Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer put his foot down on CNN´S "State of the Union" this weekend. [Schumer] said Sunday that the Senate should refuse to confirm a new FBI director until the Department of Justice appoints a special counsel to lead a probe into allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. "I think there are a lot of Democrats who feel that way," Schumer said on CNN´s "State of the Union." "We´ll have to discuss it as a caucus, but I would support that move." Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee, proposed the idea
Comments: The day the Democrat party is taken to court for their crimes cannot come soon enough.
The last thing Schumer wants to do is make America great again. The Trump administration has the ability to show the Obama as the most inept and dishonest administration in history. That´s the dems bottom-line fear.
#1 I´m certain Schumer is counting on McCain, Graham, Collins, Murkowski or Lee all NeverTrumpers helping him out so the 52 votes is in serious jeopardy. FYI "The Senate failed to advance a resolution Wednesday morning that would have nullified a Bureau of Land Management methane waste prevention rule. Three Republicans?—?Sens. John McCain (AZ), Susan Collins (ME), and Lindsey Graham (SC)?—?sided with Democrats against allowing a vote on the resolution to proceed." One of obama´s EOs.
As long as President Trump stays strong and not bow to the Schumer´s filibuster then everything will be ok. Let the FBI be without a new Director I could care less. Schumer´s request is more than unfair it´s obscene.
For him it does not lack reason. His reason/purpose is to tie President Trump to a continuing problem to at least ‘18 and if he can to the 2020 election. Facts will have no place in this thing, just noise and smoke.
Interrupted repeatedly by chants of “Donald Trump! Donald Trump! Donald Trump!” as he was speaking in Poland on Thursday, President Trump delivered a ringing affirmation that he would defend Western civilization: “Just as Poland could not be broken, I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken. Our values will prevail, our people will thrive, and our civilization will triumph.” Now, we’re used Presidents affirming that civilization will triumph. Barack Obama did it, too. Trump’s remarkable innovation here, and sharp departure from the example his predecessor set, is in declaring that Western civilization would
There is little in the news today quite as delightful as watching the mainstream media do the CNN Two-Step. The CNN Two-Step is a simple dance. Step One: Put your foot in your mouth. Step Two: Shoot yourself in the foot. The results are bloody but hilarious. The latest iteration comes from CNN´s own Jim Acosta. Acosta seems to have modeled himself on the Grandfather of Fake News, Dan Rather. Rather made his name by shouting biased and hostile questions at a president despised of the elite. Acosta has made a fool of himself doing the same thing. Acosta beclowned himself
In his book titled Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Portrait in Letters of an American Visionary, editor Steven R. Weisman cites an October 5, 1973 letter of Moynihan´s affirming that [Norman] Podhoretz is at the height of his form. He has it. He knows what has been going on in America since 1932 when Edmund Wilson, becoming Marxist, exulting in the Depression, pronounced that ´we now have a chance to take our country away from the businessmen who took it from us.´ A score from Walden time, now to be settled, because the normal sources of strength of the republic had been
George W. Bush is a gentleman and his father, George H.W. is too, even more so. Both were attacked maliciously and aggressively by the media and by their political opponents. I admired the civility of both presidents who were above the fray. But their presidencies suffered defeats because they were unwilling to fight fire with fire. Donald J. Trump is a different man, a different politician and a different president. Trump is a street fighter. He is going to be aggressive and cunning when politicians and the media come after him. President Trump is naturally combative, having honed his skills
If you ever had any doubt that Donald Trump was right that the mainstream media is the enemy of the American people, CNN corrected your inexplicable inability to comprehend this painfully obvious truth by choosing July 4th to threaten some guy for daring to make fun of Its Medianess Holiness. Apparently, if you dare defy the media it has the right to wreck your life - as long as you are an anti-Obama rodeo clown or a meme-making rando on Reddit. If you are a zillionaire like Anthony Scaramucci with the bucks to hire top flight law firms and Gawkerize
If anyone doubts that patriotism really is the last refuge of a scoundrel, a recent CNN article boasts that liberals are reclaiming patriotism. After going through their musty attics, tossing aside copies of Howard Zinn’s revisionist Marxist history of America and all the “U.S. Out of Everywhere” buttons, they found their patriotism, moth-eaten, covered in dust and a little worse for the wear. But otherwise intact. That’s right, progressives are patriotic again. Again refers to the brief period between the end of the Hitler-Stalin pact when the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union necessitated a sudden outburst of pro-war sentiment and
