According to an exclusive report from NBC News Monday morning, the Democrats’ impeachment inquiry targeting President Trump has created the “first rift” between him and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. The report alleges that “Trump has fumed for weeks that Pompeo is responsible for hiring State Department officials whose congressional testimony threatens to bring down his presidency,” adding that Trump “confronted Pompeo about the officials — and what he believed was a lackluster effort by the secretary of state to block their testimony.”
Appearing on MSNBC this morning, former Obama State Department official Tara Sonenshine was asked by MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson about Trump’s recent accusations against his own administration for its alleged hiring of “never-Trumpers,” as well as his admission that Pompeo’s hiring of diplomat Bill Taylor was a “mistake.”
“Well first of all, Mike Pompoeo is in a box,” Sonenshine said, adding that he “has to walk into a State Department that [Ambassador Bill Taylor] last week said was a ‘hollowed-out State Department.'”
Sonenshine then cited reports that says there’s currently an environment in the State Department of “political intimidation and harassment.”
“People don’t feel that [Pompeo] has their back, that there’s cover,” she continued. “So it’s getting very cold for Mike Pompeo in the State Department. If it becomes very cold in the White House, it’s very untenable for him.”
Watch the full segment below:
‘Why do we need camo in space’: Trump’s Space Force ridiculed for woodland camouflage uniforms
On Friday, the United States Space Force released an image of their new uniforms on Twitter.
The image shows a Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) for a four-star general in a woodland camouflage pattern, with a matching camo nametape.
However, many people were confused as to why the Space Force would use uniforms designed to blend in on earth.
Here's some of what people were saying:
Sorry for the question but why do we need camo in space?
BUSTED: National Archives caught doctoring exhibit to remove criticism of President Trump from women
The National Archives were caught editing an artifact from the Trump administration to remove criticism of the president, according to a bombshell new report in The Washington Post.
The newspaper reported on a "large color photograph" at the National Archives exhibit marking the centennial of women's suffrage.
"The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. Viewed from another angle, it shifts to show a 1913 black-and-white image of a women’s suffrage march also on Pennsylvania Avenue. The display links momentous demonstrations for women’s rights more than a century apart on the same stretch of pavement. But a closer look reveals a different story," the newspaper noted.
Dershowitz is running a ‘bizarro defense’ of Trump: Harvard Law colleague says ‘Alan is just completely wacko’
Two of the most famous names associated with Harvard Law School had competing appearances on MSNBC on Friday.
It began when Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus, was interviewed MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber about his new role officially representing President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.
Dershowitz claimed that neither abuse of power nor obstruction of Congress count as "high crimes" under the constitution.
Professor Alan Dershowitz, who has also been associated with Harvard Law for five decades, was asked about Dershowitz's argument during an interview with Chris Hayes.