Well, this has been an interesting week. On Monday, FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers testified before the House Intelligence Committee regarding links between the Trump campaign and Russia. Comey did flat out confirm there is an investigation into this going on. He also said that the FBI did not find any proof that President Obama “tapped” Trump Tower/Donald Trump, and he also stated he had been given permission to report the same thing from the Justice Department. Trump, of course, took to Twitter and declared that Comey had said the exact opposite of what everyone watching/listening actually saw/heard Mr. Comey say. :headdesk:
Another prominent Russian has been killed; this one, Denis Voronenkov was shot dead outside a hotel in Kiev. Mr. Voronenkov and his wife fled Russia for Ukraine and were outspoken critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin. This is the 8th Russian who has been killed in the past 5 months. Apparently disagreeing with Vlad can be deadly!
The biggest news of the week came on Friday, though, when the Republicans were to vote on the “TrumpDon’tCare” bill, but Speaker Paul Ryan did not even bring the bill to the floor because he knew he didn’t have enough votes for it to pass. Ding dong, the bill is dead! At least for now. Maybe they will put together another one, equally as horrifying as the now-deceased one. Or, in a scenario I think is more likely, they will start killing it piece by piece. But at least for now, 24 million Americans can breathe a little easier.
Lineups for this week on the talkies:
ABC’s “This Week” – Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.; Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C.; Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency; Roger Stone, former Trump campaign adviser.
CBS’ “Face the Nation” – Reps. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., and Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ariz.; George Shultz, former secretary of state.
NBC’s “Meet the Press” – Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va.; Gov. Jerry Brown, D-Calif.
CNN’s “State of the Union” -Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Gov. John Kasich, R-Ohio; Reps. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., and Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y.