Having failed to clear the president through their intelligence committee investigation, House Republicans are asking for a second special counsel to try to target the enemies of Donald Trump.
CNN’s Jake Tapper hosted Republican Congressman Matt Gaetz of Florida on Tuesday to discuss the push for a second independent counsel.
“What crime are you suggesting might have taken place here?” Tapper asked.
“Well, here we see the potential collection of intelligence on the Trump campaign and we also see the misrepresentation of information before the FISA court which would violate Woods Procedures and something that we would absolutely want to get to the bottom of it and we’ve seen a number of personnel changes at the FBI and the Department of Justice that seem to indicate something is not right,” Gaetz said.
Gaetz and Tapper then tangled over when the investigation of Trump was started. Gaetz made a number of statements that Tapper said the congressman could not reliably make without being on the intelligence committee.
“I have talked to people at the Justice Department who say you keep saying this and you don’t know what you are talking about,” Tapper said.
Gaetz then went after Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein.
“I think Mr. Rod Rosenstein is deeply conflicted and that in many cases he is playing Jeff Sessions and I think Jeff Sessions is functionally set off into a corner at the Justice Department on these critical issues or a legal or factual basis for his recusal and I think it has hurt the country,” Gaetz claimed.
‘There is great distrust of the entire system’: CNN reporter says protesters want the Hennepin attorney to resign
On CNN Wednesday, correspondent Miguel Marquez reported that while Minnesota civil rights activists will approve of the upgraded charges against the police officers involved in the death of George Floyd, they also want accountability for Mike Freeman, the Hennepin County Attorney who initially declined to charge every officer.
"Those protesters will be pleased, absolutely happy to hear these charges have now been brought, but they will want more," said Marquez. "Specifically, they do want the County Attorney, Mike Freeman, the Hennepin County Attorney, who initially had this case and then turned it over to the attorney general, they want him to resign. They're also upset with the governor and his handling of it."
Black students brutalized by Atlanta cops call for ‘total reset in policing’ on CNN
The two black students who were brutalized by police in Atlanta went on CNN Wednesday to demand fundamental change from American police departments.
In an interview on CNN, students Taniyah Pilgrim and Messiah Young, who were pulled out of their car by Atlanta police and tased earlier this week, said that police behavior toward peaceful demonstrators shows exactly why protesters are taking to the streets in the first place.
Even evangelical groups were disgusted by Trump’s Bible stunt: former White House faith adviser
On CNN Tuesday, former Obama White House faith and race adviser Joshua Dubois said President Donald Trump's Bible photo-op in front of the church near the White House could backfire on him with his most critical voting bloc.
"I thought it was farcical. And it is kind of blowing up in his face even in the faith community and communities that support, him like some conservative evangelical communities," said Dubois. "The reason is Jesus stood up for everyday people, including the vulnerable, and didn't believe in false displays of piety, and yesterday President Trump ordered — or was okay with — everyday people being gassed and shot with rubber bullets in order to make his way to a false display of piety."