Former Trump Advisor Sam Nunberg Tees Off on Jared Kushner: ‘An Absolute Joke’

As part of a Vanity Fair feature detailing a state of panic among some allies of President Donald Trump, former Trump advisor Sam Nunberg tore into the President’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Thursday night on The Beat, Nunberg went even further. “He’s terrible, He’s an absolute joke,” Nunberg said of Kushner. The former advisor added, ” I would say [Kushner] should go back to real estate in New York. Unfortunately, I hear from what I read — I don’t know real estate in New York — he’s not very good at that either.” Nunberg’s specific beef with Kushner is that, according to Nunberg, Kushner has advised Trump to fire a number of people including James Comey, Mike Flynn, and Robert Mueller. Nunberg didn’t agree with any of that advice to the President. “He owns the Observer,” Kushner said. “He has the big deal on Continue reading "Former Trump Advisor Sam Nunberg Tees Off on Jared Kushner: ‘An Absolute Joke’"

Carter Page Testified That He Told Jeff Sessions About Russia Trip During Campaign

Earlier today, former Trump campaign advisor Carter Page — one of the key figures in the Russia probe — testified under oath at a House Intelligence Committee closed-door hearing. And, according to CNN, Page dropped a bombshell — he said that he told current Attorney General Jeff Sessions he was making a trip to Russia during the 2016 presidential election. CNN’s Manu Raju stated that during Page’s testimony, the former campaign advisor explained that he informed Sessions in June 2016 that he planned to make a trip to Moscow the following month. “He claimed it was not related to the campaign,” Raju told anchor Erin Burnett. “It was a speech he was planning to deliver in Russia. He told Jeff Sessions this during a private dinner that they had with Trump.” As Raju noted in his report, this is significant because Sessions said during a Senate confirmation hearing earlier Continue reading "Carter Page Testified That He Told Jeff Sessions About Russia Trip During Campaign"

Twitter Absolutely Flips Out After Trump’s Twitter Account Briefly Vanishes

For a brief moment of time early this evening, the world thought something earth-shattering had occurred as it appeared President Donald Trump had deleted his personal Twitter account. Yep. At one point, it looked like the tweeter-in-chief had cut ties with his preferred media platform. And folks online were flipping out!

Nicolle Wallace Destroys Trump Surrogate for Shilling on Russia: ‘I Hope They’re Paying You a Lot’

Since leaving his position as spokesman for Vice President Mike Pence, Marc Lotter has been a regular on MSNBC as a surrogate for President Donald Trump‘s administration. Some of the network’s anchors have been cordial with Lotter. But Nicolle Wallace, for one, has absolutely had enough with what she sees as mindless shilling from Lotter. On Thursday’s Deadline: White House, Wallace absolutely tore into Lotter after he refused to say whether he trusts special counsel Robert Mueller to conduct the Russia probe. “You don’t know if you can trust Bob Mueller?!” Wallace asked, incredulously. She added, “Why can’t you say you trust a former FBI director who worked for Republicans and Democrats who kept this country safe after the worst terror attacks on our soil? You can’t say you trust Bob Mueller?!” Lotter again demurred. Wallace was peeved — and fired a devastating shot Continue reading "Nicolle Wallace Destroys Trump Surrogate for Shilling on Russia: ‘I Hope They’re Paying You a Lot’"

Mueller Probe Reportedly Zeroing in on Jared Kushner’s Role in Comey Firing

CNN is reporting that White House senior advisor (and President Donald Trump‘s son-in-law) Jared Kushner has recently turned over documents to Special Counsel Robert Mueller as investigators have begun zeroing in on Kushner’s role in former FBI Director James Comey’s firing. This would appear to point to the fact that Mueller’s probe is looking at potential obstruction of justice charges against the president and others. “It’s a sign that the investigators are reaching into the inner circle and extended beyond the 2016 campaign to actions taken at the White House by high-level officials,” CNN reporter Even Perez told anchor Jake Tapper today. “It’s not clear how Kushner’s advice to the president might play a part in all of this.” Perez went on to note that his sources had told him that Kushner so far isn’t the target of this investigation and that Kushner voluntarily turned over documents related Continue reading "Mueller Probe Reportedly Zeroing in on Jared Kushner’s Role in Comey Firing"

There’s Now Almost No Good Way for the Trump/Russia Investigation to End

In this era of frighteningly tiny attention spans and news cycles which barely last an hour, the indictments and guilty plea of President Donald Trump’s former campaign aides — including the man who ran the whole show during a key period of time — in the Russia probe have already faded from news coverage as quickly as advertisements for Halloween costumes. We have learned a lot in the past few days, however, and it seems clear that, while we don’t know exactly when or how, we already have a very good idea of the way this is all going to end. Very badly. To be clear, I am in the large group of people who still does not have a great deal of confidence about what really happened with regard to Russian influence on the 2016 election. To review, I believe that Russia did impact the results (though maybe not Continue reading "There’s Now Almost No Good Way for the Trump/Russia Investigation to End"

Jeff Sessions’ Knowledge of Proposed Trump-Putin Meeting Could Contradict Senate Testimony

According to NBC News’ Ken Dilanian, Attorney General Jeff Sessions now apparently recalls rejecting a proposal made by former Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos to arrange a meeting between then-candidate Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin during the presidential campaign. However, after Dilanian filed his report, he offered a clarification, adding sources said it is unclear whether Sessions actually recalls the meeting — though he did put the kibosh on the meeting: This, of course, flies in the face remarks made by Sessions during his confirmation hearing in the Senate earlier this year when he said he was not aware of any discussions with Russians “concerning collusion in the election.” Sessions has already had to amend his testimony regarding contacts Continue reading "Jeff Sessions’ Knowledge of Proposed Trump-Putin Meeting Could Contradict Senate Testimony"