MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski unloaded on President Donald Trump and his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, for spreading smears and lies to confuse the public and distract from apparent criminal wrongdoing.
The president’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, backed out of his congressional testimony after Trump and Giuliani threatened to investigate his father-in-law, and “Morning Joe” analyst Mike Barnicle was gobsmacked by the former New York City mayor’s comments.
“I was aware, I think most people were aware of the tweet, ‘watch father-in-law,’ but it’s one of a bundle of tweets that you get sick of looking at that the president issues multiple times a day,” Barnicle said. “I had not seen the Giuliani clip that we just saw. A former United States Attorney, a lawyer — that’s witness tampering what we just heard and what we saw from Rudy Giuliani.”
“The stunning silence of members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, Republican and Democrat, about someone so associated closely with the president of the United States, witness tampering like that, they say nothing?” he added. “I don’t blame Michael Cohen for fearing for what might happen to his family.”
Cohen has said he would not accept an invitation to testify until Congress held Trump accountable for his threats, and Brzezinski said the evidence against the president was plain for all to see.
“There’s so much happening in plain sight,” Brzezinski said. “I believe Congresswoman Jackie Speier has brought this up — Giuliani goes on the air so much, Trump does it, too, muddling the truth, throwing out bombs right and left about people — ah, check it out, it might be true. This confuses people to the point where we don’t see things happening in plain sight, like witness tampering.”
Trump encourages China to take advantage of Jay Powell and Fed: They ‘don’t have a clue’
President Donald Trump launched a new attack against his own Federal Reserve chairman in a pair of Monday morning tweets.
The president has been publicly pressuring Fed chairman Jerome Powell to lower interest rates in hopes of staving off a recession, but the Trump appointee has so far resisted his calls.
"Producer prices in China shrank most in 3 years due to China’s big devaluation of their currency, coupled with monetary stimulus," Trump tweeted. "Federal Reserve not watching? Will Fed ever get into the game? Dollar strongest EVER! Really bad for exports. No Inflation...Highest Interest Rates..."
Internet pummels Trump for frantic demand to investigate Obama instead: ‘This is not the tweet of an innocent man’
President Donald Trump jealously raged against Barack Obama's post-presidency business deals, which includes a production agreement with Netflix -- and other social media users ridiculed his apparent envy.
Trump questioned that deal and others in a pair of tweets complaining about an impeachment inquiry launched against him last week by the House Judiciary Committee, and he suggested Congress look at Obama's business since he left the White House.
....work that way. I have a better idea. Look at the Obama Book Deal, or the ridiculous Netflix deal. Then look at all the deals made by the Dems in Congress, the “Congressional Slush Fund,” and lastly the IG Reports. Take a look at them. Those investigations would be over FAST!
Is the Trump administration squelching a whistleblower — and a major scandal?
America's system of government has always worked on the honor system. With so few Senate-confirmed Cabinet and federal agency heads, and so many “acting” officials working in the Trump administration, people who are constantly forced to audition for permanent positions are now under tremendous pressure to protect a president hellbent on breaking every norm of good governance. Now a new possible political scandal could be brewing in the Trump administration that tests the loyalty of these “acting” officials — pitting their allegiance to the nation against their desire to impress their boss.