Barr: 'We Have to Look at' Whether Officials Abused Power – 'A Lot of the Answers Have Been Inadequate'

During a portion of an interview with the Fox News Channel aired on Thursday’s broadcast of “The Story,” Attorney General Bill Barr said that whether government officials abused their power should be looked at. He also stated that “a lot

Inslee: 'A Lot' of Immigrants Crossing the Border Are ‘Climate Refugees’

Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA) said “a lot” of the immigrants crossing the U.S. -Mexico border are “climate refugees.” When asked about President Donald Trump’s proposal to move immigrants to sanctuary

Schiff: Barr 'Doing the Bidding' of Trump, Spying Comments 'a Disservice' to the FBI

While speaking to ABC on Wednesday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) reacted to Attorney General William Barr’s comments about spying on the Trump campaign by stating that Barr is “doing the bidding” of the president, and his comments

CNN's Toobin: AG Barr Spying Comments 'A Dog Whistle to Sean Hannity’

Wednesday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” network legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin said Attorney General Bill Barr’s comments that the Department of Justice had spied on the 2016 Trump presidential campaign was dog whistling to Fox News host Sean Hannity. Toobin said, “Bill

Lucy Flores: Biden Interaction 'a Clear Invasion of My Bodily Autonomy'

Former Nevada lawmaker Lucy Flores, who has accused former Vice President Joe Biden of inappropriately touching and kissing her in 2014 at a campaign rally, discussed Sunday on MSNBC’s “Kasie DC” the interaction she had with Biden. Flores, who earlier

Brooks: 'A Lot of People Got Out Ahead of the Evidence' on Collusion – Trump Isn't Exonerated

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,” New York Times columnist David Brooks stated that many people “got out ahead of the evidence” and falsely claimed that there was collusion with Russia, and that it’s false for President Trump to claim he’s exonerated. Brooks said,

NBC's Welker: Mueller's Findings 'a Definitive Political Victory for President Trump and His Allies'

NBC’s Kristen Welker on Monday’s “Today” reacted to FBI special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation not finding any evidence of coordinating or conspiring in the 2016 presidential election between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia. Welker said Mueller’s conclusion is a

Whitehouse: 'Seems a Lot Like' Barr Made 'a Rush to Judgment' on Obstruction

On Sunday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Kasie DC,” Senate Judiciary Committee member Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) stated that Attorney General William Barr’s determination on obstruction of justice “seems a lot like a rush to judgment on the question of obstruction.” Whitehouse said,

Chicago PD Superintendent: 'A Lot More Evidence' Against Smollett

Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson revealed “there is a lot more evidence” going against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s version of an alleged hate crime. Johnson said as of now, Smollett will still get his day in court, but he said physical evidence, video evidence and testimony “does not support the version he gave.” “[T]here’s a lot more evidence that hasn’t been presented yet and does not support the version he gave,” Johnson told ABC’s Robin Roberts. He added, “But there’s still a lot of physical evidence, video evidence and testimony that just simply does not support his version of what happened.” Johnson wanted to make it clear that the Chicago Police Department is not coming out against Smollett. Instead, he said the evidence, facts and witnesses are saying Smollett created a fake hate crime. “It’s important for people to recognize that it’s not the Chicago Police saying he did something,” he argued. “It’s the evidence, the facts and the witnesses that are saying this.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Nadler: Trump Saying He 'Didn't Need to' Declare Emergency 'A Body Blow to His Case'

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) said that President Trump’s statement that he “didn’t need to” declare a national emergency is “a body blow to his case.” Host Chris Cuomo asked, “So, do you believe that those words will weigh heavy in any legal reckoning of the move?” Nadler answered, “They certainly will. Because the lawsuit will say that the — that there is no real emergency. And he’ll say there’s a real emergency. And here, he — the defense will be that the president decides whether there’s an emergency, the court can’t look behind that. And here the president’s saying there’s no real emergency. That’s a body blow to his case.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

Manchin: Green New Deal 'a Dream' – You Can't Just Say You Won't Use Coal, Natural Gas, and Oil

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) said the Green New Deal is a “dream.” He further stated that you can’t say you won’t use coal, natural gas, and oil and expressed support for finding ways to remove CO2. Manchin said, “Chris, first of all, the Green New Deal is a dream. … And that’s fine. People should have dreams, in the perfect world what they would like to see. I’ve got to work with the realities and I’ve got to work with the practical, what I have in front of me. I’ve got to make sure our country has affordable, dependable, reliable energy 24/7. But you can’t just be a denier and say, well, I’m not going to use coal. I’m not going to use natural gas. I’m not going to use oil. And you have to understand also, the climate, we talk about global climate. … How do we bring on China and India and everybody else, who are great users of carbon right now, and polluters of carbon, to be carbon-free also by using technology?” Manchin also asked, “[D]on’t you think we ought to find ways that we can remove the CO2 in an affordable fashion and