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.”
‘Weakness doesn’t win elections’: Indivisible co-founder explains why members are holding #ImpeachTrump rallies
The growing support to commence impeachment proceedings by House Democrats is driven by their need to fire up grassroots support to hold control of the chamber, an Indivisible co-founder explained on MSNBC.
"The call for impeachment continues. this as protesters are hitting the street in more than 140 rallies planned across the country. Organizers say the "Impeach Trump" event is a day of action urging House Democrats to start impeachment proceedings," MSNBC's Richard Lui reported Saturday.
"A new survey from the indivisible project finds 80 percent of their respondents say the House should start impeachment proceedings," he noted. "Right now in the House, 63 Democrats and one Republican support impeachment."
Mississippi fast food cashier ‘terminated immediately’ for ugly racist slur on customer’s receipt
The owner of a fast food restaurant in Mississippi "terminated immediately" an employee after a racist and misogynistic slur of patrons.
When Lex Washington visited Who Dat's Drive-Thru in Oxford with her roommate, the cashier listed them on the receipt as "black b*tches in a silver car."
A manager reportedly refused to apologize at the time, and instead "laughed in her face."
A photo of the receipt then spread on social media.
Dem lawmaker serves notice to Hope Hicks that Trump won’t be able to save her when he grills her during Wednesday’s hearing
On Saturday, Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) gave MSNBC's Alex Witt a brief rundown of what he wants to learn from former White House Communications Director Hope Hicks at her closed-door testimony next week — and warned that if Hicks tries to use executive privilege as a shield, Democrats will not stand for it.
"Let's talk about Hope Hicks," said Witt. "What do you expect to hear from her that she has not already offered in testimony?"
"Here's what's important about Hope Hicks," said Deutch. "She was a key part of the Trump campaign, which is a large part of the report is focused on. She was a key part of the Trump Administration in the early days, and that's the reason that she's a prominent figure in the Mueller report."