Josh Earnest, President Barack Obama’s former press secretary, lashed out at President Donald Trump and House Republicans for planning to release a memo which the FBI has condemned as dangerous and misleading.
“This is an outrage!” Earnest told MSNBC’s Chris Jansing on Wednesday. “And this is government by conspiracy theory, that right now what you have is, is you have the White House conspiring with a Republican stooge on Capitol Hill, Devin Nunes, to try to drum up some evidence of a conspiracy inside the Department of Justice against Donald Trump.”
“There’s no evidence for that,” he added. “So, what they literally have to do is, they’re making it up. And that’s why you’re seeing the FBI indicate that there are egregious omissions of fact that actually give people a mistaken impression of about the work the FBI has been doing.”
Earnest concluded: “That is all that’s happening here. And it is unthinkable that something like that would have happened in the Obama White House. But also, let’s be clear about this, it’s also unthinkable that something like that would have happened in the Bush White House. This is not normal.”
Watch the video below from MSNBC.
Journalist explains the horrifying ‘scale of the disaster Trump has wrought’ in the Middle East — and worldwide
On Monday, British journalist Edward Luce laid out the chilling likely consequences of President Donald Trump's abandonment of Kurdish allies in Syria — and how the decision threatens to destroy America's ability to steer world diplomacy:
Worth emphasising the scale of the disaster Trump has wrought in the week since his call with Erdogan. 1. Revived Isis. 2. Cemented Assad’s grip on Syria. 3. Handed Russia yet another geopolitical windfall. 4. Betrayed the Kurds. 5. Immeasurably harmed US power. Thread 1.
— Edward Luce (@EdwardGLuce) October 14, 2019
WATCH: Teacher flies into a racist rage after a fender-bender and hurls the N-word at a black parent
A Pennsylvania middle school teacher has been put on administrative leave without pay after she was caught on video calling a black man the N-word after a fender-bender in a school parking lot, WNEP reports.
The teacher, whose name has not been released, has reportedly been a teacher at Drexel Hill Middle School since 2008. She can also be heard making homophobic remarks in the video as well.
The video apparently begins just after the accident, and the teacher can be heard saying the man is “probably on welfare,” to which the man replies, “Not even a little bit. Six figures a year, ma’am.”
A historian explains why Trump’s anti-Semitism is uniquely bad
In August, Donald Trump tweeted that Jewish Americans who vote for a Democrat are guilty of ignorance or “great disloyalty: “I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.” Many commentators wrote that this assertion echoed the anti-Semitic trope that Jewish Americans have “dual loyalty” to Israel.
Donald Trump is certainly not the first president tainted by anti-Semitic feelings, but as is often the case with Trump, he goes further in a manner and direction distinctively different from his predecessors.