Famed Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein got into a shouting match with Trump advocate Kayleigh McEnany on Anderson Cooper 360 Monday night after she defended the president once again saying there was voter fraud during the 2016 election.
One day after the Trump administration described lying to the press as providing”alternative facts,” Trump told a meeting of Congressional leaders that millions of people voted illegally, costingg him the popular vote.
“You want to say to the president of the United States, grow up, Mr. President,” Bernstein remarked. “You have been elected to be our president. You won the big numbers, unite the people and be the leader of all of the people of this country.”
Host Cooper turned to McEnany asking her, “Is this much ado about nothing?”
“Yes, we all know he talks about poll numbers and victories and that he will question the popular vote,” McEnany replied. “He does it, and the media goes into a tail spin, and meanwhile, the media and people watch–”
“Kayleigh, he is saying that fraud occurred on the most massive scale of an election in our history,” Bernstein said as he cut her off. “It’s not true, it’s false.”
“Well, you say it’s false but there is no way to disprove it,” McEnany shot back.
“It’s been disproven, there’s no proof whatsoever,” Bernstein replied.
“There is no evidence to the contrary,” McEnany told the frustrated Bernstein as she cited a “2008 peer-reviewed study” that had nothing to do with the 2016 election.
“There is considerable evidence to the contrary,” a disgusted Bernstein said.
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MSNBC analyst shreds GOP claim impeachment is an effort to change the 2016 election
Republicans have claimed that the reason Democrats have sought impeachment, either from the Russia scandal to the Ukraine scandal, is that they want to unmake the 2016 election. Speaking to MSNBC Sunday, NYU Law Prof. Melissa Murray ripped the claim to shreds.
First, impeachment would only remove President Donald Trump is the Republican Senate voted to do so. If the president were removed, the new president wouldn't be Hillary Clinton; it would be Mike Pence, getting Democrats no victories other than upholding the rule of law.
"As these proceedings go away, there is building support for impeachment; it will require a supermajority of the Senate in order to convict and remove the president, which will require some Republican Senators to peel off and depart from the path," Murray said. "But I think the really important thing that Bob has mentioned here is this idea ta the Republicans are taunting that impeachment is a backend effort to basically subvert the will of the people. I think the testimony that was presented yesterday makes clear that that claim is specious."
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Two associates of Giuliani's have already been indicted, Giuliani is under criminal investigation from federal prosecutors, and he was never graced with a top position in the Trump government.
"The separate troubles he has gotten his client and himself into are products of the uniquely powerful position he has fashioned, a hybrid of unpaid personal counsel to the president and for-profit peddler of access and advice," The Times said Sunday.
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In a Sunday evening panel discussion, MSNBC commentators explained that the White House appears to be just as chaotic and marred by chaos as the rumors say.
Many in the White House learned that the president's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, was working overseas in Ukraine. Giuliani claimed that he's been producing a film that he couldn't get Fox News to run, as it will appear on the fringe network OAN.
"What Rudy Giuliani is doing is using Kremlin-manufactured propaganda as a defensive shield for the president," said CNBC's John Harwood. "Fiona Hill was unambiguous in her testimony to the intelligence committee. What Rudy Giuliani has been doing with these two indicted men who are linked to a Russian oligarch who is tied to Russian organized crime, is trying to manufacture a story that Ukraine, rather than Russia or in addition to Russia or differently from Russia, meddle in the campaign. That is false."