Ex-Clinton aide: Dems should make 2020 'about integrity'

Democratic candidates should make the 2020 election a referendum on President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — State Dept. employees targets of spyware Ohio Republican Party meeting ends abruptly over anti-DeWine protesters Jan. 6 panel faces new test as first witness pleads the Fifth MORE’s “integrity,” an ex-Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonRepublican Ohio Senate candidate slams JD Vance over previous Trump comments Budowsky: Why GOP donors flock to Manchin and Sinema Countering the ongoing Republican delusion MORE spokeswoman said Sunday.

“At some point in the 2020 election, Democrats should make the election about integrity,” Karen Finney said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Finney served as a spokeswoman during Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign.

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Finney made the comment in response to remarks by 2020 Democratic candidate and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

“I think a lot of folks are waiting for some piece of evidence to come along that finally proves once and for all that [Trump] is not a good guy,” Buttigieg said Saturday at a Greenville, S.C., event, according to The Washington Post, urging candidates to consider why Trump was elected in 2016.

“And what they forget is that there are a lot of people where I live, and maybe a lot of people around here too, who, knowing that he’s not a good guy, walked in to the voting booth and voted to burn the house down because of some very deep issues that motivated them to send a message.”

Finney's comments come while Washington is speculating about the contents of special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE’s report on Russian collusion. Mueller handed in his report on Friday after a two-year investigation. Congress may be briefed on its contents Sunday afternoon.

Finney added that “how vigorously Republicans will fight to make sure we see the full report will say a lot about their integrity.” Earlier on the show, Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzHospitals in underserved communities face huge cuts in reckless 'Build Back Better' plan To counter China, the Senate must confirm US ambassadors The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Congress avoids shutdown MORE (R-Texas) joined House Judiciary Chair Rep. Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerHouse passes bill to expedite financial disclosures from judges Unrequited rage: The demand for mob justice in the Rittenhouse trial Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by American Clean Power — Democrats prepare to grill oil execs MORE (D-N.Y.) in calling for the release of the full Mueller report.

Trump has not yet weighed in on the report.