Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, on Friday used a hearing with acting attorney general Matt Whitaker to complain about the alleged mistreatment of longtime Trump confidante Roger Stone.
The Republican congressman suggested that someone in the Department of Justice had leaked information to CNN.
“Are you familiar that a CNN reporter was camped outside of Stone’s house when the FBI arrested him?” Collins asked.
“I am aware of that. It was deeply concerning to me how CNN found out about that,” Whitaker said.
Collins added that he was concerned that CNN appeared to have been tipped off about the raid. CNN, however, has explained that it had suspected Stone would be arrested because of court activity their reporters had been closely following.
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Social media responds to Trump’s ‘go back’ tweet with viral hashtags #TrumpIsARacist and #RacistInChief
President Donald Trump began Sunday by saying that four Congresswomen of color should go back to their country of origin before they try to be American officials. The greatest problem is that all of the women are Americans, three of which are naturalized. Both cable news and social media was filled with accusations about Trump's racism, prompting #TrumpIsARacist and #RacistInChief to trend on Twitter across the nation.
Trump employed the "I know you are but what am I" defense, saying that the Democrats are the real racists. It's a strategy he's tried with accusations of "fake news" in the past and it's proven to be successful in feeding his supporters the response lines.
Trump was manipulated into choosing Mike Pence as VP — especially by Kellyanne: new tell-all book
According to the excerpts of the new tell-all book on the administration, President Donald Trump was essentially manipulated by multiple staffers, into picking Mike Pence as his running mate.
Here’s how lies and hypocrisy took over the Republican Party and hit an all-time high
Last week, before Trump’s buffoonish cave on his attempt to hijack the census, Greg Sargent wrote about Attorney General William Barr’s emerging role as Trump’s enabler in undermining the rule of law — first in the census case, then in the challenge to the Affordable Care Act.
The connection between the two is straightforward, according to University of Michigan law professor Nicholas Bagley. “In both, Barr directed his lawyers to make bad-faith arguments, just because Trump said so,” Bagley told Sargent. “That’s a blow to the integrity of the Justice Department and a threat to the rule of law.”