President Donald Trump responded to a pointed question from a Finnish reporter on Wednesday by boasting that right-wing talk show hosts Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity both say nice things about him.
After a reporter asked if Trump had asked Finnish President Sauli Niinistö for any special “favors” such as when Trump asked Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, the president ignored her question and started ranting about how tough he was.
“The political storm, I’ve lived with it, from the day I got elected,” Trump said. “I’ve done more, and this administration has done more, than any in the history of this country in the first two-and-a-half years. I’m used to it, for me it’s like putting on a suit in the morning.”
Trump then claimed that many people — including two conservative talk show hosts — are in awe of his ability to handle controversy.
“Rush Limbaugh said, ‘I don’t know of any other man in America that could handle it,'” Trump said. “Sean Hannity said that same thing. Others have said the same thing. I don’t know any man in America… because it’s all a fraud!”
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— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 2, 2019
Sondland has a ‘sword of Damocles’ hanging over him thanks to his ever-changing testimony: CNN legal analyst
On Monday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," CNN legal analyst Laura Coates walked through the precarious legal situation of President Donald Trump's EU Ambassador Gordon Sondland, who will testify before the House Intelligence Committee on Wednesday amid accusations he has lied to Congress in his previous depositions.
"He omitted some crucial information in his earlier sworn deposition. He revised it once," said anchor Wolf Blitzer. "What do you anticipate?"
"The idea that he had one of these epiphanies is precisely why you have closed-door hearings to begin with," said Coates. "One of the tactics and strategies involved here for members of the House was to make sure you couldn't coordinate your testimony, you actually must present what you tell, have a full and complete accounting of what you've done. And you've seen over time, that when you have other witnesses come in, suddenly, he realized, oh, you meant the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help me Congress. And in this role he has failed time and time again. It'll be interesting to see whether he will have additional epiphanies in his opening statements, or if he waits until there are questions. If he waits until that moment, it might be too late for him to correct his testimony."
‘I am a judge’: Jeanine Pirro goes bonkers as Fox News panel ends up in screaming match over impeachment
Fox News personalities got into a shouting match over impeachment on "The Five" on Tuesday.
Juan Williams told Jeanine Pirro to, "just stop" when she complained about people "trashing" Donald Trump.
"Don't tell me to stop it! I'm a judge," Pirro claimed, despite it having been over a quarter-century since she served as a country court judge.
"For a judge, you should know better," Williams shot back.
"I know a lot more -- do not go there, do not go there," Pirro said.
The shouting continued, with an argument over whether it is Pirro or congressional Democrats who don't know what they're doing.
GOP operative who dated Maria Butina pleading guilty to wire fraud and money laundering: report
Yet another Republican operative caught up in the 2016 scandal into Russian election interference will plead guilty to federal crimes.
"Paul Erickson, the former boyfriend of convicted Russian agent Maria Butina, has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and money laundering according to a plea agreement filed in a South Dakota federal court Monday afternoon," The Daily Beast reports. "In a two-page statement detailing the factual basis for the plea, Erickson said he conned someone called only “D.G.” into wiring him $100,000, under the pretense that the money was for a real estate investment in North Dakota."