“The View” co-host Meghan McCain accused former FBI director James Comey of attacking President Donald Trump for personal gain.
The FBI director fired by Trump is promoting his new book, “A Higher Loyalty,” which compares the president to a Mafia boss and describes him as amoral and unfit to lead — and McCain questioned Comey’s motives.
“He hasn’t done himself any favors,” McCain said. “Again, he has made himself this highly political animal, and I will say there are great people who work for the Justice Department, like, who are just doing it because they want to be public servants. I think James Comey wants his own late night show.”
McCain’s colleagues disagreed, and co-host Joy Behar said Trump didn’t even deserve Comey’s mob boss comparison.
“Comey also claims that Trump is, like, a mob boss, quote-unquote, was obsessed with loyalty,” Behar said. “In my opinion, Don Corleone had loyalty to Clemenza and Tessio (in the ‘Godfather’ films). Trump throws everybody under the bus. He has no loyalty to anybody — except maybe Ivanka. That’s about it.”
The other panelists agreed that Trump demanded “blind adoration” from other government officials, but McCain wasn’t finished trashing Comey.
“Can I just say something?” she started out. “He also, like, in some of the clips that have come out, and the excerpts — and we have the book, and we’re reading it over the weekend — one of the things that came out is him saying that he was crying to President Obama after he had come out about Hillary Clinton’s e-mails 10 days before the election.”
“So, like, again, are you political?” McCain added. “Why is either president’s respect for your or admiration — why are you crying to President Obama in an emotional way if you don’t want the validation of presidents. You’re supposed to be completely separate and apolitical.”
Behar said Republican efforts to undermine Comey show “something’s very, very scary to them about this book” — and McCain came right back with another attack on the former FBI director.
“I want to say one thing as we exit,” McCain said. “Do you know what (special counsel Robert) Mueller looks like? Does he have a Twitter account? Do you know anything about his personal life? Comey had a Twitter account while he was head of the FBI. He does a lot of things that are non-traditional for a head of the FBI. There are a lot of people in the FBI who do great work, no idea who they are, what they look like. He is a political animal.”
MSNBC conservative goes down in flames trying to separate Trump’s incompetence from his corruption
MSNBC conservative Noah Rothman met furious pushback when he dismissed poll numbers as insignificant showing a growing majority of Americans support the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
The "Morning Joe" contributor argued that those numbers reflected the president's approval rating and would not exert any pressure on congressional Republicans, but instead place greater pressure on Democrats to make their case for impeachment.
"It's incumbent on Democrats to make this case," Rothman said. "Right now they are presenting a united front because it's still primary season. Once we get into the general (election campaign) there will be more pressure on them to explain their position, but it's incumbent on Democrats to make the case."
The Trump murder video is no joke: It’s an encouragement to ramp up the violence
Donald Trump is not a “friendly fascist.” Unlike Ronald Reagan, the prototype for that concept, Trump does not pretend to be harmless. He does not offer up fake smiles and a cheerful nature, or display empathy and human concern for others, feigned or otherwise.
This article first appeared in Salon.
Donald Trump is direct, obvious and public in his threats against democracy, the Constitution and the rule of law. Trump and his movement are working to destroy America’s multiracial democracy through appeals to a mythic past that will “Make America Great Again.” In practice this means undoing all the social progress and democratic reforms of the last century or more and returning to a society where white people — rich white male Christians, in particular — are fully in control over all aspects of American society for all time.
Fox & Friends hosts deflated after legal analyst shoots down latest GOP impeachment talking point
The hosts of "Fox & Friends" on Thursday appeared disappointed when legal analyst Andrew Napolitano gave them unfortunate news about the White House's latest objections to House Democrats' impeachment inquiry.
Specifically, Napolitano addressed the letter sent to Congress by White House counsel Pat Cipollone, which claimed that the executive branch did not have to comply with any subpoenas of documents until the House formally voted to open an impeachment inquiry.
"The Republicans changed the rules when John Boehner was the Speaker of the House allowing each individual committee to issue subpoenas without a House-wide vote," he explained. "So those subpoenas are valid, and those people who resist them, ignore them, who put them in a drawer, do so at your peril."