Responding to comments made by one of Donald Trump’s attorneys that investigating statements made by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and possibly firing him will lead to a much needed legal “timeout” for the president, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough went on a rant disabusing the attorney of the notion.
Speaking on his own “Jay Sekulow Live” show, the attorney discussed the possibility of major changes at the Justice Department, saying, “I think it’s a review that has to be thorough and complete and a review that has to include an investigation of what has transpired with all of these statements and all of these allegations and basically a timeout on this inquiry.”
The “Morning Joe” host then torched Sekulow for living a fantasy world.
“So let me get this straight,” Scarborough began. “So if you and the man that you work for breach constitutional norms, create a 21st century version of the Saturday Night Massacre, throw basic issues of law and order sky-high over Washington, and if the president commits the single greatest act of obstruction of justice by any chief executive since Richard Nixon’s Saturday Night massacre, you think that should reward you and Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump’s lawyers with a quote ‘timeout?'”
“You see, Jared [Kushner] and Donald thought that if they fired [former FBI Director] Comey they would get a time-out — it didn’t work that way,” Scarborough sarcastically added. “Now let me ask you, Jay, since Donald and Jared got their way and fired James Comey, have they gotten a time-out, or has hell rained down from above on them for that foolish, foolish move that, again, breached constitutional norms against a guy that helped elect Donald Trump, wrote that letter 10 days out, had that press conference that nobody has ever had, the type of politicalized press conference in the history of the Justice Department or the FBI after deciding somebody was not going to be indicted?”
“You’re not going to get a timeout if the president of the United States has his Thursday morning massacre,” he warned. “You’re basically going to be thrust into an even deeper legal hell.”
“So if Donald decides to do that, all I can say is ‘buckle up, Jay, it’s going to get even uglier,'” he concluded.
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Social network for knitting banned Trump talk and white supremacists — making other sites look cowardly
Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers, the website says. It is, however, no longer a place where commentary about President Donald Trump is welcome. While other websites struggle to navigate fake accounts, Russian bots and troll accounts, Ravelry simply drew a line.
"We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry," the social media site posted Sunday.
"This includes support in the form of forum posts, projects, patterns, profiles, and all other content," the post continued. "Note that your project data will never be deleted. We will never delete your Ravelry project data for any reason and if a project needs to be removed from the site, we will make sure that you have access to your data. If you are permanently banned from Ravelry, you will still be able to access any patterns that you purchased. Also, we will make sure that you receive a copy of your data."
‘If we don’t solve this problem it will sink America’: Emotional Pete Buttigieg responds after tense town hall
During a post-town hall press statement, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg said that the police shooting of an unarmed Black man is part of a larger problem and that if it isn't tackled in his lifetime it could bring down the United States.
"Well, what I hope African-Americans watching this is that our city is facing it, not running away from it," Buttigieg said. "This isn't theoretical for us. This isn't something being debated in Washington. It's our problem as it is a problem in so many places. And we are on the front lines of it and we're doing everything we know how and figuring out things we never thought of before to manage it."
‘Get racists off the streets’: South Bend voters shout down Buttigieg over police shooting at fiery town hall
Last week's police-involved shooting left one unarmed Black man dead and South Bend, Indiana residents are demanding answers.
During a town hall with the police chief and Mayor Pete Buttigieg, furious residents demanded action. But one woman, in particular, spoke out about the oppression communities of color face.
"I don't understand how you expect anyone to talk about respect in an oppressed society," she told the city leaders. "What is respect in an oppressed society? How can you blame the victims of last night in an oppressed society?"
She was referencing a shooting that occurred early Sunday at 2 a.m. In a city where people of color feel disrespected and lack equality, being respectful to the citizens and police on both sides of the argument isn't possible, she seemed to argue.