That seems to be what happened at the White House press briefing Friday afternoon as she took questions about dramatic and controversial remarks by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Thursday, when he lashed out at a Democratic congresswoman over the president’s call to an Army widow.
Former Vice President Joe Biden took aim at Donald Trump on Tuesday, saying that the president “doesn’t understand governance” and claimed that one European prime minister had told him that the mogul reminds him of Mussolini, the Italian Fascist.
You might be focused on Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s beef that Comey inappropriately inserted himself into the Hillary Clinton emails case by opening about her possible guilt last summer and then chiming in on the reopened investigation days before the election.
A potentially crucial week in Congress begins with James Comey’s testimony in the House on Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election and Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings in the Senate.
Donald Trump’s address to Congress on Tuesday was a bold attempt to push forward his trademark nationalist agenda—protectionism, restrictions on immigration, a military buildup—but it was also notable for the ways in which he tried to protect himself from charges of racism and xenophobia.
The Trump revolution was born out of an explosion of anger at politics as usual, but it may be thwarted by something more banal—the diligent, daily work of attorneys filing briefs, injunctions, suits, and complaints. One thing the lawyers of the anti-Trump resistance have going for them: the president has been sloppy.
Booker was free to speak out against Sessions in any other forum, including on the Senate floor when the nomination comes for a vote. But he made the unprecedented choice to do so during the Sessions nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The Constitution puts Congress in charge of enforcing the gift ban, and so the Republican-controlled House and Senate could grant him waivers. If Trump is allowed to flout the Constitution, it would be a supreme irony.
By Thursday, the divisions on display at Monday’s Democratic National Convention will have vanished. Hillary Clinton will be the first woman to be nominated for president by a major party in the U.S.