Quantcast
Connect with us

Mitch McConnell likely has questions for Trump after being ‘blindsided’ by Bolton revelations: CNN anchor

Published

on

According to a New York Times report published this Sunday, an unpublished manuscript of an upcoming book by former national security adviser John Bolton drops a number of key bombshells, one of which includes the revelation that he heard President Trump explicitly say that withholding of military aid “would continue until Ukraine announced an investigation involving the Bidens.”

ADVERTISEMENT

According to CNN’s Jake Tapper this Monday, sources told his network that Republican senators were “blindsided” by the leaked details from the book. Fellow anchor Dana Bash confirmed that, saying sources told her that Republicans were “frustrated” by the leaks and asked the White House why they were out of the loop on the revelations. Bash then cited a statement from Susan Collins (R-ME), who said in a statement that Bolton’s book strengthens the case for additional witnesses and has “prompted a number of conversations among my colleagues.”

“If she’s having conversations with her fellow Republicans, you can bet that Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, is aware of those conversations, or maybe even a part of those conversations,” Bash said, adding that there is “a lot of scrambling, a lot of conversations going on among Republican senators right now based on this bombshell news.”

CNN’s John King added that McConnell is a “leader in the middle of something incredibly delicate who does not like to be blindsided, so Mitch McConnell has questions for the White House.”

“[Senate Republicans] are in the middle of a constitutional trial of the President of the United States and this has come forward,” King continued. “It is right in front of them. It’s like the fire department showing up in front of your house and saying, ‘That started on the night shift. We’re not gonna put it out.'”

King went on to say that Bolton is a “meticulous note keeper.”

ADVERTISEMENT

“He says he called Bill Barr — the Justice Department says he didn’t. He says that Mike Pompeo told him the president was operating on Rudy Giuliani’s crackpot theories about ambassador Yovanovitch — the challenge now for Republicans would be to keep Bolton to a narrow focus because if you bring Bolton in … they have a problem. The question is, what are they going to do about it?”

Watch the full segment below:

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Critics of sweeping policy changes always make one huge mistake: Robert Reich

Published

on

In last Wednesday night’s Democratic debate, former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg charged that Senator Bernie Sanders’ policy proposals would cost $50 trillion. Holy Indiana.

Larry Summers, formerly chief White House economic advisor for Barack Obama, puts the price tag at $60 trillion. “We are in a kind of new era of radical proposal,” he told CNN.

Continue Reading

2020 Election

Bernie Sanders campaign accepts apology from MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews: ‘We got to get past it’

Published

on

MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews on Monday apologized to the Bernie Sanders campaign after comparing his dominance in the first three states of the 2020 presidential nomination to the fall of France to the Nazis in World War II.

Sanders senior advisor Chuck Rocha was asked on Fox News for response.

"Look, we all get hot and say things in the moment, I'm glad Chris apologized," Rocha said. "We got to move on and get past it, I'm glad he said what he had to say, I'm tired of folks on Twitter fighting with each other, it's time to win this election."

https://twitter.com/Acyn/status/1232099452531331072

Continue Reading
 

2020 Election

‘Breathtaking fiscal hypocrisy’ of the GOP may win Trump reelection: Nobel economist

Published

on

Donald Trump was blasted for his economic policies by Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman -- who worries it just might work to get the president reelected.

"It may have slipped by you, but last week Donald Trump suggested that he may be about to give U.S. farmers — who have yet to see any benefits from his much-touted trade deal with China — another round of government aid," Krugman wrote in The New York Times. "This would be on top of the billions in farm aid that Trump has already delivered, costing taxpayers several times as much as Barack Obama’s auto bailout — a bailout Republicans fiercely denounced as 'welfare' and 'crony capitalism' at the time."

Continue Reading
 
 
close-image