theguardian: After that testimony yesterday, Michael Cohen is back in front of a House committee. Today the former Donald Trump confidante turned … non-Donald Trump confidante is appearing before the intelligence committee. But it won’t be the roller-coaster ride that Cohen treated us to on Wednesday. This hearing is behind closed doors.
Trump isn’t having a great time of it. As if being accused of various criminal conspiracies wasn’t bad enough, Trump’s summit with Kim Jong-un collapsed overnight. The Hanoi meeting was abruptly cut short by several hours – leaving a planned signing ceremony and cancelled. Trump said North Korea had wanted all sanctions lifted. “Sometimes you have to walk,” the US president said.
The Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual Republican bonanza, kicks off today. The speaking list for the get together, held just outside Washington DC, is a veritable who’s who of right-wing figures. Fox News angry person Laura Ingraham, professional mouth Glenn Beck and a host of Republican politicians will address the conference. Donald Trump will speak on Saturday.
In Democratic primary news – just 11 months to go until the first vote – Kamala Harris is in Nevada today. The Nevada caucus is the third vote in 2020. Joe Biden, who said on Tuesday he was in the “final stages” of deciding whether to run for president, is appearing in Omaha, Nebraska, for a forum on global leadership.