BREAKING: Robert Mueller Set to Testify Publicly on July 17th


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The chairs of the House Judiciary and Intel Committees announced tonight that special counsel Robert Mueller is set to publicly testify next month. Pursuant to a subpoena, Mueller has agreed to testify on July 17th. Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff put out a statement tonight saying that there is significant interest from Americans in “hear[ing] directly from the Special Counsel so they can understand what he and his team examined, uncovered, and determined about Russia’s attack on our democracy, the Trump campaign’s acceptance and use of that help, and President Trump and his associates’ obstruction of the investigation into that attack. Mueller indicated in his short public statement weeks ago that any testimony from his office “would not go beyond our report.” [image via Andrew Burton / Getty Images]

Tucker Carlson on Trump Accuser: E. Jean Carroll Making ‘Wacky Sound Bites’ While Trying to Sell a Book


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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson tonight mocked the media coverage of E. Jean Carroll, the writer who accused President Donald Trump of sexual assault, and said Carroll herself has made “wacky statements” in trying to sell her book. Carlson recounted Carroll’s allegations and said, “Carroll says she was devastated by what happened but she did not report it law enforcement for some reason, nor did she write about it, though she is a writer, during Trump’s presidential campaign or for the last two and a half years of his presidency.” He mocked the media coverage and showed some of Carroll’s comments from a recent interview, including her joking about asking for his tax returns and saying that bringing rape charges against Trump would be disrespectful to women raped at the border. “‘I wish I had asked for his tax returns.’ ‘I won’t bring criminal charges because it would Continue reading "Tucker Carlson on Trump Accuser: E. Jean Carroll Making ‘Wacky Sound Bites’ While Trying to Sell a Book"

Tucker Carlson on Trump Accuser: E. Jean Carroll Making ‘Wacky Sound Bites’ While Trying to Sell a Book


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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson tonight mocked the media coverage of E. Jean Carroll, the writer who accused President Donald Trump of sexual assault, and said Carroll herself has made “wacky statements” in trying to sell her book. Carlson recounted Carroll’s allegations and said, “Carroll says she was devastated by what happened but she did not report it law enforcement for some reason, nor did she write about it, though she is a writer, during Trump’s presidential campaign or for the last two and a half years of his presidency.” He mocked the media coverage and showed some of Carroll’s comments from a recent interview, including her joking about asking for his tax returns and saying that bringing rape charges against Trump would be disrespectful to women raped at the border. “‘I wish I had asked for his tax returns.’ ‘I won’t bring criminal charges because it would Continue reading "Tucker Carlson on Trump Accuser: E. Jean Carroll Making ‘Wacky Sound Bites’ While Trying to Sell a Book"

Fox News’ The Five Mocks Star-Studded Mueller Report Reading: Felt ‘Embarrassed for Them’


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The hosts of Fox News’ The Five mocked the celebrity-packed live-reading of the Mueller report Monday night and called it a desperate move to re-focus the narrative. Kennedy remarked that ever since 2016, Hollywood’s never been the same and “they’ve had a hard time processing Hillary’s loss.” John Lithgow, Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, and more read sections of the report, including an amazing moment when Lithgow proclaimed in a booming voice, “This is the end of my presidency, I’m fucked!” After showing clips, several of the hosts laughed and Kennedy dryly remarked, “I think there’s something wonderful about people participating in civics through theater.” Jesse Watters said it was “awful” and he felt embarrassed, suggesting maybe they should read one of Sean Hannity‘s monologues instead or something else about “the REAL Russia hoax.” Kennedy asked if maybe they would do a reading Continue reading "Fox News’ The Five Mocks Star-Studded Mueller Report Reading: Felt ‘Embarrassed for Them’"

9/11 First Responder Goes OFF on Congress After McConnell Meeting: ‘The Chairs They Put Their Asses In… We Pay for That Sh*t’


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9/11 first responder John Feal spoke emotionally at a press conference this afternoon, joined by other first responders following a meeting with Mitch McConnell, making it clear they have been and continue to be pissed off at congressional inaction. Feal was one of several first responders who appeared on Capitol Hill recently, along with Jon Stewart, to push for Congress to reauthorize the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. Stewart had called out McConnell for being a roadblock in the past few years on this issue and ended up in a public back-and-forth with McConnell before today’s meeting. “Mitch McConnell made a commitment to the 9/11 community,” Feal said, making it clear they fully intend to hold him to that commitment. One first responder who could not be there today was Luis Alvarez, who gave his emotional testimony to Congress just days ago and is now in hospice. Alvarez Continue reading "9/11 First Responder Goes OFF on Congress After McConnell Meeting: ‘The Chairs They Put Their Asses In… We Pay for That Sh*t’"

