Richard Painter, former ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush was furious about the recent news that President Donald Trump is more than willing to accept help from foreign powers to undermine his political opponents.
In an interview with MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle, Painter said that the acts by Russia and other foreign government are an example of “subversion and foreign espionage.” Meanwhile, the president of the United States finds the act acceptable.
Painter warned that if Congress doesn’t open an impeachment inquiry then he’ll continue to do it, time and time again. “We’re going to have a repeat of 2016,” he said. If Republicans in the Senate are unwilling to put the country first, Painter said they need to be kicked out in 2020.
“He is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors,” Painter said. “It’s right in the Constitution. They need to impeach him now. If the Democrats don’t do that, we do not want to choose between liars and losers. We want leaders who are going to enforce the law as set forth in the Constitution.”
When the host asked if Barr should have anything to do with the investigation, Painter exclaimed that Barr must be impeached along with Trump.
“He was working for the defense team before he became attorney general,” said Painter. “He was writing memos for the defense lawyers. He interviewed with Donald Trump — wanted to be his lawyer in the Mueller investigation. Then he comes over to the Justice Department and wants to supervise the Mueller investigation? He’s redacting the Mueller report. He’s refusing to share it with Congress. He should be impeached along with the president.”
Watch Painter’s full statement below:
The few police willing to join in solidarity with protesters
Reports of the protests across the country are focusing on the violence, clashes and property damage caused by a small few rather than the peaceful protest of those rallying against injustice and the police standing in solidarity with them.
A few captured positive moments of cities where officers support the protests and believe Black lives do actually matter.
There were moments of protesters fist-bumping police, hugs with police, and in one incident in New York City over the weekend, one officer was separated from his unit. Protesters surrounded him with locked arms to protect him from those being violent. In Miami, Florida and Seattle, Washington, police joined protesters in kneeling.
Trump shows all the signs of being ‘rattled’ now that the White House is under siege from protesters: columnist
In a column for the Atlantic, longtime political observer Peter Nicholas stated that Donald Trump is showing all the signs of a scared man as massive protests have broken out across the country over the murder of George Floyd at the hands of four former Minneapolis cops -- and angry Americans are taking their case all the way up to the White House gates.
As Nicholas wrote, "Presidents live within a protective cocoon built and continually fortified for one purpose: keeping them alive. But inside the White House compound these days, Donald Trump seems rattled by what’s transpiring outside the windows of his historic residence."
Black Londoner explains George Floyd protester support with story of how cops murdered his brother
In an interview with MSNBC's Molly Hunter, a Black Londoner explained why he turned out for a protest near Trafalgar Square in support of Americans who have hit the streets in the U.S. over the murder of George Floyd by four former Minneapolis police officers.
According to the man -- identified as Daniel and who was wearing a COVID-19 mask and a New York Yankees hat -- his brother was also murdered by police and the cops walked free.
"You've been marching all day," Hunter began. "Look, I have two questions for you: what was it like watching the U.S. this week from London? Does it resonate?