Today, the President of the United States chose to ignore the serious warnings of the Department of Justice, FBI, and the intelligence community to release a doctored classified memo for the purposes of smearing the law enforcement agencies investigating his campaign.
Trump-appointed officials of the Department and Justice and FBI have warned against House Republicans releasing a flawed, misleading memo with classified information, and so is Republican Senator John Thune.
Wanted to be sure you saw this Washington Post op-ed on the deeply disturbing developments regarding House Republicans’ efforts to undermine the rule of law and interfere with the Russia investigation to protect the President.
President Trump will deliver his first State of the Union address tonight, and as we reflect on his first year in office, it is clear that the Trump presidency has so far been defined by chaos and incompetence.
As one of the co-authors of the legislation authorizing sanctions against Russia for its malfeasant actions, I am disappointed that the Administration chose not to make any public pronouncement on sanctions or put forward a concrete plan for how it plans to deter further Russian aggression.
The early departure of Deputy Director McCabe from his position at the FBI smacks of political interference by the Trump Administration into the inner workings of our nonpartisan system of justice and law enforcement.
As 2018 begins, we have an opportunity to reflect on the past year of unified Republican control of the government. With control of both the House and Senate as well as the White House, Republicans have full control over the legislative process.