Episode 21: December Delivers Guilty Pleas And Tweets
It was the best of times. It was the worst of times… It was last Friday, Dec. 1.
Early last Friday morning, former National Security Advisor General Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. Flynn is the highest official so far in Trump’s administration to be indicted and plead guilty in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Many are speculating that General Flynn may have information that could implicate other senior White House officials.
Additionally, less than 24 hours later, the Senate passed a broad tax reform bill that will lower the corporate tax rates permanently. Temporary tax cuts to the middle class are more uncertain. And the whole thing could add $1.5 trillion in the deficit. But finally after almost a year of failed attempts, a major legislative accomplishment for the GOP (once it passes out conference).
So what does President Trump do in the midst of such disappointment and relief? He shares legally problematic tweets, of course. We discuss this all and more in this week’s Polilogue.
- Russia Drama Explodes
- Senate Passes Taxes
- Show Rankings
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Next week’s episode, we’ll be talking about this Meet the Press interview with Donald Trump from 1999.