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“You have to be careful about what you are watching and reading, because the media has taken sides. So if you only watch Fox News because it’s reinforcing what you believe, you are not an informed citizen.”
— Former White House chief of staff John Kelly, quoted by the Morristown Daily Record, on working for President Trump.
“Vacancies at all levels go unfilled and officers are increasingly wondering whether it is safe to express concerns about policy, even behind closed doors.”
— Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch said Wednesday that the State Department is “in trouble” and that the department is being “hollowed out,” CNN reports.
Tom Steyer spent $19.2 million in New Hampshire on television and radio advertisements and received about 10,272 votes, the Washington Post reports.That’s nearly $1,900 spent per vote.
“That the Democrats are crooked … that they shouldn’t have brought impeachment and my poll numbers are 10 points higher.”
— President Trump, when asked if he learned any lessons from being impeached.
“Mike Bloomberg is spending so much money on Facebook ads that he has surpassed President Trump, the reigning king of the social media realm,” NBC News reports. “Bloomberg spent more than $1 million a day on average over the past two weeks on Facebook. That’s five times more than Trump spent during the same period — and more than three times what Trump spent per day during his victorious fall 2016 campaign.”
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer will record you a Valentine’s Day message for your loved one for just $199.
“There haven’t been very strong indicators this week that he has.”
— Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), quoted by the New York Times, when asked by reporters if President Trump had learned a lesson from impeachment.
“I am sorry for the agony you are about to endure, and for the pain and betrayal you will feel at the hands of your beloved Department. Know that you are on the right side of history and that we are so very proud of you for defending the rule of law.”
— Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who has been firmly in President Trump’s sights over the last few months, tweeted to the four federal prosecutors who stepped aside from the Roger Stone case after the president’s interference.
Gallup: “Sixty-one percent of Americans say they are better off than they were three years ago, a higher percentage than in prior election years when an incumbent president was running. In the 1992, 1996 and 2004 election cycles, exactly half said they were better off. In three separate measures during the 2012 election cycle, an average of 45% said they were better off.”