MSNBC anchor Katy Tur has a fascinating theory that President Donald Trump is utilizing a four-point strategy to defend against special counsel Robert Mueller's investigations of potential Russian collusion and obstruction of justice.
Tur authored the best-selling book Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History about her time as the NBC News reporter embedded with the Trump campaign.
The anchor offered her theory on Monday's broadcast of "The Big Question" on MSNBC, using examples of Trump and Rudy Giuliani to make her case.
"Here's the thing, every tweet, every Giuliani interview, every leaked memo, every lie, reveals what looks like could be called a four-point strategy from the president and his legal team with one goal in mind -- to convince the public, or at least enough voters out there -- not to trust anyone but team Trump."
"Point one, lie. Or at least recollect differently," Tur said, explaining the misleading Donald Trump, Jr. statement dictated on Air Force One.
"Point two, discredit the investigation," she continued, referencing Trump's 52 complaints of a "witch hunt" posted on Twitter, which continued Monday morning.
As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that… https://t.co/pB6MquREjZ— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1528115725.0
"Point three, muddy the waters to confuse the public," Tur suggested, citing the misleading claims about the role of Paul Manafort in the Trump campaign.
"Finally, point four, paint Donald Trump the victim," she added.
"If Donald Trump is innocent, why is he doing everything he can to take down the investigation?" Tur asked.