On Tuesday, CNN’s New Day held a discussion where they imagined what could happen if President Donald Trump‘s legal position ever became so unsustainable that he’d lose the support of Fox News. The conversation started when John Berman brought up Judge Andrew Napolitano, the senior Fox judicial analyst who has diverged from the network’s narrative a great deal lately by outlining Trump’s legal troubles and the fallacies of his policy positions. Alisyn Camerota found it “striking” as she noted that Napolitano went “off the reservation” on Monday by calling Trump an “unindicted co-conspirator” in the case of Michael Cohen. From there, Jeffrey Toobin offered praise to the judge as a “serious person” who doesn’t hesitate to fact-check make his points on the Fox shows most friendly to the president. Toobin: “The judge is a good guy and a good lawyer and a serious person and, also, that’s … [Read more...] about CNN’s New Day Suggests Republicans Won’t Turn Against Trump Until Fox News Does
Mary Clare Jalonick and Padmananda Rama Associated Press Published 8:36 PM EST Dec 17, 2018 Washington – Former FBI Director James Comey had harsh words for House Republicans on Monday, saying their silence in response to President Donald Trump’s attacks on the Justice Department is “shameful.” Comey said Republicans “have to have the courage to stand up and speak the truth, not be cowed by mean tweets or fear of their base.” He was on Capitol Hill for a second closed-door interview with two Republican-led committees investigating what they say was bias at the Justice Department before the 2016 presidential election. Republicans argue department officials conspired against Trump as they started an investigation into his ties to Russia and cleared Democrat Hillary Clinton in a separate probe of her email use. Democrats have called the GOP investigation “nonsense.” Comey, who led both investigations, mocked the … [Read more...] about Comey blasts Republicans over Trump’s attacks
Former FBI director James Comey was fired up after his latest meeting with lawmakers on Capital Hill, blasting them to reporters for wasting time with questions about the Russia probe and Steele dossier. “Republicans used to understand that the actions of a president matter, the words of a president matter, the rule of law matters and the truth matters,” Comey told reporters. “Where are those Republicans today? At some point, someone has to stand up and in the face of fear of Fox News, fear of their base, fear of mean tweets, stand up for the values of this country and not slink away into retirement.” “I find it frustrating to be here answering questions about things that are far less important than the values that this country is built upon,” he added. CNN’s Manu Raju asked Comey about President Donald Trump calling his former lawyer Michael Cohen a “rat.” “It undermines the rule of law!” Comey replied. “This is … [Read more...] about James Comey Unloads After Interview With Republicans: ‘Stand Up’ to Your Fear of Fox News
Timothy Bella, The Washington Post Published 3:07 am PST, Monday, December 17, 2018 Former President Barack Obama took to social media after a federal judge in Texas ruled the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional on Friday night. U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor's ruling on a lawsuit filed by a coalition of Republican state officials has the potential to cause massive disruption across the health-care system if the opinion stands. less Former President Barack Obama took to social media after a federal judge in Texas ruled the entire Affordable Care Act unconstitutional on Friday night. U.S. District Judge Reed O'Connor's ruling on a ... more Photo: Jason DeCrow, AP Photo: Jason DeCrow, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 Former President Barack Obama … [Read more...] about ‘Republicans will never stop’: Obama rips GOP after the Affordable Care Act ruled unconstitutional
For two weeks, national attention has focused on allegations of GOP-engineered election fraud in North Carolina’s 9th district congressional race between Republican Mark Harris and Democrat Dan McCready. A new report by media in the Tarheel State, however, suggests that the alleged ballot harvesting operation conducted by McCrae Dowless impacted one race for sheriff as well. According to WECT TV6, the scale of absentee ballot fraud in “Columbus County may be even worse,” than what’s already been alleged and documented in nearby Bladen County. Reporter Ann McAdams notes that nearly one-third of absentee ballots requested in Columbus County were never returned to North Carolina’s Board of Elections during the 2018 midterm election. Per McAdams’ investigative reporting: There were 557 absentee ballots requested in Columbus County during the November election, more than double the number requested in Columbus County during the last mid-term election in … [Read more...] about Did Republicans in North Carolina Commit ‘Even Worse’ Ballot Fraud in Another Race?