Hillary Clinton will be remembered for many things but being a gracious loser is not one of them. Ever the narcissist, Clinton blamed Russia, fake news, wikileaks, Comey, anyone but herself for her humiliating defeat. The bare truth is that Clinton was a supremely flawed candidate who was perceived as untrustworthy. Her flirtations with identity politics while hobnobbing with the bicoastal elite did nothing to enhance her image among blue collar union folk and the middle class. But perhaps most damning for Clinton was her email scandal which dogged her campaign like a bad rash that wouldn’t go away. Clinton
There are many discussions about the President Trump “wrestling” CNN tweet, but it’s time to get to the heart of the matter: that the tweet was brilliant, anticipating a ridiculously overwrought reaction by the legacy media, and boy, did they deliver. It’s one thing to say the media is fake and can’t be trusted, and quite another to show it to the American people. So consumed with their loathing of the president, some in the legacy media can’t see past themselves and did exactly what you’d expect the pathologically obsessed to do: pathologically obsess. While everyone else was laughing at the tweet
I haven’t thrown a punch in anger since long before the beginning of this century. I carried a Beretta 92FC 9 mm or a Walther PPK 380 semi-automatic pistol for longer than a decade in the Bronx, back when there were around two thousand murders a year in New York City. I wrote about it here. Read it, you might find it interesting. When I had a pizzeria for a few years, hard men would come in and ask me to fix their guns; I politely declined. I had an ice cream truck in the projects for most of a decade through
What is it about “gender issues” that drives the media/political elites mad? The government of Canada handed gender activists the crucial precedent they need. As the BBC reported yesterday: An eight-month old Canadian baby has been issued a health card without a gender marker, in what could be the first case in the world. So serious are the issues of child abuse here that I must put them aside, possibly for another time. I want to confine myself to the manner in which what has to be called fantasy has permeated the ruling class when it comes to the denial of biology. Now,
The first article of impeachment against president Donald J. Trump -- if the Democrats regain the U.S. House majority -- will be that his behavior demeans the office of the President. Set aside for a moment that for Dem loons just electing Trump irreparably tarnished the stature of the office. But now, the Dems have Exhibit A to the impeachment article: Trump’s image-shopped WWE parody of himself “body-slamming” CNN, perhaps the most accomplished, and persistent purveyor of fake news. Unlike Bill Clinton -- whose pants around the ankles in the Oval Office, while being serviced by an intern, redefined dignity of the
Americans don´t need just a free press; they need access to accurate information in order to make up their own minds about what they want the government to do. While it´s true that a free press is a prerequisite for the people to have access to the data they need, it´s not sufficient. We currently, despite Democrat attempts to the contrary, have a free press in America. Yet the systemic left-wing bias of the mainstream media(MSM) – ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, MSNBC, NYT, Washington Post, L.A. Times, etc – means there is little difference between the accuracy of the information most Americans
Fox Business Network anchor Charles Payne has been suspended pending an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment. A female analyst who had appeared on Fox News and CNN is alleging that she was blackballed from Fox after ending an affair with Payne, the Los Angeles Times reports. She also claims to have been coerced into a sexual relationship, and 20th Century Fox is investigating her allegations while other anchors fill in on Payne´s show "Making Money." HuffPost writer Yashar Ali reported that the woman in question was Scottie Nell Hughes, a pro-Trump commentator who also appeared frequently on CNN during the 2016
Donald Trump has reportedly had trouble getting a hotel room for the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. His team apparently waited too long to book accommodations for the President and his travelling staff and were told none of the major hotels had vacancies, Buzzfeed reported. The local newspaper Hamburger Abendblatt reported that the Four Seasons had to turn him away as they were full. In an ironic twist for the hotel chain owner, every luxury hotel in town seemed to be booked up. There do not appear to be any Trump-owned properties in the northern German city. Buzzfeed did some digging and
France will outlaw the sale of all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, its new environment minister, Nicolas Hulot, has announced. It will also ban any “new project to use petrol, gas or coal”, as well as shale oil, by that date. The radical measures were unveiled at a press conference as part of French president Emmanuel Macron’s pledge to “make the planet great again”. (Snip) The French will in the meantime be offered financial incentives to scrap their polluting vehicles for clean alternatives, he said. Concretely, “the government will offer each French person a bonus to replace their diesel car dating
