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Katie Pavlich defends Trump for defending himself, calls out MSNBC’s Scarborough

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Is there a double standard for President Trump in his war of words with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi?

Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich says there is and criticized Democrats and the media for favoring Pelosi. Indeed, Pavlich defended the president for defending himself.

“I love how the phrase ‘getting under someone’s skin’ is now defined by simply responding to attacks. Remember how [then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett] Kavanaugh defended himself and everyone’s like, ‘he’s too angry to be on the Supreme Court.’ This is basically the same thing,” Pavlich said Friday while co-hosting “The Five.”

TRUMP CALLS OUT PELOSI FOR ACCUSING HIM OF A ‘COVER-UP’ DURING INFRASTRUCTURE MEETING

“She accuses him of a cover-up in front of everybody to appease her Democratic caucus after an impeachment meeting, and then wonders why the president would have something to say about her behavior and what they are doing.”

Trump and Pelosi went back and forth Thursday, with the speaker asking the president’s family to hold an intervention for Trump due to his meeting walkout Wednesday. Trump responded by saying Pelosi was “not the same person, she’s lost it.”

Pavlich called out MSNBC host Joe Scarborough for saying Friday that the president was “pre-dementia.”

“People very close to him told us that he feared he was pre-dementia, that he had changed. You watch Donald Trump in the late 1980s, even in the 90s, you watch him now, he is completely changed,” Scarborough said.

“Can we talk about the media again doing their own self-diagnosis of the problem? Like, you’re not allowed to make any jokes right now about Jerry Nadler having an issue, but people like Joe Scarborough are allowed to go on national television and say that people have told him without actually naming anybody, that the president is pre-dementia,” Pavlich said.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Nadler, D-N.Y., had to receive medical attention Friday after a health scare at an event in New York City.

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His office said he merely felt ill but did not faint, disputing reports. A spokesman for Nadler told Fox News that the congressman “seems to have been dehydrated.”

Pavlich criticized members of the media for speculating on the president’s health.

“I remember when … we weren’t allowed to ask about anybody’s health when it came to that, but now news anchors are diagnosing people’s mental health,” Pavlich said.

Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

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Any interference in Russia probe is something public has ‘right to know about’: GOP lawmaker

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The American people “have every right to know” if political interference took place at the Justice Department regarding the Russia investigation, Greg Steube said.

Representative Steube, R-Fla., claimed Friday on “Outnumbered Overtime” that anyone involved in potential interference “has every right for justice to be served.”

Steube’s remarks come in the wake of President Trump giving Attorney General William Barr the authority to declassify any documents related to surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016.

TRUMP GIVES AG BARR AUTHORITY TO DECLASSIFY DOCUMENTS RELATED TO 2016 CAMPAIGN SURVEILLANCE

“Today, at the request and recommendation of the attorney general of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the attorney general’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 presidential election,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

“The attorney general has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information. Today’s action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions,” Sanders’ statement continued.

Steube, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, predicted that Barr would empanel a grand jury if indictments are necessary in the future.

He added Americans are likely concerned with the existence of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court.

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“I think that every American would initially have some grave concerns of a court that is operating completely in secret,” Steube claimed. “Given all the information and facts, if the information that was represented to the FISA court — if they knew this was campaign fodder or promulgated and still decided to issue a warrant, that would bring a lot of things to questions.”

“Those are questions that I would have,” he said.

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Hans von Spakovsky: Dems support cover-up by opposing Trump disclosure order on campaign surveillance

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Acting in the interests of transparency and justice, President Trump took exactly the right action Thursday night when he gave Attorney General William Barr new authority to disclose information dealing with what Barr has called “spying” on the Trump election campaign in 2016.

The president issued a memorandum authorizing Barr to “declassify, downgrade, or direct the declassification or downgrading” of any information relevant to “intelligence activities” connected to the “2016 Presidential election.”

President Trump’s action is long overdue and should be welcomed by everyone who advocates more government disclosure about its activities – including journalists, who are always seeking such information.

TRUMP GIVES AG BARR AUTHORITY TO DECLASSIFY DOCUMENTS RELATED TO 2016 CAMPAIGN SURVEILLANCE

Unfortunately, many Democrats and journalists immediately attacked the president for his new action favoring disclosure – in the same week they embraced the claim by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that Trump is engaged in a “cover-up” to hide information from the public.

President Trump’s new memorandum eliminates the “it’s classified” excuse that has been used to obscure how the counterintelligence operation against the Trump campaign originated.

