MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said President Donald Trump had already publicly “confessed” to wrongdoing similar to the crimes that brought down Richard Nixon.
The “Morning Joe” host disagreed with journalist Bob Woodward — who helped expose the Watergate crimes that led to Nixon’s resignation — that more and stronger evidence was needed to prove Trump had broken the law.
“This is a year into the presidency, earlier this year this occurred — (Secretary of State Mike) Pompeo realizes what’s going on and says there’s a thin blue line of keeping some order in all of this,” Woodward said. “There are things when the presidencies go off the rails, we know that.”
Scarborough asked whether the Trump presidency had gone off the rails, and asked Woodward to compare the current situation to the Watergate news in 1973 and 1974.
“We’ve got to watch it,” Woodward said. “The Mueller investigation is significant, dramatic. I know from the Nixon case, you need irrefutable evidence or tapes or witnesses or documents to get full credibility.”
Scarborough said that evidence was already public.
“I’m saying the tapes are public,” Scarborough said. “He admitted obstruction of justice to (NBC News anchor) Lester Holt, he admitted obstruction to the Russian foreign minister. Richard Nixon admitted or schemed behind closed doors. Donald Trump has already confessed from the mountaintops.”
Law professor who studied under Alan Dershowitz shreds his ‘shockingly wrong’ case against impeaching Trump
Aya Gruber, a professor at the University of Colorado Law School who studied under Trump impeachment attorney Alan Dershowitz at Harvard, had some uncharitable words to say about her former professor's argument against impeaching the president.
"Dershowitz was my criminal law prof, and he was a good one," Gruber writes on Twitter. "But as a crim law prof myself, I can say his motive argument (Congress shouldn't examine the internal motives of POTUS so long he could have had a good reason for withholding aid) is shockingly wrong."
Adam Schiff terrifies Donald Trump and his Republican lackeys
On October 16, 1939, Hollywood director Frank Capra premiered Mr. Smith Goes to Washington before an audience of US senators and House members, Supreme Court justices, journalists and assorted other DC dignitaries. It was an all-star event, sponsored by the National Press Club and held at Constitution Hall. Some 4,000 were in attendance.
They hated it.
Today, the movie is celebrated as the story of the earnest everyman Jefferson Smith (played by Jimmy Stewart), who becomes a senator and struggles to fight graft on Capitol Hill.
But that night the senators were having none of it. Many stomped out of the theater, indignant at how they’d been portrayed in the movie—politicos literally turning their backs on young Jeff Smith as they backed the esteemed colleague at the heart of all the corruption.
The View’s Meghan McCain thinks Pam Bondi did a good job: ‘We’re talking about Hunter Biden on the show’
"The View" co-host Meghan McCain praised President Donald Trump's defense team for changing the subject in the impeachment trial.
Her fellow panelists criticized Trump's lawyers for throwing up a "smokescreen" by attacking former President Barack Obama, former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden -- but McCain thought their defense was effective.
"I watched a bit of Pam Bondi yesterday when I was home, and I, along with 51 percent of the American public, according to 538 which is a pollster, by the way, that works for ABC News, in case you want to question this poll, think this is a bad use of Congress' time."