Philip Mudd, the ex-deputy director of the CIA‘s Counterterrorist Center and the FBI‘s National Security Branch said on CNN this morning that he believes Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats will be fired by Donald Trump. The reason, Mudd said, is that Trump has a history of firing people who don’t agree with him.
The bad news for Donald Trump’s approval rating keeps getting worse. A new Morning Consult poll released today shows that in January Trump had the worst monthly approval rating of his presidency.
The report from Morning Consult’s Trump Tracker found a record-low 40 percent of respondents saying they approved of the president.
Senate Republicans are not happy with Donald Trump, and today plan to take action that has been described as a “stunning rebuke” of the president.
For weeks now, GOP senators have told Trump not to declare a national emergency to build a border wall. Mitch McConnell and other Republican Senate leaders have completely rejected his national security policy in Syria and Afghanistan.
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said this morning that Donald Trump may be working for the Kremlin. He said there’s no other explanation for Trump’s attacks on U.S. intelligence, military officials and law enforcement agencies. In beginning his show today, he showed clips of Trump’s attacks and said: “I’m horrified. Is this as weird as it gets?”
A small group of prominent Democratic U.S. senators has requested a classified briefing with U.S. intelligence officials concerning what the U.S. intelligence community knows about previous threats against the life of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The Director Of National Intelligence was asked during the White House press briefing about Trump and Putin discussing Russia's attacks on the United States during their summit, and he said that he wasn't in a position to know what they talked about.
In a glimpse of White House dysfunction, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats was blindsided by the news that Trump has invited Putin to the White House this fall on live national television.
Trump’s Director of National Intelligence, Dan Coats, shot down his claim that it could have been other people besides Russia in humiliating fashion during an interview with NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell.
Both the Director of National Intelligence and the NSA Director refused to answer when asked by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) if Trump ever asked them to intervene in the Russia investigation.
The Indiana midterms offer little for liberal and progressive voters. Evan Bayh's retirement opens up an opportunity for an extremist Republican to replace him.
Culture warrior Dan Coats is running for U.S. Senate against incumbent Democrat Brad Ellsworth, 8th District, Indiana. Coats claim is that he is for Hoosier values and this seems to be his clarion call. However, upon examination Coats' values appeal more to the pro-business, Christian conservative, anti-LGBT and anti-choice crowd than they do to average Joes.