White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Thursday announced that the investigation into Russia’s interference in the U.S. election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign was in its “closing” stages — although she admitted that she had no proof to back up the claim.
During an interview with Fox News, Sanders argued for a “thorough” investigation into the debunked charge that Hillary Clinton was behind the sale of uranium to a Russian company.
“There are a lot of causes for concern,” she insisted. “And I’m glad some folks in the media are talking about the real collusion with Russia, and that is with the Clinton campaign and with the DNC.”
When it came to the investigation into the Trump campaign, Sanders said that President Donald Trump “has confidence that they’re going to close this up soon.”
“Soon?” Fox News host Bill Hemmer interrupted. “Why do you say, ‘close it up soon’?”
“I think we are seeing more and more evidence that shows — look, they’ve been working on this, investigating this well into a year,” Sanders explained. “Every day we find out more and more details about why the president has been right all along. And why the Democrats have been wrong all along.”
“And each day, I think we’re getting closer and closer to closing the loop on this on our front,” she added. “And sadly for the Democrats, I think it’s only expanding for them.”
“Is that based on news reports?” Hemmer wondered. “Or is it based on something else?”
“I think it’s based on fact,” Sanders opined. “The fact that there has been no wrongdoing by the Trump campaign and a lot of the reporting we’re seeing coming out.”
“So, just to be clear,” Hemmer pressed, “no one from the Department of Justice have told you at the White House that it should be wrapping up soon? I just want to be clear on that.”
“I have not spoken with anybody at the Department of Justice,” Sanders admitted. “But I think we are seeing that it is getting closer to conclusion.”
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Florida sheriff ordered his officers to not wear face masks — and then banned the safety gear
A Florida sheriff ordered his officers to not wear face masks -- and banned the safety gear from his office -- even as the southern US state has hit record daily coronavirus death tolls.
Sheriff Billy Woods, of central Florida's Marion County, emailed deputies Tuesday to tell them of the new mask prohibition, according to local paper the Ocala Star Banner, citing the message.
"My order will stand as is when you are on-duty/working as my employee and representing my Office – masks will not be worn," the email read.
The sheriff allowed for certain exceptions, including for officers who work in prisons, schools, hospitals or with people suspected of being infected with the virus.
Fast-moving brush fire north of Los Angeles has prompted mandatory evacuation orders for some 500 homes
A fast-moving brush fire north of Los Angeles prompted mandatory evacuation orders for some 500 homes on Wednesday as firefighters battled the flames that had burned 10,000 acres by early evening, authorities said.
The Lake Fire erupted at around 3:30 pm (2230 GMT) near Lake Hughes, about a 90-minute drive from Los Angeles.
Rapidly-spreading flames had scorched some 10,000 acres (4,050 hectares) within a little more than three hours, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
"Multiple agencies are battling a brush fire near the Lake Hughes area in the Angeles National Forest," the department said in a tweet.
‘Trump should know how to be in public with a woman who publicly humiliated him’: Trevor Noah jokes
"The Daily Show's" Trevor Noah couldn't help but notice President Donald Trump's confusion during the Q&A of his daily coronavirus press briefing. Trump was asked about Vice President Joe Biden's pick as Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) as his running mate. In his attacks on Harris, Trump seemed to be spending more time defending Biden than he did attacking him.
Trump claimed the reason he was surprised Biden picked Harris is that she was "very very nasty to Joe Biden," he said she was "probably nastier even than Pocahontas," his nickname for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). "She was very disrespectful to Joe Biden."