Democrats want Mick Mulvaney to testify at President Trump’s impeachment trial. While John Bolton remains one of their primary targets, some Democrats think “all roads run through [Mulvaney], who still technically runs the Office of Management and Budget,” POLITICO reports.
“Mulvaney is most important. All of the testimony seems clear that this entire thing’s run through Mulvaney and Mulvaney’s the one talking to Trump on a regular basis,” Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) told reporters on Thursday, adding that he expects Mulvaney to claim executive privilege.
In October, Mulvaney gave a press conference where he seemingly undercut many of Trump’s defenses regarding his alleged pressuring of Ukraine to investigate his political rivals, which is the core basis of his impeachment trial. During the press conference, Mulvaney appeared to confirm Democrats’ allegations that Trump utilized a quid pro quo during his call with the Ukrainian president. He later walked back his comments.
Trump busted for cynical reasons behind scheduling his COVID-19 press conferences at the same time everyday
An MSNBC panel discussing the coronavirus task force's daily press briefing that have been hijacked by Donald Trump so he can be on television every day turned to explaining why they held at the same time every day.
With "Am Joy" host Joy Reid explaining that the nation's media is doing their best to try and "normalize" the president's behavior, she also called out the president for cynically scheduling the briefings to keep the public ignorant about how the coronavirus is devastating their own communities.
Noting that Trump has replaced traditional press briefings with a "hit TV show" in his eyes.
Boom: Joy Reid explains why Andrew Cuomo ‘is the president’
MSNBC host Joy Reid asserted on Sunday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) is now the acting president of the United States for many Americans.
During a segment on MSNBC, a guest lamented that Donald Trump is the president instead of Cuomo, who has gotten national attention over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic.
"I have to admit that I am a fan of Andrew Cuomo," former ABC News anchor Carole Simpson said, "and wish very much that he were president of the United States now running a national battle against this virus."
"I mean, kind of, isn't he?" Reid said of Cuomo. "I mean, isn't he actually [the president]? I mean, in a way, he is the president."
Navy captain fired by Trump over coronavirus letter tests positive for COVID-19: report
According to a report from the New York Times, the Navy captain relieved of his duties by the Trump administration over a letter drawing attention to dangerous health conditions on his aircraft carrier has tested positive for COVID-19.
The report states, "Capt. Brett E. Crozier, the Navy captain who was removed from command of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt, has tested positive for Covid-19, according to two Naval Academy classmates of Crozier’s who are close to him and his family."