Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) recently suggested that young people were upset with the National Security Agency’s surveillance operations because they had forgotten about the September 11 terrorist attacks.
During an appearance Friday morning on the Dan Patrick Show, he said that the NBA was right to punish Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling. He also dismissed concerns that the racist comments made by Sterling were recorded without his permission.
“It’s the world we’re living in, you don’t like it, but everything I say I expect to be recorded,” McCain remarked. “It’s just the way we live. It is something you’ve got to accept. I don’t particularly like it, but it is what it is.”
The Arizona Republicans said many Americans wrongly believed that their telephone conversations were being recorded by the government, but he admitted the NSA had committed some surveillance abuses.
“Young people particularly are not happy,” he continued. “We’ve forgotten a little about 9/11, and how if we’d intercepted the right communications we might have prevented 9/11. But, anyway, it is what it is.”
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CNN’s Acosta calls out Trump to his face: ‘Our record on delivering the truth is a lot better than yours’
CNN's Jim Acosta on Tuesday got into a heated exchange with President Donald Trump after the president attacked the integrity of his network during a press conference in India.
During the press conference, after Acosta asked Trump a question about Russian interference in the upcoming presidential election, Trump attacked CNN and accused the network of having "the worst record in broadcasting." He then made a reference to an unspecified "apology" that CNN supposedly made earlier in the week for reporting false information.
Acosta, however, was ready to hit back.
"Mr. President, I think that our record on delivering the truth is a lot better than yours," he replied.
Maddow reports on ‘jury tampering on a mass national scale’ — personally committed by Trump himself
The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC warned her viewers on Monday that President Donald Trump is personally committing jury tampering with his attacks on Roger Stone jurors.
Maddow recapped viewers on the process that resulted in the current situation, quoting extensively from an op-ed written by one of the jurors.
"And now after that conviction, after roger stone's sentencing, the president of the united states is the person who is leading the charge to denigrate that process, to single out individual jurors -- including by name -- to make them into villains and to try and tear down any respect that any American might have for the legal process if it produced an outcome the president doesn't like," she explained.
Bernie Sanders campaign accepts apology from MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews: ‘We got to get past it’
MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews on Monday apologized to the Bernie Sanders campaign after comparing his dominance in the first three states of the 2020 presidential nomination to the fall of France to the Nazis in World War II.
Sanders senior advisor Chuck Rocha was asked on Fox News for response.
"Look, we all get hot and say things in the moment, I'm glad Chris apologized," Rocha said. "We got to move on and get past it, I'm glad he said what he had to say, I'm tired of folks on Twitter fighting with each other, it's time to win this election."