On Thursday, President Donald said John Kerry “should be prosecuted” because he violated the “Logan act” by speaking with Iran.
Retired Rear Admiral John Kirby told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin that Trump’s comments would be “laughable” if he weren’t the Commander-In-Chief.
“So the president is just standing up there and totally wrong?” Baldwin said.
“It’s just a ridiculous claim,” Kirby said. “It would be laughable if it wasn’t coming from the Commander-In-Chief of the United States of America. Secretary Kerry like every other living former Secretary of State maintains relationships with his counterparts around the world.”
“He has valuable relationships that frankly this administration and any administration should want him to have,” he added. “And he advised Mike Pompeo about those conversations. So the idea that he’s having illegal meetings are just wrong. The idea that it is improper for him to speak to his foreign counterparts is not only wrong but potentially dangerous for our foreign policy future.”
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Trump mourns Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death on Sunday by golfing for 278th day while Biden attends church
As Americans mourned the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sunday, Donald Trump went golfing for the 278th day since his presidency began.
According to a White House pool report, Trump arrived at the Trump National Golf Club at 10:45 a.m.
From White House pooler @lizzkatherine_ w/ President Trump today: "After an uneventful ride the motorcade arrived at 10:45 am at Trump National Golf Club."
— Johnny Verhovek (@JTHVerhovek) September 20, 2020
‘How is that not a failure?’: Trump health official called out by CNN’s Tapper over COVID-19 debacle
Admiral Brett Giroir was put on the spot on Sunday morning by CNN host Jake Tapper over the failure of the White House to still take the coronavirus pandemic seriously, and then ended up receiving a dressing down from the "State of the Union" host.
Noting the lack of masks at recent Trump rallies and the growing death toll of COVID-19 victims, Tapper exclaimed, “How is this not a failure, and how is President Trump leading us out of it in the right way, according to your own words?”
Girior attempted to explain that “people are empowered to know that they can slow the spread and change the course, they can save lives by doing the things we talk about, wearing a mask.”
White House official nailed by CNN’s Tapper about Trump’s taxes after he whines Biden won’t release his court picks
Attempting to defuse accusations of hypocrisy over the rush to replace Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff complained that former Vice President Joe Biden has yet to release nominees he would consider for the high court, only to have CNN's Jake Tapper confront him about Donald Trump's taxes.
Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union," Marc Short tried to brush aside accusations that Republicans are hypocrites when it comes to voting on Supreme Court nominees in an election year when he stepped in it by attacking Biden.
"We still haven't seen a list from Joe Biden," Short told the CNN host. "We welcome a list from Joe Biden who would show the American people here's who I would appoint to the Supreme Court. But as far as the politics of it, I think the American people wanted Donald Trump to be in a position to make these nominations, and it's his obligation to do so."