Steve Clemons, author of the foreign policy blog “The Washington Note,” describes how the federal government was able to apprehend Faisal Shahzad before he left the country.
This video is from MSNBC’s Countdown, broadcast May 5, 2010.
Trump is angry with Mick Mulvaney for contradicting him on motivation for Ukraine call: report
On Thursday, CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta reported that President Donald Trump is angry with White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney for claiming there was a quid pro quo attached to foreign aid for Ukraine, contingent on helping the president investigate Democrats:
Trump was not happy with Mulvaney’s performance in the briefing room today, I’m told.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) October 18, 2019
‘Impeachment is no longer optional’: Columnist warns Trump is ‘spinning dangerously out of control’
On Thursday, Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson penned a dire warning that President Donald Trump's mental decline must be taken seriously, before his behavior causes damage that cannot be repaired.
"The most powerful office in the world is occupied — and being abused — by a man who is entirely unfit and is spinning dangerously out of control," wrote Robinson. "Everyone needs to stop pretending otherwise. And it’s all getting worse."
‘Mulvaney basically owns himself’: MSNBC’s Ari Melber on White House confession — and flip-flop
MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber on Thursday explained how acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney inadvertently owned himself during a press conference.
The host played a clip of Mulvaney speaking in the White House briefing room.
"Okay, let’s break this down. I’m show you exactly where Mulvaney basically owns himself, which is why since we’ve come on the air they put out a new statement walking this back. But what he said might be a much more accurate reflection of what happened than this new, lawyered statement. Listen closely to that key point from Mulvaney. Take a listen," he said, replaying part of the clip.