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.”
Dr Birx proves that no amount of gushing compliments can compensate for even a little bit of honesty with Trump: op-ed
One of President Trump's top infectious disease experts, Dr. Deborah Birx, is known for avoiding Trump's wrath, but that changed when she recently decided to speak frankly on the growing spread of coronavirus across the country. While Trump walked back his public criticism of her, the dust shows that no amount of "gushing compliments or massaging statistics can compensate for even a little bit of honesty with this man," the Washington Post's Molly Roberts writes.
While Birx appeared to be in control of the facts when she first emerged as a figure on the coronavirus task force, she soon became someone Democrats couldn't trust.
‘Malignant’ GOP voters will keep backing ‘dumber and angrier’ candidates no matter what happens in November: Conservative
Even if the Republican Party suffers crippling losses in November's election, that won't solve the problem of the "malignant Republican voter."
President Donald Trump's conservative opponents have been publicly debating whether the GOP deserves to survive, but The Week columnist Damon Linker says reducing the party to cinders and ash won't root out the party's rotten core.
"The head of the party is a corrupt and malicious imbecile," Linker wrote. "Republicans in Congress are a mix of Trump enablers, obstructionist-demagogues out to maximize the wealth of their donors, know-nothing conspiracist loons, and a few reformers experimenting with the most politically palatable way to blend nationalism with socialism. All of them are primarily motivated by the drive toward self-promotion within the right-wing media complex. And when we move further down the Republican hierarchy to the state and local level, things only get worse."
‘Survival of organized human society’ at risk: New campaign rallies progressives to vote Trump out
"As progressives and leftists, we are not going to minimize our disagreements with Joe Biden. But we're also clear-eyed about where things stand. We have a moral responsibility to defeat Trump."
With the goal of boosting progressive voter turnout in swing states that could play a decisive role in November, advocacy group RootsAction.org on Wednesday launched a grassroots campaign aiming to prevent another disastrous four years of President Donald Trump's "war on truth, on decency, on our planet, and on working people."
Organizers of the new "Vote Trump Out" initiative argue that while progressives have major substantive differences with Joe Biden on a number of key issues, "supporting the Democratic nominee in swing states is the only means we have to defeat Trump."