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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.

Tester: I Don't Want to Run for President in 2020

Tester: I Don't Want to Run for President in 2020

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Rachel Maddow Show,” Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) stated he doesn’t want to run for president in 2020 and he isn’t sure that he is in the mental or physical shape to run.

Schiff: We're Looking at Trump Jr., Kushner Transcripts to Examine Their Truthfulness

Schiff: We're Looking at Trump Jr., Kushner Transcripts to Examine Their Truthfulness

On Thursday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “MTP Daily,” incoming House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) stated that the transcripts of the testimonies of Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, Felix Sater, and other individuals are being looked through to see if a concern needs to be raised with the special counsel about their truthfulness.

Joy Reid: 'Interesting' that Pelosi and Clyburn Get Challenges and Hoyer Doesn't

Joy Reid: 'Interesting' that Pelosi and Clyburn Get Challenges and Hoyer Doesn't

On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” host Joy Reid said it’s “interesting” that House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Assistant Democratic Leader James Clyburn (D-SC) face challenges to their candidacies for House Democratic leadership posts, while House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) doesn’t, and “the African-American guy and the woman get challengers, and everyone’s saying they’ve got to go in order to save the party’s soul.

Rhodes: House Dems Should Investigate What Trump Knew About Khashoggi and When

Rhodes: House Dems Should Investigate What Trump Knew About Khashoggi and When

On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Up,” MSNBC Contributor and former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes stated House Democrats should investigate whether the White House knew that Saudi Crown PrinceMohammed bin Salman was responsible for the murder ofWashington Postwriter JamalKhashoggi and lied about it, and why the White House is “covering up for the Saudi murder of a dissident in a third country?” Rhodes said, “I think what’s very important here, and one of the things I want to know about is, what did Trump know and when did he know it? Because the US intelligence community…Saudi Arabia is something that they follow very closely.

Brooks: Both Extremes in WH-Acosta Press Pass Fight Are Wrong

Brooks: Both Extremes in WH-Acosta Press Pass Fight Are Wrong

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,”New York Timescolumnist David Brooks discussed the lawsuit over the revocation of CNN Chief White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass and argued that both the White House’s position and “The other extreme, that anybody should have complete access,” are both incorrect.

Maher: Why Not Make Pelosi Speaker Since 'She's Already Pre-Tarnished'

Maher: Why Not Make Pelosi Speaker Since 'She's Already Pre-Tarnished'

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher argued for electing House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) House speaker, in part by stating that Republicans will attack anyone the Democrats place in the spot, so it makes sense to use Pelosi, who is “already pre-tarnished.

Swalwell: 'We're Going to Do All We Can' to Get Whitaker to Recuse Himself

Swalwell: 'We're Going to Do All We Can' to Get Whitaker to Recuse Himself

On Friday's broadcast of HBO's "Real Time," Representative Eric Swalwell (D-CA) vowed that Democrats will do everything they can to get Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker to recuse himself due to the fact that Whitaker has "pre-judged" Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Scalise on GOP Voting for Pelosi: Don't Want Us to Interfere in 'Internal Deliberations'

Scalise on GOP Voting for Pelosi: Don't Want Us to Interfere in 'Internal Deliberations'

On Friday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” House Republican Whip SteveScalise (R-LA) responded to suggestions that Republicans might vote to make House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaker by saying he doesn’t want Republicans to interfere in “internal deliberations” in the House.

FL Lt Gov on Consequences for Snipes: 'Nothing Will be Taken off the Table'

FL Lt Gov on Consequences for Snipes: 'Nothing Will be Taken off the Table'

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox Business Network’s “Evening Edit,” Florida Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera (R) stated that nothing will be ruled out as a potential consequencefor Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes (D) for her handling of the 2018 elections.

McConnell: GOP Needs 'to Stop the Slide' in Suburbs

McConnell: GOP Needs 'to Stop the Slide' in Suburbs

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Daily Briefing,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) stated that Republicans “need to stop the slide” in suburbs. McConnell said, “Well, we definitely need to stop the slide.

