Lindsey Graham on Rosenstein Story: ‘There’s a Bureaucratic Coup’ Against Trump

On Fox News Sunday, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) spoke with host Chris Wallace about the New York Times‘ story that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein seriously considered secretly recording President Donald Trump and invoking the 25th amendment to have him removed from office. Wallace got right to the point following their long exchange over the Kavanaugh hearings, and asked “should the President fire Rosenstein, and to what degree does this revelation taint, compromise the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, whom Rosenstein appointed?” “He shouldn’t fire Rosenstein unless you believe Rosenstein’s lying, he said he didn’t do the things alleged,” said Graham. “But there’s a bureaucratic against President Trump being un… discovered here.” “Before the election the people in question tried to taint the election, tip it Clinton’s favor, after the election they’re trying to undermine the President,” he added. “I don’t know what Rosenstein did Continue reading "Lindsey Graham on Rosenstein Story: ‘There’s a Bureaucratic Coup’ Against Trump"

Phil Mudd on Speculation McCabe Leaked Rosenstein Scoop to NY Times: ‘I Don’t Think Andy Leaked This’

CNN analyst and former CIA official Phil Mudd doesn’t think that fired deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe is the one that leaked the Rod Rosenstein story to the New York Times.  “So if we believe this conversation [about Rosenstein talking about secretly taping Trump] happened, as you and I do, who do you think might have been motivated to leak this information to The New York Times?” CNN host S.E. Cupp asked.  “That’s sort of the nuts of what are being speculated about right now.” Mudd replied there are certain people who leak but he doesn’t think McCabe is the guy. “People who leak have a reason for doing so. They don’t like what somebody is doing, or they don’t like the fact that their ego hasn’t been massaged. In my judgment, this is one of the categories but my guess, somebody who doesn’t like Continue reading "Phil Mudd on Speculation McCabe Leaked Rosenstein Scoop to NY Times: ‘I Don’t Think Andy Leaked This’"

Wait, Now Pro-Trump Pundits Suddenly Believe the ‘Fake News’ New York Times on Rosenstein?

Well well well, here we are again. The New York Times has published a story that confirms Trump supporters’ worst suspicions of Rod Rosenstein. Now, if we are to take the New York Times‘ word for it, Rosenstein suggested during conversations last year, after the chaotic firing of former FBI Director James Comey, that he wear a wire to record his conversations with Trump. The deputy attorney general also suggested, per the Times, that members of Trump’s cabinet invoke the 25th Amendment to remove him from office. The Washington Post backed up the Times with their own report. Fantastic, the Trump supporter thinks. We’ve been saying this all along: Rod Rosenstein is corrupt, he’s an archetype of the Deep State, seeking to undermine our president from within the Justice Department. I was watching Jeanine Pirro the other day, and she called for Rosenstein’s impeachment. Sweet Continue reading "Wait, Now Pro-Trump Pundits Suddenly Believe the ‘Fake News’ New York Times on Rosenstein?"

NY Times Reporter Stands by Rod Rosenstein Bombshell: ‘This Wasn’t a Flippant Remark’

In the wake of reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosensteincomments about secretly recording President Donald Trump were made in jest, New York Times reporter Adam Goldman is defending his reporting. Speaking to CNN’s Jake Tapper on Friday, Goldman — one of the two reporters who wrote the Times bombshell — said as far as he was concerned, it was not a flippant remark. “You know, my understanding of what happened is that this wasn’t a flippant remark,” Goldman said. “And he was, in fact, very serious. And the circumstances in which it was described to me are different now than what’s being put out I guess by the government.” He continued on: “But, you know, it’s important that your listeners understand something. That as I was pursuing this story for a very long time, people were reluctant to talk about it, because of the gravity of Continue reading "NY Times Reporter Stands by Rod Rosenstein Bombshell: ‘This Wasn’t a Flippant Remark’"

Nikki Haley: We Gave NY Times the Facts on Curtains, ‘They Printed It Anyway’

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley sat down with Fox News’ Martha MacCallum tonight to talk about the New York Times story — since corrected but not taking down — that placed the blame for the purchase of pricey curtains on her when they were actually purchased during the Obama administration. According to the correction:
An earlier version of this article and headline created an unfair impression about who was responsible for the purchase in question. While Nikki R. Haley is the current ambassador to the United Nations, the decision on leasing the ambassador’s residence and purchasing the curtains was made during the Obama administration, according to current and former officials. The article should not have focused on Ms. Haley, nor should a picture of her have been used. The article and headline have now been edited to reflect those concerns, and the picture has been removed.
Speaking about the story, Continue reading "Nikki Haley: We Gave NY Times the Facts on Curtains, ‘They Printed It Anyway’"

Newsonomics: Could a McClatchy-Tronc merger help local newspapers transition to digital?

Could McClatchy unexpectedly join Gannett and GateHouse as survivors in the game of the American daily newspaper consolidation? Could California become a new epicenter of the American local newspaper business? Could Patrick Soon-Shiong have found a bigger lab to test his theories of AI-enhanced journalism? As we learned over the weekend, the newspaper chain Tronc may be entertaining multiple suitors — or might just be trying to juice a lukewarm market. As the Chicago Tribune revealed late Friday, McClatchy had emerged as an unlikely dark horse in the bidding. That emergence opens up an array of fascinating scenarios for the fast-paced consolidation of daily newspapering amid its continued business downturn. With the help of a number of confidential sources in and around the potential transactions, let’s explore them. (McClatchy, Tronc, and the Los Angeles Times each declined comment for this story.) First, consider Patrick Soon-Shiong, the billionaire and new Continue reading "Newsonomics: Could a McClatchy-Tronc merger help local newspapers transition to digital?"