Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein nails inspiration for Trump's latest FBI attack: 'He knows he's trapped'
Veteran journalist Carl Bernstein on CNN (Screen capture)

According to Watergate veteran Carl Bernstein, President Donald Trump's remarks in the aftermath of the FBI raid on his attorney Michael Cohen Monday prove he could care less about upholding the law.

"This president does not give a damn — and it is a repertorial fact, not an opinion or assertion — about the rule of law and yesterday he once again declared war on the rule of law," Bernstein said, referencing Trump's comments that Cohen's office was "broken into" by the FBI and that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is a "witch hunt."

The veteran journalist told CNN's Jake Tapper that there is no evidence that the Russia probe is a "witch hunt" — and if it were, "there would be hell to pay" by the time it's over.

Before Bernstein's CNN appearance, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that Trump "has the power" to fire Mueller and reiterated the president's assertion that the raid was an "attack on our country." According to the veteran journalist, that's further evidence that Trump "knows that he is trapped."

"This investigation is closing in on him and the prosecutors in New York now have his lawyer's computers and what is on them," Bernstein said. "That is a big fact here."

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