Republican Senators Are Slamming Donald Trump For His Statement of Solidarity With Saudi Arabia Over the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi
Though Republican officials usually fall in lockstep with President Donald Trump, there have been some occasions that even they couldn't feasibly defend the President, like when he took up for Nazis marching in Charlottesville or when he publicly sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin over his own intelligence officials.
Most recently, they now appear to be breaking from Trump's opinion on the brutal murder of Washington Post writer Jamal Khashoggi—a murder the Central Intelligence Agency concludes was performed under orders from Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud, whom Khashoggi reported on unfavorably.
Jeff Flake Just Issued Mitch McConnell an Ultimatum in Hopes of Preserving the Mueller Probe, but People Are Skeptical
With the departure of Attorney General Jeff Sessions from the administration of President Donald Trump, concerns regarding the protection of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference have never been more urgent. The President has sought to hinder the investigation at every turn and detested Sessions when he recused himself from overseeing the investigation - a move Trump saw as a betrayal.
Since Sessions' departure, Trump has appointed the former Attorney General's Chief of Staff Matthew Whitaker as acting AG. Like Trump, Whitaker is starkly against the Russia investigation, and many believe that allowing him to oversee it would bring the investigation to a halt.
On Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump unveiled a new Republican campaign ad that many accuse of being blatantly racist fearmongering. The President posted the ad to his Twitter account.
Despite statistical evidence that undocumented immigrants commit fewer crimes and fewer violent crimes than natural born citizens in the United States, Trump continued to portray Latin American immigrants as violent threats to the US and blamed Democrats for any violence by immigrants.
Susan Collins Is Getting Called Out for Her Questionable Response to the FBI Investigation Into Allegations Against Brett Kavanaugh
Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), a crucial vote in the effort to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, said on Thursday that she is satisfied with the FBI's expanded background check into allegations of sexual assault that have dominated the judge's nomination process.
Collins told CNN's Jeremy Herb that the FBI report detailing its probe into the accusations “appears to be a very thorough investigation."
During an appearance at The Atlantic Festival in Washington DC, Senate Judiciary Committee members Jeff Flake and Chris Coons answered questions regarding the recent confirmation hearing for Brett Kavanaugh.
Democratic Senator Coons of Delaware finished a "what if Kavanaugh is given a lifetime placement on the Supreme Court" question and the host addressed Republican Senator Flake of Arizona for a response.
Fox News Analyst Asks What Jeff Flake Got for Forcing a Delay on a Vote on Brett Kavanaugh's Nomination, and Twitter Has Answers
There was quite a bit of drama in the Senate Judiciary Committee on Friday when Senator Jeff Flake announced that he was only voting to pass Brett Kavanaugh out of committee to a full Senate vote on the condition that the FBI re-opened their background check into Kavanaugh to look into the various sexual assault allegations against him.
Once Senator Lisa Murkowski backed Flake up in this demand, Republican Senate leadership -- and ultimately Donald Trump -- had no choice but to relent and request that the FBI do just that.
People Can't Get Enough of This Photo of Two Republican Senators and a Senate Staffer Reacting to Jeff Flake at the Kavanaugh Hearing Today
The drama of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation reached its mid-season finale today when Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) called for an FBI investigation into the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh before the confirmation vote in the senate. Though Flake still voted for Kavanaugh to proceed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee, the demands for an investigation were something Democrats and even some Republicans had been championing, and now the President has relented and requested such an investigation.
Now, a viral photo is showing just how Committee chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and committee member Orrin Hatch (R-UT), as well as a mystery aide, reacted the moment Flake announced to the committee that his vote was conditional.