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  • Paul rips McCain: Take his press comments 'with a grain of salt'

    02/19/2017 9:29:08 AM PST · by ColdOne · 31 replies ^ | 2/19/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., on Sunday warned against taking seriously comments his Senate colleague John McCain of Arizona made on Saturday, in which the Arizona lawmaker compared President Trump's actions toward the press to "how dictators get started." "The thing is, I don't agree with his analysis and applying that to the president," Paul told Jon Karl, guest host of ABC's "This Week." "Everything that [McCain] says about the president is colored by his own personal dispute he's got running with President Trump and it should be taken with a grain of salt, because John McCain's the guy that's advocated...
  • Where was McCain when Obama attacked the free press?

    02/19/2017 9:12:36 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 19, 2017 | Monica Showalter
    Senator John McCain poured it on for the press at a Munich defense conference Saturday, warning in a veiled attack on President Trump that attacks on the press are a leading danger for democracy. “That's how dictators are made!”
  • Rand Paul: We’re very lucky John McCain’s not in charge

    02/19/2017 9:15:12 AM PST · by markomalley · 77 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/19/17 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.) ripped fellow Republican Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) on Sunday after McCain criticized President Trump’s escalating war of words with the media. He argued that the nation is “very lucky” that Trump is president and not McCain, who won the 2008 GOP nomination but lost to Barack Obama in the general election. Paul said that McCain’s recent criticisms of Trump are driven by his “personal dispute” with the president over foreign policy. He added that McCain and Trump are at odds because McCain supports the wide deployment of U.S. troops to protect and promote American interests abroad...
  • McCain On Explosive Trump Dossier: 'The Russians Do Use Women And Sex' (Barf)

    02/18/2017 9:40:21 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 72 replies
    TPM ^ | February 18, 2017 | By Matt Shuham
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said in an interview published Saturday that he takes Russian meddling in the 2016 election “more seriously than a physical attack.” He also said that he "didn’t know what to make" of an explosive, and still largely unsubstantiated, dossier which alleged the Russian government had compromising information on President Donald Trump. In a cover story for New York magazine published online Saturday, McCain projected a hawkish stance on Russia and said Russian interference in the American election had risked undermining “the foundation of democracy.” “The severity of this issue, the gravity of it, is so consequential...
  • McCain Warns Suppressing Press ‘Is How Dictators Get Started’

    02/19/2017 6:36:43 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 86 replies
    NBC News ^ | 02/19/17 | CHUCK TODD, PHIL HELSEL and MATT RIVERA
    Republican Sen. John McCain took a veiled swipe at President Donald Trump's attacks on the media, cautioning that suppressing the press "is how dictators get started." McCain, who has broken with Trump on several issues, made the comments in an exclusive interview with NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd, after being asked about the president's condemnation of several media outlets as "fake news" and "an enemy of the American people." "I hate the press. I hate you especially," McCain joked. "But the fact is we need you. We need a free press. We must have it. It's vital."
  • McCain reacts to Trump: Suppressing free press is 'how dictators get started'

    02/18/2017 2:23:43 PM PST · by ColdOne · 138 replies ^ | 2/18/17 | Jacqueline Klimas
    McCain, R-Ariz., said that having a free press is "a fundamental part of the new world order" when asked by NBC's "Meet the Press" host Chuck Todd to respond to Trump's tweet that specifically calls out the New York Times, NBC and CNN as "fake news media." "I hate the press, I hate you especially, but the fact is we need you, we need a free press," McCain said in a clip of the show released on Saturday. "If you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and sometimes adversarial press. Without it,...
  • McCain slams Trump in Munich speech without using his name

    02/18/2017 2:55:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 17, 2017 5:53 PM EST | Richard Lardner
    Republican Sen. John McCain delivered a withering critique of President Donald Trump in a speech Friday that highlighted fractures within the GOP as the new administration struggles to overcome a chaotic start. Speaking in Germany at the Munich Security Conference, McCain didn’t mention the president’s name, according to the prepared text, while he lamented a shift in the United States and Europe away from the “universal values” that forged the Western alliance seven decades ago. McCain is the chairman of the Armed Services Committee. […] McCain, who has openly quarreled with the president, said “more and more of our fellow...
  • McCain caught debating US policy to Russian phone pranksters!

