"What bothers me is that if what was written was true, then there is a cabal in the White House that's working against the president", said Paterson, who also served as the New York Democratic Party's chairman. Obama asked, "Its central organizing principle in foreign policy was the fight against Communism, and now they're cozying up to the former head of the KGB, actively blocking legislation that would defend our elections from Russian attack".
In her Opening Statement, Judge Jeanine Pirro blasted former President Barack Obama for criticizing President Trump and the Republican Party during a speech on Friday. "We have a chance to flip the House of Representatives; to say 'Enough is enough'".
There was no immediate reaction from Trump, who, in remarks to a crowd in North Dakota, took Obama's speech Friday in stride. "Today is a different role", Obama avoided mentioning Trump by name this time, but said he wanted to "highlight the extraordinary group of candidates" he was endorsing.
"It shouldn't be Democratic or Republican to say that we don't threaten the freedom of the press because they say things or publish stories we don't like".
"The stakes are high in this election", Obama warned, referring to the congressional elections that will be seen as a referendum on the presidential administration of Donald Trump and Republican rule in Washington.
The upcoming mid-term elections are seen as a key test of Trump's first two years in power. Despite previously indicating that he would follow that norm, Obama broke with tradition on September 7 with a speech kicking off his campaign blitz to help Democrats regain control of Congress in the 2018 midterm elections.
Obama also said that the message would not just be focused on die-hard Democrats. All these terrified tea party activists, and the Republican leaders warning of profound social transformation, were really just concerned about the budget deficit.
"There is a phrase that we used to use [when I was governor] for staff that acted this way, and it's called 'we know better, '" Paterson said.
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This is Obama's first campaign rally for the 2018 midterm elections.
"Sending Obama out on the campaign trail forces every single red state Democrat to defend the failures of the Obama presidency", noted national GOP spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany in an opinion piece for Fox News.
Obama also accused Republicans of giving tax cuts to the rich, taking away healthcare from millions, and rejecting scientific facts behind climate change.
Some said they didn't mind that Obama took a softer approach.
Next week, Obama plans to campaign in Ohio for Richard Cordray, the Democratic nominee for governor, and Ohio Democrats.
Like much of the country, unemployment is low in Orange County and the economy is strong, meaning turnout could be more dependent on anger about Trump and his policies rather than dissatisfaction with the state of the nation.
There are now 237 seats held by Republicans in the House of Representatives and 193 held by Democrats.