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McCabe: Trump 'Similar' to Mob Boss in Obsession With Loyalty

McCabe: Trump 'Similar' to Mob Boss in Obsession With Loyalty

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe stated President Trump is “similar” to mob bosses in “constantly assessing the loyalty of those soldiers and people around him because it’s essential to his own existence.

McCabe: 'It's Possible' Trump Could Be a Russian Asset

McCabe: 'It's Possible' Trump Could Be a Russian Asset

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” former Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe said it is “possible” that President Trump could be a Russian asset. Host Anderson Cooper asked, “Do you still believe the president could be a Russian asset?” McCabe answered,“I think it’s possible.

Klobuchar: Medicare for All 'Could Be a Possibility in the Future'

Klobuchar: Medicare for All 'Could Be a Possibility in the Future'

During a town hall on CNN on Monday, 2020 presidential candidate Senator AmyKlobuchar (D-MN) stated that Medicare for all “could be a possibility in the future.” Klobuchar stated,“I think it’s something that we can look to for the future, but I want to get action now.

Brooks: Democrats Have Made It 'Hard For a Lot of Moderates to Support Anything'

Brooks: Democrats Have Made It 'Hard For a Lot of Moderates to Support Anything'

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,”New York Timescolumnist David Brooks argued that Democrats have made it difficult “for a lot of moderates to support anything.” Brooks stated,“As Donald Trump makes it extremely hard to think about supporting somebody like that, I find the Democrats have done an outstanding job of making it hard for a lot of moderates to support anything.

Meadows: 'I Don't Support' Immigration Deal, 'I Expect' Trump to Sign It

Meadows: 'I Don't Support' Immigration Deal, 'I Expect' Trump to Sign It

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” House Freedom Caucus Chair Mark Meadows (R-NC) expressed opposition to the immigration deal reached by the conference committee and said he expects the president to sign it and then take some executive action.

Schumer: Trump 'Must Sign' Immigration Agreement

Schumer: Trump 'Must Sign' Immigration Agreement

During a speech on the Senate floor on Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) urged President Trump to sign the agreement reached by the immigration conference committee.

Hoyer: ICE Is 'An Absolutely Essential Agency'

Hoyer: ICE Is 'An Absolutely Essential Agency'

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) criticized calls to abolish ICE and stated that the organization is an “absolutely” necessary one.

Dem Rep. Barbara Lee: Trump Has 'Presided Over the Most Corrupt Administration in History'

Dem Rep. Barbara Lee: Trump Has 'Presided Over the Most Corrupt Administration in History'

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) stated that President Trump has “presided over the most corrupt administration in history.” Transcript as Follows: “Hi, I’m Congresswoman Barbara Lee, and I’m proud to represent the beautiful 13th District of California in Congress.

Dem Judiciary Rep. Jayapal: I Got the Sense Whitaker 'Wasn't Truthful'

Dem Judiciary Rep. Jayapal: I Got the Sense Whitaker 'Wasn't Truthful'

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” House Judiciary Committee member Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) said she got the sense that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was not truthful during his testimony before the committee earlier in the day.

Dem Rep. Gottheimer: 'Lots of People in My Party' Support Some Fencing

Dem Rep. Gottheimer: 'Lots of People in My Party' Support Some Fencing

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” House Problem Solvers Caucus co-chair Representative JoshGottheimer (D-NJ) stated that he believes “evidence-based fencing” will be one of theoptionsfor a border security deal, and that “lots of people” in the Democratic Party support some fencing.

Dem Rep. Price: Northam 'Needs to Step Down'

Dem Rep. Price: Northam 'Needs to Step Down'

On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Up,” Representative David Price (D-NC) stated that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D) should resign. Price said, “I do think he needs to step down.

GOP Rep. Biggs: I Don't Think We'll Have a Border Deal by February 15

GOP Rep. Biggs: I Don't Think We'll Have a Border Deal by February 15

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Representative Andy Biggs (R-AZ) stated that he thinks coming to a deal on border security is going to be difficult and predicted there won’t be a deal by February 15th.

