“Are you tweeting while intoxicated?”
That was the question former National Security Advisor and former UN Ambassador Susan Rice posed to Newt Gingrich, after he posted a strange and wholly false tweet Wednesday.
Muller tried today to have iut boith ways. If he thought President Trumpo was guilty of something he should have said he was guilty of something. Ken Starr used the word guilty 11 times on 11 different counts in his report on President Clinton. If not guilty Trump is innocent.
— Newt Gingrich (@newtgingrich) May 29, 2019
Not only are the four typos and an extra space thrown in, but Gingrich is just plain wrong.
As Mueller and countless legal experts have explained, the DOJ does not accuse anyone of a crime unless they are willing to and can bring charges. Mueller in Wednesday morning’s remarks said just that, adding to do so would be unfair.
And his claim that “If not guilty Trump is innocent,” is just wholly false.
Ambassador Rice wasn’t the only one mocking and chastising Gingrich. Take a look:
President Trumpo. https://t.co/obDVH9sKHH
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) May 29, 2019
Ken Starr was operating under the Independent Counsel statute (no longer exists) which set different parameters than what Mueller was operating under as Special Counsel.
Mueller purposely chose NOT to say Trump was innocent b/c they could NOT clear him. https://t.co/4UFP7BhIJZ
— Tara Setmayer (@TaraSetmayer) May 29, 2019
1. Are you sure you want to be citing Ken Starr on matters of guilt or innocence right now?
2. It was pretty clear that Mueller wasn’t having “iut” both ways. Maybe listen more carefully?
3. I hope #PresidentTrumpo doesn’t become a trending hashtag.
— lawprofblawg (@lawprofblawg) May 29, 2019
Newt have another drink.. https://t.co/sFBknBuELV
— Carlos Monzon (@CarlosOMonzon) May 29, 2019
Newton in 2017: “Robert Mueller is superb choice to be special counsel. His reputation is impeccable for honesty and integrity.” https://t.co/vMIBku5YCs
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) May 29, 2019
Newt are you drunk? https://t.co/3VGvECnBO3
— Matt (@mattmaarsmusic) May 29, 2019
— Helen Kennedy (@HelenKennedy) May 29, 2019
Newt Gingrich has apparently been taking classes at the Giuliani School of Typing. https://t.co/M1SRDJGKHa
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) May 29, 2019
The Godfather of Bullshit.
Also: “Trumpo” is funny. https://t.co/eJGm902Qp7
— John Stoehr’s Editorial Board (@johnastoehr) May 29, 2019
Ken Starr: independent counsel
Bob Mueller: special counsel
Two DIFFERENT investigations and titles.
But keep spinning to your flock Newt. I’m sure they don’t know the difference anyways. https://t.co/DmgsafNuRu
— Adrian N’Jadaka™ ✭ (@ADRIAN_KAL_EL) May 29, 2019
— Magnolia Sabrian Kay (@SabrianKay) May 29, 2019
Ken Starr? The guy that covered up rapes and got fired at Baylor? https://t.co/kNkGl0gQSs
— BallsDeepState (@fakerogerbarron) May 29, 2019
Dumbass you’re too fucking dumb to understand what he actually said. You can’t indite a Sitting President, if Mueller thought he was innocent he would have said so (which he hasn’t) https://t.co/LaUC0CEagu
— EmilyJane🐜 (@EmileighJane_) May 29, 2019
Robert Muller is clearly far more ethical than Ken Starr… and also no one cares what you have to say Newt. https://t.co/IkBsXYA3W6
— Tom D’Angora (@TomDangora) May 29, 2019
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Watch Live: Day One of the Historic January 6 House Select Committee Hearing
It’s been 202 days since Donald Trump, then the President, incited the attack on the U.S. Capitol in an attempt to overturn a free and fair election. The January 6 insurrection, an act of domestic terrorism, an attempted coup, is one of the darkest days in American history.
