Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse (R) delicately took a shot Sunday morning at President Donald Trump’s shocking decision to fire FBI Director James Comey, saying the timing of the president’s decision would only increase distrust of the government.
Appearing on Face the Nation, the Republican told CBS host John Dickerson that there were plenty of reasons for Comey to be dismissed — including his “clunky handling” of an investigation into then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton prior to the 2016 election. However, Sasse said the timing of Trump’s firing of Comey opened up questions about how Trump arrives at his presidential decisions.
Saying he has been critical of Trump’s handling of the Comey firing, Sasse claimed “it exacerbates the erosion of trust in our institutions.”
“I’m disappointed in the timing of the firing,” Sasse continued. “But I want to preserve room that there are lots of reasonable reasons why people across the political spectrum can argue about how the FBI leadership conducted its business in the 2016 election cycle.”
Sasse, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, added that he is worried about “politicization” at the Justice Department and was interested in hearing from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to explain “how this all happened.”
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England pubs reopen on US Independence Day — after first nationwide closure since 1665’s Great Plague
The streets of Soho filled with merry drinkers in London on Saturday and the pubs of Manchester were packed as England's hospitality sector returned from a three-month coronavirus hiatus.
"It feels amazing," said Leo Richard Bill, a soldier, after getting through the door of one of London's buzziest restaurants on the Thames River's popular south bank.
"It’s been what, like three months since... me and everyone else haven’t been able to get outside and have a good time. So yeah, it feels good to get amongst it," he said.
Parts of London and other cities, deserted during lockdown, sprang to life as people dressed up and came out for "Super Saturday" -- the day England's hospitality sector reopened for the first time since March.
Trump’s angry words and Coronavirus surge darken Independence Day weekend in America
The United States marked an unusually somber Independence Day on Saturday, with President Donald Trump bashing domestic opponents and China -- but praising the country's coronavirus response, despite a record surge in cases.
Across the country, virus fears dampened or nixed Main Street parades, backyard barbecues and family reunions on a day when Americans typically celebrate their 1776 declaration of independence from Britain.
Instead of adopting a unifying tone, Trump -- facing a tough re-election and eager to mobilize his political base -- railed against protesters demanding racial justice after unarmed African American George Floyd was killed by a white police officer.
‘Spoiler’ Kanye West mocked for running for president against his pal Trump: ‘2020 never fails to disappoint’
President Donald Trump appears to have lost the support of one of his most well-known Black supporters as Kanye West announced on Saturday that he is running for president.
“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States,” West posted on Twitter, with the hashtag #2020VISION.
The musician was mocked for his presidential bid, here's some of what people were saying: