President Donald Trump is going to have a year filled with anxiety, according to David Gregory. The CNN political analyst said the new Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, the special counsel investigation, and the downturn in the economy would all cause Trump significant problems.
“When you go down a list, what’s amazing is [with] a Democratic Congress this year, all the investigations of President Trump that are going to be public and in the open because Congress is doing it, however the Mueller investigation winds up,” Gregory said during a panel discussion Tuesday.
“And then the big factor is also the economy, whether it is more muted in the United States, as it’s been around the world, there is a downturn that is underway. People are feeling it in their long-term investments in the markets, which at the end of the year were in such a bad way. I think there will be so much anxiety within the White House that bubbles up with those three factors alone.”
Nia-Malika Henderson, a senior political reporter for CNN, said she expected Trump would focus on his re-election. “The House Democrats looking into everybody about him and his family. He has to figure out a way to keep a grip on not only the grassroots folks but certainly Republican officials… So I think that is going to be his plan going into 2019.”
“Yes, investigations, oversight, the economy,” CNN’s John Avlon added. “But a lot of Trump’s powers politically have stemmed from being buoyed by a good economy. It’s the one area where he’s been above water consistently. Lowest approval rating of any president with the lowest unemployment in the two years. If that starts falling away, the laws of gravity will start to fly… Yes, he may not lose his base, but a lot of his ability to corral and cow his critics will be diminished.”
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WATCH: Town hall crowd explodes into applause as New Jersey lawmaker announces he will vote for Trump impeachment
On Sunday morning CNN aired a clip of Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-NJ) announcing before a town hall crowd on Saturday that he will vote for the impeachment of Donald Trump -- causing some of the audience members to explode into applause over his decision.
In the clip, the lawmaker explains, "Based on the evidence I have seen in the depositions, the hearings and the documents I've seen, I believe on the two counts of impeachment that the vote that has been put before us, that the vote should be yes, and I will be voting yes."
With that, the crowd burst into cheers with some leaping from their seats.
Fox News lying to defend Trump makes it a threat to US national security: CNN contributor
Fox News a threat to American democracy and national security, a CNN contributor explained on Saturday.
Garrett Graff was interviewed by CNN's Ana Cabrera about a new piece he wrote for Wired titled, "Fox News Is Now a Threat to National Security."
"Monday’s split-screen drama, as the House Judiciary Committee weighed impeachment charges against President Trump and as the Justice Department’s inspector general released a 476-page report on the FBI’s handling of its 2016 investigation into Trump’s campaign, made one truth of the modern world inescapable: The lies and obfuscations forwarded ad infinitum on Fox News pose a dangerous threat to the national security of the United States," he wrote.
Lindsey Graham admits nothing will change his mind on Trump impeachment: ‘I’m not trying to pretend to be a fair juror’
In an interview with CNN International's Becky Anderson at the Doha Forum in Qatar, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) admitted he has no plans to look at the evidence compiled against Donald Trump from the House impeachment inquiry when it is referred to the Senate.
The chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee explained that he wants the trial to be quick and that expects nothing to come of it, with the GOP solidly behind fighting impeachment of the president.
During the interview Graham stated, "This thing will come to the Senate, and it will die quickly, and I will do everything I can to make it die quickly."