US Politics in Trump era Public date: 29.08.2019 01:16:39

9 Feb 2018

The White House’s Rob Porter debacle is a sign of incompetence or hubris — or both

“Rob Porter is a man of true integrity and honor, and I can't say enough good things about him,” White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly said in an initial statement Tuesday about allegations that the top White House aide had abused an ex-wife. By Wednesday afternoon, Porter resigned amid allegations that he had abused another ex-wife, who produced photographs of her black eye. And Kelly was suddenly “shocked.”
“Rob Porter is a man of true integrity and honor, and I can't say enough good things about him,” White...
24 Jan 2018

It’s looking more and more like Jeff Sessions is doing Trump’s political dirty work

The defining moment of Jeff Sessions's time as attorney general has been when he recused himself from oversight of the Russia investigation. That quickly led to the appointment of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is now extensively probing President Trump. And by all accounts, it seriously strained Sessions's relationship with Trump, who thinks Sessions should  be protecting him and doing his bidding.
The defining moment of Jeff Sessions's time as attorney general has been when he recused himself from...
21 Dec 2017

Trump just admitted the GOP’s tax cuts were deceptively sold

Now Democrats have clips of the president talking about how this tax bill was really more about the corporate tax cuts all along and saying he just undid Obamacare — both of which weren't part of the argument for the bill. They also happen to be pretty good talking points, with the latter being something Democrats can credibly use to force Republicans into ownership of whatever happens with the American health-care system from now on.
Now Democrats have clips of the president talking about how this tax bill was really more about the corporate...

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