America’s former ambassador to Russia explained why information on Vladimir Putin meddling in the 2020 presidential election should be declassified before voters go to the polls — and suggested that House Democrats should consider holding weekly hearings on the threat with acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell.
Ambassador Michael McFaul was interviewed on Friday by Nicolle Wallace on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House.”
“It is an intelligence assessment that Putin seeks Trump’s victory again,” McFaul said. “To me, that’s no great insight.
McFaul said, “let’s start declassifying this stuff” before the 2020 election “so the American people know what’s going on.”
“Maybe we should open up and have the [Office of the Director of National Intelligence] have public hearings every week until the election in November,” McFaul added.
Historian who predicted Trump’s upset 2016 win now says he’s going to crash and burn in 2020
Allan Lichtman, a political historian who teaches at American University in Washington, D.C., became famous for correctly predicting President Donald Trump's upset win four years ago.
But in a new interview with The New York Times, Lichtman makes the case that Trump appears very unlikely to win a second term as the country has been racked for months by the coronavirus pandemic, high unemployment, and civil unrest.
Here’s why Trump just suddenly changed his tune on mail-in voting
President Donald Trump and his allies have been waging a disinformation campaign about mail-in voting, aggressively trying to delegitimize the practice that has a history in the United States dating back to the Civil War. The plan, as I've argued, seems to be to lay the groundwork for challenging mail-in votes or stopping them from being counted if it looks like he's ahead with in-person ballots on Election Day.
But on Tuesday afternoon, the president suddenly changed his tune on the matter in one key state: Florida. He sent the following tweet:
Republicans have a clear favorite for Biden’s running mate
Republicans are hoping Joe Biden picks Susan Rice as his running mate, because there's already a built-in wealth of Fox News programming against her.
President Barack Obama's former national security adviser has been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories on the conservative network, so viewers are primed to fear and loathe her, reported Politico.
“I can’t think of anyone that is more polarizing who would fire up the base than Susan Rice,” said former Rep. Jason Chaffetz, now a Fox News commentator. “They know her, and they don’t like her.”