Saturday during the “Opening Statement” segment of “Justice” on the Fox News Channel, host Jeanine Pirro criticized Department of Justice special counsel Robert Mueller for including the statement that his report did not exonerate President Donald Trump of obstructing justice.
The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it was canceling a federal grant to California worth nearly $1 billion after Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the cancelation of the state’s high-speed rail project last week.
On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said that the sentencing memo for former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is a preview of the Mueller report, and the special counsel will “lay out a circumstantial case of political sin, rather than federal crime.” Dershowitz said, “I think that we’re seeing a coming attraction, a trailer for the Mueller report, in which, in the end, he is going to lay out a circumstantial case of political sin, rather than federal crime.” He later added, “I think in the end, what we’re going to see, is a report that lays out a lot of sins, alleged sins, lays out some activities which Americans won’t be happy with. But in the end, won’t find crimes, unless they stretch the law to fit the crime.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
Sunday on CNN’s “Newsroom,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) called the ongoing border crisis a “political ploy” by President Donald Trump. Water said, “Well, I am very saddened to see this situation with desperate people and all of this has being the political ploy of the president of the United States of America. He made this the central part of his platform, that he was going to do something about these migrants who were coming here. He called them killers and rapists, and he certainly did stoke a lot of fear about these migrants who are trying to get in, and so he promised the American people he was going to make Mexico pay for it all, that we would not have to pay a dime for it and now we have this chaos. That’s what he wants. He wants to stoke fear.” She added, “These migrants who now are facing a closed border and who are rushing, you know, and storming the border certainly that looks bad and looks as if they are at fault of all of this. What we need is comprehensive immigration reform led by the president of the United States in an effort to deal with this problem.