Trump: Candidates That Stayed Away from Me 'Did Very Poorly'

Trump: Candidates That Stayed Away from Me 'Did Very Poorly'

During a press conference on Wednesday, President Trump stated that Republicans who decided to stay away from him “did very poorly. I’m not sure that I should be happy or sad, but I feel just fine about it.

Sanders: 'Right Now,' Trump's 'Had an Incredible Night'

Sanders: 'Right Now,' Trump's 'Had an Incredible Night'

While speaking to the Fox News Channel on Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated that, based on the results she has seen so far, “the president’s had an incredible night.

Pelosi: Any Impeachment Move 'Would Have To Be Bipartisan'

Pelosi: Any Impeachment Move 'Would Have To Be Bipartisan'

On Tuesday’s “PBS NewsHour,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) stated that whether there is movement to impeach the president depends on the results of the Mueller investigation, and if there is a move to impeach, “it would have to be bipartisan, and the evidence would have to be so conclusive.

Ryan: Birthright Citizenship Should Be Reviewed, It Needs an Amendment or Statute

Ryan: Birthright Citizenship Should Be Reviewed, It Needs an Amendment or Statute

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) stated that birthright citizenship for the children of people in the country illegally or people who get tourist visas just to have a child in the US should be reviewed, but any changes need to be done via a constitutional amendment or a change in statute.

Graham: Sessions 'Probably Will Step Down'

Graham: Sessions 'Probably Will Step Down'

On Monday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show,” Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) predicted that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will likely resign in early 2019 and said he isn’t interested in taking the attorney general job.

Sanders: I Don't Know if Midterm Is 'a Referendum' on Trump

Sanders: I Don't Know if Midterm Is 'a Referendum' on Trump

On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated she doesn’t know if the 2018 elections are a referendumon PresidentTrump, but the president has “galvanized” his supporters.

Brooks: Trump's Video Ad 'Pretty Straight-Up Racist'

Brooks: Trump's Video Ad 'Pretty Straight-Up Racist'

On Friday’s “PBS NewsHour,”New York Timescolumnist David Brooks stated President Trump’s video ad was “pretty straight-up racist” and that the president is telling people that the GOP’s message is built “on a lot of bigotry.

Perez: Trump Has Created 'a Climate' that 'Invites' Violence

Perez: Trump Has Created 'a Climate' that 'Invites' Violence

On Wednesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” DNC Chair Tom Perez stated, “when you create a climate, as this president has created, that invites violent acts, you should never be surprised when you have violent acts.

Trump: We Will Hold Asylum Seekers in Tent Cities Until Their Trial

Trump: We Will Hold Asylum Seekers in Tent Cities Until Their Trial

During an interview broadcast on Monday’s edition of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” President Trump stated that asylum applicants will be held in tent cities until their hearing takes place, and people with rejected asylum applications will “get out.

Trump: I'll 'Probably' Respond to 'Some' of Mueller's Questions

Trump: I'll 'Probably' Respond to 'Some' of Mueller's Questions

During an interview broadcast on Monday’s edition of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” President Trump said thathe will probably respond to some of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s questions, even though “it’s ridiculous that I have to do anything.

Trump: Mail Bomber 'Was Insane for a Long Time'

Trump: Mail Bomber 'Was Insane for a Long Time'

During a portion of an interview set to air on Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Ingraham Angle,” President Trump denied that he was responsible for the mail bombs, stating that the mail bomber “was insane a long time before.

Dean: 'The President of the United States Is Evil'

Dean: 'The President of the United States Is Evil'

On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” former Democratic presidential candidate and former DNC Chairman Howard Dean stated that President Trump “is evil.” Dean said, “[T]he young people in this country are not with this sort of evil, nasty, authoritarianism you see now that the Republican Party has become.

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