On Thursday morning, the panel on CNN’s New Day agreed that Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s legal adviser, appeared on CNN late Wednesday and melted down because he is setting the stage for more bad news to come for the president.
During his CNN appearance, the frantic Giuliani blurted out that it was entirely possible that the president’s campaign colluded with the Russian but insisted that the president was not aware of it — a stunning admission after asserting for a long time that there was no collusion.
According to CNN’s David Gregory, Giuliani’s admission may have been calculated to get out in front of a big revelation coming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Asked by hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota what Giuliani hoped to accomplished, Gregory said it was a mystery, but the former New York City mayor has a history that may provide a clue.
“It’s always a mystery with Rudy Giuliani because we don’t know what he knows,” Gregory offered. “He’s in this role of this fighter for the president on TV — his TV lawyer. But as we’ve been discussing this morning, so often he says something that raises eyebrows that makes you go what? Are you moving the goalposts here? And it’s because something is about to come out.”
“Does he know does he know something that’s coming from the Mueller investigation, evidence that’s been shared with him?” Gregory continued. “Or is he relying on the one thing that he thinks he has to do, which is to insulate the president from potential criminal behavior.”
CNN analyst Nia-Malika Henderson jumped in to say that Giuliani has a knack for “foreshadowing” bad news before it is released to soften the blow for President Trump.
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Veteran journalist Sam Donaldson: Trump’s rabid followers will never get their ‘white Christian country’ back
Veteran White House reporter Sam Donaldson insisted on Sunday that President Donald Trump's supporters do not represent the diversity of the United States.
"His strong supporters -- I mean, lock her up, I mean, all the things he says, all the vicious, mean things he says, they love it," Donaldson told CNN host Brian Stelter. "They’re good Americans otherwise. They’ll probably give you the shirt off their back, they’ll help you if you need it, but they have this fixation."
"They want to return this country to the white Christian country that they believe it should be again," he continued. "They don’t want the diversity, and they follow him for this, but they’re not the country. We are a diverse people, we are good and strong because of that.
CNN’s Tapper expertly nails Lindsey Graham and Pompeo for Trump cover-up after pushing congressional oversight
In concluding editorial comments on CNN's "State of the Union," host Jake Tapper use the words of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to point out their hypocrisy as they provide cover for Donald Trump.
As the CNN host noted, "The White House sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week suggesting that President Trump is not going to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry thumbing his nose at the notion that the U.S. government was designed with three co-equal branches specifically to offer checks and balances on each other."
"When President Obama was in the White House, there was lots of oversight on the Fast and Furious scandal and the Benghazi tragedy -- we covered it," he continued. "There were whistleblowers -- we covered them. Journalists who covered and citizens who followed Benghazi may find it stunning to find Republican members of Congress trash-talking whistle-blowers and the oversight responsibilities of the House."
‘Are you really not capable of answering a question?’: GOP lawmaker wilts as Tapper grills him on Trump corruption
An appearance on CNN's State of the Union by Sen. Kevin Kramer (R-ND) may not have panned out as well as he had hoped after he was peppered with questions about Donald Trump's corruption and false claims and was unable to answer host Jake Tapper's questions.
Asked about Trump and former New York Mayor Rudy Giulani's fishing expedition for dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Kramer instead talked about Hunter Biden's "corruption," which the CNN host promptly slapped down with a fact check, saying there was no corruption involved -- before moving on to the president's quid pro quo phonecall with Ukraine.