GQ Special Correspondent Keith Olbermann on Monday tore into Donald Trump over his unsubstantiated claims that former President Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign, arguing that the president is trying to distract from his “regime’s treachery” with the Russian government.
“The putative president of the United States is not only being investigated for illicit contact … with representatives of a hostile nation, but the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation reportedly asked the Department of Justice to essentially let him call the president a lying gossip-monger,” Olbermann said, referring to reports that FBI director James Comey was “incredulous” over Trumps Saturday morning tweet storm.
“Trump’s madness and his weekend of channeling his persecution complex and disseminating it as a deflection from his own perfidy is the obvious headline,” Olbermann said, adding the “true story” are the moving parts of his “regime’s treachery with Russia.”
“Stuff like this is what Nixon’s White House tried to do with the FBI and CIA throughout Watergate,” Olbermann said of the Trump administration’s attempts to interfere with investigations into the campaign’s potential ties to Russia.
Olbermann also noted that Trump adviser Roger Stone this weekend “confessed, indeed publicly boasted” about knowing in advance that WikiLeaks hacked and was planning to distribute email from the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign.
Olbermann said the most “generous” reading of this “damning circumstantial evidence” is that a “key Trump adviser looked the other way” when informed that a hostile nation was planning to share information in an effort to hard the Clinton campaign.
The GQ correspondent continued with the litany of damning headlines coming from the Trump-Russia connection, before nailing those enabling the president.
“All you gutless Republicans will take the fall when for enabling the treason involving Russia to remain unraveled and this lunatic Trump to remain unimpeached,” Olbermann said.
Watch the video below, via Twitter:
NEW VIDEO: Russia, Continued. Trump’s White House AGAIN tries to obstruct justice while GOP covers up treason: pic.twitter.com/1i9rJFXpGK
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) March 7, 2017
Here are 3 winners and 3 losers from the 2020 Democratic presidential primary debate
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined the other leading Democratic presidential primary candidates Wednesday night in the fieriest evening of the race so far.
His presence on the stage drew fire from the other candidates, but it also seemed to change the overall tone of the debate, with more attacks, counter-attacks, and passion than was generally seen earlier in the campaign.
Here’s a (necessarily subjective!) list of the winners and losers from the fray:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) — Warren hit her stride right as the debate started by attacking Bloomberg for his record on the mistreatment of women, racist policies, and his tax returns. She repeatedly came back to skewer the former mayor, making herself the biggest and most notable presence in the debate. But importantly, she also continuously brought the discussion back to the issues she cares about — like expanding health care, environmental justice, and consumer protection — while getting in digs at the other candidates on the stage.
Michael Bloomberg ‘lost everything’ in Las Vegas: MSNBC analyst
Senior editor for "The Root," Jason Johnson, concluded that the biggest loser of the Democratic debate in Las Vegas Wednesday was Michael Bloomberg, but not merely because of his debate performance.
"The big new name was going to be Michael Bloomberg," he said. "This was probably the most expensive night in Vegas I've ever seen. He lost everything. This guy has spent $320 million. He had the opportunity to stand on stage, and appear to be an equal, and he looked bored. He looked disenchanted. He stumbled over obvious questions that anybody would have anticipated about sexual harassment and stop and frisk. I thought it was a bad night for him."
Pro-immigration protesters interrupt Joe Biden’s closing statement at debate
Former Vice President Joe Biden's closing statement was interrupted by protesters at Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate.
As Biden began his remarks, demonstrators began shouting about the Obama administration's record on deportations.
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 20, 2020