CNN’s John Berman on Monday schooled White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders after she ranted that the Mueller probe was an effort to “overthrow” President Donald Trump.
During an interview with CNN’s John Berman, the host asked Sanders about the president’s comments about the entire investigation being “an illegal takedown that failed.”
“I don’t disagree with him, he’s 100 percent right!” she gloated. “These are people who tried to overthrow the president!”
“Did Robert Mueller try to overthrow the president of the United States?” Berman asked her.
“I’m specifically talking about Democrats in the media who helped perpetuate this absurd lie!” she replied.
“Were Democrats and the media part of the Mueller investigation, were they part of his team of investigators?” he asked.
“They were among the people who helped make that possible, that pushed this narrative that created this entire spectacle in the first place!” she said, before pivoting to attack former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
At this point, Berman shut her argument down.
“James Clapper went on TV and made crystal clear that he had seen no evidence of collusion,” she said. “The investigation, as you know, Sarah, was started after conversations that George Papadopoulos had. The investigation was begun back then and Robert Mueller, in this report… finds two large areas where Russia did try to interfere!”
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Republicans are giving Trump ‘two more weeks’ to see the ‘writing on the wall’ before intervening: CNN’s Raju
Top Republican officials are remaining silent as President Donald Trump continues peddling false conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, but a new report from CNN's Manu Raju suggests their patience does have its limits.
During an interview with CNN host Jim Sciutto, Raju said that Republicans know they're going to have to acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden won the election at some point, although they're trying to string it out for as long as they can to avoid angering the president.
"Republican senators tell me they believe this will all sort itself out on December 14th," he explained. "I have it at two more weeks, hoping it gets resolved by the time that the state electors are chosen, and at that time they hope the president sees the writing on the wall and they do not have to get involved."
‘He’s lost his marbles’: CNN reporter burns Trump lawyer for death threat against ex-election security official
CNN White House correspondent John Harwood on Tuesday hammered Trump attorney Joe diGenova for issuing death threats to former Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Chris Krebs.
On Monday, diGenova told right-wing talk show host Howie Carr that Krebs, who was fired by President Donald Trump for verifying that the 2020 election was secure, should be "drawn and quartered" and "taken out at dawn and shot."
Trump won’t admit he lost — so he’s ignoring aides urging him to do a ‘victory tour’: report
On CNN Monday, Washington Post reporter Josh Dawsey explained that President Donald Trump's inability to accept his loss is preventing him from even celebrating his accomplishments for the GOP on the way out.
"According to your reporting, the president's aides, even though they were clear-eyed about his loss, they indulged and encouraged him to keep fighting," said anchor John Berman. "Is there anyone around him being realistic?"
"Most people around the president, they realized he's not going to win this election," said Dawsey. "They're working on a speech for him before he leaves. He's never going to concede. But in their mind, you know, the president has a powerful legacy. He got three justices on the Supreme Court, he got more votes than any Republican has and more minority votes than any Republican has. And they wanted to tout these accomplishments and leave with more of a victory tour of sorts, even though he lost. Those conversations have not gone anywhere. He still wants to fight."