Shortly after host Nicolle Wallace wondered whether a senior Trump official who penned an anonymous op-ed was committing a “coup,” MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow joined the show by phone to react to the bombshell editorial.
“This is an unusual day in American history,” Maddow said, noting that although it seems nothing can surprise political spectators in the Trump era, the New York Times editorial penned by the senior official and member of the intra-Trump administration “resistance” did just that.
“I just feel like somebody is trying to pull the fire alarm and I’m not sure that we know as a country how we are supposed to respond when an alarm like this is sounded,” she mused.
For the editorial to come out just a day after Bob Woodward revealed the depth of the Trump White House’s turmoil in excerpts from his new book, Maddow said, is telling.
“It feels like the end of something,” she said. “I don’t know what happens next.”
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‘Get your facts straight’: Chris Wallace destroys pundit for citing Clinton impeachment to exclude Bolton
Sparks flew on Fox News ahead of the president's impeachment trial Monday when host Chris Wallace took on conservative pundit Katie Pavlich.
For her part, Pavlich argued that Republicans have a right to block former National Security Adviser John Bolton from testifying because his testimony had not been first heard in the House of Representatives. Pavlich pointed to the impeachment of Bill Clinton as an example.
"That's not true, that's not true," Wallace interrupted. "They hadn't all been called in the House... That is just wrong, Katie."
Wallace reminded Pavlich that many of the witnesses in Clinton's impeachment had spoken to the Independent Counsel's investigation and were not directly called to testify in the House.
John Bolton is ‘assessing his options’ and could release book sooner now that information has leaked: CNN
Former national security adviser John Bolton may now push to have his upcoming tell-all book about the Trump White House released sooner now that news about some of its contents has leaked.
A source tells CNN's Brian Stelter that the former Trump official is "assessing his options" now that it's been revealed that Bolton's book alleges Trump directly tied military aid to Ukraine with his desire to investigate potential 2020 rival Joe Biden.
"Could this book come out before [announced release date] March 17th? That certainly is possible," Stelter revealed on CNN. "But right now, Simon & Schuster has penciled it on for March 17th."
Doug Collins whines to reporters: It’s not fair that everybody believes John Bolton over Donald Trump
Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), a member of the president's impeachment defense, complained on Monday that President Donald Trump has less credibility than former National Security Adviser John Bolton.
Collins made the remarks to reporters hours after The New York Times leaked part of a manuscript from Bolton's book, which suggests that the president wanted a quid pro quo before sending military aid to Ukraine.
"It's interesting to hear the questions," Collins said, interrupting another member's answer. "If John Bolton says it, it must be true. Even though the president said it didn't happen, [Attorney General William Barr] said it didn't happen."