5 things for Thursday, July 20: Trump, McCain, health care bill, O.J. Simpson
Donald Trump went after the special council to investigate his administration, the former director of the FBI and even his own general lawyer, in an interview published in The New York Times.
Trump has many special advice warned Robert Mueller did not start examining his family’s finances, saying it would be a “rape.”
He accused former FBI director James Comey of trying to keep the notorious record as a lever over him.
But he saved most of his anger for the Jeff Sessions Attorney General, saying that he would not have elected her as Sessions AG would have known that the sessions would hold the probe in Russia.
Speaking of Russia, the trio of stars will declare next week in the Senate commissions. Donald Trump Jr. and Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee, while Trump’s son Jared Kushner argues with the Senate Intelligence Committee.
All three are sure to be questioned by this meeting last summer at Trump Tower with a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton.
Trump Jr., Manafort to testify before the Senate 01:01
Finally, the President informed the second meeting not previously disclosed to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 summit, saying that the two leaders have only shared “jokes”.
Trump, Putin had not announced the G-20 meeting 02:17
2. John McCain
“This disease has never had a more worthy opponent.” These words from Senator Lindsay Graham, a summary of almost everyone’s thoughts afterward it was learned that Senator John McCain has brain cancer.
The 80-year-old Arizona Republican was diagnosed with primary glioblastoma, a particularly aggressive type of brain tumor. The cancer was discovered last week after McCain had surgery to remove a blood clot.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks exclusively to McCain doctors 1:59
Support has spread everywhere: President Trump sent his thoughts and prayers. Barack Obama, McCain lost during the 2008 presidential election, said: “Cancer does not know what it is against”
Bill Clinton sent his best wishes, as George H. Bush, who noted: “The Hanoi Hilton could not break the spirit of McCain, then it would have to win as well. McCain is recovering at home and considering treatment options.
Health care 3. Invoice
Is the GOP’s laborious effort to kill Obamacare alive after all? Can be. The president had nearly all the GOP senators for lunch at the White House, saying that “inaction” is not an option and they need to do everything necessary to repeal and replace Obamacare.
This is exactly the opposite of what he had said a day earlier – when Trump said he would simply let Obamacare fail and hopefully the Democrats are running, looking for a solution, but anyway.