Before the FBI busted accused MAGAbomber Cesar Sayoc, several Fox News personalities suggested that bombs might be a false flag operation conducted by a Democratic operative to rally voters before the midterm elections.
Fox News host Laura Ingraham, among others, laughed about the “Mickey Mouse movie prop” bombs on Thursday night.
On Friday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper had Kirsten Powers on his show to talk about the MAGAbomber. Powers was disgusted by the way Fox, where she used to be a contributor, handled the situation.
“These are people who, at least when I worked there, were very respectable,” she said. “I just can’t imagine them in the past entertaining this sort of thing. Fox has always been conservative-leaning, but this is just completely bonkers. I can’t believe what I just saw.”
Powers said threats were not new to American politics, but that this sort of thing is unprecedented.
“I was a left-of-center person on Fox News, I got a lot of attacks,” she said. “I never dealt with this kind of stuff. So this isn’t even about conservatives, this is about people who support Donald Trump. The people who do it are people who support Donald Trump.”
Ken Cuccinelli defends denying entry to hurricane-struck Bahamians who should be ‘taking care of their own’
Acting U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Ken Cuccinelli insisted on Sunday that Bahamians should help themselves instead of fleeing to the United States after thousands were left homeless by Hurricane Dorian.
During an interview with CBS host Margaret Brennan, Cuccinelli was asked why the Trump administration is making it "harder to flee to this country" for Bahamians who were left homeless by the hurricane.
Cuccinelli, however, argued that the Trump administration is "making it easier" for Bahamians to travel to the U.S.
"The Bahamas is a perfectly legitimate country capable of taking care of their own," the USCIS chief said. "We rushed resources in, whether it was from USAID or the Coast Guard, who were downright heroic."
Kamala Harris blisters Kavanaugh for lying to her during his hearings and calls for him to be impeached
In a blunt tweet issued on Sunday morning, Democratic Presidential contender, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of lying to the U.S. Senate during his confirmation hearings and said he must be impeached.
Following a New York Times report outlining credible allegations against Kavanaugh accusing him of assaulting a fellow college student, Harris said the evidence presented should disqualify him from being on the bench.
"I sat through those hearings. Brett Kavanaugh lied to the U.S. Senate and most importantly to the American people. He was put on the Court through a sham process and his place on the Court is an insult to the pursuit of truth and justice. He must be impeached," she tweeted.
Republicans accused of stifling sexual misconduct claim against Brett Kavanaugh during confirmation
A new report reveals that Deborah Ramirez, a woman who claims Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while she was a student at Yale University, may have had evidence to corroborate her story — but that Republicans created a process which would stifle her account so that Kavanaugh could be confirmed.
This article first appeared in Salon.
Deborah Ramirez, who alleged that she was assaulted by Kavanaugh at a Yale party when she was an underclassman, had her legal team provide the F.B.I. with a list of at least 25 people who could have had evidence to corroborate her story, but the bureau ultimately interviewed none of them, according to The New York Times. The publication also learned that many of the individuals who could have corroborated Ramirez's story attempted to reach the F.B.I. on their own but were unable to do so.