May 2017

Politico: What a real crisis could mean for Trump

So, what if there’s a real crisis?

A real war — not a war with the media, or James Comey. A real showdown — not a political showdown. A real surprise that’s out of the White House’s control — not a situation of President Donald Trump’s own making that spins out of control because the president and his inner circle sprung a decision on an unprepared staff. But what if there’s a real crisis?



WashingtonRepresentative Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) has issued the following statement on today’s global malware attack:

"The massive malware attack that hit multiple countries has caused chaos and has shut down vital institutions such as hospitals.  It is deeply disturbing the National Security Agency likely wrote the original malware.  I have been working on legislation with industry stakeholders and partners in the Senate to address this problem.”

NBC News: Bill Calls for Congressional Gold Medal for Chinese-American WWII Vets

A bill to honor Chinese-American veterans who served in World War II with a Congressional Gold Medal was introduced in both chambers of Congress last week.

Chinese American units of the U.S. Army Air Forces train during World War II in this photo from the family of Joe Lee. Chinese American WWII Veterans Recognition Project

89.3 KPCC: What California representatives say about Trump firing Comey

President Donald Trump on Tuesday fired FBI Director James Comey, who was overseeing an investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election and possible ties to the Trump campaign and top aides.

"The FBI is one of our Nation’s most cherished and respected institutions and today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement," the president said in the statement.

Think Progress: After Comey’s firing, White House openly pushes for conclusion of FBI’s Russia investigation

During a Morning Joe appearance on Wednesday, Principal Deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders grossly misrepresented the facts as part of the White House’s effort to downplay the multiple active investigations into the Trump campaign’s possible collusion with Russian intelligence.

The Washington Post: Comey firing: Reaction from members of Congress on FBI director’s dismissal

President Trump fired James B. Comey as the director of the FBI. The decision came as Comey was leading a counterintelligence investigation into potential Russian interference in the 2016 election. Officials said it resulted from a conclusion by Justice Department officials that he had mishandled a probe of Hillary Clinton’s emails.