On CNN Saturday, former House Intelligence Committee staffer and Third Way National Security Program Vice President Mieke Eoyang laid into President Donald Trump for going after Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) — and walked through the process his committee has used to hold the president accountable.
“Clearly the president, in your view, and his allies, are going to great lengths to discredit Schiff and the committee leading this inquiry,” said anchor Fredricka Whitfield. “But is it your view that this strategy is backfiring, because it seems like the president is just digging in his heels, and his supporters are too?”
“I think the president’s really grasping at straws, and you can tell because Republicans have increasingly refused to come out to defend him,” said Eoyang. “So even though he may fill the airways with this kind of attack, he’s not winning any allies. He’s not winning any support, which he will need when it comes to a vote in Congress.”
“Mieke, as someone who’s lead a committee, what does this process look behind the scenes, especially when you have the president say to a House speaker, put this to a vote, put this inquiry to a House vote. What are kind of the machinations happening?”
“So what you see happening in the House and you can see this from the letters released, you’ve got many committees working together to gather evidence,” said Eoyang. “They’re talking to witnesses beyond just what the whistleblower said and beyond the transcript that the White House has released, people who witnessed what was happening, who can tell you what was the tone when the president said things to the president of Ukraine, what were the side conversations that helped Ukrainians understand what was going on, and also looking at where is the money? How did money flow around in this circumstance? And Chairman Schiff hired a bunch of investigators who are specialized in this area. So I think you can see them very carefully and methodically building a case about the president’s actions.”
‘Ideological tunnel vision’: Conservative Christian scolds his fellow evangelicals for ignoring the threat posed by ‘unstable’ Trump
CNN correspondent Brianna Keilar spoke with writer and editor Matt Kaufman about his op-ed, "Why Christians Should Dump Trump."
"I mean, there are many Evangelicals who voted for President Trump and are expected to vote for him again," Keilar said. "Even as they dismiss behavior in him that they certainly would not talk about doing themselves, right?"
Obama lays bare Trump’s TV ratings fixation: ‘He’s jealous of COVID’s media coverage’
Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday asserted that President Donald Trump is "jealous" of the media coverage that has been given to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"This week, do you know what he brought up?" Obama asked a group of Joe Biden's supporters in Orlando, Florida. "The crowd size at the inauguration again. Saying his was bigger. Who is thinking about that right now? Nobody except him."
Obama noted that over 225,000 Americans are dead due to COVID-19.
"And what's his closing argument?" the former president continued. "That people are too focused on COVID. He said this at one of his rallies. 'COVID, COVID, COVID,' he's complaining. He's jealous of COVID's media coverage."
WATCH: Trump walked out of a 1990 interview with CNN when they asked about his finances
Long before he became the president, Donald Trump was a business tycoon who had trouble holding onto his money.
As New York Times reporting on the president's personal income tax records has shown, Trump throughout his career would frequently burn through money at a stunning rate throughout the 1990s, at one point reporting adjusted gross losses of nearly $1 billion per year in 1994 and 1995.
The tax records obtained by the Times show that things really started going downhill for Trump in 1990, when he reported a gross net loss of $400 million.