In a contentious — and frantic — interview with a Florida Congressman who is demanding that special counsel Robert Mueller be fired, CNN’s Chris Cuomo dressed down the lawmaker by telling him Mueller has been a Republican longer than the young congressmen has even thought about be a member of the party.
According to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) the fact that Mueller wasn’t re-hired to be FBI director was a telling factor that explains why he is out to get Trump.
Regarding Mueller’s appointments to his investigatory team, Gaetz stated, “It is as if, when Bob Mueller picked his team, he went fishing in the never-Trump aquarium.”
That was when Cuomo attempted to set Gaetz straight on Mueller’s background.
“Bob Mueller interviews with the president considering a position in the administration,” Cuomo lectured. “He has been a Republican longer than you have even considered being a Republican. He’s a decorated war veteran who ran the FBI and who everybody in your party said is an excellent choice for the investigation. What has changed?”
“You made the point that Mueller was interviewed for his old job back, the FBI director position, and I think that’s key fact,” Gaetz explained. “On the 16th of May the president interviews Mueller and tells him he will not be the next director of the FBI.”
“That’s not our read on what happened. how do you know that’s what happened in that conversation?” Cuomo asked.
“Well, look, I mean, you have got a situation where [Deputy Attorney General Rod] Rosenstein walks Mueller out and within 24 hours Rosenstein appoints him to be the head of the probe,” Gaetz parried. “If he was being considered for the job back, the job he wanted, he would have gotten it.”
“Hold on a second, don’t overpower me with your, you know, your wisdom of loquacious attacks,” Cuomo retorted. “If Trump didn’t like Mueller, okay. You are saying you had this meeting, you are not getting the job and you don’t make the grade, and then right after it the guy that he appoints to head up what is happening in the DOJ picks him? The same guy he leaned on for this memo about why Comey had to go? That same guy just stabs him in the back?”
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Louie Gohmert’s daughter begs him to heed medical advice and not to follow Trump to ‘an early grave’
In a statement posted to Twitter this Friday, the daughter of Texas GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert said that her father contracted the coronavirus because he chose to ignore medical expertise.
Gohmert’s daughter Caroline, who is also a recording artist known as BELLSAINT, said that “wearing a mask is a non-partisan issue.”
“The advice of medical experts shouldn’t be politicized,” her statement read. “My father ignored medical expertise and now he has COVID.”
“It’s not worth following a president who has no remorse for leading his followers to an early grave,” she added.
Doctors fear Trump will lie about a vaccine to win the election
There is a fear among many that the so-called "October Surprise" won't be another international scandal at the White House, but President Donald Trump announcing a vaccine, whether there is one or not.
Washington Post political columnist Greg Sargent explained in his Monday column that scientists are issuing a warning in a series of New York Times interviews. Either Trump will like and announce a vaccine that isn't ready or he'll rush the process to ensure a vaccine is ready, whether it is or not. Some of the scientists even work for the American government and have updated information on the status of a vaccine.
GOP strategists fear a Kris Kobach nomination could cost Republicans greatly: ‘The Senate majority runs through Kansas’
In Kansas’ Republican senatorial primary, voters will choose between former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Rep. Roger Marshall — who some GOP strategists believe is by far the more electable of the two. And according to Politico’s James Arkin, one of the prominent Republicans who is sounding the alarm is Kevin McLaughlin, executive director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Although Kobach and Marshall are both hard-right politically, Kobach is more extreme — so extreme that even in deep red Kansas, he lost a gubernatorial race to a centrist Democrat in the 2018 midterms. That Democrat, Laura Kelly, is now governor of Kansas, where Kobach was a leading promoter of the racist “birther” conspiracy theory during the 2010s.