On Wednesday, President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying he’s disappointed in him for recusing himself in the Russia probe to his handling of the crisis at the border.
The public attacks once again make it clear that the president will likely fire Sessions after the midterms, when it’ll be less politically risky.
On MSNBC Wednesday, Former US Attorney Barbara McQuade pointed out that if Trump appoints a replacement after firing Sessions they’d have seven months before facing confirmation hearings.
In that time, they could do plenty to sabotage the Mueller probe, from shutting it down entirely to subtly undermining the investigation, They could “clip the wings of Robert Mueller” by “not allowing him to take certain investigative steps for example or indict certain individuals,” she noted.
“So I think that is a way to seize control over the Russia investigation.”
MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace bluntly stated her fears. “Scary stuff,” she noted.
Florida GOP official under fire for jokes about running over anti-Trump protesters
Republican Brevard County commissioner Bryan Lober is coming under heavy criticism after making Facebook posts that joked about running over people protesting against President Donald Trump.
The Orlando Sentinel reports that Lober recently responded to a Facebook post made on the "Political Voice of Brevard County" Facebook page about planned protests against Trump ahead of his 2020 campaign kickoff.
Iowa Republican backtracks after hinting Kellyanne Conway is leaving the White House
Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) hinted that Kellyanne Conway may be on her way out of the White House for violating federal law.
The Iowa Republican was asked to comment on findings by the U.S. Office of Special Counsel that Conway had repeatedly violated the Hatch Act by promoting political campaigns during public TV appearances as a senior adviser to President Donald Trump.
"Obviously there has been a commission that has decided that's not appropriate, so she is being removed from that position," Ernst told WHO-TV. "We certainly want to be working towards the good of all Americans. Obviously, she wants to support the president's initiatives. She is an adviser -- or was an adviser -- but she used her position differently."
We have to prepare for this Trump nightmare scenario as Republican power-grabbers grow bolder
Polls currently show that all the major Democratic presidential candidates are pulling way ahead of Donald Trump, and while Democrats should take nothing for granted — Trump will run a campaign so nasty it will likely put 2016 to shame — there is at least some reason hope that Americans will turn out in large numbers and that Trump will be soundly defeated in 2020. That victory would be both exciting and an enormous relief, a moment when we all collectively begin to believe that the national nightmare is ending.