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.”
Here are the two Trump claims that the Pentagon chief refused to vouch for
The White House meeting Wednesday afternoon didn't go well for either party, according to their counterparts. Both sides are dishing on details, including a Democratic aide who said that there were two of President Donald Trump's claims that his own Pentagon chief wouldn't vouch for.
At the onset of the meeting, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) began by reading a quote from Gen. James Mattis, who briefly served in Trump's administration.
"But POTUS cut Schumer off," reported PBS News correspondent Lisa Desjardins. Trump then "said that Gen Mattis was: 'the world’s most overrated general. You know why? He wasn’t tough enough. I captured ISIS. Mattis said it would take 2 yrs. I captured them in 1 month."
Former Clinton lawyer scolds Trump’s White House counsel on impeachment: ‘we never considered’ behaving this way
On Tuesday, Lanny Breuer, a special counsel who worked for President Bill Clinton's White House, wrote an open letter in the Washington Post to President Donald Trump's White House Counsel Pat Cipollone — telling him that, while he understands an impeachment is a horrible thing for an administration to go through, Clinton and his lawyers would never have behaved the way Trump is now.
"In 1998, we felt under siege," wrote Breuer. "We argued at the time, as you do in your letter, that Congress should provide additional procedural protections to the president ... For example, instead of conducting its own investigation, the committee relied almost exclusively on [independent counsel Ken] Starr’s report, which had serious flaws. The House took only three months to adopt articles of impeachment, and we had only two days to present our witnesses. The president’s personal lawyer, David Kendall, had only 30 minutes to question Starr. We felt this was deeply unfair and a derogation of the House’s constitutional duty to investigate thoroughly whether impeachment was warranted."
White House leaked ‘insane letter’ to Fox host — that makes Trump look ridiculously ‘dumb’
President Donald Trump was ridiculed on Wednesday after a letter was leaked that President Donald Trump sent to Turkish President Recep Erdo?an.
The letter was sent a week ago, on October 9th.
A copy of the letter, where Trump warned Erdo?an not to be a fool, was obtained by Fox Business personality Trish Regan.
Commentary on the letter was swift -- and brutal.
Here's some of what people were saying:
Can’t tell if parody of dumb guy trying to cover his tracks or real dumb guy who is covering tracks