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Can They Subpoena The Interpreter Given The Principle Of Executive Privilege?

WASHINGTON ― Democrats have an interesting idea for finding out what happened in President Donald Trump’s private two-hour meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week: subpoena the U.S. interpreter who was in the room and ask her. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) is lobbying for a Senate hearing with the interpreter. Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), the top Democrat on the House ...
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Trump Touts Video Showing Him Repeatedly Diluting Russia Criticism

President Donald Trump on Thursday morning shared a video compilation made by his favorite cabler in an attempt to prove that he has not taken a soft stance on Russia after the U.S. intelligence community charged the country with election interference. Fox News cut together several clips showing the president point the finger at Russia. Trouble is, there’s always a “but.”  “Trump ...
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Republicans blocked the move in a party line vote.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have blocked a move to subpoena the interpreter from the Helsinki summit to testify about the private talks between President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The panel’s top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff, said Thursday he wanted the State Department interpreter to appear in closed session, saying Congress must “find ...
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Kirstjen Nielsen: ‘I Haven’t Seen Evidence’ Russia Tried To Help Trump Win

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen on Thursday denied having “seen evidence” that Russia intended to swing the 2016 election in President Donald Trump’s favor, as U.S. intelligence agencies have determined. “I haven’t seen any evidence that the attempt to interfere in our election infrastructure was to favor a particular political party,” Nielson responded when asked about Russia’s intentions Thursday during the ...
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Sean Spicer: I ‘See No Evidence’ That Mueller’s Probe Is A ‘Witch Hunt’

“I think that it’s been going on a long time,” Spicer said regarding Mueller’s investigation. “I think there’s two issues: there’s the collusion, which we’ve seen no evidence of so far ... with respect to the meddling, that’s another thing.” Spicer comments Thursday come as he embarks on a media tour to promote his forthcoming memoir The Briefing. He later ...
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Michelle Obama Recruits Celebrity Team For Voter Registration Campaign

Former first lady Michelle Obama is joining forces with a slew of big names to get voters to the polls ahead of this year’s midterm elections. When We All Vote, launched Thursday, aims to promote voter registration and “brings together citizens, institutions, and organizations to spark a conversation about our rights and responsibilities in shaping our democracy,” according to its ...
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Donald Trump Says Second Putin Summit Is In The Works

Trump, who has struggled to quiet a political uproar over his failure at Monday’s summit in Helsinki to confront Putin over Russia’s meddling in the 2016 U.S. election, renewed his fierce criticism of one of his favorite targets, the news media. The Republican president accused the media of distorting comments in which he gave credence to Putin’s denials of election ...
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Republicans continue to look the other way.

On June 12, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) tweeted: “Europe is waking up... Will America... in time?” and linked to an anti-immigrant tweet by a well-known British neo-Nazi named Mark Collett. A month later, the tweet is still there. King told CNN that he had no plans to delete the tweet. Just because Collett might be a neo-Nazi, King argued, doesn’t ...
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Trump: ‘I Dream About Biden’ Running For President In 2020

President Donald Trump said he would “love” to run for re-election against former Vice President Joe Biden in 2020. “I dream about Biden,” Trump said in a newly released clip of his Wednesday interview with CBS News’ Jeff Glor. “That’s a dream. Look, Joe Biden ran three times. He never got more than 1 percent. And President Obama took him ...
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New Time Cover Has Some Creepy Trump-Putin Photoshopping

The latest issue of Time magazine isn’t holding back when it comes to the topic of President Donald Trump’s relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The July 30 cover shows the two leaders as literally the same person, featuring an unsettling photoshopped melding of Trump and Putin into one super-mega-ultra ego. Time The cover of Time magazine's July 30 edition, with ...
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