Under intense questioning by Democratic Senators Patrick Leahy and Richard Blumenthal, a frustrated Secretary of Homeland Defense Kirstjen Nielsen testified under oath that she never heard President Trump use that offensive term for substandard countries that he’s accused of saying at a meeting with Congressional leaders to discuss DACA (and that was printed on a large sign, helpfully held up for the TV cameras by a Leahy staffer sitting right behind him). She did confirm that a lot of people at that meeting were talking at once and a lot of cuss words were being thrown around, so it’s impossible to say for sure who said what.
Okay, now that I’ve reported the part of the hearing that was considered big news by the media, I’ll tell you the real news that they missed. The head of Homeland Security came to the Senate to discuss serious threats to the nation posed by lax border enforcement, and major leaders of the party that wants to be put back in charge of national security seemed completely uninterested in asking her about national security. Instead, they wasted the committee's time by repeatedly grilling her about whether Trump said a poopy word in a closed-door meeting so they could use it to play the politics of racial division. Sen. Cory Booker even declared that he'd cried "tears of rage" upon hearing the story and yelled at Secretary Nielsen because she didn't seem as emotionally out-of-control over it as he was and refused to confirm hearing what she'd already said she didn't hear.