The panelists on “The View” were left momentarily speechless after watching Rudy Giuliani reverse months of denials of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
President Donald Trump’s lawyer blurted out to CNN’s Chris Cuomo that members of the campaign did engage in collusion, although he insisted no evidence implicated the president.
“I think Cuomo speaks for the table here, his eyes basically said it all,” said co-host Abby Huntsman. “I don’t know if he has confused himself, Giuliani, or if he is strategically trying to confuse everybody, because every time I hear him speak, he contradicts something he said before, and I’m left with more questions.”
Co-host Joy Behar said special counsel Robert Mueller proves Giuliani wrong every time, and she suspected the latest revelations about Paul Manafort would move closer to the president.
“(Manafort) gave polling information to the Russians so they knew where to plant their lying ads against Hillary (Clinton),” Behar said.
Co-host Sunny Hostin said watching the Giuliani interview made her feel “sick” and embarrassed for the former New York City mayor.
“There’s no way there wasn’t collusion, so then for Rudy to say that, I think he was just getting tripped up with all the lies,” Hostin said.
Co-host Meghan McCain agreed that Giuliani had shredded his reputation for the president.
“I don’t recognize this man anymore, I’ve said that on the show,” McCain said. “I think we all have had interactions with him, and I think the Trump administration sends him out as a show pony to distract us because it’s highly entertaining — we were laughing.”
Behar pointed out the similarities between Giuliani’s shifting explanations and the downfall of Richard Nixon, and McCain griped about the historical reminder.
“You keep talking about Nixon,” she said.
Host Whoopi Goldberg said Giuliani’s conflicting statements would no longer register as news.
“There may be a time when we say, ‘Whatever, Rudy,'” she said.
Trump picks Antonin Scalia’s son to replace disgraced former Labor Secretary: report
On Thursday, NPR reported that President Donald Trump is naming Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to take over as Secretary of Labor.
Scalia, who served on the court from 1986 to his death in 2016, was known as one of the staunchest conservatives on the bench. His seat was deliberately kept vacant by Republicans for over a year to deny President Barack Obama the ability to make an appointment to it.
The Department of Labor was until this month run by former federal prosecutor Alexander Acosta, who resigned in disgrace amid renewed questions about his role in brokering a potentially illegal sweetheart plea agreement with hedge fund manager and accused child sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein.
Trump official melts down on MSNBC after refusing to admit Trump lied to America
On Thursday's edition of MSNBC's "The Beat," Ari Melber confronted acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Mark Morgan about President Donald Trump's empty threat of "mass raids" of communities nationwide by immigration officials — and Morgan was not pleased.
"The president said there would be these mass raids. Described as thousands of arrests," said Melber. "Were there mass raids, yes or no?"
"First of all, I don’t actually call this a raid," said Morgan. "I think words matter."
"Words matter, so I’m going to get to your response," said Melber. "Were there mass raids as promised?"
DOJ policy blocking Trump from being indicted ‘factored into’ the end of the Stormy Daniels case: report
Federal prosecutors decided to close the investigation into the 2016 criminal hush money payment to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal that benefitted the Trump campaign because, in part, of the policy that prevents the indictment of a sitting president, according to a new report from USA Today citing an anonymous source.
Michael Cohen has already pleaded guilty to the violation of campaign finance law. He said that he carried out the effort in coordination with and at the direction of then-candidate Donald Trump in order to increase his chances of victory in the 2016 presidential election.