National security expert Malcolm Nance explained Saturday morning why Attorney General Bill Barr won’t be able to cover up special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on alleged Russian collusion even if he tries.
“The fact that this investigation takes place within the justice Department — which Donald Trump essentially controls and he got rid of the problem with Jeff Sessions, who the one decent thing that he did was recuse himself — this guy is not recused, it feels like the seeds of a cover-up are here,” host Joy Reid said on AM Joy.
Nance said that although it “theoretically” could happen, it’s not likely because “Bill Barr is one guy.”
“There are secretaries, there are people who have to handle these documents,” the former Naval intelligence officer mused. “There are the FBI agents who did this themselves. I don’t think that there’s room for a cover-up because, why cover up the greatest scandal in the history of the United States with the greatest scandal in the history of the United States?”
Nance added that he doesn’t see that happening because if Barr or the White House try to cover the Mueller report up, “then you can just see copies of this thing falling out by the pallet-load in front of The Washington Post.”
A historian explains why Trump’s anti-Semitism is uniquely bad
In August, Donald Trump tweeted that Jewish Americans who vote for a Democrat are guilty of ignorance or “great disloyalty: “I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a lack of knowledge or great disloyalty.” Many commentators wrote that this assertion echoed the anti-Semitic trope that Jewish Americans have “dual loyalty” to Israel.
Donald Trump is certainly not the first president tainted by anti-Semitic feelings, but as is often the case with Trump, he goes further in a manner and direction distinctively different from his predecessors.
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.