During an interview with Fox News, President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani compared Robert Mueller’s investigations to lynch mobs.
MSNBC contributor Joyce Vance, former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, said that the comments were “deeply offensive.”
“It’s incredibly disturbing to hear him say that. I live in Alabama and not too many weeks ago a memorial to victims of lynchings occurred down here,” she said during an interview with MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. For Rudy Giuliani to compare what Robert Mueller’s team of experienced prosecutors and investigators, from whom we haven’t heard a single peep or a leak in this entire run of an investigation, for him to compare those people to lynching mobs in the deep south during Jim Crow era is deeply offensive.”
Ex-prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks also called out Giuliani for lying about his position and claiming that President Trump can only be investigated by other Republicans.
“Of course, that isn’t true. Richard Nixon was a Republican president investigated by Democrats. But Donald Trump is a Republican president being investigated by a Republican. Mueller is a Republican.. I can say for sure that for the professionals in the Department Of Justice the party affiliations have nothing to do with how they will investigate. It has to do with the facts,” Wine-Banks said.
She also said that Giuliani is following a destructive path led by Roseanne Barr and President Trump.
“I think he’s taking too many lessons from Roseanne Barr and Donald Trump in his language, and it’s unforgivable for a lawyer representing the president to speak that way, Wine-Banks said. “I think it’s time for Rudy to zip up and stop talking because he’s making things worse for the president, he’s not helping him.”
‘Go look at President Trump’s Twitter’: Portland right-wing rally organizer claims ‘mission success’
The organizer of a far-right rally in Portland, Oregon claimed the event was a "success" after President Donald Trump attacked Portlandiers protesting the group.
"A confluence of protesters on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum merged on Portland’s waterfront Saturday in a tense but relatively uneventful face-off that brought national attention, including a tweet in the hours before the protest by President Trump decrying the city’s signature anti-fascist movement," the Oregonian reported Saturday.
When a similar right-wing rally in Charlottesville, Virginia killed Heather Heyer, Trump argued there were "fine people" on both sides of the "Unite the Right" rally.
Why was Jeffrey Epstein buying size 5 women’s panties — while in jail?
The Miami Herald has another bombshell report on Jeffrey Epstein, who died in a Manhattan jail while waiting to stand trial on federal sex crimes charges.
"A decade ago, during a brief stint in Palm Beach County Jail, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein made an odd purchase at the facility’s store: two pairs of small women’s panties, size 5," the Herald reported Saturday night.
The newspaper noted, "the panties raise questions about why a childless male inmate, accused of sexually abusing girls as young as 14, would be allowed to buy female undergarments so small that they wouldn’t fit an average-sized adult woman."
White nationalist Republican ridiculed after only 2 people show up for his town hall meeting
Embattled Rep. Steve King (R-IA) suffered further humiliation on Saturday when only two people showed up for his town hall meeting with Iowa constituents.
King, who was stripped of all committee assignments for his white nationalism, was been an embarrassment for Republicans with his constant racism and misogyny.
A photo of the town hall meeting was posted on Twitter by Reuters photo editor Corinne Perkins.
Rep. King was quickly mocked in the comments.
Here's some of what people were saying: