Fox News host Martha MacCallum challenged Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), a member of the president’s impeachment defense team, about why Republicans will not allow witnesses in Donald Trump’s Senate trial.
“With regard to [former National Security Adviser] John Bolton,” MacCallum said at the conclusion of a Fox News interview on Wednesday, “one of the things that you hammered home during the House side of this process was that all of this [evidence against Trump] is hearsay.”
“But now you have John Bolton saying that he was in the room, that he knows the president’s thinking on this,” the Fox News host continued. “The president has flatly denied that, says it isn’t true. But how do you get past that?”
Jordan argued that leaked portions of Bolton’s book were also “hearsay” because they had not yet been published.
“But that’s exactly the reason that a lot of the senators want John Bolton!” MacCallum interrupted. “Let’s bring him in the room and let’s find out the truth.”
“It wouldn’t change any of the underlying facts,” Jordan scoffed before launching into a set of talking points for Trump’s defense.
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Trump spent 45 minutes talking with cast of right-wing play dramatizing ‘Deep State’ conspiracy theories: report
The coronavirus emergency has given President Donald Trump one of the most daunting tests of his administration, with less than a year to go before he stands for re-election.
And yet in the midst of all the chaos, one thing the president found time to do on Thursday was meet with the cast of a bizarre right-wing play dramatizing the supposed "deep state" plot at the FBI to frame Trump in the Russia investigation.
According to The Daily Beast, Trump spent 45 minutes talking with the people behind "FBI Lovebirds: Undercovers," which focuses on the affair between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The leading roles of Strzok and Page were played by Dean Cain, the former Superman actor, and Kristy Swanson, who played the starring role in the 1992 Buffy the Vampire Slayer movie.
‘This is a nightmare’: Trump accused of weaponizing DOJ with new task force focused on stripping US citizenship
"Of all the dystopian sh*t—a department of denaturalization at DOJ might take the biscuit."
Rights advocates expressed outrage and severe concerns after the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday it is creating an official task force devoted to "denaturalization"—the process by which the government strips citizenship from foreign-born Americans, or naturalized citizens.
"Of all the dystopian shit—a department of denaturalization at DOJ might take the biscuit," tweeted activist Joel Braunold. "Means immigrant Americans (such as myself) will always have a threat to displace us if we step out of line."
All US Navy ships in the Pacific near countries with coronavirus ordered to self-quarantine for 14 days
CNN National Security reporter Ryan Browne tweeted Thursday that the U.S. Navy has ordered all of its vessels in the Pacific that have been near countries with COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus, "to remain at sea for at least 14 days before pulling into another port in order to monitor sailors for any symptoms of the virus."
Health experts have said that the two-week period should give enough time for infected people to become aware that they are sick.
The highly-contagious disease has spread very quickly in South Korea and California after public exposure. The first person verified with "community-spread" transmission was identified just outside of Sacramento, California.