On Thursday, veteran White House reporter April Ryan railed against White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report revealed that Sanders knowingly lied to the American people to protect President Donald Trump.
“In the Mueller report, she admitted she lied from that podium to the American people,” CNN host Erin Burnett said.
“Not only does she not have credibility, but she also lied. The American people can’t trust her. They can’t trust what’s said from the president’s mouthpiece. Therefore, she should be let go. She should be fired, end of the story,” Ryan said. “It’s fire me Thursday or fire me Good Friday. She needs to go. ”
“That won’t happen, though, right?” Burnett asked.
“You never know. The president doesn’t want the take the fall, so he may make her take the fall,” Ryan said.
She then explained how Sanders is playing a “dangerous” game.
“Sarah plays a dangerous game in that room, and so has Sean [Spicer.] The game is dangerous because she is lying to the American public. She says the press is fake when she is faking reports from the people’s house. She’s calling us fake. We’ve had colleagues who have moved from their houses because of threats. I have to have security because of being called fake and all sorts of things from that White House. It’s time for her to go,” Ryan said.
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Trump has committed 6 impeachable offenses: Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe says ‘the evidence is all there’
Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe broke down the six impeachable offenses President Donald Trump has committed during a Thursday appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.
Tribe has argued 36 cases before the United States Supreme Court and taught at Harvard Law for 50 years. He co-authored the 2018 book To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment with Joshua Matz.
"Everyone was in the loop, it was no secret. That was the testimony from Ambassador Gordon Sondland yesterday as he implicated the president, Secretary of State, White House chief of staff, and former National Security Advisor John Bolton and other administration officials in the plot to bribe the president of Ukraine to publicly launch an investigation into Joe Biden in exchange for U.S. military aid to Ukraine that was authorized by Congress and that the president was withholding," O'Donnell reported.
Rachel Maddow breaks down how public opinion is catching up with the facts of Trump’s impeachment
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Thursday broke down how the details from the televised impeachment hearings are being reported in local newspapers.
The host read the headlines from multiple newspapers following the damning testimony by Ambassador Gordon Sondland.
The Los Angels Times headlined, "Sonland implicates president." "Envoy says Trump directed effort," was The Wall Street Journal headline.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch headlined, "'Everyone was in the loop. It was no secret': Defiant Sondland says he followed Trump's orders."
"Trump directed pressure on Ukraine, ambassador says," headlined The Kansas City Star.
Shep Smith blasts autocrats in first public remarks since leaving Fox News — and donates $500,000 to protect journalists
On Thursday, for the first time since exiting Fox News, reporter Shepard Smith gave public comments at the International Press Freedom Awards — and used the occasion to blast autocratic leaders who use their power to suppress journalism.
"Intimidation and vilification of the press is now a global phenomenon. We don’t have to look far for evidence of that,” said Smith. "Our belief a decade ago that the online revolution would liberate us now seems a bit premature, doesn’t it? Autocrats have learned how to use those same online tools to shore up their power. They flood the world of information with garbage and lies, masquerading as news. There’s a phrase for that."