When it comes to battling House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump’s White House is planning on winging it.
While talking with Fox News’ Shepard Smith, Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts explained that he still hasn’t learned what, if any, strategy the White House has to thwart Democrats’ efforts to impeach their boss.
“There seems to be no clear strategy,” Roberts reported. “A lot of it appears to be done simply on an ad-hoc basis.”
Roberts then went on to describe feuding within the White House about the best way to proceed.
“One thing I can tell you is that there is a clear amount of tension between the White House press operation and the White House counsel’s office,” he said. “As far as the political push-back, most of it seems to be coming from the president himself, certainly he’s been going after the whistleblower.”
Roberts noted, though, that Intelligence Committee Inspector General Michael Atkinson has refuted many of the attacks that the president has made on the whistleblower while insisting that the whistleblower has done everything properly.
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Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical
A 17-year-old Canadian nearly lost his lungs after five months of intensive vaping, but the ingredient suspected of doing the damage, diacetyl, is different from the substance US authorities blame for dozens of deaths.
The case, described Thursday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), deepens the mysteries surrounding e-cigarettes, which have grown so popular US President Donald Trump earlier this week backed away from a proposed ban on certain vaping flavors, fearing such a move could cost him votes.
Vaping has been blamed for 42 deaths in the United States since the past summer. Canada has been relatively spared, with only eight identified patients, and no deaths.
Democrat calls out Republican’s ‘epic mansplaining’ to Fiona Hill
Democratic Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-NY) apologized to diplomat Dr. Fiona Hill after Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) used his time on the Intelligence Committee to "mansplain" his own political theories.
"Good afternoon, thank you for being here," Maloney began. "Dr. Hill, first of all I thought that was some epic mansplaining that you were forced to endure from my colleague Mr. Turner.
Turner spent his five minutes to speak filibustering and attacking Hill and then refused to allow her to respond. Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) then spoke with his own five-minute speech, not asking any questions. He then left the room.
Furious GOP congressman erupts after Adam Schiff lets David Holmes answer questions
Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) on Thursday grew furious with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) after the House Intelligence Committee chairman insisted that he allow witness David Holmes to answer his question.
During a testy exchange with Holmes, Conaway got upset at the State Department official for reporting a call that he overheard between Trump and European Union ambassador Gordon Sondland while the two of them were at a restuarant in Kiev.
"Sir, I think it was Gordon Sondland who showed indiscretion by having that conversation over a public phone line," Holmes replied.
At this point, Conaway interjected and started talking over Holmes, and Schiff told him to let the witness finish his answer.