The John Rothmann Show: Coronavirus, Russian Interference and SCOTUS


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Have you lost someone to COVID-19?

President Trump was speaking at a rally in Ohio yesterday when he said the coronavirus “affects virtually nobody.” Today, the U.S. reached the grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19 deaths. The United States has for many months had the highest number of infections and deaths in the world, with more than 6.8 million confirmed cases as of Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University data.


C.I.A. Reasserts Putin Is Likely Directing Election Influence Efforts to Aid Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his top aides are “probably directing” a Russian foreign influence operation to interfere in the 2020 presidential election against former vice president Joe Biden, which involves a prominent Ukrainian lawmaker connected to President Trump’s personal lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, a top-secret CIA assessment concluded, according to two sources who reviewed it.


Who Will He Choose?

The president said Monday he has narrowed his list of possible nominees to five women, and two have emerged as the frontrunners: Judges Amy Coney Barrett and Barbara Lagoa. The president told Fox News in an interview Monday he was also considering Judge Allison Jones Rushing, but at just 38 years old, she would likely face scrutiny over her age and experience.

 

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