These aren't the actions of people who believe that there is nothing to this story; they are the actions of people who know there is, and who are desperate to block anything new from coming out
Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), vice chairman of the of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Friday that he has "grave concerns" about the independence of an investigation into ties between President Donald Trump's top aides and Russia. "I have seen the press reports suggesting that the White House enlisted senior members of the intelligence community and Congress to counter allegations regarding issues that are currently under SSCI investigation," Warner wrote in a statement.
The broader context of Russian election hacking
It's significant when Darrell Issa, investigation-crazy House Republican, calls for a special prosecutor to investigate Trump-Russia ties
Issa agreed with Maher’s call for a special prosecutor. “There may or may not be fault,” Issa said, “We need to investigate their [Russia’s] activities, because they are bad people.” “That’s certainly not the opinion of the Trump administration,” Maher responded. “I thank you for saying it publicly.” . . .
Trump apparently thinks when you ask for an intelligence assessment, the agency has to tell you what you want to hear
White House officials said a report disputing the threat posed by travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries included in President Donald Trump's executive order was "not the intelligence assessment the president asked for," according to a report published Saturday by the Wall Street Journal. “The President asked for an intelligence assessment. This is not the intelligence assessment the President asked for,” an unnamed senior administration official said . . . [read on]
The problem with the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism," which Trump uses so much, is that it equates terrorism with Islam. But most Muslims aren't pro-terrorism, and the religion itself doesn't condone such actions. Are the KKK, or abortion bombers (or for that matter the Crusades or the Inquisition) "Christian terrorists"? Here are some sensible comments from . . . the new National Security Advisor
McMaster told National Security Council staff in a meeting that the label "radical Islamic terrorism" is not helpful and that terrorists are "un-Islamic" . . .
Trump wants to deport all those damn Mexicans back to Mexico. Problem is, they're not all Mexicans -- and Mexico won't take them
Dumb, dumb, dumb
The son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained for hours by immigration officials earlier this month at a Florida airport . . . Mancini said officials held and questioned Ali Jr. for nearly two hours, repeatedly asking him, "Where did you get your name from?" and "Are you Muslim?" When Ali Jr. responded that yes, he is a Muslim, the officers kept questioning him about his religion and where he was born. Ali Jr. was born in Philadelphia in 1972 and holds a U.S. passport.
I don't believe you can lay blame for the actions of every extremist nut at the feet of Trump. But when a guy shoots three people, thinking wrongly that they are Muslim, while yelling "get out of my country" -- well, you have to wonder
Trump And His Overdrawn Rhetorical Apocalypse
More details on the GOP Obamacare replacement plan. Millions would lose coverage
Finding out more about Scott Pruitt, already approved as EPA head
Pruitt lied to senators in saying he did not use a private email server for official state business
Tom Perez wins DNC chair, Keith Ellison Deputy Chair. Now, get to work!
Why Tom Perez won
Looking for hopeful signs?
Delaware Special Election Win Shows Energized Democratic Turnout
Well, why SHOULD you hobnob with people you consider "enemies of the people"?
Pr*sident Trump bails on White House Correspondents' Association Dinner