Fox’s Shepard Smith Calls Out Trump on Treatment of Kids in Border Detention Facilities: ‘Those Are the Facts’


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Fox News’ Shepard Smith knocked President Donald Trump for comments he made today in response to questions about the treatment of migrant kids at border detention facilities. As the president briefly took questions this afternoon, one reporter asked, “Mr. President, you declared a national emergency to get funding for the wall. Why have you not considered conditions for migrant children a similar national emergency?” “Hopefully they’ll be passing the bill. It’s a humane bill, it’s all about humanity, it’s about helping children,” Trump said. “What’s happened is so sad.” As he talked about Mexico doing “more for us than the Democrats in Congress,” the president elaborated:
“I think we should probably be successful with humanitarian aid. I think that’s going to have a big impact. Just remember, we are treating them and doing a much better job than the Obama administration, and the one difficulty we have is Continue reading "Fox’s Shepard Smith Calls Out Trump on Treatment of Kids in Border Detention Facilities: ‘Those Are the Facts’"

Trump on Iran: ‘Whatever They Want to Do, I’m Ready’


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President Donald Trump took questions from reporters this afternoon and was, of course, asked about Iran. In the midst of tensions between the U.S. and Iran, the president of Iran said the White House is “afflicted by mental retardation,” following the sanctions announced on Irani’s Supreme Leader. Trump tweeted back blasting Iran’s leadership. This afternoon, when asked about the message he’s trying to send, the president said, “There is no message. I will tell you what the message is. When they are ready, they will have to let us know. When they’re ready, they’ll let us know. Very simple.” “Ready to negotiate, you mean?” a reporter asked. “Ready to do whatever,” Trump responded. “It doesn’t make any difference. Whatever they want to do, I’m ready.” Minutes later, Trump was asked if he has an exit strategy for Iran if war breaks out. “You’re not going to Continue reading "Trump on Iran: ‘Whatever They Want to Do, I’m Ready’"

People Can’t Stop Watching Boris Johnson Interview Answer: ‘One of the Oddest Things You’ll See Today’


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Boris Johnson, a leading candidate to be the next British prime minister, gave a rather interesting answer to a question about what he does to relax that has gotten a lot of attention on social media. In a talkRADIO interview, Johnson was asked by Ross Kempsell how he relaxes. He said the following (but know that any feeble attempts at transcription can’t do justice to the actual video):
JOHNSON: I… I… I like to paint. I make things. I like to… KEMPSELL: What do you make? JOHNSON: I make… I have a thing where I make models of… I mean, when I was Mayor of London, we built a beautiful… I make buses. BJ: I make, I have a thing where I make models of… When I was mayor of London… I make, buses. KEMPSELL: You make models of buses? JOHNSON: I make models of buses… So what I Continue reading "People Can’t Stop Watching Boris Johnson Interview Answer: ‘One of the Oddest Things You’ll See Today’"

White House Tells House Committee Kellyanne Conway Won’t Testify at Hatch Act Hearing


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The White House has already blocked a number of current and former officials from testifying before Congress, and now it’s happening again, this time concerning White House counselor Kellyanne Conway. The Office of Special Counsel recommended that Conway be fired for violating the Hatch Act by “disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media.” President Donald Trump defended Conway and said he wouldn’t fire her, while Conway said just this morning it’s “not even clear” what the Hatch Act allows. The House Oversight Committee plans to subpoena Conway for testimony, and tonight, it appears that the White House is working to block her testimony. The Washington Post reported earlier tonight that White House lawyers rejected the request:
In a letter addressed to Chairman Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Pat A. Cipollone, counsel to the president, wrote that “in accordance Continue reading "White House Tells House Committee Kellyanne Conway Won’t Testify at Hatch Act Hearing"

