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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Trump thinks impeachment is over after House vote
Following a vote by the Democratic House to table an effort by Rep. Al Green (D-TX) to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the president gloatingly told reporters "that's the end of it," and mocked the resolution as a "ridiculous project."
"The House of Representatives rejecting a bid to launch impeachment proceedings against President Trump, and President Trump declaring victory," reported CNN's Erin Burnett. "Telling reporters seconds ago 'We've just received an overwhelming vote against impeachment, and that's the end of it.' He went on to call it the 'most ridiculous project.' Riding high now over how the whole saga over his racist tweets is playing out."
There are enough votes to impeach Trump if it comes to the floor: CNN’s April Ryan quotes congressman
On Wednesday, the House voted 332 to 95 to table articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump brought forth by Rep. Al Green (D-TX). Democrats were divided, with 137 members agreeing to table the resolution. All 194 Republicans and independent Justin Amash also voted to do so.
But despite the resounding defeat for Green's measure, one congressman told CNN commentator and American Urban Radio Network director April Ryan that while many Democrats want to continue with investigations for the time being, he believes there would be enough votes to pass it if it actually made it to the floor.
Pelosi slaps Trump with a backhanded compliment: ‘He’s a great distractor — that’s what this is about’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of making a racist attack on four U.S. congresswomen to distract from failures in his administration.
At a press conference, Pelosi told the reporters that lawmakers were "gentle" in condemning only Trump's tweets as "racist" in a recent vote.
"We weren't saying he is racist," she explained. "We were saying that the words that he used were racist."
"We all know the argument that could be made against us in terms of our philosophy, in terms of our priorities and the rest," Pelosi said. "And the president knows there are arguments that could be made against him and, therefore, he wants to distract from them."