Appearing on CNN with host Wolf Blitzer, a Connecticut Democrat who sits on the House Intelligence Committee blasted Attorney General William Barr for going along with Donald Trump’s desire to investigate Justice Department officials and members of the intelligence committee for looking into Trump’s campaign and administration.
Addressing Trump giving the go-ahead to open the investigation — possibly exposing CIA agents and contacts in Russia and elsewhere — Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) was livid when discussing what Barr was agreeing to.
“It sort of doesn’t matter what the president says, because the president could not be more wrong,” Himes argued. “Not a single allegation that the president has made has been sustained in this area. Again, the Department of Justice Inspector General report says that the FBI was not motivated by politics.”
“So facts are not in any way, shape, or form this president’s friend,” he continued. “But I do worry about the fact that somebody who has clearly identified themselves as on the president’s team, that’s Bill Barr, the Attorney General, will selectively pick and choose things that make the president look good and it will be done at the expense of our ability to gather secrets around the world that are important to keeping Americans safe.”
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‘You’re scaring the children’: Nancy Pelosi says she got in Trump’s face with terms he can understand
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) revealed on Monday that she told President Donald Trump that he is "scaring children" with his family separation policy at the border.
"Children are scared," she recalled telling him. "You're scaring the children of America, not just in those families, but their neighbors and communities."
"You're scaring the children," Pelosi repeated. "Now we have to continue to keep that pressure on [the president] to remove all doubt that we in our country respect people for their dignity and worth."
"Families belong together," the Speaker concluded.
CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin schools Kellyanne Conway for clinging to her White House job despite violating federal rules
The Hatch Act prohibits federal employees from engaging in partisan attacks that can be construed as campaign-related. In June, the Office of Special Counsel (OSC), a government watchdog group, found that Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway violated the law by “disparaging Democratic presidential candidates while speaking in her official capacity during television interviews and on social media." They called on President Donald Trump to fire Conway.
“Ms. Conway’s violations, if left unpunished, would send a message to all federal employees that they need not abide by the Hatch Act’s restrictions. Her actions thus erode the principal foundation of our democratic system—the rule of law,” the OSC said in a statement.
‘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.