CNN’s John King said Thursday that if Attorney General Bill Barr’s testimony to the Senate was an attempt to protect President Donald Trump, it had backfired badly, only strengthening the “public case” for Robert Mueller to testify before Congress.
King opened with footage of Barr telling Senator Pat Leahy (D-VT) that special counsel Robert Mueller “never sought” more than Trump’s written responses, and then turned back to the panel for a fact check.
“This is what the Mueller report says, and this is what the attorney general is allegedly testifying about, the actual Mueller report,” King said, and began reading from the report. “‘This office sought for more than a year to interview the president on topics relevant to both Russian interference and obstruction of justice. Recognizing that the president would not be interviewed voluntarily we considered whether to have a subpoena for his testimony.”
“Apples and Oranges, A and Z,” he concluded. “This is why Democrats say we can’t trust what you’re telling us.”
The question about why the president didn’t get interviewed is probably a better one for Mueller than it is for Barr,” replied Michael Bender, White House reporter for the Wall Street Journal.
“Sorry to interrupt, but you make a very important point there,” King interjected. “Barr’s testimony has increased not only Democrats’ desire, but the public case for Mueller to have to answer questions now.”
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Pelosi slaps Trump with a backhanded compliment: ‘He’s a great distractor — that’s what this is about’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of making a racist attack on four U.S. congresswomen to distract from failures in his administration.
At a press conference, Pelosi told the reporters that lawmakers were "gentle" in condemning only Trump's tweets as "racist" in a recent vote.
"We weren't saying he is racist," she explained. "We were saying that the words that he used were racist."
"We all know the argument that could be made against us in terms of our philosophy, in terms of our priorities and the rest," Pelosi said. "And the president knows there are arguments that could be made against him and, therefore, he wants to distract from them."
‘You have to think about it?’ Kris Kobach goes down in epic flames when CNN’s Cuomo asks if he’d vote for a racist
Kris Kobach went down in flames going up against CNN host Chris Cuomo on Tuesday, as the Kansas Republican attempted to "explain" what President Donald Trump "really said" about the four congresswomen of color he attacked Sunday.
Cuomo read Trump's quotes aloud asking if they were racist.
"Now you're editorializing it," Kobach said. "The problem with Twitter, it's 140 characters and since it's so vague--"
As a point of fact, Trump used three tweets to say what he said about the women, not editing it down to 280 characters.
"He said the words," Cuomo fact-checked.
CNN blasted for giving a platform to white supremacist Richard Spencer to defend Trump’s racism
CNN was highly criticized on Monday for interviewing Richard Spencer, an avowed white supremacist who took part in the fatal "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"CNN interviewed white supremacist Richard Spencer during a Tuesday segment on President Donald Trump’s racist tweets, in another example of a news outlet inadvertently giving a large platform to white supremacists," The Daily Beast reported.