February 13, 2018 – Open Session – Video
Senate Intelligence Committee Public Hearing Feb 13, 2018
2 Hours and 40 Minutes
Rachel Maddow, on her 02-12-2018 TV Show, was hoping that certain questions would be asked by the Committee, but these are the questions that were NOT asked by the Committee: Why did the 3 agency heads of 3 Russia spy agencies travel to the United States last week and meet with top level U.S. intelligence agency officials without any U.S. press release in this regard? Only the Kremlin issued press releases. That’s how the American press learned of these plans. Odd? Who invited them? One of the Russian agency heads was under sanction and prohibited from entering the United States. Who authorized his entry, waived the sanction restriction, and who did he meet with while he was here? What were they all here to discuss?
Anthony Salvano explained on Face the Nation that Americans who were polled can basically be separated or placed into four categories as to how they view Donald Trump and how he is performing in office so far:
- Trump Believers;
- The Conditionals;
- The Curious; and
- The Resisters.
Among the category of “Believers” in Donald Trump, they were asked how well the President is delivering on what he promised. So far, they are mostly satisfied with how Donald Trump is delivering. Here is how the “Believers” replied.
Among the “Conditionals” category, Trump is likely to lose their support depending on what he accomplishes or how he acts.
Among the “Curious” category, Donald Trump will likely gain their support if he does the following. Notice that the the “Curious” want him to fix the economy, which is a common thread with the “Conditionals.” However, Trump will lose support among the curious if he respects their differing views on certain issues.
Finally, comes the category of the “Resisters.” Here is the comparison of the Curious and the Resisters on working with Donald Trump on various elements of his espoused agenda.
The Resisters category is about 80% / 20% in opposing that Democrats try to work with Trump. Where the Curious category are nearly 50% / 50% on whether Democrats should try to work with the President.