Intelligence officials have reportedly warned lawmakers that Russia is interfering and trying to help President Trump get reelected in 2020, but there is reason to be wary as reports are coming from unnamed sources; plus, fact-checking proves Trump responsible for economic boom not Obama and more of today’s top stories in conservative politics.
Here we go again: intelligence claims Russia is trying to help Trump in 2020
To quote Yogi Berra, “it’s like déjà vu all over again,” as after the previous Russia hoax, there’s more than ample reason to be wary, but according to reports quoting unnamed sources, intelligence officials have warned lawmakers that is once again interfering with US elections, and in particular, attempting to help President Donald Trump get reelected in 2020.
But there is reason to be wary as not only are the sources unnamed, but it is being reported by the usual suspects, the dubious media reports of the NYTimes and the Washington Post who continually grab headlines by invoking Trump’s name and sensational claims, all quoting anonymous sources.
The usual disclaimers are in place, i.e., three officials familiar with the closed-door briefing have asked for anonymity in order to discuss sensitive intelligence; the official spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the private meeting; etc.
Fact-checking shows Trump behind the economic boom, not Obama
On Presidents’ Day, Obama tweeted in an attempt to take credit for the current economic boom the US is experiencing. However, fact-checking has proven that the credit all belongs to President Donald Trump.
On Thursday, the Council of Economic Advisers issued its annual report on the state of the economy and stated unequivocally that the current economic boom was the result of President Trump’s tax cuts and deregulation, not President Barack Obama’s taxpayer-funded stimulus plan as the former commander-in-chief had attempted to assert.
“Contrary to expectations that the expansion would slow as it matured, economic output and labor market gains have accelerated over the past three years,” the report by the Council of Economic Advisers stated.
Trump seeks a replacement for DNI
Many pundits are alleging that President Trump ousted the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), Joseph McGuire, because of intelligence officials telling lawmakers Russia was interfering in the 2020 election.
However, officials from the Trump administration say the timing is entirely coincidental.
U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell is currently serving as acting DNI until a permanent replacement is named.
Trump considering Collins for DNI, who doesn’t want the job
President Trump said late Thursday that he was considering Representative Doug Collins (R-GA) to be the permanent Director of National Intelligence. However, during an interview, Collins said he was not interested in taking the position.
“This is not a job that interests me at this time,” Collins said, “it’s not one that I would accept because I’m running a Senate race down here in Georgia.”
Cambridge, Massachusetts allowing illegal aliens to drive without a license
In the Democratic stronghold of Cambridge, Massachusetts the city has passed an ordinance that prohibits law enforcement officers from arresting illegal aliens if they are caught operating a motor vehicle without a license.
Residents of Cambridge are still legally required to carry a driver’s license on their person if they are operating a vehicle. However, law enforcement is under orders not to arrest any illegal aliens caught driving without identification.
The new ordinance appears to be the most lenient policy for undocumented immigrants, as well as roadway rules, and the entire nation.
What justification do city counselors give for allowing illegal immigrants to have rights that natural citizens do not? They are blaming the immigration enforcement policy of the White House.
“We need to protect our community members from a federal government that’s out of control,” said Cambridge City Councilor Quinton Zondervan. “There are no other reasons for the police to arrest someone, give them a court summons instead which keeps them out of the clutches of the Trump administration.”