Trump Claimed Not to Know Lev Parnas Again and His Lawyer Just Released a Damning Video That Shows Otherwise
Lev Parnas, an associate of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, made explosive claims on the Rachel Maddow show Wednesday night.
According to Parnas, Trump knew all about his and Giuliani's efforts to use congressionally approved military aid to Ukraine as leverage to spur announcements of investigations that would be politically beneficial to the President.
Former Department of Justice Official Just Called Donald Trump a 'Clear and Present Danger' to Our National Security
President Donald Trump is a threat to national security because of his relationship with Vladimir Putin, one former counterintelligence official told Rachel Maddow Monday night.
David Laufman, the former chief of the Counterintelligence and Export Control Section of the Justice Department's National Security Division, said his “tipping point” came after reading a Washington Post story about how Trump went to great lengths to hide details of his meetings with Putin.
Rachel Maddow Just Broke Down in Tears as She Read About Trump's 'Tender Age' Detention Centers Live on Air
Rachel Maddow began to cry on air as she attempted to deliver a report from The Associated Press confirming that the Trump administration will be operating at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas for migrant babies and toddlers. The government also plans to open a fourth shelter to house hundreds of young migrant children in Houston, earning harsh rebukes from city leaders. Lawyers and medical providers who have visited these shelters described scenes of migrant children in crisis, many of them crying out for their families.
Maddow could barely get through these details, however, before the tears began to flow. As she struggled to maintain composure, she decided to cut her program short.
Rachel Maddow explained why special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation would continue even if President Donald Trump succeeded at shutting it down.
"There's been a ton of ink and a ton of––for us––breath exhausted over the issue of whether the president is going to end the Russia investigation by shutting down Robert Mueller and the special counsel's office," Maddow said on her show last night. "Turns out those two things may no longer be related: shutting down Mueller and shutting down the investigation."
Rachel Maddow Just Updated Her Chart of the Number of House Challengers in 2018 and Republicans Should Be Very Afraid
During her show last night, Rachel Maddow showed a chart of the number of candidates from each party challenging incumbents for a House seat and the number of Democrats who are in the running for the 2018 election. They suggest, she says, that a blue wave of opposition to Trumpian policies is building across the nation.
Maddow cited data from a July report by Michael J. Malbin, the co-founder and Executive Director of the nonpartisan Campaign Finance Institute. That report showed that in June, a mere six months since President Donald Trump's inauguration, "209 Democratic challengers had registered with the FEC and raised at least $5,000," a number that "more than doubled the previous high mark since 2003." By contrast, Republicans had 78 challengers with at least $5,000 in 2009, a year before they gained 63 seats in the 2010 midterm elections.
William Weld, the Libertarian vice presidential nominee, defended Hillary Clinton against attacks from Donald Trump in a brief interview with The New York Times. Weld made headlines last month after he announced that his plan for the remainder of the election was to deny Trump the White House, a strategic pivot that will give the former Republican the opportunity to rebuild the GOP in the aftermath.
“I’m sick and tired of seeing her dragged through the mud by a man who makes absolutely no demands on himself as to moral behavior, including common decency or truthfulness,” he said.
At a Fox News debate in August, Mike Huckabee claimed that, as President, he would invoke the protections of the 5th and 14th Amendment on behalf of fetuses in order to prevent women from having abortions. Later, at the Family Research Council’s Annual Value Voters Summit in September, Huckabee argued that defunding Planned Parenthood simply does not go far enough. Reinforcing the promise he made in August, Huckabee thundered “[i]t’s called the Fifth Amendment, that says that there will be due process before you deprive a person of life and liberty. As president, we will evoke the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment. We will protect human life.”
Mike Huckabee. Credit: Source.