On Wednesday, ranking House Judiciary Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) shouted down the impeachment effort against President Donald Trump in a bizarre rant that ended with him calling for House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) to be charged with obstruction of Congress.
“This is the articles that we wrote after all of these hearings and all these grand pronouncements and grounds in plain sight, we get abuse of power with no real dates on this is the abuse? Just generic, vague statements?” said Collins. “You know why I believe that is? Because the Democrats can’t come up with the argument for it. They don’t know who knew it and when they knew it. We’ll give you abuse of power and pick something you don’t like about the president, and there is the abuse of power, and this is about expediency as much as anything else, and that should never be in articles of impeachment and anybody who does that is treading on very thin ice.”
“And then obstruction of Congress,” he continued. “The only obstruction we’ve seen here is obstruction of Chairman Schiff of this investigation. He did not turn over the documents as he was supposed to. We get those last Saturday in a massive document after we already had a hearing and after we were getting ready for another hearing in which we were supposed to lay out the report and tonight — tonight he sends a letter of classified information that has been classified over to us tonight.”
“Don’t think for a second, American public, that this majority wants you to find the truth,” raged Collins. “The obstruction has only occurred from Adam Schiff and the majority, keeping people from actually trying to find the truth. That’s the only obstruction here, and why don’t we have that as an obstruction charge, but it would be against Adam Schiff in the majority, not the president? Two articles like that, abuse of power and obstruction of congress in 70-something days? The only abuse of power here is the majority racing the fastest they ever have and the clock and the calendar determining what impeachment looks like.”
Dr. Fauci reveals his family is ‘getting death threats’ from people who disagree with ‘science’
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the federal government's top infectious disease expert, revealed on Wednesday that his family has received death threats from people who disagree with his scientific recommendations on COVID-19.
During an interview with CNN's Sanjay Gupta, Fauci talked about "unseemly things that crises bring out in the world."
"And getting death threats for me and my family, harassing my daughters to the point where I have to get security is just -- I mean, it's amazing," Fauci explained. "I wouldn't have imagined in my wildest dreams that people who object to things that are pure public health principles are so set against it and don't like what you and I say, namely in the word of science, that they actually threaten you."
‘I don’t even know where to start’: CNN analyst tears into Trump’s plan to give re-nomination speech at White House
On CNN Wednesday, CNN analyst Dana Bash slammed President Donald Trump's new plan to give the GOP re-nomination speech at the White House.
"I mean, I don't even know where to start," said Bash. "There is a law called the Hatch Act, where it says that you're not supposed to politic from government grounds. The president is exempt from that, so it may be legal grounds for him to stand on, relatively firmly, to do this at the White House. There are questions about the aides that are working for him to do it. But let's just talk about whether it's appropriate."
‘He still doesn’t get it’: White House source tells CNN’s Acosta that Trump refuses to take the pandemic seriously
CNN's Jim Acosta on Wednesday reported that President Donald Trump this week attended a meeting with his own White House Coronavirus Task Force -- and it quickly became clear that the president is still not taking the pandemic seriously even after the deaths of 156,000 Americans.
“He still doesn’t get it,” the source told Acosta. “He does not get it.”
Acosta's source says that during the meeting on Tuesday, Trump frequently tried to change the subject away from the coronavirus pandemic, despite the fact that the entire purpose of the meeting was to discuss the coronavirus pandemic.