GOP Rep Massie on AHCA: ‘We’re Afraid’ Trump’s ‘A One-Term President If This Passes’

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On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “OutFront,” Thomas Massie (R-KY) stated that he’s “afraid” President Trump is “a one-term president” if the American Health Care Act passes. Massie said, “They may pull the bill from the floor, or they may push it to the floor, and if they do, I think it’ll fail. He added, “We’re afraid he’s a one-term president if this passes. We are trying to save him.” When asked about whether he was worried if Trump would campaign against him if he voted against the AHCA, Massie answered, “[I]n Kentucky, the vote against this bill is still the right vote, whether Democrats are for no or Republicans are for no, there’s just no constituency for this bill in Kentucky.” Massie concluded, “[W]hen president trump took the advice of the Heritage [Foundation], the Federalist Society, and came up with a good Supreme Court nominee, he was a hero. But then when he started taking the advice of [House Speaker Representative] Paul Ryan (R-WI) and lobbyists here in Washington, DC, his ratings went down ten points. And I hope that’s what he sees from this, that we’re trying to save him from bad advice, and maybe he’ll start taking advice from
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Rachel Maddow: Trump ‘Totally’ Could Have Leaked His Own 2005 Tax Return


Wednesday on ABC’s ‘The View,” MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said President Donald Trump “totally” could have leaked his own 2005 taxes, which she featured on her show last week. Maddow said, “It totally could’ve come from Trump, which is like such a bizarre human drama at the center of this. As far as I’m concerned, the only thing that matters is, is that document real? That’s the story.” (h/t RCP Video) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Devin Nunes: Trump and Transition Team Members Surveilled–Not In Connection to Russia


House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Devin Nunes announced Wednesday that members of President Donald Trump’s transition team, including the President-elect, were “incidentally” surveilled by the intelligence community, additional names of the transition team were “unmasked,” and that the information was not obtained in relation to Russia.
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House Intelligence Chair Nunes: Surveillance of Trump Transition Team ‘Incidentally Collected’


Wednesday, the House Intelligence Chairman  Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said the U.S. intelligence community “incidentally collected” information on President Donald Trump transition team. Nunes said, “So first I recently confirmed that on numerous occasions, the intelligence community incidentally collected information about U.S. citizens involved in the Trump transition. Details about U.S. persons associated with the incoming administration, details with little or no apparent foreign intelligence value were widely disseminated in intelligence community reporting. Third, I have confirmed that additional names of Trump transition team members were unmasked. And fourth and finally I want to be clear, none of this surveillance was related to Russia or the investigation of Russian activities or of the Trump team.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Rand Paul: Trump Has Been Sold a ‘Bill of Goods’ on Ryan Health Care Bill


Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said President Donald Trump has been “fed a bill of goods” by House leadership on the proposed House Republican health care legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. Paul said, “You know, I think that he has been told things by House leadership that frankly just are not accurate. He’s been told this is the only vehicle, and Paul Ryan’s been saying it for weeks, ‘it’s a binary choice, you either take it, it’s my way or the highway,’ I think he’s been fed a bill of goods on this thing, and I do believe that there’s something that could pass, that actually would bring down insurance costs, but this bill doesn’t do it. I’ve fought against Obamacare for six years, I am a physician and I want to repeal it, but I don’t want to repeal it and replace it with something that just as bad or doesn’t work. (h/t Grabien) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Fmr DHS Sec Jeh Johnson: Trump ‘Has the Potential to Be a Great President’


Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” former Obama administration Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said that although he was “concerned” about President Donald Trump’s tweets, he believed Trump has the potential to be a “great president.” “I actually believe that Donald Trump — and I told him this when I met with him in December,” he said. “I actually believe Donald Trump has the potential to be a great president in sort of the Nixon goes to China way or Reagan goes to the Soviet Union way. If he can find a way to rein in some of — some of the more unhealthy impulses, listen to his staff, bring on a full complement of political appointees who will help him govern.” “And I’m very concerned about the tweets, obviously,” Johnson continued. “And very concerned about the direction we’re taking in a lot of — in a lot of national security areas. I’m concerned that we’re — when it comes to Homeland Security, we may be fighting the last war. We may be responding to the terrorist attack of ten years ago versus the next one. I used to tell my people, don’t respond to the last terrorist attack, prepare for the
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