Appearing on MSNBC’s AM Joy, the author of “Trumpnation” shook his head in amazement while mocking all of the associates of Donald Trump who are looking at jail time for doing the president’s bidding while he was running for office.
Speaking with fill-in host Jonathan Capehart, Tim O’Brien began by noting that he expects Trump to be named in future documents as an “unindicted co-conspirator” before turning to the associates of Trump who actually have been indicted.
“I think the other thing in all of it is, you know, my friend [Watergate attorney] Nick Akerman wisely told me a very long time ago: this is like Watergate,” O’Brien said.
“If you just focus on the fact that something was stolen and people scrambled to cover that up you get somewhere,” he continued, addressing the lies told by Trump campaign chair Paul Manfort . “But also it’s Watergate for dummies because there’s a lot of very ignorant unsophisticated people floating around this.”
Capehart chimed in to add, “I’ve watched a lot of episodes of ‘Law and Order’ and ‘Law and Order SVU’ and ‘CSI,’ and I’m like, ‘really, they really did this?'”
You can watch the video below via MSNBC:
Dershowitz and Trump should both be worried what Jeffrey Epstein will reveal when he looks to cut a deal: ex-prosecutor
On Saturday, Georgetown Law professor and former federal prosecutor Paul Butler discussed the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking case with MSNBC's Joy Reid, and the conversation turned to Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz's increasingly furious battle with David Boies, a prominent lawyer representing some of Epstein's alleged victims. Dershowitz has been accused by one of the women of also abusing her at one of Epstein's parties, a claim he categorically denies.
"I've had sex with one woman since the day I met Jeffrey Epstein," said Dershowitz in a Fox News clip Reid played for her viewers. "I challenge David Boies to say under oath that he's only had sex with one woman during that same period of time, he couldn't do it. So he has an enormous amount of chutzpah to attack me and to challenge my perfect, perfect sex life during the relevant period of time."
Do politicians actually care about your opinions? This researcher says no
Earlier this month, a New York Times op-ed written by two political science professors, Ethan Porter of George Washington University and Joshua Kalla of Yale, discussed their troubling research findings: State legislators, the two claim, don't much care about the opinions of their constituents, even if they're given detailed data regarding their views.
This article first appeared in Salon.
Black Georgia lawmaker accuses white man of demanding she ‘go back where she came from’ in supermarket diatribe
On Friday evening, Erica Thomas, and African-American Democratic lawmaker in the Georgia House of Representatives, was shopping at a Publix supermarket in Mableton when a white customer came up to her and shouted at her, telling her to "go back where you came from" — words echoing President Donald Trump's recent racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color.
Thomas' crime? She had too many items for the express checkout line.
Today I was verbally assaulted in the grocery store by a white man who told me I was a lazy SOB and to go back to where I came from bc I had to many items in the express lane. My husband wasn’t there to defend me because he is on Active Duty serving the country I came from USA!