Donald Trump’s international trip got pushed out of the news today by yet another list of bad news for his administration. Why settle for a scandal a day when you can have many?
Russian agents bought ads on Facebook and other social media during the election to spread damaging stories about Hillary Clinton and influence the election. That’s illegal, and the FEC is starting to investigate.
And yesterday, the former director of the CIA testified that he has specific information concerning Russia trying to recruit members of the Trump campaign. This includes “contacts and interactions between Russian officials and U.S. persons involved in the Trump campaign”. Will Trump keep claiming that this is a “witch hunt”?
Next, after the terrorist attack in Manchester, England on Monday night, British authorities determined that the bomber was someone who was already known to British intelligence, and started arresting members of his network. They shared this information with US authorities, who stupidly leaked it to the public while the Brits were still trying to track down the terrorists. Why would any country ever share intelligence with us about terrorism in the future?
And then there is the $2 trillion math error in the proposed budget the Trump administration sent to Congress yesterday, which blows a huge hole in that budget. A former Treasury secretary called it “a logical error of the kind that would justify failing a student in an introductory economics course.” And this is coming from an administration that “prides itself on its business background”. Bottom line? “The Trump administration has not yet made a significant economic pronouncement that meets a minimal standard of competence and honesty.”
Today’s news? The CBO will release its assessment of the AHCA today.
[Hat tip to Electoral Vote for sourcing this information.]