Rick Santorum was openly mocked by a fellow CNN panelist on Tuesday after he tried to claim that Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and his House Intelligence Committee have “thoroughly” investigated ties between the Russian government and President Donald Trump’s campaign.
During a panel discussion hosted by CNN’s Brooke Baldwin, the former Pennsylvania Republican senator tried to brush aside any notion that the Trump campaign may have conspired with Russian agents by saying the president’s congressional allies have already cleared him of any wrongdoing.
“The House of Representatives has examined this thoroughly,” Santorum said.
At this point, panelist Keith Boykin burst out laughing while Baldwin tried to suppress laughter.
“Oh come on!” Boykin shouted. “They did not!”
Santorum continued to insist that no evidence of collusion between Trump and Russia had yet been leaked out, which led him to believe that the investigation was “a dry hole.”
“The House investigation was a joke,” Boykin retorted.
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‘Making things worse’: National Farmer’s Union chief unloads on Trump in blistering statement on trade war
Roger Johnson, the president of the National Farmers Union, delivered a blistering rebuke to President Donald Trump after he responded to new tariffs from China by issuing a purported "order" telling American companies to look for alternative places to manufacture their goods.
In an official statement, Johnson pointed out that farmers so far have felt the brunt of the president's trade war, as China has slapped heavy tariffs on key agricultural products such as soybeans.
He also crushed the president for failing to make any progress on reopening the Chinese market to American goods.
Google tells workers to avoid arguing politics in house
Google on Friday told employees to focus on work instead of heated debates about politics with colleagues at the internet company, which has long been known for encouraging people to speak their minds.
Updated workplace guidelines for "Googlers" called on them to be responsible, helpful, and thoughtful during exchanges on internal message boards or other conversation forums.
"While sharing information and ideas with colleagues helps build community, disrupting the workday to have a raging debate over politics or the latest news story does not," the updated guidelines stated.
"Our primary responsibility is to do the work we?ve each been hired to do, not to spend working time on debates about non-work topics."
Trump administration urges US Supreme Court to declare firing a worker for being gay is legal
The Trump administration has just urged the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that firing an employee simply because they are gay is perfectly legal. The request comes in the form of a 34-page amicus brief, which was not required, but voluntary.
The brief, signed by Trump Solicitor General Noel Francisco, tells the Court it is the opinion of the administration’s Dept. of Justice that a “plain text” reading of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 do9es not protect gay people in the workplace from discrimination, including firing for being gay, as The Washington Blade, which was first to report, notes.