Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Adam Goldman and Michael S. Schmidt New York Times September 21, 2018 WASHINGTON — The deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Donald Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office for being unfit.Rosenstein made these suggestions in the spring of 2017 when Trump’s firing of James Comey as FBI director plunged the White House into turmoil. Over the ensuing days, the president divulged classified intelligence to Russians in the Oval Office, and revelations emerged that Trump had asked Comey to pledge loyalty and end an investigation into a senior aide.Rosenstein was just two weeks into his job. He had begun overseeing the Russia investigation and played a key role in the … [Read more...] about Rod Rosenstein suggested he secretly record Trump and discussed 25th Amendment
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POLITICS 09/21/2018 02:13 pm ET Updated 0 minutes ago However, a source tells HuffPost that the deputy attorney general’s comments about recording Trump were “sarcastic.” By Lydia O'Connor and Jessica Schulberg Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein suggested last year that he covertly record the president in the White House and discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from office, The New York Times reported Friday. The move will almost certainly reopen President Donald Trump’s considerations into firing him. Rosenstein’s comments were reportedly made in the spring of 2017 in light of Trump firing James Comey as FBI director and sharing classified intelligence with the Russians. They were relayed to the Times by unnamed sources who say they were either briefed on the comments or on memos written by FBI officials that detailed them. Though none of Rosenstein’s efforts apparently materialized, the Times’ … [Read more...] about Rod Rosenstein Suggested Recording Trump And Invoking 25th Amendment: Report
POLITICS 09/20/2018 06:25 am ET Pete Souza used an old photograph of Barack Obama and Merrick Garland to make a point about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. By Lee Moran Former White House photographer Pete Souza used Instagram to explain to President Donald Trump and top GOP senators why he believes the FBI should investigate the sexual assault allegation made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Trump said on Tuesday that such a probe wasn’t the bureau’s “thing.” On Wednesday, Obama-era shutterbug Souza countered by sharing an old snap of former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden with their own Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland, to Instagram. Republicans refused to take any action on Garland’s nomination, which allowed Obama’s GOP successor to fill the Supreme Court vacancy. View this post on InstagramA post shared by Pete Souza (@petesouza) on Sep 19, 2018 at 8:42am PDT Souza … [Read more...] about Obama Photographer Taunts Trump And GOP Senators With FBI Abbreviation Explainer
CNN’s Chris Cillizza lied about President Trump “telling the FBI to ignore an allegation of sexual” misconduct against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Cillizza, who has already proven himself to be one of the most flagrantly dishonest staffers at the far-left CNN, tweeted out his lie Tuesday in response to a comment Trump made about the FBI not wanting to investigate the misconduct allegation against Kavanaugh.Cillizza’s lie is deceptive in two ways. To begin with, in his statement, all the president did was reiterate what the FBI has already said. On two occasions, through the Department of Justice, and independent of Trump, the FBI accurately pointed out that their agency does not investigate local sexual misconduct allegations, especially ones that happened 36 years ago when both parties were still teenagers in high school. The worst part of Cillizza’s lie, though, is that if you look at Trump ‘s precise words, he actually said he would … [Read more...] about CNN’s Chris Cillizza Lies About Trump ‘Telling FBI to Ignore’ Kavanaugh Misconduct Allegation
By John Wildermuth and Joe Garofoli Published 4:11 pm PDT, Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, responds to reporters' questions on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid scrutiny of a woman's claim he sexually assaulted her at a party when they were in high school, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) less Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, responds to reporters' questions on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid scrutiny of a woman's claim he sexually ... more Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, left, R-Iowa, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, work with their aides during a break of President Donald … [Read more...] about Trump and Kevin de León agree Feinstein blew it. Did she have another way?