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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Soledad O’Brien scorches media for failures covering Trump: ‘Quoting lies is a bad strategy!’
Former CNN host Soledad O'Brien this week gave a scorching rebuke to what she says have been failures by the media in covering President Donald Trump.
In an interview with the Daily Beast, O'Brien argues that the American press simply isn't equipped to handle Trump's rampant and record-breaking dishonesty.
"What drives me more nutty than the president -- who I think is obviously a terrible human being in a lot of ways -- is the way in which the media does not know how to handle him,” she said. “Quoting people who are saying lies is a really bad strategy. When President Trump says the moon is made of cheese, well, it’s not."
Trump impeachment accelerates as the House prepares for 8 witnesses in 3 days this week
Last week saw several crucial developments in the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, including the public testimony of diplomats William Taylor, George Kent, and Marie Yovanovitch, and the private testimony of State Department official David Holmes.
But as Sam Brodey wrote for The Daily Beast, this week's schedule could be even more consequential, with eight witnesses scheduled to testify in a three-day period.
"Set to testify are several witnesses with firsthand knowledge of Trump’s July 25 call with President Zelensky, and their accounts will test Republicans’ central defense that the impeachment case is based on hearsay," wrote Brodey. "The public will also hear from several officials who are poised to fill in key gaps in the story of exactly how and why security aid to Ukraine was held up as Trump sought to secure promises from the new government."
MSNBC’s Morning Joe laughs out loud at Fox News praise for Trump’s ‘superman’ energy: ‘He does one or two things a day, tops’
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough tried to unravel President Donald Trump's mysterious hospital visit over the weekend, which the White House insists was the beginning of his annual physical.
The "Morning Joe" host laughed out loud at a clip of White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham and Fox News host Jeanine Pirro praising the president's "superman" energy after the surprise hospital visit.
"Who was it, was it (Treasury Secretary Steve) Mnuchin who praised his perfect genes?" Scarborough said. "Was it Steve Mnuchin who said had he superhuman genes? And they said he would live to be 200 if he ate better?"