This week, all eyes have been on Washington with the announcement that President Donald Trump fired FBI Director James Comey. Roland Martin invited New Jersey Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman to NewsOne Now to delve in deeper into the machinations behind Comey’s firing just days before he was set to testify at a Senate hearing about the president’s campaign alleged ties to Russia. [Sorry. This video cannot be displayed in this feed. View your video here.] Watson Coleman, the vice ranking member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, told Martin that while she was not fond of Comey, Trump’s reasons for the firing appear to have motives beyond the mishandling theRead More →

Former FBI chief James Comey will testify before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee about his role in an investigation into Russia intervening in last year’s election after being fired by President Donald Trump last week, reports NBC News. From NBC News: He is expected to speak before the committee after May 29 — the end of Congress’s Memorial Day break. The date has not been set. “The Committee looks forward to receiving testimony from the former Director on his role in the development of the Intelligence Community Assessment on Russian interference in the 2016 US elections, and I am hopeful that he will clarify for theRead More →

[Sorry. This video cannot be displayed in this feed. View your video here.] Congresswoman Maxine Waters has been one of the leading lawmakers to criticize President Donald Trump‘s actions since he took office in late-January. In a simulcast conversation with Roland Martin and NewsOne Now and the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Waters predicted that the Republican Party won’t be able to support the former business mogul for much longer. Rep. Waters continued her usual stance in pointing out the fallacies of the Trump administration, but it was her suggestion that the GOP will stand aside as it appears Trump’s presidency is heading in a negative direction. “TheRead More →

[Sorry. This video cannot be displayed in this feed. View your video here.] As President Donald Trump and his team scramble to explain developing troubles from inside the White House, the Republican Party will face challenges in key upcoming elections. Of great concern for the GOP are next year’s midterm elections with analysts and poll numbers suggesting a trend that some seats might swing back to the Democrats. Roland Martin discussed the hurdles faced by the GOP on NewsOne Now, this as politicians from both sides of aisles searches for answers in Trump’s recent political gaffes. Turning to former Georgia state representative Ladawn Jones, Martin quipped thatRead More →

Roger Ailes, the disgraced ex-Fox News chairman and CEO who transformed the network into a powerful mouthpiece for the right, has died. “I am profoundly sad and heartbroken to report that my husband, Roger Ailes, passed away this morning,” his wife, Elizabeth, said in a statement, according to CNN. “Roger was a loving husband to me, to his son Zachary, and a loyal friend to many. He was also a patriot, profoundly grateful to live in a country that gave him so much opportunity to work hard, to rise — and to give back.” Ailes was ousted from the network last summer over charges of sexualRead More →

Georgia Republicans struggled to defend President Trump amid new questions Wednesday about whether he attempted to shut down a federal investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia. The revelation that then-FBI Director Jim Comey wrote in a February memo that Trump asked him to end a probe into Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser, sent Republicans scrambling to respond to another major Trump controversy. And the late Wednesday announcement that the Justice Department tapped former FBI chief Robert Mueller to oversee the investigation threw another wrinkle into the response. The continuing drama put additional pressure on Trump’s staunchest advocates in the Georgia GOP. AndRead More →