But one of them does. But under federal law, the president can not attempt to "impede" any congressional investigation, either.
It's because a healthy, robust, competitive primary challenge to this president in 2020 might just prevent the Republican Party from splitting in two - prevent it from diluting constituencies into three main political parties as we saw most recently in 1992 with the emergence of Ross Perot and his Reform Party. As if a lapse in appropriations automatically converts into wall funding, as opposed to a tedious federal standoff that damages the unified governing party. Those views appear to be weakening optimism among Americans, with 32 percent saying they thought the country was headed in the right direction - the lowest figure of Trump's presidency.
Three sources close to Corker told Politico that Trump called the senator earlier this month to express his displeasure with the Russian Federation sanctions bill, claiming it was bad policy. How real is that threat over the border wall? It's increasingly hard for TV bookers to get Republicans to go on the air to defend him.
Trump could very well end the year with no health-care repeal (other than an Obamacare fix), no tax bill, no infrastructure bill and no border wall, despite his promises to his die-hard fans.
"If this is the Republican Party, then I'm not a Republican", he said. Corker, in turn, was "unrelenting", and sources familiar with the conversation said the president sounded "frustrated" with the senator's assertion that the bill would pass with bipartisan support.
"We have to get rid of the filibuster rule". And I think the difference between the two at least stylistically is the president seems to like to light fires, and McConnell always sees it his job to kind of tamp them out. Failure could prompt a government shut-down or financial collapse. And most importantly for those of us loyal to the Republican Party, it would forever betray the Grand Old Party we still firmly believe in. And Republicans are - just have no level of certainty over what the president's going to do.
"Nobody wants me to talk about him, nobody knows who the hell he is", the president said of Flake.
"I don't see Democrats going along with anything that funds the wall", said one senior House Democratic aide. That led to another contentious conversation with Republican Senator Thom Tillis, who is working on a bill with Democratic Senator Chris Coons to ensure Trump can not fire special counsel Robert Mueller in the middle of his investigation into collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Given the president's tendency to hold a grudge, such a break could set the tone for the rest of his term.
Americans are taking a dimmer-than-ever view of President Donald Trump's job performance following his response to the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month, when a woman was killed after a man aligned with one of the extremist groups allegedly drove a auto through a crowd of counter-protesters.