Republican Rep. Jim Jordan (OH) on Wednesday lashed out at Democrats, claiming that their attempts to obtain an unredacted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report was just a ploy to undermine President Donald Trump’s administration.
During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on whether to hold Attorney General Bill Barr in contempt for refusing to release the materials, Jordan alleged that Mueller’s investigators were biased against Trump.
House Judiciary chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY), however, noted that the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a non-binding resolution calling for Mueller’s full report to be released to Congress and the public. Every House lawmaker voted in favor the resolution, except for Republican Reps. Justin Amash, Matt Gaetz, Paul Gosar and Thomas Massie — who voted present.
“To his credit, Mr. Jordan has been second to none in asking for access to the material that we’re asking for… is he still supporting his own request for the committee and the Congress to be given access to the entire report and the information?” Nadler wondered.
“Consistent with the law,” Jordan shot back, “and I would ask the chairman — my understanding is Mr. Mueller will be here next week. We’re all going to ask him questions. Why don’t you hold off on this contempt until the man who spent 22 months and $35 million with a bunch of Democrat lawyers putting it together, why don’t you wait and ask him next week before we do this contempt resolution?
“Essentially, because it would be useful to read the material before we have him in front of us,” Nadler explained.
‘Trump brought a whole new meaning to white noise’: Colbert says president gave crackheads a bad name
"They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting Donald Trump to shut up," said Stephen Colbert as part of his debate wrap-up on Wednesday night.
"He brought a whole new meaning to white noise," the host quipped on "A Late Show."
"I don't know what Chris Wallace was supposed to do," said Colbert. "At the next debate, they should just give the moderator a button to bring on the slime. I'm not the only one who despised last night's debate, according to a CBS poll, of the people who watched it, 69 percent felt annoyed. Annoyed? Really, evidently, 'gouging out my eyes with a grapefruit spoon' was not an option."
‘Classic projection’: Mary Trump says the president was triggered when Biden called a policy ‘not smart’
President Donald Trump's niece Mary not only spent her life around the president and his family, but she also has the benefit of being a psychologist who could legitimately assess the life and mental health of her uncle.
Speaking to MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell, she explained that in one particular moment in the Tuesday evening debate, Trump seemed triggered by former Vice President Joe Biden's use of the phrase "not smart" in reference to a policy. Trump went off.
"Did you use the word 'smart?'" Trump asked after Biden insulted Trump's coronavirus plan as not being "smart."
"So you said you went to Delaware State but you forgot the name of your college," Trump continued, falsely claiming something Biden never said. "You didn't go to Delaware state. You graduated either the lowest or almost the lowest in your class. Don't ever use the word 'smart' with me. Don't ever use that word."
Trump attacks NBC for covering a hurricane instead of his Nobel Prize nomination: ‘These people are sick’
In a series of bizarre nonsequiturs in Duluth, Minnesota Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump unleashed on NBC News for covering a monster hurricane hitting Louisiana and Mississippi instead of talking about his friend nominating him for a Nobel Prize.
Former President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize at the start of his presidency, and like the ever-illusive Emmy Trump also hasn't won, the Nobel Prize has never been within his grasp. The Obamas were nominated for seven Emmys for a series of things they produced with Netflix. They won an Emmy for outstanding directing for a documentary/nonfiction program for "American Factory."