Conservative commentator Carrie Sheffield had a difficult time going up against former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks when it came to the allegations those associated with Donald Trump face.
Sheffield began by saying that Paul Manafort wasn’t really that involved in the president’s 2016 campaign. Indeed, Manafort was the chairman of the entire campaign and he had a huge influence on the Republican convention.
“So, you’re saying that exploiting the president’s political novice –” MSNBC host Al Sharpton said before being cut off.
“She’s saying he is not qualified to be president and should not have been president,” comedian Pete Dominick cut in.
She explained that Trump clearly didn’t attract the ‘A Team’ of polished political talent.
“He picked the worst people!” Dominick chuckled.
“People like yourself and the establishment did not want him in office,” Sheffield said. “But the American people at the end of the day chose him.”
Often, Trump supporters forget that America did not choose him. Indeed, 3 million more Americans voted for the non-Trump option.
Sharpton ultimately cut away from the back and forth to Wine-Banks.
“All I can say is, listening to the screaming that’s going on –” she began before Sheffield cut her off.
“I keep getting interrupted,” Sheffield interrupted Wine-Banks to whine.
“Someone hasn’t read the Manafort sentencing document, because it does link Russia to Manafort,” Wine-Banks said. “Manafort, during the time that he was the campaign chair, was in collusion with the Russians. And so that links. And I think we have to really stop and take a look. I think, regardless of what the outcome of the Mueller investigation, if it were to say that we can’t indict because the Department of Justice rules don’t let us indict, but here are the facts, or it could say there are no facts that link the president. Either way, we need to know what the conclusion is. And we can get that. As Americans, we should be entitled to it. I think Congress has a role to play in doing this. And that there is plenty of evidence that links too many of Donald Trump’s closest allies to Russia. Why all the lies? Keep asking yourself that. If there is no collusion, why is everyone lying about the meetings with Russia? There’s a reason.”
‘You’re a witness — act like it’: Congresswoman owns Lewandowski when he tries to filibuster
Corey Lewandowski had a difficult time debating Democrats who treated him like a hostile witness in a Congressional hearing Tuesday. When he tried to go off on a tangent and complaint, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) wasn't having it.
"We’re seeing a pattern of the president doing anything and everything to hide his misconduct from Congress and from the American people," she said. "The president tried to get you to deliver a secret message to the attorney general, all in an attempt to prevent the special counsel from exposing the president’s own misconduct. As soon as the special counsel published his report and the president’s misconduct was exposed, the president tried to cover that up, too. Isn’t it true that the president has repeatedly tried to discredit your and other witnesses’ testimony to the special counsel in the published report?"
Edward Snowden responds after Trump DOJ sues whistleblower over new memoir the US government ‘does not want you to read’
The Justice Department filed suit the day Snowden's memoir Permanent Record was published.
Citing what First Amendment advocates have called an "unconstitutional" system of controlling what federal employees can and cannot say about their work, President Donald Trump's Justice Department on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden over the publication of his new memoir.
Corey Lewandowski eventually proved Trump obstructed justice: former US attorney
Former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance explained in her appearance on MSNBC Tuesday that Corey Lewandowski's attempts to plead "hatchetman privilege" weren't successful. He ultimately outed Trump for breaking the law.
Lewandowski attempted to claim that he couldn't answer any questions about special counsel Robert Mueller's account because he hadn't read it. But the information he personally gave to Mueller was enough to corner both men.
"I mean, Donald Trump has been found to have committed felony finance crimes by the Southern District of New York. Donald Trump has been found -- committed ten acts of criminal obstruction of justice by Robert Mueller and his investigators," host Nicolle Wallace said. "And I think what Ron was just sort of pulling the curtain back on is his suspicion that that may not be the headline, that Corey Lewandowski today confirmed at least two of those instances of criminal obstruction of justice."