MSNBC legal analyst Jeffrey Jacobovitz said Friday that the very fact that President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, is preparing an alternative to Robert Mueller’s final report on the Russia probe undermines the administration’s persistent claims that the president is innocent of any wrongdoing.
Jacobovitz made the remark during a broader discussion of what the Mueller report might reveal and whether the findings would be “the last word”, whether Trump might yet be indicted, or if Congress will continue to investigate.
“What do you make of Rudy Giuliani saying they’re going to be releasing their own report?” asked host Stephanie Ruhle. “Is that an effective strategy?
“It depends on what the final report says,” replied Jacobovitz “If it’s not harmful to Trump, why wouldn’t they want the final report out there? If Giuliani has been working on a long-term plan to contest the final report, obviously, they think it will be harmful to his client.”
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Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls
But one conclusion was unequivocal: Russia unleashed an extensive campaign of fake news and disinformation on social media with the aim of distorting U.S. public opinion, sowing discord and swinging the election in favor of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."