Weekend thread: What's going on?
Bill Barr throws Trump overboard. Republican's decry Biden's speech, MAGA threaten violence. CNN fires John Harwood, who used last day to send a message to America.
Former Trump loyalist and attorney general Bill Barr stunned Fox News hosts when he slammed Donald Trump, saying there was no “legitimate reason” for him to have top secret documents at his beach resort. When you’ve completely lost “my Roy Cohn,” as Trump called him, things are really bad!
The response to President Biden's speech vilifying MAGA Republicans, meanwhile, has led to direct threats of violence — proving the point. Some counter-terrorism experts even say he shouldn’t have given it. What do you think of that?
And CNN, under the leadership of new owners leading a purge to make the network more conservative, fired one of its more salient reporters, who didn’t see covering threats to democracy as a “both sides” issue, and signed off with a message about the danger of Trump.
So, yes, another weekend thread for you to discuss these and any other news stories on your mind. Or just tell us what you’re up to for the weekend.