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.”
Jeffrey Epstein’s IT consultant reveals he saw girls who ‘couldn’t have more than 15 or 16’ on private island
ABC News broke a story just after midnight Thursday about a former IT consultant of Jeffrey Epstein's who resigned because he couldn't take some of the things he was seeing on Epstein's private island compound.
The island, which has been called "pedophile island" by locals, had "topless women everywhere.
"There were photos of topless women everywhere," said contractor Steve Scully, who began working for Epstein in 1999 and continued for six years. "On his desk, in his office, in his bedroom."
Stephen Colbert mocks Eric Trump in a way that must be seen to be believed
Stephen Colbert mocked Eric Trump so badly it has to be seen to be believed.
The moment came after Colbert played a clip of the young Trump child saying that 95 percent of the United States supports him, the camera cut to Colbert doing his Eric impression.
"I've got big gums, and I cannot lie," Colbert said.
"Yeah, 95, guys, I'm tellin' ya," Colbert said, pretending to be Eric with his lips curled up.
Black Pennsylvania Trump voter wonders if he’s still welcome in the GOP
Tuesday, CNN released interviews with Texas Trump supporters who defended his racist attacks on four Congresswomen of color. Wednesday night, Van Jones showed his panel of supporters of both President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama. But things got tense when a Black Trump supporter was asked about the president's racially charged statements.
Two men, one white one Black, in the group said they supported Trump and probably would again because business was good. Two women in the group lamented that Trump's racism was hurtful for the country.
"I just go back to values," the older women said. "I value treating people with dignity. And if there is anything that is incongruent with those values, then I'm not for that. So I'm not going to put profit over my values."