At 9:30 AM Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS) will gavel in day one of the United States House Select Committee on the January 6 Attack, a bipartisan investigation into that dark day.
You can watch live below. The proceedings will also be carried and streamed on most major networks, including ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, and CNN. Fox News is expected to have a degree of coverage.
Today’s hearing will feature testimony from four officers who defended members of Congress and the Capitol on January 6, or, as Chairman Thompson said, “frontline heroes who put their lives on the line to protect our democracy.”
Here are several feeds for you to watch live:
‘It’s What Stupid People Do’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe Burns Kevin McCarthy for ‘Childish’ Games
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough ripped House minority leader Kevin McCarthy for making up “stupid” nicknames for a pair of Republicans who refuse to go along with Donald Trump’s election lies.
Reps. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) were among 10 GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach Trump for his role in the Jan. 6 insurrection, and they will sit on the House panel investigating that assault on democracy — and McCarthy mocked them as “Pelosi Republicans.”
“It’s what stupid people do,” Scarborough said. “If you look at the facts, which Kevin McCarthy doesn’t ever do, Liz Cheney has like a 95 percent [American Conservative Union] rating, 95 percent conservative rating over the course of her career, which is actually my conservative rating, but what I found out a long time ago and Liz certainly has known for some time now, obviously, by saying what’s going on, this Republican Party, Donald Trump’s Republican Party doesn’t care about ideas, doesn’t care about ideology, doesn’t care about conservatism, it is disconnected from conservatism.”
“It’s all tribal,” he continued, “it’s all about voodoo in medicine, violence on Jan. 6, it’s all about covering up actually what Donald Trump is doing, and so Kevin McCarthy resorts to childish name calling for, again, I don’t know what Adam’s lifetime conservative rating is, but Liz’s is 95 percent, one of the more conservative members in the United States Congress, by the way, and so, that’s what they resort to. Why? Because that’s all they have. They don’t have the facts on their side, they don’t have history on their side, so all he can do is act like act like a 3-year-old, or Donald Trump, same thing, and just throw names around. So lots of luck with that.”
“It’s not going to change the fact that four police officers are going to talk about how they were brutalized and almost killed by Donald Trump supporters on Jan. 6, as they were trying to actually overthrow the government and commit sedition against the United States of America and stop the voting, which is constitutionally mandated, of the Electoral College voting,” Scarborough concluded. “But that’s the party that Kevin McCarthy will always be associated with. Lots of luck with that, buddy, lots of luck with that.”
‘You Falsely Smeared My Wife and She’s Getting Death Threats’: Eric Swalwell Posts Angry Texts With Tucker Carlson
On Friday, The Daily Beast reported that Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) posted screenshots of an angry argument between him and Fox News host Tucker Carlson, who wanted to get him on the phone for a call.
“Tucker, I’m hesitant to do that. You falsely smeared my wife on Tuesday and she’s getting death threats,” said Swalwell, referring to a retracted Fox News story alleging that Swalwell’s campaign funneled money to a business employing his wife. “That’s way out of bounds. She’s a pregnant mom of a 4-year-old and a 2-year-old. Hit me all you like. But to go after her. That’s just wrong.”
“Carlson responded by calling the Democrat a ‘coward’ and then apparently phoning him a few minutes later,” reported Blake Montgomery. “Swalwell tweeted, ‘I’m just not that into you.'”
After years of lying about me and my family, @TuckerCarlson is losing his mind that I won’t return his calls. Sorry, Tucker, I’m just not that into you. Who knows what lie he’ll tell next? #TuckerTantrum pic.twitter.com/vwX7AfwJ1Z
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) July 23, 2021
Swalwell, the second-highest ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has long been a target of rage for conservatives. Carlson has also accused Swalwell of aiding a Chinese spy — although experts have made clear that Swalwell in fact properly worked with the FBI to help upon learning the spy had tried to get information from him.
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