Krauthammer: Witness Intimidation Charges Against Trump ‘Pure Rubbish’ – Dems Are Getting ‘Desperate’

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” columnist Charles Krauthammer dismissed Democratic claims that President Trump’s tapes tweet about former FBI Director James Comey constitute obstruction of justice and accused the Democrats of grasping at straws. Krauthammer said, “The idea that this is intimidation of a witness is pure rubbish. If you say to somebody, ‘Watch — I mean, you’ve got a great family, hate to see anything happen to your kids, watch what you say.’ That’s intimidation of a witness. If you say, ‘There may be a way to actually — to figure out exactly what was said, there could be a mechanism, thus you ought to watch what you say.’ That’s not intimidation at all. That’s just — I mean as you say, we’re now at sort of the tertiary level of accusation. You can’t get anywhere on collusion, we have yet in almost a year to have any evidence of collusion. So they’re on to obstruction. obstruction is really kind of shaky. There isn’t really that much there. So now you want to go to intimidation of a witness. They’re getting a bit desperate. This is going to happen. This will go on for
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CNN’s John King: ‘Fox & Friends’ Is ‘State TV’

Friday on CNN’s “Inside Politics,” anchor John King described Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” as “state TV” for show co-host Ainsley Earhardt saying President Donald Trump’s tweet was “smart.” King played a clip of the interview that centered on Trump’s initial “tape” tweet and his tweet yesterday saying he did not tape his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey. Earhardt said Trump’s suggestion of the possible existence of tapes was “a smart way to make sure he stayed honest in those hearings.” Trump replied, “Well it wasn’t very stupid. I can tell you that.” King said, “Let’s set aside the tough, probing questions on state TV there.” (h/t The Hill) Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Warriors’ Steve Kerr on Potential White House Visit: ‘It Could Have Really Positive Ramifications if We Did Go’

In a podcast interview with Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News, outspoken Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr said he believes it would be good for his team to “respect the institution” and “consider” visiting President Donald Trump at the White House to celebrate their NBA Finals victory. The NBA Champions are said to be considering turning down the invitation, but Kerr, who has been open in his criticism of the president himself, urged his guys to go to help bridge the “divide” in the country. [Relevant portion beginning at the 31:55 mark] “Everybody knows I’ve been a very outspoken critic of Trump,” Kerr told Kawakami. “As a result, maybe we won’t even get the invitation. But I do think it’s very important to consider a potential invitation because I think it could have really positive ramifications if we did go.” Kerr said that although he and many of his players were “offended” by Trump during his campaign, it is important to respect the office. “I think it could make a statement in a time where there’s so much divide and everybody seems to be angry with each other. It might be a good statement for us to
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John Bolton: Trump ‘in the Right Place’ on North Korea, but State Dept. Continues 25 Years of Failed Policy

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On Friday’s Breitbart News Daily, former U.N. ambassador John Bolton talked about the death of American student Otto Warmbier, recently released from more than a year of captivity in North Korea, most of which he spent in a coma. He also discussed what Warmbier’s death means for America’s North Korea policy moving forward. Bolton then looked at the one-year anniversary of the Brexit vote and U.S. policy toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
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Brokaw: GOP Organized, Moving Forward But Some Views Not in the ‘Best Interests’ of the Country

Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” former NBC “Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw acknowledged the Republican Party has been on a “roll” winning elections lately, he said he believed some of their views were not in the “best interests” of the country. Brokaw said, “Democrats are still playing by the old rules in my judgment. They’re not raising the people who we ought to be hearing from. Two easy examples for me: when Hillary Clinton was running, she took Bernie Sanders’ idea and said, ‘I’m going to give free college to families with $125,000 or less.’ There is no free lunch. At the end of the four years that you get a college education, you owe your country two years of public service. You go into civilian uniforms, and you help people who are in military uniforms in some fashion.” “There are government regulations out there,” he continued. “Look, I lived a lot of my life in the American west. There are regulations there that have no application to the practicality of living out there and doing your business out there. There was no discussion about that whatsoever. On the other hand, Republicans are on a roll. They’re very corporate in
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