On CNN Wednesday, news anchor Brooke Baldwin called out White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders for doubling down on the falsehood that Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is invalid because of the Christopher Steele dossier.
“It was started by a dirty, discredited dossier,” Sanders claimed, falsely asserting that oppositional research on Donald Trump is the basis for Mueller’s probe into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Baldwin didn’t pull any punches in setting the record straight.
“False! It is categorically false,” Baldwin asserted. “A reminder: the investigation was triggered by Russia attacking our democracy in the 2016 Presidential election.”
She went on to note that President’s Trump’s Twitter feed seemed more extreme today, suggesting he might be getting nervous about the Mueller probe.
“When you look at Trump’s Twitter feed today. Something is clearly freaking him out,” Baldwin told CNN reporter April Ryan.
“You’re absolutely right Brooke, he is very upset. This President is putting his emotions on Twitter.”
“This Manafort trial is making them frantic. They don’t understand … it’s toxic.”
She pointed out that even though Manafort is on trial for financial crimes there are “still tentacles leading to Russia.”
‘To know Trump is to hate Trump’: biographer says that even ‘Ivanka despises him’
On Monday's edition of MSNBC's "All In," The Art of the Deal co-author Tony Schwartz told anchor Chris Hayes that President Donald Trump is so isolated at this point that even his eldest daughter can't stand him anymore.
"To know Trump is to hate Trump," said Schwartz. "Meaning everybody who knows him, deep down, hates him completely."
Trump campaign frantically announces new ‘polls’ to counter data that shows him losing — but there’s one problem
Frantically trying to contain the embarrassment after President Donald Trump fired his own internal pollsters for showing him trailing Democrats in key states he previously carried, the Trump campaign is now trying to claim that the bad polls are relying on old numbers and they have newer data that is much more favorable to the president.
But as CNN's Abby Phillip explained on Tuesday evening to anchor John Berman, there's a major problem with the new numbers — they aren't actually matching Trump up with Democrats.
"Despite what the president said publicly about this polling being fake, your sources tell a different story," said Berman.
BUSTED: Trump’s DOJ intervened to keep Paul Manafort from being imprisoned at Rikers Island
President Donald Trump's Department of Justice intervened to keep his former campaign chairman out of jail, The New York Times reported Monday.
Manafort had been expected to be moved to the Rikers Island jail complex.
"But last week, Manhattan prosecutors were surprised to receive a letter from the second-highest law enforcement official in the country inquiring about Mr. Manafort’s case. The letter, from Jeffrey A. Rosen, Attorney General William P. Barr’s new top deputy, indicated that he was monitoring where Mr. Manafort would be held in New York," the newspaper reported.