Democratic Senator: 2016 Was ‘The Equivalent of an Election Robbery’

Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse stopped by the set of New Day, Tuesday, to talk about the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court and FBI Director James Comey’s explosive testimony to the House Intelligence Committee. “[Comey] publicly confirmed that, yes, there is an ongoing investigation into Russia’s meddling into the U.S. election and whether or not there was any collusion with anyone on the Trump campaign,” said co-host Alisyn Camerota. “Were you satisfied with his answers?” “We’ve been asking that question for a long time,” said Whitehouse, who then went on to make a curious analogy about bank robberies. “For as long as there have been bank robberies, the FBI has been showing up after the bank robbery to say ‘hey we’re on the case.’ Here you have the equivalent of an election robbery and it would be easy for Continue reading "Democratic Senator: 2016 Was ‘The Equivalent of an Election Robbery’"

‘Shameful’: Scarborough Blasts House GOP in Comey Hearing

On Tuesday, Morning Joe team Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough opened the show by jumping into FBI Director James Comey’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee. Both hosts, who have turned strongly against Trump since his election, didn’t mince words. “Obviously number one, Donald Trump was lying about Barack Obama,” said Scarborough. “We knew it but now we got confirmation from the FBI and the Justice Department.” “Number two,” he added. “The FBI is investigating Donald Trump and his team.” Scarborough, a former GOP congressman, blasted House Republicans for their focus on leaking rather than the FBI’s overall investigation. “All most House Republicans wanted to talk about was how reporters got the information to get out to America that their president, the White House and the campaign team is under investigation for collusion,” he said. “It was one of the most shameful performances, Continue reading "‘Shameful’: Scarborough Blasts House GOP in Comey Hearing"

Cooper Sasses Jeffrey Lord in Feisty Panel: ‘You’re Smarter Than That … Come on Jeffrey’

Things got heated during a Monday evening edition of Anderson Cooper 360, when Cooper’s eight-person panel turned to the issue of the FBI investigation into the White House’s Russia connection and Donald Trump’s wiretapping claims. “We have a president who is a congenital liar,” said CNN mainstay David Gergen. “It really matters.” CNN’s in-house Trump defender, Jeffrey Lord, refused to concede the point. When queried by Cooper, he said he did not believe Trump was a “congenital liar” or that he has “lied repeatedly.” The assertion led to a mini-eruption among Cooper’s panel and even drew an exasperated rebuke from the host. “You’re smarter than that,” said Cooper. “Come on Jeffrey.” “All of us except for Jeffrey would agree he is a liar,” said Daily Beast contributor Matt Lewis. The panel, which Cooper regularly returned to throughout the show, piled Continue reading "Cooper Sasses Jeffrey Lord in Feisty Panel: ‘You’re Smarter Than That … Come on Jeffrey’"

Stephen Colbert Talks Trump’s Budget the Best Way He Can: As Comedy Central’s Old ‘Colbert’

On tonight’s Late ShowStephen Colbert resurrected his Colbert Report character. Why? Well, normal, left-leaning Colbert just couldn’t stomach the topic of Donald Trump‘s new budget proposal, which slashes funding for Meals on Wheels and PBS, among other programs that target kids and the elderly. He needed a “heartless monster.” What he got was a “fiscal conservative.” What viewers got, though, was even better: a comforting blast from the past. After current-day CBS Colbert chatted with the old Comedy Central character, the older version took over the host’s desk (to nostalgic chants of “Stephen! Stephen!”) and brought back a favorite segment from the old show: the Word. This time, he called it the Werd*, sure, but the idea was the same. While Colbert talked about the budget, satirically pretending to love it, jokes flashed on-screen and underscored how ridiculous he Continue reading "Stephen Colbert Talks Trump’s Budget the Best Way He Can: As Comedy Central’s Old ‘Colbert’"

WATCH: Alec Baldwin Teaches a Kid the Art of the Trump Impression

At the premiere of his movie Boss Baby, Alec Baldwin helped a young fan master his Donald Trump impersonation. Given that the President has made it very clear he hates Baldwin’s Saturday Night Live impressions, he likely won’t be happy to learn that a kid has been sent out into the world with instructions to make sure he lowers his jaw the appropriate amount when imitating the Commander in Chief. Maybe if the boy practices hard enough, he can one day be indistinguishable from Trump, just like Baldwin. Check out the adorable clip above, courtesy of Joanna Preston. [image: screengrab] Lindsey: Twitter. Facebook.

‘What You’re Saying Now Is Alternative Fact!’: CNN’s Don Lemon Clashes With Matt Lewis

CNN’s Don Lemon went off tonight after commentator Matt Lewis suggested that maybe the media is hyperventilating too much about the news today out of the House Intelligence Committee hearing. Lewis argued that there’s a danger that the press is hyping too much how bad today was for Trump when we’re living in a whole new political world now. Lemon shot back, “It sounds like you’re making excuses for misinformation, you’re making excuses for lies, you’re making excuses for the evidence that’s all there in place.” RELATED: Don Lemon Goes Off: ‘We Are Making Excuses for People Who Are Divorced from Reality’ Lemon insisted that there’s no hyperventilating going on, and Lewis responded by pointing to cable news coverage in the past few hours. Lemon said people are mostly “incredulous.” Lewis asked, “How many bad days did Donald Trump have before he won Continue reading "‘What You’re Saying Now Is Alternative Fact!’: CNN’s Don Lemon Clashes With Matt Lewis"

NYT Reports Sean Spicer Has Said Trump Tweets Make His Job Harder, Spicer Responds

spicer-1 A report from The New York Times tonight looks at how people on Capitol Hill and in the White House view President Trump‘s tweeting habits, considering how the FBI director had to rebut Trump’s wiretapping tweets during today’s big hearing. This passage in particular got some attention:
Within the White House, a number of Mr. Trump’s advisers — including the press secretary, Sean Spicer, who has himself repeated unsubstantiated claims of British spying on Mr. Trump — have told allies that Mr. Trump’s Twitter habits are making their jobs harder, said administration officials interviewed over the past week.
Sean Spicer, being the press secretary, is of course the Trump administration official who gets all the questions from the press whenever the president tweets. Spicer responded to a tweet from Times reporter Glenn Thrush tonight sharing the article: