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  • HHS inspector general investigating Trump administration response to coronavirus outbreak (Impeachment Part 2?)

    03/26/2020 10:15:54 AM PDT · by BurgessKoch · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 25, 2020 | Jerry Dunleavy
    The Health and Human Services Department's watchdog will investigate the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak. A spokesperson for the HHS inspector general told the Washington Examiner that investigators will carry out at least five reviews “related to HHS’s planning and response of the COVID-19 outbreak.” The inquiries will scrutinize issues such as nationwide hospital responses, quarantine procedures, the training and protective gear provided to front-line health workers, nursing home standards amid a disease with an exponentially more deadly effect on the elderly and the already ill, and the ability to care for illegal border crossers and refugees during...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Refused To Campaign More For Bernie Sanders

    03/13/2020 9:27:26 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 36 replies
    huff Pooh ^ | 3/13/20
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) turned down repeated requests from Bernie SandersÂ’ presidential campaign to appear at events promoting the Vermont senatorÂ’s candidacy in recent weeks, according to three people familiar with the discussions. After the Iowa caucuses, Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir asked Ocasio-Cortez to stump for Sanders in New Hampshire, according to the sources. The campaign prepared a model schedule to highlight the kind of popular support she would expect if she attended, one of the people familiar with the talks said. Ocasio-Cortez resisted the entreaties until a few days before the primary on Feb. 12. She ultimately spoke...
  • Schumer calls on inspectors general to investigate retaliation against whistleblowers

    02/11/2020 1:51:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 36 replies
    See BS 'News' ^ | 2/10/20 | MELISSA QUINN
    Washington - Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, is calling on internal watchdogs from across the federal government to investigate "any and all instances of retaliation" against federal whistleblowers who have reported alleged misconduct by President Trump. Schumer's request to the nation's 74 inspectors general, who serve as the internal watchdogs of federal agencies, follows the removal of Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman from his job with the National Security Council. Vindman testified during the House Democrats' impeachment inquiry into Mr. Trump and participated in the July 25 phone call between the president and Ukrainian President Volodymyr...
  • Devin Nunes: John Bolton was warned about Obama holdovers who 'spy' in Trump White House

    01/26/2020 7:03:45 PM PST · by bitt · 61 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 1/24/2020 | daniel Chaitin
    Former national security adviser John Bolton was advised to purge potentially biased holdovers from the Obama administration from the Trump White House, according to a top Republican in Congress. House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes said on Thursday that he warned Bolton, whom Democrats want to testify in the Senate impeachment trial against President Trump, of an anti-Trump spying operation by members of the National Security Council. The California congressman also said he told H.R. McMaster, who preceded Bolton, and Robert O'Brien, the current national security adviser, to take steps to cull what he called a "den of thieves."...
  • Whoa! GOP does not have 51 votes to dismiss?

    01/14/2020 7:21:59 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/14/2020 | Patricia McCarthy
    How imbecilic are those Republicans trying to make a name for themselves by supporting the unconstitutional Schiff/Pelosi articles of impeachment? Beyond polite description. Susan Collins, Rob Portman, probably the self-serving Mitt Romney, are each trying to be the biggest monkey wrenches in an already ridiculous endeavor to remove President Trump from office. Each of them should just admit they are Democrats at heart and switch parties. How else to explain their betrayal of their own party? Poor judgment is one thing, like Matt Gaetz voting for Pelosi's meaningless resolution to limit Trump's ability to counteract Iran. That was just dumb,...
  • Nikki Haley reveals Tillerson, Kelly privately discussed resisting Trump: ‘It was offensive’

    11/10/2019 2:28:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 174 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/10/2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley blasted former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, recalling a private conversation where they defended resisting President Trump, telling her they did so out of necessity. […] Haley said that the two men “confided in me that when they resisted the president, they weren’t being insubordinate, they were trying to save the country” and how “Tillerson went on to tell me the reason he resisted the president’s decisions was because, if he didn’t, people would die….” Haley, however, was not impressed. “It should’ve been,...
  • Trump 'went off script' during call with Erdogan [flashback and theory]

    10/29/2019 7:15:38 AM PDT · by edwinland · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 9, 2019 | Jennifer Griffin, Melissa Leon
    PENTAGON – President Trump "went off script" during his call on Sunday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, before he announced that the U.S. would withdraw all troops from northeast Syria ahead of a Turkish military operation in the region, a well-placed senior U.S. military source told Fox News on Wednesday. During the phone call, Trump had talking points, according to the source: “Tell Erdogan to stay north of the border." “He went off script," the source said.
  • Trump’s Personal Assistant, Madeleine Westerhout, Steps Down

    08/29/2019 7:16:56 PM PDT · by RightFighter · 132 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08/29/2019 | Annie Karni and Maggie Haberman
    President Trump’s personal assistant, Madeleine Westerhout, whose office sits in front of the Oval Office and who has served as the president’s gatekeeper since Day 1 of his administration, resigned on Thursday, two people familiar with her exit said. Ms. Westerhout’s abrupt and unexpected departure came after Mr. Trump learned on Thursday that she had indiscreetly shared details about his family and the Oval Office operations she was part of at a recent off-the-record dinner with reporters staying at hotels near Bedminster, N.J., during the president’s working vacation, according to one of the people, speaking on the condition of anonymity...
  • Levin: The Senate Republicans are truly a pathetically stupid collection of lightweight politicians.

    03/01/2019 7:30:03 PM PST · by conservative98 · 51 replies
    Mark Levin Facebook ^ | 3/1/1019 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin 9 hrs · The Senate Republicans are truly a pathetically stupid collection of lightweight politicians. The absolute worst group of fools and frauds you’ll find anywhere. Look as they undermine the president & the people with their pathetic arguments — as if they give a damn about the Constitution.
  • Republican Lawmakers Rebuke Trump after Putin Press Conference

    07/17/2018 4:37:30 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 101 replies
    National Review ^ | July 16, 2018 | MAIREAD MCARDLE
    Republican lawmakers were left shaking their heads after President Trump’s Monday’s press conference with Russian president Vladimir Putin, in which Trump declined to endorse the American intelligence community’s assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election. Senator John McCain (R., Ariz.) called it “one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory” and a “tragic mistake” in a statement. “No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant,” McCain said. “The damage inflicted by President Trump’s naiveté, egotism, false equivalence, and sympathy for autocrats is difficult to calculate.” House speaker Paul Ryan also...
  • Trump economic adviser: Trudeau 'stabbed us in the back'

    06/10/2018 9:38:47 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/10/18 | Brett Samuels
    White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Sunday tore into Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for “double crossing” President Trump with critical comments about U.S. trade policy. “He was polarizing. He really kind of stabbed us in the back,” Kudlow said in strikingly critical remarks during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “He did a great disservice to the whole [Group of Seven (G-7)],” he added. Kudlow specifically took issue with Trudeau's comments at a post-summit press conference, and repeatedly called the Canadian's actions a "betrayal." In a press conference after Trump departed for Singapore ahead of his...
  • Timid Trudeau Turns on Trump the Minute He Leaves G-7 Summit

    06/10/2018 10:16:45 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 25 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/10/18 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, while G-7 world leaders were still talking Gender Equality, Trump was on his way to a Singapore meeting where he hopes to neutralize North Korean dictator Kim Jung-un Timid Trudeau Turns on Trump the Minute He Leaves G-7 Summit It’s all (mercifully) over for another year, save for the on-the-way-back-home from the G-7 summit belching. The international elite, now known as the “G-7-minus one”, burped champagne and belched brandy at another multi-million dollar gathering, this time in rural Quebec, whose farmers were Prime Minister Justin Trudeau-ordered not to fertilize their already late planted crops for fear the smell of...
  • Larry Kudlow: Canada's Trudeau 'Stabbed Us in Back'

    06/10/2018 8:39:02 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 46 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Sunday, 10 June 2018 09:23 AM | Newsmax Wires
    White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow blasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Sunday for what he called “double crossing” President Trump with critical comments about U.S. trade policy. “He was polarizing. He really kind of stabbed us in the back,” Kudlow told Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “He did a great disservice to the whole G7,” he added. Trump was aboard Air Force One heading to an historic summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un when he issued a pair of tweets Saturday criticizing the G-7 host and stepping back from the generally positive tone that had...
  • New Zealand meeting calls into question White House narrative on role in UN vote

