GOP Senators Believe Roy Moore's Accusers But Not Donald Trump's
Jennifer Bendery,HuffPost• November 14, 2017
Moore’s scandal has put his party in an incredibly uncomfortable predicament: the more Republicans say the allegations by five women against Moore are proof that he doesn’t belong in the Senate, the more hypocritical they look for ignoring the 16 women who have accused Trump of sexual assault and helping him become president.
The White House position on the president’s accusers is that they are all liars. Trump denied all of the allegations again last month, calling them “fake news” and “made-up stuff.”
So why do Republicans believe Moore’s accusers but not Trump’s? HuffPost spent Tuesday asking GOP senators why the situations are different. Few could offer a convincing argument, instead opting to shrug their shoulders, pivot or abruptly walk away.
The FBI failed to notify officials they were being targeted by Russian hackers allied with the Kremlin
Associated Press Nov. 26, 2017, 12:05
Russian hackers tried to breach the personal Gmail accounts of scores of US officials.
The hackers were aligned with Fancy Bear, a Russian cyberespionage group allied with the Kremlin.
Fancy Bear was responsible for waging a hacking campaign in 2015 and 2016 targeted towards the Democratic Party and aimed at disrupting the 2016 election.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI failed to notify scores of U.S. officials that Russian hackers were trying to break into their personal Gmail accounts despite having evidence for at least a year that the targets were in the Kremlin's crosshairs, The Associated Press has found.
Trump lashes out against Corker and Flake, touts GOP 'love fest' lunch
Gabby Kaufma Yahoo News October 25, 2017
President Trump mocked Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., Wednesday morning for acting “so hurt & wounded,” after both delivered striking criticism of Trump a day earlier.
Both GOP lawmakers, who are not running for reelection next year, repeatedly criticized Trump across cable news shows Tuesday and Wednesday morning. In response, Trump claimed that the senators opted to retire because both had “zero chance” of returning to the Senate for another term.
Wednesday, October 25
ANOTHER SENATOR ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT AND ATTACKS TRUMP In a stunning turn, Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake announced he will not be seeking re-election in 2018, saying there "may not be a place" for him in President Donald Trump's GOP. Here's what this means for Senate Republicans and the GOP as a whole. Take a minute to read his entire remarkable speech condemning Trumpism from the floor. The whole speech and the White House response summed up 2017 in a nutshell. And the Arizona Senate race is now about to be bonkers.
Trump tax plan hits bump in Senate as Rand Paul weighs 'no' vote
David Morgan OCTOBER 17, 2017
Rand Paul has 6 broken ribs following alleged assault
By Sophie Tatum, T November 8, 2017"
11/27/2017 1:42 PM ET
Senator Rand Paul, R-Ken., revealed Monday he intends to vote for the Republican tax reform bill and urged his colleagues to do the same.
I am not shocked that she died, Kimberly was too vocal. There is a deep dark state operating on their own. They have been for a very long time and I believe JFK, RFK were victims as well. This deep dark state is independent from POTUS, they operate as they please. It is scary. Not a word on Mandalay Bay Killing Spree, not a word on the mysterious girlfriend who flew back from Philippines. NOTHING - LIKE IT NEVER HAPPENED. NO MORE INVESTIGATION AND MSM NEVER DOES A FOLLOW-UP.
Bannon Calls Donald Trump Jr.'s Meeting with Russian Lawyer 'Treasonous' and 'Unpatriotic'
Yahoo View•January 2, 2018
Steve Bannon: Donald Trump Jr was not 'treasonous' – I meant Paul Manafort
Former White House strategist issues statement
Trump allies insist ‘political genius’ president is mentally fit for office 1/7/2018
FBI Agent Trump Accused Of 'Treason' Wrote Letter That Helped Get Trump Elected
Paige Lavender,HuffPost• January 31, 2018
WASHINGTON ? FBI agent Peter Strzok helped draft a letter that, in the final days of the 2016 presidential campaign, signaled the re-opening of a probe into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s emails, CNN reported Wednesday.
Strzok is one of the FBI agents whom some Republicans have accused of scheming to undermine President Donald Trump ahead of the 2016 election. He worked on both the Clinton probe as well as the Russia probe when it was in its early stages, and later joined special counsel Robert Mueller’s team.
The letter Strzok helped draft, sent to Congress by then-FBI Director James Comey on Oct. 28 ? days ahead of the 2016 election ? dealt a blow to Clinton, whom Trump repeatedly attacked for using a personal email while serving as secretary of state. Comey penned another letter just before the election saying no new relevant information was found, and stood by the FBI’s prior decision not to recommend charges
03/17/2018 03:06 am ET Updated 1 day ago
Donald Trump Hails Andrew McCabe’s Firing As ‘A Great Day For Democracy’
Trump also described the dismissal as “a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI.”
By Lee Moran