Federal law enforcement officials launched the intelligence-gathering effort against the Trump campaign during Democratic President Barack Obama’s time in office – raising legitimate questions about whether the action against Republican Trump was politically motivated.

President Obama was a strong supporter of his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, in her campaign when she ran against Trump in the 2016 presidential election.

The counterintelligence operation that Barr will investigate included court-sanctioned electronic eavesdropping – what Barr called “spying” – on the presidential campaign of the candidate from the opposing political party of the sitting president.

Such intelligence gathering against the campaign of a political opponent running for president is unprecedented in American history and cries out for further investigation.

According to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, his nearly two-year exhaustive investigation found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to help Trump win the presidential election.

Schiff’s cover-up charge makes no sense. The Trump memo calls for<em> uncovering</em> more information – not covering anything up. A presidential order to declassify and make public all information connected to a particular investigation is the exact opposite of a cover-up.

The false collusion claim was based on political opposition research by former British spy Christopher Steele that was paid for by the Hillary Clinton campaign – research that relied on hearsay and anonymous sources.

Even former FBI Director James Comey admitted that this “salacious” opposition research – the so-called Steele dossier – was never verified before the FBI used it.

According to Andrew McCabe, the former No. 2 official at the FBI, the FBI would not have applied for a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant and opened the counterintelligence operation against the Trump campaign if it had never received the Steele dossier.

The memorandum Trump issued Thursday directs the heads of the Department of Homeland Security, the CIA and any other agencies that include “an element of the intelligence community” to “promptly provide such assistance and information as the Attorney General may request.”

The president’s memo is written in a way designed to prevent any members of the intelligence community who may want to cover up what happened – or who don’t like Trump – from interfering with the declassification effort.

The memo directs Barr to consult “to the extent he deems it practicable” with the heads of the “originating intelligence community element or department” – meaning whichever agency is the source of a particular classified document.

But Section 2 of the Trump memo gives Barr authority to make the final decision about whether any information connected to the 2016 election probe will be declassified.

As a result, no one in “the swamp” – as many refer to the bureaucracy inside the federal government – will be able to block the disclosure of relevant information such as documents, communications and court filings.

The president’s action is enormously important.

We obviously don’t want foreign governments interfering in our elections. But we also don’t want the political party controlling the executive branch to use federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies against candidates of the opposing political party or for other partisan political purposes.

The politicization of law enforcement happens routinely in dictatorships around the world – when critics of the regime in power are hit with false charges, convicted in show trials, and then sent to prison or sometimes even executed.

This should not happen in the United States. North Korea, Cuba, China and Russia should not be our role models for dealing with political opponents.

Imagine the Democratic and media outcry if we learned that the FBI and other federal law enforcement agencies had recently obtained surveillance warrants against any of the 23 Democrats seeking to run against Trump in 2020 and were now investigating them.

Anyone who thinks such a hypothetical investigation of Democratic candidates would be wrong should feel the same way about the investigation of the campaign of Republican candidate Trump in 2016.

It is vital that Barr investigate the origins of the counterintelligence operation and law enforcement investigation that was mounted against Trump and his campaign.

Barr must determine if there was real, verified, credible evidence that justified opening the investigation. The FBI also must explain why – if it actually had such evidence – it didn’t immediately brief candidate Trump that the Russian government was targeting his campaign.

In a statement released by the White House, press secretary Sarah Sanders said the memo issued by President Trump “will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last Presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions.”

Sanders is absolutely right. The only way for the American public to know whether federal law enforcement and intelligence officials acted in a completely ethical, professional manner or for partisan purposes is with complete disclosure and full transparency.

This is why it was so bizarre when Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., accused Trump and the attorney general in a tweet of conspiring to “weaponize law enforcement and classified information against their political enemies. The cover-up has entered a new and dangerous phase.”

Cover-up? Does Schiff understand the meaning of the term?

Schiff’s cover-up charge makes no sense. The Trump memo calls for uncovering more information – not covering anything up. A presidential order to declassify and make public all information connected to a particular investigation is the exact opposite of a cover-up.

And it’s ironic that some of the same Democrats demanding the release of the full unredacted Mueller report – including legally protected information presented to grand juries and classified national security information – are now attacking the president for wanting to release more information about the origins of the Mueller problem.

If anyone can be accused of a cover-up it is Schiff and other critics of the president’s memo that calls for more public disclosure. Opposing the president’s call to uncover more information is by definition a cover-up.

It’s ironic that some of the same Democrats demanding the release of the full unredacted Mueller report – including legally protected information presented to grand juries and classified national security information – are now attacking the president for wanting to release more information about the origins of the Mueller problem. 

