President Donald Trump is engaging in a “very dangerous game” with his constant attacks on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigations, Lawfare Blog co-founder Ben Wittes explained to MSNBC’s Katy Tur on Friday.
The host put on-screen a graphic listing the “evidence” that special counsel has in his possession that the public has yet to see.
The list, compiled by Mike Allen of Axios, was published earlier Friday.
“What does that indicate to you?” Tur asked Wittes. “What is the lesson for us there?”
“Well, there’s a lot more than is in that list,” Wittes replied.
“The general rule here is that Robert Mueller has had access to all of the organizations — and their records and all of the people who work for the organizations — that he has wanted to, almost all, and their recollections,” he explained.
“The president can tweet out ‘no collusion’ or ‘witch hunt,’ but the truth is he actually doesn’t really know that much about what he’s talking about on that,” Wittes noted. “And so it’s a very dangerous game to sort of confidently say that you know there’s nothing there, when you actually have only a little bit of a window into the room.”
Since taking office, President Trump has tweeted “no collusion” 50 times, most recently last Friday.
The commander-in-chief has tweeted “witch hunt” 125 times, most recently on Thursday.
Trump accuses Democrats of ‘trying to steal an election’ with mail-in voting during the COVID-19 pandemic
President Donald Trump accused Democrats of conspiring to steal an election at a hastily arranged news conference held at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.
And angry Trump lashed out at Democrats for seeking to allow voting by mail in the November election.
Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's press conference, where he questioned if Democrats love America:
Pelosi blasts Trump as ‘not a well person’ and wonders if GOP is motivated by a ‘manhood thing’: report
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed members of the Democratic Caucus on Saturday about the state of negotiations over the next coronavirus stimulus bill.
Luke Broadwater, a congressional correspondent for The New York Times, posted a thread about the call on Twitter, citing "sources on call."
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) was also on the call, and reportedly blasted White House chief of staff Mark Meadows for the failure to reach a deal.
“Meadows, when John Boehner and Paul Ryan was Speaker, impeded every agreement they tried to make with us on must-pass legislation," Hoyer reported said.
Democratic pressure on intel agencies exposed a motherlode of information on foreign meddling helping Trump: report
On Saturday, Politico reported that congressional Democrats believe their pressure campaign on the intelligence community was crucial to exposing Russia's newest plot to interfere with U.S. elections on behalf of President Donald Trump.
"For weeks, top Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate have been blaring warnings and demanding briefings and public disclosures from the intelligence community, shrugging off Republican charges that they’re politicizing intelligence," reported Andrew Desiderio and Kyle Cheney. "And Democrats can now point to evidence that their pressure campaign might be working. On Friday, the Trump administration’s counterintelligence chief publicly confirmed that Russia is attempting to harm Joe Biden’s candidacy in 2020. The official, William Evanina, even singled out a pro-Russia Ukrainian, Andrii Derkach, as a key participant in the Kremlin’s new effort."