In his speech â held inside the gilded ballroom on his Mar-a-Lago property â he claimed that Soleimani was "saying bad things about our country" before the strike, which led to his decision to authorize his killing.
Master Legal Scholar Laurence Tribe was on “All In with Chris Hayes” and he puts down Alan Dershowitz‘s perspective. Maybe the GOP senators will hopefully start admitting their Liar in Chief is the largest national threat and boot him out ð¤
In the Oval Office on Thursday, President Trump gathered with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, televangelist Paula White and students who said they had faced religious discrimination in public schools. Trump said his administration was engaged in a âcultural warâ to defend school prayer from âthe far left." (...)
The guidance, which largely updates guidelines issued by the Bush administration in 2003, will also require school districts to certify they do not have regulations that conflict with studentsâ right to pray at school and instructs states to notify the Education Department if a complaint arises against a school district over prayer. The department does not have similar reporting requirements for states when a school district is accused of other types of discrimination. (...)
Charles C. Haynes, a senior fellow at the Freedom Forum who has advised hundreds of school districts on matters related to religion, said the guidance fed a false narrative that prayer in public schools is under attack. He said the vast majority of schools respect a studentâs right to prayer.
âItâs overdrawn and somewhat political to keep this so-called school prayer fight going,â Haynes said. âThis is in some ways a manufactured crisis because it plays well politically to say, âWe want God back in schools.ââ
But the threat is a further insight into Trumpâs modus operandi with Europe â in effect using threats of economic sanctions and the power of the dollar to try to force Europe to follow US foreign policy.
So this entire "sham impeachment" has been about soliciting the announcement of an investigation into the Bidens that was never received, yet the moment they learn that the bad seed, corrupt, former US ambassador may have had someone following/tracking her, they launch a probe? Anyone want to bet on the speed at which this generates artifacts that support the impeachment and/or are harmful to Trump?
Zelensky and the Ukrainians are smart enough to not publically contradict Trump, but to think they aren't pissed off by US attempts to "use" them while fighting Russia and starting a new government is likely wrong. The Ukrainians have always been interested in stamping out corruption, they just didn't want to piss off the US President by pointing out his.
There is apparently some discussion of hired goons vs. Yovanovich, concurrent with the President saying she's going to be going through some things soon. I haven't seen the specific timeline yet but eek.
The reality for Republicans in the Senate is that history is going to judge them harshly if they rubber-stamp a trial, and every day it gets harder and harder to ignore the new facts that corroborate the stories told by witnesses in the House hearings.
There is no doubt that the President attempted to coerce a foreign government into creating a scandal implicating his most obvious opposition in the 2020 election for personal benefit, applying leverage to an ally by withholding funds that had been legally approved for distribution during their war with a known enemy of the US. A set of facts so concerning to the founding fathers, they did everything but draw pictures for us.
Rebuttals are pointless and disingenuous. My favorite is "this President sold them Javelin missiles to defend themselves, something Obama wouldn't do". The javelins are only a talking point, as we sold them with restrictions that render them useless. Republicans will explain the limitations on their use aside, they are a "strategic deterrent", yet the strategic impact of a message to the Russians that aiding our ally is silly and futile. The arguments are more akin to a kindergarten sandbox than international relations.
Anyone who defends these actions does so solely in an attempt to have their party win the 2020 election, with no regard for the country as a whole. Abortion? Judges? Taxes? What could possibly be so important that you would defend short term victories for potential long term devastation? It's baffling....and sad.