On Monday, Veteran reporter Carl Bernstein called out the Republican Party for their passive stance in confronting President Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia’s president Vladimir Putin.
During an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Bernstein said that Republicans should be demanding answers from Trump after The New York Times revealed that the FBI opened a secret investigation into Trump’s relationship with Putin in 2017.
“One of the real questions here is, where are the Republican patriots in the Congress of the United States? Why aren’t these Republicans saying, ‘what did the president know?’ and ‘when did he know it?’ ‘Mr. President, you’ve got to come clean to the American public,'” Bernstein said.
He added, “This is obvious. A president of the United States who obviously has been manipulated whether he is, again, half witting, witting, unwitting. Where are the demands that say, ‘Mr. President this is the most serious thing that a chief executive of this country has been accused of in our recent history you need to explain to the American people.'”
“Let’s hear it. We’ve heard none of that,” Bernstein said. “And that to me is the other dimension of this whole story that we need to start hearing from Mitch McConnell. What’s going on, Mr. McConnell?”
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REVEALED: Kayleigh McEnany called Biden a ‘man of the people’ who connects better with the ‘middle class’ than Trump
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany is a loyal mouthpiece for President Donald Trump, both in presidential policy and against his political opponents in the election campaign. She has echoed Trump's attacks on Joe Biden, calling him a "radical socialist" and using monikers like "Sleepy."
But on Monday, CNN unearthed audio of McEnany from 2015 during an interview on New York AM970, in which she offered a very different view.
"I think the Republicans run into a problem if it is Joe Biden and if it is maybe a Trump on the other side," said McEnany. "Because Joe Biden, one of the things he is remarkable at is really kind of being a man of the people and resonating with middle class voters. Feeling like — coming off as human. His gaffes — as much as we make fun of them — to a certain extent they make him look human. So not, since he's likable."
Trump whines that he shouldn’t be blamed for ‘Lock Her Up!’ chants — as his supporters chant it
President Donald J. Trump refuted responsibility for his rally cries of "lock her up" during a campaign stop in Martinsburg, Penn. Monday.
"Lock her up," the crowds chanted. To which Trump replied, "Now [the chants] are happening with [Joe] Biden because that's a crime family, frankly. But every time that happens, when they say, 'lock her up,' they always blame me and I have nothing to do with it."
Watch the video below.
After the crowd chants "lock her up!" for Hillary Clinton, Trump says "now [the chants] are happening with Biden because that's a crime family, frankly. But every time that happens, when they say 'lock her up,' they always blame me & I have nothing to do with it." pic.twitter.com/SjKrfadJIv
‘Segregated South type behavior’: Americans are furious at ‘scared’ Texas’s Gov. Abbott deploying Guard troops to the polls
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced that he is deploying troops to the polls in the state, something that a president can't even due because it can suppress the vote.
“The Texas Army National Guard said Monday it had been ordered to dispatch 1,000 troops to five major cities around the state in conjunction with the Nov. 3 election,” San Antonio Express-News reported on Monday.
It sent people into flames of rage claiming that it was an example of a Republican governor behaving like a segregationist from the 1950s.