Robert Mueller (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Robert Mueller, the special counsel appointed to oversee the investigation into possible Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, has impaneled a grand jury in Washington, D.C., a clear indication that the investigation may in fact be yielding actual fruit and moving full-speed ahead.
Read “DUN DUN DUN – Grand Jury Impaneled By Special Counsel in Russia Investigation“
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (Photo SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
My money is on new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. From my latest commentary on The Root:
Although Jeff Sessions has done everything in his power to prove he is still loyal to the head diva in charge, Trump still did talking heads and Twitter threads hinting that he wants him gone. Your president does not appreciate backstabbing and wavering fealty, which is why I am worried that the next person to be kicked out of the house, if not Sessions, will be new Chief of Staff John Kelly.
Read “Will New Chief Of Staff John Kelly Be the Next Contestant Fired on White House Apprentice? “
U.S. President Donald Trump (Photo by Michael Reynolds – Pool/Getty Images)
Where are your president’s handlers when he needs them? Does he even have handlers? Is there anyone in the White House that is in charge of making sure he doesn’t say stupid stuff to the media he is so critical of? Apparently not, because this latest thing is a doozy.
Read “BIG MAD: Trump Says He Never Would Have Appointed Sessions If He Had Known He Wouldn’t Have His Back With That Whole Russia Thing“
US Representative Cedric Richmond of Louisiana (Photo credit should read Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Cedric L. Richmond, Democratic Representative from New Orleans and chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, wrote a three-page letter Wednesday to Donald Trump declining his invitation to meet with the CBC and outlining the many reasons why the group as a whole is saying no.
Director of National Intelligence Agency Dan Coats (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Daniel Coats, Director of National Intelligence, told associates in March that Donald Trump asked him to intervene with then-FBI Director James Comey and get him to have the bureau back off of its investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn and his ties to Russia.
Read Trump Asked National Intelligence Director to Intervene in Comey’s Russia Probe: Report
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Rumor has it that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has had about enough of your president, and he’s threatening to quit his job and go back to Alabama where he doesn’t have to put up with shit like this. My fingers are crossed that this is indeed happening so that we don’t have to put up with anymore of Jeff Sessions’ bullshit either. It’s way past time for him to go.
Read – Fingers Crossed: Jeff Sessions Threatens to Quit As Tension With Trump Escalates
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It looks like Former FBI Director James Comey’s public testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee is a go, and could happen as early as next week. Comey will be confirming what we all already know: your president attempted to obstruct a federal investigation.
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Former CIA Director John Brennan testified on Tuesday that his agency alerted the FBI to a troubling pattern of contacts between Russian officials and Trump campaign associates last year, adding himself to the long list of people who have expressed suspicions or concerns about the President’s Russian connections.
WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 19: Copies of President Trump’s FY’18 budget books are stacked, at the Government Publishing Office, on May 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Donald Trump’s new budget proposal will be reveals that he really and truly hates poor people. It comes with major cuts to Medicaid and changes to anti-poverty programs that would allow states to limit a range of benefits for needy families, something that Congress has already been uneasy about.
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The Washington Post is reporting that in his capacity as president, Donald Trump reportedly asked two high-ranking national intelligence officials in March to help him push back against the FBI investigation into possible connections between his presidential campaign and the Russian government.
NEW YORK, NY – AUGUST 08: Robert S. Mueller III, Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), speaks at the International Conference on Cyber Security (ICCS) on August 8, 2013 in New York City. The ICCS, which is co-hosted by Fordham University and the FBI, is held every 18 months; more than 25 countries are represented at this year’s conference. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein signed an order Wednesday appointing former FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III as special counsel to oversee the ongoing investigation into whether or not Trump associates and Russian officials coordinated last year to interfere in the U.S. Presidential Election.
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On Friday, your president threw a temper tantrum and threatened to end all White House press briefings for good because his staff has a hard time keeping their stories straight.
Trump made his comments after the reasons he gave for firing FBI Director James Comey during an NBC interview on Thursday were directly contradicted by statements made by others in the White House including Vice President Mike Pence, meaning the various explanations were at best misleading, and at worst, flat out lies.
Let’s be honest: no one really believes anything coming out of the mouths of this administration any longer. We are all just sitting around waiting for it to self-destruct.
Read Trump Threatens to End White House Press Briefings Because His Staff Can’t Keep Their Stories Straight on The Root.