Responding to news that his longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen had been raided by the FBI, President Donald Trump called the search a “disgrace” and an “attack on our country.”
Seated between Vice President Mike Pence and his new national security adviser John Bolton, Trump told reporters the raid was a “disgraceful situation,” a “witch hunt” and a “whole new level of unfairness.” He then switched gears to point the finger at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who he said made a “terrible mistake.”
Trump also suggested that he learned of the raid on Cohen’s office and residence by the FBI from news reports — a claim refuted by prior reporting by CNN, who said he knew about the raid after it happened but before it was publicized.
The comments came during a national security meeting pegged to a potential military response to the alleged chemical attack in Syria over the weekend. Watch below:
‘Stop ignoring facts for political advantage’: CNN’s Cuomo tears into Trump’s refusal to lead on coronavirus
On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," Chris Cuomo — still battling his own bout with COVID-19 — laid into President Donald Trump's lack of leadership throughout the crisis.
"Stop ignoring the facts for political advantage. Get real. The past is over," said Cuomo. "There can be no more letting politics reinforce our worst instincts. We need to build on our best instincts. And that said, what I'm asking you all to do now, the man at the top refuses to change."
He displayed a clip of Trump being confronted at the day's press conference, by his February claim that cases would soon be down to zero. "Well, the cases really didn't build up for awhile, but you have to understand, I'm a cheerleader for this country," said Trump in the clip. "I don't want to create havoc and shock and everything else. I'm not going to go out and start screaming, this could happen, this could happen."
‘He’s continuing to lie’: Anderson Cooper slams Trump’s two-faced attack on mail-in voting
On CNN Tuesday, anchor Anderson Cooper tore into President Donald Trump's attacks on mail-in voting.
"The president also today continued to spread falsehoods about voter fraud as a reason not to have wider vote-by-mail efforts in the general election," said Cooper. "Many Wisconsin voters are having to stand in line to vote today because the two separate court decisions by the state and U.S. Supreme Court prevented Wisconsin from moving its election day, also extending the deadline to receive mail-in ballots. Never mind the hypocrisy, pointing to the president, he himself voted by mail-in ballot. This is what he said."