Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) is still taking heat for his decision to reveal that members of the Trump administration may have incidentally had some of their communications monitored as part of routine intelligence gathering.
The panel on Morning Joe Friday morning said Nunes, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, had fatally compromised himself while making it much more likely that a special prosecutor will be called in to investigate President Donald Trump’s connections with Russia.
“What he’s saying is, ‘I’m fine with releasing classified information as long as it’s to the benefit of the president,'” said panelist Elise Jordan, a former adviser to Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY). “He’s not an impartial arbiter at all, not doing his job that he has a responsibility to the public, to his constituents to do. I think they’re making a select committee inevitable.”
Co-host Joe Scarborough was even more scathing in his analysis.
“[Nunes] has completely destroyed his reputation for being impartial over the past two or three days,” said Scarborough. “[He] basically went out and blew up the intel committee, one of the most important committees on the Hill, because the president was catching flak from the press.”
Watch the whole segment below.
Trump promises vets he won’t use his campaign slogan — then blurts it out seconds later
While talking with veterans on Wednesday, President Donald Trump vowed that he would not politicize the event by reciting his 2020 campaign slogan -- and then did it anyway just seconds later.
While addressing the American Veterans National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, the president made light of the fact that he was not supposed to be using his speech to promote his reelection campaign and was only there to talk about his administration's work on behalf of veterans.
"In all things, we are putting our country first," the president said. "We are saying, let’s say 'Make America great again,' but we are almost there, 'Make America great again.' We may have to switch it. You know what we’re going to switch it to? Huh? Yeah? That is right. I will not say it here, because this is not a campaign speech."
Anti-LGBT group: Straight man who spied on women’s dressing rooms is proof we need anti-trans bathroom laws
A Pennsylvania man was arrested last month for drilling holes in the women's dressing rooms of a Target store with the intention of spying, The Mercury reports. Sean Christopher Anderson, 41, was initially charged with criminal mischief and possessing an instrument of crime, but had his charges upgraded this Monday to invasion of privacy and possessing child pornography.
Now, the right-wing Christian group American Family Association is trying to use his case as proof of the urgency of their boycott campaigns targeting Target's gender-neutral bathrooms, but as LGBTQ Nation points out, Anderson is a straight cisgender man.
Trump promoting himself as the ‘second coming of God’ is another sign of his lack of basic mental capacity: Yale psychiatrist
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump retweeted an anti-Semitic super-fan who compared Trump to the "second coming of God." That was after he made comments Tuesday suggesting that Jews who vote for Democrats are traitorous to Israel. The comments come after a long summer of Trump accusing members of the Squad of being anti-Semitic and suggesting that the Clintons are responsible for disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein's death in jail.
Raw Story spoke with Dr. Bandy X. Lee, a forensic psychiatrist and violence expert at Yale School of Medicine, about the president's fitness for office. Lee helped launch a public health approach to global violence prevention as a consultant to the World Health Organization and other United Nations bodies since 2002. She authored the textbook, “Violence: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Causes, Consequences, and Cures,” which shows how the dangerous psychology of individuals is connected to dangerous societies and cultures, including their politics and economics. She and several coauthors of the public-service book, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 37 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President,” prepared a mental health analysis of the president using information in the Mueller report (dangerouscase.org).