We saw the same move from Trump when he falsely claimed that Special Counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerSchiff: Trump acquittal in Senate trial would not signal a 'failure' Jeffries blasts Trump for attack on Thunberg at impeachment hearing Live coverage: House Judiciary to vote on impeachment after surprise delay MORE’s investigation exonerated him. That lie is now repeated endlessly in right-wing echo chambers, despite the fact that Mueller explicitly told Congress he did not exonerate Trump. … [Read more...] about Juan Williams: Democrats can’t let Trump off the hook
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A new report published Sunday night could complicate the issue of witnesses among a few Republican senators still teetering on the fence. The New York Times reported that former national security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonTrump denies telling Bolton Ukraine aid was tied to investigations Former senior Senate GOP aide says Republicans should call witnesses Title, release date revealed for Bolton memoir MORE — among the most sought-after figures for the House managers and Senate Democrats — said in a draft of his forthcoming book that Trump resisted releasing nearly $400 million in aid to Ukraine unless the government promised an investigation into former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump denies telling Bolton Ukraine aid was tied to investigations Former senior Senate GOP aide says Republicans should call witnesses Title, release date revealed for Bolton memoir MORE and his son Hunter Biden. The claim contradicts the assertions by Trump, his legal team and his … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Report of Bolton tell-all manuscript roils Trump defense
Democrats insist they have learned the lessons of the 2016 primary and will come together behind the ultimate nominee. It may not be so simple. Tensions are rapidly escalating between Sanders and the Democratic establishment. At the same time, gender-based tensions between Warren and Sanders threaten to alienate female voters if the women are pushed out of the race early. There's no doubt that opposition to Trump will heal some wounds, but we're inclined to believe smart Democrats who tell us that opposition to Trump alone is not enough to unify the party and win in November. … [Read more...] about 2020 Watch: Can the establishment stop Bernie Sanders?
“If he wants to run, I don’t think he can be coy about it,” says former Republican strategist Ken Khachigian, who has managed several races in California. “A big question is does he have [former Gov.] Pete Wilson’s drive to devote 2½ years to barnstorming the state, collecting chits, building a fundraising base and shaping a winnable message?” … [Read more...] about Column: Kevin Faulconer is the GOP’s best and only hope to regain ground in California
While Democratic congressional leaders have accepted the existence of pro-life members, the party as a whole has adamantly pushed a pro-choice position. The issue came to a head when Louisiana's Democratic governor signed one of the many restrictive "heartbeat' bills that would ban abortion in states after a doctor can detect a heartbeat. … [Read more...] about 2020 Dems blast support for Hyde Amendment after Biden reportedly opposes repeal