President Donald Trump on Monday insisted that no one in his administration disobeys his orders — despite the fact that multiple aides testified under oath that they routinely disobeyed or ignored his commands.
When asked by CNN’s Kaitlan Collins on Monday about documented instances in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in which the president’s own officials did not carry out his directives, Trump simply replied, “Nobody disobeys my orders.”
However, former White House counsel Don McGahn told Mueller that he refused to comply with the president’s order to terminate the special counsel — and then refused his order to retract his testimony saying he’d been ordered to fire Mueller.
Additionally, longtime Trump ally Corey Lewandowski admitted that he did not carry out the president’s plan to tell former Attorney General Jeff Sessions to un-recuse himself from overseeing the Mueller probe, and former FBI Director James Comey told Mueller that he refused the president’s request to end the FBI’s investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn.
Watch the video of Trump below.
Asked by CNN’s @kaitlancollins whether he worries about staff disobeying his orders as depicted in the Mueller report, President Donald Trump says emphatically, “Nobody disobeys my orders.” pic.twitter.com/10IjPkFGIL
— Betsy Klein (@betsy_klein) April 22, 2019
‘Hit her! Hit her!’ Indianapolis cops batter black protester with batons and pepper bullets
Indianapolis police officers are under investigation for beating a black woman with batons and shooting her at close range with pepper balls during protests against police brutality.
In a widely circulated video clip, officers can be seen repeatedly battering the woman with batons and firing less-lethal weapons as she stands still Sunday afternoon at the corner of North Pennsylvania and East Washington streets, reported the Indianapolis Star.
Cheerleader barred from the University of Tennessee after racist Snapchat post surfaces
A prospective incoming freshman to the University of Tennessee and member of the cheer-leading team has been informed that she will no longer be allowed to attend the university, thank to racist comments she made on social media, WVLT reports.
"On Wednesday, following a racist video and photo surfacing on social media, Athletics made the decision not to allow a prospective student to join the Spirit Program. She will not be attending the university this fall," a tweet from the University read.
France’s Versailles to re-open Saturday after COVID-19 lockdown ease
France's sumptuous Palace of Versailles, built in the 17th century by the "Sun King" Louis XIV, throws its doors open to the public again on Saturday but with little certainty over when tourists will return as lockdown curbs are slowly eased.
Workers on Friday dusted the Hall of Mirrors and polished its gilded statues ahead of the reopening, which will see visitors required to wear face masks and follow a one-way route through the opulent 2,300-room complex.