Zeldin on why he believes Barr will not resign over Trump’s tweets

Zeldin on why he believes Barr will not resign over Trump’s tweets


>>THANK YOU SO MUCH.
WE’LL HEAD OVER TO ED. WE’LL HEAD OVER TO ED.
>>Ed: LET’S BRING IN>>Ed: LET’S BRING IN
REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN LEE REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN LEE
ZELDIN FROM NEW YORK. ZELDIN FROM NEW YORK.
GOOD TO SEE YOU. GOOD TO SEE YOU.
SO IT SEEMS TO ME YOU KNOW SO IT SEEMS TO ME YOU KNOW
WASHINGTON WELL. WASHINGTON WELL.
THESE LEAKS DON’T HAPPEN THESE LEAKS DON’T HAPPEN
ACCIDENTALLY. ACCIDENTALLY.
FIRST YOU HAD BILL BARR A WEEK FIRST YOU HAD BILL BARR A WEEK
AGO ON CAMERA ON THE RECORD AGO ON CAMERA ON THE RECORD
WITH ABC SAYING ALL THE TWEETS WITH ABC SAYING ALL THE TWEETS
ARE MAKING MY JOB IMPOSSIBLE. ARE MAKING MY JOB IMPOSSIBLE.
NOW THESE ANONYMOUS REPORTS NOW THESE ANONYMOUS REPORTS
THAT PEOPLE CLOSE TO HIM ARE THAT PEOPLE CLOSE TO HIM ARE
TELLING THE WHITE HOUSE HE TELLING THE WHITE HOUSE HE
MIGHT RESIGN. MIGHT RESIGN.
HE MAY NOT RESIGN BUT IT SEEMS HE MAY NOT RESIGN BUT IT SEEMS
TO ME HE IS SENDING A SIGNAL TO TO ME HE IS SENDING A SIGNAL TO
THE PRESIDENT PLEASE STOP. THE PRESIDENT PLEASE STOP.
>>THAT’S TRUE.>>THAT’S TRUE.
I’M SKEPTICAL WHEN I SEE THESE I’M SKEPTICAL WHEN I SEE THESE
ANONYMOUS REPORTS LIKE WHAT WE ANONYMOUS REPORTS LIKE WHAT WE
SAW LAST NIGHT ABOUT THE A.G. SAW LAST NIGHT ABOUT THE A.G.
RESIGNING AND THE D.O.J. RESIGNING AND THE D.O.J.
QUICKLY SWATTING THAT DOWN. QUICKLY SWATTING THAT DOWN.
FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, THERE FOR THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, THERE
IS A BIG BURDEN ON HIS SHOULDER. IS A BIG BURDEN ON HIS SHOULDER.
AND THERE IS HIGH EXPECTATIONS AND THERE IS HIGH EXPECTATIONS
AMONGST THE AMERICAN PUBLIC AND AMONGST THE AMERICAN PUBLIC AND
THE PRESIDENT, AMONGST THE THE PRESIDENT, AMONGST THE
PRESIDENT’S SUPPORTERS, TENS OF PRESIDENT’S SUPPORTERS, TENS OF
MILLIONS OF AMERICANS EARLIER MILLIONS OF AMERICANS EARLIER
IN THE SEGMENT LAST NIGHT TWO IN THE SEGMENT LAST NIGHT TWO
TIER JUSTICE SYSTEM. TIER JUSTICE SYSTEM.
YOU MENTION ANDY MCCABE GETTING YOU MENTION ANDY MCCABE GETTING
OFF AND 7 TO 9 YEARS FOR ROGER OFF AND 7 TO 9 YEARS FOR ROGER
STONE. STONE.
