Quantcast
Connect with us

Ex-GOP lawmaker stunned by Trump blowing off threat of Russian hacking: ‘Simply incomprehensible!’

Published

on

Former GOP lawmaker Charlie Dent appears on CNN (Screen cap).

Former Rep. Charlie Dent (R-PA) on Wednesday admitted that he was stunned by reports that fired Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was discouraged from discussing her work to prevent Russia from meddling in the 2020 presidential election.

According to the report, White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney warned Nielsen that she shouldn’t have a cabinet-level meeting about ways to combat Russian efforts to influence the 2020 election out of fear of angering President Donald Trump.

ADVERTISEMENT

Reacting to this, Dent slammed the White House for letting Trump’s pride get in the way of a vital national security issue.

“It’s simply incomprehensible to me the chief of staff would keep this information away from the president!” he said. “If election interference from a hostile foreign power doesn’t warrant the attention of the president, I don’t know what does!”

Dent then argued that Trump seems to be inviting Russia to help him again by not taking a more forceful stand against their actions during the 2016 election.

“I am flummoxed as to why the administration would want to minimize Russian interference,” he said. “The president should be talking about preventing this and sending a signal to the Russians that there would be retribution and retaliation.”

Watch the video below.

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

Trump spokesperson resorts to insulting CNN host in off-the-rails interview over president’s tax scandal

Published

on

A CNN interview with Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh quickly turned into a shouting match after host Jim Sciutto peppered him with questions about the president's federal tax avoidance that was comprehensively covered in a New York Times report.

Ostensibly brought on to discuss Tuesday night's debate between Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden, Sciutto attempted to get answers from Murtaugh to questions his colleague Poppy Harlow couldn't get a Trump White House spokesperson to answer on Monday in an equally contentious interview.

Continue Reading

2020 Election

Ana Navarro goes off on Ivanka after Trump defender tries to drag Hunter Biden into debate discussion

Published

on

During a CNN panel discussion on tonight's debate between Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden, a former adviser to the president suggested Biden's son, Hunter, should be fair game for attacks which led fellow panelist Ana Navarro to give him a lesson in the first daughter's corruption and the president's possible legal problems.

With "New Day" hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota looking on, David Urban said he expected Hunter Biden would be used against his father during the debate.

"If the president brings up Hunter Biden as we have heard some suggest he will repeatedly, how do you think Joe Biden should respond?" Urban challenged Navarro.

Continue Reading
 

CNN

WATCH: Ex-Trump adviser clashes with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota over New York Time’s tax bombshell

Published

on

On CNN Tuesday, Republican lobbyist and former Trump adviser David Urban tried to talk over anchor Alisyn Camerota to dispute the bombshell tax story in The New York Times — and Joe Biden strategist and Never-Trump conservative Ana Navarro-Cárdenas promptly mocked him.

"He's not going to increase your taxes or take away your guns," said Urban. "He's not going to do all of the things that Joe Biden and the Democratic platform says he's going to do. With respect to taxes, I just want to point out I made a graphic of what you had up earlier. He paid 1 million bucks in 2016."

Continue Reading
 
 
Democracy is in peril. Invest in progressive news. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free. LEARN MORE