Garamendi: Trump 'Seeing Himself as a Dictator' in Roberts Fight

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Representative John Garamendi (D-CA) discussed the feud between President Trump and Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts and stated that “the president is once again seeing himself as a dictator, as above the law, that it’s all about him.” Garamendi said, “Equally important is the way in which the president is once again seeing himself as a dictator, as above the law, that it’s all about him. It’s all about his power, that he can dictate whatever he wants. He’s going to find out something quite different, both because the Democrats will have the Congress, and we’ll do investigations, and the court just said, we’re independent, Mr. President.” (h/t Grabien) Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

Maxine Waters: Trump Is Trying to Stop Mueller Probe — 'He Wants to Act Like a Dictator'

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “All In,” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said President Donald Trump removing Attorney General Jeff Sessions and appointing Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general was an attempt to stop special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe. Waters said, “This action by the president of the United States to fire him is directly connected to the investigation that is being led by Mueller. This president is interested in undermining that investigation. Stopping that investigation. He has threatened to fire him. Of course ,many of us have been opposed to Jeff Sessions for a lot of reasons—his racist background, et cetera, et cetera. But this president is focusing on him and firing him literally because I think he’s putting into action the plan by which to stop the investigation by putting Whitaker in as the acting attorney general. So we’re talking about a different situation here. But this is very dangerous.” She added, “I have always maintained that Donald Trump would never be presidential. I am not really shocked or surprised by anything that he may say or do. He has been absolutely outrageous in the way that he has called names, outrageous in the way that he has threatened, outrageous in the