White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday argued that Congress should end its investigations into President Donald Trump because special counsel Robert Mueller declined to indict him.
Conway made the remarks while speaking to reporters outside the White House.
“The president isn’t saying they don’t have the right [to investigate],” Conway explained, sounding annoyed. “The president is saying that the Mueller report is the definitive, conclusive non-partisan investigation that was funded by taxpayers.”
“So what else is there to know?” she continued. “And what else is there to see? And we all know if director Mueller and his investigators wanted to or felt that it was right to indict, they would have done that.”
When a reporter noted that Mueller had left Trump’s punishment to Congress, Conway disagreed.
“That’s your interpretation of it,” she snapped. “He had every opportunity to indict and declined to indict. Investigators investigate and they decide to indict, they refer indictment or they decline indictment. That’s the way the process works.”
In fact, Mueller’s team was barred from indicting the president by Justice Department policies.
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.@KellyannePolls: “The Mueller investigation was meant to be the definitive investigation. So what else is there to know & what else is there to see? What we all know if Director Mueller and his investigators wanted to or felt it was right to in indict they would have done that.” pic.twitter.com/NFoj5FstII
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High school wrestling coach posted photo that mocked George Floyd’s death — but insists ‘I’m not a racist’
A high school wrestling coach in the town of Spanaway, Washington drew criticism this week after he wrote a Facebook post that mocked the death of George Floyd and defended the police officers involved in the tragedy.
Local news station KOMO reports that wrestling coach Dave Hollenbeck this week posted a photo of himself smiling and giving a thumbs-up signal while another person put their knee on the back of his neck -- a clear reference to the video showing a police officer with his knee on George Floyd's neck shortly before he died.
Central Park incident just one more example of white women using their status to terrorize black men: NYT’s Charles Blow
Amy Cooper is just the latest example of white women using their privilege and femininity to terrorize black men, according to a new column from Charles Blow.
The New York Times columnist explains that a video recording of an incident involving Cooper, an investment manager, and Christian Cooper, a science editor, has a long and shameful historical precedent.
"This racial street theater against black people is an endemic, primal feature of the Republic," Blow write. "Specifically, I am enraged by white women weaponizing racial anxiety, using their white femininity to activate systems of white terror against black men. This has long been a power white women realized they had and that they exerted."
New Zealand epidemiologist: ‘We look at Trump’s behavior and we’re horrified’
To learn how New Zealand has largely eliminated COVID-19, we continue our extended interview with Michael Baker, an epidemiologist who is a member of the New Zealand Ministry of Health’s Technical Advisory Group and advising the government on its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He describes how the country’s response compares to the government actions in the United States and worldwide.
This is a rush transcript. Copy may not be in its final form.
AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The Quarantine Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Juan González, as we bring you Part 2 of our discussion of New Zealand.