President Donald Trump is reportedly very angry at his former “fixer” for implicating him for allegedly ordering him to make illegal campaign contributions.
During a Wednesday morning broadcast, CNN’s Erica Hill said that sources told her network that “the president was fuming over the news of Cohen’s plea deal” and has been “referring to his one-time fixer as ‘the rat.'”
She then brought on reporter Ryan Nobles, who said that Trump and his team have been plotting out a strategy that will help them beat back any allegations that Cohen might level against his former boss.
“It is clear they have a strategy in the works, and that is to discredit the president’s former lawyer, a person who worked for Donald Trump for a very long time,” he said. “They believe that Cohen is not a strong character witness on behalf of anybody accusing Donald Trump of doing anything, and that he’s already lied to authorities, so there is no reason to believe him when it comes to anything else having to do with this investigation.”
Nobles stressed, however, that the Trump White House is still dealing with the aftershocks of Tuesday’s bombshell events, which included not only Cohen’s guilty plea but the conviction of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on tax fraud charges.
“Sources that we talked to behind the scenes said that the results of those legal proceedings yesterday sounded terrible for the president, and that it was a bad day for the home team,” he said.
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"So if you’re Congress, how do you get something from him?" asked Berman.
"What he won’t do is go beyond the four corners of the report, as he’s already said in his own statement," said McCabe. "I think one of the more frustrating parts of the report for people is he didn’t come out and address the hypothetical questions of if the president was not the president and just a private citizen, would he be charged with obstruction. So if that’s the place Congress wants to get to, there are many, many ways they can get very close to that. The report outlines at least ten different categories of obstructive activity. In 8 of those 10 categories director Mueller concluded there was significance evidence to support each of the three elements of the offense."
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Responding to Sen, Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) who kept the bill from passing via unanimous consent, Feal called the two conservatives senators "assholes" during the live broadcast.
"Rand Paul and Mike Lee say there's no effect here because the bill is going to pass eventually anyway, but does it have an effect because they keep delaying it?" CNN host Alisyn Camerota asked.