President Donald Trump’s former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, is set to be sentenced Tuesday for lying to the FBI about his meeting with a Russian ambassador. Federal prosecutors recommended a light sentence due to Flynn having offered substantial help in their investigation.
Tuesday morning the president tweeted his support, while once again undercutting the Mueller probe. “Good luck today in court to General Michael Flynn,” Trump tweeted. “Will be interesting to see what he has to say, despite tremendous pressure being put on him, about Russian Collusion in our great and, obviously, highly successful political campaign. There was no Collusion!”
Despite the president’s perpetual campaign to undermine the Mueller investigation, more evidence points to wrongdoing by the president and his associates.
On CNN Tuesday, renowned investigative reporter Carl Bernstein explained the president’s predicament, noting that the walls are closing in around him—and that he’s not helping himself with self-incriminating behavior, like more lies.
“Let’s begin with what you have said is a president that is increasingly boxed in by the special counsel. And I wonder, is that box smaller today?” CNN host Poppy Harlow asked Bernstein.
“It’s increasingly smaller from the special counsel,” Bernstein noted.
“It’s increasingly smaller by the Democrats that will control Congress. It is increasingly smaller because of his own behavior which seems to be self-convicting in what he is saying and the way he is acting,” Bernstein said.
Former US ambassador to Denmark torches Trump’s Greenland plan on CNN: ‘I laughed until I cried’
Rufus Gifford, who previously served as the United States' ambassador to Denmark under former President Barack Obama, told CNN's John Berman that he can't believe President Donald Trump really thinks he can buy Greenland.
During a CNN interview Monday, Berman asked Gifford what his reaction was to the president publicly discussing his desire to do a "big" real estate deal with Denmark to buy Greenland.
Gifford did not respond positively.
"Honestly, I saw the Wall Street Journal headline when I was bound for Copenhagen," he said. "Like most people, I thought it was a joke. Reading more, it became confirmed. I shook my head, as I often say, many times as I've heard about Trump's foreign policy decisions, I laughed until I cried."
Watch: Trump bluntly busted by FEC chair for pushing phony voter fraud accusations
Appearing on CNN on Monday morning, the head of the Federal Election Commission had harsh words for President Donald Trump for continuing to push election fraud accusations, saying their investigation found absolutely no evidence to back up the president's claims.
Speaking with host John Berman, Ellen Weintraub, a Democrat who had been nominated in President George W. Bush's administration, got right to the point.
"Facts matter," Weintraub said of the president's accusations that he continues to repeat at his rallies. "And people of America need to be able to believe what their leaders tell them. It is damaging to our democracy to spread information that as you yourself just described as baseless."
Anthony Scaramucci says Trump cabinet officials are preparing to turn on the president
Former Trump administration official Anthony Scaramucci predicts that some current cabinet officials are ready to jump ship and denounce President Donald Trump.
Scaramucci, who has recently abandoned his support for the president, told CNN's Alisyn Camerota that some current administration officials will soon turn on Trump and work against his 2020 re-election.
"It's a little bit like a cycle," Scaramucci said. "I mean, if you can get the cycle started, some people that are fear-based due to the president's bullying or the nonsense on his Twitter feed or how he handles himself personally, they're intimidated by him."