Ken Vogel, the New York Times reporter who caught top Trump lawyer Ty Cobb ranting about the Russia investigation while sitting outside at a DC steakhouse, had no explanation at all for why anyone thought it was a good idea during a Monday morning interview on CNN.
CNN’s Poppy Harlow asked Vogel if he’d ever witnessed a highly paid attorney publicly discussing such a sensitive, high-profile case before while sitting outside a popular steakhouse that was just down the street from the New York Times’ office in Washington, DC — and he said he had not.
“It’s puzzling, that they’d be so indiscreet,” Vogel admitted. “And, in fact, when we went to the White House… and we let it be known, we laid our cards on the table, that we heard this conversation, that precipitated a confrontation… in which the White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and the White House counsel Don McGahn called out Ty Cobb and said, ‘You can’t treat this sensitive information so carelessly.'”
Cobb in the past has also created public spectacles by going off on angry tirades against both reporters and random internet trolls who have baited him with snarky emails.
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24 hours of embarrassing incidents culminate in #TrumpIsALaughingStock trending on Twitter
President Donald Trump has already had a tough week.
It started Monday evening when HBO aired a widely-panned interview with Axios correspondent Jonathan Swan.
Monday morning, Trump appeared entirely unfamiliar with Yosemite National Park.
And then Trump had another one of his lie-filled presidential briefings.
All the fodder circulating resulted in the hashtag for "Trump is a laughing stock" trending on Twitter.
Here's some of what people were saying about the commander-in-chief:
GOP operatives linked to Kayne West’s presidential bid in potential ‘spoiler’ effort: NYT
There are questions as to whether Kanye West is running a "spoiler" bid for president to help re-elect his friend, Donald Trump, according to a new report by The New York Times.
"At least four people who have been active in Republican politics are linked to Kanye West’s attempt to get on the presidential ballot this year. The connection raises questions about the aims of the entertainer’s effort and whether it is regarded within the G.O.P. as a spoiler campaign that could aid President Trump, even as those close to Mr. West have expressed concerns about his mental health as he enters the political arena," the newspaper reported.
Kris Kobach ridiculed after losing comeback bid in Kansas: ‘Adios amigo’
Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the projected loser of the state's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
Kobach, a longtime crusader against immigration, headed up President Donald Trump's so-called "voter fraud commission" before it was disbanded after failing to identify any widespread instances of fraud.
Kobach unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2018.
Here's some of what people were saying about Kobach's defeat: