In a contentious conversation with a CNN correspondent, Republican House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy criticized CNN, calling out the network’s bias in reporting on former President Donald Trump and their use of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
McCarthy’s comments about the charges against former President Trump were made during a Monday appearance when he was accosted by a reporter.
The reporter inquired about McCarthy’s willingness to defend Trump, who is accused of lying to investigators, conspiring against the government, and obstructing the administration of justice, as well as the House’s response to these allegations.
McCarthy instead criticized CNN’s decision to employ former federal law enforcement officers Andrew McCabe and James Clapper. Trump frequently criticizes Clapper, a former FBI agent who is now a TV news analyst.
McCarthy said to several reporters present at the Capitol on Monday, “The idea of equal justice is not playing out here.” McCarthy pointed to CNN journalist Lauren Fox and added, “You’re with CNN right?”
The speaker said, “Let’s take Andrew McCabe for example,” but Fox cut him off, asserting, “But this is a different set of circumstances,” and then pressed McCarthy to say whether he was willing to defend the former president.
“Are you prepared to defend your network, CNN,” McCarthy shot back. “You can’t put words in my mouth even though your network hired Andrew McCabe who was fired from the FBI for leaking classified documents.”
McCarthy responded, “You keep putting [McCabe] on to pass judgment on President Trump.” Former FBI Deputy Director McCabe was let go for disclosing sensitive information. He started contributing to CNN after leaving the FBI.
McCarthy hit back, saying, “My concern as a policymaker is that when you weaponize government and now you’re weaponizing networks, that is wrong.”
McCabe, a former FBI agent who now works as a commentator for CNN, frequently criticizes Trump.
Following the public release of the federal indictment on Friday, McCabe described the former president’s alleged activities as “a spy’s dream.”
In his concluding remarks, McCarthy emphasized the importance of equal justice and his commitment to upholding impartiality in the American legal system. We will do everything in our power to ensure that the American judicial system reinstates its blinders and treats individuals fairly, he pledged.
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McCarthy and other House Republicans have criticized the indictment of Donald Trump as being motivated by politics. They also claim that the Justice Department under President Biden is unjustly treating Trump.
After alleging that Trump endangered national security by handling classified documents after leaving office, federal prosecutors have charged the former president with 37 counts, the majority of which relate to possible Espionage Act violations.
Today, Trump is scheduled to be arraigned on the left-wing Democrats’ charges against him.
Trump was indicted by Democrat Joe Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday.
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