THE DAILY SHOW
THE DAILY SHOW
“Evidence of Donald Trump’s clear obstruction of justice regarding the Russia inquiry continued to pile up on Thursday as a new report from The New York Times revealed that the president “repeatedly urged senior Senate Republicans, including the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, to end the panel’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.”
The Times called Trump’s efforts to end the investigation over the summer “highly unusual intervention from a president into a legislative inquiry involving his family and close aides.” MORE
“President Donald Trump may want to cut the federal budget and says he wants to return tax dollars back to the American public. Even so, he sure does love to spend your money on his personal pastimes.
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, the Secret Service reportedly spent $7,470 on golf cart rentals for its agents and the president while at Trump’s private Florida club, Mar-a-Lago, according to federal purchase orders reviewed by USA Today. In total, the publication reports that the Secret Service has spent $144,975 on golf carts in the 11 months since Trump assumed office.
Golfing is such an integral part of Trump’s routine — he’s been on 81 trips to golf properties while in office — that the Secret Service had to sign an ongoing contract with Golf Cart & Utility Distributors, a Florida cart rental company, which now amounts to $69,430.”
“Black lawmakers are hearing growing calls for Rep. John Conyers to resign and wondering why Sen. Al Franken isn’t getting the same treatment.
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have been privately airing concerns about a double standard within Democrats’ ranks since sexual harassment allegations against Conyers, the longest-serving House member and a founder of the CBC, first surfaced last week. Their concerns were thrust into the open Thursday when Conyers’ lawyer hinted that Conyers was being treated differently than Franken because of race.” MORE
“President Donald Trump somehow made time to mock Asian leaders, who hosted him on his recent trip, during a speech meant to promote GOP tax bills moving through Congress.
Trump, speaking to a crowd Wednesday in St. Charles, Missouri, diverged from his topic to say he’d advised several Asian leaders to boost their defense spending.
Trump even did his own imitation of the leaders, hunching his shoulders and looking around the room wide-eyed ― a mocking gesture that seemed to imply that the officials did not comprehend his words.” MORE