MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Monday cracked herself up as she was reporting on the Sean Hannity-Michael Cohen bombshell.
“There’s been a lot of time and energy and ink spilled over the last 15 months or so over what the term ‘collusion’ actually means,” Maddow said. “But the allegations about Michael Cohen that are contained in the Christopher Steele dossier, the allegations that Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen met with Russian officials in Prague during the presidential campaign to facilitate payments to Kremlin-controlled hackers who were interfering in the election to help Trump—I don’t care how good you are at linguistic gymnastics, I think we could all agree that that would absolutely be collusion.”
Maddow explained the that the Steele dossier allegations are “just” allegations, but noted when Cohen wanted to refute the charges, he luckily “knew a guy.” She then rolled a clip of Hannity offering Cohen a platform to say he’d never been to Prague.
During that clip, Hannity attacked the media and declared journalism “dead.”
“I don’t mean to laugh, but it’s just, these people—I did an opening monologue just in the last segment how journalism is dead,” Hannity said “It’s buried.”
“Dead,” Maddow repeated. “It’s buried. Do you think that was a billable hour for Michael Cohen?”
“I mean, he has a meeting with Sean Hannity, right?” Maddow continued. “Sean Hannity meeting with his lawyer on national television without disclosing that the guy he was interviewing was actually his own lawyer. Did somebody bill for that? Journalism is dead.”
‘The president is lying’: Trump gets immediately debunked by CNN after claiming he stopped ‘send her back’ chant
President Donald Trump said Thursday that he stopped the North Carolina rally crowd from chanting "send her back" during a rant about Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). But CNN immediately called him out for the false claim.
"I didn’t like that they did it and I started speaking very quickly," Trump told the press. "Excuse me. Really? If you would have heard, there was a tremendous amount of noise and action and everything else. I started very quickly. And I think you know that. Maybe you’re giving me too much credit. You’re used to giving me too much credit. Thank you, everybody. I will try. I will certainly try, yes."
Trump’s racism isn’t a grand plan to win in 2020 — he’s just a ‘blithering idiot’: GOP strategist
President Donald Trump over the last week has made overtly racist attacks on four Democratic women of color, which has led to speculation that the president believes using racism is the key to winning reelection in 2020.
However, Republican strategist Stuart Stevens, who is currently working for Trump primary challenger Bill Weld, says it would be a mistake to confuse Trump's bigoted impulses with a well thought out battle plan.
"There is always this need to attribute this master plan to Trump because otherwise, you have to come to terms with the fact that he’s a blithering idiot," Stevens said in an interview with the Huffington Post.
Here is why Nancy Pelosi allowed a House impeachment vote
Admitting that he isn't privy to insider knowledge from the Democratic leadership, Bloomberg columnist Jonathan Bernstein suggested that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi may be playing a much longer game on the possibility of impeachment hearings on Donald Trump than her detractors believe.
Wondering, "Is Nancy Pelosi closer to impeachment?' Bernstein writes, "Usually, when a regular bill or resolution has been introduced, it’s then referred to committee. If the majority party doesn’t want to consider the bill, it will die with no further action. Under House rules, however, any member can force an impeachment resolution onto the floor as pending business. That’s what [Rep. Al] Green (D-TX) did Wednesday."