A former Trump campaign aide called for two Axios reporters to be investigated for working with a White House official who leaked the president’s daily schedules to them.
Over the weekend, Axios’ Alexi McCammond revealed that she and her colleague Jonathan Swan had been in contact with a White House insider for three months who revealed the president’s private schedules to them.
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In the aftermath, conversations surrounding Trump’s so-called “executive time” — which appears to often be filled with TV-watching and tweeting — have dominated cable news conversations.
During an appearance on CNN Monday afternoon, onetime Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo raised concerns about “criminal leakers” in the Donald Trump’s administration. He also added that McCammond and Swan should be investigated.
The reporters, Caputo added, should be treated as harshly as journalists who corresponded with leakers were during Barack Obama’s administration.
“Let’s go back in Alexi and Jonathan’s emails two years like Obama did, let’s go through all their phone records, let’s pull their bank records, let’s pull their credit reports, let’s look at their parents’ emails like they did to [investigated Fox News reporter James] Rosen,” he said. “Find out who did this!”
“If Barack Obama can do that,” Caputo added, “let’s put Donald Trump’s people to work to find out who this criminal leaker is.”
The Washington Post reported in 2013 that Rosen was investigated by the Obama-era Justice Department after he was named a probable co-conspirator in a case that involved spying on State Department security adviser Stephen Jin-Woo Kim. The case was opened after information was leaked from within the State Department.
“This is a federal crime — a national security crime,” Caputo later said.
Has anything changed since Burning Man’s sex assault and labor issues were exposed?
The last weekend in August marks the start of Burning Man, a week-long, festival in the Nevada desert consisting of freewheeling performance art, fanciful costumes, and a lot of drugs. The anarchic party with more than 50,000 attendees constitutes a pilgrimage for many attendees, lured by the promise of leaving the “default world” behind in exchange for a transformative or even spiritual experience.
Truckers are facing a ‘bloodbath’ in their industry — and it’s turning many in the pro-Trump group against him: report
Truckers are numerous, conservative, and hurting. And despite their widespread support for Donald Trump’s candidacy in 2016, a new report from Business Insider suggests the pain in the industry might be turning these workers away from the president.
The political trends in trucking are not insignificant. According to the American Trucking Associations, there were an estimated 3.5 million truck drivers in 2018. RTS Financial has found that there are 7.4 million jobs total “tied to the trucking industry.” And Business Insider reported that nearly 90 percent of truckers are registered voters, higher than the general population.
WATCH: Trump’s collusion with Russia is now a topic for impeachment — along with obstruction and racism
President Donald Trump's interactions with Russia are now a topic of the impeachment investigation.
"There was an important development in support for impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives today," MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell reported Tuesday. "Important both in who the new support comes from and what that support is based on."
"Congresswoman Lauren Underwood of Illinois is one of the freshmen Democrats who flipped a Republican district last year in winning her election. She brings the total number of House Democrats supporting impeachment now to 126 -- a majority of the Democrats' 235 members of the House," he explained.