Tuesday could bring a fresh set of indictments in special counsel
According to a report from CBS, new indictments could be handed down in the Mueller probe as early as Tuesday — per sources identified as having knowledge of the special counsel’s investigation.
The CBS report comes one day after Jerome Corsi
— the conspiracy-spreading political pundit with ties to Roger Stone
— said he expects to be charged.
“I fully anticipate that in the next few days I will be indicted by Mueller for some form or other of giving false information to the special counsel or to one of the other grand jury,” Corsi said Monday during a live YouTube broadcast. “But I’m going to be criminally charged.”
Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen
was also in Washington on Monday to speak with Mueller’s team, according to CBS.
And last week, Politico reported
that Continue reading "New Indictments in Mueller Probe Reportedly Expected As Soon As Today"
Stephen Colbert went live on election night Tuesday. And this time, he was an a bit more of an upbeat mood — taking time out from a Democratic victory lap in his monologue to rip President Donald Trump‘s campaign messaging.
During his show opener Tuesday, the CBS Late Show host blasted the president for his fear-mongering campaign surrounding the migrant caravan heading north through Mexico to the U.S. Southern border.
“Voters responded to the Democrats’ call to expand health care, more than Trump’s core message: ‘Latinos are coming to hit you in the face with rocks!'”
Colbert also mocked Fox News — the first network to call the House for Democrats on Tuesday night.
“Is Trump right?” Colbert said gleefully. “Is Fox the only non-fake news?”
Watch above, via CBS.
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As he did two years ago,
appeared on The Late Show
for a lively debate with Stephen Colbert
in which the two sparred over immigration and the migrant caravan that President Donald Trump
has made the centerpiece of his midterm election messaging.
Colbert called out Trump’s fact-challenged, “fear-stoking speech” on immigration Thursday, and challenged the Fox News anchor to argue the “good part” of the president’s comments.
“Fear of the caravan is not good,” Wallace said, “but the idea that three, or five, or seven thousand people from another country can just walk up to our border, knock on the door, and say, ‘We want in. We want to take jobs here, we want to work here.’ No.”
“A country does need to have borders and there does need to be some kind of system that determines whether people are allowed in the country or not,” he continued. “Seriously, do you believe Continue reading "Stephen Colbert Fact Checks Chris Wallace in Lively Caravan Debate: You’re ’50-60% Wrong’"
On Wednesday, the reporter who was blocked from trying to ask a question to
spoke out on CNN.
Speaking to CNN’s Jake Tapper
, CBS News correspondent Errol Barnett
said this about what happened:
Well, Jake, this seemed to me much ado about nothing, initially. I’m boarding a plane from Washington, D.C., to New York, a flight I take regularly. I saw that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump were the final two people to board this flight, surrounded by Secret Service agents and in communicating with my bureau, CBS, in Washington, D.C., it was simply agreed that, look, there are burning questions we have for this administration on its response to Saudi denials that the Saudi royal family had nothing to do with the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, so this was an opportunity to ask Jared Kushner, who is key in the Trump Administration’s Continue reading "CBS Reporter Responds to New Secret Service Statement on Agent Who Blocked Him from Asking Jared a Question"
Former Vice President Joe Biden
lamented in an interview with CBS This Morning
‘s Norah O’Donnell
that President Donald Trump
“seems to have a love affair with autocrats.”
“I just don’t know why this administration seems to feel the need to coddle autocrats and dictators from [Russian President Vladimir] Putin to [North Korean dictator] Kim Jong Un to, you know, [Philippine despot Rodrigo] Duterte. I don’t understand it,” Biden said in the wake of Trump comparing
the disappearance of a Washington Post
journalist to the sexual misconduct allegations against Brett Kavanaugh
He added that he fears Trump just doesn’t get it.
“I don’t want to speculate on my worst fears,” Biden continued on. “But, either he doesn’t know what he’s doing or he has an absolutely convoluted notion of what allows America to lead the world.”
Biden also pushed back against Trump’s implication that Khashoggi was Continue reading "Joe Biden on Trump: He ‘Seems to Have a Love Affair with Autocrats’"
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
said on Fox News Sunday
that, historically speaking, it’s standard practice not to confirm a Supreme Court nomination made by a President in a presidential election year if the Senate is controlled by the opposing party, explaining that this shows
the GOP’s obstruction of the Merrick Garland
nomination was usual and not extraordinary.
On Face the Nation
, host John Dickerson
took him to task over that claim.
Following some discussion about various legislation, McConnell disputed the idea that the Senate during the Trump administration has been overly partisan or that it might be in a dire place after the confirmation hearings. “So the notion that the Senate is somehow broken over this is simply inaccurate,” he said.
Dickerson responded — around the 5 minute mark — that “Democrats are pointing not only to the way this was handled but in the history of partisanship Continue reading "Mitch McConnell Gets Heated with CBS’s Dickerson Over Merrick Garland: ‘You’re Not Listening to Me, John’"
CBS White House correspondent Weijia Jiang
took a jab at President Donald Trump
on Monday — following an incident at last week’s news conference during which the president snapped at Jiang and told her to sit down.
Jiang, on Twitter, announced that she is pregnant with a girl due in January. The reporter noted that her daughter made her television debut at last week’s news conference with Trump, and wrote;
Can’t wait to teach her when a man orders you to “sit down” because he doesn’t like what you’re saying, do anything but :)