A Fox News host apparently blurted out what many people already believe to be true: Russia’s attacks on the 2016 presidential election were so effective they were able to effectively install Donald Trump as president, according to video posted by Media Matters for America’s Lis Power.
On Fox News’ “Outnumbered” Wednesday, Melissa Francis told her co-hosts that Democrats “care about Russia now because it cost them an election,”
Fox host accidentally admits that Russian interference cost Democrats the election. (I really hope Trump was watching.)
FRANCIS: Democrats “care about Russia now because it cost them an election.” pic.twitter.com/lfm6nVBdf1
— Lis Power (@LisPower1) April 24, 2019
‘You can hear Republican talking points disintegrating’ during Vindman testimony: CNN’s Toobin
The testimonies of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and State Department official Jennifer Williams on Tuesday offered damaging accounts of their concerns about President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin came away impressed by the two officials' testimony, and he said they made a significant dent into the Republican Party's strategy to defend Trump.
"There was a sound you can hear during a lot of the testimony today, which was Republican talking points disintegrating, like crystals falling apart," he said.
‘I’m an American’: Lt Col Vindman laughs off GOP counsel’s attempts to question his loyalty
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman laughed off questions about an offer by a Ukrainian official to serve as that country's defense minister.
The Soviet-born Vindman, who emigrated to the U.S. as a child and later served in the Iraq War, agreed that a Ukrainian official had offered him the government position three times during an official visit for the inauguration of the country's new president, Volodymyr Zelensky.
"I don't know (why the position was offered), but every single time I dismissed it," Vindman said. "Upon returning I notified my chain of command and the appropriate counter-intelligence folks about the offer."
‘Ranking member, it’s Lt Col’: Vindman corrects Devin Nunes in testy exchange over House Intelligence Committee rules
The third day of public hearings in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump started with testimony from two more witnesses: Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman (National Security Council director for European affairs) and Jennifer Williams (foreign policy adviser for Vice President Mike Pence). After House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and Democratic Party attorney Daniel Goldman questioned Vindman and Williams extensively on Tuesday morning, Republican Rep. Devin Nunes (a member of the House Intelligence Committee) had a chance to ask them some questions. And things got testy right away.