A Fox News panel on Tuesday devolved into a shouting match after a former Trump campaign official David Bossie got called out for claiming that Robert Mueller’s investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government was a “fabrication.”
While appearing on Outnumbered Tuesday, Bossie argued that Attorney General Jeff Sessions needed to appoint a special prosecutor to look into a years-old uranium deal that occurred under the watch of the Obama administration. At the same time, Bossie downplayed the Mueller investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties with the Russian government by claiming the entire basis of the probe was fiction.
When Bossie falsely argued that the Muller probe had been going on for 14 months and hadn’t produced any evidence, panelist Jessica Tarlov called him out for misleading viewers.
“Why is [former Trump foreign policy adviser] Carter Page of pleading the fifth?” she asked. “Why is all this information coming out about [former Trump campaign chairman] Paul Manafort?”
Bossie then accused Tarlov of “conflating” actions taken by Page and Manafort before they were working with the Trump campaign with actions they took during the campaign — despite the fact that Manafort agreed to take a meeting with Russian nationals in June 2016 that was billed as an effort by the Russian government to help the Trump campaign dig up dirt on Clinton.
“It was fabricated, there is nothing to it,” Bossie said. “I was there at the campaign, I do know.”
“Oh, so you know everything that happened?” Tarlov shot back.
Watch the video below.
GOP senator blows off new evidence against Trump — days after whining that there was no new evidence
An explosive report from ABC News on Friday morning detailed an audio recording purportedly of President Donald Trump demanding the firing of Marie Yovanovitch, in which the president instructs his henchmen to "get rid of her" and "take her out."
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY), when asked by reporters about this new evidence Friday afternoon, blew it off as not a big deal.
"There will be new evidence every day!" he said in shrugging off the purported recording of the president. "There will be something new that comes out every day!"
McConnell is running a ‘scam’ to keep Bolton from testifying so Trump’s trial can end without any more damage: columnist
According to Greg Sargent at the Washington Post, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is trying to pull one over on the Democrats in his attempt to make sure former national security adviser John Bolton doesn't speak during the impeachment trial of Donald Trump -- and that Democrats should call his bluff.
Noting a CNN report that states, "A growing number of Republicans are pointing to President Donald Trump's threat to invoke executive privilege in order to make their case against subpoenas sought by Democrats for key witnesses and documents, a development that could bolster Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's goal of a swift end to the impeachment trial," as an excuse to keep Bolton at arms-length from testifying, the Wapo columnist said executive privilege may not be the stop-gap Republicans think it is.
‘Jury tampering’: Internet explodes after WH threatens that senators’ heads ‘will be on a pike’ if they vote to convict
The news was so shocking some thought it was fake. But as CBS News reports, the White House is threatening Republican Senators to not vote to convict President Donald Trump in his impeachment trial, or else.
That "or else" was revealed by CBS News' Chief Congressional Correspondent Nancy Cordes, who reports, "One Trump confidant tells CBS News that GOP senators have been warned: 'Vote against the president and your head will be on a pike.'"
The revelation comes at the 1:17 mark:
In opening statements, House managers examined the debunked conspiracy theories invoked by Pres. Trump.