News from the note…
A round up of the day’s news that might be of interest to you.
Consider this an OPEN THREAD, folks. Chat about any of the stories listed, share links to stories that caught your eye today, and generally have a good time discussing whatever you want.
The Hill — As President Trump heads to another rally on Saturday, this time in Ohio, The Hill reports that some GOP strategists fear over exposure, might hurt Republicans heading into the mid-terms, “He can distract and he can also overshadow,” said former Mitt Romney spokesperson Ryan Williams, he added, “he tends to make events about him rather than the candidate. That has the potential to be somewhat of a wildcard. He can say things that might distract from the overall message of the campaign.”
Others such as Corey Lewandowski believe the President is the only one that can “rev up the GOP.” Lewandowski feels that President Trump’s presence is “essential to counteract high turnout,” of the democrats.
Channel NewsAsia — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Friday was interviewed by Channel NewsAsia during the interview he told author Lin Xueling, that he was confident that Kim Jong Un, “remains committed to denuclearisation.” he explained that the world should be “less nervous,” than it was before the summit, between President Trump and North Korean leader took place, he also told Xueling that, “The ultimate timeline for denuclearisation will be set by chairman Kim,” he said.
Stories We Are Watching
The Interior Department's inspector general is reportedly investigating whether Ryan Zinke colluded to have Halliburton's chairman build him the microbrewery he's always wanted in his hometown of Whitefish, Montana. https://t.co/eTKKY28qot
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) August 3, 2018
WaPo confirms parts of The Guardian's report: A Russian citizen who worked for more than a decade at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow was terminated last summer after she was discovered having unusual secret contacts with Russian intelligence agents. https://t.co/V0nvdJql4O
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 3, 2018
Trending on Twitter
#ObamaDay — Today is former President Obama’s birthday Joe Biden wished him well
— Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) August 4, 2018
Comedian Richard Lewis celebrated 24 years sober if he made “it til midnight,” on Saturday
— Richard Lewis (@TheRichardLewis) August 3, 2018
I was going to include that in the ET news, but alas…
In the “I can’t drive 55” file
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 1, 2018
Programming Alert there will be a live rally thread post @ 6:25 p.m. eastern time, the rally is set to start at 6:30 p.m. eastern time.