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.
Disney heiress who went undercover to Disneyland ‘livid’ at conditions and pay
Heiress Abigail Disney went to one of her family's resorts to see conditions for workers herself and was disgusted by what she saw.
In comments to Yahoo News podcast "Through Her Eyes," Disney described how she went to Disneyland in California undercover and found that workers at the resort were treated poorly—and underpaid.
"Every single one of these people I talked to were saying, 'I don't know how I can maintain this face of joy and warmth when I have to go home and forage for food in other people's garbage,'" said Disney.
Ex-Peru president wanted for corruption arrested in the US
Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was arrested in the United States Tuesday to face extradition to his home country on corruption charges, authorities in the South American nation said.
The 73-year-old is suspected of involvement in the sprawling Odebrecht scandal in which the construction giant paid hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes throughout the continent to secure huge public works contracts.
The Peruvian attorney general's office announced on Twitter that Toledo "was arrested this morning for extradition, in the United States."
Toledo has been formally charged with receiving a $20 million payment from Odebrecht to grant it the tender to build the Interoceanic Highway that links Peru with Brazil.
Comic-Con mines past for future hits on 50th edition
A smorgasbord of sequels, prequels and reunions from "Terminator" to "Game of Thrones" awaits thousands of misty-eyed comic book geeks and sci-fi nerds descending on San Diego this week for the world's largest celebration of pop culture fandom.
The 50th edition of Comic-Con International will see 135,000 cosplayers, bloggers, movie executives and humble fans pile into a sweaty convention center for glimpses of their heroes, in town to promote the next mega-hit films, TV shows and comic books.
This anniversary edition promises to be more nostalgia-laden than most -- among those expected to appear are Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, who will soon reunite on screen for the first time since 1991's "Terminator 2" for Paramount's killer cyborg sequel "Dark Fate."