CBS Plots Strategy With 2020 Dem, Skips Reports of Mistreating Staff

The co-hosts of CBS This Morning on Friday eagerly plotted strategy with 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar. They also helpfully ignored the reports that the Senator is an abusive boss who treats people terribly. Speaking of Attorney General William Barr and the Mueller report, Norah O’Donnell marveled, “You heard the Speaker of the House accuse the attorney general of a crime. What's the remedy?”  

Highlighting Robert Mueller, co-host Anthony Mason huddled with the Democrat on how the party can work around Republicans: “Is there anything the Senate Democrats can do to get him in?” 

 

 

Tossing a softball to Klobuchar about the President's taxes, O’Donnell looked for talking apoints: 

Now, of course, the Republicans who control the Senate have not said they will bring Robert Mueller to testify. But you have a specific question for him about him the President's taxes. What's at issue there? 

At no time, did any of the co-hosts mention the fear and “terror” former employees speak of when talking about the Democrat: 

That anger regularly left employees in tears, four former staffers said. She yelled, threw papers, and sometimes even hurled objects; one aide was accidentally hit with a flying binder, according to someone who saw it happen, though the staffer said the senator did not intend to hit anyone with the binder when she threw it.

“I cried. I cried, like, all the time,” said one former staffer.

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When staffers made mistakes, the emails show, she reamed them out—and sometimes, emails show, threatened to fire them—over threads that included many of their colleagues.

On Thursday, CBS analyst Rikki Klieman praised Klobuchar’s attacks on the AG as very effective: “I thought Amy Klobuchar gets an A-plus because she had a goal in her questions and she got to it.” 

A transcript of the questions is below. Click “expand” to read more: 

CBS This Morning
5/3/19
8:03:34 to 8:09:03

NORAH O’DONNELL: In our series, "The Road to 2020," we're talking to current and perspective candidates about issues affecting the country. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota announced her candidacy in February as you can see in a lot of snow. And now she serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee and took part in the questions of Attorney General Barr next week. Senator Klobuchar joins us first on CBS this Morning to share her new plan for addiction prevention and treatment. We're going to get to that in just a moment because we know it's a cause that has affected you personally. But first, you heard the Speaker of the House accuse the attorney general of a crime. What's the remedy? 

SENATOR AMY KLOBUCHAR: First of all what attorney general counsel did was misleading.

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O’DONNELL: Now, of course, the Republicans who control the Senate have not said they will bring Robert Mueller to testify. But you have a specific question for him about him the President's taxes. What's at issue there? 

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ANTHONY MASON: Is there anything the Senate Democrats can do to get him in? 

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O’DONNELL: And in addition to your work on the Senate Judiciary Committee and Congress, you're also campaigning for president. How many people are in the race on the Democratic side? 

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O’DONNELL: I don't have to tell you, but I think a lot of people think a lot of Americans think what's happening in Washington is not addressing what needs to be addressed at home. At the top of that list, addiction, prevention opioid abuse. It’s rampant. 

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MASON: [Talking about her dad’s addiction to alcohol.] How did that shape your approach to policy?  

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MASON: [On her plan to fight opioid abuse.] How do you pay for thist? How do you pay for this? 

 

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