President Donald Trump’s lawyer backtracked on Thursday that he would be speaking under oath with special council Robert Mueller and his team. The president has promised several times on video and audio recordings that he would be more than willing to speak with Mueller and his team. Although, Trump also said multiple times that he’d releases his taxes.
“Are you going to talk to Mueller?” a reporter asked Trump Wednesday evening.
“I’m looking forward to itm, actually,” Trump said.
“You want to?” the reporter asked.
“There has been no collusion whatsoever,” was Trump’s response. “There’s been no obstruction whatsoever, and i’m looking forward to it.”
Less than 24 hours later, however, Trump’s lawyer’s were the ones to swoop in and be the bad guy while Trump claims innocence.
“Over my dead body,” conservative former federal prosecutor Patrick Cotter said. “I would never let any client of mine interviewed if they are target the investigation. it makes no sense. and a whole parade of possibilities that happen when you allow your client interviewed by the government.
CNN reporter Gloria Borger said it was a perfect example of Trump playing “good cop and letting the lawyers be the bad cop.” However, she noted that Mueller’s team can always subpoena Trump if he refuses to cooperate. It would turn a game of chicken into the chickens heading to the pen.
“Yesterday, when the president said this, it seemed sort of a smart thing to do,” host Erin Burnet said. “You come out and say ‘I have nothing to hide, I’m eager to do that,’ you’ll get credit from that from your base and plenty of other people. Then someone else over rules you. In fact, it sounds very similar to another promise the president made to release his tax returns.”
It was revealed Thursday, that Trump sought to fire Mueller last June, but that White House council Don McGahn said he would quit.
In a 30-second supercut, CNN brought back all of the broken promises Trump made. Check it out below:
All of the Republican hypocrites who said they opposed a new Supreme Court Justice in 2016
Republicans have been criticized for their hypocrisy over the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her replacement compared to the death of Justice Antonin Scalia in 2016.
PBS News gathered what all Republicans have said about whether the president in 2016 should have the right to appoint a justice at that time. Now that the shoe is on the other foot, these Republicans are having their own words brought back and questioning why the rules are different for Democrats.
‘Get the hell out!’: Trump supporters freak out when protesters show up to Lindsey Graham event
A small group of protesters came to one of Lindsey Graham's latest campaign events, and they were quickly attacked by supporters of President Donald Trump chanting "four more years."
Graham's event seemed to have more support for Trump than for Graham at his own weekend event. It's unknown why the Trump supporters were not chanting for Graham.
"Get the hell out!" one Trump supporter can be heard shouting. He and another older man were seen wagging their fingers
At least one Graham protester could be seen holding up a sign with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The South Carolina senator is fighting for his political career and many other Republicans struggling to hold onto their seats. Graham is now being confronted with past comments he made saying that no president, regardless of the party, should make a Supreme Court pick right before his or her election.
Black man takes N-word spewing racist to school — and makes him promise to never do it again
When a racist White guy at a marina shouted out the N-word at a group of Black men, he probably didn't count on their response being a history lesson, but that's precisely what happened.
While President Donald Trump is claiming that Black community members are beating and killing White racists and responding with general violence, the two men showed a different reality.
"What made you say it?" the men asked.
The white guy shrugged.
"You that racist?" one of the men asks.
"Uh, no, I--" the White guy tried to answer.
"Then why would you call us a n*gger?" one of the men asks.