US Democrats Decry White House Pressure On FBI Over Trump-Russia Contacts

26 February, 2017, 01:03 | Author: Eileen Guzman
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Almost 8 in 10 (78 percent) of conservative voters said they had a favorable view of the president.

"The unprecedented economic conflicts of this administration need to be visible to the American people, including any pertinent documentation which can reveal the foreign influences and financial interests which may put Donald Trump in conflict with the emoluments clause of the Constitution", reads the petition, which was created on the day of Trump's inauguration. "My friends, this is our time". The Associated Press reported a similar story Friday morning. "And there's nothing to it", Preibus said on "Fox News Sunday", CNN reports. Ron Paul "can not get elected". Rand Paul usually dominate the conference's straw poll. Sen. Ted Cruz, a champion of conservatives. Fellow Republican Kasich ran against Trump in the GOP primaries past year and hadn't met with Trump since he became the nominee. "They make up sources", he said. "Trump won that election, and this will be first time that the conservative movement under Trump will be on full display".

KELLYANNE CONWAY, Counselor to the President: Well, I think, by tomorrow, this will be TPAC this year.

Popular vote loser Donald Trump likes to call out media outlets by name-CNN, New York Times, NBC, CBS, ABC-attacking them as "fake news" and doing everything he can to tout his own credibility over theirs.

However, the Republican leaders of Congress don't like being ordered around by a presidential coat-holder, and they'll recognize that Bannon's extremism will do the president and them no favors as Trump's term proceeds. However, about half of conservatives (48 percent) said it was (22 percent disagreed).

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When Chris Wallace pressed Priebus on who told him that, he refused to identify his source.

Grover Norquist, another CPAC faithful, mentioned Trump's tax plan and said, "Damn near the entire conservative wish list on tax policy is in his tax reforms".

But the White House's war on the mainstream media - fueled in part by chief strategist Steve Bannon, who labels reporters "the opposition party" - is a popular crusade with Trump's base, which views journalists based in New York, Washington, Los Angeles and elsewhere as far removed and out of touch with their views and struggles.

The Trump administration's efforts to press Comey run contrary to Justice Department procedure memos issued in 2007 and 2009 that limit direct communications on pending investigations between the White House and the FBI.

Recent polling shows the public is attentive to the Trump-Russia news coverage, and a majority of Americans believe Russia interfered in the 2016 election by hacking Democratic National Committee emails and the Gmail account of John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's former campaign chairman. "The movement is at a crossroads, and it remains a known unknown where it is going".

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