    02/17/2017 10:59:46 PM PST · by WAcoondog · 30 replies
    This should be grounds for impeachment
  • Russian Hackers Prank Call to Senator Lindsey Graham - He Reveals Much

    02/17/2017 5:14:20 PM PST · by tony75034 · 12 replies ^ | 2/17/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    Here's the next installation of the Russian Hackers who pranked our leadership. This clown RINO Senator says that they have the votes to override any veto by Tump for new sanctions on Russia. This one is cut off after 2.35 minutes. Way too short unlike the one done with McCain and Maxine Waters (both links are below) so you can hear how ridiculously stupid Waters is. Other two links for Maxine Waters and Also the Joh McCain Prank call is on the page.
  • McCain Blasts Trump's Policies in Munich Speech

    02/17/2017 3:05:59 PM PST · by mandaladon · 122 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 17 Feb 2017 | Jason Devaney
    Arizona Sen. John McCain delivered a series of blows to President Donald Trump Friday during a speech in Germany, and at one point he compared today's political atmosphere to the Nazi years of the 1930s and 1940s. "In the four decades I have attended this conference, I cannot recall a year where its purpose was more necessary or more important," said McCain, who never mentioned Trump by name during his speech at the Munich Security Conference but referenced his policies several times. "This panel is going to ask us to consider whether the West will survive. In recent years, this...
  • John McCain just systematically dismantled Donald Trump’s entire worldview

    02/17/2017 2:57:11 PM PST · by Cold War Veteran - Submarines · 127 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | 2/17/2017 | Aaron Blake
    John McCain is increasingly mad as hell about President Trump. And on Friday, he went after Trump — hard. During a speech at the Munich Security Conference in Germany, the Republican senator from Arizona delivered a pointed and striking point-by-point takedown of Trump's worldview and brand of nationalism. McCain didn't mention Trump's name once, but he didn't have to.
  • Trump's team in disarray, U.S. Senator McCain tells Europe (Traitorous Dog Article!)

    02/17/2017 1:57:17 PM PST · by HomerBohn · 103 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/17/2017 | Phil Stewart and Robin Emmott
    (Watch the video at the link) MUNICH, Germany, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Republican Senator John McCain broke with the reassuring message that U.S. officials visiting Germany have sought to convey on their debut trip to Europe, saying on Friday that the administration of President Donald Trump was in "disarray." McCain, a known Trump critic, told the Munich Security Conference that the resignation of the new president's security adviser Michael Flynn over his contacts with Russia reflected deep problems in Washington. "I think that the Flynn issue obviously is something that shows that in many respects this administration is in disarray...
  • Russian Hackers Prank Phone Call to Senator McCain

    02/17/2017 6:42:09 AM PST · by tony75034 · 23 replies ^ | 2/17/2017 | Lord of All Editors
    If you remember earlier we posted the prank call to the buffoon Maxine Waters. Not to be outdone, here is RINO John McCain in a pranked call with the same fake Ukrainian PM. Evidently all you need is a slavic accent and a few well placed calls to convince our high officials of fake identities. Listen to what he asks abotu Trump.
  • PRANKSTERS Fool John McCain On Phone Call Pretending To Be Ukraine Leader

    02/16/2017 6:02:52 PM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/16/17 | Ryan Saavedra
    Pranksters Fool John McCain Into Releasing Secrets The same pranksters that successfully fooled Maxine Waters this week into believing the Russians invaded Limpopo appear to have a new victim in Senator John McCain.The well known Russian pair of phone pranksters, Vovan (Vladimir Kuznetsov) and Lexus (Alexei Stoliarov), placed a phone call to U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) pretending to be Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman of the Ukraine.In the alleged audio of Senator McCain he talks about urging President Trump send lethal weapons to fight the Russians.“I have to be very frank with my friend, the prime minister. I do not know...
  • Russian hackers prank phone call to Sen. McCain

    02/16/2017 3:47:12 PM PST · by FR_addict · 39 replies
    Youtube ^ | Feb 16,2017 | HXVideo
    Video has John McCain conducting foreign policy without President. I don't know if it is real or not, but it sure sounds like McCain
  • Senate to confirm Trump budget chief

    02/16/2017 6:55:07 AM PST · by GonzoII · 22 replies ^ | 49 minutes ago  
    WASHINGTON — The Republican-controlled Senate is poised to confirm President Donald Trump's choice to run the White House budget office on Thursday and is on track to give his controversial pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency a vote of confidence as well. Mick Mulvaney, a tea party lawmaker from South Carolina, is set for a narrow confirmation to the budget office on Thursday despite opposition from Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain.
  • McCain says Flynn resignation shows ‘dysfunction’ at the White House

    02/14/2017 8:35:47 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 131 replies
    Yahoo.Com ^ | February 14, 2017 | Olivier Knox
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Tuesday that Michael Flynn’s resignation as national security adviser highlights “dysfunction” in President Trump’s White House and raises fresh questions about the commander in chief’s relations with Russia. McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, praised Flynn’s “invaluable contributions in the fight against terrorism” in a written statement released hours after the retired Army lieutenant general resigned. “At the same time, General Flynn’s resignation is a troubling indication of the dysfunction of the current national security apparatus,” the Arizona Republican said. “General Flynn’s resignation also raises further questions about the Trump administration’s intentions...
  • CNN Resurrects ‘Fake News’ Dossier Without Proving Trump Connection

    02/10/2017 3:22:54 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 2/10/17 | Kaitlan Collins
    CNN has resurrected the unsubstantiated document that claims the Russian government has damaging information about President Trump, but without proving any connections to him.On Friday afternoon, the network published the story “US investigators corroborate some aspects of the Russia dossier.” CNN is quick to point out that “none of the newly learned information relates to the salacious allegations in the dossier” and that they have “not confirmed whether any content relates to then-candidate Trump.”
  • US investigators corroborate some aspects of the Russia dossier [fake news]

    02/10/2017 2:33:55 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | February 10, 2017 | Jim Sciutto and Evan Perez, CNN
    Washington (CNN)For the first time, US investigators say they have corroborated some of the communications detailed in a 35-page dossier compiled by a former British intelligence agent, multiple current and former US law enforcement and intelligence officials tell CNN. As CNN first reported, then-President-elect Donald Trump and President Barack Obama were briefed on the existence of the dossier prior to Trump's inauguration. None of the newly learned information relates to the salacious allegations in the dossier. Rather it relates to conversations between foreign nationals. The dossier details about a dozen conversations between senior Russian officials and other Russian individuals. Sources...
  • Senate GOP Introduces Bill To Break Up The ‘LIBERAL’ Ninth Circuit Court

    02/09/2017 6:54:06 PM PST · by bobsunshine · 86 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 9, 2017 | Jim Hoft
    Republicans are now pushing to break up the liberal ninth circuit court which is the most reversed court in the country. Republican Senators Jeff Flake and John McCain have introduced legislation to “carve six states out of the San Francisco-based court circuit and create a brand new 12th Circuit,” according to Fox News. The argument that they make is that the court is too big, too liberal and too slow in resolving cases.
  • Gohmert: McCain's comments hurt morale of US military

    02/09/2017 1:50:29 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/9/2017 | Fox News
    Feb. 09, 2017 - 2:53 - Texas congressman weighs in on 'America's News HQ'
  • Trump Blasts McCain: 'Losing So Long He Doesn't Know How to Win'

    02/09/2017 1:25:39 PM PST · by ColdOne · 51 replies ^ | 2/9/17 | Joe Crowe /AP
    White House press secretary Sean Spicer called on McCain to apologize for his comments. "The life of chief Ryan Owens was done in service to his country and we owe him and his family a great debt for the information we received during that raid. Any suggestion otherwise is a disservice to his courageous life and the actions he took. Full stop," Spicer said. The senator rejected a call Wednesday from White House press secretary Sean Spicer to apologize for his remarks. "I don't need to listen to that. My record speaks for itself," he said.
  • POLL: Is it wrong for Trump to criticize McCain?

    02/09/2017 9:24:08 AM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 90 replies
    Is it wrong for Trump to criticize McCain? Yes, Senator McCain is a hero and should be respected No, McCain deserves criticism
  • Bill to split 'nutty 9th Circuit' gains momentum

    02/09/2017 7:13:45 AM PST · by servo1969 · 51 replies ^ | 2-9-2017 | Barnini Chakraborty
    As judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals weigh the legality of President Trump’s immigration executive order, a Republican push to split up the controversial court -- and shrink its clout -- is gaining steam on Capitol Hill. Republican Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain of Arizona introduced legislation last month to carve six states out of the San Francisco-based court circuit and create a brand new 12th Circuit. They argue that the 9th is too big, too liberal and too slow resolving cases. If they succeed, only California, Oregon, Hawaii and two island districts would remain in the...
  • Sen. McCain Should Not Be Talking About The Success Or Failure

    02/09/2017 6:10:33 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 55 replies
    Twitter ^ | 02/09/17 | Donald J. Trump
    Sen. McCain should not be talking about the success or failure of a mission to the media. Only emboldens the enemy! He's been losing so.......long he doesn't know how to win anymore, just look at the mess our country is in - bogged down in conflict all over the place. Our hero....Ryan died on a winning mission ( according to General Mattis), not a "failure." Time for the U.S. to get smart and start winning again!
  • Senators move to limit Trump on Russia sanctions

    02/08/2017 12:30:09 PM PST · by ColdOne · 43 replies ^ | 2/8/17 | Jordain Carney
    A bipartisan group of senators is moving to check President Trump on Russia by bolstering congressional oversight before he can lift sanctions. Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) introduced legislation Wednesday setting up a period of congressional oversight before Trump could roll back financial penalties. The legislation, known as the Russia Sanctions Review Act, would require Trump to notify Congress before he lifts sanctions tied to the invasion of Ukraine or Russia's meddling in the White House race. “To provide relief at this time would send...
  • Graham, McCain Urge Ukraine for 2017 to Be "Year of Offense" Against Russia

    02/08/2017 7:46:01 AM PST · by xzins · 58 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2 Jan 17
    See 1:11 minute mark in video as Graham and McCain begin speaking to Ukrainian troops. Graham calls for 2017 to be year of offense. He says, "it is time for them to pay a heavier price." See video, go back to 1:11 mark:
  • George Soros Poster Boy for Needed Campaign Finance Reform

    02/07/2017 9:12:24 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/07/17 | Judi McLeod
    Like Obama, Soros seems to be blinded by his own corrosive hatred It was fully intended by George Soros that patriots would be shocked into despair that Republicans Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan; steadfast anti-Trumpers John McCain and Lindsey Graham sold out their own country for roughly $2,700 apiece during the 2016 campaign season. The shock was somewhat blunted by the fact that millions already knew politicians on both sides of the political aisle are out for themselves and on the take.
  • New Report EXPOSES 6 Top REPUBLICANS on GEORGE SOROS’ PAYROLL! Guess Who’s Being Paid to Stop Trump?

