Attorney General Bill Barr was a no-show Thursday morning for his scheduled hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, objecting to the format proposed by the Democrats in charge of the committee because they wanted to subject him to questioning by staff counsel.
And when MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace was re-capping the day’s news on “Deadline: White House” Thursday afternoon, she couldn’t keep a straight face while she read the details of this cowardly turn of events.
“The White House attack on Mr. Mueller comes as the fireworks continue on Capitol Hill over Attorney General William Barr standing up the House Judiciary committee today,” she said. “He canceled, he says, ’cause he doesn’t to answer questions from lawyers!”
She laughed. “Kinda funny, he’s the AG! Pssh!”
She continued laughing but tried to keep it together as she went on: “Barr’s disappearing act comes as he faces accusations that he lied under oath about his clash with Mueller over the rollout of his report.”
Watch the clip below:
“It looks like the soul on today's menu belongs to WH lawyer Emmet Flood. Flood… has slammed Mueller… The former Director of the FBI, a former Marine… Who stood silent as Flood's boss, the president, maligned his integrity for 22 months” – @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/IdKmzmHbpg
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) May 2, 2019
‘It’s only $4.99 per month’: Trump urges supporters to sign up for network that went to Ukraine with Giuliani
President Donald Trump on Friday night urged his 67 million Twitter followers to pay for a monthly subscription to watch Facebook video from a far-right Fox News competitor.
Shortly after 10 p.m. eastern, the commander-in-chief retweeted a solicitation from the One America News network.
[caption id="attachment_1569174" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Screengrab of President Donald Trump's retweet of a One America News solicitation.[/caption]
Maddow destroys ‘bad faith’ complaints about impeachment from Republican Trump supporters
The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on Friday blasted "bad faith" arguments from Republicans about the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
Maddow recounted the process complaints by Republicans -- each of which has disappeared.
"After going through all of that, they now have unveiled a new objection as to why President Trump cannot actually be subject to this impeachment proceeding, a new noble stand they're taking for fairness and the American way -- they have rolled it out with our friends at the Fox News channel," Maddow said.
She played a clip of former GOP Speaker Newt Gingrich on Fox News.
Everyone is baffled by Trump’s rambling rant about flushing toilets ’10 times, 15 times’
Another day, another truly baffling series of words coming from President Donald Trump’s mouth.
Speaking at a White House meeting on Friday about small business and regulation, Trump went on one of his trademark riffs, touching on a number of subjects with the clarity of a muddy puddle. He seemed to be referring to a series of complaints that have been raised over the years about various consumer product regulations (a favorite topic of Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky) but without making a coherent point about any of them.
Read the whole stream of consciousness rant to get a sense of what it was like: