Has the news media and many Republicans such as John McCain and others over-reacted to the latest controversy surrounding President Donald Trump involving Russia?
On Tuesday, Trump announced during the middle of an Oval Office meeting and in front of the news media, that he called President Vladimir Putin and congratulated him on his election victory. Shortly afterwards, John McCain slammed the President for doing so. Others followed.
For almost a year and a half, the cry coming out of Trump world has been “Russia, Russia, Russia.
Obviously, that issue emerges out of the investigation into possible Trump campaign “collusion” with Russia. While the Republicans in the House Intelligence Committee have claimed they have found no collusion, all is not well for Trump and his administration.
More turmoil in the White House continues to cast doubt on Donald Trump’s leadership. Start with the firings of FBI Deputy Director, Andrew McCabe, and Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. McCabe’s potentially unfavorable testimony before a grand jury convened by Special Counsel, Robert Mueller, doomed him. Trump has now fired two top FBI officials, including Director, James Comey, to protect himself from Mueller’s Russia investigation.
Thank goodness for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. If not for their continuing mistakes and unpopularity, it would have been a tough week for President Trump and the Republican Party.
Today, we learn that the Robert Mueller forces are apparently sending his troops up to, if not, beyond the Trump red line.
Despite threats of shutting down the special counsel operation, Mueller is on the march as he is reported to have issued subpoenas to the Trump Organization. So goes a real investigation, not the cowardly corrupt activity we saw led by the notoriously deceptive, Devin Nunes.
Last night’s Democratic Party victory in a congressional special election in Pennsylvania should terrify Republican Party leaders. Former Marine, 33-year-old Democrat Conor Lamb apparently edged GOP candidate Rick Saccone by several hundred votes.
The Republican Majority who control the House Intelligence Committee has rendered a judgment and The New York Times reported it as follows: “‘The bottom line [is] the Russians did commit active measures against our election in ’16, and we think they will do that in the future,’ Mr. Conaway, said. But, he added, ‘We disagree with the narrative that they were trying to help Trump.’” Perish the thought!
Amid the existence of severe distrust among various factions of the Louisiana legislature, Governor John Bel Edwards on Monday addressed the opening of the Louisiana legislative regular session.
Earlier in the morning, Warren Bell (WBOK News Director, anchor of the "The Morning Cup" news show) captured some of the existing anger, frustration and distrust among the legislators. His guest, New Orleans Senator JP Morrelll, provided the background information and details.
Donald Trump, unquestionably, had great economic news he had a right to gloat over with the jobs report posting on Friday, an increase of $313,000 jobs for the month of February. The stock market remains strong, the jobs are becoming more plentiful and there is optimism in the air.
At one time, California was the envy of America, attracting people from around the nation to move to a state offering opportunity and the chance to pursue ambitious dreams. With scenic beauty, the Pacific Ocean coastline, the major cities of San Diego, Los Angeles and San Francisco, California recruited entrepreneurs looking for economic growth. As the home of Hollywood and multitudes of celebrities, California presented an enticing potential to enjoy a “lifestyle of the rich and famous.”