The Washington Post‘s Robert Costa told MSNBC Wednesday that Democrats were “stunned” by Robert Mueller’s letter calling out Attorney General William Barr for mischaracterizing the findings of the Russia probe — and said that “privately” they were considering all avenues of redress, including impeachment.
“What I’m hearing is that Democrats are stunned by what they saw in the Mueller letter, it’s something they were not aware of,” said Costa. “Are they calling for his impeachment yet? No. But privately and now some publicly some senators, top Democrats in the party, are saying we can’t rule out anything at this point.”
“They have to hear from the attorney general,” he went on. “They don’t just want to hear answers about how he handled the report, they want reassurances about his conduct about his integrity. Expect this to be a very tough hearing.”
Costa added that politics was a consideration as well.
“Some of the people sitting up there, they’re running for the White House and have to impress their party,” he noted. “They know tough shots are sometimes the way to do so.”
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Criminal sexual assault charges against Kevin Spacey dropped
The criminal sexual assault charges against actor Kevin Spacey have been dropped in a case filed by a Massachusetts district attorney. The case involved an 18-year old young man who alleged Spacey groped him in a bar in Nantucket.
"During a July 8 court hearing, the accuser decided to invoke the Fifth Amendment after being pressed by Spacey's attorney about a missing cellphone containing messages that may be relevant to the case," ABC affiliate WCVB reports.
France defiant on plans to impose ‘Gafa’ tax on tech giants
France on Wednesday said it would push ahead with its law to tax tech giants that has sparked a row with the United States, saying that an international accord was the only way to solve the dispute.
French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire met US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on the sidelines of the meeting of finance ministers from the world's seven most developed economies in Chantilly outside Paris.
‘I’ve had it!’ MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch goes on epic rant telling white people ‘if you vote for Trump — you own it’
In an epic rant on MSNBC Wednesday, political commentator Donny Deutsch went off telling white people that they need to wake up and prove they're not racists.
"Enough is enough!" he began, looking directly into the camera. "I want to talk to the white people out there, okay. I want to talk to wealthy white people because I’ve had it. I’ve had discussions, when I talk to friends, people I know, [who say] 'It’s good for the economy. It’s good for the economy.' No, it's time."
He explained that if someone is working-class and they believe Trump will get them a job, they at least have an excuse.