In a contentious — and frantic — interview with a Florida Congressman who is demanding that special counsel Robert Mueller be fired, CNN’s Chris Cuomo dressed down the lawmaker by telling him Mueller has been a Republican longer than the young congressmen has even thought about be a member of the party.
According to Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) the fact that Mueller wasn’t re-hired to be FBI director was a telling factor that explains why he is out to get Trump.
Regarding Mueller’s appointments to his investigatory team, Gaetz stated, “It is as if, when Bob Mueller picked his team, he went fishing in the never-Trump aquarium.”
That was when Cuomo attempted to set Gaetz straight on Mueller’s background.
“Bob Mueller interviews with the president considering a position in the administration,” Cuomo lectured. “He has been a Republican longer than you have even considered being a Republican. He’s a decorated war veteran who ran the FBI and who everybody in your party said is an excellent choice for the investigation. What has changed?”
“You made the point that Mueller was interviewed for his old job back, the FBI director position, and I think that’s key fact,” Gaetz explained. “On the 16th of May the president interviews Mueller and tells him he will not be the next director of the FBI.”
“That’s not our read on what happened. how do you know that’s what happened in that conversation?” Cuomo asked.
“Well, look, I mean, you have got a situation where [Deputy Attorney General Rod] Rosenstein walks Mueller out and within 24 hours Rosenstein appoints him to be the head of the probe,” Gaetz parried. “If he was being considered for the job back, the job he wanted, he would have gotten it.”
“Hold on a second, don’t overpower me with your, you know, your wisdom of loquacious attacks,” Cuomo retorted. “If Trump didn’t like Mueller, okay. You are saying you had this meeting, you are not getting the job and you don’t make the grade, and then right after it the guy that he appoints to head up what is happening in the DOJ picks him? The same guy he leaned on for this memo about why Comey had to go? That same guy just stabs him in the back?”
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‘No sound basis’: Georgetown law professor explains why Alan Dershowitz will crumble under Senate questioning
Georgetown law professor John Mikhail suggested on Sunday that the portion of President Donald Trump's defense which is being covered by Alan Dershowitz to fail because it has "no sound basis" in history and law.
"There is no sound basis for Alan Dershowitz to claim that abuse of power is not an impeachable offense. In addition to being at odds with common sense, this claim is contradicted by a clear and consistent body of historical evidence," Mikhail stated.
The law professor cited the impeachment of Warren Hastings in the 1780s.
"Some of the best evidence comes from the case of Warren Hastings, which informed the drafting Art. II, Sec 4," Mikhail wrote. "The fact that he was not guilty of treason, but still deserved to be impeached, was a major reason 'other high crimes and misdemeanors' was added to the Constitution."
Ex-White House aide describes Trump’s abusive tantrums when he doesn’t get his way: ‘Not normal at all’
Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday afternoon, former Donald Trump advisor Omarosa Manigault Newman backed up assertions in the book " A Very Stable Genius" that the president is prone to tantrums when he doesn't get his way and becomes abusive to staffers and cabinet members alike.
Speaking with host Alex Witt, Omarosa -- who wrote an insider's account of life in the White House after she was unceremoniously fired -- said there was little in the new book that surprised her.
Digging into her Oval Office days, the former adviser and longtime Trump associate described the president's "zero to 200" screaming jags when displeased.
Ex-Bush aide admits GOP would have removed Obama if he did ‘one tenth of what Trump has done’
A former strategist for former President George W. Bush accused Republican lawmakers of hypocrisy on Sunday for for failing to honestly consider the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Matthew Dowd, a campaign strategist-turned-media-analyst, made the remarks in a tweet on Sunday.
"Deep in their hearts the Republicans in Congress know that if Obama had done one tenth of what President Trump has done they would have voted to impeach and convict him," Dowd wrote. "And Fox News would have been cheering them on. And Trump would have been pushing for it from the sidelines."
Deep in their hearts The republicans in Congress know that if Obama had done one tenth of what president trump has done they would have voted to impeach and convict him. And Fox News would have been cheering them on. And trump would have been pushing for it from the sidelines.