Adam Schiff on Russia/Trump Collusion: ‘There is Evidence That is Not Circumstantial’

After his press conference this afternoon slamming House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes for publicly revealing findings of “incidentally collected” Trump transition communications and briefing President Donald Trump on them before him, committee ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) spoke to MSNBC’s Chuck Todd and dropped his own bombshell. Referencing a Meet the Press interview from Sunday, Todd pressed Schiff on the investigation into potential collusion between Trump’s campaign and the Russian government being a “circumstantial case.” “Actually, no, Chuck,” the California lawmaker stated. “I can tell you that the case is more than that. And I can’t go into the particulars, but there is more than circumstantial evidence now.” “You have seen direct evidence of collusion?” Continue reading "Adam Schiff on Russia/Trump Collusion: ‘There is Evidence That is Not Circumstantial’"

Inspiring Confidence Does Not Seem To Be Rex Tillerson’s Strong Suit

As you may know, the Independent Journal Review’s Erin McPike recently scored the first big one-on-one interview with President Donald Trump’s secretary of state, former award-winning Exxon-Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson, and has fashioned a first-of-its-kind profile of America’s new chief diplomat. You can just imagine the sort of opportunity this presented Tillerson. Here he is, following in the footsteps of Daniel Webster, Henry Kissinger, Dean Acheson and others, with his first big chance to lay out his vision, goals and priorities, and cement a Tillerson Doctrine.
So what’s his Big Idea? Per Tillerson: “I didn’t want this job. I didn’t seek this job... My wife told me I’m supposed to do this.”
Well, that sure is stirring, no doubt music to the ears of State Department lifers. “When [Trump] asked Continue reading "Inspiring Confidence Does Not Seem To Be Rex Tillerson’s Strong Suit"

Scarborough: GOP Should Remove Nunes as Intel Chair to ‘Do What Is Best for This Country’

Joe Scarborough MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough tweeted this afternoon that Republicans should “remove” Devin Nunes from his position as House Intelligence Committee chairman. Nunes today said there was “incidental collection” of Trump team communications, and he went to the White House to brief President Trump on this information––actions that led to strong condemnation from top committee Democrat Adam Schiff. Amid the other criticism Nunes has received today, Scarborough said this: [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Prime Minster Theresa May Speaks on London Attack: ‘Voices of Hate and Evil’ Will Not Drive Us Apart

British Prime Minister Theresa May publicly spoke about the London attack today, confirming that four people (including an officer and the terrorist) were killed. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to all who have been affected, to the victims themselves, and to their family and friends,” May said, “who waved their loved ones off, but will not now be welcoming them home.” She praised the bravery of the officers who put their lives on the line and had this to say about what the attack represents:
This attack was no accident. The terrorist chose to strike at the heart of our capital city, where people of all nationalities, religions, and cultures come together to celebrate the values of liberty, democracy, and freedom of speech. These streets of Westminster, home to the world’s oldest parliament, are ingrained with a spirit of freedom that echoes in Continue reading "Prime Minster Theresa May Speaks on London Attack: ‘Voices of Hate and Evil’ Will Not Drive Us Apart"

Caitlyn Jenner Will Get Candid With Diane Sawyer Once Again

Two years after their first history-making interview, Caitlyn Jenner will sit down with ABC’s Diane Sawyer once more. 
Jenner, 67, will chat with Sawyer on April 21 to mark the second anniversary of their 2015 interview, in which the Olympian spoke at length about identifying as transgender for the first time. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the hour-long “20/20” interview will coincide with the release of Jenner’s memoirThe Secrets of My Life.
Details on the specifics of the interview are minimal, but the two have a lot to catch up on. In the two years since the first “20/20” interview, Jenner has become a bona-fide icon for the trans community with her own E! reality series, “I Am Cait.” Her TV appearances include Amazon’s “Transparent” and “The Celebrity Apprentice.” 
Meanwhile, she’s also become a lightning rod Continue reading "Caitlyn Jenner Will Get Candid With Diane Sawyer Once Again"

Oversight Committee Requests All Documents on Michael Flynn’s Foreign Contacts and Payments

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent a letter Tuesday to various Trump administration officials asking for information about former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn‘s foreign dealings. In the memo (reproduced below), Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) and Ranking Member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) request Flynn’s communications with and payments from Russian, Turkish, or other foreign sources, including the Kremlin-backed media outlet RT, between the time of his retirement in 2014 to the present.
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Screen Shot 2017-03-22 at 1.08.30 PM The recipients of the memo include White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, FBI Director James Comey, Department of Defense Secretary James Mattis, and Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats. They have been given until April 3rd to hand over their findings to the committee. It was recently discovered that Flynn had received upwards of $50k in payments for speaking engagements from Russian-propaganda machine RT, further adding to the confusion over his not registering as a foreign agent prior Continue reading "Oversight Committee Requests All Documents on Michael Flynn’s Foreign Contacts and Payments"