    12/25/2016 6:18:39 AM PST · by ducttape45 · 106 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 12/24/2016 | Michael Wilner
    The US publicly told its partners on the Security Council that it would consider each draft resolution on its merit, but says that it never indicated how it would vote– up until the vote itself. WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration insists it was disciplined in its silence over how it would ultimately vote on resolutions related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that ultimately reached the UN Security Council, where it holds veto power. Hours before such a vote was set to take place– on a resolution condemning Israel's settlement activity– one senior administration official told The Jerusalem Post that the president's...
  • Steve Bannon: 'King of #MeToo Trump Backstabbers'

    01/04/2018 11:19:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 35 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/04/2018 | Judi McLeod
    But who's likely ever to believe anything written by Steve Bannon about whom someone famously said: "When he was fired, he not only lost his job, he lost his mind"? Welcome to your shaky new status, Steven Bannon: ‘King of #MeToo Trump Backstabbers’. Rather than the New York Post headlining ‘Et Tu Bannon’, the literary world would be writing “Et Tu, Brutus” were it not for the misery that there is no literary world anymore, only mostly trash writers like Hillary Clinton and Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House author Michael Wolff. No one more eagerly awaited Bannon’s...
  • GOP lawmaker: Senate should expel Moore if he wins

    11/10/2017 5:48:39 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 134 replies
    http://thehill.com ^ | 11/10/17 07:12 PM EST | By John Bowden -
    A GOP lawmaker is calling for the Senate to refuse to swear in Roy Moore (R) if the Alabama Senate candidate defeats Doug Jones (D) in a December special election.
  • Defying Trump, EU leaders commit to Iran nuclear accord

    10/19/2017 7:13:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 19, 2017 5:43 PM EDT
    The leaders of the 28 members of the European Union are showing their support for the Iran nuclear agreement, despite U.S. President Donald Trump’s opposition to it. EU spokesman Preben Aaman tweeted that the EU leaders agreed at a summit Thursday to show their joint commitment to the international agreement curbing Iran’s nuclear program. The EU leaders called the 2015 deal a pillar of efforts to reduce the global nuclear threat. Some fear that walking away from the deal could compromise chances of encouraging North Korea to negotiate on its nuclear program. …
  • Senate returns more pessimistic than ever on healthcare

    06/05/2017 12:00:01 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 57 replies
    TheHill.com ^ | 5 Jun 17 | Alexander Bolton
    Senators went into a recess skeptical over whether they could agree to legislation repealing and replacing ObamaCare. They will return on Monday more doubtful than ever. Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), one of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) most loyal allies, said Thursday that it’s “unlikely” the GOP will get a healthcare deal. “I don’t see a comprehensive healthcare plan this year,” he told a local news station. Senate Republicans hoped to have a draft bill this week, but it now looks like there will at best be an outline.
  • Who are the members of the Tuesday Group?

    05/02/2017 5:26:10 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 55 replies
    jenkuznicki.com ^ | April 25, 2017 | Jen Kuznicki
    So much has been said recently about the rivalry between the House Freedom Caucus and a group called “The Tuesday Group,” a group of largely unnamed so-called “moderates” in the House. The leadership of the Tuesday Group is named, and some members willingly speak to reporters about their agenda. The group boasts of a membership of somewhere between 40 and 50 members, but only a few have outed themselves as part of the secretive backroom group. The most vocal member is one of the co-chairs named Charlie Dent, a Pennsylvanian Republican whose liberty score reveals that he votes liberal 72%...
  • McCain, Graham to appear at CNN town hall

    03/01/2017 8:21:35 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 76 replies
    CNN ^ | March 1, 2017 | Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN) – Just five weeks into Donald Trump's presidency, Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham have already proven to be major headaches for the new President. While many of their Republican colleagues in Congress have worked to make inroads with the new administration, hoping to capitalize on GOP control over two branches of government, the two senators have repeatedly broken with the White House. McCain has accused Trump of running an "administration in disarray." Graham called his budget proposal "dead on arrival" on Capitol Hill. Now, the two are set to make their case to a national audience...