‘They are lawless’: GOP strategist Rick Wilson blames Trump for leaking intercepts to get rid of Jeff Sessions
Two MSNBC guests – of different political parties – found bipartisan agreement on the likely source of the documents leaked to The Washington Post on the meetings between Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
“I think they are pushing [Sessions] to get out,” Republican strategist Rick Wilson told host Joy Reid. “I think this leak came from the White House, I think they absolutely trying to knock Jeff Sessions out of the box, so they can try to get rid of Bob Mueller.”
“They are lawless,” Rick Wilson added.
Democratic strategist Tara Dowdell suspects the same source of the leaks.
“I agree, I think this is a leak from the White House,” Democratic strategist Tara Dowdell, agreed. “I think that they’re trying to push him out, but I think he’s holding on by his claws.”
The question of who had the motive and means to leak documents intercepted by U.S. spy agencies has received extensive speculation since the story was published.
Earlier in the segment, Wilson had harsh words for Trump defenders.
“They’ve completely abandoned the Rule of Law, they’ve completely abandoned conservative principles,” Wilson said, of some of his fellow Republicans. “The only thing ‘clickservatives’ enjoy is watching Donald Trump tear things up, break glass, knock over the furniture, scream about the liberal media…bla bla bla.”
Watch the MSNBC segment: