An MSNBC legal analyst outlined the hypocrisy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation during a panel discussion about President Donald Trump’s kids.
“My kids cannot buy a pack of Skittles in this country without having — with the blase attitude that Ivanka Trump walks around this Earth with,” Above the Law editor Elie Mystal told a panel on AM Joy Saturday. “I do not understand.”
Mystal was stunned that the Trump kids still have not been indicted, or even investigated, by the special counsel.
“I don’t understand how we’ve investigated these people for 22 months and nobody has asked these children a question?” the legal expert mused.
It’s hypocritical, Mystal suggested, the way “criminal justice is applied to everybody else in this country” but not, apparently, to Donald Trump and his family.
“When you are the top head of an organization, people understand that, if they squeeze your children, that is a way to get you to tell the truth,” he said. “And they put no, as far as I can tell, no pressure on these children.”
Jon Stewart’s journey from satirist to political advocate is no laughing matter
When Jon Stewart quit the Daily Show, the satirical news and comedy show he hosted for 16 years until August 2015, he explained to his replacement, Trevor Noah, that he was tired – and angry at the state of politics and political discourse in the US. As Noah reported:
He said ‘I’m leaving because I’m tired.’ And he said, ‘I’m tired of being angry.’ And he said, ’I’m angry all the time. I don’t find any of this funny. I do not know how to make it funny right now, and I don’t think the host of the show, I don’t think the show deserves a host who does not feel that it is funny.‘
Record plunge in manufacturing for New York region: NY Fed
Manufacturing activity in New York State took a record dive this month and fell into contraction, suddenly reversing recent gains, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported Monday.
The surprising drop was another worrying sign for the US manufacturing sector, a day ahead of the start of a Federal Reserve meeting that comes as markets clamor for signs the central bank will cut interest rates soon to preserve economic growth.
Manufacturing has been a weak spot for the American economy this year as global demand slows and President Donald Trump pursues a multi-front trade war with some of America's largest trading partners.
Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi collapses and dies in court, state TV says
Mohammed Morsi, the former Egyptian president who was ousted by the military in 2013, has died after collapsing in court, state TV said on Monday.
Egypt's public broadcaster said the 67-year-old former president was attending a session in his trial on espionage charges when he blacked out and then died. His body was taken to a hospital, it said.
Morsi, who hailed from Egypt's largest Islamist group, the now outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, was elected president in 2012 in the country's first free elections following the ouster the year before of longtime leader Hosni Mubarak.