E. Jean Carroll Responds to Trump Saying ‘She’s Not My Type’


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Earlier tonight, President Donald Trump again denied writer E. Jean Carroll‘s sexual assault accusation, remarking, “I’ll say it with great respect: Number one, she’s not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, OK?” CNN’s Anderson Cooper spoke with Carroll tonight and asked her for her response. Carroll said, “I love that. I am SO glad I’m not his type. I’m so glad.” Cooper noted that this isn’t the first time Trump has made comments like this, saying of another accuser during the 2016 campaign, “When you looked at that horrible woman last night, you said I don’t think so… She would not be my first choice, that I can tell you.” Carroll also noted that he “also called Miss Universe fat––Miss Piggy, I think he called her.” “He’s denied all 15 women who have come forward. He denies. He turns it Continue reading "E. Jean Carroll Responds to Trump Saying ‘She’s Not My Type’"

Chris Matthews: It’s Good Trump ‘Hesitated’ on Iran Decision, ‘I’m Glad He Did It’


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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews commended President Donald Trump tonight for his “hesitation” on bombing Iran and said he asked an important question before making the call. Matthews noted during his panel discussion tonight that Trump said––in an interview with The Hill––that he doesn’t need congressional authorization to strike Iran, remarking, “Erratic.” But he said that Trump absolutely made the right call last week:
“If Trump had taken military action, I would have come down hard on him. I think it’s good that he hesitated. I hesitation before you take military action and asking how many casualties there are going to be on the other side is a good question. The fact he found out it was 150 or so people––we went into Iraq, everybody said it was going to be quick and easy, it was going to be a a slam dunk. We may have killed somewhere between Continue reading "Chris Matthews: It’s Good Trump ‘Hesitated’ on Iran Decision, ‘I’m Glad He Did It’"

Trump Denies Sexual Assault Allegation from E. Jean Carroll, Says ‘She’s Not My Type’


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President Donald Trump has again denied E. Jean Carroll‘s accusation of sexual assault against him, this time making a point of saying “she’s not my type.” Trump spoke to The Hill today and reacted again to Carroll’s serious accusation in her new book, which she describes in disturbing detail. Trump issued a statement a few days ago denying it and today he reiterated, this time with a comment on her looks:
In an exclusive interview with The Hill, the president vehemently denied the allegations just hours after Carroll detailed the alleged incident during a cable news interview. “I’ll say it with great respect: No. 1, she’s not my type. No. 2, it never happened. It never happened, OK?” the president said while seated behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.
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Trump Denies Sexual Assault Allegation from E. Jean Carroll, Says ‘She’s Not My Type’


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President Donald Trump has again denied E. Jean Carroll‘s accusation of sexual assault against him, this time making a point of saying “she’s not my type.” Trump spoke to The Hill today and reacted again to Carroll’s serious accusation in her new book, which she describes in disturbing detail. Trump issued a statement a few days ago denying it and today he reiterated, this time with a comment on her looks:
In an exclusive interview with The Hill, the president vehemently denied the allegations just hours after Carroll detailed the alleged incident during a cable news interview. “I’ll say it with great respect: No. 1, she’s not my type. No. 2, it never happened. It never happened, OK?” the president said while seated behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.
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MSNBC’s Ari Melber: Trump Keeps ‘Stoking Chaos and Fear to Position Himself to Be the One to Relieve It’


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President Donald Trump‘s decision-making on Iran, MSNBC’s Ari Melber said tonight, is the latest in a pattern of “head-fakes” from POTUS “literally creating the appearance of a problem so that he alone can solve it.” In addition to the Iran strike that the president ultimately decided against, Melber brought up the ICE raids Trump announced were going to take place before announcing they would be delayed by two weeks. “Tweet, hype, but then fold,” Melber said, calling it all part of a political strategy to satiate Trump’s base. He also brought up the threat of Mexico tariffs to say there’s a lot of “bluster coming to an end with no action”:
“So Trump gets the red meat to the base, then knowingly not acting on the planned threat. Now, a lot of people, let’s be clear, think it’s a very good thing that we’re not at war with Continue reading "MSNBC’s Ari Melber: Trump Keeps ‘Stoking Chaos and Fear to Position Himself to Be the One to Relieve It’"

MSNBC’s Ari Melber: Trump Keeps ‘Stoking Chaos and Fear to Position Himself to Be the One to Relieve It’