And what are we to make of the claim that the new Trump memo will “weaponize” the formerly classified information against Trump’s “political enemies?”

It’s hard to understand that claim by Schiff as anything other than a fear that the disclosure will show that the president’s political enemies convinced the FBI and Justice Department to use hearsay, false claims, innuendo and political opposition research to launch an unjustified counterintelligence and law enforcement operation and investigation against the Trump campaign.

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It’s time we found out exactly what really happened.

As the late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandies once said, “sunlight is the best disinfectant.”

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Trump telling intelligence community to ‘cut the stonewalling’ on surveillance in Russia probe: Sol Wisenberg

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President Trump’s decision to authorize the declassification of key documents from the Russia investigation is “long overdue,” former deputy independent counsel Sol Wisenberg argued Friday.

Trump on Thursday night issued a memo giving Attorney General William Barr the authority to declassify any documents related to surveillance of the Trump campaign in 2016.

Trump also ordered the intelligence community to cooperate with Barr.

The memo read: “The heads of elements of the intelligence community… and the heads of each department or agency that includes an element of the intelligence community shall promptly provide such assistance and information as the Attorney General may request in connection with that review.”

BARR HAMMERED FOR STATING ‘SPYING DID OCCUR,’ DESPITE CONFIRMATION OF TRUMP TEAM SURVEILLANCE

“Today, at the request and recommendation of the Attorney General of the United States, President Donald J. Trump directed the intelligence community to quickly and fully cooperate with the Attorney General’s investigation into surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

“The Attorney General has also been delegated full and complete authority to declassify information pertaining to this investigation, in accordance with the long-established standards for handling classified information. Today’s action will help ensure that all Americans learn the truth about the events that occurred, and the actions that were taken, during the last Presidential election and will restore confidence in our public institutions.”

Responding on “America’s Newsroom,” Wisenberg said the memo essentially puts U.S. intelligence agencies “on notice” that they need to “cut the stonewalling out.”

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Wisenberg said the move is “obviously necessary” and he was “overjoyed” when he heard the news. He said new information about the origins of the FBI’s counterintelligence probe is still coming out to this day.

“People are tired of the stonewalling. Barr is the person who’s been given the authority to help get to the bottom of it. Unless you give that authority to someone with the power and gravitas of Bill Barr, people are gonna continue to stonewall,” he said.

Wisenberg, however, tamped down expectations from some that former officials could “go to jail” or be tried for crimes as a result of the Justice Department’s review of the Russia probe’s origins.

Fox News’ Talia Kaplan and Mike Arroyo contributed to this report.

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Ben Shapiro on Democrats’ ‘deeply cynical play’ and how Trump should have responded

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Ben Shapiro laid out how he believes President Trump could have achieved a better “political outcome” after his contentious face-off with top Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.

Shapiro said Thursday that House Speaker Pelosi, D-Calif., and other Democrats are trying to create an image that Trump is “impeachable” without actually pursuing impeachment in the House.

“Democrats are not interested in impeachment because they can read the polls just like everyone else can,” he said on his daily podcast.

TRUMP SLAMS DEMS AS ‘DO NOTHING PARTY,’ CALLS POST-MUELLER PROBES A ‘FISHING EXPEDITION’

Shapiro said it’s a “deeply cynical play” by Democrats, who are trying to portray Trump as acting strangely and “volatile.”

Pelosi said Wednesday that she “prays” for the president and the country after Trump cut short a meeting on infrastructure over what he called “phony investigations” by House Democrats.

Shapiro scoffed at the notion that Pelosi “gets on her knees every night and prays for the president.”

“Yeah, I’m sure that’s a thing that’s real,” he added.

Trump hit back Thursday, calling Pelosi a “mess” during a news conference at the White House. Pelosi then said she would work with Trump when he starts acting “more presidential,” mocking Trump for referring to himself as an “extremely stable genius.”

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BARR HAMMERED FOR STATING ‘SPYING DID OCCUR,’ DESPITE CONFIRMATION OF TRUMP TEAM SURVEILLANCE

Shapiro said Trump’s anger at Democrats is justified, but his poll numbers remain low for a sitting president.

He noted a new Monmouth University poll showing just 37 percent of voters believe Trump should be re-elected, while 60 percent prefer a new president.

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He argued that Trump’s “best move” was to call out Democrats for their partisan rhetoric and “unjustified” accusations and appear “above the fray” by still working with them on infrastructure.

