On Monday, CNN’s Chris Cuomo said that the GOP has no reason to be celebrating after Attorney General Bill Barr released his findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
Barr concluded that neither Trump or his campaign conspired with Russia. CNN’s Don Lemon and Chris Cuomo said that they knew that the Mueller report would not be the downfall of Trump.
“If you think at the end of the day this president is going to be led out of the White House in handcuffs and an Orange jumpsuit, then you’re sadly mistaken,” Lemon said. “If you want him out, you got to vote him out.”
“That’s exactly right,” Cuomo said. “Where you get anybody that you don’t like what they did is at the ballot box.”
“The idea of finding criminality to me has always been remote. Look, it could still be found. There are a lot of investigations going on. I just didn’t see the proof of it then, and I haven’t seen enough of the record to see it now,” Cuomo said.
He then said that he wasn’t going to apologize for his reporting on the Mueller report, and said the only reason people are celebrating is that no criminality was found.
“I meant what I said. There ain’t no damn apology coming,” he said. “I got nothing to apologize for. They’re taking a victory lap for not being felons. That’s how low the standard is for behavior right now,” he said.
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Ex-AG Matt Whitaker ‘pretty much acknowledges abuse of power’ in Fox News interview
The former acting Attorney General of the United States argued that presidential abuse of power is not a crime during a Tuesday evening appearance on Fox News.
“Abuse of power is not a crime,” Matt Whitaker told Fox News personality Laura Ingraham.
Tufts University Professor Daniel Drezner was fascinated by the admission.
"Interesting that Whitaker pretty much acknowledges abuse of power but doesn’t think it’s egregious," Drezner noted.
‘Abuse of power is not a crime’: Former acting AG Matt Whitaker makes a brazen claim on Fox News
Former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker told a Fox News audience that it is not a crime for President Donald Trump to abuse the power of his office.
Whitaker made the comments while complaining about "global elitists" during an interview with Laura Ingraham.
"What evidence of a crime do you have?" Whitaker asked, despite Trump, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and defense lawyer Rudy Giuliani all admitting Trump sought foreign election interference to help his struggling re-election campaign.
"Abuse of power is not a crime," the nation's former top law enforcement office argued.
Joe Biden apologizes for ‘partisan lynching’ comments about Bill Clinton’s impeachment
Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday apologized for comments he made saying impeachment could be viewed as a "partisan lynching."
The comments from a 1998 interview were reported after Biden said it was "abhorrent" and "despicable" for President Donald Trump to refer to impeachment as a lynching.
"Even if the President should be impeached, history is going to question whether or not this was just a partisan lynching or whether or not it was something that in fact met the standard, the very high bar, that was set by the founders as to what constituted an impeachable offense," Biden said in 1998.