Michael Morell said during a Monday morning CBS interview that Donald Trump is “going to have to learn” that the CIA gets most things right.
He believes that this is a political judgment,” Morell, who served as acting director of the CIA in 2011 and again from 2012-2013, stated. “He believes that the CIA is a political institution and he is going to have to learn that it’s not.”
Jill Stein, the Green Party candidate in the recent presidential election, conceded on Friday that there would not be a recount of votes in Michigan.
During a rally that drew dozens of supporters in frigid Detroit temperatures, Stein slammed the voting system in the Wolverine State, The Detroit News reported.
The Michigan Supreme Court put a halt to the recount a day earlier by a vote of 3-2, ending whatever faint hopes there were of going over all 4.8million ballots.
Stein insists that if the recount went ahead, Donald Trump, who officially won the state by 10,704 votes over Hillary Clinton, would have his victory overturned.
President-elect Donald Trump called now deceased former Cuban president Fidel Castro a “brutal dictator” whose legacy represents decades of death and oppression.
That’s a stark contrast from President Barack Obama’s statement on the passing of the long-time Cuban overlord.
“Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades,” Trump said in a statement released on the news of Castro’s death Saturday.
“Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights,” Trump said.
The first indication was Hillary Clinton’s low poll numbers among blacks throughout the presidential campaign, the lowest of any Democratic presidential candidate in decades.
Analysts and political operatives have offered a variety of reasons for the sizable decline in Democrat support from black voters, including Clinton’s inability to ‘energize’ her base, a lacking articulation of a clear message directed at African-American voters, and her general absence from rigorous campaigning in predominantly black areas.
But there are other, more specific and damaging factors that also came into play at the polls, many of them economic.
A Clinton presidency was essentially viewed as a third term of Barack Obama, under whom black unemployment has risen to double
that of whites, black home ownership has declined, and violent crime rates in cities like Chicago and Detroit are exploding.’
There are media earthquakes. And then there is the Big One.
Roger Ailes is reportedly in negotiations to leave Fox News under the cloud of sexual harassment claims that began with former morning host Gretchen Carlson and allegedly snowballed to include star prime time anchor Megyn Kelly and other women.
The Financial Times is reporting that Ailes departure comes with a $40 million buyout. A statement released by 21st Century Fox said that Ailes is currently at work. “The review is ongoing. And the only agreement that is in place is his existing employment agreement.”
The tectonic shift of Ailes leaving the network he built into a monstrously profitable enterprise – throwing off more than a billion a year in profit – could have an even greater impact on our national politics.
Shannon Riggs and her cousins were famished after attending a Donald Trump rally last week in Richmond, Va., so they decided to drop by Cook Out – a regional restaurant chain known for its tasty burgers.
The group was decked out in Trump swag – from T-shirts to those iconic red hats emblazoned with the campaign’s slogan: “Make America Great Again.”