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, 2017ADVERTISEMENT
Trump is ‘devoted to racial arson’ — and that’s why he took ‘a massive dump on the American dream’: Rick Wilson
Republican strategist Rick Wilson has penned a scathing column for the Daily Beast in which he dismantles President Donald Trump for telling four Democratic women of color to "go back" to their countries of origin, even though three of them were born in the United States.
Wilson begins his column by arguing that Trump has shown what happens when someone who is "devoted to political and racial arson" and is "beyond shame, reason, and dignity" gets elected to the most powerful office in the United States.
Beijing rebuffs Trump claims over economic slowdown
China on Tuesday rejected claims from US President Donald Trump that it is being forced to make a trade deal because of its slowing economy, as the two sides prepare for more talks.
Beijing and Washington have been locked in a stormy trade war that has seen them hit each other with tariffs covering more than $360 billion in two-way trade.
On Monday, China published data showing its quarterly growth had slipped to 6.2 percent -- the slowest in nearly 30 years.
After the publication of the trade figures, Trump tweeted: "This is why China wants to make a deal... with the U.S., and wishes it had not broken the original deal in the first place."
WATCH: CBS News begins referring to Trump’s tweets as ‘racist’ after Dem congresswomen hold presser
CBS Evening News host Norah O'Donnell on Monday began referring to President Donald Trump's tweets as "racist" after four progressive Democratic women lashed out at the president in a press conference.
While speaking to reporters on Monday, Democratic congresswomen Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ayanna Pressley (MA) and Rashida Tlaib (MI) fired back at the president because he suggested that they should "go back" to their country of origin.
Following the press conference, O'Donnell's report on the CBS Evening News referred to the tweets as "racist."