Liberal commentator Keith Olbermann on Monday called for a federal grand jury to determine “if crimes have been committed by the Trump presidential campaign, the Trump presidential transition team, and now the Trump presidential administration involving Russian attempts to influence American democracy.”
Olbermann specifically referenced Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen, real estate developer Felix Sater, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, urging an investigation into their “contacts with agents of the Russian government.” He also requested an investigation into whether an “indictment should be retuned against” Reince Priebus and Sean Spicer regarding a potential coverup of said contacts.
Olbermann added the grand jury should identify whether Chairman of the United States House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Devin Nunes and Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Richard Burr “mishandled classified information about investigations by the intelligence services … when [they] had conversations with reporters on behalf of the White House.
“Trump’s alleged involvement with Russia, perhaps dictates, every other aspect of the existentially dangerous presidency,” the Resistance host added. “We have to have answers.”
Olbemann said it’s imperative we know “if we are still Americans, or if we are now living in a colony of Russia.”
“Tell it to the grand jury!” Olbermann concluded.
Watch the video below, via GQ:
NEW VIDEO: I call for a Grand Jury to now hear the evidence on Trump and Russia + the coverup by Priebus/Burr/Nunes pic.twitter.com/FZB1tD6YUk
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) February 27, 2017
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"I want to ask you, in the course of the last couple of days we've covered this story, we've covered the story of a man who died after police put him in a hold with a knee to the neck. Yesterday I spoke with an African-American journalist who covered the Kentucky governor being hung in effigy, with people doing it who didn't seem to understand why that was problematic," said anchor Brianna Keilar. "And I just wonder what that says to you, after all of these decades, about where the country is."
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There was a 60 percent chance for favorable weather for Wednesday's flight, according to Tuesday's latest Cape Canaveral forecast.
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Both the capsule and the rocket were manufactured by SpaceX, the start-up founded in 2002 by the then-thirty-something Elon Musk, a brilliant and brash Mars-obsessive who made his fortune with PayPal and also created the famous Tesla electric cars.
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On Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reported that Justice Department officials are closing insider trading investigations into three senators — Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), and Jim Inhofe (R-OK).
However, a fourth probe, into insider trading allegations against Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), is reportedly ongoing.
"The Federal Bureau of Investigation began the investigations two months ago, as reports emerged that several members of Congress, their spouses or their investment advisers sold hundreds of thousands of dollars in stock after lawmakers attended closed-door briefings about the threat posed by the new coronavirus," reported Aruna Viswanatha. "Some of those trades spared lawmakers as much as hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses as stocks sank by mid-March."