MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough strongly condemned Secretary of State Mike Pompeo for repeatedly lying about his involvement in President Donald Trump’s efforts to enlist foreign governments to investigate his political rivals.
The secretary of state undercut claims made by an intelligence committee whistleblower before it was revealed he took part in Trump’s call to the Ukrainian president, and the “Morning Joe” host blasted Pompeo for thumbing his nose at congressional oversight of his department.
“That guy went to West Point,” Scarborough said. “What a thug, he’s acting like a common thug. He’s lying about our country. He was in on a call that he knows crossed every line of propriety. He was taught that at West Point, and he’s behaving like a thug, now he’s behaving like a thug in trying to basically tell Congress that he can do whatever he wants to do and not to reach out to anybody at the State Department.”
“It’s as if he’s adopted Donald Trump’s view of the Constitution, that the Second Amendment gives the executive branch unlimited power,” he added.
Scarborough blasted the secretary of state as lawless, and he said the military veteran and public servant should be ashamed of his own debasement.
“Let me say it again, this guy went to West Point,” Scarborough said. “He knows better, and he’s acting like a common criminal. He’s acting like a thug. He’s lying through his teeth, he’s shaming himself. He’s shaming State Department employees, and he’s shaming the United States of America. He has no excuse.”
David Letterman jokes ‘enormous fellow’ Donald Trump can ‘eat the restaurant empty’
The folks over at TMZ caught up David Letterman in Los Angeles this Thursday and asked him his thoughts on which presidential candidate, Donald Trump or Michael Bloomberg, is more fun to have dinner with.
Letterman, who knows both men well, and according to the former late-night talk show host. "there'd be nothing left" on the plate.
"He's such an enormous fellow, he would eat he restaurant empty," Letterman said.
In regards to Bloomberg, Letterman said, "I think he eats like a bird."
‘Pardon will follow in short order’: Experts trounce Trump for announcing Roger Stone has ‘very good chance of exoneration’
President Donald Trump continues to ignore Attorney General Bill Barr's threat of resigning if he continues to tweet about Justice Dept. cases. Barely hours after a judge sentenced the president's longtime confidant Roger Stone to a mere 40 months in jail Trump announced he believes Stone has a "very good chance of exoneration," presumably on appeal – unless he is planning a pardon, which is not exoneration, although Trump apparently does not know that.
How climate change reduced the flow of the Colorado River
The massive Colorado River, which provides water for seven US states, has seen its flow reduced by 20 percent over the course of a century -- and more than half of that loss is due to climate change, according to new research published Thursday.
Two scientists at the US Geological Survey developed a mathematical model of the water movements -- snowfall, rainfall, run-off, evaporation -- in the upper Colorado River basin for the period from 1913 to 2017.
To do so, they used historical temperature and precipitation data, along with satellite readings of radiation, in order to understand how climate change had affected those water movements.