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.
NEW YORK— Senate Republicans are eying the possibility of seeking testimony from former Attorney General Loretta Lynch over possible wrongdoing with regard to the FBI’s criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. On Wednesday, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent a letter to Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA), the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, formally requesting that the committee probe any attempts to influence the FBI’s investigations under the Trump and Obama administrations. It is not immediately clear whether the Judiciary Committee, which oversees the Justice Department, has taken any action on the matter. A spokesman for Grassley, the
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones hemmed and hawed when pressed repeatedly by Megyn Kelly to admit he was wrong to call the Sandy Hook massacre a hoax. But the controversial Infowars host never gave a direct answer in a segment on Sunday night on NBC´s Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly. Kelly had been plagued with intense criticism for giving a platform to Jones - with critics labeling the decision to air the interview on Father´s Day as ´disgusting´ and ´shameful´. Yet following the show, many on Twitter applauded the NBC host for the interview that Jones had earlier tried to discredit
ERIN, Wisconsin — Just when it appeared the size of the moment might be getting to Brooks Koepka, he pulled out a 3-wood, gripped it, and ripped it. His ball sailed toward the green at the par-5 14th, and though it landed just short in the greenside bunker, it showed that Koepka wasn’t just trying to hang on to win the 117th U.S. Open. He was going to grab this tournament by the throat. Koepka pitched out, drained the birdie, then carded another right afterward at the 15th, and the victory march was on. In a matter of about 10
So now it turns out that the Trump-voting neighbor of deranged Bernie Sanders campaign worker James Hodgkinson was giving the bloodthirsty moonbat a good leaving alone in downstate Illinois. “He was a Democrat and I was a Republican,” Aaron Meurer told the Belleville News-Democrat, “so we didn’t have too much to talk about.” Naturally the mainstream media claims to find this “troubling,” not to mention “problematic.” Why can’t we all get along, as Rodney King once said. But what the h**l was Meurer supposed to discuss with his Bernie Bro neighbor? Last night’s Rachel Maddow hatefest on MSNBC? Robert B.
The mother of a US Navy sailor who survived a direct hit to his sleeping berth during a collision at sea said her son kept diving to try to save his shipmates until the flooded berth began running out of air pockets, while others - believing the ship was under attack - hurried to man the guns. Mia Sykes of Raleigh, North Carolina, told the AP on Sunday that her 19-year-old son, Brayden Harden, was knocked out of his bunk by the impact, and water immediately began filling the berth, after their destroyer, the USS Fitzgerald, collided with a Philippine-flagged
A high-level employee at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2014 appeared to give leaders of liberal-leaning groups preferential treatment for posting and publicizing comments on the agency’s public forum for the net neutrality debate. Details of the highly friendly support were first described by then-The Washington Post’s Nancy Scola, who referred to it as an “unusual collaboration” in an in-depth report on the FCC’s filing system. Those details became significantly more incriminating after Mike Wendy, director of the market-oriented nonprofit MediaFreedom, recently received once-classified pieces of electronic communications years after he filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
President Trump called Camp David a "very special place" after spending his first weekend at the presidential retreat. "Camp David is a very special place," Trump tweeted Sunday evening. "An honor to have spent the weekend there. Military runs it so well and are so proud of what they do!" (Tweet) Trump usually spends weekends at properties he owns, like the Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla., and the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.The president was joined at Camp David by first lady Melania Trump, son Barron and Melania Trump´s parents. Trump returned to the White House on
My father was the most reasonable man I have ever known. The most loving man I have ever known. He had a challenging life: father unemployed during most of the Great Depression. Shy. But brilliant beyond words. Entered Williams, the finest small college in the world — at 15. Worked his way through partly by washing dishes at a fraternity that didn’t admit Jews. Never complained about it. He said it didn’t make him angry. He was just grateful to have been able to go to a super great college in the midst of the worst industrial depression on record.
(Video) Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Angus King (I-ME) said the Senate Intelligence Committee was about 20 percent into the Russian collusion investigation during the 2016 presidential election. Partial transcript as follows: TODD: Where is the Senate Intel Committee on this investigation timetable wise? I know you don’t know the exact end day of when you think you can draw a conclusion, but at least give me some sense of where you are. KING: First I can say categorically that the collusion or cooperation aspect of the investigation is not over. As far as that goes, I would
Uncle Joe launched a Super PAC this month in an obvious attempt to keep himself relevant for the next election. (Snip) Uncle Joe also wants Americans to believe that the Democrat Party supports the working class. This comes after: Democrats destroyed the US steel industry --Democrats tried to destroy US mining-- Democrats worked to destroy the US oil and petroleum development across the country-- Democrats shut down common sense pipeline projects that are environment friendly-- Democrats destroyed the sugar industry in Hawaii-- Democrats destroyed vegetable and fruit farming in California-- Democrats destroyed lumber industry in Oregon-- Democrats killed coal – and
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday said law enforcement has not been in contact with him about the shooting suspect who he said once volunteered for his presidential campaign. “Not in touch with me. I am not aware that they have been in touch with my staff,” Sanders told CNN’s “State of the Union” when asked by host Jake Tapper. Sanders said in a speech on the Senate floor last week that the alleged gunman in last week´s baseball shooting had “apparently volunteered” for his presidential campaign in Iowa. A Facebook profile of 66-year-old James Hodgkinson emerged last week following
26 God said, ‘Let us make man in our own image, in the likeness of ourselves, and let them be masters of the fish of the sea, the birds of heaven, the cattle, all the wild animals and all the creatures that creep along the ground.’ 27 God created man in the image of himself, in the image of God he created him, male and female he created them. I had an experience this weekend that made me think about men, about masculinity. It seems manhood is under attack these days from many directions. Indeed, in my opinion, a part
