House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) blasted Attorney General Bill Barr as a “sad disappointment to this country,” during her weekly press conference.
Speaking Thursday morning, Pelosi said that President Donald Trump and Barr are “trying to manipulate federal law” for the president’s friend. This week prosecutors recommended Roger Stone get seven to nine years in prison after being found guilty on seven felony counts.
Trump intervened with a tweet where he blasted the sentencing as unfair. Barr then withdrew the sentencing recommendations sent to the judge. Then, all of the prosecutors then resigned, some even quit the Justice Department.
Pelosi demanded to know, “Where are the Republicans to speak out?”
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) had previously said that Trump learned his lesson from the impeachment ordeal, but in the wake of firing anyone who complied with a subpoena and subsequent intervention in the Stone case, critics are questioning Collins’ words.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Justice Dept. must remain "above the political fray" so that "people have confidence in the rule of law."
— Evan McMurry (@evanmcmurry) February 13, 2020
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."