An MSNBC legal analyst outlined the hypocrisy of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation during a panel discussion about President Donald Trump’s kids.
“My kids cannot buy a pack of Skittles in this country without having — with the blase attitude that Ivanka Trump walks around this Earth with,” Above the Law editor Elie Mystal told a panel on AM Joy Saturday. “I do not understand.”
Mystal was stunned that the Trump kids still have not been indicted, or even investigated, by the special counsel.
“I don’t understand how we’ve investigated these people for 22 months and nobody has asked these children a question?” the legal expert mused.
It’s hypocritical, Mystal suggested, the way “criminal justice is applied to everybody else in this country” but not, apparently, to Donald Trump and his family.
“When you are the top head of an organization, people understand that, if they squeeze your children, that is a way to get you to tell the truth,” he said. “And they put no, as far as I can tell, no pressure on these children.”
Ex-cult member imagines terrifying end game to Trump’s presidency: ‘He might take everyone with him — like Jim Jones’
President Donald Trump exhibits many signs of "malignant narcissism," according to some psychologists, and his personality profile fits with other notorious cult leaders.
Steven Hassan, a mental health counselor and an expert on mind control, described the alarming similarities he sees between the president and cult leaders like the one whose control he fell under himself as a young man, in a new column for The Daily Beast.
"I have seen that profile up close," Hassan wrote. "Over 40 years ago, while a junior in college, I was recruited into a destructive mind control cult, the Unification Church, popularly known as the Moonies after its leader, Sun Myung Moon."
Trump’s Pentagon chief vows to cooperate with impeachment probe in apparent break with the president
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday the Pentagon would cooperate with the congressional impeachment inquiry -- in an apparent break with President Donald Trump's policy to thwart the probe.
Esper said his department would try to comply with a subpoena from House Democrats seeking records relating to the withholding of US military aid to Ukraine.
"We will do everything we can to cooperate with the Congress," Esper said on CBS's "Face The Nation."
His reassurance came days after the White House announced it would not cooperate with the Democratic-led House of Representatives, calling its impeachment push illegitimate and unconstitutional.
GOP lawmaker sits in painful silence for four seconds after CNN’s Camerota schools him on impeachment
Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) sat in painful silence for a full four seconds after CNN's Alisyn Camerota schooled him on the nature of impeachment inquiries.
During an interview on Monday, Camerota asked Davis if he thought it was appropriate for a president to ask a foreign government to help him investigate his domestic political opponents.
Davis said it was not, but then pivoted to saying that House Democrats didn't have enough evidence at the moment to justify holding an impeachment inquiry based on their knowledge of just the phone call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.