“It now appears the president is holding infrastructure hostage in order to get them to end investigations into him personally, which is exactly what Democrats wanted him to do. I think the president did, politically, walk into a trap,” said Shapiro, adding that Trump showing “magnanimity in the face if cruelty” could be a winning strategy.

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Trump-Pelosi feud shows Dems have ‘nothing,’ look ‘ridiculous’: Mike Huckabee

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and President Trump’s recent back-and-forth is making Democrats “look ridiculous,” according to Mike Huckabee.

Pelosi, D-Calif., is in a “real tough spot” but is getting bested by Trump in their disagreements, Huckabee asserted Thursday during an appearance on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle.”

The Republican former governor of Arkansas told host Laura Ingraham that Trump is not allowing criticism from Pelosi to go without response.

TRUMP GOES AFTER PELOSI, HAS WHITE HOUSE OFFICIALS CONFIRM HE WAS CALM AT MEETING

“He is not allowing her to go out there, call him a criminal, saying he is committing crimes by covering things up and then walk over to his house and look him in the eye and pretend that she wants to do some legislation. He is calling her out,” Huckabee said.

“[President Trump] is not allowing [Nancy Pelosi] to go out there, call him a criminal, saying he is committing crimes by covering things up and then walk over to his house and look him in the eye and pretend that she wants to do some legislation. He is calling her out.”

— Mike Huckabee

Huckabee claimed Democrats “have nothing right now” and are frustrated that the Russia investigation did not go the way they wanted.

“Now they are a bunch of kids who are looking for Easter eggs on the Fourth of July. They just won’t let this go. It’s making them look more and more ridiculous,” Huckabee charged.

Huckabee claimed Trump is not playing any “ridiculous D.C. semantics game” and instead is speaking bluntly to a leader of the opposing party.

“She’s not the same person. She’s lost it. … She is a mess,” Trump said of Pelosi at a Thursday news conference.

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The president’s remarks came after Pelosi appeared to suggest at her weekly media briefing that Trump’s family should have a frank discussion with him about his temperament.

“I wish that his family or his administration or his staff would have an intervention for the good of the country,” Pelosi said, adding she is praying for him and the nation.

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CNN’s Acosta suggests Trump ordered unsealing of 2016 intel to ‘distract’ from Pelosi spat

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CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta suggested late Thursday that President Trump ordered Attorney General William Barr to declassify intelligence tied to surveillance of Trump’s campaign during the 2016 election in order to “distract” from his ugly spat with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.

While reporting on the breaking news during “AC360,” Acosta mentioned his “strong suspicion” that “critics” of the president will claim his decision to green-light the release of intelligence documents was due to his “war of words” with Pelosi, a battle Acosta suggested Trump was losing.

“I just want to caution that, you know, this is coming on, you know, an evening after the president has been engaging in a lengthy back and forth, a war of words with Nancy Pelosi and my suspicion, my strong suspicion is in the next 12 to 24 hours, you’re going to hear some of the president’s critics wonder whether he’s trying to shake a bright, shiny object in front of folks in to take the attention away from an exchange with the Speaker that many people in Washington feel did not go in the president’s direction, did not go well for the president.”

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The latest feud between Trump and Pelosi began Wednesday morning when Pelosi claimed that the president “engaged in a cover-up” just hours before the two came face-to-face at a scheduled White House meeting to discuss infrastructure, which Trump ultimately scrapped.

Things escalated on Thursday when the Speaker expressed her “concern” over Trump’s “well-being.” Trump fired back, calling her “a mess” and claiming Pelosi had “lost it” and was “disintegrating.”

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Trump-Pelosi feud ‘theater’ for GOP, Dem bases, Byron York says

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President Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s continued disputes are theater aimed at their respective Republican and Democratic voter bases, according to Byron York.

York claimed Thursday on “Special Report” Trump and Pelosi are “playing for their bases” and motivated by trying to keep their voters happy.

“I think a lot of the back-and-forth between them actually is theater,” he said. “The Democratic base wants to see Nancy Pelosi stand up to President Trump, and the Republican base wants to see President Trump stand up to Nancy Pelosi.”

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Pelosi, D-Calif., ripped Trump earlier Thursday, saying she was “praying for” him and suggested his family stage an “intervention.”

Her comments came after Trump cut short a White House meeting on infrastructure, with the president demanding Democrats halt their “phony investigations” before moving forward.

However, despite saying it is still largely theater at present, York said serious political ramifications could be on the table if the dispute continues to fester.

“Somebody is going to have to give,” the Washington Examiner political correspondent said.

