Former assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Juliette Kayyem said that revelations in the New York Times about George Papadopoulos — former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign — show that the Trump team was aware of Russian attacks on the DNC and Hillary Clinton but chose not to report that information to the FBI.
“The Trump team clearly knew it at this stage and they did nothing,” Kayyem told anchor Ana Cabrera and former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti on Saturday.
Kayyem said it’s important to bear in mind how far we’ve come from the Trump team’s original “explanations and defenses by the Trump team that there was no contact with the Russians.”
The New York Times story, she said, does two things. It puts the controversial Steele dossier to one side and demonstrates that the FBI had other motives in investigating the Trump campaign. It also shows that Papadopoulos had access to key members of the Trump team.
“They knew it and they did not disclose it to the FBI,” said Kayyem. “The Trump team clearly knew it at this stage and did nothing.”
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WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’
"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.
Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.
"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."
John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police
John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.
It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."
While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."
Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent
The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.
The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.
Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.