    02/05/2017 6:17:40 PM PST · by keats5 · 281 replies
    <p>People always knew that RINOS were present in Washington, but reports from just revealed that some of them were BIG traitors.</p> <p>“The non-profit, non-partisan research group based in Washington, D.C., that tracks the effects of money and lobbying on elections and public policy, revealed that while George Soros is responsible for funding Democrats and progressive causes, he has also bankrolled Senator John McCain and a small but select group of other Republicans.</p>
  • McCain Apologizing to the Australian PM

    02/02/2017 5:21:44 PM PST · by nevergore · 76 replies
    Vanity | 2/2/2017 | NeverGore
    Is anyone else offended that a pissant senator from Arizona called the PM of Australia to apologize on behalf of the ENTIRE United States for Trumps call to the Aussie PM?
  • McCain Steps In to Ease Tension With Australia Over Trump Insult (Manchurian Candidate Alert)

    02/02/2017 4:50:27 PM PST · by usafa92 · 44 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 2/2/2017 | Glenn Thrush
    McCain steps into diplomatic vacuum to soothe allies Mr. Trump’s blustery phone call with Australia’s prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, was enough to pull the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee into the diplomatic breach. In a remarkable statement, Mr. McCain, Republican of Arizona, announced that he had called Australia’s ambassador to the United States, Joe Hockey, to assure him of an “unwavering support for the U.S.-Australia alliance.” “I asked Ambassador Hockey to convey to the people of Australia that their American brothers and sisters value our historic alliance, honor the sacrifice of the Australians who have served and are...
  • Graham: I will never be satisfied until we punish Russia

    02/02/2017 1:51:34 PM PST · by bkopto · 94 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/2/2017 | Eugene Scott
    Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday he is drafting a resolution with the goal of making Russia pay for interfering in the 2016 election. "I will never be satisfied until the Congress and the White House work together to punish Russia for trying to interfere with our election," the South Carolina Republican told CNN's Kate Bolduan on "At This Hour." "I don't think they changed the outcome but they clearly tried to manipulate the outcome."
  • McCain Says Russia Testing US in Ukraine, Urges Trump to Hit Back

    02/02/2017 1:35:30 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 38 replies ^ | 02/02/2017 | n/a
    Russia is testing President Donald Trump with a surge of violence in eastern Ukraine and the U.S. president should give Ukraine the lethal aid it needs to defend against the attacks, Senator John McCain said in a letter to Trump on Thursday. Renewed violence flared this week between Moscow-backed rebels and Ukraine government forces that has caused the highest casualty rate since mid-December and cut off power and water to thousands of civilians on both sides of the frontline. That this surge of attacks began the day after he talked with you by phone is a clear indication that Vladimir...
  • Putin is testing you McCain tells Trump as he asks the president to let Ukraine arm itself [tr]

    02/02/2017 12:21:14 PM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 2, 2017 | Geoff Earle
    Senator John McCain has written President Donald Trump to call out Russian attempts to 'dismember' Ukraine through new attacks, and warning that his new administration is being tested by President Vladimir Putin. He wrote after Russian artillery fired on Ukrainian positions, reigniting the conflict and killing as many as a dozen soldiers.
  • McCain, Again the Maverick, Challenges President Trump

    01/31/2017 11:21:08 AM PST · by JeepersFreepers · 81 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 30, 2017 | Gerald F. Seib
    Sen. McCain has served notice he is the Republican lawmaker most willing to defy the new Republican president. In just over a week’s time, Mr. McCain has called the new Trump ban on immigration from a set of Muslim-majority countries a recruiting boon for Islamic State radicals; threatened to codify Russian economic sanctions into law to prevent Mr. Trump from lifting them; called the president’s decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership “a serious mistake”; and called the idea of imposing a 20% tariff on imports from Mexico to pay for a border wall “insane.” The senator also served noticed...
  • ‘Focus on ISIS, not starting WWIII’: Trump blasts Senators McCain & Graham

    01/30/2017 5:58:21 AM PST · by davikkm · 13 replies
    The latest targets of US President Donald Trump’s ire are fellow Republican Senators John McCain & Lindsey Graham, who Trump says should focus on important issues “instead of always looking to start World War III.”
  • Trump accuses McCain and Graham of 'looking to start World War III'

    01/29/2017 2:47:07 PM PST · by springwater13 · 95 replies
    President Trump on Sunday accused John McCain and Lindsey Graham - two Republican senators he often clashes with — of "always looking to start World War III." "The joint statement of former presidential candidates John McCain & Lindsey Graham is wrong - they are sadly weak on immigration," Trump tweeted. "The two senators should focus their energies on ISIS, illegal immigration and border security instead of always looking to start World War III." On Sunday, McCain and Graham, in a joint statement, condemned Trump's recent executive action restricting immigration and refugees from certain Middle Eastern countries. "Ultimately, we fear this...
  • Trump: The joint statement of former presidential candidates John McCain & Lindsey Graham is wrong

    01/29/2017 1:54:06 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 40 replies
    President Donald J. Trump Twitter ^ | January 29, 2017 | President Donald J. Trump
    Donald J. Trump ‏@realDonaldTrump 5 minutes ago The joint statement of former presidential candidates John McCain & Lindsey Graham is wrong - they are sadly weak on immigration. The two Senators should focus their energies on ISIS, illegal immigration and border security instead of always looking to start World War III.
  • McCain says Trump adding Bannon to Security Council is concerning

    01/29/2017 1:16:29 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 29, 2017 | Marisa Schultz
    President Trump’s decision to shake up his National Security Council by removing a prominent military leader in favor of political adviser Steve Bannon is worrisome and a “radical departure,” Sen. John McCain said Sunday. Trump signed executive action Saturday adding Bannon, who headed the alt-right Breitbart web site before joining the campaign, to his core security council while removing the Director of National Intelligence and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staffs. “The appointment of Mr. Bannon is something which is a radical departure from any National Security Council in history,” McCain (R-Ariz.) told CBS’s “Face the Nation.” “The role...
  • John McCain says President Trump's travel ban will "give ISIS some more propaganda"

    01/29/2017 9:33:48 AM PST · by ColdOne · 119 replies ^ | 1/29/17 | Emily Schultheis
    Sen. John McCain on Sunday criticized President Donald Trump’s ban on immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, saying it has been a “confused process” that will only give the terror group ISIS “more propaganda.” “The good news is that it’s only got to do with a pause,” he told CBS’ “Face the Nation. “The bad news is that obviously this process and these conclusions were not vetted.” McCain said that it’s important to understand the “ramifications of this kind of action,” which has been roundly criticized by foreign leaders. “The effect will probably in some areas give ISIS some more propaganda,”...
  • Ben Swann: Heading Back To CBS46 Monday

    01/27/2017 9:41:41 PM PST · by Elvina · 49 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 27, 2017 | Ben Swann
    Heading back to CBS46 Monday but going to be changes. Biggest one, this page will go dark Tzuday, Feb 1. Those who know me, trust me.
  • Trump shifting power from Wall Street to Main Street

    01/26/2017 8:42:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Joplin Globe ^ | January 26, 2017 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS — One of President Donald Trump’s first orders of business on his first Monday in office was to kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal with Asian nations that would have shipped American jobs overseas and dragged down the global value of labor to the benefit of Wall Street oligarchs. The move suggests that this administration is prioritizing the interests of the American worker over the containment of China. The TPP deal was supposed to be a twofold victory for the military-industrial complex: It would have implanted American interests in China’s backyard while increasing profits for Wall Street. One only needs...
  • McCain promises that the US will not torture prisoners

    01/25/2017 7:39:38 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/25/17 | Jacqueline Klimas
    McCain promises that the US will not torture prisoners, no matter what Trump says By Jacqueline Klimas (@jacqklimas) • 1/25/17 10:23 AM Sen. John McCain said definitively on Wednesday that the U.S. will not bring back torture interrogation techniques regardless of what executive orders President Trump signs. Trump is expected to sign an executive order Wednesday that will require a review of interrogation policies. "The president can sign whatever executive orders he likes. But the law is the law. We are not bringing back torture in the United States of America," McCain, R-Ariz., said in a statement. On the campaign...
  • McCain: Trump's withdrawal from TPP a 'serious mistake'

