Commenting on her bombshell New York Times report about President Donald Trump’s unprompted admission that he’s “looking forward” to his interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, reporter Maggie Haberman noted another strange exchange she had with the president.
The president, Haberman said, is still “obsessed” with Hillary Clinton, and only said he’d be willing to answer FBI questions under oath after he asked if his former campaign rival had done so.
“He doesn’t seem to know that lying to the FBI even without being under oath is a crime,” Haberman tweeted, noting that perhaps his disgraced ex-adviser Mike Flynn, who was charged with lying to bureau investigators, “can tell him.”
Potus, obsessed with Clinton still, asked me in response to my q about under oath whether she did to the FBI. He doesn’t seem to know that lying to the FBI even without being under oath is a crime. Perhaps Flynn can tell him https://t.co/xwr24iXn8Z
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 24, 2018
Audio posted shortly after Haberman’s tweet by CNN appears to corroborate her claim that the president is still “obsessed” with Clinton.
“You people won’t say this, but I’ll say it,” Trump told reporters. “I was a much better candidate than her. … I was one of the greatest candidates.”
President Trump brings up Hillary Clinton during a meeting with reporters: “You people won’t say this, but I’ll say it. I was a much better candidate than her. … I was one of the greatest candidates” https://t.co/a7IkvaL4jG pic.twitter.com/L6HyLhDtio
— CNN (@CNN) January 24, 2018
Bill de Blasio learned of federal investigation — and suspended his 2020 bid the next day: report
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" on Friday that he was ending his campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.
There may have been more to the timing than previously reported.
"Federal election officials asked Mayor de Blasio for more information about his presidential campaign fundraising after he used a state political action committee to pay for expenses related to the bid – seemingly against the law," the New York Daily News reported Friday. "The Federal Election Commission demanded that de Blasio 2020 clarify a debt the campaign owed his NY Fairness PAC in a letter Thursday – the day before Hizzoner dropped out of the race."
White House Counsel busted working to keep whistleblower report from Congress: report
President Donald Trump's White House counsel has reportedly been personally involved in keeping Congress from reviewing a whistleblowing report involving Ukraine.
"The revelation that Trump pushed Zelensky to pursue the Biden probe, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal, represents the most detailed account so far of the president’s conduct that prompted a U.S. intelligence official to file a whistleblower action against the president," The Washington Post reported Friday. "The disclosure comes amid new details about the White House’s role in preventing Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire from complying with Congressional demands for the material in the complaint."
Watch Ex-CIA official break down the ‘three crimes’ Trump committed if Ukraine scandal is true
President Donald Trump could be charged with committing three federal crimes if the whistleblower reports involving the White House seeking campaign interference from Ukraine are correct.
MSNBC "Deadline: White House" anchor Nicolle Wallace interviewed Jeremy Bash on Friday -- and worried about the safety of the whistleblower.
"The stakes could not be any higher, the risk to his career -- or her career -- and reputation and perhaps legal standing could not be any higher for this whistleblower. That's why we’re glad to be joined by national security analyst, former chief of staff of the CIA and Department of Defense, someone I wanted to talk to about this story all week, Jeremy Bash," Wallace said.