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
Vehicles being used as weapons against protesters is ‘the new normal in 2020’: CNN
CNN's Don Lemon on Friday evening devoted a segment to the rash of incidents in which people have driven through Black Lives Matter protesters in the same manner that killed Heather Heyer at the fatal 2017 "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"Vehicles used as weapons," Don Lemon began. "You heard me right, vehicles are being used as weapons against Americans taking to the streets in Black Lives Matter protests in cities across this country."
CNN correspondent Evan McMorris-Santoro reported shocking scenes captured on camera of vehicles running down protesters are "common now."
Trump tells supporters he won’t be ‘stupid’ enough for peaceful transition of power if he loses
President Donald Trump continued to spread debunked conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election during a Friday night campaign rally in Virginia.
Trump argued that it was impossible for him to lose the election, thus concluding he would be "stupid" to hand over power peacefully should he lose.
"We not gonna lose this, except if they cheat," Trump falsely claimed about the 2020 campaign, where he trails Joe Biden in national and battleground polling.
"That's the only way we're gonna lose is if there's, uh, mischief," he argued. "And it will have to be on a big scale."
Kamala’s family ridicules ‘idiot’ Trump for comments on Sen. Harris at Virginia rally
President Donald Trump lashed out at the Democratic Party vice presidential nominee during a Friday night campaign speech in Newport News, Virginia.
Maya Harris, the sister of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), was pleased that Trump noted the differences between the two VP choices.
Praise the Lord! https://t.co/6B4Z2qxE8a
— Maya Harris (@mayaharris_) September 26, 2020