Several Democrats in Congress warned President Trump on Friday that he will face consequences if he fires special counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. “All Americans, regardless of party, agree on the fundamental principle that no one is above the law,” Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) told MSNBC Friday. “And if President Trump were to fire Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, and then [get] special counsel Mueller fired, I believe Congress would begin impeachment proceedings.” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) echoed Lieu’s sentiments, saying that Congress would come together to make sure they
CITIES could begin to start running out of fresh water in less than ten years, experts warn, as fears grow for the global population. Researchers have issued a stark warning that 2024 could spell the end of the absolute necessity that is fresh water for some northern hemisphere cities. Iqaluit, in eastern Canada, is earmarked as the first area which will run dry in just seven years time, a study by York University has found. Increasing demand on the supply coupled with crippling climate change is seeing residents facing a bleak future. Various methods are being suggested in an attempt to address the
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has a warning for President Trump: "Donald, you ain´t seen nasty yet." Warren read aloud from her new book "This Fight is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America´s Middle Class" and took questions at a town hall event in New York Friday, HuffPost reported. Warren blasted Trump for his economic policies, saying they are hurting the middle-class Americans who voted for him. "What Donald Trump and the Republican majority in the House and the Senate want to do to us, is they want to deliver the knockout blow to the middle class," she said. She
Local leaders in and around Madison, Wisconsin are seeking to rename the main county government building after former President Barack Obama — “the JFK of our generation.” The seven-story building is currently called the City-County Building. It’s a gray, soul-crushing, Brutalist slab of concrete. Inside the dreary, Soviet apartment-style exterior walls — originally erected in 1956 — are administrative offices and a jail. “Barack Obama was the JFK of our generation,” County Executive Joe Parisi said on Thursday, according to The Capital Times, a Madison newspaper. “He deserves to be honored, and he deserves to be recognized, not only for his accomplishments, but
Democrats looking for new blood to revitalize their party are taking a close look at New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who is suddenly being discussed as a dark-horse presidential nominee. After delivering a powerful speech last month on the removal of Confederate monuments from his city, Landrieu made national headlines and won praise from Democratic strategists looking for ways to ignite hope in their party. (Snip) Landrieu´s family is considered Louisiana royalty. His father, Moon Landrieu, also served as mayor of New Orleans and also as the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. His sister, Mary Landrieu (D-La.) served in the
Following the acquittal of a police officer charged in the death of Philando Castile in Minnesota, there’s definitely been a renewed conversation in America about police brutality and the justice system. After nearly a week of deliberations, the jury found Jeronimo Yanez not guilty of all counts in the July 2016 shooting of Castile. The shooting took place in a suburb of St. Paul and was caught on video. Yanez’s acquittal was met with strong condemnation from protesters around the United States. As a man who led a national anthem protest this past NFL season, free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick took to
Under no circumstances should a US Navy vessel possibly be damaged by a container ship at sea. Multiple systems exist to prevent this. Even CNN is noticing how little we know about the catastrophe that took the lives of seven sailors and almost caused a powerful warship to founder. The USS Fitzgerald, an anti-ballistic missile destroyer that was part of the USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike group, will no longer be ready to defend the carrier and other ships from missile attacks launched from North Korea, should push come to shove in the current confrontation with the rogue regime on the
WASHINGTON – Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday introduced legislation that would automatically register voters who transmit information to state and federal agencies, potentially adding 50 million new voters around the country. In introducing the legislation on the House Floor, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) discussed Shelby County v. Holder, a 2013 Supreme Court decision that struck down certain aspects of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and eliminated the need for nine states to seek federal approval for altering voting laws. Central to the decision was the debate over racial discrimination through polling laws. Controversial voting laws in Texas and South Carolina went into effect
In a video earlier this week, Hillary Clinton seemed to compare herself, or at the very least her values, to Wonder Woman — and I’m just not sure what in the fresh hell she could possibly be talking about. “Something tells me that a movie about a strong, powerful woman fighting to save the world from a massive international disaster is right up my alley,” Hillary Clinton said in the 95-second video message at the Women in Film Los Angeles’ Crystal + Lucy Awards on Tuesday night in Beverly Hills. Now, Hillary Clinton certainly did have a pretty high opinion
Los Angeles - The nation´s oldest U.S. senator looks like she´s sticking around. California´s Dianne Feinstein turns 84 on Thursday and is displaying signs that she´s headed for a re-election campaign, not a retirement party. While the Democrat has been coy when asked about seeking a fifth full term next year, her political committee, unambiguously titled Feinstein for Senate 2018, raised more than $650,000 in the first three months of this year in a cue she is looking ahead. Feinstein plays a marquee role for Democrats on Capitol Hill, where she has queried Attorney General Jeff Sessions and former FBI Director James Comey
Being rich is more pleasant than not being rich for many reasons, one of which is that the more money you have, the less society´s rules and obligations weigh on you. You slide through life using your wealth and connections to avoid the hassles and complications that occupy ordinary people, seldom having your choices impeded by what others or even the government demand of you. In theory the rules apply to everyone, but in practice there are almost always ways around them that are only available to a few. A wealthy person with a powerful conscience and moral foundation can avoid
The Illinois official responsible for paying the state´s bills is warning that new court orders mean her office must pay out more each month than Illinois receives in revenue. Comptroller Susana Mendoza must prioritize what gets paid as Illinois nears its third year without a state budget. A mix of state law, court orders and pressure from credit rating agencies requires some items be paid first. Those include debt and pension payments, state worker paychecks and some school funding. Mendoza says a recent court order regarding money owed for Medicaid bills means mandated payments will eat up 100 percent of