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Inevitable: John Kasich hoping to join CNN or MSNBC before possible 2020 run

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There’s no pressing question in American politics to which the answer is “John Kasich.”

Except “Which anti-Trump Republican is the most likely to sign up with a left-friendly cable news network to bitch about the president all day?”

Maybe also, “Which Republican would pose the weakest primary challenge to Trump?”

Seriously, America. One Ana Navarro is enough.

Republican John Kasich, who is thinking about running for president in 2020, is likely to announce as soon as this week that he will join a major cable news network, CNBC has learned.

Kasich has signaled to close advisors and some donors that he is looking to sign with either CNN or MSNBC as he finishes his two-term tenure as Ohio’s governor, according to three people with knowledge of the conversations, including two who have been close to the governor since his 2016 presidential run.

These people would not say the role Kasich will play at a network, only to say that he’s ruled out joining Fox News Channel. Kasich hosted his own show on Fox News for several years in the 2000s.

If you’re thinking hard about an independent run for president in 2020, what’s the easiest way to start introducing yourself to voters early and often? Right. Gotta get a toehold in cable news, if only for a little balance in case they decided to become “Trump’s accomplice” again in 2020. But Kasich also wants to be there as the Mueller findings unspool to make the case that America can and must do better. He’ll have an opportunity to push his anti-Trump message every day now to a national audience as the campaign heats up, and to be paid for the privilege.

Assuming he gets offers from both CNN and MSNBC, I wonder how he’ll go about choosing. If he’s doing this with an eye to 2020 then I can see it either way. Signing with CNN would be the most “third-party” option. They’re the least overtly ideological of the three networks and thus presumably the network with the most centrist viewers. Those are the people Kasich would be pitching himself to next year. CNN also has more of an ideological mix of panelists than MSNBC does (although virtually all are relentlessly anti-Trump), which could also help a bit with his ideological re-branding. He’s not fully Republican but also not fully Democratic, just like the CNN commentariat writ large.

On the other hand, his hardest task as an independent would be convincing Democratic voters to support him instead of their own nominee. He’ll reach more of those people on MSNBC than he will on CNN. He’ll reach more people on MSNBC, period, as their ratings in the evening are consistently much better than the Turner network’s. He’d likely do more to help himself with Dems in 10 minutes on MSNBC, nodding along, droning, “You make a good point, Rachel,” than he will in 10 CNN segments.

Plus, MSNBC is where all the truly hardcore Republican-hating ex-Republicans are. Sure, CNN will give you Navarro now and then, but MSNBC gave Nicolle Wallace her own show. You want the 200-proof MAGA hate from a center-rightist, you don’t turn on CNN and hope Rick Wilson shows up within the hour. You flip on MSNBC first thing in the morning and watch Joe “Gun Control” Scarborough interview Steve Schmidt about which Biblical calamity Trump most reminds him of. Plus, Kasich is irascible, a necessary (but not sufficient) ingredient to all media-friendly anti-Trumpism. You need to seem angry, not just be angry. That’s why Jeff Flake’s headed off to CBS instead of to a recurring gig on Lawrence O’Donnell’s show.

Kasich will fit right in on MSNBC. I’m gonna wager that that’s where he’s going. Exit question via Jonathan Last: Who would give Trump the toughest primary challenge? Is it Mattis?

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McConnell says there’s ‘no place in the Republican Party’ for racism amid Rep. Steve King controversy

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., slammed Republican Iowa Rep. Steve King on Monday over recent remarks King made about the terms “white nationalist” and “white supremacist,” arguing that if the representative “doesn’t understand why ‘white supremacy’ is offensive, he should find another line of work.”

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Saudi Arabia has been helping Saudi students escape justice

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At least five Saudi college students studying in America have been arrested on serious crimes, released on bail, and subsequently fled the country, apparently with the help of Saudi officials. The report comes from the Oregonian which highlights one of the stories from 2014:

In December 2014, a university student from Saudi Arabia was arrested in Monmouth and accused of raping a classmate after giving her marijuana and shots of Jack Daniel’s.

Bail was set at a half-million dollars. The judge ordered the student, Abdulaziz Al Duways, to turn over his passport to the private defense lawyer hired to represent him, according to court records and the Polk County District Attorney’s Office.

A few days later, an official from the Royal Consulate General of Saudi Arabia in Los Angeles posted bail.

Al Duways disappeared.

Last month the Oregonian reported on a similar case that took place in 2017. A Saudi national named Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah was facing trial for hitting and killing Fallon Smart, a 15-year-old girl, with his car. Witnesses said Noorah swerved around traffic and hit Smart at close to 60 miles per hour and then fled the scene. He returned eventually and was arrested. But two weeks before his trial began, he disappeared.

The private car drove the 21-year-old Portland Community College student to a sand-and-gravel yard two miles away.

That’s where Noorah sliced off the tracking monitor he had worn around his ankle for months, according to interviews with federal authorities. He then discarded it at the scene before vanishing, leaving a victim’s family crushed and prosecutors furious and flummoxed.

Law enforcement officials now say they believe Noorah got an illicit passport and boarded a plane — likely a private carrier — to flee the country.

Despite unknowns in the ongoing investigation, officials with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Marshals Service are all but certain who helped orchestrate the remarkable escape: the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

The other cases identified by the Oregonian all fit the same pattern. They were all men accused of serious crimes: rape, hit and run, child porn. They were all facing jail time and were bailed out by Saudi Arabia before disappearing. Four of the five even had the same defense attorney, someone named Ginger Mooney.

Sen. Ron Wyden has been pressing the Trump administration on what it is doing to get Noorah back so he can face justice. This looks like grandstanding connected to the Jamal Khashoggi case but Sen. Wyden has a point. There’s no extradition treaty with Saudi Arabia so once these men escape justice in the U.S., they are gone for good.

If this has happened in Oregon five times in the past several years, I have to assume it’s happening in other states as well. In fact, the Oregonian identified a similar case involving an accused rapist in Utah. This is something every state should be looking into. Saudi students don’t have diplomatic immunity and their government’s deep pockets shouldn’t be allowed to grant them a get-out-of-jail-free card any time they rape or kill a U.S. citizen.

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An American president actually had to deny he is a foreign agent

In any other time, with any other president, the spectacle of the commander in chief honking hoarsely on the White House lawn about how “I never worked for Russia,” would be the political equivalent of a five-alarm fire. Never in history has an American president been required to answer such serious, credible questions about his loyalties.

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