Political commentator Keith Olbermann on Thursday wondered if Donald Trump realizes the United States intelligence community is trying to “kill and eat his presidency,” insisting the president is ignoring “warnings” from people within the government.
Noting the range of leaks from within the intelligence community, including information that led to the ouster of former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn as well as evidence that the Trump campaign was in “constant contact” with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign, Olbermann asked, “Do you think Trump understands what these are? They are warnings.”
“A source does not give you a story because you want them to give it to you, a source gives you a story because they want to give it to you,” Olbermann explained, adding “there are sources, a lot of sources … who want to tell the world about Donald Trump.”
Olbermann said the intelligence leaks prove that “there is an iceberg and it will be revealed, one square foot at a time,” adding the president should “stop screwing around” lest “far more embarrassing, far more destructive, far more lurid details” be revealed.
“The Resistance” host opined that the beginning of the end for the intelligence community was likely the president’s self-aggrandizing speech at the CIA headquarters, which then escalated when it became clear Trump was “disinterested” in the information they provided. The final straw, Olbermann said, was likely when photos arose of Trump discussing national security at an open table at Trump’s “Southern White House,” his Mar-a-Lago estate.
Olbermann added that while the intelligence community doesn’t want to stage a coup and take down the administration, “Bullshit McGee over here is a whack job.”
Watch the video below, via GQ:
Intel Community ousted Flynn, now targeting Gorka, Manafort. Its plan for Trump? “He will die in prison,” one wrote pic.twitter.com/m1zHuzJBqb
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) February 23, 2017
Large fires in Philadelphia — as police scramble to save City Hall
Protests in the City of Brotherly Love resulted in multiple police cares being lit on fire as windows were broken in the town's iconic City Hall.
Anti-police violence protests have erupted across America following the killing of George Floyd while in police custody in Minneapolis.
Here are some of the scenes from the Philadelphia protests:
Trump Tower is ‘under siege’ as Chicago Police make arrests to defend the president’s building
Protesters marched on Trump Tower in Chicago on Saturday, as Chicago police in riot gear and on horses defend the president's building.
State police were deployed to the scene to back up local police, who are reportedly arresting protesters.
On video showed protesters taking a knee in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick.
Actor John Cusack was among those documenting the protest.
Here are some of the images from the scene:
George Floyd’s brother tears up discussing condolence phone call from Trump: ‘It hurt me’
The brother of George Floyd described the condolence phone call he received from President Donald Trump during a Saturday interview on MSNBC.
Philonise Floyd was interviewed by the Rev. Al Sharpton on "Politics Nation."
While Derek Chauvin has been arrested and charged with third degree murder, the other three officers involved in the killing remain free.
"They all need to be convicted of first degree murder and given the death penalty," Floyd said.
"What was the conversation with President Trump like?" Sharpton asked.
"It was so fast," Floyd replied.
"He didn't give me an opportunity to even speak. It was hard, I was trying to talk to him, but he just kept like pushing me off, like 'I don't want to hear what you're talking about.' And I just told him I want justice. I said that I couldn't believe they committed a modern-day lynching in broad daylight."