Following a report that President Trump dictated a statement to his son Donald Trump Jr. regarding his meeting with a Kremlin-linked lawyer, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders asserted that Mr. Trump only “weighed in” and “offered suggestions” on Trump Jr.’s statement.
“He certainly didn’t dictate,” Sanders said at a White House press briefing Tuesday afternoon. “But you know he — like I said he weighed in, offered suggestion, like any father would do.”
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From the Portland Press Herald:
Marc McCutcheon of South Portland was watching WGME’s evening newscast as he has for half a century when something came on that shocked him.
In the midst of the local news, a taped commentary from President Trump’s former special assistant Boris Epshteyn appeared on the screen, trumpeting the administration’s position with what he thought selective use and abuse of facts.
McCutcheon, a small-business owner and political independent, describes the experience as “surreal,” “extremely jarring” and “so out of place with the friendly, local broadcast from news people I’ve come to trust over the years.” There was no rebuttal, no context, no alternate point of view – a situation he found concerning.
[I]n the wake of Donald Trump Jr.’s admission to taking and sitting in on a meeting built around gaining significant political opposition research on Democrat Hillary Clinton last year from the Russian government, one Republican lawmaker is suggesting the president remove his family from political matters.
Texas U.S. Representative Bill Flores, a Republican now in his fourth term in the state’s 17th District, told CBS local affiliate KBTX-TV on Wednesday that Trump’s children, as well as his son-in-law, should be bounced from the White House.
From Think Progress:
There’s supposed to be a firewall between President Trump and the business he continues to own, which is being run by his his two adult sons, Eric and Donald Jr. Both Trump Sr. and Eric have recently made public statements about their commitment to making sure the presidency doesn’t becoming a money-making venture for the Trump family.
But there’s already been indications that firewall isn’t as firm as it should be.
From Think Progress:
Ivanka Trump — an official government employee without military experience but with her own White House office— reportedly influenced President Donald Trump’s decision to strike against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad last week, according to her brother Eric Trump.
Trump authorized a U.S. missile attack on a Syrian airbase on Friday in response to a chemical weapons attack allegedly committed by the Assad regime that killed scores of people, including more than 30 children.
“Ivanka is a mother of three kids and she has influence. I’m sure she said: ‘Listen, this is horrible stuff,’” Eric Trump told The Telegraph.
“My father will act in times like that,” Eric Trump added.
Hey! If that’s all it takes, maybe there’s a way to get rid of Steve Bannon quickly!
From NY MAG:
After a long week of rubbing shoulders with the leaders of the Western world despite having no formal role in her dad’s administration, Ivanka Trump and her husband — along with her brothers, Eric and Donald Jr., and their respective wives and children — will reportedly descend upon the unsuspecting town of Aspen, Colorado.
There was some discrepancy about the number of Secret Service agents that travel with them — one source said “about 100,” while another said “quite a bit less than 100,” so it could go either way.
Kids, I’ll leave this here as a warning. You say you aren’t going to vote, because you don’t like your choices? You are going to vote, but you are one of those special little snowflakes who thinks voting third party is going to make a statement? Well, this is what you will be seeing in the Oval Office come January:
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