Following mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio over the weekend, Dayton’s Democratic mayor, Nan Whaley, has been pushing for a ban of military-style assault weapons in the United States. And when Whaley was interviewed on CNN on Wednesday afternoon, the Dayton mayor noted that she was using some reverse psychology with President Donald Trump — implying that if such a ban came about Trump’s watch, he would be accomplishing something that his processor, President Barack Obama, didn’t accomplish.
CNN asked Whaley what Trump had to say in response to her wanting to ban assault weapons and to Democratic Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, who has also been pushing for the ban. And Whaley responded that Trump “was kind of intimating that President Obama didn’t get the assault weapon passed.’ He said, ‘Why didn’t Obama get this done?’ And Sen. Brown said, ‘Look, he didn’t have the votes.’”
Whaley continued, “I said, ‘But you know, Gov. (Mike) DeWine voted for the assault weapon ban when he was a senator’….. And I said, ‘But, you know, maybe you can get the votes, Mr. President. You can do something that Obama couldn’t do. How about you get the votes for the assault weapon ban?’”
CNN commented, ‘That’s a way to appeal to him. Do you feel like he was listening?” and Whaley responded, “He heard us. I don’t know if he listens. This is the only time I’ve ever met the man.”
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Congressman blasts ‘tough guy’ Lewandowski for blowing off hearing: He wants to ‘launch his senatorial campaign’
On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," House Democratic Caucus chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) laid into President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Corey Lewandowski for his aggressive behavior before the House Judiciary Committee.
"As you know, Democrats want to call other witnesses for this impeachment investigation," said anchor Wolf Blitzer. "Do you worry, though, that Lewandowski set the precedent for not cooperating?"
"Well, Lewandowski portrayed himself as a tough guy," said Jeffries. "He's a likely candidate for a Senate seat in New Hampshire. And he was there probably to try to launch his senatorial campaign, not to take seriously his responsibility as a witness to participate in this hearing on behalf of the effort to find the truth for the American people. But that is okay. Because the American people can judge Lewandowski based on what they've seen from today and in terms of whether he was participating in a cover-up or participating in effort to reveal information to the American people."
‘This is not a reality TV show’: Democrat shuts down Rep. Collins when he tries to stop her questions about obstruction
Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) had a freakout when a Democratic member of Congress dared to call out the president's obstructions of justice during the hearing with Corey Lewandowski Tuesday. During her questioning, Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-FL) drew conclusions outlined in special counsel Robert Mueller's report, but Collins proclaimed it was against the rules.
"Point of order, Mr. Chairman," Collins interrupted her opening statement.
"The gentleman will state his point of order," Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said.
"I would just ask, is the gentle lady accusing the president of a crime?" Collins asked.
Lewandowski’s testimony will let Democrats build Nixon-like articles of impeachment: Ex-prosecutor
As President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski combatively testified before the House Judiciary Committee, he admitted that Trump asked him to communicate to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions that former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation must be shut down. Aside from that revelation, most of the testimony was unproductive, with Lewandowski lashing out at members of Congress and running interference for the president.
But as former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti wrote on Twitter, these outbursts — and the fact that Trump sanctioned the way that Lewandowski behaved in the hearing — could be the basis for Democrats to write up articles of impeachment against Trump similar to those drafted against Richard Nixon in 1974: