CNN’s John Avlon on Wednesday took Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner to the woodshed for blowing off Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.
After watching a clip of Kushner dismissing Russia’s meddling as merely buying Facebook ads — while also suggesting that special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian efforts was more damaging than the meddling itself — Avlon called out Kushner for so obviously not caring about the integrity of American elections.
“They still don’t get it, and it’s willful ignorance,” he said. “The Princeling of Trumplandia and that cozy little bubble, where everything’s about Donald Trump, can’t see the primary issue is that America was attacked by a foreign adversary. The elections were undercut. It is not about Facebook ads.”
Avlon then quoted from the Mueller report, which found that Russian efforts included hacks into the Democratic National Committee and into Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails. What’s more, Avlon said, these hacks were done with the explicit goal of making Trump president.
“It shows a contempt for the facts and a total unwillingness to get it,” he said. “They’re going to put their own interests ahead of national interests.”
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Trump thinks impeachment is over after House vote
Following a vote by the Democratic House to table an effort by Rep. Al Green (D-TX) to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the president gloatingly told reporters "that's the end of it," and mocked the resolution as a "ridiculous project."
"The House of Representatives rejecting a bid to launch impeachment proceedings against President Trump, and President Trump declaring victory," reported CNN's Erin Burnett. "Telling reporters seconds ago 'We've just received an overwhelming vote against impeachment, and that's the end of it.' He went on to call it the 'most ridiculous project.' Riding high now over how the whole saga over his racist tweets is playing out."
There are enough votes to impeach Trump if it comes to the floor: CNN’s April Ryan quotes congressman
On Wednesday, the House voted 332 to 95 to table articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump brought forth by Rep. Al Green (D-TX). Democrats were divided, with 137 members agreeing to table the resolution. All 194 Republicans and independent Justin Amash also voted to do so.
But despite the resounding defeat for Green's measure, one congressman told CNN commentator and American Urban Radio Network director April Ryan that while many Democrats want to continue with investigations for the time being, he believes there would be enough votes to pass it if it actually made it to the floor.
Pelosi slaps Trump with a backhanded compliment: ‘He’s a great distractor — that’s what this is about’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of making a racist attack on four U.S. congresswomen to distract from failures in his administration.
At a press conference, Pelosi told the reporters that lawmakers were "gentle" in condemning only Trump's tweets as "racist" in a recent vote.
"We weren't saying he is racist," she explained. "We were saying that the words that he used were racist."
"We all know the argument that could be made against us in terms of our philosophy, in terms of our priorities and the rest," Pelosi said. "And the president knows there are arguments that could be made against him and, therefore, he wants to distract from them."