The White House will fight tooth and nail against any key aides appearing before the House, according to the Washington Post. The latest announcement came when former White House counsel Don McGahn was subpoenaed by the House Judiciary Committee. His testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller proved to be a key component to his final report. This begins another showdown between the White House and Congress as Trump works to protect himself from accountability. They’re
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called President Donald Trump an “existential threat” to America. Pelosi was interviewed on Tuesday by Molly Ball, national political correspondent for Time magazine. The Speaker said Democrats may have “no choice” but to proceed to impeachment if that’s where the facts lead. Watch:
President Donald Trump kicked off Tuesday with an unusually early tweetstorm, blasting and berating a wide variety of targets, including MSNBC’s “Angry Dumb and Sick” “Morning Psycho,” known to everyone else in America as “Morning Joe” Scarborough. He also set his sights on “The Radical Left Democrats, together with their leaders in the Fake News Media,” and “the Enemy of the People!” better known as The New York Times. There were also two somewhat irregular tweets,
MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace deduced on Tuesday that the White House is under siege. Wallace, who served as communications director in the George W. Bush White House prior to her journalism career, connected the dots to explain President Donald Trump’s increasingly unhinged behavior on Twitter. “This is what a White House under siege looks like,” Wallace explained. “Democrats naming names and setting dates for oversight hearings.” “The House Oversight Committee moving this afternoon to hold
On Tuesday, a panel hosted by CNN’s Brianna Keilar went off the rails after Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s senior advisor and Trump’s son-in-law downplayed Russia interference in the 2016 presidential election. “Does he get it?” Keilar asked. He gets it, but he’s not being truthful about it. The reality is that Mueller came out and said there was a sweeping and systemic interference in the election campaign and we have heard nothing from the
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and White House advisor Jared Kushner appeared at a forum in New York, where he gave a wide-ranging interview about the Mueller report and Russian meddling in the election. Kushner was dismissive of Russian efforts to influence the election, essentially dismissing it as no big deal. CNN’s The Lead Tuesday had a flummoxed panel of experts who couldn’t believe Kushner would whitewash the Mueller probe. “Jared is basically saying,
Democrats succeeded in fueling the hoped-for “blue wave” in 2018, flipping control of the House of Representatives and securing a decisive majority of 38 seats. And new data analyzed by Michael McDonald, who studies elections as a professor at the University of Florida, helps reveal why Democrats were able to win so big. The Census data shows that in 2018, the share of the voting population that was non-Hispanic white dropped compared to 2016: The
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report for the Russia investigation, which Attorney General William Barr released publicly on April 18, not only discusses indictments of various associates of President Donald Trump, it also discusses some Trump associates who weren’t indicted. Two of the ones who weren’t indicted were Donald Trump, Jr. and White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner, and law professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy explains in an article for The Atlantic that one of the reasons
A bill before the Texas Senate seeks to prevent social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter from censoring users based on their viewpoints. Supporters say it would protect the free exchange of ideas but critics say the bill contradicts a federal law that allows social media platforms to regulate their own content. The measure — Senate Bill 2373 by state Sen. Bryan Hughes R-Mineola — would hold social media platforms accountable for restricting users’ speech based on personal opinions....
On Tuesday, Fox News host Shep Smith ripped presidential son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner for diminishing the impact of Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election. During the TIMES 100 summit, Kushner said that Mueller’s report was more harmful to America than Russia. “President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser claimed the Russian investigation has been more damaging to the United States than Putin’s meddling in the 2016 election. Jared Kushner said he thought...
The US has unnerved the world oil market by ramping up the pressure in its long-running dispute with Iran. It has announced that, after May 1, it won’t renew the exemptions given to eight countries that enable them to buy Iranian oil. Those affected, which include China, India, Japan, Italy and South Korea, will face sanctions from Washington if they don’t comply. The move will likely squeeze global oil supply at a time when it
A 39-year-old Alabama pastor in jail for allegedly engaging in sex acts with victims ages 13-16 is still in contact with his victims, according to authorities. WBRC reports that Paul Action Bowen, formerly an evangelical religious leader in the community, is trying to manipulate his victims, possibly to talk them out of testifying against him. “The contents of the messages clearly indicate an intent to influence the victim’s feelings, and potentially his testimony, regarding these