Former FBI special agent Donald Borelli said Monday that potential suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing might not be read their Miranda rights prior to questioning by law enforcement.
“It will be an FBI led investigation… However, that is not to say that intelligence collection isn’t a big part of this, and the trick is to find that delicate balance,” he told MSNBC host Chris Hayes near the end of an interview. “So, for example, if there is information to be collected by intelligence means, whether it’s a sensitive source, domestic, overseas, we’re going to pursue that, every angle of that. If it means that somebody’s in custody, and the decision is made that we to want interview this person without reading Miranda rights because right no–”
“You’re saying in foreign custody?” Hayes interrupted.
“Well, even in U.S. custody I think there are situations now where a lot of people would say, ‘Look, you don’t need to read them Miranda rights right away.’ If a very strong suspect is picked up, or someone who could provide very significant information, I think that decision could be discussed.”
The Supreme Court ruled in 1984 that mandatory Miranda warnings can be waived if law enforcement officials are asking questions to deal with an imminent threat. The decision created the so-called “public safety exception” to Miranda rights.
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Pulitzer Prize-winner reveals why the White House thinks Trump’s Ukraine scandal ‘can be spun as positive’
Despite the growing movement for impeachment, advisors to President Donald Trump believe the bombshell reports about soliciting foreign election interference from Ukraine can be "spun as a positive" for the president's 2020 re-election campaign.
Ashley Parker, a White House reporter for The Washington Post, was interviewed about the thinking of Trump's advisors by MSNBC's Steve Kornacki on Monday.
"This is a White House, a Trump White House, that is used to being under siege. There was of course the two-and-a-half-year saga with the Mueller investigation culminating in the Mueller report, Mueller’s testimony recently. There have been a million other controversies, flare-ups, moments when the White House was forced to defend a comment from the president, allegation against the president, these sorts of things," Kornacki noted.
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Maddow breaks down how Trump’s Ukraine scandal all links back to Manafort — and the mob
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Monday reported how President Donald Trump is returning to the Paul Manafort playbook as he seeks re-election in 2020.
Manafort, who is currently serving a federal prison sentence, was Trump's campaign chairman during the 2016 election.
Maddow reminded how weird of a selection the choice had been seen at the time.
"Whether or not Paul Manafort, himself, is going to spend the rest of his days in prison, personally, what happened around the time that Paul Manafort was the campaign chairman for the Donald Trump for president campaign in 2016 is that however weird it seemed that the Trump campaign was hiring a guy like Manafort to come basically from Ukraine, come back to the U.S. and work on a political campaign here, I mean, what he brought with him were contacts and business partners and secret funders and organized crime-linked Kremlin connections in Ukraine," Maddow reported.