On MSNBC’s The Last Word, host Lawrence O’Donnell chronicled the overwhelming amount of evidence showing links between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin.
“How can Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller and his staff keep up with all of the suspicious developments in the Trump relationship to Russia and Vladimir Putin?” O’Donnell asked.
O’Donnell then spoke with Joyce Vance, a former federal prosecutor. Her takeaway from what we’ve seen so far is that the Mueller team is likely to issue a subpoena for the President’s testimony. There’s also a high likelihood of Mueller naming President Trump as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Russia investigation.
UK voters face a stark left-right choice that will (finally) decide Brexit — and might shape America’s future
Precisely as Donald Trump is being impeached by the U.S. Congress, British voters go to the polls on Thursday in a history-shaping national election, the U.K.’s third in less than five years. It has numerous echoes and resonances of the forthcoming U.S. presidential election, starting with the charismatic but abominable incumbent prime minister, Boris Johnson, who resembles Trump translated into Upper-Class Twit. But the differences are also striking, none more so than the fact that despite the enormous stakes in this election, in which Johnson’s Conservative Party and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party have vowed to take the nation in dramatically different directions, the entire campaign has been confined to six weeks.
Trump doesn’t act like Hitler — but other dictators are now acting like Trump: MSNBC’s Morning Joe
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough has frequently compared President Donald Trump's administration to the early days of Nazi Germany, but now he thinks other dictators are taking their cue from the U.S. president.
The "Morning Joe" host warned that Trump's attacks on U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies echo authoritarian regimes from the past, and now current dictators are echoing the president's attacks on the press and the democratic checks on his power.
"It's disinformation, and yeah, maybe we don't want to compare it to Nazi Germany in 1933, but maybe we do compare it to Russia, to Vladimir Putin's regime now," Scarborough said, "to Orban's regime in Hungary now, to other autocratic regimes who use language in a way to savage their opponents, to dehumanize their opponents, and most importantly, and this is the key in autocracies, in democracies that move to autocracies, the key is the attacking of the press, the attacks of an independent judiciary, and the attacking of the intel agencies."
Surprise! IG report finds anti-Clinton bias at the FBI
The Justice Department inspector general's report debunked President Donald Trump’s repeated claims that the FBI’s Russia probe was launched out of anti-Trump bias by FBI leaders. Conversely, it did find anti-Hillary Clinton bias among FBI agents.
Trump claimed for years that the FBI investigation was opened because of anti-Trump bias by FBI leaders, citing text messages sent between former top FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page that criticized him during the 2016 campaign. Inspector General Michael Horowitz concluded that neither Strzok nor Page were in a position to start an investigation into Trump’s campaign and concluded that the FBI probe was justified, refuting claims that the probe was opened because of bias by the FBI’s top officials.