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Perez on Ohio Special Election: 'What Won Yesterday Was Gerrymandering'

Perez on Ohio Special Election: 'What Won Yesterday Was Gerrymandering'

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “New Day,” DNC Chairman Tom Perez commented on the special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District and stated that the district was “heavily gerrymandered” in favor of Republican candidate Troy Balderson, and “what won yesterday was gerrymandering.

Watch: Balderson Declares Victory in Ohio, Thanks Trump and Pence

Watch: Balderson Declares Victory in Ohio, Thanks Trump and Pence

During a speech on Tuesday night, Troy Balderson,the Republican candidate in the special election in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District, declared victory in the race and thanked President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

Dershowitz: Manafort Will 'Probably' Be Convicted

Dershowitz: Manafort Will 'Probably' Be Convicted

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz argued that Paul Manafort will “probably” be convicted. Dershowitz said, “Look, Manafort was smart not waiving venue because he’s much better off with Judge Ellis and a Virginia jury than he would be with a judge who revoked his bail in Washington, DC, and a DC jury, which is going to be largely Democrat.

Brooks: 'Clouds of Behavior' Make Trump-Russia Collusion Seem 'More Plausible'

Brooks: 'Clouds of Behavior' Make Trump-Russia Collusion Seem 'More Plausible'

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,”New York Timescolumnist David Brooks stated that he has moved from a 3 to a 5 or 6 on a scale from 1-10 on whether he believes there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia because there have been “clouds of behavior that make it seem a little more plausible.

Swalwell: 'We Always Knew' Trump Knew About Trump Jr. Meeting

Swalwell: 'We Always Knew' Trump Knew About Trump Jr. Meeting

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House,” Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) stated that Michael Cohen saying that President Trump knew about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with Russians is “like telling us that the sun sets in the west.

Harris: Trump-Cohen Tape 'Certainly Raises Questions'

Harris: Trump-Cohen Tape 'Certainly Raises Questions'

While speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) stated that she expects federal investigators are looking at the Michael Cohen-Trump tape and the tape “certainly raises questions that should be answered.

Kaine: I Won't Make Decision on Kavanaugh Until After Committee Hearing

Kaine: I Won't Make Decision on Kavanaugh Until After Committee Hearing

During an interview with “PBS NewsHour” released on Monday, Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) stated he will not make a final decision on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination until after the Senate Judiciary Committee’s hearing on Kavanaugh.

Dem Rep Connolly: Trump's Iran Tweet a 'Distraction' - 'Wag the Dog Time'

Dem Rep Connolly: Trump's Iran Tweet a 'Distraction' - 'Wag the Dog Time'

On Monday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Representative Gerry Connolly (D-VA) stated President Trump’s tweet about Iran is an attempt to distract from the president’s performance in Europe and said, “This is wag the dog time in Washington, DC.

Schiff: Trump 'Gravest Threat to Our Democracy' I've Seen in My Life - 'Quite Possible' Russia Has Dirt on Him

Schiff: Trump 'Gravest Threat to Our Democracy' I've Seen in My Life - 'Quite Possible' Russia Has Dirt on Him

During an interview with Yahoo News’ “Skullduggery” podcast released on Friday, House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) stated Schiff said,“Why would the president undermine NATO? Why would the president undermine Europe? Why would the president talk about bringing Russia back into the G8, when they still occupy their neighbor?Why would the president do all these things?Why would the president deny the obvious, that the Russians intervened in our election? You know, it could be that there is just some pathology at work with him, that he is so terrified that his election was illegitimate that he is responding in this way.

Pelosi: 'The Russians Must Have Something' on Trump

Pelosi: 'The Russians Must Have Something' on Trump

During a press conference on Tuesday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that President Trump’s “eagerness to sell out America” shows that Russia “must have something” on the president.

Nelson: Pompeo Should Say What Putin 'Has Hanging Over' Trump - Trump Claim He Misspoke 'Not Believable'

Nelson: Pompeo Should Say What Putin 'Has Hanging Over' Trump - Trump Claim He Misspoke 'Not Believable'

On Tuesday’s “CNN Newsroom,” Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) stated President Trump’s statement that he misspoke about Russian interference in the 2016 election during his press conference in Helsinki isn’t believable and that he wants Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to “come forward and tell us what it is that Putin has hanging over the head of Donald Trump.

