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Pete Buttigieg opens the door for prosecuting Trump if he’s elected: ‘The rule of law will catch up to this president’

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In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg — who has jumped to the forefront of potential Democratic presidential nominees — did not rule out seeing President Donald Trump prosecuted after he leaves office.

During his appearance on “State of the Union,” the Democrat discussed his drive for the nomination and was asked by the host about comments made by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) that, if she is elected president, her Justice Department would have no choice but to go forward with obstruction of justice charges against President Trump.

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“Would the Justice Department under President Buttigieg feel the same way — do the same thing?” Tapper asked.

“My Justice Department will be empowered to reach its own conclusions,” Buttigieg replied. “Two things are true and clear: one, nobody is above the law. And two: the prosecutorial process should have nothing to do with politics.”

“The less this has to do with the president the better,” he explained. “Right now we have a president who seems to think that the president can just dictate what the DOJ will do and call for political opponents to be jailed. I believe that the rule of law will catch up to this president.”

“It doesn’t require the Oval Office putting any kind of thumb on the scale. I trust the DOJ to reach the right determination,” he added.

“It sounds like you have an issue with Kamala Harris saying that,” Tapper pressed.

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“I’m speaking to how I view the issue but I think we can maintain the two principles: nobody is above the law and prosecution should have nothing to do with politics and it should come from the DOJ itself, not the Oval Office,” he replied.

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Even evangelical groups were disgusted by Trump’s Bible stunt: former White House faith adviser

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On CNN Tuesday, former Obama White House faith and race adviser Joshua Dubois said President Donald Trump's Bible photo-op in front of the church near the White House could backfire on him with his most critical voting bloc.

"I thought it was farcical. And it is kind of blowing up in his face even in the faith community and communities that support, him like some conservative evangelical communities," said Dubois. "The reason is Jesus stood up for everyday people, including the vulnerable, and didn't believe in false displays of piety, and yesterday President Trump ordered — or was okay with — everyday people being gassed and shot with rubber bullets in order to make his way to a false display of piety."

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Former NBA player overcomes ‘crippling anxiety’ for protests: ‘We are tired of the tyranny of police’ and Donald Trump

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Former NBA player Royce White overcame his anxiety to lead protests over the weekend in Minneapolis.

Speaking to CNN Tuesday, White noted that if only people listened to football star Colin Kaepernick, who peacefully protested by taking a knee during the "National Anthem" sung at games, this would not have happened. He was trying to raise awareness about police brutality and the disproportionate attacks on people of color at the hands of police. At the time, conservatives, including President Donald Trump, blasted him for the protest, ignoring the reason for doing it and focusing instead on how he refused to stand for the song.

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1960s segregationist George Wallace would ‘smile’ at seeing Trump teargas protesters for a photo op: CNN’s Bakari Sellers

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CNN political commentator Bakari Sellers said on Tuesday that watching President Donald Trump teargas a group of peaceful protesters so that he could have a photo opportunity reminded him of something he'd see segregationist Alabama Gov. George Wallace do.

"Yesterday, the president of the United States used teargas, he used the military against peaceful protesters," Sellers said. "The the only thing I could think of is George Wallace is looking over him with a smile."

Sellers then said he was "thoroughly pissed off" at conservative evangelicals who are remaining silent even as Trump continues to pour gasoline on the fire of racism while wrapping himself in the flag and the cross.

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