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MSNBC 5 Jun 2020

Schmidt: Trump, Barr Building 'Thugocracy' With Secret Police

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Steve Schmidt, former senior Republican strategist, talks with Rachel Maddow about Donald Trump putting Bill Barr in charge of an unmarked collection of federal police. Aired on 6/5/2020.


Vice President Mike Pence met with African American faith leaders in Pittsburgh on Friday. They discussed racial inequality just one day after President Trump promised to take action on police reform. CBS News' Skyler Henry and The Washington Post's "Power Up" anchor Jacqueline Alemany joined CBSN with the latest out of Washington.
Last night, crowds gathered outside the White House and clashed with Secret Service members.
Today, Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) said President Trump "has a problem with the middle of the electorate" when it comes to re-election. Peter Baker says, "The numbers how have gotten so far down, they're really, really worried." Aired on 6/24/2020.
CNN's SE Cupp says President Donald Trump seems more concerned with politics than sending children back to school safely amid the global coronavirus pandemic.

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FEW VOICES ARE STARTING TO SPEAK
OUT FROM INSIDE THE PARTY AND
MAYBE THOSE VOICES ARE GETTING A
LITTLE BIT LOUDER?
MAYBE?
JOINS US IS FORMER REPUBLICAN
STRATEGIST STEVE SCHMIDT WHO I
MUST TELL YOU HAS BEEN
ABSOLUTELY INCANDESCENT OF HIS
CRITICISM OF THE PRESIDENT.
THANK YOU FOR MAKING TIME TO BE
HERE TONIGHT.
I FEEL LIKE I REALLY NEED TO
HEAR YOU ON THIS.
I NEED TO HEAR WHERE YOU ARE AT
ON ALL OF THIS STUFF.
SO THANKS FOR MAKING TIME TO BE
HERE.
>> GOOD EVENING.
GOOD TO BE WITH YOU, RACHEL.
>> I’M SORRY, GO AHEAD.
>> I THINK IT IS AN ASTONISHING
SCENE OF POLITICAL COWARDICE AT
THE SENATE LUNCH, EACH ONE
COMING BY, I DON’T KNOW, I DON’T
KNOW, I DON’T KNOW, THE FORMER
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, IN A
LEGENDARY RETIRED MARINE CORPS
FOUR STAR GENERAL, SAID THAT THE
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
IS A THREAT TO THE AMERICAN
CONSTITUTION, WHAT PROMPTED HIM
TO SPEAK OUT, WELL, WHAT
HAPPENED IS THERE WAS A GROUP OF
AMERICANS IN FRONT OF THE NORTH
LAWN OF THE WHITE HOUSE, ON THE
STREET, PEACEFULLY PROTESTING,
EXERCISING THEIR RIGHTS, UNDER
THE FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE
CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED
STATES, TO PEACEFULLY ASSEMBLE,
TO PETITION THEIR GOVERNMENT,
AND TO SPEAK.
AND WHAT WAS LOOSED AGAINST THEM
WAS STATE-SANCTIONED VIOLENCE.
THOSE PEACEFUL PROTESTERS WERE
ASSAULTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT, SO DONALD TRUMP COULD WALK ACROSS
DONALD TRUMP COULD WALK ACROSS
THE STREET, AND COMMIT AN ACT OF
SACRILEGE HOLDING A BIBLE UPSIDE
DOWN, BECAUSE HE FELT HUMILIATED
FROM HIS COWARDICE AND ALLOWED
HIMSELF TO BE EVACUATED FROM THE
OVAL OFFICE TO THE BUNKER, THE
PRESIDENT’S EMERGENCY OPERATIONS
CENTER.
SO THIS IS A LOW MOMENT AND A
DANGEROUS HOUR IN THIS COUNTRY.
AND PER YOUR PREVIOUS SEGMENT,
RACHEL, WE DON’T HAVE SECRET
POLICE IN THE UNITED STATES OF
AMERICA.
THESE PROTESTS ARE ABOUT RACIAL
JUSTICE.
AND ABOUT THE FACT THAT TOO MANY
OF US ARE NOT EQUALLY TREATED
UNDER THE LAW.
BUT NOW, AN ESSENTIAL PART OF
THIS STORY IS UNDERSTANDING WHO
ARE THESE MEN.
WE DON’T HAVE SECRET POLICE.
THESE MEN NEED BADGES.
THEY NEED IDENTIFICATION.
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE HAVE A RIGHT
TO KNOW WHO IS FUNDING THEM.
THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND AND WHO
THEY REPORT TO.
AND THIS IDEA THAT THE ATTORNEY
GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES HAS
SUDDENLY BECOME AN INTERIOR
MINISTER, AND A THUG-OCARACY
WITH A PRIVATE MILITIA OF SOME
TYPE THAT REPORTS TO HIM IS
ANTITHETICAL TO AMERICAN
DEMOCRACY AND THAT IS BEFORE WE
GET TO THE THREATS OF THE
PRESIDENT THREATENING THE
AMERICAN PEOPLE WITH THE
DEPLOYMENT OF MOST LETHAL COMBAT
FORCE IN WORLD HISTORY, TO THE
STREETS OF THE NATION THAT THEY

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