On Monday, Republican strategist Rick Santorum railed against President Donald Trump after he went off on a Twitter storm over the weekend.
Trump disgracefully tweeted insults about the late Senator John McCain.
“Senator Santorum, if someone’s dad or uncle sent out 29 tweets or re-tweets in one day, wouldn’t their family be a little concerned or have a Twittervention?” Cooper asked.
“There’s nothing I’m going to do to defend the president in this,” Santorum said. “I’ve said it many times and I’ll say it, he gets in the way. A CNN poll shows that 71 percent of the people think that the economy is on the right track and things are going well. He’s doing a good job in many respects as president and then he does this.”
He added. “This diverts attention away from the job he’s doing and some of the things that are positive and just likes to focus on things that negative to him. And it’s all personal.”
“Do you think there’s a strategy there, or it is just personal and he’s just getting it out?” Cooper asked.
“Maybe this is his therapy,” Santorum said. “I don’t know how he does it. I’m not familiar with the internal workings of Donald Trump’s schedule, but my guess is this is his time just to sort of let it all out. And he sees Twitter as his outlet to do that. I wish he wouldn’t do it. I wish he would write to them and send e-mails to a therapist, as opposed to sending tweets to the general public.”
Nunes cuts off GOP lawyer when cross-examination flops as Fiona Hill outlines damning case against Trump
Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) was forced to cut off the House GOP's own attorney after he gave former National Security Council official Fiona Hill an opportunity to outline the damning case against President Donald Trump.
Nunes' interruption came while attorney Steve Castor was asking questions about Hill's past interactions with European Union ambassador Gordon Sondland, whom she admits she got upset with after learning that he was working on Ukraine policy despite the fact that Ukraine isn't even a member of the EU.
"What I was angry about was that he wasn't coordinating with us," Hill said, referring to the National Security Council. "And what I realized was, listening to his deposition, that he was absolutely right. He wasn't coordinating with us because we weren't doing the same thing that he was doing."
WATCH: Devin Nunes stunned after State Dept. official David Holmes knocks down his ‘black ledger’ conspiracy theory
Intelligence Committee Ranking Republican Member Devin Nunes Thursday afternoon appeared stunned when he questioned a U.S. State Dept. official during the impeachment hearings and did not get the answer he anticipated.
Rep. Nunes has been spewing far right wing conspiracy theories during each impeachment hearing over the past two weeks, including the thoroughly debunked lie that Ukraine – not Russia – attacked the U.S. 2016 election.
(Earlier one of today’s witnesses, Dr. Fiona Hill, publicly lambasted the spreading of the false Ukraine conspiracy theory as she sat just feet away from Nunes. The video is here.)
David Holmes blows up one of Trump’s key defenses in Ukraine extortion scheme
David Holmes blew up one of the central arguments in the impeachment defense of President Donald Trump.
The president's Republican allies have argued that Ukraine was not aware that congressionally approved aid had been held up by the White House as Trump demanded an investigation of Joe Biden, but Holmes explained why that's wrong, reported the Washington Post.
Holmes, a political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, told congressional investigators that Ukrainian officials seemed to have figured out that the pause, which had been reported in late August by Politico, was related to Trump's call for an investigation.