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!”ADVERTISEMENT
“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
Progressive reformer claims victory in fiercely-contested Queens DA race
Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.
With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.
Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)
New 2020 poll shows Trump trailing all Democrats — some by double-digits
President Donald Trump trails all of his Democratic rivals in hypothetical matchups of the 2020 presidential race, according to the result of a new poll released Tuesday.
The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.
Beto O’Rourke’s ‘war tax’ policy proposal is straight out of ‘Starship Troopers’
Amid an overcrowded Democratic presidential candidate field, it's hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you don't slot easily into the scale that runs from "pro-corporate centrist" to "left-populist." If you're former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke — who falls somewhere in the middle, politically, and somewhere towards the top, looks-wise — you pull a militaristic policy proposal out of your hat that recalls some of the most campy pseudo-fascist sci-fi ever written.