Trump, rationalizing why he is blocking the Democratic response to the Nunes memo:
“The Democrats sent a very political and long response memo which they knew, because of sources and methods (and more), would have to be heavily redacted, whereupon they would blame the White House for lack of transparency,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Told them to re-do and send back in proper form!”
Yeah. He wants it in a form he can “read.”
“Here you go, Daddy. The new Democrat memo. Try to pay attention, O.K.?”
That’s the only explanation for this comment:
“I mean, to see sort of congenital, presumptive obstruction and negativity is very concerning,” she continued, “because it just means that the government can’t function fully, and that they’re obstructing regardless of who the individual is that’s being considered, regardless of the post that needs to be filled. And it’s very frustrating.”
From The New Yorker:
First Michelle Obama’s speech was plagiarized by Melania, now Trump has stolen the cake from Obama’s 2013 inauguration.
Have these people no shame?
Duff Goldman @Duff_Goldman
The cake on the left is the one I made for President Obama’s inauguration 4 years ago. The one on the right is Trumps. I didn’t make it.
During the intelligence hearing, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) noted the extensive ties between Trump advisers and the Russian government and pointed to an interview shortly after the election in which a top Russian diplomat said his government had had “contacts” with the Trump campaign.
Wyden then asked FBI Director James Comey, “Has the FBI investigated these reported relationships, and, if so, what are the agency’s findings?”
“I would never comment on investigations, whether we have one or not, in an open forum like this,” Comey said Tuesday. “So I really can’t answer it one way or another.”
He later acknowledged he was sometimes “tone deaf when it comes to politics.”
Judd Legum @JuddLegum
I fixed Comey’s letter