President George W. Bush’s ethics chief warned of the danger facing the United States as Russia persists in its efforts to destabilize the country.
The House Intelligence Committee re-opened the investigation into President Donald Trump after the previous chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) prematurely pulled out. i
“This is very dangerous for the United States of America,” Painter explained. “Unlike Watergate, this involves a foreign power that has apparently infiltrated our government through influencing an election. Then we have the financial relationships with the Trump Organization and perhaps members of Congress. Russia may very well have information on members of Congress that allows Russia to blackmail them.”
He went on to call it a “dangerous” situation for the country that always needed to be fully investigated, despite Nunes’ resistance.
“Finally, the House Intelligence Committee is going to be doing something,” he continued. “They’ve been sitting on their hands for two years harassing the FBI.
Painter mocked Trump for claiming “presidential harassment,” saying the only person doing the harassing is Trump.
“He’s been going after the press and immigrants and religious minorities, his own cabinet members, members of Congress,” Painter said. “He’s flailing around here, but it’s quite obvious he’s in serious trouble. I don’t know if he’s a Russian mole or not, but he’s certainly acting like it.”
While the president is in attack mode, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) even admitted that it seems like Trump is on the take, the Los Angeles Times reported. While he didn’t comment about Nunes, McCarthy said former Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) is likely being influenced as well.
“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy said last summer. Then-Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) quickly cut the conversion short and refused to allow anyone to speak of it. McCarthy is now the head of the House Republican caucus.
Jeffrey Epstein’s IT consultant reveals he saw girls who ‘couldn’t have more than 15 or 16’ on private island
ABC News broke a story just after midnight Thursday about a former IT consultant of Jeffrey Epstein's who resigned because he couldn't take some of the things he was seeing on Epstein's private island compound.
The island, which has been called "pedophile island" by locals, had "topless women everywhere.
"There were photos of topless women everywhere," said contractor Steve Scully, who began working for Epstein in 1999 and continued for six years. "On his desk, in his office, in his bedroom."
Stephen Colbert mocks Eric Trump in a way that must be seen to be believed
Stephen Colbert mocked Eric Trump so badly it has to be seen to be believed.
The moment came after Colbert played a clip of the young Trump child saying that 95 percent of the United States supports him, the camera cut to Colbert doing his Eric impression.
"I've got big gums, and I cannot lie," Colbert said.
"Yeah, 95, guys, I'm tellin' ya," Colbert said, pretending to be Eric with his lips curled up.
Black Pennsylvania Trump voter wonders if he’s still welcome in the GOP
Tuesday, CNN released interviews with Texas Trump supporters who defended his racist attacks on four Congresswomen of color. Wednesday night, Van Jones showed his panel of supporters of both President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama. But things got tense when a Black Trump supporter was asked about the president's racially charged statements.
Two men, one white one Black, in the group said they supported Trump and probably would again because business was good. Two women in the group lamented that Trump's racism was hurtful for the country.
"I just go back to values," the older women said. "I value treating people with dignity. And if there is anything that is incongruent with those values, then I'm not for that. So I'm not going to put profit over my values."