MSNBC host Katy Turn couldn’t help but ask “what is going on,” during Monday’s “Meet the Press.” The comment came after a day of gaffes from President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who Tur said is disputing accusations no one ever made.
“The president’s lawyer himself is denying the president himself hacked into the DNC and the Clinton campaign, which is strange because no one has accused the president of hacking into the DNC or the Clinton campaign,” she said at the top of Monday’s show.
She noted that Giuliani “is now denying that the president himself met with a group of Russians at Trump Tower, which is strange because no one has accused the president of meeting with a group of Russians at Trump Tower.”
Giuliani also denied there was a meeting to talk strategy ahead of the Trump Tower meeting, another thing no one ever alleged.
“So what the heck is going on?” she asked. “Well, the president’s lawyer is arguing that colluding with Russia isn’t a crime. Which is strange, because the president has been telling us for over a year now that there was not any collusion.”
“The president’s lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is also arguing that there isn’t a single stitch of evidence of collusion,” she also observed. “Which is strange, because that’s just not true, and it’s even less true now than it’s ever been.”
She asked her political panel if the “bizarre string of claims” is a reaction to developments in the case, “which raise legitimate questions about collusion.” Giuliani is now alleging that Trump lied when he said he didn’t know his campaign met with Russia after being told the Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton.
She also played a clip of Trump saying that anyone who hacked Hillary Clinton would be rewarded. The latest development in the case is that the Justice Department said that at least one persona created by Russian hackers was communicating with long-time Trump advisor Roger Stone.
Watch Tur’s commentary and conversation with her panel below:
Brian Williams compares Corey Lewandowski’s opening statement to the North Korean news lady
MSNBC host Brian Williams on Tuesday noted the similarities between former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and North Korean news anchor Ri Chun Hee.
"Corey Lewandowski, the former Trump campaign manager who is now considering a Senate run in New Hampshire, testified before the House Judiciary Committee today," Williams reported. "It is likely his North Korean anchorwoman-quality opening remarks were meant were one viewer (Donald Trump)."
Ri, who has earned the nickname "Pink Lady," is known for her enthusiastic reading of government-approved news.
Watch the video below from MSNBC.
‘Train-wreck of a witness’: Analysts nail ‘obstructive’ Corey Lewandowski for proving the Democrats’ case
Political commentator Catherine Rampell disagreed with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni that the Democrats faltered during the hearing with Corey Lewandowski Tuesday. Former state and federal prosecutor Elie Honig called Lewandowski a "train-wreck of a witness."
She explained that Democrats had an extremely low bar: they had to prove Trump obstructed justice and that Corey Lewandowski gave one of the examples of such obstructions. In that sense, Rampell said they accomplished their goals.
"I don’t think this was a great day for Corey Lewandowski," she began. "This is a guy who went on TV and announced to the world -- apparently at the same time he is also trying to fundraise for Senate -- that he lies most of the time. Except when he's under oath."
WATCH: Ana Navarro keeps shouting down Trump booster — even as CNN host cuts to commercial
President Donald Trump cheered on his top Hispanic advisor Steve Cortes, who appeared before a New Mexico audience. Trump asked Cortes which he loved more, Hispanics or America, which prompted CNN's Ana Navarro to blast the president for racism. Meanwhile, Trump's latest CNN shill cried "political correctness."
"Look, I suspect he didn't want to offend Steve Cortes and I suspect Steve Cortes was not offended," Navarro said. "But really what a stupid thing to say. Right? To somehow ask the question about whether you love the country more than you love Hispanics -- they are one and the same."