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“I think there are going to be Democrats who said ‘if we are going to be serious about this, we have to have an impeachment inquiry’,” York said.

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Juan Williams, Greg Gutfeld on whether the media should apologize for promoting Michael Avenatti

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Do some media hosts owe Americans an explanation for hosting now disgraced anti-Trump attorney Michael Avenatti?

Greg Gutfeld made that argument Thursday on “The Five,” calling out networks and shows who lauded Avenatti and saying that the lawyer explored their “weakness” for attacking the president.

“It is pathetic how quiet they are. [MSNBC host] Stephanie Ruhle should address — she called him brother. Isn’t that sweet? They embrace him. You know why? He showed everyone how easy it is to commandeer the media and exploit their weaknesses and what were their weaknesses?” Gutfeld said.

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Avenatti is facing new criminal charges and is accused of identity theft and fraud against his onetime client, adult film star Stormy Daniels, who alleged she had a sexual relationship with Donald Trump years before he took office as president.

Avenatti allegedly stole $300,000 from Daniels’ book deal advance, which prosecutors claim he used to “maintain his extravagant lifestyle, including to pay for, among other things, a monthly car payment on a Ferrari.” The disgraced attorney already faces dozens of other criminal charges and is looking at the possibility of more than 300 years in federal prison.

The Greg Gutlfeld Show” host continued to criticize the networks for hosting Avenatti, saying they used him to do their “dirty work.”

“He was there do MSNBC’s and CNN’s dirty work.  He jumped on the horse and rode it to CNN’s guest heap,” Gutfeld charged. “But they should — they have a responsibility to address the mistakes. I have done that when I make a mistake.”

However, co-host Juan Williams defended the networks for having Stormy Daniels’ lawyer on air during the coverage of that story, before adding they had no idea what Avenatti was doing.

Gutfeld used Williams’ point to give credit to Fox News host Tucker Carlson.

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“He got vindicated,” Gutfeld said. “So, I think Tucker deserves a pat on the back and everybody at CNN and MSNBC they should come forward and say what they did wrong.”

Fox News’ Joseph A. Wuhlfsohn contributed to this report.

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Republican who called for Trump impeachment doubles down, says some of president’s actions have been ‘corrupt’

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Rep. Justin Amash, R-Mich., continued criticizing President Trump on Thursday, claiming that he engaged in both “inherently corrupt” actions as well as actions that were corrupt because of his intent.

“Some of the president’s actions were inherently corrupt. Other actions were corrupt — and therefore impeachable — because the president took them to serve his own interests,” Amash tweeted.

His comments expanded on tweets from Saturday in which the Michigan congressman accused Trump of engaging in “impeachable conduct.” Those comments provoked widespread criticism from Republicans like the president, who called him a “total lightweight.”

Amash argued on Thursday that Trump committed a slew of acts that showed him trying to impede the Russia investigation.

Amash also indicated that Trump engaged in criminal activities, including the campaign finance violation committed by his former attorney Michael Cohen.

His comments followed Democratic furor over former White House counsel Don McGahn’s refusal to testify before the House Judiciary Committee. Trump’s Justice Department has asserted executive privilege in refusing to comply with Democrats’ subpoenas — sparking outrage from Judiciary Committee Chair Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., accused the head of that department — Attorney General William Barr — of shirking his responsibilities in the way that he defended Trump.

“I hesitate to call him the attorney general, he’s really more the personal attorney for the president,”  Schiff said during an event on Wednesday. He also claimed that Trump didn’t have an absolute right to fire his personnel.

“The fact that the president has the right to fire an FBI director doesn’t mean that he has the right to fire one for an improper reason any more than an employer who has an at-will employee can fire them because they reject their sexual advances,” he said in response to a controversial memo that Barr issued before his confirmation.

Like Schiff, Amash said on Thursday that Trump’s ability to fire people was limited. “The president has authority to fire federal officials, direct his subordinates, and grant pardons, but he cannot do so for corrupt purposes,” Amash tweeted.

“[O]therwise, he would always be allowed to shut down any investigation into himself or his associates, which would put him above the law.”

In a similar vein, Amash reiterated his suggestion that Trump violated the public’s trust by misusing his authority.

“The president has an obligation not to violate the public trust, including using official powers for corrupt purposes,” he tweeted.

In one of his Saturday tweets, Amash argued that violating public trust was within the scope of “high crimes and misdemeanors” — the constitutional language surrounding impeachment.

While Amash pushed impeachment, Democratic leadership seemed to hesitate and struggle with its other members who forcefully pushed for that course of action.

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