From Esquire, by Jack Holmes:
Trump’s tweet: “I would love to send Ambassador Sondland, a really good man and great American, to testify, but unfortunately he would be testifying before a totally compromised kangaroo court, where Republican’s rights have been taken away, and true facts are not allowed out for the public……..to see.”
“Needless to say, this is a giant pile of manure. Republicans’ rights have not been taken away, it’s not a kangaroo court, but anyway, none of that shit is relevant! Congress has the power to subpoena witnesses in the course of exercising its oversight powers. That’s it. That’s why Hillary Clinton testified for 11 hours before the Benghazi committee, an actual kangaroo court. If Congress wants to talk to you, you go talk—particularly if you are named in a possible criminal conspiracy within the Executive Branch, like Sondland is.”
The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), said on Monday that it was “awfully tough” for government officials such as Ivanka Trump to comply with agency standards for secure communications when sending emails.
“When things like this come up, it’s important people understand, they need to make sure they’re doing what they can,” Goodlatte said during an interview on CNN.
“And it’s awfully tough, as everyone knows, when you’re sending emails about a lot of different things to make sure that you’re doing it according to the rules in the White House or wherever you’re doing it,” he added.
From Politico on Trump’s strikes in Syria:
Trump has veered back and forth on U.S. activity in the country, insisting recently that he wanted the U.S. out of Syria as soon as possible.
“After Trump’s first year we have: 1.3 trillion omnibus, no wall, war in Syria. Is Clinton secretly President?” wrote Lucian B. Wintrich, the D.C. bureau chief and White House correspondent for Gateway Pundit.
Judd Legum @JuddLegum
I fixed Comey’s letter
Nancy Jo Sales @nancyjosales
American women when they heard Trump say “such a nasty woman.”
Jennifer Granholm @JenGranholm
To press lamenting
@HillaryClinton‘s health/transparency: “powering through” illness is what women do: Stoically, every. single. day.
From the brain of Rick Perry (you know, the guy who called Trump “a cancer on conservatism that must be clearly diagnosed, excised, and discarded”) in response to Hillary Clinton’s Trump Take-down speech today:
“Donald Trump understands what the American people are really tuned into today, and all of these attacks that we saw or we heard her talk about today — I think it’s just off the skin of the duck, off the back of the duck,” Perry said on Fox News.
“This is just water that’s flowing out of her that’s not having any impact.”
Such a great mind and profound thinker.
At least he didn’t say “flowing out of her whatever.”
Probably thought it, though.