On Wednesday, Robert Anderson — former FBI assistant director of National Security — testified before Congress about the findings of the Mueller report. Anderson denounced Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner for meeting with Kremlin agents.
He noted that Russia gained a foothold in the administration by having agents meet with people close to the President.
“That’s where it starts. You’re talking to people who are around the President or potential President of the United States,” Anderson said. “From that point on you have a voice inside you can filter information to.”
“I think Russia looked at this way in advance on how to potentially target incoming administrations,” he continued.
“And the current President’s administration … the people around him, were not savvy — at all, in my opinion — to counter-intelligence threats or national security issues.”
Former U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy, who is a Republican, added that the administration was compromised when they met with Kremlin agents during the campaign.
“I would just add that even by taking the meeting, you’ve made yourself beholden to Putin,” McCarthy said.
Trump insists ‘our economy is sooo strong’ — then blames ‘lamestream media’ if it tanks
President Donald Trump continued laying the groundwork to convince his supporters the looming recession was caused by the media, not his economic policies.
Trump and his White House aides have called into question economic data showing a recession on the horizon, saying the economy was fundamentally strong, while also suggesting a downturn was caused by his political enemies to undermine his re-election chances.
"The Fake News LameStream Media is doing everything possible the 'create' a U.S. recession," Trump tweeted, "even though the numbers & facts are working totally in the opposite direction. They would be willing to hurt many people, but that doesn’t matter to them. Our Economy is sooo strong, sorry!"
GOP donors are ‘rattled’ by bad economic signs and are searching for a Trump primary challenger: Former GOP senator
Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) told the Washington Post on Wednesday that he's received calls from several nervous Republican donors who fear a slowing or shrinking economy will doom the GOP in 2020 -- and they're looking to find a primary challenger for President Donald Trump.
Although Flake declined to name the donors, he did say that they believe the GOP stands no chance of winning in 2020 if the economy sputters, especially since Trump's divisive leadership style has permanently alienated so many Americans.
"They are wondering, if the economy isn’t stellar next year, how is the party going to win?" Flake said. "By the president offending more people?"
Ocasio-Cortez says the electoral college system is a racist scam
"Many votes here as you can see," Ocasio-Cortez said, showing a vast empty landscape. "Very efficient way to choose leadership of the country."
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez injected humor into her commentary on the Electoral College, which she posted on Instagram Monday night, but her message was serious: the 232-year-old system which allowed Presidents George W. Bush and Donald Trump to win their elections with less support from voters than their Democratic opponents, gives precedence to white people's votes over those of people of color.
The progressive New York Democrat narrated a video taken from a car driving through a stretch of an empty desert road, showing no houses, cars, people, or businesses—saying the image illustrated why the Electoral College should be abolished in favor of of a "one person, one vote" system.