An MSNBC panel on Wednesday marveled that President Donald Trump sent out a tweet earlier in the day that said Attorney General Jeff Sessions should un-recuse himself and shut down special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
During the discussion, former Department of Justice spokesman Matthew Miller said that Trump at times has seemed to recognize that some of his actions as president have actually been inappropriate and could conceivably get him into trouble.
“If the president is taking direct action to conceal something, for example, when he asked all his staff to leave the room so he can have a one-on-one conversation with [former FBI Director] Jim Comey to ask him to back off [former national security adviser] Mike Flynn, it’s pretty good evidence that he was trying to conceal it, because he knew what he was doing is inappropriate,” he said.
However, just because Trump has shown some awareness in the past of trying to conceal some of his actions, that doesn’t give him a pass when he tries to obstruct justice in broad daylight.
“Just because he says it publicly, that doesn’t mean it’s not evidence of his guilt,” he said. “That’s powerful evidence against him. Just because he’s stupid enough to do it publicly does not mean it is any less damaging.”
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Trump’s mentor Roy Cohn exposed in new documentary that contains an ominous warning about the president’s downfall
President Donald Trump has long looked at infamous attorney Roy Cohn as his political mentor, and at one point during special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation demanded that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions act more like Cohn in assertively defending him.
A new documentary called "Where’s My Roy Cohn?" exposes the history of Trump's hero, who first became famous during Sen. Joseph McCarthy's hearings about purported communist infiltration of the United States government in the 1950s.
Politico senior staff writer Michael Kruse has written up a review of the documentary in which he explains why Trump obviously finds Cohn so appealing: For decades he got away with remorselessly breaking the law.
Black principal instantly questioned by white cop after accidentally walking past crime scene
On Wednesday, the Baltimore County Police released disturbing body camera footage of a white police officer antagonizing a black high school principal in front of his 15-year-old son, and demanding to know whether he was responsible for a crime scene he had just witnessed — because he happened to be walking past.
"You guys weren't involved in that at all were you?" the officer asked Vance Benton and his son in the footage, which was shared by the Daily Mail.
Fox & Friends host right-winger pushing white nationalist views: ‘Common sense is now a hate crime’
A British writer popular with white nationalists appeared Thursday morning on "Fox & Friends" to argue that "common sense" ideas about identity had been turned into a "hate crime."
Anti-immigrant activist Douglas Murray -- author of "Neoconservatism: Why We Need It" and "The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam" -- spoke to Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt about his viral essay, "Vacuous liberal wokeness is now beyond parody."
"You say that 'liberal wokeness' turned beliefs that once seemed like into hate crimes," Earhardt said. "What used to be considered common sense that's now a hate crime, in your opinion?"