”He added, “If they said, you have to do it now, the answer would have to be no.” Well, guess what. In an interview just one day later with The Washington Post, Giuliani has changed his mind:
“I guess I’d rather do the interview. It gets it over with it, it makes my client happy,” he said. “The safe course you hear every lawyer say is Continue reading "After Saying Trump Shouldn’t Do Mueller Interview, Giuliani Changes His Mind"
“I know you’ve been taking a hit on your comments about animals and MS-13, but I think you’re being kind. Animals kill for survival, MS-13 kills for sport.”Last week after media coverage of the President’s initial remark, he responded in a tweet: Continue reading "ICE Director Tells Trump Calling MS-13 ‘Animals’ Is Kind: ‘Animals Kill for Survival, MS-13 Kills for Sport’"
“Oh, you’re not allowed today,” a uniformed security guard told a CNN reporter when the journalist presented his credentials. “They ain’t doing the CNN stuff. What’s this, the press?”Politico editor Carrie Budoff Brown responded to the decision by saying they “would much rather be writing about the agency’s efforts to address this health problem than about reporters being excluded.” An EPA spokesperson provided this statement today:
“The National Leadership Summit on PFAS scheduled is not a federal advisory committee event. The purpose of this event is for EPA’s state, tribal, Continue reading "Reporters Barred from Covering EPA Summit Again, After Alleged Shoving Incident on Tuesday"
https://t.co/w6A2mtgcsB pic.twitter.com/com3FfOqgZ — CSPAN (@cspan) May 23, 2018During his congressional testimony today, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he doesn’t agree with the notion of a “deep state.” Congressman Ted Lieu (D- CA) brought up President Trump‘s tweet railing against the “criminal deep state” from this morning:
Trump has tweeted a few times about the Continue reading "Pompeo: ‘I Don’t Believe There’s a Deep State at the State Department’"
Look how things have turned around on the Criminal Deep State. They go after Phony Collusion with Russia, a made up Scam, and end up getting caught in a major SPY scandal the likes of which this country may never have seen before! What goes around, comes around! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 23, 2018
After the President’s remarks ended this afternoon, CNN’s John King brought on Jeff Zeleny and rather pointedly rebutted Trump’s claim: “No, we’re not.” Zeleny said of course not, but noted what Trump’s “we” actually refers to:
SPYGATE could be one of the biggest political scandals in history!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 23, 2018
“When the President says ‘a lot of people are saying,’ he’s true in Continue reading "CNN’s Zeleny: When Trump Says ‘We Now Call It Spygate,’ He Means His Advisers and Fox Newsers"
The payment was arranged by intermediaries acting for Ukraine’s leader, Petro Poroshenko, the sources said, though Cohen was not registered as a representative of Ukraine as required by US law… Shortly after the Ukrainian president returned home, his country’s anti-corruption agency stopped its investigation into Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort.An anonymous senior Ukrainian intel officer said President Poroshenko “decided to establish a back channel to Trump” and a former aide of his got a Ukrainian MP to help out and they eventually found Cohen. Trump had met with Poroshenko last June and the report says there’s “no suggestion” he was aware of this payment. However, they Continue reading "Michael Cohen Reportedly Received Secret $400k Payment to Fix Talks Between Ukraine President and Trump"