Thursday, April 6, 2017

The West Wing - Day 77

Senate Republicans used the "nuclear option" Thursday to change the chamber's rules and clear the way for the confirmation of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. The rules change will enable Gorsuch to easily pass through the Senate with a simple majority instead of the now-defunct 60-vote threshold. A final confirmation vote is expected Friday.

Who's running the WH? A 36 year old from NYC whose father was send to jail by Chris Christie, who background is real estate, who just returned from Iraq, has little to no political experience, seems to be calling the shots ...

This comes as no surprise ...
  House intel chairman Devin Nunes stepping aside from House Russia investigation   CNN - April 6, 2017

Important Meet and Greet: Trump and China's President Xi Jinping to meet in Florida. What will China do about North Korea's nuclear ambitions?

Bye Bye Bannon ... Steve Bannon the president's chief strategist, was removed from the National Security Council Wednesday. We'd all like to see him gone for good ... Be patient. Seen as a sign of Bannon's changing fortunes, the move was orchestrated by Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, the national security adviser, who insisted on purging a political adviser from the Situation Room.

Despite Trump's calls for American companies to manufacture their products in the U.S., shipments of his daughter's branded, Chinese-made dresses have continued to land on U.S. shores since he took office, documents reviewed by NBC News.

Attacking someone with no evidence yet again ... Trump suggested Obama-era official Susan Rice may have committed a crime in her handling of intelligence reports. How about defending someone with ample evidence? ... Sleazy Bill O'Reilly.