White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Friday joined the chorus of Trump officials who pointedly refused to deny a report that President Donald Trump had instructed former “fixer” Michael Cohen to lie to Congress.
While appearing on Fox Business, Conway was asked about the bombshell report from BuzzFeed that claimed Cohen had lied to Congress about the Trump Tower Moscow project at Trump’s behest.
“The President weighed in on this on Twitter this morning, so I’ll refer you to that,” Conway said in response to a question about the report.
Trump did not deny instructing Cohen to lie in his Friday morning tweet, and he even lobbed a thinly veiled threat at Cohen’s father-in-law, whom he has implied is guilty of multiple crimes.
Hogan Gidley, the deputy White House press secretary, similarly did not deny that Trump had told Cohen to lie to Congress about the Trump Tower Moscow project, and instead attacked BuzzFeed’s credibility.
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."
Ex-Reagan adviser nails why white evangelicals flock to Trump in devastating takedown of fake Christians
Why do evangelicals — or at least, white ones — love President Donald Trump so much? Why do they stick by a president who has barely even read the Bible, has defiled marriage, and embodies the antithesis of so much of what their churches preach? Why, according to polls, did they essentially decide overnight that it's no longer important for a president to have strong personal morals to be an effective leader?
Trump biographer drops the hammer on the president in epic rant: ‘He’s a bigot’
On MSNBC's "Up with David Gura," Bloomberg News executive editor and MSNBC commentator Tim O'Brien laid into President Donald Trump's racist attacks on Democratic women of color.
As O'Brien pointed out, the proof that the president is a racist lies not just in what he said, but how he responded to public anger over it.
"There's a hesitance to call it what it is, and there shouldn't be any hesitation," said O'Brien, who authored TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald. "The president is a racist. The president is a bigot. By any standard we use to decide whether or not someone is acting is a racist. He ticks off every single one of those boxes ... It's in the fact pattern. There's a long history of this from him that predated his arrival in the White House."