Republican CNN pundit Ana Navarro brought actual popcorn to talk about watching the “Chuck and Nancy Variety Show” in the Oval Office Tuesday.
During a panel discussion, Navarro hilariously mocked the president’s flub as Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) lead the leader of the free world into a meltdown.
“Oh, please, play it again, baby!” Navarro exclaimed, eating popcorn. “Play it again on a loop! I could see that stuff all day. It is the most entertaining piece of video I have seen on TV since Teresa flipped over the table in the real housewives a few years ago.”
“Look, I think it’s — I think we did see transparency,” she continued. “We also saw that it’s the beginning of a new political reality for Donald Trump. Basically, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan have been his backup singers for the last two years, nodding and going ahead and, you know, kind of humming along to whatever tune he’s singing and whatever tone he’s setting. He has met his match and, you know, I think this was a very good day frankly for Nancy Pelosi, who I am not a fan of. But what you saw today is nobody puts Nancy in the corner.”
Former Republican National Committee chief of staff Mike Shields had another difficult conversation where he tried to claim that Pelosi would quickly cave in to the angry left and go into full attack mode against the president.
He was quickly shouted down by both Democrat Bakari Sellers and Republican Navarro.
“She brought experience, and she brought facts,” said Lemon. “Listen, Mike, he is the president, right? He says he will gladly take the blame for the shutdown if he doesn’t get what he wants on border security. Do you think that was a misfire, or you think it was good?”
Shields tried to spin it as a win but failed miserably. Ultimately, Navarro concluded it was Pelosi won the day.
“I could watch those 15 minutes of TV all damn day,” Navarro said. “He does a great imitation of a cactus.”
Giuliani could get locked up for violating lobbying laws: Former FBI deputy director
On Monday's edition of CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe discussed a potentially serious source of criminal liability for President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani: Failure to register as a foreign agent.
"Forget about impeachment. Let's say it goes nowhere, doesn't go anywhere," said Cuomo. "If you're running this case, [Southern District of New York], and you're looking for potential criminality, what are the potential crimes involved with what we know about Rudy so far and where questions might lead."
"We don't know," said McCabe. "The Southern District has many, many more facts than we have at this points but from the few facts we have, I think one of the things you would have to consider with respect to Mr. Giuliani is a possible FARA, Foreign Agents Registration Act, that requires any person acting as an agent of a foreign principal to file a very detailed registration for the Department of Justice."
Ex-Watergate prosecutor: Trump’s complaints about impeachment are ‘constitutionally unsound’
On Monday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," former Watergate assistant counsel Philip Allen Lacovara told anchor Erin Burnett that President Donald Trump has no leg to stand on when he complains about the impeachment process.
"Look, it's the House. It's more of a grand jury investigation is how it's been described, right?" said Burnett. "This isn't about, you get to have a lawyer and counsel present and all of those things. But this is how they're going to play the game. They're going to say it's unconstitutional, a miscarriage of justice. Is there any truth to it?"
"No, there is no truth to it. It's a constitutionally unsound argument," said Lacovara. "One of the things I learned in law school is if you don't have the facts on your side, argue the law. If you don't have the law, argue the facts. If you don't have the facts or the law, you appeal to fairness or equity or something. That's basically where they are. They are complaining about process even though it's clear the House does not have any constitutional obligation to use any particular process."
Intel Democrat says Trump’s Russia adviser’s testimony was ‘incredibly helpful’ for impeachment
On Monday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) told anchor Wolf Blitzer that President Donald Trump's former Russia adviser Fiona Hill's testimony was "incredibly helpful" for the impeachment investigation.
"You were in the room for Fiona Hill's closed-door deposition today," said Blitzer. "How helpful do you believe her testimony to your investigation will be?"
"Incredibly helpful, Wolf," said Swalwell, who serves on the House Judiciary and Intelligence Committees. "Also helpful that she showed up, and, like some others, has chosen to defy orders from the president and the State Department to not show up. And when witnesses actually just show up, it advances our investigation."