On Friday, following reports that Mueller is in talks to testify before Congress, former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner told MSNBC that he expects special counsel Robert Mueller will reveal President Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice.
“I kind of feel like I worked with Bob Mueller before he was Bob Mueller,” said Kirschner. “He was my direct supervisor. As chief of homicide in the D.C. Attorney’s office, he brought me to the homicide section. He taught me to be a federal homicide prosecutor.”
Kirschner sharply criticized Attorney General William Barr. “I think the reason we saw that letter that he fired back at Barr, which said, listen. I’m going to read between the lines. Listen, sport. You mischaracterized my investigation and my conclusions, and as a result, the American people I think are being confused. In fact, I think that was Barr’s goal to confuse the American people. There are these two Muellers and I think they are at odds with one another. The rule follower versus the guy who has to correct the record.”
Kirschner confidently predicted that Mueller will be “forthcoming” in his testimony.
“Now that the White House has even challenged him and said you should have made a prosecutorial decision. Even Barr is complaining,” said Kirschner. “I think Mueller will say, I don’t have to bend the rules. What I have to do is correct the record. I have to address the mischaracterizations by Barr, and I think he’ll stand up and say, the president committed obstruction of justice offenses.”
And that, suggested Kirschner, will trigger a new wave of congressional action.
“Then Congress issues every subpoena for every individual who has evidence supporting what Bob Mueller concluded,” said Kirschner. “There should be witnesses lined up outside of Congress’ door, ready to testify. Do you know what? If they fail to testify because the president is trying to muzzle them, fine. Move on to the next one. We’ll deal with contempt and enforcement. Next witness, next witness. Line them up and start to show the American people what in the world this president has been doing. That’s what I think America has been thirsty for for so long. Circumspection is great but timidity is gonna kill us. We need to hear from the witnesses.”
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In a post to Twitter this Tuesday, the mayor of a Mississippi town asked: "Why in the world would anyone choose to become a police officer in our society today?"
The tweet from Mayor Hal Marx, which was in reference to the death of George Floyd, prompted another Twitter user to respond: "Would be nice to get a few in there that understand reasonable force, when it’s needed, and don’t give the rest of them a bad reputation."
But as the Hattiesburg American points out, it was Marx's response that set Twitter on fire.
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President Donald Trump on Thursday marked the "sad milestone" of 100,000 coronavirus deaths in the United States, after his earlier silence prompted criticism that he was failing in his duty to console victims and their loved ones.
"We have just reached a very sad milestone with the coronavirus pandemic deaths reaching 100,000," Trump posted on Twitter, about 16 hours after the death toll passed the threshold according to a Johns Hopkins University tracker.
"To all of the families & friends of those who have passed, I want to extend my heartfelt sympathy & love for everything that these great people stood for & represent. God be with you!"
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This is far from the first time Trump has posted falsehoods on Twitter. But it is the first time the social media company has taken action against his account.