MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough ripped Attorney General William Barr and the White House for “breaking the law” — and laughing about it.
The attorney general crossed paths with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi during the National Peace Officers Memorial Day event, and Barr jokingly asked if she brought handcuffs, in reference to Democratic House threats to hold him in contempt of Congress.
“It’s a good thing that we have an attorney general that’s laughing at being held in contempt of Congress, and also laughing about the fact that, well, he committed perjury before Congress,” Scarborough said, sarcastically. “He thinks it’s a joke, thinks it’s funny.”
The White House has refused to comply with subpoenas and requests of documents from House committees, and the attorney general has misled the public about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report and complied with President Donald Trump’s order to investigate the origins of that probe.
“He’s laughing about breaking the law, he’s laughing about being held in contempt of Congress,” Scarborough said. “The White House is laughing, the attorney general is laughing about them breaking the law that requires the president of the United States, the IRS, to turn over the president’s tax returns to the Ways and Means Committee.”
“He committed perjury not just once likely twice while testifying before the United States House of Representatives and the Senate, and he’s laughing about it,” he added.
There’s evidence that climate activism could be swaying public opinion in the US
Climate activists walked out of classrooms and workplaces in more than 150 countries on Friday, Sept. 20 to demand stronger action on climate change. Mass mobilizations like this have become increasingly common in recent years.
I’m a scholar of environmental communication who examines how people become engaged with solving dilemmas such as climate change, and how activism motivates others to take action. A new study I worked on suggests that large rallies, such as this youth-led Climate Strike, could be influencing public opinion.
‘I’ve seen smarter cabinets at IKEA’: See the most memorable signs from the global climate strike
"Why should we go to class if you won't listen to the educated?" one homemade sign asked.
With millions marching to demand bold climate action in more than 150 countries around the world on Friday, a number of sentiments expressed on homemade signs and through other demonstrations captured the world's attention.
An estimated 400,000 people attended strikes across Australia to start off the day of action. The Australian Conservation Foundation shared a video of some of the young people, including one marcher who proclaimed, "You'll die of old age, we'll die of climate change," addressing the world leaders who climate scientists say are not working nearly fast enough to end fossil fuel extraction and the resulting carbon emissions which are causing global warming, rising sea levels, droughts, and other extreme weather events.
Trump felt free to ask for Ukraine election interference after Mueller let him off the hook: Wired reporter Garrett Graff
On CNN's "New Day Weekend," author and commentator Garrett Graff noted that President Donald Trump's attempt to push Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden came right after former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in 2016 ended — and suggested the two were related.
"You know, Garrett, there may be some people thinking 'Gosh, we just got out of the whole scenario with the Mueller report. Now we have this again,'" said anchor Christi Paul. "Do you get a sense that there are people looking at this saying 'I think I have confidence in the 2020 election?'"