The flurry of developments in the investigations surrounding the presidency of Donald Trump and his ties to Russia came fast and hard on Friday, with new court filings revealing a bevy of new factoids and allegations.
Harvard professor Juliette Kayyem appeared on Don Lemon’s CNN show Friday night, where she explained why she thinks Trump’s presidency will never be the same.
“I think today is significant,” she said. “I think we are at a moment—I don’t know this story ends but I don’t think this presidency is ever going to regroup from today.”
Kayyem said that the fact that collusion now appears certain means the scandal will never go away.
“There’s nothing but the Russia investigation,” she said. “Whether that just goes on for two more years and we have an election, whether there’s a political firestorm and there’s an impeachment hearing—we don’t know yet. The president is Individual 1, right? He’s involved with of lying and cheating and stealing and colluding with a foreign government and two different legal offices made that determination.”
Rudy Giuliani is desperately trying to save Trump using ‘the word of a KGB agent’: CNN’s David Gergen
Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani this week has been in Ukraine working with a wide variety of shady characters with the intent of digging up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.
Among other people, Giuliani has been talking to are Andrii Telizhenko, a former Ukrainian diplomat who is also suspected of working for Russian intelligence operations, and Andriy Derkach, who attended the Dzerzhinsky Higher School of the KGB in Moscow and whose father was a former KGB officer.
Rick Santorum falls apart during CNN defense of Trump as fellow Republican Charlie Dent smirks
As CNN contributor Rick Santorum struggled to defend Donald Trump's quid pro quo proposal to Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky on Friday morning, his fellow Pennsylvania Republican, former Rep. Charlie Dent, laughed at his fumbling for answers.
Sitting down with "New Day" host John Berman, Santorum once again attempted to make the case that the president was withholding aid over Ukraine corruption and not because he was seeking dirt on political opponents -- and didn't fare well as Berman kept fact-checking him.
With the two former GOP lawmakers on split-screen, Santorum refused to concede that the president was asking for a personal favor during the phone-call that eventually led to a House impeachment inquiry into the president's actions.
How Nancy Pelosi is outplaying Trump on impeachment
During a CNN "New Day" discussion on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) upbraiding a former Fox News reporter on Thursday for asking her if she hates Donald Trump, New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman explained that the California Democrat has been one step ahead of the president when it comes to the ongoing impeachment proceedings.