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.
WATCH: Roger Stone greeted with ‘Lock Him Up!’ chants after getting sentenced to 40 months
Trump ally Roger Stone frequently led chants of "Lock her up!" about Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign -- but on Thursday, the table decisively turned.
After Stone was sentenced to 40 months in prison for charges of perjury, witness tampering, and obstruction of justice, a crowd of people greeted the right-wing dirty trickster by chanting, "Lock him up!" outside the courthouse.
At least one supporter of President Donald Trump tried to get a "pardon" chant going, but they were drowned out by the louder "Lock him up" chants.
Watch the video below.
‘Beg to be tried as a white man’: Disgust follows Roger Stone’s light sentence — while people of color sit in jail for less
Judge Amy Berman Jackson was the target of serious attacks by President Donald Trump's supporters and Roger Stone himself. When the Justice Department encouraged seven to nine years in prison for Stone, Trump and Attorney General Bill Barr freaked out, rewriting the sentencing memo that was ultimately ignored by the new prosecutors.
But Stone wasn't given the hefty sentence that Trump and his followers assumed Stone would get. Instead, he got a fairly light sentence of just over three years.
Leading up to the sentence, Berman Jackson was blasted on Twitter. So, it's unclear how Trump and his followers will manage to attack the judge for the sentence. Some still managed to do it, saying Stone shouldn't have been sentenced to any time at all.
‘Church has no reason to fear history’: Vatican to open wartime archives of Pius XII
More than 150 historians and researchers have signed up to access the soon-to-open Vatican archives of Pope Pius XII, evidence of the intense scholarly interest into the World War II-era pope and his record during the Holocaust, officials said Thursday.
Cardinal José Tolentino Calaça de Mendonça, the Vatican’s chief librarian, told reporters that all researchers — regardless of nationality, faith and ideology — were welcome to request permission to use the Vatican’s Apostolic Library, which will open the archive on March 2.