    01/23/2017 12:54:28 PM PST · by bkopto · 128 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/23/2016 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) blasted President Trump on Monday, warning that his decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will spark a wave of negative consequences. “President Trump’s decision to formally withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a serious mistake that will have lasting consequences for America’s economy and our strategic position in the Asia-Pacific region," McCain said in a statement.
  • John McCain: ´I Do Not Know´ If I Have Confidence In Donald Trump

    01/22/2017 3:56:30 PM PST · by drewh · 107 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | • 1/22/17 10:24 AM | By GABBY MORRONGIELLO (@GABRIELLAHOPE_)
    Arizona Sen. John McCain on Sunday said that he is still uncertain about whether President Trump will lead a successful administration. Asked if he has "confidence" in America's new commander in chief, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee twice said: "I do not know." "I do not know because has made so many comments that are contradictory," McCain told ABC's George Stephanopoulos. "But I think the fact that he's appointed and nominated these outstanding individuals is bound to be an encouraging sign," he continued. "I trust them and have worked with them over many years." Stay abreast of...
  • Trump nomination to lead State (Tillerson) picks up support in Senate

    01/22/2017 2:21:47 PM PST · by Innovative · 28 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 22, 2917 | Anne Flaherty, AP
    Rex Tillerson, the former Exxon Mobil executive with close business ties to Russia, saw his prospects of becoming secretary of state brighten Sunday after gaining the support of two influential Republican senators who had wavered on the nomination. “Though we still have concerns about his past dealings with the Russian government and President Vladimir Putin, we believe that Mr. Tillerson can be an effective advocate for U.S. interests,” Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said in a statement.
  • Graham and McCain hop aboard the Tillerson train

    01/22/2017 12:06:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Axiom ^ | January 23, 2017 | Justin Green
    From the Sunday shows: Lindsey Graham and John McCain both said they'll vote to confirm Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Why it matters: Tillerson can clear the Senate with just Republican votes. His refusals to condemn Putin drew lots of attention at his confirmation hearing. Now it looks like he'll be just fine. The one to watch: Marco Rubio, who was the senator to put Tillerson through the ringer on Russia. He's still mum on his vote.
  • McCain: I Couldn't Have Picked a Better Team

    01/22/2017 11:17:07 AM PST · by ColdOne · 53 replies ^ | 1/22/17 | newsmax
    Sen. John McCain on Sunday praised President Donald Trump's national security selections, declaring "I couldn't have picked a better team." In an interview with ABC News' "This Week," the Arizona Republican also said he intended to vote to confirm Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. "I have the utmost confidence in General [James] Mattis, General [Michael] Flynn, General [John] Kelly, Dan Coates," McCain said of Trump's Defense Secretary, national security adviser, Homeland Security Secretary and director of national intelligence, respectively. "I couldn't have picked a better team. So I'm confident that he'll listen to them and be guided by them."
  • Russia Today Daniel McAdams: John McCain passed dossier to make Trump look bad; now he’s trying to s

    01/18/2017 7:27:42 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 50 replies
    Russia Today ^ | 18 January 2017 | Russia Today
    McCain had a private meeting with FBI Director James Comey to hand him a dossier on Trump in a ploy to make him look bad, claims Daniel McAdams, executive director of Ron Paul Institute. Now McCain is attempting to disassociate himself from it, he added. US Senator John McCain said last week's leak of an unverified report on Russia having compromising information on Donald Trump was “totally wrong” and that someone must be held responsible for it. RT: John McCain, who passed the unverified information to the FBI himself now claims that those behind its leak must be responsible for it....
  • McCain: Leak of Trump dossier ‘totally wrong’

    01/18/2017 2:30:46 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2017 | By Mark Hensch
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) says the leak of an unverified dossier claiming Russia has compromising information about Donald Trump is unfair to the president-elect. “The president-elect has a point,” McCain said Tuesday on "Fox & Friends." "The fact that this un-validated document, to say the least, was leaked — it’s somebody’s responsibility," said McCain, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. “The very fact that it was leaked, one, is a commentary on this town," he said. "Second, [it is] totally wrong to have that out.” “[It is] an un-validated document that is damning out there among the American...