While discussing the New York Times’ report that President Trump called FBI Director James Comey a “nutjob” and told Russian officials that firing Comey relieved “great pressure” on Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” CNN Political Director David Chalian argued the Trump White House does have a point about leaks, and that while “It’s not going to save them from their real legal and political troubles,” “there are people in this government who seem pretty committed to taking him down.” Chalian began by saying, “We saw that the White House tried to explain what he meant by pressure was that
“It’s not going to save them from their real legal and political troubles…” Ok political troubles is in the eye of the beholder, but legal is another thing. I have yet to have an explanation of the “legal” trouble. According to the memo (if it exists) the language did not demonstrate any intent to thwart justice for Flynn. And in this case intent is required. Further the Director of the FBI is required to report to the Justice Department any attempt to obstruct justice. It is a crime if he does not. Comey went further later while under oath he stated that no one had pushed him to obstruct justice. To me this closes out that problem. So where is this “legal” problem that the President faces?
The left and their counterparts,the commies have spent the better part of 50 years trying to destroy this country from the inside out.They have infiltrated just about every where.With Trump deconstructing their "progress" bit by bit,it´s no wonder they´re so frantic. If the public thinks he´s done a good job,he´ll get re-elected,setting the left back close to 30 years.The left knows conservatism works but it´s their job to hide that from many people as possible.
Senate Judiciary Committee members seeking to to shine light into one of the sleaziest, darkest corner of the Russian election meddling saga will have to wait a little longer. On Wednesday they were scheduled to question the figure who supported the anti-Donald Trump dossier, Washington political operative Glenn Simpson, but committee Chairman Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa, late Tuesday postponed the hearing. Mr. Grassley’s office offered no explanation for the delay but sources told The Washington Times that Mr. Simpson never intended to comply with the request to appear, which was voluntary. Mr. Simpson’s name cropped up earlier
Several mainstream news media outlets reported Tuesday evening that President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a second, undisclosed “meeting” at the G-20 summit earlier this month in Hamburg, Germany, attended only by Putin’s translator. The “meeting” — occurring during a dinner for heads of states and their spouses, supposedly “raised the eyebrows” of other foreign leaders at the dinner, for breaking national security protocol by not also having a U.S. translator present, according to Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer, who first reported the meeting in a note sent to clients, according to Reuters. However, the White House
The 2018 Senate race in West Virginia could test the theory that competition is good in politics. Republicans are hoping that a hard-fought primary contest does not hamper their chances of thwarting Sen. Joe Manchin III, a Democrat, from winning a second full term in the midterm elections. Democrats, meanwhile, want the Republican fight between Rep. Evan H. Jenkins and Attorney General Patrick Morrisey to get even uglier. A bloodbath in the Republican primary race, which also includes Bo Copley, would increase Democrats’ chances of defending Mr. Manchin’s Senate seat. Donald Trump won the Mountaineer State in a landslide in
Donald Trump just enjoyed a very successful trip to France. New president Emmanuel Macron gave him the full red carpet treatment in Paris to celebrate Bastille Day. They and their wives dined together at the Eiffel Tower, watched their two militaries put on a wonderful show, and spoke very highly of each other’s countries. But President Trump didn’t come to Britain. (Photo) Nor is he planning on coming any time soon, despite being half-British. Of course, he should have done so by now. Prime Minister Theresa May invited him in January to visit the UK with a formal state visit, hosted
President Donald Trump will hold a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, next week as his administration struggles to follow through on his promise to repeal Obamacare. Trump has held several rallies while in office with his most recent one in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His rally on July 25 was announced Tuesday by his 2020 re-election campaign. It will be held at 7 p.m. EST at the Covelli Centre. (Photo) At his most recent rally, the president sounded like he was back on the campaign trail as he made jokes, attacked the media, and compared the MS-13 street gang to Al-Qaeda. A
The Trump Administration is providing funding for the Texas National Guard’s efforts to assist in securing the state’s border with Mexico. This follows more than three years of the Obama Administration’s refusal to help with any funding for Texas’ border security operations. Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced the State would receive funding from the federal government to help support its efforts in Operation Secure Texas. Members of the Texas National Guard currently deployed to the Texas/Mexico Border will begin to transition to federal orders later this month, according to a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas from Governor Abbott’s office. “The
