Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY) got more than he bargained when he showed up on Fox News armed with nothing more than a few flimsy talking points.
The New York Republican appeared Monday on “Outnumbered,” where the co-hosts caught him completely off-guard by challenging some of his claims about special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Donald Trump’s campaign ties to Russia.
“It’s hard to expect the (Department of Justice) and FBI to investigate themselves,” Zeldin said.
Co-host Harris Faulkner immediately called him out.
“Yeah, but they’re set up to do that, right?” she said.
Zeldin threw out a hunk of red meat in hopes of distracting the Fox News hosts.
“You can’t even compare it to anything else in the history of these agencies where it was this bad,” he said.
Harris declined to take the bait, so Zeldin mounted another campaign to rally the co-hosts to his side.
“You have a special counsel investigating the president for winning the election, without any evidence and any crime,” Zeldin claimed.
Co-host Jessica Tarlov cut him off, and Zeldin’s face fell.
“Congressman, it’s a little more than just now,” Tarlov said. “He’s looking into financial issues, obstruction of justice and collusion — that’s the scope. It’s a three-pronged scope: financial, collusion and obstruction of justice. That’s what’s doing on here. I’m not just investigating the president for winning.”
‘They just fired on us’: Horrifying videos of cops ‘using journalists for target practice’ in Minneapolis
Journalists covering the protests in Minneapolis reported on being targeted by police on Saturday.
Multiple reports -- including live coverage on CNN -- showed police firing rubber bullets at journalists.
It’s open season on the media for the cops in Minneapolis. Evil. https://t.co/ZR3Nnf9ofH
— Nick Stellini (@StelliniTweets) May 31, 2020
About 75% of Trump’s proposed coronavirus capital gains tax cut would go to the top 1% of earners
Trump has repeatedly floated a cut to capital gains taxes, which are taxes paid by investors on profits made when an asset, like stock or real estate, is sold. The capital gains tax rate is already 35% lower than the top income tax rate, and only about 6% of households in the bottom 80% of earners claim any capital gains, meaning the overwhelming majority of benefits would flow to the wealthy.
By undoing Obama’s nursing home regulations, Trump opened the door for the deaths we’re seeing
In an October 2016 edition of the Federal Register, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services published rules and regulations requiring long term care facilities "to develop an Infection Prevention and Control Program that includes an Antibiotic Stewardship Program and designate at least one Infection Preventionist"