President Donald Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr were slammed on Monday by a former top prosecutor from the Southern District of New York.
During a campaign speech in Pennsylvania, Trump accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Congressional Democrats of treason for investigating his misconduct.
“You reclaimed your destiny, you defended your dignity and you took back your country,” Trump said, showering his supporters in praise.
His speech, however, was interrupted by chants of “lock them up,” which began when he alleged treason.
Trump took a moment to soak it in, stepping back from the lectern and pacing the stage as the chants grew louder.
“We have a great new attorney general who’s going to give it a very fair look,” he promised.
Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Mimi Rocah was appalled by Trump’s speech.
“This is despicable, frightening and yet another attack on the rule of law,” Rocah charged.
“We can’t laugh this off anymore, House Democrats. And if AG Barr had any shred of decency, independence or pride in the DOJ he would denounce this,” she added.
Trump accuses the FBI and Democrats of treason. He then has to pause as his fans chant, “lock them up!”
“We have a great new attorney general who will give it a very fair look,” Trump says. 👀 pic.twitter.com/TNEoVny7pJ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 21, 2019
This is despicable, frightening & yet another attack on the rule of law. We can’t laugh this off anymore @HouseDemocrats. And if AG Barr had any shred of decency, independence or pride in the DOJ he would denounce this. https://t.co/p5z8UxQ0So
— Mimi Rocah (@Mimirocah1) May 21, 2019
GOP’s use of Kanye West to help Trump has been a spectacular flop: CNN host
On CNN Saturday, Michael Smerconish examined rapper Kanye West's presidential campaign — and how the GOP efforts to boost it to siphon voters from former Vice President Joe Biden don't appear to be working.
"Is Kanye West serious about running for president or is it all part of a dark twisted fantasy?" said Smerconish. "NPR has documented how several operatives, some with Trump ties, are actively helping the superstar get on general election ballots in various states. Kanye West officially on the ballot in Vermont, Colorado, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, and has filed recently in Ohio, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Jared Kushner met privately with West in Colorado, where the two par took in a friendly conversation ... the RNC and Trump has denied involvement in West's campaign. but the president isn't exactly discouraging the competition."
Greenland’s ice sheet has melted past the point of no return
Greenland's ice sheet may have shrunk past the point of return, with the ice likely to melt away no matter how quickly the world reduces climate-warming emissions, new research suggests.
Scientists studied data on 234 glaciers across the Arctic territory spanning 34 years through 2018 and found that annual snowfall was no longer enough to replenish glaciers of the snow and ice being lost to summertime melting.
That melting is already causing global seas to rise about a millimeter on average per year. If all of Greenland's ice goes, the water released would push sea levels up by an average of 6 meters -- enough to swamp many coastal cities around the world. This process, however, would take decades.
Trump targets TikTok again with new executive order
US President Donald Trump late Friday lashed out anew at ByteDance, issuing a fresh executive order stating the Chinese internet giant must sell its interest in the Musical.ly app it bought and merged with TikTok.
The order builds on sweeping restrictions issued last week by Trump that TikTok and WeChat end all operations in the US, his latest explosive moves aimed at countering China's rising global power.
ByteDance bought karaoke video app Musical.y from a Chinese rival about three years ago in a deal valued at nearly a billion dollars. It was incorporated into TikTok, which became a global sensation.