MSNBC’s Ari Melber cited Jay-Z on Thursday during a conversation with Chris Matthews about President Donald Trump’s efforts to obstruct justice, detailed in the Mueller report.
“How many guys have been stopped by police officers for speeding or a bad license plate or a bad taillight, and they go, ‘oh, I’m stopped, they’re going to know I have dope in the car, I’ve got weed in the glove compartment,'” said Matthews. “You don’t know what they’re looking for, but you damn well know what you’ve got in the glove compartment.”
“Donald Trump has a lot of stuff in the glove compartment. He doesn’t want to get stopped,” Matthews continued. It is in the report, actually. They had all kinds of reasons for obstructing justice.”
“First of all, you’re talking about what officers do when they step up to the car. I mean, there’s a famous legal expert who talked about, ‘Well my glove compartment is locked/ so is the trunk and the back/ and I know my rights/so you goin’ need a warrant for that,” Melber replied, as Matthews cracked up. “I’m talking about Sean Carter, but the Mueller part is real.”
“At the end of this obstruction section, he said, at times, Donald Trump was committing acts that were analyzed as evidence of obstruction,” he went on. “Not only because he had criminal intent, but because he wanted to lie to investigators about other matters that were embarrassing or incriminating.”
Trump drops swear word in North Carolina — before whining he has ‘no friends’ as president
In a story about how great he is, President Donald Trump told his North Carolina rally audience on Wednesday that a "business person" he knows always hated him. But he's doing well now anyway because of the president's policies.
"He came up to me and I said, 'How are you doing?' Very warm, you know. 'Hey, how are you doing. Let’s get out of here,'" Trump recalled.
"And he said, 'I’m doing good, you are doing good.' I said, 'Yeah.' I said, 'You know, you don’t like me and I don’t like you, I never have liked you, and you have never liked me. But you are going to support me because you are a rich guy, and if you don’t support me, you are going to be so Goddamn poor, you are not going to believe it.'"
‘It’s so un-American’: Internet scorches Trump supporters for racist chants of ‘Send her back!’
The ignoble highlight of President Donald Trump's rally in Greenville, North Carolina on Wednesday was when his fans doubled down on his racist attacks on four Democratic congresswomen of color and targeted Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), chanting "Send her back! Send her back!"
Political commentators of all stripes were gobsmacked by the crowd's naked racism — and buried them in condemnation:
The crowd at Trump’s rally chanting “send her back” after the President viciously and dishonestly attacked Ilhan Omar is one of the most chilling and horrifying things I’ve ever seen in politics.
Jeffrey Epstein wasn’t even a competent investor: report
There can be no doubt that high-powered hedge fund manager Jeffrey Epstein would rather the public know him for his prominence and success as an investor than for the allegations of child sex trafficking, for which he has now been indicted and faces life in prison. And there has for years been mystique surrounding Epstein's business — his wealth fund is so exclusive that it reportedly requires a billion dollars up front from clients.
But according to the Dow Jones' periodical Barron's, Epstein may not even be good at that.