A former White House attorney said Monday on MSNBC that there were no innocent explanations for President Donald Trump ordering the destruction of notes taken during his private meeting with Russia’s Vladimir Putin.
Two stories broke over the weekend revealing the FBI had launched a counterintelligence investigation of Trump as a possible Russian agent and that he confiscated a translator’s notes following his one-on-one meeting with Putin in Helsinki.
“I can’t imagine an innocent explanation for this,” said Neal Katyal, former acting solicitor general. “Whenever I have a sensitive meeting, either when I was in the government or out, I always wanted a witness.”
“Why?” he added. “Because otherwise I would be worried about compromise. I would be worried about the other person in the meeting would say you did X or Y. The only people that don’t have witnesses at their meetings are the guilty.”
Matt Gaetz gets laughed at after his attempt to derail Mueller hearing hilariously backfires
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) tried to turn the latest hearing on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election into a hearing on border security -- and then got hilariously shut down by one of the panelists.
During his allotted time, Gaetz changed the subject away entirely from the Mueller report and decided to grill one of the witnesses for her views on border security.
In particular, Gaetz asked Carrie Cordero, a Robert M. Gates senior fellow and general counsel at the Center for New American Security, about her work writing about the security problems posed by Mexican drug cartels.
Lindsey Graham shoves Trump toward war: ‘Anyone would believe we’re one step closer’
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"I think anybody would believe that we’re one step closer" [to war], Graham told the press in the hallways of Congress Thursday. "They shot down an American asset, well within international waters -- trying to assess the situation. What are you supposed to do?"
Fireworks erupt at latest Mueller hearing as chairman Jerry Nadler schools GOP’s Jim Jordan
A feisty Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) schooled Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) for blatantly misstating facts about the investigation into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election.
After Jordan went on a lengthy diatribe against the FBI for supposedly relying on the Steele dossier to launch an investigation against the Trump campaign, Nadler jumped in to formally correct the record.
"It is well established that the investigation was not predicated on the Steele dossier, but rather on the observation of..." Nadler began.