CNN host Chris Cuomo wouldn’t let Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway get away with dodging his questions.
“I’m not going to discuss who he calls and who he didn’t call,” Conway said on Cuomo’s show Monday morning.
“Sean Spicer did. He said he didn’t reach out to him,” Cuomo said, noting that the wiretap charge is fundamentally different than leaks and should be part of the investigation. “He could answer it himself. He could declassify what’s out himself immediately. Nobody has more power than the president. Yet he hasn’t made a call to [FBI Director James] Comey?”
“Well, look,” Conway began. “I’m not going to do that. I’m not going to say–”
“Sean Spicer did,” Cuomo persisted, interrupting Conway. “We know [Trump] didn’t reach out. Why not?”
Conway tried to put the blame on Comey before being cut off again. “Director Comey can also make a statement. He directed the DOJ–”
“Why would he make a statement, well, first of all he’s going to testify at the hearing. But why would he testify about something that isn’t happening?”
Conway said that members are expected to ask him about the allegations. Cuomo alleged that investigating that is taking time and resources away from answering other things and ultimately a distraction about looking into the Russia connections.
“That’s my point, Kellyanne,” Cuomo said. “Why would I ask you a question about why my kid went to bed last night? I could make a phone call and tell you what time.”
She accused Cuomo of making a glib analogy.
“He can pick up the phone and get this answer!” Cuomo said.
“You realize what the crux of all this is, right?” Conway replied trying to pivot to leaks. “I hope you as an American are very concerned, as we all are, about the leaks coming from the intelligence and security community somewhere.”
Cuomo corrected her that Gen. Michael Flynn wasn’t wiretapped. He also corrected her that the leaks aren’t the same as Trump’s allgations of wiretapping and it isn’t what Trump asked for.
“He said, ‘I was wiretapped by President Obama,'” Cuomo quoted Trump’s tweets. “Accusing a former president of a felony, and he called him bad or sick. He has no proof to support calling President Obama, a man who he says he likes, bad or sick. What about that?”
Conway tried to pivot to attack the Obama administration but Cuomo wouldn’t let her get away with the distraction. She eventually said that she’d just let the president speak for himself.
Watch the full heated exchange below:
Trump declares impeachment ‘dead’ — and demands apology — in late night Twitter outburst
President Donald Trump lashed out on his favorite social media platform late Thursday evening.
Eight minutes before midnight eastern time, Trump unloaded.
Trump wrote, "Democrats must apologize to USA: Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said that 'United States Ambassador Gordon Sondland did NOT link financial military assistance to a request for Ukraine to open up an investigation into former V.P. Joe Biden & his son, Hunter Biden. Ambassador Sondland did not tell us, and certainly did not tell me, about a connection between the assistance and the investigation.'”
Trump did not say why he was taking the word of a foreign official over multiple sworn testimonies from members of his own administration.
Pelosi is ‘marrying up the facts and the law’: Ex-prosecutor says ‘bribery’ is a critical indictment of Trump
Speaker Nancy Pelosi was masterful in using the word "bribery" to describe President Donald Trump's actions with Ukraine that are at the heart of the impeachment inquiry, according to a former federal prosecutor.
MSNBC anchor Brian Williams interviewed former Assistant U.S. Attorney Berit Berger on Thursday evening's "The Last Word."
Please expand for us on why it is significant and why is it important to label this bribery," Williams said.
"So I think Nancy Pelosi was very specific in calling this bribery for two reasons," Berger replied.
"The first is that -- unlike quid pro quo -- ribery is something that most people understand, especially people who have children," she said, with a chuckle. "We all sort of have a general understanding of that."
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"At the same time that Rudy Giuliani and his now-indicted pals were pushing for President Donald Trump to remove Amb. Marie Yovanovitch from her post in Ukraine, Trump administration officials were eyeing potential contenders to take over her job. One of the people in the mix, according to three sources familiar with the discussions, was Rep. Pete Sessions, a former Congressman who called for Yovanovitch’s firing," The Daily Beast reported Thursday night. "He is also a longtime ally of the former New York Mayor, and is believed to have taken millions of dollars from Giuliani’s indicted cronies."