Appearing on CNN’s “New Day,” Sen Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) brushed aside Attorney General Bill Barr’s complaint about Donald Trump’s tweeting making his job harder, saying he should resign instead.
Speaking with host John Berman, Blumenthal explained that Barr is far too compromised covering up for the president to be an effective steward of the country’s laws.
“My reaction is what the attorney general is really saying is, ‘I know what President Trump wants, I’m going to do exactly what Trump wants, I just wish he wouldn’t tweet about it because it is so embarrassing,'” Blumenthal began. “The attorney general was facing a full-scale revolt within the Department of Justice as a result of the political interference, the over-personal influence by Donald Trump in favor of one of his friends and political cronies, Roger Stone. The attorney general acknowledged in that interview extraordinarily that he personally had a role in overruling his line prosecutors and he offered no explanation, no justification whatsoever for this kind of interference in the prosecution.”
“What could the attorney general have said that would have satisfied you?” Berman asked.
“What the attorney general could have said to satisfy me is that he was resigning — I’ve called for his resignation,” Blumenthal shot back. “I think that he is part of a pattern of political interference in the Department of Justice that is absolutely intolerable and he offered no justification for this unprecedented action.”
“John, I can tell you as a former United States Attorney for four and a half years, the chief federal prosecutor in Connecticut — I still have on my wall the seal of the Department of Justice. it stands for the integrity and independence of federal judicial enforcement — and he has compromised it,” he added.
Michael Cohen drops tip on possible fraud Trump committed against the government
Appearing on CNN on Tuesday morning to talk about Donald Trump's problems since the New York Times exposed his avoidance of paying taxes, the president's former attorney, Michael Cohen, said there is plenty for investigators to look at if they're looking for fraud.
He then dropped a tip on financial fraud that may have been committed by the president against the U.S. government.
Speaking with host Alisyn Camerota, Cohen detailed some of the president's financial woes -- saying he is likely headed to personal bankruptcy and even jail ("for a century") because of the massive amount of debt he is carrying -- if he is not re-elected.
Trump aides in chaos over tax story because the president has kept them in the dark: NYT’s Haberman
Appearing on CNN's "New Day" on Tuesday morning, the New York Times' Maggie Haberman said that aides to Donald Trump have no idea how to defend the president against allegations made in an explosive Times' report on his failure to pay taxes because he refuses to talk to them about it.
Speaking with hosts Alisyn Camerota and John Berman, Haberman was asked about the mood in the White House since the bombshell report broke Sunday night -- just days before the president appears with Democratic presidential challenger Joe Biden in a nationally televised debate.
Yes, the Reichstag is on fire — but the American people have water to put it out: Will Bunch
Part of a life well-lived, I’ve come to realize, is hanging on to an old quote from a mentor or family member that over time has taken on much deeper meaning than when it was uttered to you as a clueless 16-year-old. For me, it’s the oxymoron that my high school football coach, Rob Pickert, used to teach how a defensive end must rush a quarterback — “with reckless abandon, but under control.” Over the next 45 years I’d see that’s the right way to tackle a lot of problems … including a vainglorious wannabe dictator poised to end U.S. democracy.My thoughts on President Donald Trump’s open contem... (more…)