Senate Investigation Concludes Russia Interfered to Help Trump Win

–The investigation into Trump Russia by the Senate Intelligence Committee concludes that Russia did interfere in the 2016 election specifically with the goal of helping Donald Trump defeat Hillary Clinton, a conclusion that is at direct odds with that of the House investigation https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-russia-probe-senate-investigation-us-election-house-probe-a8354786.html https://www.cnn.com/2018/05/16/politics/trump-financial-disclosure-report/index.html…

Gina Haspel’s confirmation doesn’t resolve key issues regarding her role in overseeing torture

The Senate voted Thursday to confirm Gina Haspel lead the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), despite objections from many Democrats and some Republicans about her role in the agency’s torture program after 9/11. The 54–45 vote Thursday afternoon brings to a close a long and fraught…

Senate PASSES Bill to Save Net Neutrality

–The US Senate passes a bill to save Net Neutrality, and we discuss whether it’s a waste of time given the unlikely passage of the bill in the House, as well as the almost certain veto from President Donald Trump https://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a20721909/senate-net-neutrality-vote-2018/ -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership…

Key Senate Democrat demands information about Cohen’s missing financial documents

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden on Thursday sent a letter to Treasury Department Inspector General Eric M. Thorson, requesting information about a series of suspicious activity reports (SARs) on longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen, which have allegedly gone missing. The move suggests Wyden…

BREAKING: 6 Dems Join GOP To Approve Wár Crímínal As CIA Head

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Gina Haspel to lead the CIA despite engrained opposition over her involvement in the George W. Bush-era interrogation program. GOP Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.) sided with most Democrats in voting against Haspel. GOP Sen. John McCain…

Senate Transcript Confirms Trump Jr Wanted to Collude with Russia

–The release of 2500 pages of transcripts from the Senate Intelligence Committee confirm what was long suspected, that Donald Trump, Jr had every intention to collude with Russia, and intended to https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/thousands-of-pages-of-congressional-testimony-shed-light-on-2016-trump-tower-meeting/2018/05/16/316192fc-58b4-11e8-8836-a4a123c359ab_story.html https://www.newyorker.com/news/our-columnists/senate-transcripts-show-that-trump-jr-wanted-to-collude-with-russians -Become a Member: https://www.davidpakman.com/membership -Support Our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/davidpakmanshow -Donate via Bitcoin: 15evMNUN1g4qdRxywbHFCKNfdCTjxtztfj…

Louisiana just moved closer to restoring voting rights to people on probation and parole

Louisiana’s Republican-controlled Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would restore voting rights to people with felony records who are on probation or parole, as long as they have been out of prison for five years. The upper chamber of the state legislature considered House Bill…

Senate rebukes Trump administration, votes to reinstate net neutrality

Senate Democrats delivered a small victory to grassroots internet activists on Wednesday when they voted to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) repeal of net neutrality. Three Republicans, Sens. Susan Collins (ME), John Kennedy (LA), and Lisa Murkowski (AK), joined with 47 Democrats and two…

Watch Scott Pruitt accidentally admit to violating federal law

During a Senate Appropriate Committee hearing on Thursday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt accidentally admitted to violating federal ethics guidelines by having an EPA subordinate help him house-hunt during her “personal time” without compensation. Pruitt copped to the violation under questioning from Sen….

These are the revelations from Don Jr.’s extraordinary testimony about his meeting with the Russians

On Wednesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released 1800 pages of testimony from their ongoing investigation into potential Russian influence in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign. Among the documents was a 224-page transcript of an interview with Donald Trump Jr., focusing on his June…