MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said the public clash of President Donald Trump’s attorneys in the Russia probe was a bad sign for their client.
Attorneys Ty Cobb and John Dowd aired their grievances with White House counsel Donald McGahn and discussed other legal matters at a Washington steakhouse, where they were overheard by a reporter at the next table.
“Again, the lack of discipline,” Scarborough said. “I want to say the lack of any attorney that’s practiced law for more than a week knows the lack of discipline shown by this group is staggering. I don’t know any other client that, in similar circumstances, they had something like this happen, they would fire these attorneys immediately.”
MSNBC political analyst Mark Halperin called attention to a buried lede in the New York Times report about the attorneys arguing over lunch.
“There’s one other detail in that story that i think is important, which says that White House officials believe their colleagues might be wearing wires for the independent counsel (Robert Mueller) and trying to obtain more evidence within the White House,” he said.
“That doesn’t send a chill in the White House,” Scarborough noted.
Scarborough previewed the segment by recalling an experience he had as a young law clerk, when he brought up a case while walking with an attorney.
“He turned to me very politely and was like, ‘Young man, we don’t talk about our clients outside of the office,'” Scarborough said, “and I looked around. He goes, ‘It doesn’t matter whether anybody is around or not — it’s something you just don’t do.’ You know, I learned that as a 23-year-old kid, and these clowns are sending e-mails (to reporters) in the middle of the night. These jackasses.”
George Conway annihilates Trump’s claim that Twitter censors him
On Wednesday, following Trump's virtually incomprehensible rant on Fox Business about how Twitter is secretly stifling his content, conservative lawyer George Conway posted a scathing rebuke of his behavior:
George Conway, the husband of Trump's former campaign manager and counselor Kellyanne Conway, has been a frequent and vocal critic of the president's behavior.
Republicans have increasingly scapegoated an imagined political conspiracy of social media companies for every problem that they have online, claiming that there is a plot to censor or "shadow ban" conservative content.
This is how Florida Republicans plan to hand the election to Trump in 2020
In 2018, voters in Florida passed Amendment 4, restoring voting rights to ex-felons. The measure passed 65 to 35 percent.
Now, Florida Governor and major Trump ally Ron DeSantis is expected to blunt the impact of the measure by approving a bill that would require ex-felons to have paid off all fees connected to their sentence before voting. That means Donald Trump might get a major boost in 2020, reports the Daily Beast.
SB 7066 requires ex-felons to pay off all financial obligations from their sentencing or get them excused by a judge.
Dear NeverTrumpers: Please quit lecturing actual Democrats about how to win
As I write this, we are just hours away from the first debate of the presidential primary season. It's hard to believe that four years have passed since the last round of primary debates. It feels like 40. But here we are, getting ready to embark on yet another presidential campaign featuring Donald Trump. Everyone on the planet has advice for the Democratic candidates about what they need to do to beat him. It may be the most annoying conversation in all of politics, and that's saying something.
The pundits are all dully blathering on about "lanes" again, extending the horse race metaphor to ridiculous lengths, as they did in the GOP primaries in 2016. So far they've declared the lanes to be "establishment," "insurgent," "youth," "black vote" and "working class." And yes, they are meaningless, since the person who wins the nomination will have to take up big parts of all these "lanes" and more. But it makes it easy for pundits and analysts to drone on endlessly about polling, despite the fact that there is very little chance this campaign will end up going the way they predict.