As President Donald Trump goes to Capitol Hill tonight for his first address to a Joint Session of Congress, both parties fully expect him to again sound the call for action on a repeal of the Obama health law, though GOP lawmakers in Congress admit they still don’t have an internal agreement on how best to replace the Obama health law.
Back from a ten day break, the U.S. Senate on Monday evening easily approved President Donald Trump’s nominee for Commerce Secretary, but Democrats again made clear they would not allow swift action on several other Trump Cabinet nominees, as Republicans again protested the extended delays.
The accounting firm responsible for tallying Oscar votes and keeping up with envelopes containing the winners has apologized for the Best Picture gaffe at the end of Sunday’s Academy Awards, but President Donald Trump believes the mix-up was actually about him.
Frustrated with a lack of answers and information coming from the Department of Homeland Security, the Secretary of State of Georgia is now asking President-Elect Donald Trump to help figure out why the Department of Homeland Security was repeatedly trying crack a state government computer network that deals with elections.
“I write to ask for your help in providing those answers when you assume the Presidency later next month,” Kemp said to Mr. Trump.
Asked what he thinks DHS was doing, Kemp made clear he still doesn’t have anything close to a good answer from the feds.
“Great question to ask DHS,” Kemp told me this morning. “Let me know what they say.”
Kemp told WSB-TV in Atlanta on Tuesday that his office had now uncovered “10 separate cyber attacks” on the computer network of the Georgia Secretary of State, and that every single one was traced back to an IP address from the Department of Homeland Security.
The Georgia Secretary of State says the answers from the Obama Administration have been less than revealing.
“There are still many questions regarding the origin and intent of this attack that remain unanswered,” Kemp told DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson in a Tuesday letter.
“In order to ensure this issue receives the attention it deserves, I will be elevating my concerns to the incoming administration,” Kemp added.
Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog.
A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.