On Friday, The Daily Beast reported that Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) posted screenshots of an angry argument between him and Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who wanted to get him on the phone for a call.
"Tucker, I'm hesitant to do that. You falsely smeared my wife on Tuesday and she's getting death threats," said Swalwell, referring to a retracted Fox News story alleging that Swalwell's campaign funneled money to a business employing his wife. "That's way out of bounds. She's a pregnant mom of a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old. Hit me all you like. But to go after her. That's just wrong."
"Carlson responded by calling the Democrat a 'coward' and then apparently phoning him a few minutes later," reported Blake Montgomery. "Swalwell tweeted, 'I'm just not that into you.'"
After years of lying about me and my family, @TuckerCarlson is losing his mind that I won’t return his calls. Sorry… https://t.co/aDdnEMPthc— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@Rep. Eric Swalwell) 1627081943.0
Swalwell, the second-highest ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has long been a target of rage for conservatives. Carlson has also accused Swalwell of aiding a Chinese spy — although experts have made clear that Swalwell in fact properly worked with the FBI to help upon learning the spy had tried to get information from him.
At a campaign rally in Virginia for Democrat Terry McAuliffe's gubernatorial campaign, President Joe Biden mocked Donald Trump's weird way of drinking water with both hands.
Trump has required two hands to drink a glass of water:
Trump does that weird thing where he uses both hands to drink a glass of water pic.twitter.com/5swKiHmXIE
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 22, 2020
Trump still hasn't totally figured out how to drink water pic.twitter.com/IO8CDXmD9i
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 13, 2020
Following one of the incidents, the hashtag for "Trump is not well" trended nationwide on Twitter. Trump was angered enough by the mockery he had received that attempted to prove critics wrong during a campaign rally a week later.
The President attempts to prove he can drink water one handed.. awkwardly https://t.co/npysMRKWmJ— Acyn (@Acyn) 1592700814.0
On Friday, Biden mocked Trump by easily drinking a glass of water with one hand.
On Friday, The Washington Post reported that FBI Assistant Director Jill Tyson is under further investigation for having an improper romantic relationship with a subordinate.
"Jill C. Tyson, who has a close working relationship with FBI Director Christopher A. Wray in her role as assistant director for congressional affairs, was criticized in a report issued Thursday by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz," reported Devlin Barrett. "The inspector general did not name Tyson, but concluded that 'the Assistant Director was engaged in a romantic relationship with a subordinate and failed to timely report the relationship, in violation of FBI policy.' Multiple people familiar with the matter, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss a sensitive personnel issue, said the person in question is Tyson, one of the few women in a senior leadership role at the FBI."
According to the inspector general's report, "the Assistant Director allowed the relationship to negatively affect an appropriate and professional superior-subordinate relationship and to disrupt the workplace by interfering with the ability of other FBI employees to complete their work, and ... the Assistant Director participated in a hiring or organizational decision involving the subordinate, all in violation of FBI policy."
The FBI has stated that the incident is "under internal review."
This news comes after a fraud several years for the federal law enforcement agency, which has been repeatedly attacked by Republicans for investigating former President Donald Trump's ties to Russia, and faces new accusations of mishandling the Brett Kavanaugh probe in 2018.
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