On Thursday afternoon, Fox News host Shepard Smith expressed shock at the Trump administration’s blatant efforts to undermine the Robert Mueller probe.
The investigation is spearheaded by all Republicans—yet the President continues to insist that they’re biased against him.
“Robert Mueller is a Republican, so is his boss, the deputy attorney general, Rod Rosenstein, Republican. [The] President insists that Mueller’s team is politically biased,” Smith noted.
“Today he tweeted, ‘When and where will all of the many conflicts of interest be listed by the 13 Angry Democrats (plus) working on the Witch Hunt Hoax. There has never been a group of people on a case so biased or conflicted.”
“That’s flat untrue,” Smith said
“This is part of an open and transparent campaign by the president and those around him to discredit the institutions of the nation, to make people disbelieve the media and distrust the law enforcement officers and officers of the court that are investigating him in an attempt to make the people at least some of them not believe the institutions of our nation when later they find out whatever they find out,” the prosecutor said.
“There were no spies in Trump’s campaign of this Fox News can confirm, we have no evidence of any spies. It’s talk,” Smith concluded.
A former prosecutor and current defense attorney explained how the Trump administration’s actions undermine trust in America’s institutions.
“To me, as a leader of a prosecutorial agency, I was thinking what would it be like if the legislature in my state came to me and said, Bob, we want you to open your files on the political corruption cases that you’re handling, give the data, compromise the investigation but believe that Rod Rosenstein says let’s do it.”
Trump is terrified a recession is coming — and he has no plan if it does: report
Economists and analysts overwhelmingly agreed this week that a recession is, if not looming, appearing to be much more likely in the near future than it was before.
But in President Donald Trump's White House, such pessimism is verboten. According to multiple reports, Trump's team has been emphasizing rosier economic numbers and brushing off signs of a coming downturn. Trump even suggested that he "suspects many economists and other forecasters are presenting biased data to thwart his reelection," according to the Washington Post. (Trump previously complained that positive economic reports under President Barack Obama were fake.)
‘Pure baloney’: Conservative busts Trump over his bogus reason for holding off on some China tariffs
Writing for the conservative Bulwark, columnist Andrew Egger called out Donald Trump's reasoning for his decision to hold off on some tariffs he plans to impose on China -- essentially saying the president is backing off because he now realizes he is dead wrong about the impact on American consumers.
On Tuesday the White House announced the postponement of Chinese imports that included cell phones, laptops and video game console that were scheduled to go into effect on September 1 -- bumping the date out until 2 weeks before Christmas.
‘We will have her back’: Jewish constituents rally behind Rashida Tlaib amid Trump attacks
"I can't wait to show my grandmother how I was supported by all of you—it would bring her so much joy," said Tlaib, who attended a rally organized by Jewish activists Friday night.
Dozens of Rep. Rashida Tlaib's Jewish constituents rallied in Detroit Friday evening during Shabbat to show solidarity with their congresswoman as she faces attacks from President Donald Trumpover her refusal to visit Israel under the Netanyahu government's restrictive conditions.