AS DURHAM IS COMPLETING HIS AS DURHAM IS COMPLETING HIS
WORK, THE PEOPLE WANT TO SEE WORK, THE PEOPLE WANT TO SEE
THAT THE ORIGINS OF THE THAT THE ORIGINS OF THE
TRUMP/RUSSIA COLLUSION HOAX TRUMP/RUSSIA COLLUSION HOAX
THAT THERE WILL BE THAT THERE WILL BE
ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE FISA ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE FISA
ABUSE THAT TOOK PLACE AND ABUSE THAT TOOK PLACE AND
THAT’S A RESPONSIBILITY ON HIS THAT’S A RESPONSIBILITY ON HIS
SHOULDERS AND MAYBE HE DOESN’T SHOULDERS AND MAYBE HE DOESN’T
WANT THE PRESIDENT TO SPEAK OUT WANT THE PRESIDENT TO SPEAK OUT
BUT THE PRESIDENT WILL. BUT THE PRESIDENT WILL.
THE PRESIDENT WILL TWEET. THE PRESIDENT WILL TWEET.
THE PRESIDENT IS FRUSTRATED. THE PRESIDENT IS FRUSTRATED.
HE IS DEMANDING WITH HIS OWN HE IS DEMANDING WITH HIS OWN
HIGH EXPECTATIONS DEMANDING HIGH EXPECTATIONS DEMANDING
TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY. TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY.
>>Ed: YOU’RE RIGHT PEOPLE ARE>>Ed: YOU’RE RIGHT PEOPLE ARE
FRUSTRATED WITH TWO TIERS OF FRUSTRATED WITH TWO TIERS OF
JUSTICE. JUSTICE.
ISN’T BILL BARR THE PRESIDENT’S ISN’T BILL BARR THE PRESIDENT’S
OWN NOMINEE, NOT AN ENEMY OF OWN NOMINEE, NOT AN ENEMY OF
IS, ISN’T HE SAYING IT IS IS, ISN’T HE SAYING IT IS
HARDER TO GET JUSTICE IN THE HARDER TO GET JUSTICE IN THE
MCCABE CASES, THE COMEY CASES MCCABE CASES, THE COMEY CASES
AND THE REST IF THE PRESIDENT AND THE REST IF THE PRESIDENT
— EVEN IF HE IS NOT — EVEN IF HE IS NOT
INTERFERING IF IT APPEARS LIKE INTERFERING IF IT APPEARS LIKE
HE S. YOU MENTIONED ROGER STONE. HE S. YOU MENTIONED ROGER STONE.
BILL BARR SAID HE ALREADY BILL BARR SAID HE ALREADY
THOUGHT 7 TO 9 YEARS WAS TOO THOUGHT 7 TO 9 YEARS WAS TOO
LONG A SENTENCE. LONG A SENTENCE.
ONCE THE PRESIDENT STARTED ONCE THE PRESIDENT STARTED
TWEETING IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS TWEETING IT LOOKED LIKE IT WAS
PRESSURE BY THE PRESIDENT NOT PRESSURE BY THE PRESIDENT NOT
AN INDEPENDENT MINDED BILL BARR. AN INDEPENDENT MINDED BILL BARR.
>>A FEELING THE PRESIDENT HAS>>A FEELING THE PRESIDENT HAS
WHERE HE FEELS HE SHOULD OR WHERE HE FEELS HE SHOULD OR
COULD GIVE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL COULD GIVE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
SPACE ON, MAYBE HE WILL TAKE SPACE ON, MAYBE HE WILL TAKE
THAT INTO CONSIDERATION. THAT INTO CONSIDERATION.
BUT THE PRESIDENT IS NOT GOING BUT THE PRESIDENT IS NOT GOING
TO BE SILENT AFTER YEARS OF TO BE SILENT AFTER YEARS OF
THIS CLOUD THAT BASICALLY THE THIS CLOUD THAT BASICALLY THE
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND
F.B.I. PLACED OVER ALMOST HIS F.B.I. PLACED OVER ALMOST HIS
ENTIRE TERM. ENTIRE TERM.
