Former Bill Clinton advisor Paul Begala found it “staggering” that then-Gov. Mike Pence (R-IN) was using a private AOL email for official communication while simultaneously criticizing Hillary Clinton for using her personal email.
“I’m trying to choke down the vomit,” Begala began. “I’m sickened. It’s too spectacular. Irony has not only died, it drank a gallon of antifreeze and threw itself off the Washington Monument. There is no more irony in America.”
He recalled that when the Clinton email scandal broke he said and still maintains that government employees should use government emails.
“I still think that’s right,” Begala continued. “He didn’t violate any federal laws, apparently. Gov. Pence, at the time, didn’t break any state laws. But the principle attack on Hillary, [from] the Republicans, was because she used a private e-mail. It was certainly not a crime. Right-wing Republican Jim Cohen said no prosecutor would take this case so we know she didn’t. I trust Gov. Pence didn’t. I don’t want to hound him. The hypocrisy is staggering. Words fail me.”
Prior to Begala’s comments, conservative Kayleigh McEnany swore that there were no similarities between Clinton and Pence and further this was a witch hunt.
“This is what the Trump administration is against, a hostile press who are going to any length to drown his presidency,” she claimed as the panel groaned. “Case and point, this article from the IndyStar, you find out, half way down, this isn’t a violation of state law at all. The Trump administration is going to have to learn how to navigate hostile reporters who discredit their own story.”
Clinton using a private email server for her emails also isn’t a crime, according to Washington lawyers who specialize in national security as well as the FBI.
Former Fox & Friends co-host Clayton Morris flees the US as he faces two dozen lawsuits
Facing more than two-dozen lawsuits alleging he committed real estate fraud, former "Fox & Friends Weekend" co-host Clayton Morris has reportedly fled the United States, according to the Indianapolis Star.
Morris, who previously resided in a $1.4 million home in New Jersey, moved his family to a coastal resort town in Portugal, the newspaper reported, citing a Facebook post from his wife.
Morris's wife and business partner, former MSNBC anchor Natali Morris, told the IndyStar that she and her husband plan to continue fighting the lawsuits from abroad.
Trump defenders argued his latest tweets weren’t really racist — but he just completely undercut their arguments
If you try to defend President Donald Trump, you will always end up having the rug pulled out from underneath you. It's a law of nature.
And yet, so many of the president's allies have failed to learn this simple lesson. So when Trump launched a new attack at progressive Democratic lawmakers that was one of his most obviously racist smears, inevitably, some of his defenders tried to deny the obvious truth.
His screed attacked a group of women who have come to define the left wing of the Democratic caucus, which includes Reps. Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Rashida Talib (MI), and Ayanna Pressley (MA). Though only Omar is an immigrant (she was a refugee from Somalia as a child), Trump seemed to assume all four women of color weren't born in the United States, and most egregiously, he suggested they should "go back" to other countries:
UK prime minister hopefuls slam Trump tweets — but refuse to call them racist
The two candidates vying to become Britain's next prime minister both condemned on Monday US President Donald Trump's xenophobic tweets about progressive Democrat congresswomen as "totally offensive" and "totally unacceptable".
But front-runner Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt refused to call the tweets racist when pressed to do so during their last debate before next week's announcement of who will succeed Prime Minister Theresa May.
May's spokesman had earlier said that the outgoing leader's view was that Trump's comments were "completely unacceptable".
On Monday Trump doubled down on a series of his tweets from the day before urging the four congresswomen of colour to "go back" to the countries they came from.