On Wednesday, a Republican senator who went on Fox News with claims he has an informant with intelligence about a “secret society” within the Department of Justice said he had “no comment” about reports that President Donald Trump asked FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe who he voted for.
Sen. Ron Johnson’s (R-WI) terse response to Washington Post reporters about Trump’s latest FBI flub came amid his own attempts to walk back his comments about his informant.
On Wednesday morning, CNN’s Manu Raju tweeted that Johnson clarified his “informant” comments, and echoed claims made the previous night on Fox News by Reps. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and John Ratcliffe (R-TX), who said they’d read text exchanges between FBI agents discussing the so-called “secret society.” Rep. Ratcliffe admitted on air that he was not sure the meeting of the alleged clandestine group “actually happened.”
Johnson: “I've heard from an individual that there were FBI agents … management of the FBI, holding meetings off-site.”
My Q: Off-site to do what, exactly?
Johnson: “I don't know. …(The texts) raise an awful lot of questions; it is my responsibility to try and get answers.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 24, 2018
Watch Johnson’s Wendesday interview below, via the Post:
Rick Wilson warns ‘Donald Trump is not a well man’ and is now ‘speaking in tongues’
President Donald Trump is mentally unwell, a top strategist explained on MSNBC on Thursday.
"A few 24 hours after a sustained presidential performance that even by Donald Trump’s standard qualified as unhinged and unnerving, the world is reeling and offering a collective judgment of omg and wtf. That is a concise summary of this morning’s headlines," anchor John Heilemann reported.
"To help you grasp the full scope of the presidential meltdown, we offer you this," he said, introducing a clip of Trump.
"This string of absurdities might seem mildly funny at times but to Trump’s own former aides, what they witnessed in recent days crossed the threshold from amusing to alarming," he explained.
Harvey Weinstein to face new indictment in #MeToo sexual assault trial
Fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, who is awaiting trial on two sexual assault charges, will return to court next week to hear a new indictment against him, prosecutors said Thursday.
Weinstein, 67, will appear in a New York state court on Monday, said a spokesman for the Manhattan District Attorney, declining to comment on the details of the indictment.
He added, however, that it did not contain new charges and that the film producer's trial would start as scheduled on September 9.
The indictment is likely to allow another alleged victim of Weinstein to testify at the trial.
El Paso hospital forced to call out Trump’s lie that surgeons left the operating room to see him
President Donald Trump bragged that he got an overwhelming welcome from Ohio and Texas when he went to visit survivors of the mass shootings before his latest vacation. Now, however, El Paso's University Medical Center is being forced to dispute the president's account of events.
"Not only did they meet with me, they were pouring out of the room. The doctors were coming out of the operating rooms. There were hundreds and hundreds of people all over the floor. You couldn’t even walk on it. So, you know, there’s a lot to happen," Trump told reporters on the White House lawn Wednesday.