GQ special correspondent Keith Olbermann on Tuesday laid out the “the mega-indictment possibility,” or “Mother of all Christmases” he says special counsel Robert Mueller may be using against Donald Trump.
“Trump still doesn’t seem to realize that his former campaign manager is being indicted under a stack of charges, including conspiracy against the United States of America,” Olbermann said on his latest installment of “The Resistance.”
The host noted Trump also seems to be blithely unaware that George Papadopoulos is likely now an FBI “informant, one of the first five names Trump ever announced on his foreign policy team, who says the Russians offered him dirt on Hillary Clinton and thousands of Clinton emails, and tried to get Trump to meet with Putin directly.”
Pointing to Mueller’s indictment of Paul Manafort, Olbermann explained the indictment charges the former Trump campaign chairman—“together with others”—of conspiring against the United States.
“There potentially all sorts of fish out there to indict, later,” Olbermann said.
“Then there is the other possibility: the mega indictment possibility, the MOAC, the Mother of all Christmases,” Olbermann continued, noting the possibility that Mueller has already signed “sealed indictment charges” against Trump himself.
Referencing University of Michigan law professor Barbara McQuade, Olbermann explained “one way to handle” the fact that “a sitting president cannot be held to answer to criminal charges in court,” Mueller could, in theory, “indict him now, seal the indictment, and unseal it on the day [Trump] leaves office by impeachment or otherwise.”
Watch Olbermann outline this possibility below:
American, Italian and Russian blast off for ISS
US, Italian and Russian astronauts blasted into space Saturday, headed for the International Space Station, in a launch coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.
Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, NASA's Andrew Morgan and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency set off on a six-hour journey to the orbiting science lab from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1628 GMT.
A NASA TV commentator hailed a "textbook launch" minutes after blastoff in "sweltering" weather in Baikonur, where daytime temperatures reached 43 degrees Celsius on Saturday.
Megan Rapinoe trashes ‘disgusting’ Trump for his ugly racist tweets in CNN interview
In an interview with CNN's Van Jones that will air on Saturday night, U.S. Women's soccer champion Megan Rapinoe condemned President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four progressive congresswomen of color.
"It's disgusting, to be honest. To say it's disappointing is ... it doesn't even come close," said Rapinoe. She added, "The more that we just are upset about it and don't accept that kind of behavior from all sides, then the better place we're going to be."
Trump has faced escalating criticism in the wake of his tweet that Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) ought to "go back" to where they came from if they disagree with his agenda (three of them were born in the United States). The controversy escalated when attendees of his rally in Greenville, North Carolina chanted "Send her back!" about Omar.
Conservative suggests Trump’s racist rhetoric will incite worse than ‘send her back’ chants: ‘One shudders to wonder’
In a column for the Washington Post, conservative Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Kathleen Parker said the refusal by Republican lawmakers and the evangelical community to condemn Donald Trump's racist rhetoric is paving the way for something far worse than mere "send her back" chants.
Under a headline that bluntly states, "Those who don’t condemn Trump’s racism are complicit in his bigotry," Parker gets right to her opinion of the president, writing, "Going out on a limb here: President Trump is a racist. And a sexist. And a xenophobic nationalist. Among other things. Not to name call or anything."