Republican strategist Rick Tyler cracked wise on MSNBC Monday, saying he expected attorney general Bill Barr to redact so much of the Mueller report that he was going to invest in ink.
“Rick, I am guessing we’re all excited for transparency, but you watched Bill Barr last week,” said host Stephanie Ruhle, setting up the segment. “Do you have any sense of confidence or optimism we are going to get that transparency?”
“No, I just made a note to buy ink stock,” joked Tyler.
The Mueller report is “tantamount to an oppo research document,” Tyler went on. “There’s nothing in it that’s good for the president, it’s bad.”
“The president knows this,” he added pointing to Trump’s early morning rant on Twitter. “He goes on to say, ‘investigate the investigators.’ What does that mean? We’re going to investigate the people who just exonerated you? This doesn’t make any sense.”
“The only way to investigate it is to release the report. Let Congress and the American people decide how the president behaved,” Tyler continued. “It may not rise to a criminal conspiracy but impeachment is not based on political conspiracy or legal standards, it’s based on what members of Congress think he did.”
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LISTEN: Mourners sing ‘Amazing Grace’ outside the Supreme Court to celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Heartwarming videos were shared on social media on Friday night showing the spontaneous gathering at the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The large crowd, with many people wearing masks, sang the hymn "Amazing Grace."
Here are some of the videos of the scene:
A moving moments as dozens join in to sing “Amazing Grace” on the steps of the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/NGZyZi4YR4
— Mike Balsamo (@MikeBalsamo1) September 19, 2020
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WATCH: Trump reveals how he can manipulate Democrats to help him put Ted Cruz on the Supreme Court
President Donald Trump spoke about his plans for the Supreme Court during a Friday night campaign rally in Bemidji, Minnesota.
Trump took the stage before news was announced that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died and appeared to not know of the Supreme Court vacancy.
Trump explained to his audience why he had put Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) on his shortlist for a Supreme Court nomination.
“I said, you know, I have to have someone that we’re going sure we get approved and the only one I could think of is Ted, because he’s going to get 50 Republican votes and he’s going to get 50 Democrat votes — they’ll do anything to get him out of the Senate," Trump said.