The unique perspective and provocative opinions of Joe O’Neill
strategic decision Kim Jong-un is operating through is that he will do whatever
he can to keep a deliverable nuclear weapons capability and to develop and
enhance it further. Under current circumstances, he will never give up the
nuclear weapons voluntarily.”—Former national security adviser John Bolton.
“Existentially, we look at China as our
greatest threat from an intelligence perspective, and they succeeded
significantly in the last decade from stealing our best and brightest
technology.”–William Evanina, director of the National
Counterintelligence & Security Center.
“He tells me what he wants, he asks me what he
can get from us.”–Polish PresidentAndrzej Duda, on his
relationship with President Donald Trump.
“(The U.S.) must always have the backs of our
allies, if we expect them to have our back. … Leaving them to die is a big
mistake.”–Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN NikkiHaley, in
response to President Trump’s decision to abandon Kurdish fighters in Syria.
is simply about a phone conversation that could not have been nicer, warmer or
better. No pressure at all.”—President Donald Trump, on his
controversial conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy.
wanted an investigation into a seriously conflicted former vice president of
the United States who damaged the reputation of the United States in
impeach any president over a phone call like this would be insane.”–Sen. LindseyGraham, R-S.C., chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
believe the whistleblower is operating in good faith. I think the whistleblower
did the right thing.”–Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire.
should immediately cease intimidating (State) Department witnesses in order to
protect himself and the president.”—Joint statement from three House Committee
chairmen: Adam Schiff, Intelligence; Eliot Engel, Foreign
Affairs; and Elijah Cummings, Oversight.
has) undermined our national security, our Constitution and our electoral
system. … Sometimes I think (Trump) is having a limbo contest with himself,
to see how low he can go in his rhetoric.”–House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
what we know, the president’s actions warrant impeachment.”—Former Arizona
Republican Sen. Jeff Flake.
is Trump’s brazenness and shamelessness that make the argument for impeachment
and removal that much stronger.”–Daniel
Larison, the American Conservative.
won the Mueller probe. I tell you what. If Mueller was a war, this is a
skirmish.”–Jay Sekulow, one of
Trump’s personal lawyers.
Trump so narcissistic that he can’t help but use his office for his own
personal ends? Is he so sociopathic that he can’t be trusted to follow, let
alone faithfully execute, the law? … The people have a right to know, and a
need to see.”–Washington attorney George
T. Conway, the husband of White House adviser Kellyanne Conway.
not fooling around here.”—House Intelligence Committee chairman AdamSchiff,
in underscoring that any effort to interfere with the Democrats’ investigations
would be considered evidence of obstruction and could be included in articles
should start an investigation into the Bidens.”–Donald Trump.
the only American citizen President Trump singles out for China’s investigation
is his political opponent in the midst of the Democratic nomination process, it
strains credulity to suggest that is anything other than politically motivated.”–Utah
Republican Sen. Mitt Romney.
as the president is not above the law, the attorney general is not above the
law. The president’s betrayal of his oath of office and the Constitution is the
primary offense here, and we need to stay focused on that, but the attorney
general’s prostitution of the Department of Justice for the president’s
political agenda has been necessary to the president’s schemes and he will face
his own reckoning.”—House Judiciary Committee member Jamie Raskin, D-MD,
a former constitutional law professor.
trade tension is the obvious culprit for the manufacturing weakness.”—Eric
Winograd, senior U.S. economist at AllianceBernstein.
of the superrich aren’t satisfied with living like kings, which they will
continue to do no matter who wins next year’s election. They also expect to be
treated like kings, lionized as job creators and heroes of prosperity, and
consider any criticism an unforgiveable act of lese-majeste. … If Warren is the nominee, then, a significant
number of tycoons will indeed go for Trump; better to put democracy at risk
than to countenance a challenge to their imperial self-esteem.”–Paul Krugman, New York Times.
two and a half years, we came up with something that basically is within our
right of way, that’s going to help safety, is going to help operations pretty
significantly, but it’s not going to impact the neighborhoods like we’ve shown
before.”—FDOT District Secretary David Gwynn, in announcing the
department’s $175 million plan for Malfunction Junction that requires far less
land than previous proposals did.
is good news. This is the most positive thing that has happened in a long, long
time.”–Hillsborough County Administrator
Mike Merrill, in response to confirmation that St. Petersburg has no
objection if Hillsborough and Tampa want to try again to persuade the Rays to
move across the bay after 2027.
is a city with unlimited potential, and these investments today will pay off
tenfold for generations to come.”–Mayor
Jane Castor, on city council’s approval of her $3.1 billion plan to upgrade
Tampa’s sewer and water systems.
there were no television, no air-conditioning and no cell phones, every house
would have a front porch. That was the way of communicating at one time. That
has changed.”–Tampa City Council member Charlie Miranda, during discussion of a new initiative to make it
easier for residents to add front porches to their homes.