(TargetLiberty.org) – Another weekend is in the books, and we’re one step closer to fall. Can you smell the pumpkin spice in the air? As usual, the news didn’t take a break because most of America was enjoying two days of rest. In fact, with the Democratic National Convention (DNC) wrapped up, and the Republican National Convention (RNC) on the horizon, one might describe the media cycle as frantic.
Here are three of the top stories for the weekend ending on August 23.
Comey Brushes Off Investigation
Former FBI Director James Comey is in the spotlight again after an August 23 interview on CBS’ “Face the Nation.” The man President Donald Trump has called a “dirty cop” and a “showboat,” said he’s “not worried at all” about US Attorney John Durham’s probe into the origins of the Russia investigation.
Comey declared he knows “what happened during 2016” and disparaged the Trump Administration, saying the president and his team want to “have an investigation to talk about.” The former FBI director is one of the most controversial figures from Russiagate. Former Obama official, Sally Yates, recently accused Comey of “going rogue” by targeting former Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. The former official was charged with a crime resulting from an interview with the FBI, and the charges were later dropped by the DOJ.
White House Funeral
On Saturday, August 22, for the first time in 100 years, a president of the United States held a funeral for a family member in the White House. President Donald Trump said goodbye to his younger brother, Robert, in a somber affair. The First Family attended the event, and so did more than 100 others, including Rep. Peter King (R-NY).
Rosemary and I are in Washington, DC for Robert Trump’s funeral this afternoon at the White House. Robert was a truly great guy. We were proud to call him and Ann Marie our friends. Grateful and honored to be invited to the funeral. pic.twitter.com/trIjl6oi2v
— Pete King (@petekingcpg) August 21, 2020
President Trump gave the eulogy, but not many other details are known because he wanted to keep the service private.
Trump Adviser on the Attack
During a “Sunday Morning Futures” interview, the White House trade adviser, Peter Navarro, went after Joe Biden for his support of a 2005 bankruptcy bill that hurt consumers.
The Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act (BAPCPA) is blamed for making it harder for Americans to pull themselves out of debt. It’s the bill that made it impossible to get rid of student loan debt in bankruptcy. Navarro reminded Fox News viewers that Biden was sponsored by “lobbying money from the credit card companies.”
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