Fox News host Tucker Carlson had Michael Avenatti on his show Thursday night in what turned out to be a combustible exchange. Carlson insulted Avenatti and repeatedly interrupted him, and then cut his guest’s microphone off so that the host could have the last word.
Following the segment, Carlson discussed his interview with commentator Mark Steyn.
Carlson appeared to be confused about why Avenatti and others are angry about Trump, which is not his affair with Stormy Daniels but the fact that his lawyer admitted to illegally covering it up and that the president continues to lie about it to this day.
“There was this undertone of moralizing,” Avenatti said. “Either get to be a libertarian on this stuff or you get to be an evangelical but you don’t get to be both, do you?”
Steyn said that it was “a sad commentary” on America that Avenatti is “more famous” than his client.
“That is so deep and true, what you just said,” Carlson said. “I’m printing that out and putting that on my fridge.”
Steyn and Carlson then discussed the “depressing” places that Daniels is dancing.
“In the end, the only ones who thrive are the lawyers, the parasites,” Carlson said. “And that is actually a metaphor for what’s happening in this country.”
‘Follow the money’: CNN’s Camerota connects the dots between Trump’s corrupt cronies and his firing of Marie Yovanovitch
A CNN panel discussion on Friday's House impeachment hearing that features Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, turning to threats that were launched against her by President Donald Trump and why associates of the president wanted her ousted from her job.
According to "New Day" host Alisyn Camerota, House investigators need to look beyond the president who ordered her recall and take a hard look at the people the president has surrounded himself with including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin suggested to the panel, "The [Ukraine] phone call is a symptom of a larger corruption that Donald Trump set in motion -- that he created this parallel foreign policy that was designed entirely to help him politically. And part of that was firing the American ambassador who he and Giuliani and Giuliani's allies felt like was an obstacle."
CNN’s Don Lemon lists all the facts in Trump’s Ukraine scandal one must ignore to buy the GOP defense
CNN's Don Lemon on Thursday listed all of the evidence one would have to ignore to believe the Republican defense of President Donald Trump.
The CNN anchor listed the "transcript of the president's infamous July 25th Ukraine call" as one piece of evidence that would have to be ignored.
He also listed the sworn testimony of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman. And the "bombshell" testimony from Ambassador Bill Taylor and the text messages between Taylor and Ambassador Gordon Sondland.
The necessity of there not just being an investigation of the Biden family, but an announcement of an investigation, is another inconvenient fact that would have to be ignored, he explained.
Republicans are treating voters like ‘children’ with their defense of Trump: Ex-presidential adviser
On Thursday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," former presidential adviser David Gergen laid into Republican lawmakers for claiming that the impeachment probe is only based on "hearsay."
"The Republicans are treating us like idiots," said Gergen. "They just — they say you're only bringing forth hearsay. You don't have any firsthand information. We know there are three people who know exactly what happened. One is named [Rudy] Giuliani. One is chief of staff [Mick] Mulvaney and the third is [John] Bolton. And what's happened here? They all three have been called. The president said no, you must not talk. So the Republicans then come up and say, well, you only have hearsay."