Donald Trump’s golden tour just went to Rome. It was, hardly, a rousing success. The first time a dour Pope Francis smiled at a member of Trump’s entourage was when the President’s wife, Melania, apparated, dressed in old school Papal audience attire. While Trump met with Francis, in private, his main political accompanists, Son-in-Law and Senior Advisor, Jared Kushner, Daughter Ivanka, and Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, milled about in a small corridor where they were, politely, chatted up by miscellaneous Papal courtiers of no particular distinction.
The new proposed budget just released by the Trump Administration guts past federal assurances that Louisiana will share in the billions of tax dollars that are derived from offshore oil development. The state was anticipating the receipt of some $140 million in oil revenue this fiscal year. But if Trump’s proposal is accepted by Congress, efforts to stop coastal erosion will take a major setback. And the states’ already fragile budget will take a major hit.
Despite General Michael Flynn’s announcement via his counsel that the General and former head of National Security, would take the 5th Amendment in Congressional proceedings, the Intelligence Committee will pursue information, regardless.
Beleaguered, Michael T. Flynn, former National Security Advisor, is reported to have misled Pentagon investigators about his Russian income and Russian official contacts when he applied for a top-secret security clearance in February of last year.
The top Democrat, on the House Oversight Committee, Elijah Cummings of Maryland, released a letter today revealing these allegations.
If the New York Times article today is to be believed, it’s another huge nail in Donald Trump’s presidential coffin.
By now, everybody probably has an opinion whether the President obstructed justice.
If Donald Trump is looking for a “win”, he might need to wait for another day.
Yesterday, the assistant Attorney General ordered an investigation, headed by an old FBI pro, Robert Mueller.
As if things couldn’t get any worse for President Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin has offered to send Congress transcripts of the Oval Office meeting between Trump, almost famous Russian Ambassador, Sergey Kislyak, and Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov. Putin says they’ll prove that Trump didn’t divulge state secrets to the Russians. Maybe they’ll be written in invisible ink, too.
The Trump administration in meltdown? Is the Trump train falling off its track? This is exactly what appears to be the case
According to conservative columnist Quin Hillyer, Trump should not be President.
That comment puts it lightly compared to some of the other statements Hillyer made in our Bayoubuzz Facebook Live interview earlier today.
During the campaign President Donald Trump posed the question, “Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a better relationship with Russia?” Who would’ve thought Trump’s concept of a better relationship was to share our most highly classified information with that country? The way things are going the Russian mission might as well move into the West Wing of the White House.
by Lou Gehrig Burnett, Publisher of Fax-Net
New Louisiana poll
A new Louisiana poll conducted by Southern Media and Opinion Research (SMOR) between May 3 and May 6 reveals that Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards has a 53.8% job approval rating.