On CNN Friday, Chris Cuomo clashed with Reps. Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Mark Meadows (R-NC) over whether President Donald Trump’s attempt to make former White House Counsel Don McGahn fire special counsel Robert Mueller constituted a criminal offense.
“The president goes to Don McGahn and says, ‘you need to do this to stop this,’ and the guy has to threaten to resign or leave for it not to happen,” said Cuomo. “And you ignore it. I think that matters too.”
“He didn’t do it,” insisted Jordan. “He didn’t fire Mueller.”
“Asking matters Jim,” said Cuomo. “If I ask you to punch Mr. Meadows and you don’t do it, the request was still wrong.”
“Yeah, the request may have been wrong, but it’s not a crime unless he assaults me,” cut in Meadows.
“Is that our standard?” asked Cuomo incredulously. “Is that why you got into public service?”
Mueller had plenty of evidence to support Trump wanting to obstruct the investigation, but kicked the final decision to Congress rather than break DOJ policy and try to indict the president himself.
Analyzing the Mueller report, @ChrisCuomo says: “Asking matters Jim. If I ask you to punch Mr. Meadows and you don’t do it, the request was still wrong.”@RepMarkMeadows: “The request may have been wrong but it’s not a crime unless he assaults me”
Cuomo: “Is that our standard?” pic.twitter.com/8brz9rZ6Zi
— New Day (@NewDay) April 19, 2019
He’s trying ‘to get under Trump’s skin’: Reporter Olivia Nuzzi outlines Joe Walsh’s impact on 2020
Republican strategist Shermichael Singleton explained during an MSNBC panel discussion that former Rep. Joe Walsh isn't likely to peel away many voters from Trump as someone who is "Trump-light." New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi, however, thinks Walsh with have a more significant impact, whether or not he can win the primary race.
During a CNN panel discussion, Nuzzi similarly noted that Walsh's primary purpose could be to troll the president.
Boris Johnson ‘tremendously humiliated’ Donald Trump on a global scale at G-7 meeting: CNN analyst
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson was one of President Donald Trump's favorite people to take over for Theresa May when she resigned this summer. But Johnson also mocked the U.S. president and humiliated him on a global scale, said New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi.
During a panel discussion on CNN Sunday, CNN's Ryan Lizza opened by saying that Johnson is in a tight spot as he's trying to negotiate Brexit while serving as an international leader to the G-7. Johnson also needs to negotiate a trade deal with Trump, but he clearly is going about it in the worst possible way.
‘That’s total nonsense’: Bill Kristol punches Santorum right between the eyes on Trump’s failing trade policy
CNN contributor Rick Santorum said he was personally offended on Sunday after conservative writer Bill Kristol attacked President Donald Trump's trade policy.
During a segment about Trump's trade war with China, Kristol noted that the president seems "demoralized" and "depressed."
"His economists have told him privately we're slowing down and we're at some risk of toppling into a recession," Kristol explained. "His political people have told him his numbers are going down not up."
The conservative writer pointed to Trump's racist attacks on black lawmakers as one mistake he has made.