During a CNN “New Day” panel discussion on Attorney General William Barr’s public statement that President Donald Trump is making his job harder by commenting on pending Justice Department cases, hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota doubted the sincerity of Barr with one CNN contributor saying it was merely intended to put down a “mutiny” within his department.
After former prosecutor Elie Honig suggested, “I do not think this a some bold, courageous declaration of his [Barr’s} independence, because we have a record here,” he added, “Today is February 14th. Normal human beings know it is Valentine’s Day. I know it is the one-year anniversary of Bill Barr being confirmed by the U.S. Senate. He’s been there a year now and this is the first time he’s done anything to show any independence and he has a long track record of doing Trump’s bidding.”
According to CNN “Early Start” host Laura Jarrett, “Look what he did with the Mueller Report, right? Why was he not embarrassed then? He defended the president, would bend over backwards to try to do everything he could to clear him before he put out the report. Why wasn’t he embarrassed then?”
With host Berman noting, “More people [career prosecutors] were going to quit,” Jarett jumped in to add, “They still may. We have been hearing people are furious on Tuesday when all of this [Roger Stone interference] went down. Tempers have cooled in the past few days, but I truly believe he knew he had a mutiny on his n hands.”
Trump Jr’s girlfriend tests positive for COVID-19 in South Dakota ahead of the president’s event: report
Yet another senior Donald Trump advisor has tested positive for COVID-19.
"Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of President Trump’s eldest son and a top fund-raising official for the Trump re-election campaign, tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday before a Fourth of July event at Mount Rushmore, a person familiar with her condition said," The New York Times reported shortly before Trump's speech began.
‘Trump surrenders to the virus’: White House ripped for new ‘learn to live with it’ message on COVID-19
President Donald Trump's administration was harshly criticized on Friday after a new report from NBC News.
"After several months of mixed messages on the coronavirus pandemic, the White House is settling on a new one: Learn to live with it," reported Carol Lee, Kristen Welker and Monica Alba.
"Administration officials are planning to intensify what they hope is a sharper, and less conflicting, message of the pandemic next week, according to senior administration officials, after struggling to offer clear directives amid a crippling surge in cases across the country. On Thursday, the United States reported more than 55,000 new cases of coronavirus and infection rates were hitting new records in multiple states," NBC News reported.
Texas GOP will proceed with in-person state convention in Houston this month
In light of the decision to go forward with an in-person convention with a new mask requirement, two sponsors announced they would drop out. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said he was hopeful that the organization would still reconsider.
The Texas GOP's executive committee voted Thursday night to proceed with plans to hold the party’s in-person convention in Houston later this month.
The State Republican Executive Committee, a 64-member body that serves as the governing board of the state party, voted 40-20 to approve the resolution supporting the in-person gathering. Thursday’s vote comes as the state grapples with a surge of coronavirus cases, with Houston serving as one of the country’s hot spots for the virus.