Lawrence O’Donnell Blisters NY Times: ‘The brainwashing is working’

Last night the MSNBC show The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell broke the news that Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer had written a letter to Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats. In the letter Schumer asked DNI Coats to immediately take steps to educate the president:

“Sen. Schumer, in a letter to DNI Coats: “I believe it is incumbent on you, Director Wray and Director Haspel to insist on an immediate meeting with the President to educate him about the facts…underlying the Intelligence Community assessments.”

Sen. Schumer, in a letter to DNI Coats: "I believe it is incumbent on you, Director Wray and Director Haspel to insist on an immediate meeting with the President to educate him about the facts…underlying the Intelligence Community assessments." https://t.co/XpB9oBeK0z read more

David Frum Sardonically Tells Trump To Take Bannon’s ‘Legal’ Advice

Last night, Robert Costa, from the Washington Post reports that Steve Bannon is “pitching a plan to West Wing aides and congressional allies” in an apparent attempt to “cripple the federal investigation, into the matter of  Russian interference.”

The reader will recall that Steve Bannon fell out of Mr. Trump’s graces over his comments in the recent bestseller, Fire And Fury; Inside The White House, and was in fact, fired despite Bannon’s claim that he resigned according to several sources.

According to Costa, the far-fetched plan demonstrates the legal desperation of Mr. Trump’s base. Said Mr. Costa:

“Nonetheless, Bannon’s efforts signify the growing pressure from an influential wing of Trump’s political base to thwart Mueller, who, many Trump allies believe, presents an existential legal and political threat to his presidency.” read more