A Manhattan criminal defense attorney bashed President Donald Trump and his cronies for prematurely celebrating the “no collusion” findings in special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
MSNBC host Kendis Gibson noted that Trump has called Mueller’s investigation a “fishing expedition” — and caused lawyer Randy Zelin to point out that the other probes into his alleged wrongdoing — especially in his and the president’s shared backyard — are still ongoing and could still hurt him.
“Fine, then what do you have to say about the Southern District [of New York], which ain’t a fishing expedition?” Zelin mused.
“You have Michael Cohen, who’s already pleaded guilty, you have evidence of campaign finance violations, you have investigations into, now, Trump Organization business dealings, insurance fraud, tax fraud, all kinds of fraud which are unrelated to the Russia investigation,” the attorney declared. “So how does the Mueller report extricate the president from his problems?”
Gibson asked Zelin if he would be celebrating with the president if he were “down there in Mar-a-Lago,” to which the attorney whose office sits adjacent to Trump Tower replied, “I would not.”
White House ripped for ‘ridiculously misogynistic stereotype’ in attack on Speaker Pelosi
The White House was harshly criticized for an attack on Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) launched by White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.
Grisham was already under fire for claiming President Donald Trump had been "measured" in a meeting with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) when she lashed out at the female speaker.
Democratic senator burns Trump’s ‘belligerent’ behavior: ‘Something I have never seen in my 27 years in Congress’
On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) laid into President Donald Trump's behavior during his Syria meeting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
"You were there, you were inside the White House for that meeting," said anchor Wolf Blitzer. "What unfolded exactly?"
"Well, the president came in and he was in a belligerent state from the beginning," said Menendez. "He smacked down a whole bunch of papers on the table and said, you all asked for this meeting, I reluctantly agreed to it. No one had asked for the meeting. Speaker Pelosi said, Mr. President, we didn't ask for a meeting, we asked for a briefing to understand the consequences of your actions. He said, Well, then let's end the meeting. She said, while I'm here, it's my duty as the speaker to tell you that the House has just passed, I think 362, I forget exactly the number, a resolution opposing your decision and calling upon a strategy for ISIS. He just went on and said that's a political hit job and it went downwards from there."
Internet laughs off press secretary’s claims of presidential calm: ‘How often has Trump struck you as ‘measured’
President Donald Trump isn't exactly known for being calm or measured, but that's what his White House is claiming he was during a meeting with Democratic and Republican leaders.
"[email protected] was measured & decisive today. @SpeakerPelosi walking out was baffling but not surprising w NO intention of participating in a mtg on nat’l security. Dem “leadership” chose to storm out & whine to cameras, everyone else stayed to work on behalf of our country," tweeted Stephanie Grisham.
It prompted CNN's Chris Cillizza to inquire when Trump ever struck someone as "measured."