Conservative commentator Carrie Sheffield had a difficult time going up against former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks when it came to the allegations those associated with Donald Trump face.
Sheffield began by saying that Paul Manafort wasn’t really that involved in the president’s 2016 campaign. Indeed, Manafort was the chairman of the entire campaign and he had a huge influence on the Republican convention.
“So, you’re saying that exploiting the president’s political novice –” MSNBC host Al Sharpton said before being cut off.
“She’s saying he is not qualified to be president and should not have been president,” comedian Pete Dominick cut in.
She explained that Trump clearly didn’t attract the ‘A Team’ of polished political talent.
“He picked the worst people!” Dominick chuckled.
“People like yourself and the establishment did not want him in office,” Sheffield said. “But the American people at the end of the day chose him.”
Often, Trump supporters forget that America did not choose him. Indeed, 3 million more Americans voted for the non-Trump option.
Sharpton ultimately cut away from the back and forth to Wine-Banks.
“All I can say is, listening to the screaming that’s going on –” she began before Sheffield cut her off.
“I keep getting interrupted,” Sheffield interrupted Wine-Banks to whine.
“Someone hasn’t read the Manafort sentencing document, because it does link Russia to Manafort,” Wine-Banks said. “Manafort, during the time that he was the campaign chair, was in collusion with the Russians. And so that links. And I think we have to really stop and take a look. I think, regardless of what the outcome of the Mueller investigation, if it were to say that we can’t indict because the Department of Justice rules don’t let us indict, but here are the facts, or it could say there are no facts that link the president. Either way, we need to know what the conclusion is. And we can get that. As Americans, we should be entitled to it. I think Congress has a role to play in doing this. And that there is plenty of evidence that links too many of Donald Trump’s closest allies to Russia. Why all the lies? Keep asking yourself that. If there is no collusion, why is everyone lying about the meetings with Russia? There’s a reason.”
Jared Kushner whines: ‘I don’t think it’s a fair question’ to ask about dead family in the Rio Grande
In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner complained it was not "fair" to ask why the Trump administration isn't able to protect the lives of migrant families — even though he is supposedly the Trump administration's point man for immigration reform.
"You've also been tasked by the president to work on immigration," said Blitzer. "I'm sure you've seen the horrific photo of the father and 23-month-old daughter who drowned crossing the Rio Grande. And you've heard about the truly deplorable conditions for migrant children, that kids don't have toothpaste, soap, toddlers don't have diapers. You're a father, you're a man of faith. Why isn't the Trump Administration doing more to protect the lives of kids?"
Trump supporters shout down Hillary Clinton in Miami ahead of debate — even though she’s not there
Supporters of President Donald Trump held a small rally outside of the Miami, Florida debate site, where they seemed to be confused about who was running in 2020.
According to NBC News reporter Allan Smith, the supporters had a megaphone where they were shouting "Lock her up!"
A few Trump supporters outside the debate hall in Miami chanting "lock her up" into a megaphone
— Allan Smith (@akarl_smith) June 26, 2019
With new ‘imposed contract,’ Trump’s EPA tries to neuter worker rights
Agency announces new collective bargaining agreement—which was not agreed upon
The Trump administration continued its attacks on federal workers this week with a new "agreement" that would kneecap the power of unions representing EPA employees.
The development, as watchdog group Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) noted Wednesday, is a new "Master Collective Bargaining Agreement" between the federal agency and the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE). Far from an agreement, said PEER, the document is really an "edict."