Brooks: Shutdown Resolution 'Total Victory for the Democrats'

Brooks: Shutdown Resolution 'Total Victory for the Democrats'

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,”New York Timescolumnist David Brooks stated that the shutdown resolution “is a total victory for the Democrats.” He added that he believes the odds of another shutdown are low.

Lieu: 'There Is No Crisis at the Border That Justifies a Government Shutdown'

Lieu: 'There Is No Crisis at the Border That Justifies a Government Shutdown'

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) stated that “there is no crisis at the border that justifies a government shutdown.” Transcript as Follows: “Hello, I’m Ted Lieu and I represent western Los Angeles County in the United States Congress.

Maher: I Think Trump's 'Plotting' 'Wag the Dog' War

Maher: I Think Trump's 'Plotting' 'Wag the Dog' War

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher stated that he thinks President Trump is scheming to go to war to distract from his defeat in the shutdown fight, the arrest of former adviser Roger Stone, and his poor poll numbers.

Maher: Stone's Arrest Was 'Over-the-Top'

Maher: Stone's Arrest Was 'Over-the-Top'

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher said that the arrest of former Trump adviser Roger Stone “was an over-the-top arrest.” During an interview with author and columnist Ann Coulter, Maher stated, “Roger Stone was arrested.

Dem Rep. Meeks: 'Nancy Pelosi Is the Master Negotiator'

Dem Rep. Meeks: 'Nancy Pelosi Is the Master Negotiator'

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” Representative Gregory Meeks (D-NY) declared House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) “the master negotiator.” Meeks said, “Nancy Pelosi is the master negotiator.

Hoyer: 'Physical Barriers Are Part of the Solution' - Don't Think Democrats Will Vote for Trump's Proposal

Hoyer: 'Physical Barriers Are Part of the Solution' - Don't Think Democrats Will Vote for Trump's Proposal

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) said he doesn’t think President Trump will get any Democrats to vote for his immigration proposal, and that while he thinks the government needs to be opened prior to immigration negotiations, he does think “physical barriers are part of the solution.

Dem Rep. Cleaver: Trump Is Playing Us 'For Fools'

Dem Rep. Cleaver: Trump Is Playing Us 'For Fools'

On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation,” Representative Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) reacted to President Trump’s proposal on immigration and the government shutdown by stating President Trump is trying to “play us for fools.

Brooks: I Don't Think Trump Will Declare National Emergency

Brooks: I Don't Think Trump Will Declare National Emergency

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,”New York Timescolumnist David Brooks predicted that President Trump will not declare a national emergency on the border and said that if anything would lead to weakened Republican support for Trump, a national emergency declaration would do it.

Klobuchar: Trump Should 'Come Back to the Table,' End Shutdown

Klobuchar: Trump Should 'Come Back to the Table,' End Shutdown

During Friday’s Democratic Weekly Address, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) asked President Trump “to come back to the table,” and end the government shutdown. Transcript as Follows: “I’m Amy Klobuchar, the Senator from the state of Minnesota.

Maher: 'I Think the BuzzFeed Story Is True'

Maher: 'I Think the BuzzFeed Story Is True'

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher stated he believes the BuzzFeed story about President Trump ordering Michael Cohen to lie to Congress is true.

Dem Rep. Cohen: Trump Has 'Given Up On the Idea of Being Re-Elected'

Dem Rep. Cohen: Trump Has 'Given Up On the Idea of Being Re-Elected'

On Friday’s “MSNBC Live,” Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) stated that he believes President Trump has “given up on the idea of being re-elected” and is simply trying to keep his base to keep Senate Republicans from voting to convict him.

Gillibrand: Trump 'Is Making This Country Less Safe'

Gillibrand: Trump 'Is Making This Country Less Safe'

On Wednesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” 2020 presidential candidate Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) stated that the president is “creating so much disruption in foreign policy that he is making this country less safe.

Schumer: 'We Have to Stay Strong' on Shutdown, Republicans Will Pressure Trump

Schumer: 'We Have to Stay Strong' on Shutdown, Republicans Will Pressure Trump

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) stated that Democrats believe they should hold firm on the government shutdown and Republicans will start pressuring President Trump to either change his mind or go around him.