SO I THINK AT THIS POINT WHILE SO I THINK AT THIS POINT WHILE
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL MAY WANT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL MAY WANT
THE PRESIDENT TO GIVE HIM A LOT THE PRESIDENT TO GIVE HIM A LOT
OF SPACE, REALLY THE PRESIDENT OF SPACE, REALLY THE PRESIDENT
IS SPEAKING NOT JUST ON BEHALF IS SPEAKING NOT JUST ON BEHALF
OF HIMSELF, HE IS SPEAKING ON OF HIMSELF, HE IS SPEAKING ON
BEHALF OF AN ENTIRE COUNTRY BEHALF OF AN ENTIRE COUNTRY
THAT IS — THAT SEES THAT IS — THAT SEES
MISCONDUCT, THEY KNOW THAT LAWS MISCONDUCT, THEY KNOW THAT LAWS
WERE BROKEN AND ADMINISTRATIVE WERE BROKEN AND ADMINISTRATIVE
PROCEDURES WERE BROKEN. PROCEDURES WERE BROKEN.
THEY READ THE HOROWITZ REPORT. THEY READ THE HOROWITZ REPORT.
THEY WANT ANSWERS AND THEY WANT ANSWERS AND
ACCOUNTABILITY AND THEY WANT IT ACCOUNTABILITY AND THEY WANT IT
NOW. NOW.
PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF WAITING. PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF WAITING.
THIS IS LONG OVERDUE. THIS IS LONG OVERDUE.
THEY DON’T WANT TO KNOW THAT AT THEY DON’T WANT TO KNOW THAT AT
SOME POINT YEARS IN THE FUTURE SOME POINT YEARS IN THE FUTURE
THAT THERE MAY BE THAT THERE MAY BE
ACCOUNTABILITY. ACCOUNTABILITY.
THEY WANT TO SEE PEOPLE RIGHT THEY WANT TO SEE PEOPLE RIGHT
NOW. NOW.
>>Ed: ONE OF THE QUESTIONS>>Ed: ONE OF THE QUESTIONS
MOVING FORWARD IS BILL BARR THE MOVING FORWARD IS BILL BARR THE
RIGHT PERSON TO GET TO THE RIGHT PERSON TO GET TO THE
BOTTOM OF ALL THIS? BOTTOM OF ALL THIS?
MITCH MCCONNELL AND LINDSEY MITCH MCCONNELL AND LINDSEY
GRAHAM BELIEVE HE S. THEY PUT GRAHAM BELIEVE HE S. THEY PUT
OUT THE STATEMENT. OUT THE STATEMENT.
THE NATION IS FORTUNATE THAT THE NATION IS FORTUNATE THAT
PRESIDENT TRUMP CHOSE SUCH A PRESIDENT TRUMP CHOSE SUCH A
STRONG AND SELFLESS PUBLIC STRONG AND SELFLESS PUBLIC
SERVICE TO LEAD THE DEPARTMENT SERVICE TO LEAD THE DEPARTMENT
OF JUSTICE. OF JUSTICE.
WE EXPECT EFFORTS TO INTIMIDATE WE EXPECT EFFORTS TO INTIMIDATE
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WILL FALL THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WILL FALL
WOEFULLY SHORT. WOEFULLY SHORT.
THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT THE THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT THE
LETTER FROM OUTSIDE MOSTLY LETTER FROM OUTSIDE MOSTLY
LIBERALS BUT SOME REPUBLICANS LIBERALS BUT SOME REPUBLICANS
WHO HAVE BEEN SAYING THEY USED WHO HAVE BEEN SAYING THEY USED
TO WORK IN THE JUSTICE TO WORK IN THE JUSTICE
DEPARTMENT AND ARE FRUSTRATED. DEPARTMENT AND ARE FRUSTRATED.
THE QUESTION IS AREN’T MITCH THE QUESTION IS AREN’T MITCH
MCCONNELL AND LINDSEY GRAHAM MCCONNELL AND LINDSEY GRAHAM
ALSO TELLING THE PRESIDENT THIS ALSO TELLING THE PRESIDENT THIS
GUY IS A GOOD, INDEPENDENT MAN. GUY IS A GOOD, INDEPENDENT MAN.
