CNN’s Anderson Cooper called out Kayleigh McEnany on his Monday night show after she claimed Trump probably has inside information that validates his accusations against President Barack Obama.
McEnany agreed that Trump could easily share the information that he may have on Obama and anticipates he’ll release more info as the days go along. She cited a New York Times story from last year that reported a Trump aide was being questioned using wiretapped evidence. It’s unclear if that aide was wiretapped or if it was a Russian official who was wiretapped and as a result, the aide was questioned.
She confessed it isn’t the same as Trump’s claim that Obama personally wiretapped him.
“But we know this by now, the president could know this by now by picking up the phone if he really believed this and if he’s really that mad about this, he can find out the information,” Cooper said to McEnany. “He’s the most powerful guy in the United States, in the world.”
McEnany agreed but said that Trump may already have the information.
“And I know that his White House counsel has been working to try to figure out this information, get it out there,” she said.
Cooper asked her how that could possibly be true.
“If he had that information, why is he saying that it’s President Obama who did this personally and why is he calling for a congressional investigation to find out when he could find out?” Cooper asked.
Former Rep. Jack Kingston claimed that Trump could be sending a signal to Congress “that I think some on Capital Hill heart.”
Republicans on Capitol Hill have lined up to call Trump’s comments unfounded. Kingston also got into a war of words with Carl Bernstein, who said that the heroes of Watergate were the president’s own party.
“And we see nothing similar from the Republicans in this, which is to say the creation of a nonpartisan investigation, a bipartisan investigation, a select committee of the Senate of the United States or a special prosecutor that gets to the bottom of this including president Trump’s allegations about his predecessor,” he said. “That’s what’s needed here is a fair, impartial, nonpartisan investigation or bipartisan investigation or a select committee.”
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Trump exonerates himself in weird third-person tweet: ‘President Trump didn’t do anything wrong or illegal’
President Donald Trump declared himself exonerated by former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in an early morning tweet.
The president tagged Lewandowski, who testified Tuesday before the House Judiciary Committee, and "Fox & Friends" in a Twitter post reacting to coverage of the congressional hearing.
"As Corey Lewandowski stated very clearly yesterday in front of the House Judiciary Committee, President Trump didn’t do anything wrong or illegal," Trump tweeted about himself. "But they all know that. The Democrats are hurting our Country, and getting nothing done. Shameful!"
Giggling Fox & Friends hosts gloat over Lewandowski hearing: ‘He gave as good as he got!’
The hosts of "Fox & Friends" giggled and gloated over Corey Lewandowski's contentious appearance before the House Judiciary Committee.
President Donald Trump's former campaign manager claimed executive privilege over testimony he gave before special counsel Robert Mueller, admitted he had lied in TV appearances and cracked jokes during five hours of testimony -- and the Fox News hosts were delighted.
"He gave as good as he got," said co-host Steve Doocy.
Co-host Ainsley Earhardt was laughing so hard she could barely speak.
"She said the truth shall set you free," Earhardt said, quoting Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) through guffaws. "'Answer the question,' there was no question."
Netanyahu, Gantz deadlocked after Israeli polls
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main challenger Benny Gantz were deadlocked Wednesday after an Israeli general election, reports said, raising the possibility of a unity government or even the end of the premier's long rule.
Various Israeli media reported that Netanyahu's right-wing Likud and Gantz's Blue and White had 32 seats each of parliament's 120 with more than 90 percent of the vote counted.
The reports were citing sources with the elections committee, as that level of results had not been officially posted yet and were not expected before Wednesday afternoon.