Ever wondered where you would end up if you dug straight through the Earth? Children the world over are often told that if they burrow far enough through the ground, they would end up in another country. In the UK, the belief is they would end up in Australia, whereas Americans believe they would wind up in China. But a fascinating map has revealed that most populated places on Earth have an opposite point somewhere in the ocean. (Photo) The interactive Antipodes Map lets you check any location on the surface of the planet to check where it´s opposite point
Is Joe Biden looking for attention? Is he still in the game of angling for invitations and seeming like a power player and somehow staying relevant? Or did someone call in a favor, asking him to help preserve the Obama legacy of Obamacare in exchange for something done earlier? Or is he just batty enough to think he could run for public office again? Regardless of motive, he´s written a mess of phony claims, straw men, red herrings, and projections in his jawbone bid to save Obamacare. The Washington Post has accommodated him: As vice president, I met with Americans
It seems they might be doomed to do this forever. Eight months have passed since the 2016 presidential election concluded, but a new battle is brewing between Don and Hilary — at least among forecasters. Tropical Storm Don is moving up and around the northern shore of South America, while a tropical depression in the Pacific Ocean develops. That storm is expected to be named Hilary sometime on Tuesday, according to the Washington Post. The chance that two storms would form and each receive names that were pre-designated years earlier is a big coincidence. Contrary to popular belief, the National
No one said "ha-ha," but you could almost hear it in the statement released by Democrat Party Chairman Tom Perez. Commenting on the Republicans´ inability to pass the second version of their health care bill, Perez issued the following statement Monday night: Republicans attempted to take away health care from millions and failed twice because the American people made their voices heard and overwhelmingly rejected this bill. Instead of listening to the people they represent, Donald Trump, Mike Pence, and Congressional Republicans ignored their constituents and met behind closed doors to craft legislation that would have devastated working families. Make
The Senate voted 92-7 on Tuesday to confirm Patrick Shanahan, the former vice president of Boeing, as deputy secretary of defense. Senate Armed Services Committee chairman John McCain, R-Ariz., was absent from the vote for medical reasons. McCain sharply criticized Shanahan for his answers on arming Ukraine against Russian-backed separatists during his confirmation hearings. “In your questions that were submitted to you, one of the questions was providing the Ukrainians with legal, lethal defense weaponry with which to defend themselves,” McCain said. “Inexplicably, you responded by saying you have to look at the issue. It’s not satisfactory, Mr. Shanahan.” Shanahan responded
As TGP previously reported, former president, Bill Clinton gave a speech to the Russia-based Renaissance Capital in Moscow on June 29, 2010 for $500,000. Wikileaks leaked an email from the ‘Podesta emails’ showing Hillary’s camp internally bragging that they killed a Bloomberg story linking Bill Clinton’s $500K Moscow cash to the Magnitsky bill. Let’s talk about Russian collusion, shall we? (Photo) FOX News reported on Clinton’s speech in Russia: Trump White House officials now are trying to draw attention to that speech and the Clintons’ ties to Russia in a bid to counter criticism over Trump Jr.’s now-infamous meeting. “If
Miami, a city of 430,000 people, could disappear within the century if the worst climate change predictions come true. New York Magazine´s David Wallace-Wells spoke with dozens of climatologists and researchers in related fields for an investigation on the outcomes of climate change if aggressive preventative action isn´t taken. The results were not pretty. (Snip) Within the century, a combination of polar melting, carbon emissions, and ice-sheet collapses could cause chronic flooding to wipe out Miami — and as many as 670 coastal communities, including Cambridge, Massachusetts; Oakland, California; St. Petersburg, Florida; and four of the five boroughs of New York City, according
Susan Rice will no longer be appearing in front of the House committee on Tuesday to answer questions about her unmasking of Trump and his private associates. Rice was expected to give a testimony to the House committee probing her unmasking scandal. It has apparently been postponed. (Snip) As TGP previously reported, independent journalist, Mike Cernovich broke the Susan Rice unmasking story in early April. Cernovich reported via Medium: The White House Counsel’s office identified Rice as the person responsible for the unmasking after examining Rice’s document log requests. The reports Rice requested to see are kept under tightly-controlled conditions.
