Oct 1, 2019

Hillary Clinton gives her take on Pompeo Ukraine report to Colbert

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Hillary Clinton didn't hold back on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Monday on her thoughts about reports that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was listening during President Trump’s call with Ukraine's leader.

The big picture: The Wall Street Journal first published the report on Pompeo just before the former secretary of state appeared on the late-night CBS show with her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, to discuss their new book.

"I think if the secretary of state was on the call as is now being reported, he should have been one of the very first people to say, 'Wait a minute, we’ve got to clean this up. You can’t let that stand.' But we don’t know what he did."
— Hillary Clinton on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"

Clinton also had a dig at Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who's been subpoenaed by the House Intelligence Committee over Ukraine.

  • The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate noted that leaders might use an envoy or special adviser to deliver a message that's carefully thought through, but "from what we’ve seen on television, carefully thinking through is not one of Rudy's strong points."

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Updates: George Floyd protests continue past curfews

Protesters on Tuesday evening by the metal fence recently erected outside the White House. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images

Protests over the death of George Floyd and other police-related killings of black people continued Tuesday night across the U.S. for the eighth consecutive day — prompting a federal response from the National Guard, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Customs and Border Protection.

The latest: Protesters were still out en masse for mostly after curfews were in force in cities including Washington, D.C., New York City, Los Angeles and Portland — where police used pepper spray and flash bangs on a group throwing projectiles at them during an "unlawful assembly," per KATU. Portland police said this group was separate to the thousands of demonstrators who protested peacefully elsewhere in the city.

Primary elections test impact of protests, coronavirus on voting

Election official at a polling place at McKinley Technology High School in Washington, D.C. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

In the midst of a global pandemic and national protests over the death of George Floyd, eight states and the District of Columbia held primary elections on Tuesday.

Why it matters: Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee, needs to win 425 of the 479 delegates up for grabs in order to officially clinch the nomination. There are a number of key down-ballot races throughout the country as well, including a primary in Iowa that could determine the fate of Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa).

Iowa Rep. Steve King defeated in GOP primary

Rep. Steve King. Photo: Alex Wroblewski/Getty Images

State Sen. Randy Feenstra defeated incumbent Rep. Steve King in Tuesday's Republican primary for Iowa's 4th congressional district, according to the Cook Political Report.

Why it matters: King's history of racist remarks has made him one of the most controversial politicians in the country and a pariah within the Republican Party.