Omarosa Manigault-Newman dropped a bombshell on MSNBC by claiming President Donald Trump had advance knowledge of hacked emails dumped on Wikileaks — but a former prosecutor told “Morning Joe” the evidence was already out in the open.
Mimi Rocah, a former U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of New York, said the ousted White House adviser’s claims were significant — and could potentially be evidence of a crime.
“It would be conspiracy, the conspiracy that Mueller has already charged Russians with, it would be that conspiracy and would include Americans, that they’ve conspired to defraud the United States by interfering in our fair elections,” Rocah said.
“It could also be conspiracy with respect to hacking the emails, if they actually knew that was how the emails were obtained,” she added.
However, Rocah said, the special counsel investigation would not likely rely on Manigault, who says she’s already been interviewed by Mueller, because there was so much evidence of collusion that’s already known.
“Omarosa has not yet provided proof,” Rocah said. “There are lots of reasons to be skeptical of her. Mueller would never take her word for it alone — I don’t think he would need to — but, as she says, what you I think are pointing to, it rings true that Donald Trump knew ahead of time, if nothing else because we know he was out there on TV saying, ‘Hey, Russia, you know, find those emails.'”
“There’s lots of things on the public record that make what she is saying sound correct,” she added. “But I’m sure Mueller is not going to rely on her alone, if at all.”
WATCH: Trump looks on as Turkey’s Erdo?an denies the Armenian Genocide ever occurred
President Donald Trump looked on as Turkish President Recep Erdo?an denied the Armenian Genocide during a joint press conference at the White House.
Trump allowed Erdo?an's visit despite Turkey's ethnic cleansing of America's Kurdish allies in northern Syria.
Onlookers were shocked that Erdo?an did this in front of the president and multiple Republican senators.
From the White House, Erdogan is ranting about the Armenian Genocide, saying it didn’t happen and that he wants to set up a “history commission.”
Veteran ex-Trump supporter: ‘Real veterans who remember their oath will support impeachment’
In an op-ed published in The Times of Israel this Wednesday, an Army veteran who has since renounced his support of President Trump accused the President of being "unpatriotic."
According to David Weisman, "real veterans who remember their oath will support impeachment."
"When I first got into politics, as I have mentioned numerous times, I thought the Republican Party was the party of upholding the Constitution and ethical principles," Wesiman writes. "I took the word of pundits thinking Republicans stood for truth, justice, and the American way. I never questioned their integrity when they condemned President Obama. Why? Because they were religious and it didn’t occur to me they would lie. Years later, if you are aware of my story, I learned that most of the demonizing of President Obama was propaganda. I’ve also learned to read the fine print of the Constitution because there’s more involved than just the right of free speech and the right to bear arms. Lots of nuance to acknowledge."
WATCH: Trump whines to Turkish president he only takes questions from ‘friendly reporters’
In a press conference Wednesday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, President Donald Trump openly reminded that he only takes questions from people on his side.
"Would you like to pick somebody?" Trump asked Erdo?an after taking a question from the far-right OANN. "A friendly person from Turkey, please. Friendly. Only friendly reporters. There aren’t too many of them around."
Trump has increasingly refused to take questions from reporters who ask him actual questions that he both knows the answer to and will make him look good.
The White House hasn't hosted a "daily press briefing" for 247 days and not at all under the new press secretary, Stephanie Grisham. She has, however, had time to appear on Fox News multiple times to speak for the White House.