Barr: I Wouldn't Follow an Order From Trump to Fire Mueller Without Good Cause

Barr: I Wouldn't Follow an Order From Trump to Fire Mueller Without Good Cause

During his hearing before the Senate Judiciary CommitteeonTuesday, Attorney General nominee William Barr stated that he would not follow an order from the president to change the current special counsel regulations and then fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller or follow orders to fire Mueller without cause.

Dem Rep. Quigley: 'I Believe the President of the United States Has Been Compromised'

Dem Rep. Quigley: 'I Believe the President of the United States Has Been Compromised'

On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” House Intelligence Committee member Mike Quigley (D-IL) declared that he believes President Trump “has been compromised.” Quigley said, “The fact that Deutsche Bank was the only bank that would do business with the president before he was elected, was also the bank that laundered money for the Russians, the fact that the president slow-rolled out sanctions against the Russians, the fact that he would rather trust a foreign adversary, President Putin, over his entire intelligence community, he fired Sessions and Comey, there are no coincidences.

Gidley: Immigration 'Has to Be Fixed via Congress'

Gidley: Immigration 'Has to Be Fixed via Congress'

On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Deputy White House Press Secretary Hogan Gidley stated that immigration “has to be fixed via Congress,” and the White House doesn’t want to “let them off the hook here.

WH Spox Schlapp: Trump 'Already Moved Forward in a Compromise' on Wall Design

WH Spox Schlapp: Trump 'Already Moved Forward in a Compromise' on Wall Design

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Varney & Co.,” White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp said President Trump “has already moved forward in a compromise” on border wall design with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and that the president told the speaker “we’ll design it together.

Conway: Trump Declaring a National Emergency 'Would Also Let Congress Off the Hook'

Conway: Trump Declaring a National Emergency 'Would Also Let Congress Off the Hook'

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway stated that President Trump has “never committed to” declaring a national emergency to build a border wall, the legal implications of such a move are being researched by the White House Counsel’s Office, and that such a move “would also let Congress off the hook one more time.

Schiff: 'I Presume' Trump Is 'Voted Out of Office'

Schiff: 'I Presume' Trump Is 'Voted Out of Office'

During an interview with the Hill on Friday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) stated that he presumes the Trump presidency ends with Trump “being voted out of office.

Cardin: 'We Will Not Support a Wall'

Cardin: 'We Will Not Support a Wall'

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) declared, “We will not support a wall.” Cardin said,“We’re prepared to talk with the president as to what we need for border security.

Lieu: 'Democrats Will Never Cave to Donald Trump's Demands in a Government Shutdown'

Lieu: 'Democrats Will Never Cave to Donald Trump's Demands in a Government Shutdown'

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA) declared that “Democrats will never cave to Donald Trump’s demands in a government shutdown.” He also said that while he would be open to a comprehensive plan on immigration, “we cannot talk about wall funding in the context of a government shutdown.

Romney: 'I'll Be with Republicans' on the Shutdown

Romney: 'I'll Be with Republicans' on the Shutdown

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “The Lead,” Senator-Elect Mitt Romney (R-UT) defended his op-ed criticizing President Trump, but said that he will “be with Republicans” on the government shutdown.

Border Patrol Agent: 'We Are Being Overwhelmed'

Border Patrol Agent: 'We Are Being Overwhelmed'

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” San Diego Sector Deputy Chief Border Patrol Agent Roy Villareal stated that the situation on the border is “unprecedented.

Jeffries: We're Not Going to Let Americans Be 'Held Hostage' to Build Wall

Jeffries: We're Not Going to Let Americans Be 'Held Hostage' to Build Wall

On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Up,” incoming House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) stated that Democrats “are not going to allow the American people to be held hostage to a $5 billion, or somewhere south of that, ransom note in order to build a ridiculous border wall that’s not going to make anyone safe.

Council of Economic Advisers Chair: Federal Reserve Chairman's Job Is Safe

Council of Economic Advisers Chair: Federal Reserve Chairman's Job Is Safe

While speaking to reporters on Wednesday,White House Council of Economic Advisers Chair Kevin Hassett stated that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell’s job is completely safe. Hassett responded to a question on whether Powell’s job is safe by stating, “Yes, of course.

