Michael Cohen Posts Cryptic Repudiation of Russia’s Election Meddling Following Trump Summit

As Michael Cohen continues to prompt questions about whether he’ll turn against his old boss, he’s slamming Donald Trump over his summit with Vladimir Putin. The president’s ex-personal attorney got on Twitter today and he seemed to join the chorus of critics who condemned Trump for throwing the U.S. intelligence community under the bus by accepting Russia’s denial of interfering in the 2016 election: Cohen was referencing the Good Morning America interview where he announced that he’s breaking away from Trump and might cooperate with Robert Mueller amid his current legal troubles. Mueller has been a major component of today’s news cycle Continue reading "Michael Cohen Posts Cryptic Repudiation of Russia’s Election Meddling Following Trump Summit"

WATCH LIVE: President Trump Speaks at Wisconsin Factory

President Trump will be in Mount Pleasant, WI today, where he will speak at the ceremonial opening of a new $10 billion Foxconn electronics factory complex. Trump is likely to use this event to tout the economic rejuvenation effects of his “America First” business, trade and infrastructure policies. There’s also a good chance Trump could offer his support for Scott Walker‘s re-election bid since the governor set up the Foxconn facility in tandem with the White House. Since Trump likes to use his speeches to go after his political enemies, it’s possible that he’ll use this event to attack Harley-Davidson over their decision to move their manufacturing operation out of Continue reading "WATCH LIVE: President Trump Speaks at Wisconsin Factory"

GOP Rep Presses Rosenstein on Mueller Probe ‘You Should be Recused’ Rather Than Sessions

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein‘s was grilled during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday over the findings from Inspector General Michael Horowitz regarding bias within the FBI and Department of Justice. Congressman Ron DeSantis (R-FL) began his questioning by asking Rosenstein about Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, the notorious FBI operatives who conversed about stopping Donald Trump from becoming president. Since these messages were not found in the original collection of Strzok and Page’s communication records, DeSantis peppered Rosentein with questions on whether this development – combined with previous findings – undermines Strzok’s integrity. As Rosenstein noted Strzok’s comments were” highly inappropriate,” DeSantis said it was “more than that” before moving on to ask whether the FBI or DOJ spied on Trump’s 2016 investigation. When they eventually reached the subject of Robert Mueller, DeSantis stated that the Russia special counsel is not the Mueller investigation, “its Continue reading "GOP Rep Presses Rosenstein on Mueller Probe ‘You Should be Recused’ Rather Than Sessions"

CNN’s Berman and Corey Lewandowski Battle Over Civility: Trump ‘Sounds Like a Mob Boss’

CNN’s John Berman had a contentious interview with Corey Lewandowski on Wednesday over President Trump‘s role in the deterioration of civil political discourse around the country. The conversation began when Berman brought up the recent controversies surrounding Congresswoman Maxine Watters and Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. As they argued over the details of Sanders’ expulsion from The Red Hen restaurant, Berman eventually invoked the 2016 campaign rallies where Trump repeatedly encouraged his supporters to punch and physically assault protesters. Lewandowski deflected from this by talking about Sander’s new Secret Service protection, rather than directly address Berman’s question about civility. The CNN host tried to keep things on track though, asking if Trump’s threats are “the same thing or worse than suggesting to leave a restaurant?” Again, Lewandowski spun away to speak about the harassment of Sanders, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and White House advisor Stephen Miller. He and Continue reading "CNN’s Berman and Corey Lewandowski Battle Over Civility: Trump ‘Sounds Like a Mob Boss’"

Maddow Plays Audio Reportedly Obtained From Detention Facility Warning Migrant Kids Not to Talk to Media

Monday night on her MSNBC show, Rachel Maddow played audio said to have been recorded inside a detention center which has housed migrant children separated from their parents. Speaking in Spanish, the woman who is reportedly a worker at the facility said the following:
And do you know the other thing that is most important and that I know I’m not supposed to be telling you, but I’m going to tell the truth. If for whatever reason you talk to a reporter — you know what’s going to happen to your case? It is going to be on the news — and then one doesn’t know what is going to happen — if you are going to last here for a long time I am not trying to scare you. I am just telling you, it’s the truth. You have to be careful not to talk. Because while you are Continue reading "Maddow Plays Audio Reportedly Obtained From Detention Facility Warning Migrant Kids Not to Talk to Media"

Scarborough Rails Against Trump Supporters: ‘No Excuse’ For Ignoring His ‘Blatant’ Racism

Joe Scarborough made the argument on Friday that Donald Trump‘s supporters might not be racist themselves, but they definitely support a racist president. The Morning Joe segment began with Scarborough saying that Trump’s bigotry is inherently tied to everything he says and does regarding Mexico, ever since he called immigrants from the country “rapists” to kick off his presidential bid. The Morning Joe host noted what the president said about migrants who “infest our country,” saying that kind of language warrants legitimate comparisons to Nazi and fascist tendencies. “We shouldn’t use Hitler references…but that really is straight out of Adolf Hitler‘s playbook, so you can be offended if you want, but that’s out of Hitler’s playbook,” Scarborough said. “How does Mike Pence, how do Karen Pence, how do any of these people continue being associated with a man who is now openly bigoted against Continue reading "Scarborough Rails Against Trump Supporters: ‘No Excuse’ For Ignoring His ‘Blatant’ Racism"

Nikki Haley Announces Withdrawal From UN Human Rights Council: It’s a ‘Cesspool of Political Bias’

Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced on Tuesday that the US is pulling out of the UN Human Rights Council, accusing the body in a statement of bias against Israel. “Human rights abusers continue to serve on, and be elected to, the council,” said Haley from the State Department alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. “The world’s most inhumane regimes continue to escape its scrutiny, and the council continues politicizing scapegoating of countries with positive human rights records in an attempt to distract from the abusers in its ranks.” The Human Rights Council is a body of 47 member states that works around the world to protect human rights. The move, as CNN reported, comes the day after the Office of the Continue reading "Nikki Haley Announces Withdrawal From UN Human Rights Council: It’s a ‘Cesspool of Political Bias’"