Quantcast
Connect with us

‘Our president is essentially a mob boss’: Former FBI counterintel chief Frank Figliuzzi

Published

on

Nicolle Wallace and Frank Figliuzzi on MSNBC (screengrabs)

The former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation explained why President Donald Trump “is essentially a mob boss” following the latest guilty plea by his fixer Michael Cohen.

Frank Figliuzzi joined Nicole Wallace on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House” on Thursday.

“I am thinking I’ve seen too many movies,” Wallace noted. “Who called the code red?

ADVERTISEMENT

“Everybody involved with Donald Trump told lies about one thing: Russia,” Wallace noted.

“Here’s what my gut is telling me based on what we know about Cohen, his personality and relationship with Trump. I do believe they’ve had conversations about what to say, how to answer questions and I do believe that there was probably conspiracy and collusion between the two of them,” he answered. “That’s my gut.”

“I trust your gut,” Wallace noted.

“I don’t think he’s gone off and done this by himself out of mere loyalty, that’s just my gut,” Figliuzzi added.

“What do we know about Trump and his opinion of someone who tries to do the right thing? He’s weak. He’s weak. He’s not like the others that you watch, [Paul] Manafort, [Roger] Stone, [Jerome] Corsi who aren’t breaking, aren’t doing the right thing,” he noted. “That’s what our president thinks.”

ADVERTISEMENT

“Our president is essentially a mob boss,” he concluded.

Watch:


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

Trump officials could face criminal charges for USPS sabotage — and the president may not be able to pardon them

Published

on

Members of the Trump administration could face legal jeopardy over efforts to sabotage U.S. Postal Service operations to interfere with the 2020 presidential elections.

"Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) made a criminal referral to the New Jersey Attorney General on Friday night, asking him to impanel a grand jury to look at possible breach of state election laws by President Trump, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and others for 'their accelerating arson of the post office,' he said. Alarming headlines have emerged in recent days as many states prepare to facilitate widespread mail balloting due to the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump openly admitted he was withholding federal aid from the postal service to prevent mail-in voting, and USPS has notified 46 states and D.C. that it will struggle to deliver some mail ballots on time," The Daily Beast reported Friday.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Maddow reveals how one state stood up to Trump’s USPS cuts — and won

Published

on

MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow's opening segment on Friday focused on a positive story of political pressure stopping one of the Trump administration's attacks on the U.S. Postal Service.

Maddow reported how NBC Montana reporter Maritsa Georgiou had doggedly reported on the removal of postal boxes in Missoula, where she is based. Missoula has been a long-time Democratic Party stronghold.

Montana has a competitive U.S. Senate election in 2020, with Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock challenging first-term Republican Sen. Steve Daines.

As Georgiou chased the story, she learned there were also plans to remove boxes in the battleground of Billings. And more planned for the blue town of Bozeman. And other towns.

Continue Reading
 

2020 Election

Pepsi joins the chorus of people dunking on Tucker Carlson over Kamala Harris

Published

on

The Pepsi soda company mocked Fox News personality Tucker Carlson on Friday evening.

On Tuesday, Carlson flipped out after a guest attempted to teach him how to pronounce the name of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is running for vice president on Joe Biden's ticket.

Video of the exchange was posted on Twitter by Nikki McCann Ramirez, a researcher at the watchdog group Media Matters for America.

Tucker Carlson loses it when a guest corrects his pronunciation of Kamala Harris's name pic.twitter.com/1fHIrPGuwN

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image