Thursday night’s revelations that Michael Cohen will testify that Donald Trump knew about his son Donald Trump Jr’s plans to meet with a Russian spy to discuss getting “dirt” on Hillary Clinton has caused a breakthrough with some analysts.
Washington Post conservative columnist Jennifer Rubin is not a Trump defender, but has stopped short of declaring that Trump clearly engaged in collusion with the Russians.
“This is collusion,” she said. “This is a fraud on the American people. This is a fraud on the election. It makes his entire presidency, in my mind, illegitimate. This is the thing that he’s been worried about all along. He’s been afraid that Democrats are trying to discredit his administration, his presidency. And guess what? They’re right. Because if he did this, he got elected with the help of a hostile foreign power.”
Rubin said that Trump’s panic after Cohen’s offices were raided “is now very explainable.”
Trump’s claims about a “witch hunt” now appear absurd, she suggested.
“Well, the witches are in packs and droves now. They’re popping up out of every corner. And, if this is correct—and we have to have that caveat again and again and again, we do not know if Michael Cohen really is going to say this and they’re really corroborating witnesses—but if there were, this is it. This is the presidency.”
14 people dead after Turkey fires on civilian convoy carrying journalists and aid workers
A convoy carrying foreign journalists, civilians and state defense forces (SDF) traveling to Ras al-Ayn was fired upon by Turkish forces, NBC News reported Sunday.
So far, 14 are dead and 10 have been injured. The convoy was being guarded by armed men and was hit as it arrived in the city, a border town that Turkey has seized as they have been firing on the Kurds.
"We have heard from some of the journalists that were part of this convoy, a convoy that was a mix of journalists and civilians. A France2 reporter was inside the convoy. She tweets 'We were in the convoy targeted by Turkish forces and allies. Our team is fine, but some colleagues are dead.' No details on the colleagues," said NBC News reporter Erin McLaughlin. "We’re also waiting to hear from Turkish military officials about what unfolded there today."
Kanye ripped for latest Trump defense: Always someone willing to write a check to ‘a black person defending white supremacy’
A panel discussion on recent concerts put on by Kanye West in Salt Lake City and Howard University turned to his new recent comments he made defending his support for Donald Trump -- with one panelist saying the rapper is getting paid on the side for siding with the president.
Speaking with host Kendis Gibson, guests Danielle Moodie-Mills and Clay Cane were harshly critical of West trying to drum up black support for the president as well as his recent comments on slavery.
"What is going on here?" Gibson began. "So you saw the pictures of Kanye West in the middle of Salt Lake City. He drew about 10,000 people here at Howard University, it was a smaller crowd because they didn't get the e-mail about it until 6:00 a.m. on homecoming weekend. Largely, a lot of people who are going to these shows are black folks. These are some of the scenes in Salt Lake City, so people are wondering: is he sort of like Trump's secret weapon, a secret outreach to the black community? "
WATCH: White House protesters chant ‘impeach Trump’ loud enough for aides to hear
Protesters gathered in front of the White House on Sunday to call on President Donald Trump to be removed from office.
Videos circulated online showed protesters chanting "impeach Trump" close enough to the White House for staff to hear the demonstration.
In other videos, protesters were blowing loud whistles.
Meanwhile, demonstrators also greeted Trump as he visited his New Jersey golf course. Pro-impeachment protesters were also reportedly out on the streets in Boston and New York City.
Watch some of the video clips below.
Outside the White House right now: