Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace said Friday that Attorney General Bill Barr was clearly protecting President Donald Trump.
Reacting to the attorney general’s latest interview with Fox News host Bill Hemmer, Wallace noted the contrast between Barr and Trump’s previous attorney general, Jeff Sessions.
“What really comes across to me most of all is that for two years Donald Trump sat there and said I don’t have an attorney general. I don’t have somebody out there looking for and protecting my interests. He clearly has that now with Bill Barr,” Wallace said.
“Not saying that Barr isn’t right in everything he says. But he clearly is protecting this president and advocating his point of view on a lot of these issues. I suspect that President Trump, who probably has watched some of this interview himself, is saying finally no Jeff Sessions, Bill Barr instead.”
‘Not Trump — no!’ Regretful voter tells CNN that there’s no way he supports the president again in 2020
A Wisconsin voter who backed President Donald Trump in 2016 told CNN on Monday that there is no way that he's making the same mistake next year.
While appearing on a CNN panel of swing-state voters, Wisconsin resident David Soborowicz was asked whether he planned on voting for former Vice President Joe Biden in 2020. While he hesitated to give Biden his full endorsement, he did emphasize that he would not, under any circumstances, back the president again like he did three years ago.
"Not Trump," he said. "I will not, no."
Pennsylvania swing voter Chuck Howenstein, however, had no inhibitions about saying he would back Biden next year.
Billionaires call on America to adopt wealth tax in new open letter
On Monday, The New York Times reported that 19 mega-wealthy individuals, including financier George Soros, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, and heiresses Abigail Disney and Regan Pritzker, have signed an open letter calling on the federal government to enact a "wealth tax."
"We are writing to call on all candidates for President, whether they are Republicans or Democrats, to support a moderate wealth tax on the fortunes of the richest one-tenth of the richest 1% of Americans — on us," said the letter. "The next dollar of new tax revenue should come from the most financially fortunate, not from middle-income and lower-income Americans."
Donald Trump’s accuser tells CNN about harrowing assault: ‘It was a fight’
In an explosive story published in The Cut Friday, E. Jean Carroll, a former advice columnist, detailed an alleged assault by President Donald Trump in the 1990s. Carroll told two friends at the time -- both of whom confirmed her account to the magazine.
Carroll writes that she ran into Donald Trump at the high-end department store Bergdorf Goodman, and that the president brought her up to the lingerie section -- under the pretext of having her help him pick out a gift -- and sexually penetrated her even though she told him no and tried to fight him off.