On Tuesday, investigative journalist and Donald Trump biographer, David Cay Johnston called out the president for being a “clear and present danger to our liberties.”
In an interview with SiriusXM radio’s Dean Obeidallah, Johnston said that Trump is a “traitor.”
“I believe quite clearly in the political sense that [Trump] is a traitor. What I mean by that is that you cannot commit treason today because under our Constitution you can only do that if Congress has declared war and the last time we were at war was in 1945,” he said.
“But is he traitorous? Yeah, absolutely he’s traitorous and whether he is witting or unwitting is kinda of beside the point. He is pushing the agenda of Vladimir Putin who attacked this country in the 2016 election,” Johnston said.
“One of Putin’s principal goals is to destroy democracy. He knows if he can make people distrust their voting system and the outcomes of elections he wins,” he said. “Any other president would’ve stood to him but not Donald Trump because Trump is a dictator in waiting.”
He added, “He is a clear and present danger to our liberties. And the Republican Senators and Congress members who won’t’ stand to him that should worry us greatly.”
Large fires in Philadelphia — as police scramble to save City Hall
Protests in the City of Brotherly Love resulted in multiple police cares being lit on fire as windows were broken in the town's iconic City Hall.
Anti-police violence protests have erupted across America following the killing of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.
Here are some of the scenes from the Philadelphia protests:
Trump Tower is ‘under siege’ as Chicago Police make arrests to defend the president’s building
Protesters marched on Trump Tower in Chicago on Saturday, as Chicago police in riot gear and on horses defend the president's building.
State police were deployed to the scene to back up local police, who are reportedly arresting protesters.
On video showed protesters taking a knee in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.
Actor John Cusack was among those documenting the protest.
Here are some of the images from the scene:
George Floyd’s brother tears up discussing condolence phone call from Trump: ‘It hurt me’
The brother of George Floyd described the condolence phone call he received from President Donald Trump during a Saturday interview on MSNBC.
Philonise Floyd was interviewed by the Rev. Al Sharpton on "Politics Nation."
While Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with third degree murder, the other three officers involved in the killing remain free.
"They all need to be convicted of first degree murder and given the death penalty," Floyd said.
"What was the conversation with President Trump like?" Sharpton asked.
"It was so fast," Floyd replied.
"He didn't give me an opportunity to even speak. It was hard, I was trying to talk to him, but he just kept like pushing me off, like 'I don't want to hear what you're talking about.' And I just told him I want justice. I said that I couldn't believe they committed a modern-day lynching in broad daylight."