President Donald Trump’s namesake son may have avoided federal charges due to his lack of understanding politics, a guest on MSNBC explained Wednesday.
Jeremy Bash was interviewed by “Deadline: White House” anchor Nicolle Wallace. Bash served as chief of staff at the CIA and Pentagon. He also served as chief counsel for Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee.
Bash explained how he thought Americans should process special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russian collusion and obstruction of justice.
“I think we have to zoom back and look at what’s happening at this moment in our democracy,” Bash suggested. “Which is a special counsel is going to be issuing a report on the conduct of a presidential campaign, a candidate, and a president ultimately that amounts to a heap of shameful, unpatriotic, and unethical conduct where the president sought Russian interference, he received Russian interference, he benefitted from Russian interference, and he rewarded Russian interference.”
Bash then laid out a fascinating theory as to why Donald Trump, Jr. may not have been charged for conspiracy for his role in the infamous Trump Tower meeting with Russian operatives.
“Whether the special counsel concluded at the end of the day that someone like Don, Jr. didn’t have the mental capacity — and I use that term specifically — because he didn’t have the intent, because he didn’t understand politics, whatever the basis for saying a crime wasn’t committed is important to know,” Bash concluded.
Washington Redskins in internal talks to change the team name: report
On Friday, the Washington Redskins football team released a statement announcing that they are undertaking an internal review of the team name.
"This process allows the team to take into account not only the proud tradition and history of the franchise but also input from our alumni, the organization, sponsors, the National Football League and the local community it is proud to represent on and off the field," said team owner Dan Snyder.
Potentially big news: The #Redskins have been having internal discussions about their team name and now will conduct a formal, thorough review. Full statement, including quotes from owner Dan Snyder, on a possible name change: pic.twitter.com/49mpesZGs9
Right now Trump is at his Virginia golf club – and it’s his 365th day at one of his properties since becoming president
Friday, July 3, 2020.
9:52 AM ET.
"The President’s motorcade arrived at Trump National Golf Club, in Sterling, VA," the White House press pool reports.
To greet him were "a woman near the entrance holding a 'Trump is a Traitor' sign and separately a man giving the motorcade a thumbs up."
While today is a federal holiday to observe Independence Day, many Americans are working, and many Americans – 11% as of Thursday's report – would like to be but are unemployed.
Today marks the President's 365th day at a Trump-owned property since he was sworn in on January 20, 2017. It's also his 273rd day at one of his golf resorts, according to CNN's Jim Sciutto.
‘Your dad can’t read’: Internet quickly throws Trump Jr’s attack on Biden’s mental fitness back in his face
On Friday, Donald Trump Jr. posted yet another ageist slight on former Vice President Joe Biden's mental fitness — a line of attack the Trump campaign has used on again and off again by citing examples of Biden trying to mask his childhood stutter.
Breaking news🚨🚨🚨: Biden releases his cognitive test. pic.twitter.com/YrKGO7xI0u
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) July 3, 2020