Sunday shows - Democrats attack, Trump allies defend tweets hitting Cummings

 

Mulvaney defends Trump's 'infested' remarks in grilling from Chris Wallace
BY IAN SWANSON
 
White House chief of staff Mick MulvaneyJohn (Mick) Michael MulvaneyTrump's latest plan to undermine Social Security Trump says he'll decide on foreign aid cuts within a week Dick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report MORE defended President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham: America must 'accept the pain that comes in standing up to China' Weld 'thrilled' more Republicans are challenging Trump New data challenges Trump's economic narrative MORE's remarks calling a black congressman's district a "disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess," stating during an interview with Fox News's Chris WallaceChristopher (Chris) WallaceSunday shows - White House stresses Trump's determination in China trade fight as GOP challenger emerges Klobuchar knocks Trump: 'This negotiating by tweet hasn't been working' Mnuchin: Trump's 'as determined as ever' on China trade fight MORE on "Fox News Sunday" that there was nothing racist about the president's comments.
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Nadler: Resolution condemning Trump's Cummings tweets 'wouldn't be a bad idea'
BY ZACK BUDRYK 
 
House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry NadlerJerrold (Jerry) Lewis NadlerPoll: Majority wants Trump out, but not through impeachment Second Democrat representing Trump district backs impeachment GOP memo deflects some gun questions to 'violence from the left' MORE (D-N.Y.) said he was unsure whether the House would introduce a resolution condemning President Trump’s attacks on Oversight Committee Chair Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsGOP Oversight report says Interior head met with group tied to former clients Nadler asks other House chairs to provide records that would help panel in making impeachment decision Nikki Haley voices 'complete support' for Pence MORE(D-Md.) but said it “wouldn’t be a bad idea.”
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Schiff: Mueller testimony about Russian interference was 'chilling'
BY REBECCA KLAR 
 
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffHillicon Valley: YouTube disables 200+ accounts over Hong Kong misinformation | Lawmakers sound alarm over Chinese influence efforts | DHS cyber agency details priorities | State AGs get tough on robocalls | DOJ busts online scammers Nadler asks other House chairs to provide records that would help panel in making impeachment decision YouTube disables over 200 accounts amid protests in Hong Kong MORE (D-Calif.) said the most "chilling" portion of former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerMueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony MORE's testimony was his confirmation that Russia never stopped interfering in U.S. politics. 
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GOP rep on Trump's Cummings tweets: 'I wouldn't be tweeting this way'
BY ZACK BUDRYK
 
Rep. Will HurdWilliam Ballard HurdThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump hews to NRA on guns and eyes lower taxes Democrat running for Will Hurd's seat raises over million in first 100 days of campaign Democrats keen to take on Cornyn despite formidable challenges MORE (R-Texas), the only African American Republican in the House of Representatives, said Sunday that he viewed President Trump’s attacks on House Oversight Committee Chair Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) as distinct from his attacks on four minority congresswomen but added, “I wouldn’t be tweeting this way.”
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Nadler: Mueller testimony 'broke the lie' on collusion and obstruction
BY ZACK BUDRYK
 
House Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) said Sunday that former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony last week “broke the lie” that Mueller's report cleared President Trump of collusion or obstruction of justice.
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Warner: 'Common sense' election security bills 'would get 75 votes' if brought to the Senate floor
BY ZACK BUDRYK 
 
Sen. Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerLawmakers sound alarm on China's disinformation campaign in Hong Kong Facebook users in lawsuit say company failed to warn them of known risks before 2018 breach New intel chief inherits host of challenges MORE (D-Va.), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that “common-sense” election security measures would get a supermajority on the Senate floor if a vote was allowed.
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Mulvaney: 'We're doing everything necessary' on election security
BY ZACK BUDRYK
 
Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney insisted Sunday that the White House takes election security seriously, saying the executive branch is “doing everything necessary” ahead of 2020.
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Sanders: Cummings fights every day to improve life in this country
BY REBECCA KLAR 
 
Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump preps conspiracy theory to explain faltering economy Sanders doubles down on 'Medicare For All' defense: 'We have not changed one word' Sanders, Warren back major shift to fight drug overdoses MORE (I-Vt.), a 2020 presidential hopeful, defended House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md). Sunday morning following President Trump's attack on the high-ranking Democrat. 
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Tlaib: Trump's 'hate agenda' seeping into policymaking
BY REBECCA KLAR
 
Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibTlaib says Trump 'scared' of 'Squad' Michigan city declines to renew contract with ICE to hold detainees Former GOP Rep. Jason Lewis says he'll challenge Tina Smith in Minnesota MORE (D-Mich.) said her constituents tell her President Trump's "hate agenda" is affecting their day-to-day lives.
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Ex-Virginia governor: Trump could 'rob a bank' and Senate wouldn't convict him
BY REBECCA KLAR
 
Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) said there's no way the Republican-controlled Senate would impeach President Trump even if House Democrats started an inquiry. 
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Schiff wishes Mueller had testified in 'more narrative fashion'
BY REBECCA KLAR
 
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Sunday he wished former special counsel Robert Mueller had testified in a "more narrative fashion" during his appearances in the House last week.
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Castro: Trump 'thinks he's going to win in 2020' through 'racial priming'
BY ZACK BUDRYK
 
Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian CastroJulian CastroHarris to appear in CNN climate town hall after backlash Castro qualifies for next Democratic primary debates Castro releases animal welfare plan as part of presidential campaign MORE blasted President Trump’s attacks on House Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), saying they were part of a broader “racial priming” strategy to shore up the president's re-election support.
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De Blasio: Democratic debates should address 'why did we lose and what do we do differently'
BY ZACK BUDRYK 
 
New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioSanders, Warren back major shift to fight drug overdoses Democratic candidates face hard choices as 2020 field winnows If the Democratic debates were pro wrestling, de Blasio is comic relief MORE (D), one of the two dozen Democratic presidential hopefuls, said Sunday that the Democratic primary debates should focus on "why did we lose [in 2016] and what do we do differently?"
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