MSNBC legal analysts Matt Miller and John Lauro were openly laughing while discussing the latest public flare-up in the legal battle between Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels.
Miller told a bemused Chris Jansing that lawyers generally go public when “they don’t have a strong handle on the facts or the law or their positions are weak.”
He added that in the case of Trump’s team, “Rudy Giuliani is doing that because he made a strategic decision that this is where the case is likely to end up, in front of the Congress, and he needs the public on his side.”
Miller said the characters in the ongoing saga may have any number of reasons for engaging in public, and urged wariness. “Some like being on TV. Michael Avenatti wants to launch a political career. Some people see it useful to the business,” he said, while getting in dig in at former Trump campaign adviser Sam Nunberg, who “may be on TV for no apparent strategic reason.”
“Lanny Davis, Rudy Giuliani, Michael Avenatti, they’ve made serious mistakes that have hurt their clients,” said Lauro in a much harsher assessment. “Giuliani, for example, is a hot mess. He talked about how the payment to Stormy Daniels was linked to the campaign. That’s literally connecting his client to a criminal violation!”
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Colbert names Trump’s siege on DC the ‘Tinyman Square’ incident
It wasn't quite Tiananmen Square, where a still-unknown number of Chinese protesters were murdered by the government in 1989, but it was the closest thing President Donald Trump managed to score this week.
After watching the footage of the military tear gas, beat and shoot at protesters so Trump could march from the presidential bunker to St. John's Church for the cameras.
"It was like Tiananmen Square," Colbert deemed. "Except, in Trump's case, Tinyman Square."
Trump claimed on "The Fox & Friends" that no one was tear-gassed, so it's unclear what was stinging people's eyes and making them cough, choke and tear up. The Park Police released a statement saying it wasn't tear gas. While the moment was captured on video from dozens of different camera angles, one protester actually grabbed a canister of Oleoresins Capiscum, or "OC," the gas that was used.
Vladimir Putin must love watching the US fall apart: columnist
New Yorker columnist Susan Glasser made the astute observation that if Russian President Vladimir Putin wanted to destabilize the United States with the election of President Donald Trump, he's clearly achieved his objective.
It was reported in March that Russian intelligence services are working to incite violence using white supremacist groups to try and sow racial chaos in the United States ahead of the November election.
Conservative columnist links all Republicans to the attack on Lafayette Square
Monday afternoon, President Donald Trump decided to walk across Lafayette Square for a photo-op. To get there, however, it took an outright battle with mounted park police, police covered in body armor and rattled Secret Service members who had just rushed the president to the bunker several nights before. Armed with semi-automatic weapons and military gear, they staged a siege on Lafayette Square against unarmed hippies, woke whites and people of color, again, forced to fight for justice.
Writing for the Washington Post Wednesday, conservative columnist Max Boot attacked Attorney General Bill Barr, who accepted responsibility for demanding that demonstrators be tear-gassed, beaten and shot with rubber bullets. Like Bull Conor ordering fire hoses on students marching in Birmingham, Alabama, Barr's attack on Lafayette Square for a photo-op proved he is willing to do what it takes to stroke the fractured ego of a president forced to cower in a bunker.