In the Trump White House, it’s getting lonely at the top. President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress are showing signs of going their own way, both on politics and policy, determined to salvage what they can of their agenda on healthcare and tax reform in the wake of one of the most difficult weeks of any American presidency.
President Donald Trump was taking off on Air Force One when the latest bad news pinged into the inboxes of his besieged staff - a report that he had told Russian officials that fired FBI Director James Comey was "a nut job".
At a donor dinner, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) urged people to pay less attention to the Trump Russia scandal, and instead focus on Islamic terrorism, youth unemployment, and the rise of China.
In a video that should turn the stomachs of everyone who cares about democracy, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov can be seen laughing and joking about Donald Trump giving him classified secrets.
“I’m convinced that he’s nuts. I thought he belonged in an institution. He was crazy before he became president. Now he’s really crazy.”
Holding the president accountable for trying to block an investigation – a criminal act – doesn't jive well with Trump's supporters.
James Comey will testify that Donald Trump intended to interfere with the Russia investigation. His testimony will blow up the main defense that Republicans have been using that the President wasn't trying to interfere with the investigation when he met with former FBI Director.
"People are less worried than they were six weeks ago, less afraid," one German official said, according to the report. "Now they see the clownish nature.”
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Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) on reacted to the latest Trump bombshells by saying, "These are two seismic revelations. This is an inflection point."
The real risk here is interference by the White House or by [Attorney General Jeff] Sessions’ appointees, not some issue involving WilmerHale.