Donald Trump really, really wants to stay in control of the Republican party. And he’s doing everything he can to do so. If a GOP lawmaker speaks out against him, he finds a primary opponent for them. And he has powerful backers in his corner like Kevin McCarthy, Lindsey Graham and the entire Fox News network.
Much of the conversation about the Derek Chauvin case this week has been centered on what might happen if he were to be acquitted. Many worried that there could be serious unrest on the streets.
What wasn’t really discussed, though, was how police officers may react to a guilty verdict. That was a topic of conversation between Nicolle Wallace and Eddie Glaude following the announcement.
The bad news for Matt Gaetz is coming in so fast that it’s becoming hard for TV pundits to react to. During Nicolle Wallace‘s Thursday show, news broke that Joel Greenberg had accepted a plea deal.
After 5 years plus of pulling the senate strings, Mitch McConnell is not enjoying his time as the Senate Minority Leader. Once Democrats took control, McConnell threatened to regularly hold up bills using the filibuster. But the Senate Parliamentarian has largely taken care of that.
When Donald Trump was sitting in the White House, he was protected from all kinds of legal jeopardy. But now that he lives in Mar-a-Lago, lawsuits are coming from all over the place.
On Tuesday a judge declared that former Apprentice contestant Summer Zhervos could go ahead with her defamation suit.
Right now, it feels like Georgia and New York are in a race to indict Donald Trump first. New York’s prosecution team has been talking to plenty of people within Trump’s orbit about his behavior.
The United States and Russia have had a tense relationship for as long as any living American could remember. But that relationship took a strange turn during Donald Trump’s presidency.
Rather than seeing Vladimir Putin as an adversary, the 45th President seemed to look up to the Russian President. And some within his immediate circle fell in line.
Fox News can’t seem to make up their minds about vaccines. The anchors on the channel certainly want Donald Trump to get out sized credit for his role in developing the vaccine. At the same time, they are not willing to tell their viewers they should get inoculated.
Since the day they took office, Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene have seemingly been locked in a battle over who could be more controversial. Greene looked to be taking a commanding lead last week, but now Boebert is making up ground.
Since Donald Trump left office in mid-January, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office has intensified their investigation into his finances.
The prosecutors have also talked to people inside Trump’s inner circle like his former lawyer Michael Cohen. And according to the New York Times, the DA’s office would very much like to talk for long-time Trump accountant Allen Weisselberg. During her Tuesday show, Nicolle Wallace discussed the strategy with Tim O’Brien.
On Tuesday, senate lawmakers had the opportunity to question FBI Director Christopher Wray about the January 6th insurrection. Many of the Republican senators, though, were more interested in asking about MS-13 and Antifa and absolving Donald Trump for any blame.
This weekend, a number of prominent Republicans spoke at the CPAC conference. During the speeches, though, there was very little substance. There were also few outlines of how the GOP would move forward after last year’s losses.
The January 6th attack on the Capitol was one of the most disgraceful moments in United States history. Those behind the attack, though, don’t seem to be chastened by the fallout.
The acting chief of the Capitol Police, Yogananda Pittman revealed on Thursday that there is a plot for more violence. She told the House Appropriations Committee:
Donald Trump may or may not be the future of the Republican party. There are plenty of reasons why he might not be. Especially after the Supreme Court ruled that the state of New York can look at Trump’s tax returns.
On January 6th of this year, a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol and overwhelmed the police who protect the building. Despite the fact that many carried police supporting flags, the insurrectionists were more than happy to attack officers that got in their way.
In the last week, nearly every Republican gave their take on the Donald Trump impeachment trial. People like Lindsey Graham gave the ex-president their full support. Others, like Mitch McConnell, blasted Trump but still voted to acquit him.
Today began a battle between Republicans and Democrats over the impeachment of Donald Trump. The impeachment managers on the left started the proceedings with a powerful video and an emotional speech from Jamie Raskin.
Last week, the news was focused on Marjorie Taylor Greene. Despite her racists statements and wild conspiracy theories, the majority of the party had her back.
There are, however, some Republicans that want to fight back against the rise of QAnon within their party. And Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney is one of them. Nicolle Wallace and Tara Setmeyer discussed Cheney’s fight this afternoon.
Donald Trump will soon face an impeachment trial in the senate. Finding lawyers willing to defend him has been an issue. The 45th president is now on his second legal team after the first quit because he wouldn’t follow their strategy.
From Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan to Donald Trump, the GOP has long presented itself as the party of “law and order.”
The last time a large-scale terrorist attack occurred on US soil, George W. Bush was President. In September of 2001, Bush told Congress, “Our war on terror begins with Al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.”