Since Hillary Clinton’s unexpected loss to Donald Trump, her donors have strategized with Democratic leadership about how to revive the failing party. Billionaire George Soros held a closed door conference with wealthy donors in November 2016 that addressed how to “take back power” and was attended by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. On the weekend of Trump’s inauguration, David Brock hosted a retreat for the most prolific Democratic donors to figure out how to “kick Donald Trump’s a--.” On July 15, Page Six reported that Sen. Kamala Harris, a potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, met with top Clinton donors in the Hamptons. Many figures in Clinton’s inner circle attended, including Clinton’s
The mainstream media’s silence over Klaus Eberwein’s death is deafening. Eberwein was a former Haitian government official who was expected to expose the extent of Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice next week. He has been found dead in Miami at the age of 50. The circumstances surrounding Eberwein’s death are also nothing less than unpalatable. According to Miami-Dade’s medical examiner records supervisor, the official cause of death is “gunshot to the head.“ Eberwein’s death has been registered as “suicide” by the government. But not long before his death, he acknowledged that his life was in danger because he was outspoken on
Sens. Mike Lee and Jerry Moran jointly announced Monday night that they will oppose a vote to open debate on the Senate GOP´s healthcare bill, meaning Republicans currently do not have the votes to advance the legislation in its current form. Lee, R-Utah, and Moran, R-Kan., announced their opposition to the bill in tweets in which they cited one another, but they issued separate statements.With Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, already coming out against advancing the healthcare bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., no longer has the votes he needs to have least 50 of 52
Subway wants to freshen up the look of its stores as it tries to stem a sales decline. The sandwich chain says the redesign - which includes a brighter atmosphere, displays of vegetables behind the counter and ordering tablets - is the first major revamp since the early 2000s. The changes will take place as stores around the country are remodeled and new ones are built. The makeover comes as Subway´s sales have fallen for four straight years amid competition from places including Jimmy John´s and Firehouse Subs. Since 2012, Subway´s average annual sales per store are down 13 percent
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) has been accused of “slut-shaming” female players after introducing a new dress code that forbids plunging necklines, leggings or revealing skirts on the course. Reactions to the move by golf’s governing body have been overwhelmingly against it, with Teen Vogue, the influential youth magazine, saying the dress code had set women “way back”. In an email sent around by LPGA player president Vicki Goetze-Ackerman on July 2, players were warned that they would face a fine of $1000 if they breached the new dress code which comes into action on July 17.
Dunkirk is a great movie but there aren’t enough ‘women’ or ‘people of color’ in it, according to a review in USA Today. The movie – with a cast including Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, and former One Direction singer Harry Styles – has been given a slew of five-star reviews for its vivid, nailbiting depiction of the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in 1940. But though USA Today’s reviewer praised it too, he couldn’t resist giving it a little rap on the knuckles about its shameful lack of diversity and equality: The trio of timelines can be jarring as you
Pensions: Even in normal years, the annual Social Security and Medicare trustees´ reports typically get overlooked. This year is far from normal. But the reports should be top of mind for anyone who cares about retirement security. The Social Security report finds that the "trust fund" will run out of money in just 17 years. The news only gets worse from there. The program´s unfunded liability over the next 75 years is now $12.5 trillion, which is up from $11.4 trillion last year and $4.7 trillion a decade ago. In other words, Social Security´s long-term unfunded liability has increased by 166% in
Former Vice President Al Gore condemned President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement in an interview Monday. “We’ve never had a president who´s deliberately made decisions the effect of which is tearing down America’s standing in the world,” Gore said on the "Today" show. The one-time Democratic presidential nominee also attacked Trump for “undermining our alliances” and damaging America’s reputation in “many ways.” Gore–who has spent most of his post-political career as a climate change activist–has occasionally weighed in on the president’s decisions. In December, during the
If any doubts remained that the Fox News channel is continuing to swerve from its conservative roots, they were erased on July 16, 2017 when Ezekiel Emanuel, M.D., a principal architect of Obamacare and a barely hinged spin doctor for the Democrat socialist left, appeared on the channel’s signature weekly program Fox News Sunday in his new role as a paid contributor. During the program, the ever arrogant Emanuel jumped on the Resist Trump bandwagon and suggested that President Trump is worthy of being impeached. Hired last February primarily as a health policy analyst (he is a physician and professor,
More than 500 teens flash mobbed police who came to disperse them during an unauthorized cookout at a Philadelphia recreation center. The mob occurred in Philadelphia´s Germantown neighborhood on Sunday night, outside the city-run Lonnie Young Recreation Center. Police said that the incident began at around 9.30pm, when officers arrived to find the center´s sidewalks and street filled with teenagers, believed to be age 12 to 17. (Snip) Videos posted on Facebook and taken by cookout attendees showed that teens also climbed on top of cars and blocked siren-blaring cop cruisers by taunting and dancing in front of them.