On Thursday, legal analyst Jeffery Toobin ripped President Donald Trump for lying about his relationship with Julian Assange.
Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks was arrested this morning at Ecuador’s embassy in London after they withdrew his asylum after nearly seven years.
In response to Assange’s arrest, Trump falsely said that he knew nothing about Wikileaks.
“I know nothing about Wikileaks. It’s not my thing,” Trump told reports.
“Does it hurt his Justice Department’s ability to push forward on prosecuting Assange when the Commander in Chief is so complimentary to Assange?” CNN host Brianna Keilar asked.
“I think the president knows his supporters will let him get away with talking out of both sides,” Washington Post reporter David Swerdlick said. “He does it all the time. Mexico will pay for the wall. I never said Mexico would pay for the wall. I was for Iraq before I was against Iraq.”
“There are tells with Trump. Sometimes the more emphatic he is the more he is lying,” Toobin said. “Like the idea that ‘it’s not my deal’, I mean, could it have been more his deal? Also when he says ‘believe me,’ which he says often, is often followed with a lie.”
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WATCH: Trump whines to Turkish president he only takes questions from ‘friendly reporters’
In a press conference Wednesday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, President Donald Trump openly reminded that he only takes questions from people on his side.
"Would you like to pick somebody?" Trump asked Erdo?an after taking a question from the far-right OANN. "A friendly person from Turkey, please. Friendly. Only friendly reporters. There aren’t too many of them around."
Trump has increasingly refused to take questions from reporters who ask him actual questions that he both knows the answer to and will make him look good.
The White House hasn't hosted a "daily press briefing" for 247 days and not at all under the new press secretary, Stephanie Grisham. She has, however, had time to appear on Fox News multiple times to speak for the White House.
Fox legal analyst: Today was a good day for anyone who wants to shorten the Trump presidency
As the first public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry against President Trump wrapped up this Wednesday, former assistant US attorney and Fox News contributor Andrew McCarthy said that he originally expected Republicans' "best pitch" to be that the Democrats' impeachment inquiry hasn't demonstrated anything impeachable.
"Instead what they've tried to do is go at this by saying, 'Nothing bad happened, it was perfect,'" McCarthy said, adding that the latter tactic will open them up to an "itemization of a number of irregularities that happened and a lot of very admirable and articulate government witnesses getting on the witness stand to say, 'This shouldn't have happened, that shouldn't have happened, this is a departure from American interests, a departure from American norms.'"
George Conway blows apart Republicans’ ‘illogical and incoherent’ defense’ of Trump
Republican Washington lawyer George Conway found the GOP's attempts to defend President Donald Trump to be "illogical and incoherent."
The spouse of Kellyanne Conway, senior counselor to the president, explained that the witnesses were clearly non-partisan professionals only willing to talk about the facts.
"And the facts are quite damning. And the defenses that were put up by the Republicans were fundamentally illogical and incoherent," Conway told MSNBC. "I mean, one defense was, 'Hey, they actually got the money. The Ukrainians got the money and Zelensky didn’t make a statement. But the fact of the matter is, it was the ask that was illegal."