Appearing on CNN on Thursday afternoon – Rep. Madeline Dean (D-PA) – who sits on the House Judiciary Committee made an impassioned plea to her colleagues to open impeachment hearings immediately, saying “enough is enough” after Trump continued to say there was nothing in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report that showed he committed any wrongdoing.
Speaking with host Brianna Keilar, Dean attacked the president and said there was no reason to delay opening hearings because Trump will never comply with the multiple House- issued subpoenas by Democrats attempting to provide oversight.
“I was pleased that he [Mueller] spoke, and what stood out to me was that he chose to speak,” Dean explained. “I believe that if he did not see any Attorney General Barr and all the people around this president, including this president, covering up what actually happened and lying about the contents of this report, that he could have gone quietly into his private life to me speaks volumes.”
Adding, “There is ample evidence that the president obstructed justice. Now Congress, it is up to you,” the lawmaker then went after Trump.
“I’m a member of the Judiciary Committee and I prize that duty and that role to do both substantive legislation but also the important duties of oversight,” she continued. “And so you saw the stonewalling and the obstructing of our oversight capacity by this administration directly by this president and his attorney general and personal counsel.”
“So when lawful subpoenas to Attorney General [William] Barr for documentation and his presence and testimony were stonewalled and ignored, when lawful subpoenas for [ex-White House attorney Don] McGahn’s documents and testimony before our committee were again stonewalled and obstructed, enough is enough,” she insisted.
“I don’t think that we, as the front line in the work of oversight in the Judiciary Committee could just idly sit by and allow lawful subpoena after lawful subpoena ignored and we do have to uphold the rule of law,” she added. “I believe we should open an impeachment inquiry.”
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Gov. Cuomo uses his brother’s coronavirus to explain why people must stop ‘your stupid actions’ and social distance
As part of his press conference Tuesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) noted that his brother, CNN host Chris Cuomo, had tested positive for the coronavirus or COVID-19.
"Now, he is going to be fine," said the governor. "He's young, in good shape, strong -- not as strong as he thinks, but he will be fine. ... I spoke to him this morning and he's going to be quarantined in his basement at home. he's just worried about his daughter and his kids that he hopes he didn't get them infected. You don't really know Chris. You know, you see Chris, he has a show on at night, 9:00 on CNN, but you just see one dimension, right? You see a person in his job and in his job he's combative and he's argumentive and he's pushing people but that's his job. That's really not who he is. He's a really sweet, beautiful guy. And he's my best friend."
CNN’s Chris Cuomo tests positive for COVID-19
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo said Tuesday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus or COVID-19.
Cuomo made the announcement on Twitter, saying that he learned in the past few days he had come in contact with people who tested positive. When he developed a fever and chills, he was tested and turned out to be positive.
Currently, he is self-isolating from his family in his basement, which he said his family doesn't mind.
He intends to continue doing his nightly show from there.
In previous weeks, Cuomo got into a war of words with his brother, who said that their mother should stay with the governor because he comes in contact with fewer people. The elder Cuomo asked Dr. Anthony Fauci who was safer, and the CNN host lost the battle.
Ex-Trump health advisor cornered on CNN for administration’s failure to heed warnings in pandemic briefing book
A former health adviser to Donald Trump was grilled on CNN Tuesday morning over the fact that the current administration was handed a briefing book on possible pandemic scenarios back in 2016 and but did not follow it, with the host emphasizing, "doctors are dying."
Speaking with Poppy Harlow, infectious disease epidemiologist Katy Talento was attempting to make the case that there will be time later to figure out what went wrong with the response to the COVID-19 pandemic under the president's stewardship when the CNN host brought up the briefing book that outlined actions that government could take to stem such an event.