Kid Rock for Senate: It’s a thing now, maybe, apparently.
The Detroit-based singer of hits such as “Bad Mother F—–,” “F— Off,” “F— You Blind” and “F— That” teased a U.S. Senate run in a new website on Wednesday. He also kicked it with Trump in the Oval Office last April.
“I will have a major announcement in the near future,” the musician, real name Robert Ritchie, tweeted.
Celebrities-turned-politicians aren’t new. There’s Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Sen. Al Franken of Saturday Night Live fame. Ronald Reagan acted in a movie with a monkey. A committee to convince The Rock to run for president now exists.
Is Kid Rock joking? Donald Trump is president. We just don’t know anymore.
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Treason for Trump Jr.? Not likely
Speculation continued Wednesday about Donald Trump Jr., who gleefully sought dirt on Hillary Clinton last year from the Russian government. Trump Jr. told TV host Sean Hannity late Tuesday that he could have “done things a little differently” when he sought info on Clinton from a Russian lawyer last year, and ethics and campaign experts say his method of seeking so-called “opposition research” was very not normal.
Many think Trump Jr. violated campaign laws, a real possibility. But others call his actions treasonous, a claim legal analysts say may be a step too far. Not helping things is the senior Trump’s close business ties to a Russian billionaire at the center of the alleged offer of Clinton dirt.
The president defended the son who shares his name as “open, transparent and innocent” on Twitter.
Trump on Putin: ‘We got along very, very well’
Elsewhere in the Russia scandal, Trump thought it wise to express how buddy-buddy he is with Russian President Vladimir Putin after the pair’s recent and lengthy meeting.
“I think we got along very, very well. We are a tremendously powerful nuclear power, and so are they,” Trump told The 700 Club in a rare non-Fox News interview set to air Thursday.
Meanwhile, a Senate panel plans to call for testimony from Paul Manafort, Trump’s campaign chairman who sat in on Trump Jr.’s Clinton dirt meeting.
Senators plan for failure of Obamacare repeal
What the health’s going on with Republicans’ stalled repeal effort around Obamacare? The GOP’s Senate leaders are still slogging away to pass a health care bill, but a bipartisan group of senators has begun planning for the bill’s possible failure.
“We’ve had great conversations — a lot of Democrats and Republicans,” Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., told reporters Wednesday. He added: “I think the Republicans are getting an earful from the folks back home.”
Trump’s FBI director pick: Russia inquiry isn’t a witch hunt
Chris Wray, Trump’s pick to become FBI director after firing James Comey in May, fielded questions on Comey’s firing and Trump Jr.’s emails during a confirmation hearing Wednesday. Wray vowed to push back on any political interference, calling for “independence — without fear, without favoritism” in the FBI.
Wray also disagreed with Trump’s claims that special counsel investigation into Russia is the “greatest witch hunt in political history.”
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