A California Democrat explained live on CNN the trouble with believing anything said by President Donald Trump.
“I don’t know what to believe with this president,” Congressman Eric Swalwell to Wolf Blitzer. “A lot of times, he says things to deceive, distract or disrupt.”
Congressman Swalwell said he had recently been to five Rotary Club meetings in his district.
“It stinks,” is what Rep. Swalwell said he heard from Rotarians about President Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. “You can’t fire the guy investigating you and that’s a lot like what we saw from the Nixon administration.”
Rep. Swalwell is a member of the House Judiciary Committee and suggested that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should come before the committee to explain why he was involved in the firing of Comey when he had pledged to recuse himself from everything involving the investigation into Trump’s campaign and possible collusion with Russians.
“This was the chief investigator for the FBI, overseeing a investigation into the president’s campaign, and if Jeff Sessions was sincere in recusing himself, he wouldn’t have sent a letter to the President recommending Director Comey’s firing,” Swalwell concluded.
The CNN host tried to get Swalwell on record as to whether there exist grounds for impeachment.
“Wolf, the I-word that I think we should use right now is ‘investigation,’ and we have investigations in the House, the Senate and the FBI, but hurdles keep getting put up for the investigations,” the congressman replied. “We need to clear those hurdles, get to the finish line and tell the American people what Russia did.”
Trump praises ‘amazing warrior’ Sean Hannity for saying impeachment hearings are a ‘phony showtrial’
President Donald Trump thanked Fox News personality Sean Hannity for his over-the-top defense the evening before impeachment hearings begin.
According to Trump's quoting, Hannity said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was a, "corrupt, compromised, coward and congenital liar."
Hannity called the Schiff's Intelligence Committee hearings a "phony showtrial" -- despite the reality that an impeachment trial would occur in the GOP-controlled Senate.
Still, Hannity lashed out at the inquiry as "another fraudulent hoax conspiracy theory" and "witch hunt."
Trump thanked, "Sean the amazing warrior!"
Rudy Giuliani harshly mocked after admitting Trump’s guilt in new WSJ column
President Donald Trump's defense attorney took to the pages a Rupert Murdoch's newspaper to make "the case for the impeachment defense" on the eve of televised inquiry hearings.
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani lashed out enemies while clinging to conspiracy theories in his Wall Street Journal op-ed.
Giuliani began by attacking the press for reporting on Trump's solicitation of foreign election interference.
"If your only sources of news the past two months have been CNN and MSNBC, you probably think President Trump has committed some heinous act that is deserving of being drawn, quartered and carted out of the White House," Giuliani argued. "That’s a false narrative built on selectively leaked testimony from Rep. Adam Schiff’s closed-door Intelligence Committee hearings."
CNN’s Cuomo hammers GOP lobbyist for saying Trump can fire the inspector general
On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," anchor Chris Cuomo pushed back on GOP lobbyist and American Conservative Union director Matt Schlapp for saying President Donald Trump has the right to fire Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson for transmitting the whistleblower complaint.
"Why would it be okay for the president to go after the inspector general for dealing with the whistleblower?" said Cuomo.
"Because he serves at the pleasure of the president. The president can get rid of them at any time," said Schlapp. "At the State Department during Obama's presidency, during the whole time Hillary was at the State Department, he didn't bother to pick an IG."