A senior Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said he fully expects that FBI Director James Comey will tell lawmakers on Monday that there is nothing behind President Donald Trump’s accusations that former President Barack Obama wiretapped him.
Appearing on Meet The Press with host Chuck Todd, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) disagreed with a fellow lawmaker who claimed, “We need to get to the bottom of this,” with Schiff adding, “We are at the bottom of this.”
“We are at the bottom and there is nothing at the bottom,” Schiff explained to Todd about Trump’s allegations.
“Will Director Comey say that definitively tomorrow?” Todd asked.
“I expect that he will and I hope that we can put an end to this wild goose chase,” the California Democrat replied. “What the president said was just patently false. And the wrecking ball it has created has just banged into our British allies and our German allies and it’s continuing to grow in terms of damage and he needs to put an end to this.”
“What is really at root here, Chuck, is that this is just how the president does business,” Schiff added. “Now maybe this is how he conducted his real estate business with half-truths and sometimes no truths and bluster. In my opinion that is no way to run a business, but it’s an even worse way to run a country.”
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1. This is a very important point. It’s really time to STOP investigating whether Obama wiretapped Trump. He didn’t. https://t.co/wLlaGPlTAo
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) March 19, 2017
Colbert names Trump’s siege on DC the ‘Tinyman Square’ incident
It wasn't quite Tiananmen Square, where a still-unknown number of Chinese protesters were murdered by the government in 1989, but it was the closest thing President Donald Trump managed to score this week.
After watching the footage of the military tear gas, beat and shoot at protesters so Trump could march from the presidential bunker to St. John's Church for the cameras.
"It was like Tiananmen Square," Colbert deemed. "Except, in Trump's case, Tinyman Square."
Trump claimed on "The Fox & Friends" that no one was tear-gassed, so it's unclear what was stinging people's eyes and making them cough, choke and tear up. The Park Police released a statement saying it wasn't tear gas. While the moment was captured on video from dozens of different camera angles, one protester actually grabbed a canister of Oleoresins Capiscum, or "OC," the gas that was used.
Vladimir Putin must love watching the US fall apart: columnist
New Yorker columnist Susan Glasser made the astute observation that if Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to destabilize the United States with the election of President Donald Trump, he's clearly achieved his objective.
It was reported in March that Russian intelligence services are working to incite violence using white supremacist groups to try and sow racial chaos in the United States ahead of the November election.
Conservative columnist links all Republicans to the attack on Lafayette Square
Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump decided to walk across Lafayette Square for a photo-op. To get there, however, it took an outright battle with mounted park police, police covered in body armor and rattled Secret Service members who had just rushed the president to the bunker several nights before. Armed with semi-automatic weapons and military gear, they staged a siege on Lafayette Square against unarmed hippies, woke whites and people of color, again, forced to fight for justice.
Writing for the Washington Post Wednesday, conservative columnist Max Boot attacked Attorney General Bill Barr, who accepted responsibility for demanding that demonstrators be tear-gassed, beaten and shot with rubber bullets. Like Bull Conor ordering fire hoses on students marching in Birmingham, Alabama, Barr's attack on Lafayette Square for a photo-op proved he is willing to do what it takes to stroke the fractured ego of a president forced to cower in a bunker.