FBN's Regan: Trump 'Should Have Defended Us' - 'Unpatriotic'

FBN's Regan: Trump 'Should Have Defended Us' - 'Unpatriotic'

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Intelligence Report,” host Trish Regan criticized President Trump’s statements after his summit with Vladimir Putin, arguing Trump, “should have defended us.

Schumer: Trump Putting Russia's Interests over America's, Millions of Americans Will Wonder if Putin Has Dirt on Trump

Schumer: Trump Putting Russia's Interests over America's, Millions of Americans Will Wonder if Putin Has Dirt on Trump

During a press conference on Monday, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated President Trump has put Russia’s interests over America’s and “Millions of Americans will continue to wonder if the only possible explanation for this dangerous behavior is the possibility that President Putin holds damaging information over President Trump.

Giuliani: Agreement to Talk With Mueller 'Probably Further Away'

Giuliani: Agreement to Talk With Mueller 'Probably Further Away'

On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” Trumplegal team member Rudy Giuliani stated that an agreement with Special Counsel Mueller for President Trump to answer questions is “Probably further away.

Rubin: If Roe Is Reversed, 'In Essence, We Go To 50 Civil Wars'

Rubin: If Roe Is Reversed, 'In Essence, We Go To 50 Civil Wars'

On Wednesday’s “MSNBC Live,”Washington Postcolumnist and MSNBC Contributor Jennifer Rubin stated that if Roe v. Wadeis overturned,“In essence, we go to 50 civil wars in each of the states, plus the District of Columbia.

Brooks: I Don't Think There Will Be 'Massive Overturn of Roe v. Wade'

Brooks: I Don't Think There Will Be 'Massive Overturn of Roe v. Wade'

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,”New York Times columnist David Brooks stated he doesn’t believe that there will be a “massive overturn” ofRoe v. Wade. Brooks said, “I don’t think it’s — the nightmare scenario on either side [the overturn of Roe], I don’t think is probably going to happen.

Durbin: 'We Don't Have the Power' to Play Hardball on SCOTUS Nominee

Durbin: 'We Don't Have the Power' to Play Hardball on SCOTUS Nominee

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Senate MinorityWhip Dick Durbin (D-IL) stated that Senate Democrats “don’t have the power” to play “hardball” on the nominee to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy.

Bolton: Trump Determined 'Direct Communication' With Putin Was Best Option

Bolton: Trump Determined 'Direct Communication' With Putin Was Best Option

During a news conference on the planned summit between President Trump and Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, John Bolton stated Trump determined that “direct communication” between Trump and Putin is in the best interest of both countries and the peace and security of the world.

Waters: Trump 'Calls for More Violence Than Anybody Else'

Waters: Trump 'Calls for More Violence Than Anybody Else'

On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” Representative Maxine Waters (D-CA) stated she didn’t call for anyone to harm anyone else and that the president “calls for more violence than anybody else.

Pompeo: I Think China Poses 'The Most Serious Threat'

Pompeo: I Think China Poses 'The Most Serious Threat'

During an interview with Hugh Hewitt broadcast on MSNBC on Saturday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated he thinks China poses “the most serious threat, and frankly, an opportunity for America if we can get it right.

Maher: 'A Recession Is a Survivable Event,' What Trump's Doing Isn't

Maher: 'A Recession Is a Survivable Event,' What Trump's Doing Isn't

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher responded to the controversy over his earlier commentsthat a recession would be worth going through if it undermined President Trump’s popularity by stating his critics should “take a course in perspective.

Hillary: 'Outcry' During 'Dark Hour' Forced Trump to Take a Step to Stop Family Separation

Hillary: 'Outcry' During 'Dark Hour' Forced Trump to Take a Step to Stop Family Separation

During a speech on Friday, former Secretary of State and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton stated that the “outcry” during the “dark hour,” of families being torn apart and children being treated as “political pawns” “forced” the Trump administration “to take at least a step toward ending family separation.

Sanders: Trump EO 'Didn't Go Anywhere Near Far Enough'

Sanders: Trump EO 'Didn't Go Anywhere Near Far Enough'

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) argued that President Trump’s executive order on immigration “didn’t go anywhere near far enough.” Sanders cited the lack of understanding on when children who were already separated from their families will be reunited with their families and stated the Trump administration’s solution to family separation is presumably “to provide indefinite detention.

Swalwell: Ending Separations Is Good, But Trump EO 'Could Lead to Family Internment Camps'

Swalwell: Ending Separations Is Good, But Trump EO 'Could Lead to Family Internment Camps'

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) stated that ending the separation of families is the right thing to do, but President Trump’s executive order “could lead to family internment camps,” and there need to be more resources devoted to ensure asylum cases are adjudicated quickly.

Warren: DHS Secretary Nielsen Should Be Fired

Warren: DHS Secretary Nielsen Should Be Fired

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) called on Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to be fired by President Trump before Nielsen has the opportunity to resign.

Giuliani: 'I'd Like To' Give Mueller Team an Answer on Trump Interview by July 4th - 'Shouldn't' Get Into Election Manipulation

Giuliani: 'I'd Like To' Give Mueller Team an Answer on Trump Interview by July 4th - 'Shouldn't' Get Into Election Manipulation

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” Trump legal team member Rudy Giuliani stated he’d like to give Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team an answer on whether President Trump will do an interview with the special counsel by July 4th and the special counsel “shouldn’t” “get into manipulating the election.

Giuliani: Mueller Investigation 'Should Be Suspended'

Giuliani: Mueller Investigation 'Should Be Suspended'

On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Trump legal team member Rudy Giuliani reacted to the DOJ IG report by calling for the suspension of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and the jailing of Peter Strzok.

Sanders: IG Report 'Reaffirmed' Trump's 'Suspicions' About Comey and 'Bias' Among Some at FBI

Sanders: IG Report 'Reaffirmed' Trump's 'Suspicions' About Comey and 'Bias' Among Some at FBI

During Thursday’s White House Press Briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated the recent report by the Department of Justice’s Inspector General “reaffirmed” President Trump’s suspicions about the conduct of former FBI Director James Comey “and the political bias among some of the members of the FBI.

Dem Rep Himes: 'Credible Argument' Comey's Actions 'Handed' Trump the Presidency

Dem Rep Himes: 'Credible Argument' Comey's Actions 'Handed' Trump the Presidency

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “At This Hour” conducted before the release of the DOJ IG’s report on the Clinton email investigation, Representative Jim Himes (D-CT) said that there is “a credible argument” that former FBI Director James Comey’s actions “handed the presidency to Donald Trump.

Pirro: Gowdy's Statement on Trump Spy Claims 'Ridiculous'

Pirro: Gowdy's Statement on Trump Spy Claims 'Ridiculous'

On Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Justice,” Judge Jeanine Pirro criticized Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) for his “ridiculous” statement regarding confidential informants and the Trump campaign.

Corn: Our Allies Are Finding Out They Can't Have 'Reasonable, Adult Relationship' with Trump

Corn: Our Allies Are Finding Out They Can't Have 'Reasonable, Adult Relationship' with Trump

On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” Mother Jones Washington Bureau Chief David Corn stated that American allies are finding theycan’t have “a reasonable, adult relationship” with the US, and President Trump is pushing away American allies while gravitating towards autocrats, behavior that is “rooted in his personality disorder.

Brooks: Trump Is Pardoning 'the Extreme Right-Wing Swamp'

Brooks: Trump Is Pardoning 'the Extreme Right-Wing Swamp'

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,”New York Timescolumnist David Brooks argued President Trump is pardoning “the extreme right-wing swamp” one person at a time. Brooks stated, “Usually, there’s a process where you decide there’s some injustice, or somebody’s exemplary in some way and they deserve a pardon.

Dem Rep Cohen: I See Trump Using Pardon Power to Obstruct Justice, 'the Resolution' 'Is Impeachment'

Dem Rep Cohen: I See Trump Using Pardon Power to Obstruct Justice, 'the Resolution' 'Is Impeachment'

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Wolf,” Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) stated he believes the pardon of author Dinesh D’Souza is sending a message to President Trump’s supporters about the Russia investigation and that if the pardon power is used to obstruct justice, “which is what I see happening, the resolution, according to the Federalist Papers, is impeachment, and it needs to be talked about.

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