Sanders: I'm Not Going to Support Money for a Wall

Sanders: I'm Not Going to Support Money for a Wall

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stated that he isn’t going to support funding for a border wall and argued that a wall “just fans Trump’s illusions,” and is a bad idea.

Dem Sen. Murphy: 95% Chance We Have a Government Shutdown

Dem Sen. Murphy: 95% Chance We Have a Government Shutdown

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) said that the continuing resolution passed by the House that contains $5 billion in wall funding will not pass the Senate and placed the odds of a government shutdown at 95%.

GOP Rep. Kinzinger: Afghanistan Drawdown Will Lead To 'Major Consequences'

GOP Rep. Kinzinger: Afghanistan Drawdown Will Lead To 'Major Consequences'

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” Representative Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), a veteran of the Afghanistan War, criticized the drawdown of troops in Afghanistan as one that will lead to “major consequences” and stated that “the military is absolutely disheartened by this.

Schiff: DOJ Needs to Reevaluate Whether a Sitting President Can Be Indicted

Schiff: DOJ Needs to Reevaluate Whether a Sitting President Can Be Indicted

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” incoming House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) called for the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) to reevaluate its opinion that a sitting president can’t be indicted “under circumstances in which the failure to do so may mean that person escapes justice.

Podesta: Trump Wants Chief of Staff 'Who's Willing to Obstruct Justice'

Podesta: Trump Wants Chief of Staff 'Who's Willing to Obstruct Justice'

On Tuesday’s “MSNBC Live,” former Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta stated that President Trump is looking for a chief of staff “who’s willing to obstruct justice when he needs to, and someone who’s willing to protect his family at all costs.

Rand: Saudis Are Worse Than Iran in Terms of 'Spreading Ideas of Violent Jihad'

Rand: Saudis Are Worse Than Iran in Terms of 'Spreading Ideas of Violent Jihad'

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) stated that he has a hard time deciding whether Iran is more evil than Saudi Arabia, and “as far as spreading radical Islam and spreading ideas of violent jihad against civilians, I think the Saudis are actually much more of a worldwide menace.

Garamendi: Seems Like Trump Will Be Indicted, Congressional Investigation Might Be 'Opening Days' of Impeachment

Garamendi: Seems Like Trump Will Be Indicted, Congressional Investigation Might Be 'Opening Days' of Impeachment

On Friday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Representative John Garamendi (D-CA) reacted to the sentencing memos on former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen by stating that it seems like the president will be indicted “or at least up to that point,” and Congressional investigations could be characterized as “the opening days of an impeachment.

Dem Sen. Blumenthal: 'The Walls Are Closing in on Donald Trump'

Dem Sen. Blumenthal: 'The Walls Are Closing in on Donald Trump'

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) reacted to the Southern District of New York’s sentencing memo on former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen by stating that the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place, “and the walls are closing in on Donald Trump and his inner circle, including his family.

Intel. Dem Speier: I Think Trump Jr. Lied to the Committee

Intel. Dem Speier: I Think Trump Jr. Lied to the Committee

On Friday’s broadcast of “CNN Right Now,” House Intelligence Committee member Jackie Speier (D-CA) said that she believes that Donald Trump Jr. lied to the committee on at least a couple of occasions.

Dole: My Salute of Bush 'Was Almost Automatic'

Dole: My Salute of Bush 'Was Almost Automatic'

On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” former Republican presidential candidate Bob Dole discussed his salute of former President George H.W. Bush’s casket and said the salute wasn’t something he thought of in advance, “it was almost automatic.

Scalise: We've Reached Two-Week Deal on Shutdown, Wall Battle Will Continue

Scalise: We've Reached Two-Week Deal on Shutdown, Wall Battle Will Continue

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) confirmed that a deal has been reached to fund the government for two weeks to temporarily avert a government shutdown and vowed that the fight for wall funding will continue.

Pence: Bush 'A Commander and a Great Man'

Pence: Bush 'A Commander and a Great Man'

On Monday, Vice President Mike Pence characterized former President George H.W. Bush as “a commander and a great man” during his tribute to the former president at the US Capitol.

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