MAKE SURE HE DOESN’T LEAVE. MAKE SURE HE DOESN’T LEAVE.
>>I THINK THE PRESIDENT AGREES>>I THINK THE PRESIDENT AGREES
THAT ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR IS A THAT ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR IS A
GOOD MAN. GOOD MAN.
I BELIEVE THAT ATTORNEY GENERAL I BELIEVE THAT ATTORNEY GENERAL
BARR IS SOMEONE IN A GREAT BARR IS SOMEONE IN A GREAT
POSITION TAKEN THE REINS OF THE POSITION TAKEN THE REINS OF THE
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND IN A DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE AND IN A
POSITION TO BE ABLE TO DRAIN POSITION TO BE ABLE TO DRAIN
THE SWAMP INSIDE THE JUSTICE THE SWAMP INSIDE THE JUSTICE
DEPARTMENT. DEPARTMENT.
>>Ed: WHY NOT LET HIM DO THAT?>>Ed: WHY NOT LET HIM DO THAT?
>>I DON’T THINK THE PRESIDENT>>I DON’T THINK THE PRESIDENT
IS TRYING TO INTIMIDATE THE IS TRYING TO INTIMIDATE THE
ATTORNEY GENERAL. ATTORNEY GENERAL.
I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS I THINK THE PRESIDENT IS
SPEAKING HIS OWN MIND, BUT SPEAKING HIS OWN MIND, BUT
KUDOS TO ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR. KUDOS TO ATTORNEY GENERAL BARR.
HE MADE 2,000 INDIVIDUALS HE MADE 2,000 INDIVIDUALS
EXPOSE THEMSELVES OUT OF THE EXPOSE THEMSELVES OUT OF THE
SWAMP OF INDIVIDUALS WHO SWAMP OF INDIVIDUALS WHO
APPARENTLY DON’T HAVE MUCH OF A APPARENTLY DON’T HAVE MUCH OF A
PROBLEM OF ANDY MCCABE GETTING PROBLEM OF ANDY MCCABE GETTING
OFF AND SOME OF THESE OTHER OFF AND SOME OF THESE OTHER
INDIVIDUALS ESCAPING JUSTICE. INDIVIDUALS ESCAPING JUSTICE.
BUT THEY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IN BUT THEY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IN
A CASE OF ROGER STONE, SOMEONE A CASE OF ROGER STONE, SOMEONE
WHO HAD GUNS OUT SOMEHOW SEEN WHO HAD GUNS OUT SOMEHOW SEEN
AND REPORTED A STORY, A AND REPORTED A STORY, A
FOREPERSON OF THE CASE, AN FOREPERSON OF THE CASE, AN
ANTI-TRUMP PERSON WHO CALLED ANTI-TRUMP PERSON WHO CALLED
HIM THE CLAN PRESIDENT AND HIM THE CLAN PRESIDENT AND
RECOMMENDING 7 TO 9 YEARS ON RECOMMENDING 7 TO 9 YEARS ON
THE SENTENCING GUIDELINES THE SENTENCING GUIDELINES
INSTEAD OF 3 TO 4 WHICH IS WHAT INSTEAD OF 3 TO 4 WHICH IS WHAT
IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN. IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN.
>>Ed: PEOPLE FIRED UP ABOUT IT.>>Ed: PEOPLE FIRED UP ABOUT IT.
DO YOU BELIEVE BILL BARR WILL DO YOU BELIEVE BILL BARR WILL
STEP DOWN OR NOT? STEP DOWN OR NOT?
>>I DON’T BELIEVE SO.>>I DON’T BELIEVE SO.
I BELIEVE HE SUPPORTS HIS I BELIEVE HE SUPPORTS HIS
MISSION AND KNOWS WHAT HE NEEDS