CNN correspondent Jim Acosta suggested President Trump´s press conference Thursday in Poland was a "fake news conference" because he called on a reporter who is an "ally of the White House." During the press conference, Trump chose Daily Mail reporter David Martosko, who has publicly said he spoke with Trump about a possible White House job, to ask a question. Martosko asked Trump about potential military action against North Korea and also about the fallout of the president´s tweet that included a video of him tackling a man with a CNN logo for a head. (Tweet) Reacting on Twitter, Acosta
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow revealed on Thursday night that someone is sending "carefully forged" intelligence documents to media outlets in an attempt to discredit coverage of the investigation into Russian collusion with President Donald Trump´s campaign team. Maddow tweeted early Thursday evening that she had a "strange exclusive" coming up on her show later that night. (Tweet) Maddow revealed the scoop at the beginning of her show and talked about it for almost 20 minutes. Her opening monologue began by pointing out that she has a website for people to send her tips and documents anonymously. She said that she
Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts appeared to take a veiled jab at his new colleague Justice Neil Gorsuch during a conference in Pennsylvania this week, where he reiterated his longstanding aversion to solo opinions. The comments suggest a hint of tension between the chief and the junior justice. In remarks given at a judicial conference in Pennsylvania this week, Roberts reiterated his long-held view that the Court should speak with one voice wherever possible — that is to say, he supports a consensus-driven approach to opinion writing in which the justices strive for unanimity and avoid writing their own
When asked about President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, Professor Stephen Hawking said that Trump’s decision could make the Earth “become like Venus, with a temperature of over 250 degrees and raining sulfuric acid.” He also said that Trump will cause “damage to our beautiful planet.” In a video published July 2, BBC News presented the question, “What does Stephen Hawking think about President Trump withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement?” Hawking answered, “We are close to the tipping point where global warming becomes irreversible.” “Trump’s action could push the earth over the brink to become like Venus, with a
Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens criticized President Donald Trump’s public commentary on the travel ban litigation in an interview this week, and expressed skepticism about its legality. (Snip) He also expressed skepticism of the order’s legality. “Of course the Court has to consider the national security issues, but I don’t see the argument finding the danger to our security by allowing Muslims into the country,” he said. “It doesn’t seem to me that’s a very good test of how dangerous the immigrants are.” A 2015 study that appeared in the Wall Street Journal found that former President Barack Obama commented
Hurry up and read this, before it’s too late. The Larsen C ice shelf is seconds/minutes/hours/days away from breaking off from Antarctica. When it does — if it hasn’t by the time you’ve finished reading this — it will become one of the largest icebergs on record. Scientists have been monitoring the crack in the ice shelf for two years, since they first observed that it was growing at a significant rate.
Thursday on “CBS This Morning,” the network’s chief White House correspondent Major Garret said President Donald Trump did not “uphold American values” when he criticized the American news media and former President Barack Obama. Partial transcript as follows: GARRETT: Good morning. The president said Poland is an example of courage in the face of oppression. He specifically praised Poland’s historic, but ultimately unsuccessful, resistance to Nazi occupation and its persistent efforts throughout the Cold War to undermine Soviet dominance here and throughout Europe. In a speech, Mr. Trump also hailed Poland as one of the few NATO nations that annually
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper on Thursday reaffirmed his beliefs that Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential election and that the Kremlin was planning to "prep the battlefield" for future elections. "They´re going to stretch the envelope as far as they can to collect information," Clapper said on CNN. "I think they´re here to reconnoiter and collect as much as they possibly can on the United States." Clapper´s remarks come amid a new CNN report that said Russian spies were increasing their efforts to collect intelligence on the US. Intelligence officials cited by the news network argued
John Podesta, the chairman of Hillary Clinton´s 2016 presidential campaign, pulled off at a pit stop in West Virginia to call President Donald Trump a "whack job" over Twitter on Friday. Early Friday morning, Trump tweeted that everyone at the G-20 summit in Germany he is currently attending was "talking about why John Podesta refused to give the DNC server to the FBI and the CIA." Trump was referring to the Democratic National Committee´s hacked computer server, which was not handed over to federal authorities offering cyber-security assistance, nor to those responsible for the ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016