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Retweeted by State of the UnionCBO score on new health care bill: 23 million more uninsured by 2026.
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The #CNNSOTU panel @Bakari_Sellers @RickSantorum @Farah_Pandith @RepKinzinger discuss Trump's first speech abroad does @RepAdamSchiff think his Senate counterparts should ask Comey? He told @jaketapper on #CNNSOTU #CNNSOTU panel @Bakari_Sellers @RickSantorum @Farah_Pandith @RepKinzinger weigh in on this busy news week tells @jaketapper he's shocked by Trump's closed door meeting with Russian officials #CNNSOTU House Intel Member @RepAdamSchiff: Russia probe won't exclude anyone #CNNSOTU those investigating Russia have a 'bipartisan obligation' to follow the evidence #CNNSOTU for a beach house? The president's St. Martin estate is on the market & this week's State of the Cartoonion criticizes the President on human rights after his speech in Saudi Arabia on #CNNSOTU @marcorubio and @jaketapper discuss the dire situation in Venezuela under President Maduro on #CNNSOTU asks outspoken critic @marcorubio about the dire situation in Venezuela on #CNNSOTU tells @jaketapper he approaches his work on Senate Intel as an American, not Republican #CNNSOTU @marcorubio responds to the @nytimes report that Trump discussed firing Comey with Russian officials #CNNSOTU says its best for the country to reach a credible conclusion in the Russia investigation #CNNSOTU Trump calls the Russia investigation a 'witch hunt.' @marcorubio doesn't agree #CNNSOTU does @marcorubio plan to ask Jim Comey when he testifies before Congress? He told told @jaketapper on #CNNSOTU @marcorubio tells @jaketapper that its in our national security interest to advocate for democracy on #CNNSOTU Member of the House Intell Committee @RepAdamSchiff joined @jaketapper for an interview only on #CNNSOTU problem w/ a spec prosecutor is they have to justify their existence -- warns focus will shift from Russian meddling to cover-up.Santorum on the Trump 2016 campaign: "I would be stunned that they were organized enough to collude with anyone." #CNNsotuSantorum acknowledges "double standard" in how R's reacted to Saudi money going to Clinton foundation vs. Ivanka-backed World Bank fund.Santorum on Trump's Saudi speech: "Could he and should he have been tougher? Yes, but I will take what I can get." #CNNsotuWhen Comey testifies on the Hill, @RepAdamSchiff wants to find out : Was Comey pressured by Trump? Did Trump ask him to back off?Schiff says if NY Times report is true, Trump was talking with Russian officials about "removing the pressure on HIM" by firing FBI directorSchiff on WP story: our obligation is to follow the evidence wherever it leads- not to exclude, not to preemptively rule anyone in or out..@RepAdamSchiff reacts to Trump seeming to de-emphasize human rights by calling it "a terrible abdication of our global leadership" #CNNsotuWe need an Intelligence Committee report that people have confidence in.
Retweeted by State of the Union.@RepAdamSchiff coming on CNN right now -- reacting to Trump's Saudi Arabia speech and offering the latest on the Russia probe. -- #CNNsotuThis morning on #CNNSOTU @jaketapper was joined by Sen. @marcorubio. Watch the full interview here morning on #CNNSOTU @jaketapper spoke with Sen. @marcorubio about the escalating situation in Venezuela 3/15/16 TAPPER: You told CNN 'Islam hates us.' Did u mean all 1.6 B Muslims? TRUMP: "I mean a lot of them. I mean a lot of them"FLASHBACK: Trump Facebook post on 6/13/16 Characterized Saudi Arabia as a country that wants "women as slaves and to kill gays." #CNNsotuTrump excerpt: "This is not a battle btw different faiths, different sects, or different civilizations...this is a battle btw good and evil"Kinzinger: I don't think there is anything wrong with saying 'radical Islamic terrorism' -- but if this is more unifying, great. #CNNsotuFmr. Sen. Santorum says Trump is changing who he is on policy, asks: "Why can't he do the same thing when it comes… Trump on 12/3/15 Donald Trump: "Radical Islamic terrorism... we have a president that refuses to use the term." #CNNsotuVenezuela President Nicolas Maduro on Trump: "get your pig hands out of here." Rubio on Maduro - "he's not a president, he's a dictator."Rubio says "if any president tries to impede an investigation" that "wouldn't just be problematic," it could be "obstruction of justice.".@MarcoRubio tells @jaketapper that the "cloud" of the Russia investigation is "affecting everything else." #CNNsotuIf Trump himself were under investigation by the FBI, Rubio tells @jaketapper: "Of course" that would not be "good… calls the Russia probe a "witch hunt." @marcorubio disagrees. "These questions need to be answered," Rubio tells @jaketapperWhen Comey testifies at Senate Intel, Rubio will ask: "Did he ever feel like he was being put in a position where he could not do his job?"Trump plans to say: "We are not here to lecture." Rubio says: "that would not have been a part of a speech that I would have delivered."Awaiting President Trump's first major speech abroad -- we have live coverage on CNN's State of the Union with @jaketapper #CNNsotuThis Morning on #CNNSOTU w/ @JakeTapper: @MarcoRubio, @JeffZeleny, @RepKinzinger, @Farah_Pandith, @jrpsaki, & @RickSantorum. Tune In!
