On Tuesday afternoon’s episode of CNN’s the Lead with Jake Tapper, Symone Sanders, Bernie Sander’s former press secretary, blasted the idea that Donald Trump was the victim of a “deep state” conspiracy by the FBI.
Sanders recalled that the 2016 news cycle was bursting with stories about Hillary Clinton’s email servers—yet almost nobody knew that Trump was under investigation the whole time.
“We knew about the Hillary Clinton investigation and about the laptop and we know then director Comey trotted out there knowing that Hillary was nefarious and irresponsible … but we didn’t know about Donald Trump,” Sanders pointed out.
“So if there was such a deep state bias in the FBI hell bent on taking down Donald Trump, why don’t we know about the investigation?” she said.
Sanders then pointed out that there are groups of Americans unfairly targeted by the FBI, chief among them black activists up to and including the Black Lives Matter movement.
“So the FBI clearly has some very nefarious feelings about many people in this country but does that mean there is a deep state conspiracy to take down Donald Trump? No.”
Rick Santorum blasted by CNN’s Begala for blatant lie in effort to defend Trump
Former GOP Senator Rick Santorum ran into some major pushback on CNN on Sunday morning as he tried to dismiss the Donald Trump articles of impeachment headed to a full House vote by saying there was a stronger case against former President Bill Clinton.
Sitting on a "State of the Union" panel with host Jake Tapper, the conservative CNN contributor addressed the charges against the president by saying, "There are two issues. The one I have the most problem with is the second article."
"Obstruction of Congress," Tapper helpfully added.
"If you don't comply you could be impeached and every president will be impeached if they say we'll not give you what you asked for," Santorum claimed. "And I think that is reckless on the part of Democrats and would be stunned if more Democrats don't vote against that than the first one."
Tapper interview with Rand Paul goes off the rails after lawmaker cornered over Trump administration corruption
A "State of the Union" interview with Sen Rand Paul (R-KY) on Sunday morning turned into a struggle for CNN host Jake Tapper to get the combative senator to answer a simple question over whether Donald Trump truly cares about corruption since multiple aides to the president have been convicted of felonies while working for him.
Tapper pressed Paul about the president looking for dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter in a phone call with Ukraine's president, asking, "So you're saying that you think that President Trump was actually doing this because he was combatting corruption?"
WATCH: Town hall crowd explodes into applause as New Jersey lawmaker announces he will vote for Trump impeachment
On Sunday morning CNN aired a clip of Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) announcing before a town hall crowd on Saturday that he will vote for the impeachment of Donald Trump -- causing some of the audience members to explode into applause over his decision.
In the clip, the lawmaker explains, "Based on the evidence I have seen in the depositions, the hearings and the documents I've seen, I believe on the two counts of impeachment that the vote that has been put before us, that the vote should be yes, and I will be voting yes."
With that, the crowd burst into cheers with some leaping from their seats.