Former federal prosecutor Cynthia Alksne told MSNBC on Friday that the clear language of the Mueller report shows that, were it not for Department of Justice rules protecting him, President Donald Trump would likely be indicted on multiple counts of obstruction of justice.
“This is basically a prosecutive memo,” Alksne said, characterizing the report. “Repeatedly he uses the term ‘substantial evidence’ to support the claim that Trump tried to get McGahn to fire Mueller, ‘substantial evidence’ that Trump tried to get McGahn to lie about whether or not he tried to fire Mueller, ‘substantial evidence’ about whether or not he tried to get the investigation limited.”
“Whenever you see that substantial evidence language, that’s basically language that said he could indict but for this rule from the Department of Justice,” she went on, adding that it might be time to review that opinion.
“As I look at this in its entirety, what I see is Mueller saying ‘this is what I would have done,'” Alksne said. “He would have been indicted whenever you see that substantial evidence, but for the OLC memo, and tease it up to Congress to do what they think is appropriate to follow what justice needs.”
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Trump told his administration to check if he can stop hurricanes with a nuclear bomb
President Donald Trump's lack of knowledge about science prompted another embarrassing moment when the U.S. president said that we should simply "nuke hurricanes" to solve the problem.
Another hurricane is headed toward Puerto Rico this week. The island is still recovering from being hit twice in 2017. Trump's solution, however, wasn't entirely thought out, however, Axios reported Sunday.
"I got it. I got it. Why don't we nuke them?" Trump said during a hurricane briefing at the White House, sources said. "They start forming off the coast of Africa, as they're moving across the Atlantic, we drop a bomb inside the eye of the hurricane, and it disrupts it. Why can't we do that?"
He’s trying ‘to get under Trump’s skin’: Reporter Olivia Nuzzi outlines Joe Walsh’s impact on 2020
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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.