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Ex-DOJ spokesperson crushes Rosenstein after admission he told Trump he was on ‘his team’: ‘He’s weak — always been weak’

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As questions grow about the impartiality of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, a former chief spokesperson for the Department of Justice explained that Rosenstein’s mistakes stem from weakness.

Matt Miller was interviewed by MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace on Friday’s “Deadline: White House.”

“But this reporting in The Washington Post that describes a conversation that he had with the president when, as I said before, his back was against the wall, thought he would be fired. If you take that again and hold it up with the way it ended, with Rosenstein and [Bill] Barr being the two men who decided — after Robert Mueller wouldn’t or couldn’t — that the obstruction case didn’t amount to criminal conduct, it certainly makes this reporting from Matt [Zapotosky] and his colleagues all the more intriguing.”

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“It is a deeply disturbing report because what it shows is unethical conduct by the Deputy Attorney General,” Miller replied.

“Even without the way the investigation ended — just having this conversation with the president himself and giving the president this assurance is unethical for the deputy to do,” he explained. “He shouldn’t be talking to the president about an investigation into the president under any circumstances and he shouldn’t be giving him assurances about how that investigation will end and shouldn’t be doing it at a time when he’s begging and pleading for his own job.”

“I think most people have gotten it wrong. The way to understand Rod is he’s weak — has always been weak,” Miller argued.

“He was weak in the beginning when he signed off on the [James] Comey firing and gave the president the excuse — despite having read the Mueller report that he knew why the president was firing Comey, it was over the Russia investigation,” he continued. “He was weak when the president pressured him to open a counter investigation into the investigation, how it started.”

“And he was weak when he signed onto Bill Barr’s dishonest press conference and letter about the end of the investigation,” Miller noted. “He didn’t have to do any of those things.

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“When you take the fact he gave this assurance to the president and he did land the plane in a way acceptable to the president despite the underlying facts being almost in some cases being the opposite of how he and the Attorney General portrayed them, I think it raises real questions about the way the Deputy Attorney General has performed his job,” he concluded.

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Mike Pompeo under increasing scrutiny as as Trump impeachment ramps up: report

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On Saturday, WVAS Radio's Scott Simon profiled Secretary of State Mike Pompeo — and how the impeachment investigation is shaping his political situation.

"As the impeachment inquiry against President Trump continues its march through Congress, questions are churning around his secretary of state, Mike Pompeo," wrote Simon. "For example, did he know, as witnesses testified before House investigators, that President Trump sought political favors from Ukraine in exchange for millions in U.S. assistance? Why did he take days to reveal he was on the now infamous July 25 call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy? And does he believe allies of the president who — despite the findings of the intelligence community — claim that Ukraine, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 election?"

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World leaders mocked Trump because they’re tired of his ‘center of attention’ act: MSNBC guest

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During an MSNBC segment on President Donald Trump's abrupt departure from NATO talks in London after video was released of world leaders making fun of him, an MSNBC guest said those same leaders have become tired of his act.

Speaking with host David Gura, the LA Times Eli Stokols said international diplomats have realized there is no dealing with the president who is in his own world and just wants attention..

"Your colleague had a great line: 'This is a president who views norms like a teenager views curfews,'" Gura began.

"Well, he likes going to these things and blowing them up and being the center of attention," Stokols replied.

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‘Unbelievable’: Ex-Trump official stunned president is still letting Giuliani run around unchecked in Ukraine

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In a Washington Post report on the continuing attempts by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani to dig up dirt on political opponents -- at the same time that President Donald Trump is facing impeachment for pressuring Ukraine with the promise of aid for the same -- a former Trump administration official expressed shock that Giuliani hasn't been told to stop.

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