Florida Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz said Monday that President Donald Trump needed a chief of staff who could protect him from law enforcement and the left.
During an interview on Fox News about former FBI Director James Comey, Gaetz touted ultra-conservative Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) for the White House job.
“Comey viewed the job of the FBI director as something very different than it’s called. He thought it was appropriate to become a political hack to influence the media, to create these leaks and perception around their activity and really we want an FBI that investigates the facts and then provides information to the Department of Justice,” Gaetz told Fox News host Bill Hemmer.
“We don’t want it to be an epicenter of political activity and now Comey is absolutely on the trail. You saw him yesterday. I think he will be very involved in the reelection campaign in 2020,” Gaetz said.
“It’s one of the reasons I think President Trump needs to pick Mark Meadows to be chief of staff. He understands the facts and timeline and will make sure the White House is prepared to go toe-to-toe with a politically engaged James Comey.”
“Mark spends a lot of time at the White House already,” Gaetz added. “I think it would be pretty seamless, and it would be a big mistake to bring someone in as chief of staff who is a good manager but who hasn’t lived the timeline and the facts and the details the way Meadows has. He will be able to deploy countermeasures to protect the institution of the presidency against what I believe is a very illegitimate attack from the left and from elements of the FBI and the Department of Justice.”
New biographer claims she knows how Kim Jong Un will die
A new biography about Kim Jong Un by Anna Fifield is uncovering many of the unique moments in the childhood of the North Korean dictator. But one piece that isn't included in the book is her prediction for how the leader will die.
In a CNN interview with Brian Todd, Fifield explained that Kim's chain-smoking, drinking and consumption of rich and fatty foods would likely be his undoing. She doesn't anticipate he'll ever have a coup d'etat, but he could probably have a heart attack.
Other shocking observations she made include that Kim's parents had to bring in children so that he would have someone to play with him, effectively meaning his "friends" were paid for.
Black Republican: Cops ‘treat their dogs better than they treat us’
Black Republican political commentator Shermichael Singleton was part of a panel discussing the Phoenix police department that violently arrested the parents of a little girl who walked out of a dollar store with a doll.
The incident occurred months ago, but only now the footage is being released by police, revealing the way the family was treated.
Democratic strategist Joel Payne seemed appalled at the police in the video and the mark that likely left on the children who experienced it.
"I think about that young man talking about his child, and this is their first interaction with police," he said, noting Father's Day. "And that is the life, that's the life lesson that that child is being taught is that in that moment, that police officer was trying to hurt her and to hurt her parents. That's unacceptable."
US attacks Russia’s power grid — but Trump was kept in the dark about it
The New York Times is reporting that the United States is cyber attacking Russia's electric power grid and other targets—and that President Donald Trump is being kept out of the loop.
"The American strategy has shifted more toward offense, officials say, with the placement of potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system at a depth and with an aggressiveness that had never been tried before."
Trump has not been briefed on the operation because of “the possibility that he might countermand it or discuss it with foreign officials.”