CNN: Russian officials bragged during campaign they had cultivated a relationship w/ Flynn & thought they could use him to influence Trump.
Retweeted by State of the UnionThe Senate Intel Committee says fired FBI Director James Comey has agreed to testify in an open session of the committee after Memorial Day.
Retweeted by State of the UnionThis Sunday on #CNNSOTU @jaketapper will be joined by the Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee… @jaketapper this Sunday at 9a and noon for an action packed #cnnsotu Sunday on #CNNSOTU @jaketapper will be joined by Sen. @marcorubio Make sure to tune in!
NYT: Trump asked Comey to shut down investigation into Flynn in Feb: "I hope you can let this go," Trump told Comey.
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Today on CNN's State of the Union with @jaketapper #CNNsotu
Retweeted by State of the UnionOn #CNNSOTU w/ @jaketapper fmr. DNI Clapper says he is ‘concerned’ about @realDonaldTrump 's behavior #cnnsotu fmr. DNI Clapper tells @jaketapper he hopes GOP will ‘speak up’ on Comey firing #CNNSOTU fmr. DNI Clapper says my words are not ‘exculpatory’ for Trump #CNNSOTU panel discusses the Dems response @amandacarpenter @BillKristol @neeratanden @RepStephMurphy #CNNSOTU panel weighs in on the Comey firing @amandacarpenter @BillKristol @neeratanden @RepStephMurphy #CNNSOTU fmr. DNI Clapper tells @jaketapper that the Comey firing has hurt FBI morale tells @jaketapper that Dems shouldn't vote on FBI Dir until a special prosecutor is appointed #CNNSOTU a past statement by Sen. Cornyn taint his ability to serve as FBI Dir? @jaketapper asks @SenSchumer on #CNNSOTU #CNNSOTU fmr. DNI Clapper tells @jaketapper that the US under ‘assault’ internally by Trump DNI Clapper tells @jaketapper that FBI director Comey was ‘uneasy’ about @realDonaldTrump dinner tells @jaketapper the silence of the GOP is hurting America on #CNNSOTU DNI Clapper tells @jaketapper he hopes the intel community knows about any taping in the WH #CNNSOTU #CNNSOTU fmr. DNI Clapper discusses an ongoing ‘pattern’ of dead Russians with @jaketapper Trump's actions constitute an obstruction of justice? @SenSchumer tells @jaketapper its hard to prove #CNNSOTU sat down with the former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper this morning on #CNNSOTU Democratic Leader @SenSchumer joined @jaketapper this morning on #CNNSOTU. Watch his full interview here @TheRock gearing up for a presidential run? @jaketapper takes a look at Trump-inspired celeb candidates #CNNSOTU for President? In the State of the Cartoonion, @jaketapper takes a look at potential celebrity candidates. @RepStephMurphy takes issue w/ grinding Congress to a halt over special prosecutor "They didn't send us here for more gridlock."Former DNI James Clapper says the intelligence community has found James Comey's firing "very disturbing" #CNNSOTU
Retweeted by State of the UnionAsked if intel community would know about secret taping devices, Clapper says: "I would hope so," doesn't believe one existed under Obama.On #CNNSOTU Fmr. DNI Clapper says he "would hope" that US Intel Community would be aware of WH tapes Clapper says the firing of James Comey has had a negative impact on morale: "people are very upset about the way he was treated."On #CNNSOTU w/ @jaketapper Fmr. DNI Clapper says "our institutions are under assault." Clapper exchanged emails with fmr. FBI Director James Comey this week - but declines to discuss their content. #CNNsotuFmr. Dir. of National National Intelligence James Clapper: "Our institutions are under assault internally" From the president? "Exactly."