Incoming House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) appeared on Fox News Monday to try to wave off the incoming Democratic congressional majority from launching investigations into President Donald Trump next year.
While talking with Fox News’ Bill Hemmer, McCarthy said that he and his colleagues have already done such a thorough job looking into the president’s scandals that no further scrutiny is needed.
“I think America is too great of a nation to have such a small agenda,” he said. “I think there are other problems out there that we should be focused on… we’ve investigated this for a long time, both sides have come up with nothing.”
Even though McCarthy insists that Democrats have “investigated” Trump, their lack of a majority in the House for the past two years prevented them from doing more thorough probes.
For example, Congressional Democrats have said that they plan to unmask the blocked telephone number that records show Trump Jr. called during the time he was arranging the meeting with Russian officials. Given that President Trump reportedly uses a blocked cell phone number, Democrats could prove that Trump Jr. lied under oath if they found that he called his father in the middle of setting up the meeting.
Sources close to the White House have told Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman that they expect Donald Trump Jr. could be indicted for lying about his father’s knowledge of the meeting as soon as this week.
Watch the video below.
McCarthy urges House Dems to not investigate Trump: "I think America is too great of a nation to have such a small agenda. I think there are other problems out there that we should be focused on… we've investigated this for a long time." pic.twitter.com/KIzC0VCQd7
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) December 10, 2018
Man barricaded himself in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s office in Queens
The New York Police Department responded to a Saturday break-in at the Queens office of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by a 27-year-old man.
"The alleged trespasser barricaded himself in the 3rd floor office, hiding in a utility closet until police convinced him to come out," WPIX-TV reports.
"The man was taken to an area hospital for an evaluation. Charges against him are pending," ABC 7 reported.
Trump wants Americans to watch interview where he broke federal law by soliciting foreign election help: ‘Enjoy the show!’
Despite widespread criticism, President Donald Trump on Saturday stood by his comments to George Stephanopoulos -- and hyped an upcoming broadcast of the interview.
"I enjoyed my interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News," Trump claimed.
"So funny to watch the Fake News Media try to dissect and distort every word in as negative a way as possible. It will be aired on Sunday night at 8:00 P.M., and is called, “President Trump: 30 Hours” (which is somewhat misleading in that I personally spent only a small fraction of that time doing interviews. I do have a few other things to do, you know!)," he continued.
Utah Republican is in deep trouble after trying to defend Trump’s breaking of the law
President Donald Trump's poor standing in Utah could cause big electoral problems for one of his loudest defenders in the state.
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) said Trump would be "foolish" if he did not illegally accept election help from foreign adversaries.
On Saturday, Stewart was blasted by former CIA officer Evan McMullin.
McMullin was born in Provo, attended Brigham Young University, is Mormon and a also prominent conservative critic of Trump.
In 2016, McMullin ran against Trump as an Independent and received 21.3 percent of the vote in Utah during the general election. Trump also had problems in Utah during the Republican primary, receiving only 14 percent of the vote.