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President Donald Trump‘s decision-making on Iran, MSNBC’s Ari Melber said tonight, is the latest in a pattern of “head-fakes” from POTUS “literally creating the appearance of a problem so that he alone can solve it.” In addition to the Iran strike that the president ultimately decided against, Melber brought up the ICE raids Trump announced were going to take place before announcing they would be delayed by two weeks. “Tweet, hype, but then fold,” Melber said, calling it all part of a political strategy to satiate Trump’s base. He also brought up the threat of Mexico tariffs to say there’s a lot of “bluster coming to an end with no action”:
“So Trump gets the red meat to the base, then knowingly not acting on the planned threat. Now, a lot of people, let’s be clear, think it’s a very good thing that we’re not at war with Continue reading "MSNBC’s Ari Melber: Trump Keeps ‘Stoking Chaos and Fear to Position Himself to Be the One to Relieve It’"

NY Times Editor: We Were ‘Overly Cautious’ in Handling of Latest Sexual Assault Allegation Against Trump


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The New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet has responded to criticism from readers that they “downplayed” or at least didn’t devote enough coverage to the accusation of sexual assault against President Donald Trump by writer E. Jean Carroll, detailed in her upcoming book––an excerpt of which ran in New York Magazine last week. The Times was criticized on social media not just for devoting insufficient coverage to the story, but for running it in the books section:

MSNBC Panel Tees Off on Trump Iran ‘Freewheeling’: Might as Well Just Make Tucker Carlson SecDef


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MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace and her panel went off this afternoon over what the Washington Post described as a “freewheeling” approach on his Iran decision last week, including the fact that––per multiple reports––the president was being advised on his decision by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Rick Stengel told Wallace he’s “never against it when somebody changes their minds to do something I am for,” like when he made the right decision on Iran. But “freewheeling,” he said, is a generous way of saying Trump is “fickle” and has “no core convictions.” Wallace again raised the idea of Carlson as a “heavyweight military adviser” and Charlie Sykes quipped, “What could possibly go wrong? Maybe we should just cut out the middleman and make Carlson the Secretary of Defense.” Sykes also agreed that “freewheeling” is a euphemism for Trump’s “bluster and bluffing” that makes other nations wonder how seriously they should Continue reading "MSNBC Panel Tees Off on Trump Iran ‘Freewheeling’: Might as Well Just Make Tucker Carlson SecDef"

Mitch McConnell Reportedly Meeting With 9/11 First Responders After Public Back-and-Forth With Jon Stewart


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Mitch McConnell Says We Don't Need Reparations Because We Elected Barack Obama Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is reportedly meeting with 9/11 first responders Tuesday after Jon Stewart called him out in a very public back-and-forth last week over reauthorization of the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. To recap: Stewart and several first responders and advocates appeared before a House committee over a week ago, and Stewart shamed members of Congress for not showing up. He subsequently called out McConnell in particular for being an obstacle in this years-long fight. McConnell responded that they would take care of first responders and that he didn’t understand why Stewart was “bent out of shape.” Stewart fired back saying that he needs to stop slow-walking the process and actually meet with first responders. And now McConnell has agreed to meet with them. Per CBS News:
John Feal, a 9/11 recovery worker and the founder of the FealGood Foundation, confirmed to CBS News that McConnell Continue reading "Mitch McConnell Reportedly Meeting With 9/11 First Responders After Public Back-and-Forth With Jon Stewart"

CNN’s Baldwin Presses Writer Arguing Trump Should Put Nikki Haley on Ticket: Isn’t Your Implication ‘Kind of Sexist?’


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CNN’s Brooke Baldwin today spoke with a pro-Trump Democrat and pressed him on his proposal for President Donald Trump to replace Mike Pence on the ticket with Nikki Haley. The op-ed from Andrew Stein got a lot of attention today from politicos speculating on the reasoning behind, well, all of it. Stein––who founded Democrats for Trump––argued on CNN Continue reading "CNN’s Baldwin Presses Writer Arguing Trump Should Put Nikki Haley on Ticket: Isn’t Your Implication ‘Kind of Sexist?’"

CNN’s Baldwin Presses Writer Arguing Trump Should Put Nikki Haley on Ticket: Isn’t Your Implication ‘Kind of Sexist?’


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CNN’s Brooke Baldwin today spoke with a pro-Trump Democrat and pressed him on his proposal for President Donald Trump to replace Mike Pence on the ticket with Nikki Haley. The op-ed from Andrew Stein got a lot of attention today from politicos speculating on the reasoning behind, well, all of it. Stein––who founded Democrats for Trump––argued on CNN Continue reading "CNN’s Baldwin Presses Writer Arguing Trump Should Put Nikki Haley on Ticket: Isn’t Your Implication ‘Kind of Sexist?’"