As President Donald Trump heads to New Hampshire on Monday to roll out his administration’s plan to combat the nation’s staggering opioid epidemic, his White House is fielding advice from someone who self-describes as an “accidental expert” on the crisis: Eric Bolling, the former Fox News host. Bolling took part in a White House conference call on Sunday evening with adviser Kellyanne Conway, who has taken over the opioids agenda, and other officials working on the administration response. In a conversation with Mediaite on Monday morning ahead of Trump’s remarks in New Hampshire, Bolling expressed optimism that the administration’s response will not simply focus on cracking down on drug dealers, but also on funding awareness, treatment and recovery for drug users. “It’s got to be attacked from all angles,” Bolling said. “Not just supply but also demand.” Bolling has met with the president several times in the Continue reading "Eric Bolling Speaks to Mediaite About His Son’s Overdose and the Trump Opioid Plan"
President Donald Trump is set to roll out his plan to fight the opioid crisis in the United States, as part of a major address in New Hampshire on Monday. According to CNN, the president’s three-pronged approach to combat the problem includes stiffer penalties for traffickers — including, potentially, the death penalty. “The Department of Justice will seek the death penalty against drug traffickers when it’s appropriate under current law,” Andrew Bremberg, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, said on a conference call with reporters Sunday, according to CNN. “The President thinks that the punishment doesn’t fit the crime,” an unnamed official told CNN. “His plan will address, and he will address, the stiffening of penalties for the people who are bringing the poison into our communities.” The speech is scheduled to begin at 2:40 p.m. ET. Watch live, via the White House. [ Continue reading "WATCH LIVE: Trump Rolls Out His Plan to Fight the Opioid Epidemic"
President Trump is apparently looking to hire another lawyer––one who has appeared on TV as recently as January defending him and claiming POTUS has been “framed.” Former U.S. attorney Joseph diGenova, per the New York Times, is being brought in to “bolster his legal team,” though the report does clarify “Mr. Trump frequently changes his mind and sometimes adjusts his plans based on media coverage.” And as the Times also notes, he has publicly argued that the President is the subject of a frame job. Back in January, amid coverage of the Peter Strzok texts, diGenova appeared with Tucker Carlson (video above, via Fox News) and said it looks like there was “a brazen plot to illegally exonerate Hillary Clinton and, if she didn’t win the election, to then frame Donald Trump with a falsely created crime.” And he emphasized that same point again:
Fox News’ Judge Andrew Napolitano did not like how the firing of Andrew McCabe went down. After the recommendation from the FBI disciplinary office, AG Jeff Sessions fired McCabe days before he was set to resign with his full pension. Napolitano first spoke with Bill Hemmer about the memos McCabe handed over to Mueller. Hemmer asked, “Do you think the firing was vindictive and reckless?” Napolitano responded, “I do… Andrew McCabe is more likely than not to be a witness against the Attorney General’s boss, the President of the United States. I think firing him in that environment could very well be interpreted as an effort to diminish his effectiveness as a witness. What’s that called? Obstruction of justice.” Just last week, before McCabe’s firing, Napolitano did say he has serious issues with McCabe’s conduct, saying “he has become the poster boy for a politicized and morally Continue reading "Fox News’ Judge Napolitano: McCabe Firing Was Reckless, Could Be Seen as Effort to Obstruct"
Here we find the Hillary Clinton in its natural habitat, apologizing for a comment she made that incensed all manner of folks. Clinton, taking to Facebook for what seems like the umpteenth time to explain what she meant by something she said, took to social media to clarify comments she made speaking in India about the 2016 election. “My first instinct was to defend Americans and explain how Donald Trump could have been elected,” she wrote. “I said that places doing better economically typically lean Democratic, and places where there is less optimism about the future lean Republican. That doesn’t mean the coasts versus the heartland, it doesn’t even mean entire states. In fact, it more often captures the divisions between more dynamic urban areas and less prosperous small towns within states.” She went on to say that Trump is doing “nothing positive to ease the pain of the Continue reading "Hillary Clinton Addresses Remarks About Trump Voters: ‘I Meant No Disrespect’"
The View lit up this morning over President Trump attacking the Mueller probe amid concerns that special counsel Robert Mueller may get fired. Some Republicans like Lindsey Graham have warned Trump against it, and Paul Ryan put out a statement through a spokesperson saying Mueller’s team “should be able to do their job.” Joy Behar wasn’t too impressed, asking why GOP leaders aren’t saying more. Meghan McCain said Trey Gowdy‘s warning is pretty significant, while Sunny Hostin noted the appearance of trying to obstruct when you’re being investigated for obstruction looks pretty bad. Behar called Graham a “notorious flip-flopper” and said she doesn’t know if she can believe him on his claim plenty of other Republicans are with him on this, asking, “Where’s Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan?” McCain said it would not be “logical” for Mueller to be fired because there would be “absolute chaos” Continue reading "The View Goes Off on Trump Attacking Mueller Probe: ‘Where’s Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan?!’"
Earlier, we posted about Sean Hannity getting out of bed to make an extremely rare appearance on Fox & Friends. MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle believes there was a method to the 9 PM star’s madness. Monday morning on MSNBC Live, Ruhle took a swipe at Hannity — saying that he woke up at dawn with the sole purpose of slinging mud at special counsel Robert Mueller. “I know Sean Hannity is already hitting the wires,” Ruhle said. “That guy doesn’t get out of bed early. He’s on Fox & Friends this morning. Why? Because there’s an agenda here: Discredit Robert Mueller.” Interestingly, Hannity went out of his way to stress that he doesn’t believe Trump — however much he might dislike Mueller — will actually go through with firing him. “There’s not gonna be any firing of Mueller,” Hannity said. Ruhle, though, believes Hannity and his ilk are looking Continue reading "Stephanie Ruhle Swipes at Hannity Over Rare Morning TV Hit: Part of ‘Agenda’ to ‘Discredit Mueller’"