The following is an excerpt from Eliot Nelson, Elise Foley | June 2, 2017 | Huffingtonpost.com |
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CNN called Ivanka Trump “America’s most powerful Jewish woman,” bringing to mind an old Jewish saying: “Why is this hot take dumber than all other hot takes?” Richard Burr said the Senate won’t tackle Obamacare repeal until next year, when Mitch McConnell presumably will be too busy whipping votes for President Pence’s “Bibles for ISIS” bill. And the level of climate denialism and newspeak emanating from the administration this week suggests it isn’t long until it rebrands CO2 emissions as “freedom burps.” This is HUFFPOST HILL for Friday, June 2nd, 2017:
TRUMP REALLY THINKS THE WHOLE GOVERNMENT IS HIS - We don’t think it’s a stretch to assume that he’s going to have someone fill a U-Haul with a bunch of art from the Smithsonian before he leaves office. Jan Wolfe: “U.S. President Donald Trump will decide whether to invoke his presidential powers to block former FBI Director James Comey from giving congressional testimony next week, White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said on Friday. Comey, fired by Trump last month, is due to testify on Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee in both an open session and behind closed doors. The hearings could add to problems facing the president over probes into alleged Russian meddling in last year’s U.S. election and potential collusion by his campaign. In an interview with ABC News, Conway appeared to indicate that the president would allow Comey to testify, saying, ‘We’ll be watching with the rest of the world when Director Comey testifies.’ But asked directly whether Trump would use executive privilege to prevent Comey from speaking with lawmakers, Conway added: ‘The president will make that decision.’” [Reuters]
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