As more and more details about Russian interference in the presidential election have leaked out, Trump has remained strikingly consistent in his belief that his BFF, V. Putin, would never get caught (dead or alive) doing anything like that—he’s way too smart.
Meet the Press: Defense Secretary Ash Carter; Counselor to PEOTUS Kellyanne Conway; Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC); Roundtable: Andrea Mitchell (NBC News), Former Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), David Brooks (New York Times) & Rick Santelli (CNBC).
Face The Nation: Incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Preibus; Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY); Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ).; Former Acting CIA Director Michael Morell; Former CIA Director James Woolsey; Roundtable: Ezra Klein (Vox), John Heilemann (Bloomberg Politics), Tammy Bruce (Washington Times) & Ed O’Keefe (Washington Post).
This Week: President Barack Obama.
Fox News Sunday: Incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Preibus; Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA); Roundtable: Radio Host Laura Ingraham, Julie Pace (Associated Press), Dana Perino (Heritage Action for America) & Juan Williams (Fox News).
State of the Union: Counselor to PEOTUS Kellyanne Conway; Roundtable: Former Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Neera Tanden (Center for American Progress), Former Ohio State Sen. Nina Turner (D) & Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA).
60 Minutes will feature: an interview with the parents of slain American captive Steven Sotloff (preview); a report on the Pentagon’s testing of autonomous drones (preview); and, a report on evidence of a ninth planet at the edge of our solar system (preview).
Late night shows:
Monday: Singer-Songwriter Billy Joel; Actor Josh Holloway.
Tuesday: Actor Andrew Garfield; Erin Andrews (Fox NFL); Rock Band Cage the Elephant.
Wednesday: Actor Jude Law; Actress Gabrielle Union; Thomas L. Friedman (New York Times).
Thursday: Actor Tom Selleck; Musical Group A$AP Mob.
Friday: Actor Cuba Gooding Jr.; Actor Rupert Friend; Comedian Gary Gulman.
Monday: Susan Goldberg (National Geographic); Tuesday: Actor Aasif Mandvi; Wednesday: Jonathan Chait (New York Magazine); Thursday: Guest TBA.
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) ran a Twitter poll on Obamacare repeal that didn’t produce the results she was looking for.
A Twitter poll by ardent Obamacare foe Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., on whether the health-care law should be repealed backfired big-time Wednesday as lots more people — a whole lot more people — tweeted “No,” rather than “Yes.”
Blackburn posted the poll Tuesday, asking people their views on repeal, and requesting that they retweet their support for killing Obamacare if they favored repeal.
She also asked in that tweet what people want to see as a replacement for the Affordable Care Act.
When the poll closed Wednesday, a whopping 84 percent of the nearly 8,000 votes were for “No” on the question of repeal.
“Morning Joe” Scarborough spent a good part of the week defending his and Mike Brzezinski’s honor.
Joe Scarborough on Monday ramped up his criticism of a reporter who suggested that the MSNBC “Morning Joe” host partied with Donald Trump on New Year’s Eve at the president-elect’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
On Sunday, [Sopan] Deb, a former CBS reporter who is joining The New York Times, referenced a Times report by Maggie Haberman that said Scarborough and his co-host, Mika Brzezinski, were among the party’s attendees.
Scarborough also criticized Haberman on Twitter for not calling him to confirm that he was a “reveler.” The “Morning Joe” host said he went to Mar-a-Lago to discuss a future interview with the president-elect.
And, in other news…
Sarah Palin penned a heart6felt apology to the right’s newest hero, Julian Assange.
Sarah Palin on Wednesday apologized to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for condemning him in the past.
“Exposing the truth re: the Left having been oh-so-guilty of atrocious actions and attitudes of which they’ve falsely accused others,” the former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee wrote on Facebook.
“The media collusion that hid what many on the Left have been supporting is shocking. This important information that finally opened people’s eyes to democrat candidates and operatives would not have been exposed were it not for Julian Assange.”
Palin’s comments come after Assange said in a Tuesday interview that there was an “obvious” reason the Obama administration has focused on Russia’s alleged role in Democratic hacks leading up to Donald Trump’s presidential election.
“They’re trying to delegitimize the Trump administration as it goes into the White House,” Assange told Fox News’s Sean Hannity.